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Coolpix P520, L820, S9500 | PixelBing

Nikon’s new Point and Shoot Lineup COOLPIX S9500, P520 and L820 cameras with High Zoom capabilities


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With a mix of compact and super-zoom models, NIKON’s range of cameras S9500, P520 and L820 COOLPIX Cameras have made a brilliant and unique place in the photography world.  The range of these 3 Coolpix Cameras were introduced to show up brilliancy in many ways. Cameras are equipped with high power zoom lenses that would allow you to capture extremely beautiful clear images and videos taken from a wide range of distances. COOLPIX P520 camera provides as much as a surprising 42x zoom lens that amazingly imparts excellent performance in terms of clarity. COOLPIX S9500 combines impressive range with an ultra slim, pocket-size package and is equipped with a 22x zoom lens. Both of these have Wi-Fi connectivity feature. Now sharing pictures with your smartphone and even the social networking sites have become easier than ever before. COOLPIX L820 offers 30x zoom and has such an efficient and optimized design that makes it really simple and fun to use. The powerful lens and the user-friendly handling make these cameras worth being used by photography maniacs or even the commoners to capture anything, at any occasion excellently!

Nikon’s new long zoom COOLPIX cameras provide consumers with the chance to capture a diverse range of subjects and scenes, whether near the subject or at a distance”, said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Designed for the frequent traveler, the instant sharer, and the family memory keeper, these new COOLPIX cameras offer trusted Nikon technology, high image quality, Full HD video and a variety of other features that meet photographers’ needs.

 Camera Overviews:

CoolPix P520

Coolpix P520, L820, S9500 | PixelBing

Having a closer look to the super-zoom COOLPIX P520 resembles last year’s P510 to a great extent although it is now compatible with Nikon’s optional WU-1a wireless mobile adaptor for on-the-go uploads. It has a 42x optical zoom NIKKOR glass lens and an 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for an equivalent focal length of 24-1000m. So, if you are a user searching for best performance and versatility, here you get it! Not only this but, it also has a new Vibration Reduction image stabilization function to help smooth and blur-free images and videos ; videos can be captured at Full HD(1080p) resolution along with the facility of stereo sound. The 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD display allows you shoot images at unique angles, also allowing you enhance your creative skills in photography.

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CoolPix L820

Coolpix P520, L820, S9500 | PixelBing

Next in the series comes the very stunning and really cool COOLPIX L820. The compact COOLPIX L820 offers a high-power 30x zoom, a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, and Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help keep shots steady and blur-free. It has super wide-angle lens, covering from wide-angle 22.5mm to super-telephoto 675mm. This provides you have the versatility to capture crisp, vivid images, no matter whether it’s close-up or a distant shot. The camera’s 3-inch monitor, ergonomic design, along with the convenience of AA-size batteries and a dedicated video button make it easy and fun for users to shoot comfortably. Thanks to a simple and intuitive interface, users can easily access a wide range of features, including Easy Auto Mode and Smart Portrait System, which enable them to enhance their photos with options like Red Eye Fix and Face-Priority AF. Other special effects include Glamour Retouch, Filter Effects and Skin Softening for optimal portrait enhancements. The Nikon COOLPIX L820 finds itself fit for you to preserve all your family memories making each one of them really special.

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 CoolPix S950

Coolpix P520, L820, S9500 | PixelBing

Lastly, let’s have a look with the Nikon COOLPIX S950. This slim COOLPIX cam sports a 22x optical zoom (25-550mm) and is the perfect companion for you if you want capturing and sharing high-quality images and HD videos along with the sleek and super stylish package. This is surprisingly small enough to keep close in a shirt pocket or purse.  The S9500 features an 18.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ideal for capturing low-light images with clarity and sharpness. It also sports a legendary NIKKOR lens with Vibration Reduction (VR) to minimize the effects of blur and camera shake. For those who want to capture their journey through video, this camera also offers Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound. Shooting clear images and videos while enjoying a long journey, was never so easy.  Additionally, a bright 3-inch OLED monitor assists users to clearly compose or view their recorded movies or captured images, even when in bright conditions. The COOLPIX S9500 also offers various shooting effects to enhance memories, including an upgraded Glamour Retouch function, Skin Softening and Quick Effects.

To enhance the user’s sharing capabilities when away from family and friends, the S9500 offers a built-in GPS function to provide you the ability to log your travels and share where you have been. In addition, the camera offers built-in Wi-Fi connectivity so images and videos can be shared while on the go by transferring them to a compatible smart device. It also enables users to remotely take photos with the camera from a compatible Smartphone or tablet. Really new advanced and great features indeed!

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Price and Availability:

The COOLPIX P520 is available for a price of $449.95 in Black, Red, and Dark Grey starting from February 2013 in American Markets. In India, it’s about Rs. 24000. The COOLPIX L820 is available at $279.95 in Black and Red in USA (Rs. 13798 in India), while the COOLPIX S9500 is available at price of $349.95 in Black, Silver, and Red in the United States (In India it costs about Rs. 18000).

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Camera Showcase: Canon EOS 100D Reviews, Specifications, Price

Canon has come up with the latest EOS 100D which is said to be world’s smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR till now. The EOS 100D is a fully-featured, responsive DSLR that is really small and, light enough to take everywhere. The camera seems to be especially attractive for the professionals as well as the normal users who desire the best picture quality but at the same time a far less bulky and complex as SLR series.

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The Canon EOS 100D (also called the digital REBEL SL1 in North America) offers 18 megapixels which incorporates phase-detect autofocus technology and has 14 bit digic 5 processor. It offers features like ‘Hybrid CMOS AF II’ system with 80% frame coverage, a 3” Clear View capacitive touchscreen LCD screen, a 63-zone metering sensor, 9 AF points.

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Standard ISO setting of 100-12800 which is also expandable to 25600, allows shooting images that are low in noise but full of atmosphere. It provides the advantage of continuous shooting with 4fps speed which is quite appreciable. The 100D’s video mode offers 1080p Full HD recording at 24/25/30fps and 720p HD capture at either 50 or 60fps, with full manual control over exposure and gain.

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The new 18-55mm lens bears an STM suffix (which stands for Stepping Motor) to denote its improved performance in live view mode, and smoother, quieter focusing during video capture.

It works superbly with less complex buttons on the panel. Also, the touchscreen comes in useful when setting the autofocus point in live view mode and for zooming into photos and assigning star ratings during the viewfinder. The view finder still gives best results, with extremely fast performance from the primary 9-point autofocus sensor and photos captured every 0.5 seconds autofocus point in live view mode, and for zooming into photos and assigning star ratings during playback.

The attention grabbing feature of the camera is its “Simple operation with fantastic results”.

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Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto technology analyses the scene and sets the most appropriate cameras settings automatically. And a built-in Feature Guide teaches how to get the most from the camera as the user’s photography develops. Tracking and shooting fast moving subjects becomes effectively easier at 4 fps and advantage of nine AF points to focus swiftly and accurately, even with off-centre subjects is truly amazing.

The camera provides the facility to Capture Full HD movies. Shooting high-quality video at resolutions up to Full-HD (1080p) has become possible using this small camera. Control of exposure, focusing, sound and more can be taken. Video Snapshot mode is used to capture edited movie sequences in-camera. Hybrid CMOS AF II provides continuous focusing while shooting, ideal for keeping moving subjects sharp.

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Users can express their creative side with using one of the EOS 100D’s Creative filters. Extra Effect Shot captures a filtered and unfiltered shot simultaneously. Features like Grainy Black & White, Toy Camera, Miniature Effect and more can be chosen and also, the effect of each filter can be previewed before shooting.

The EOS 100D offers the facility of choosing various shooting modes. Theme-based Scene modes automatically choose the right camera settings for the subject of shooting. Options like Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Kids, Food and more can be chosen.

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The Canon EOS 100D is available (body-only) for £579.99 / €739.99 / $649.99 or in a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for £709.99 / €909.99 / $799.99. In India, it is available at Rs. 47500/- (Body only) and with 18-55mm kit lens its available at INR 53,995.

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Fujifilm announces X20 Premium Digital Camera which delivers the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its class

FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the new FUJIFILM X20 digital camera that improves on the highly-acclaimed FUJIFILM X10 with an advanced 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and the EXR Processor II to deliver the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its class (up to 0.06 seconds). The X20 also receives a newly-developed, advanced optical viewfinder with a Digital Trans Panel that displays critical imaging information syncing perfectly with the manual zoom lens.

The X20 achieves improvements in reduced noise, as well as higher resolution due to its new X-Trans CMOS II Sensor. By combining the X-Trans filter array and removal of the Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) the X20 delivers 30% better noise reduction compared to the FUJIFILM X10 and 20% higher image resolution over the FUJIFILM X10.

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“The new FUJIFILM X20 blends the award-winning performance of the X-Series with a classic design and easy operation for a truly pleasing photographic experience,” said Go Miyazaki, president and chief operating officer, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “By incorporating a new sensor and new processor with features like phase detection and an Intelligent Hybrid autofocus system, the X20 achieves amazing speed and razor sharp image quality every time.”

The FUJIFILM X20 provides High Precision F2.0-2.8 4x Manual Zoom Lens that that is made up of 11 glass elements in 9 groups, including 3 double-sided aspherical elements and 2 extra-low dispersion elements. The lens also uses FUJINON’s proprietary HT-EBC coating to effectively control flare and ghosting from appearing on images for consistent image clarity.

The X20 has a smooth optical 4x manual zoom lens barrel that allows users to determine precise composition quickly. And in Super Macro mode, users can get as close as 0.39” from a subject, for stunning close-up shots. The X20 also uses a unique image stabilization mechanism that shifts 5 lens elements to compensate for camera shake by up to 4 stops, while also effectively preventing motion blur and reducing vignette effect and loss of image resolution that usually occurs during camera shake. The FUJIFILM X20 uses a 7 diaphragm blade system that enables users to create a beautiful soft ‘bokeh’ effect to make subjects stand out against a soft background.

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The FUJIFILM X 20 cameras uses Advanced X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and EXR Processor II. It features a newly-developed 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a highly randomized and unique color filter array that eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter that produces beautiful, high resolution images with edge to edge clarity. The 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor in the X20 achieves excellent sensitivity and is coupled with the advanced signal processing of the EXR Processor II to reduce noise by more than 30% compared to conventional digital cameras in the category.

The FUJIFILM X20 provides the Fastest Autofocus in Class. It now features built-in phase detection that achieves the world’s fastest auto focus speed in its class as fast as 0.06 seconds, a fast start-up time of only 0.5 seconds, a shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds and a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. It also features an Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that switches between phase and contrast detection, depending on the subject or scene, to achieve the best balance between speed and focus precision. Using its new Focus Peaking function, the X20 highlights high contrast areas of subjects for precise focusing while using manual focus mode, so that users can achieve perfect focus every time.

The FUJIFILM X20 has a bright optical viewfinder that features a newly-developed Digital Trans Panel that clearly displays shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focusing area and other shooting information. The X20’s advanced viewfinder also synchronizes with the 4x manual zoom lens so that users can accurately compose shots using the viewfinder even when the focal length is constantly changing. The Digital Trans Panel automatically switches the color of information in the shooting frame according to the scene and shooting conditions. Normally displayed in black, shooting information is automatically displayed by green LEDs for enhanced visibility in especially dark scenes.

The features like Film Simulation Modes and Artistic Filters add to the brilliancy of this camera. To give users even more creative possibilities, the X20 also features Fujifilm’s proprietary Film Simulation mode which includes ten film simulation options that replicate the results achieved by Fujifilm color reversal films (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA) and professional color negative films (PRO Neg. Std / PRO Neg. Hi), along with three B/W filter effects (Ye filter, R filter and G filter).

The X20 also has Advanced Filter functions for additional artistic functionality, including Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Partial Color, Soft Focus, High Key and Low Key. Users can also choose a separate Multiple Exposure function that combines two separate subjects into one photo, perfect for adding people into photos that they had missed. A new Movie Scene Recognition feature automatically recognizes six types of scenes and optimizes settings for sharp results in a variety of shooting conditions. Additionally, the X20’s Intelligent Hybrid AF feature operates during the X20’s full HD 1080p video up to 60 fps in a high-bit rate for smooth movie capture with reduced noise and sharp clarity.

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The FUJIFILM X20 is manufactured from a strong, yet lightweight, die-cast magnesium alloy, and the upper controls and camera base are superbly designed and add a sense of style and elegance. The mode dial and zoom ring have been ergonomically placed and precision-milled from solid aluminum for outstanding usability.

FUJIFILM X20 is equipped with a Sharp LCD Screen and the brilliant “Q” Menu System. Composing and viewing images on the FUJIFILM X20’s LCD screen is easy and clear due to its high-contrast, 460k dot, 2.8” premium screen that has a wide viewing-angle and an enhanced GUI menu system. The menu system in the X20 receives Fujifilm’s latest Q “Quick” button feature that allows users to quickly call up a wide-range of frequently-used settings, and the programmable Fn (Function) button allows users to assign commonly-used functions at the touch of a button. The X20 also features an Advanced SR Auto mode, which detects not only the main subject but also whether it is moving or stationary to automatically optimize the focus, exposure, ISO and other settings.

FUJIFILM X20 key features:

  • NEW 12 MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • Improved EXR Processor II
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF in 0.06 seconds
  • Fast start-up time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds
  • Advanced Optical Viewfinder with a Digital Trans Panel and information overlay
  • FUJINON F2.0-2.8 lens 4x manual zoom lens
  • 2.8” Premium Clear LCD (460k dots)
  • Pop-up Super Intelligent Flash
  • Super Macro mode to .039”
  •  Focus Peaking function
  • Motion Panorama 360
  • Advanced Filters
  • “Q” button for frequently used menu items
  • Function (Fn) button
  • Multiple Exposure
  • New GUI showing the level of manual zoom, aperture and shutter speed
  • Advanced SR AUTO mode with 64 shooting patterns
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps
  • Manual focus available during video recording
  • Output for Stereo Microphone
  • Film Simulation mode
  • Electronic level
  • Live histogram

FUJIFILM X20 Accessories

  • Leather case LC-X20
  • Lens Hood and Protector Filter LHF-X20
  • TTL Flash – three types of FUJIFILM clip-on flash
  • External stereo microphone MIC-ST1

The FUJIFILM X20 will be available March 2013 at the price of $599.95, and will be available in black and a two-tone silver and black.

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Fujifilm announces new flagship HS50EXR Bridge Camera that has the World’s Fastest In-Class Autofocus Speed

Fujifilm announced new Flagship HS50EXR Bridge camera that delivers the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its class and with its long zoom, powerful features and compact design, gives consumers a compelling alternative to expensive DSLR kits. The new flagship FinePix HS50EXR features a manual zoom lens for high precision zooming over a huge 42x focal length range (24-1000mm) and a new ½” EXR CMOS II sensor with phase detection that achieves the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its class of just 0.05 seconds.

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Fujifilm HS50EXR

“The new HS50EXR bridge camera gives consumers a truly amazing autofocus speed of just 0.05 seconds and a wide range of shooting features in an all-in-one design that is more economical and easier to use than expensive and heavy DSLR kits,” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “With the HS50EXR, users can capture everything from beautiful wide angle landscape shots to sharp telephoto pictures with its powerful 42x zoom and Optical image Stabilization – no shot will be too far away again.”

The camera’s key feature is the Manual newly developed 42x Optical Zoom Lens (24-1000mm) that offers the precision of a manual zoom and stunning optical performance for beautiful high resolution images. The HS50EXR can shoot Super Macrophotography as close as 0.39” all the way through 24mm wide-angle up to 1000mm telephoto, a range that of focal lengths that would require several different lenses on a DSLR camera. To ensure premium image quality, the HS50EXR lens uses aspherical, ED and cemented elements and achieves blur reduction with Optical Image Stabilization, over the entire aperture range of F2.8 to F5.6. The lens features 17 elements in total, 15 of which have FUJINON’s Super EBC coating on both sides to reduce ghosting and flare in challenging low light situations.

New EXR CMOS II Sensor with Phase Detection provides a real High Performance to the camera. The HS50EXR boasts the latest FUJIFILM EXR 16MP ½” EXR CMOS II sensor, as well as the EXR Processor II, which has faster processing speeds compared to the previous generation EXR processor. The HS50EXR now includes built-in phase detection to achieve an incredibly fast autofocus speed of just 0.05 seconds in fastest conditions, along with a new Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that automatically selects between phase detection autofocus or contrast autofocus in low light to ensure the optimal focus system is used for sharp, vibrant images.

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Fujifilm HS50EXR

The new EXR CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II make the HS50EXR a truly powerful camera when it comes to capturing moving objects. In addition to the 0.05 seconds autofocus speed, it also achieves a start-up time of 0.5 seconds, and interval time between shots of just 0.5 seconds. And by using the Continuous Shooting mode, the HS50EXR can shoot in burst mode of 11fps at the full 16MP resolution (up to 5 frames) and seamless 5.5fps shooting at 8MP resolution. Combined, these technologies mean that you will never miss that crucial shot, no matter how fast your subject is moving.

The HS50EXR also uses a new Focus Peaking feature in manual focus mode to help photographers by highlighting high contrast areas of a subject and provides a guide for focusing in situations where it is difficult to tell whether the subject is correctly focused.

The HS50EXR allows to take Full HD Movie 1080p/60fps with continuous phase detection AF and stereo sound . With built in stereo microphone it has become the ideal camera for the budding cinematographer. With the presence of EXR CMOS II sensor, the HS50EXR is capable of full HD movie recording (1080p) at up to 60 frames per second. Connect an external microphone to the dedicated input and you can get amazing sound to rival the image quality. If you want to be more creative you can record lower resolution movies at up to 480 frames per second – and capture some amazing slow motion action. The Phase Detection pixel technology and scene recognition modes also work while recording movies to ensure that your video stays sharply focused on the subject.

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Fujifilm HS50EXR

The HS50EXR features a 920k dot 3.0” Variable Angle LCD Screen, highly detailed electronic viewfinder (EVF) that is perfect for helping users frame a subject, even in bright sunlight. And for challenging low or high shots, the HS50EXR has a useful 3.0” variable-angle 920k dot LCD screen that folds out and flips around for easy viewing and shooting.

The HS50EXR features several Film Simulation Modes. Users can choose from ten different modes which simulate the effects of traditional Fujifilm films, including color reversal film effects (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA), as well as create Multiple Exposures by combining two separate subjects into one photo.


The HS50EXR also features Advanced Filter functions including:

  • Pop Color – emphasizes contrast and color saturation
  • Toy Camera – create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
  • Miniature – adds top and bottom blur for a diorama or miniature effect
  • Dynamic Tone – create a fantasy effect by dynamically-modulated tonal reproduction
  • Partial Color – retain one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white
  • High Key – enhance brightness and reduce contrast to lighten tonal reproduction
  • Low Key – create uniformly dark tones with few areas of emphasized highlights
  • Soft Focus – blur the focus of the image edges to create a softer effect

FinePix HS50EXR Key features:

  • FUJINON 42x optical manual zoom (F/2.8-5.6 24-1000mm) with Optical Image Stabilization, and up to 84x with Intelligent Digital Zoom
  • 16MP ½” EXR-CMOS II sensor with Phase Detection AF and EXR Processor II
  •  Intelligent Hybrid AF : 0.05 seconds; world’s fastest
  • Continuous shooting:11fps at full resolution (max 5 frames), 5.5fps at 8M
  • Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • 108 EXR Auto shooting patterns
  • Full HD movie 1080P/60fps with continuous phase detection AF and stereo sound
  •  3.0” Variable-Angle LCD screen (920K-dot)
  • High Resolution EVF (920K-dot) with eye sensor
  • “Q” button for direct control of settings
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • Focus Peaking function on the LCD screen
  • RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG image capture modes)
  • Advanced Filters
  • External microphone input (microphones sold separately)
  • Hotshoe attachment for the use of external flash
  • Lithium Ion battery with up to 500 shots per charge


Within the FinePix HS-Series, Fujifilm is also introducing the new FinePix HS35EXR. The HS35EXR features a 16MP ½-inch EXR CMOS Sensor and 30X manual zoom to offer tremendous versatility at a great value.


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Fujifilm HS35EXR
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Fujifilm HS35EXR

FinePix HS35EXR Key features list:

  • FUJINON 30x optical manual zoom (F/2.8-5.6 24-720mm), and up to 60x with Intelligent Digital Zoom
  • 16MP ½” EXR CMOS sensor
  • Full HD movie 1080p/30fps with stereo sound
  • 3.0” Tilting LCD screen (460K-dot)
  • High Resolution EVF (920K-dot) with eye sensor
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG image capture modes)
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    Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • Hot shoe attachment for the use of external flash
  • Lithium Ion battery with up to 600 shots per charge


The FinePix HS50EXR and HS35EXR will be available in March 2013 at the price of $549.95 and $399.95 respectively.

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Fujifilm announces new 50x Extreme Long Zoom FinePix SL1000 Bridge Camera at CES 2013

FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the amazing FinePix SL1000 bridge camera that features a 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor, a bright FUJINON 50x zoom lens and a very powerful processor that allows the consumers to capture a wide photographic range.

“The new FinePix SL1000 is ideal for those looking for the widest range and flexibility of a fixed lens camera” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “With its new 50x lens (24-1200mm equivalent) and super macro ability, the SL1000 has you covered from less than 1” to extreme telephoto shots without ever having to move, or change out any lenses like an interchangeable lens system camera.”

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The camera is known for the key features like fast autofocus and high speed response times. The FinePix SL1000 uses a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor with the ability to shoot at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800, so that users can capture high quality images even in low light conditions. The SL1000 also achieves autofocus speeds as fast as 0.2 seconds, a startup time of 0.9 seconds and continuous shooting mode at 10fps at full resolution (max 9 frames)for quick action and a better overall shooting experience.

The headline grabbing feature of the camera is the Extreme Long Zoom along with Powerful Optical Image Stabilization. The FinePix SL1000 uses a newly-developed 50x optical FUJINON zoom lens (24-1200mm) with a fast aperture of F2.9-5.6 and a powerful new Optical Image Stabilization that reduces the effect of blurring at longer zoom lengths. Moreover, the zoom doesn’t stop at 1200mm, instead, with the Intelligent Digital Zoom,  the focal length is effectively doubled to 2400mm or an incredible 100x with absolutely stunning results. The SL1000’s FUJINON lens has 17 elements in 12 groups, and the lens combines aspherical and ED elements for reduced aberration and superior image quality. FUJINON’s unique Super EBC coating technology is employed to reduce ghosting and flare for sharp results in challenging low light shooting situations, and is capable of super macro photography as close as 0.39” for maximum flexibility.

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The FinePix SL 1000 comes up with a bright and easy to use tilting LCD screen. The camera has a highly detailed (920k-dot) electronic viewfinder (EVF) that is perfect for helping frame shots in bright sunshine. With its eye sensor, the SL 1000 is able to switch automatically between the EVF and the 3.0” tilting LCD (920k-dot) screen.

In addition to the standard zoom toggle controls on the top of the camera, a second zoom lever is placed on the side of the lens barrel, allowing you to adjust your zoom range with your left hand while your right index finger rests on the shutter button, ready to take the shot. Choose from three zoom speeds or use “auto return zoom” for long zoom photography. The mode dial makes choosing a shooting mode easy – P, S, A, and M modes can be selected at the twist of a dial for sophisticated photographic techniques using manual exposure control.

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The FinePix SL1000 also offers Artistic shooting effects. It uses advanced in-camera filters that bring creativity in simple photography. The SL1000 artistic effects include: Pop Color,  Toy Camera,  Miniature,  Soft Focus,  Partial Color and  High Key Cross screen that make the pictures surprisingly creative.

FinePix SL1000 Key features:

  • 50x optical zoom (F2.9-6.5,24-1200mm) with Optical Image Stabilization (Lens shift), Intelligent Digital Zoom effectively doubles the focal length to 100x (2400mm)
  • 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor
  • Autofocus speed of 0.2seconds in fastest conditions
  • Continuous shooting up to 10fps at full resolution (max 9 frames)
  • Start-up time of 0.9 seconds
  • Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps
  • Bright 3.0” Tilting LCD screen (920K-dot)
  • Electronic Viewfinder (920K-dot) with eye sensor
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG)
  • Hotshoe attachment for the use of external flash
  • Function (Fn) button which can be assigned to frequently used features
  • Advanced Filters, Instant zoom and Zoom Bracketing
  • Dual Zoom Control
  • Lithium Ion battery with 350 shots per charge

 The FinePix SL1000 will be available by March 2013 at the price of $399.95.

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Fujifilm’s new Long Zoom S-Series all-in-one Bridge Cameras

FUJIFILM North  America  Corporation  came  up with its latest S-Series all-in-one bridge cameras at CES 2013 which are  highly-regarded  for  their precised FUJINON lenses. These are also known for their  simple and  compact  designs. The new  cameras  also feature  improved  CMOS sensors, advanced  processing  power and  amazing optics to give consumers  a  great  selection of long zoom, all these with an easy handling.

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The  new  S-Series  collection features  two  models – the  S8200 and S8300 that each boast  fast apertures of  F2.9 to F6.5, an amazing Optical Image Stabilization system for excellent blur reduction, and genuine  FUJINON  long  zoom lenses with 40x optical (S8200) and 42x optical (S8300) zoom options.

“The new FinePix S-Series long zoom bridge cameras have an all-in-one compact design and deliver extraordinary performance and high resolution image quality that all photography enthusiasts and step-up consumers can appreciate” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “These cameras strike the perfect balance between advanced performance, ease of use and the ability to capture remarkable images at amazing distances – perfect for every family event.”

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S8200 Top View

The key feature is the powerful Optical Zoom and Potent Optical Image Stabilization.
The FinePix S-Series offers the following wide range of focal lengths for maximum versatility: FinePix S8200 offers 40x zoom (24-960mm) and FinePix S8300 provides 42x zoom (24-1,008mm). The FinePix S-Series use the superb FUJINON lens that consist of 17 elements in 12 groups and combine aspherical and ED elements that help to reduce aberrations. These helps in promoting a superior level of image quality. Each of these new bridge cameras are also capable of aSuper Macro mode for users to get as close as 0.39” from a subject for great close-up shots.

Other attraction grabbing features are the Fast Autofocus and Quick Response Time taken by the camera. The S-Series cameras each have an impressive 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor that captures excellent quality, low noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. With autofocus  speeds  and a continuous shooting speed of 10fps (max 10 frames at full resolution), users  can feel  confident  about  capturing a fast-action shot.  Along with this, the S-series  with their ultra-high-speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) up to 120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480), allows users capture the action in slow-motion for advanced photography.

The S-series camera allows to shoot Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with Stereo Sound. The FinePix S-Series provides a  movie button to start recording instantly. The high resolution, 1080i movie capture at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fpsis superb when played back on HDTV screens. It is amazing that the users can even take still photos during video recording. The FinePix S-Series also adds a number  of  in-camera  movie  editing  features  including  “movie  trimming” and “movie  join.”

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Other  feature that makes S-series worth buying is the use of varios Artistic shooting effects offered  by the cameras. The Fine Pix S-Series uses advanced in-camera filters  that  bring creative photography to life. The S-Series artistic effects include: Pop color effect  to emphasize contrast and color saturation, toy camera option to create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera, miniature effect that  blurs the top and bottom of the frame for a diorama effect. The partial color option retains  one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white. Cross screenfeature creates starbursts around bright objects and soft focus option creates a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image.

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S8200 Rear

The S-Series cameras have an easy to use Mode Dial for shooting selection, dual zoom control for speed and precision zooming, and a bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot) and electronic view finder (EVF) with 200K-dot resolution for easy viewing and image framing.

FinePix S-Series key features:

  • FUJINON super zoom Lens (24mm wide-angle, fast apertures of F2.9 to F6.5)
  • 1/2.3inch 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor:
    • Autofocus speed of 0.3 second*1 in fastest conditions
    • Continuous shooting; 10fps (max 10frames, full resolution), 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) ,120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480)
    • Start-up time of 1.0 second
    • Shooting interval time of 0.5 second
  • Full HD movie 1080i/60 fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps*3
  • Bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot)
  • Electronic viewfinder (200K-dot)
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • Dual zoom control
  • Advanced Filters
  • Instant zoom and Zoom Bracketing
  • 4×AA alkaline batteries with approximately 300 shot battery life
Canon | CES2013

Canon Launches a series of PowerShot Lineup at the CES 2013

Canon has always been known for great imaging products, whether it is their point and shoot digital cameras or the masses or the sophisticated high end cameras for the classes. Canon has been dominant with series of launches at the CES 2013 too, where it launched many new additions to the Powershot series of canon.

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First in the series is a new and entirely different design, the PowerShot N does steal a glance at its very first look. The camera has lost a lot of buttons and is on the verge of turning into a square cuboid shape rather than a regular conventional rectangular one. We have discussed more on it in a separate post, so you can anytime scroll there for your interest. It is expected to hit the market by April 2013 for a price of  around $299, and will be available in two colour options, white and black.

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Canon PowerShot N


Next in the series is the Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS which houses a DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a 3 inch LCD Screen that comes with an 8x-Optical Zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens, and 16-megapixel sensor. Just like the previous one, this PowerShot also houses the WiFi power. Not only this, the apple and Android users can also download Canon CameraWindow app2 from their respective app stores for a seamless wireless transfer of photos and videos from their camera to their mobile devices.

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PowerShot ELPH 130IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS will begin its sale from the US markets from February 2013 in $199. It will be launched with three different color options, namely red, grey and silver.

Apart from this, there has been an addition of two new cameras in its point and shoot range with Canon PowerShot A2600 and A1400.

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PowerShot ELPH 130IS

Canon PowerShot A2600 sports a 16-megapixel sensor and 5x-Optical Zoom 28mm wide-angle lens. The camera can also capture videos in 720p HD. This camera to is scheduled to be available in February for $149.99. It will come in five colour options – black, silver, red, blue and pink.

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PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400 comes with an optical viewfinder, 16-megapixel sensor with a DIGIC 4 Processor. It also has a 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom and is equipped to capture HD Video. The PowerShot A1400 point and shoot digital camera is powered by two AA batteries and will retail for $109.99 starting February.
“Our new PowerShot models have advanced features that give photographers an enhanced high-quality imaging experience allowing them to fulfill their day-to-day photography needs, express their vision and tell their story with ease, at a great value,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communication Group, Canon U.S.A.

Samsung NX300 lineup

Samsung NX300 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with 2D-3D flipping lens announced at CES 2013

The Korean electronics giant Samsung has probably been a head turning showcaser at the CES. From ultrabooks to ultra HD television sets, and flexible mobile phones and eight core processors, the company has been interestingly dominant at the CES 2013. What we are interested soulfully is the camera lineup, so we take you there to let you know what was the wonder this company came up with in the range of digital cameras in the CES 2013.

In the CES 2013, Samsung has announced the NX300 a new addition to the Samsung’s NX series of mirrorless cameras. The NX300 houses an entirely new 20.3 Megapixel APS-CMOS sensor, and a very wide ISO range ranging from ISO100 to ISO25600 is capable of capturing high quality images in all types of light conditions. Samsung also boasts about a new Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system. The camera is sure to be a blockbuster amidst the action photographers. It has shutter speed as fast as 1/6000sec and is capable of shooting continuous pictures at 8.6fps.

Samsung NX300 lineup
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Samsung has been working to come up with better imaging and one step forward success is the proof of its in-house developed DRIMe IV imaging engine which provides precisely detailed images and greater noise reduction. The camera shoots videos in 1080p full HD, and is WiFi enabled.

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Do not get knocked by the retro styling and buttons, the NX300 consists of a 84mm (3.31”) AMOLED touch screen with 768,000 pixels along with a tilt display which makes it easier to capture images from more angles. It also has a 5-way manual key interface. The camera has an intuitive Smart Mode that allows users to choose from 14 different settings, such as Creative Shot, Landscape, Light Trace or Action Freeze that automatically adjust parameters such as aperture and shutter speed in order to obtain the best shot possible for the desired situation. There is a new feature included, called the i-Depth, which is a part of NX Series’ i-Function system, which enables users to modify camera parameters using the lens itself, adjusting the image without ever having to move off target.

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Now, coming to the biggest news associated with the NX300, Samsung has launched a compatible lens with the camera, though is sold separately, that enables the camera to shoot 3D images as well as 2D images with flip of just a single switch on the lens. Samsung 45mm f1.8 2D / 3D lens as they call it, is the world’s first one-lens 3D system for a consumer camera. For shooting 3D images, the lens works by using two LCD filters to project slightly ‘parallaxed’ images onto the camera’s sensor. It can shoot 3D videos as well as still images. Any 3D TV can efficiently be used for the 3D video playback.

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Impressive, isn’t it? Regarding the verdict of availability of the NX300 camera, Samsung will ensure it hits the market shelves nearby March 2013 for a price bracket nearing $750 and will include a standard zoom lens. The 3-D lens will be sold separately at around $500 and will be available at the same time.