Haven’t anyone told these people about the CES? Well, anyway, it seems that companies aren’t waiting for the biggest consumer electronics exhibition to announce their new products. Fujifilm has joined that list of companies by announcing not four, five or ten but twenty eight cameras, all at once.
First is the X-S1, which seemed to have some confusion regarding whether it wanted to be a DSLR or a point and shoot when it was growing up so it decided to become both. The X-S1 has a very DSLR-like body and with all those buttons and dials would confuse most people into thinking it is one. But unlike DSLRs, the lens is fixed.
The lens in question is a 24-624mm, 26x zoom lens with f/2.8-5.6 variable aperture. Behind that lens sits a 2/3-inch, 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor. On the back is a 1.4 megapixel, 0.47-inch EVF and a 3-inch 460k dot tilting LCD.
Other features include 7fps burst mode, 1080p30 video recording, RAW image capture, ISO 3200 with the option of going up to ISO 12,800 for low-resolution images and full manual settings mode. The X-S1 will be available in late-January for $799.95.
After this we have thirteen more superzoom cameras. The FinePix HS30EXR and HS25EXR are the more DSLR-like of the bunch. Both have a wide-angle, 24-270mm, 30x zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor, 1080p30 video recording, 3-inch, 460k dot display, super-fast 0.16 seconds auto-focus speed, high-speed 11fps shooting mode and full manual controls. The difference between the two is that the HS30EXR has a larger .26-inch viewfinder with a higher resolution at 920k dots whereas the HS25EXR has a .20-inch, 200k dot viewfinder. Also, The HS25EXR lacks customizable function key, electronic level and RAW shooting mode.
Both the cameras will be available in March for $499.95 and $399.95 respectively.
Next are the FinePix SL300, SL280, SL260 and SL240. They all have 1/2.3-inch 14 mega-pixel CCD sensor, 3-inch LCD screen with 460k dots, TTL Hot shoe flash, additional zoom lever (side lever), ISO 100 – 6400 and 720p30 video recording. The difference between them is that they have 30x, 28x, 26x and 24x zoom respectively.
After those come the FinePix F770EXR, F750EXR and the F660EXR. These come with 20x optical zoom covering 25 – 500 mm (15x on the F660EXR), 16 mega-pixel EXR CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch LCD with 460k dots, 1080p30 video, ISO 100 – 12800, RAW file capture (FinePix F770EXR only), high sensitivity GPS (FinePix F770EXR only), film simulation modes, macro focusing down to 5 cm, optical image stabilization and Motion Panorama 360 mode.
After those we have the FinePix S4500, S4400, S4300 and S4200. They come with a 1/2.3-inch 14 mega-pixel CCD sensor, 24 mm wide-angle-super-zoom lens, 200,000 dots EVF, 3-inch 230k dots LCD, 720p30 video and 2cm Super Macro mode. The difference between them is that they have 30x, 28x, 26x and 24x zoom respectively.
The next bunch of cameras seem almost identical to the previous bunch but Fujifilm decided to go ahead and make them anyway. What we have here are the FinePix SL300, SL280, SL260 and SL240 cameras that come with 1/2.3-inch 14 mega-pixel CCD sensor, 3-inch LCD screen with 460k dots, TTL Hot shoe flash, additional zoom lever (side lever), ISO 100 – 6400 and 720p30 video. The difference being again that they have 30x, 28x, 26x and 24x zoom respectively.
We now come to the smaller, more compact cameras. First are the rugged XP series cameras, the FinePix XP150, FinePix XP100 and XP50. The come with a 14.4 mega-pixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom (28 – 140 mm equivalent to a 35 mm camera) with water repellent coating, waterproof to 10 m (5m on XP50), shockproof to height of 2m (1.5m on XP50), freezeproof to −10°C, dust / sandproof, high sensitivity GPS with electronic compass and tracking (only on XP150), 2.7-inch LCD with Anti Reflection Coating and 1080p30 video.
After this we have the slim and stylish FinePix Z1000EXR and Z110. The former comes with a 16 mega-pixel EXR CMOS sensor, 5x Fujinon optical zoom, Wireless Image Transfer, 3.5-inch 460k dots wide touchscreen LCD, 1080p30 video, mini HDMI port and 9 cm minimum focusing distance. The Z110 comes with 14.1 mega-pixel CCD sensor, 5x optical Fujinon zoom lens, Face Retouch functions, 2.7-inch LCD ISO 100 – 3200, Motion Panorama mode, Digital Image Stabilization and 720p30 video recording.
Next are the FinePix T350 and FinePix T400 that have 14 (T350) or 16 mega-pixel CCD Sensor, Fujinon 10x optical zoom, CCD Shift image stabilization, ISO 100-3200, 3.0-inch display, Motion Panorama Mode and 720p30 video recording.
After that we have the FinePix JX700, JX580, JX550, JX520 and JX500 that come with 16 (JX700, JX580, JX550) or 14 mega-pixel CCD sensor, 5x optical Fujinon lens, 720p30 video recording, 3.0-inch (JX580, JX520) or 2.7-inch, 230k dot display and a dedicated video recording button.
Lastly we have the FinePix JZ100 and FinePix JZ250. Key features include 14 (JZ100) or 16 megapixel sensor, 8x optical zoom, ISO 100 – 3200, SR Auto Mode, Face Detection, 2.7 (JZ100) or 3.0-inch, 230k dots LCD and Optical Image Stabilization.
All of these cameras will be on display at the CES for you to check out.