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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)
  • 6 Advanced Filters (TOY CAMERA / MINIATURE / POP COLOR / HIGH-KEY / DYNAMIC TONE / PARTIAL COLOR )
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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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S8200
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S8300

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