updated 09:25 am EST, Fri December 8, 2006
Fuji Z5fd and S5 US Launch
Fujifilm today confirmed details of the US launch of two higher-profile camers in its range. Introduced at the Photokina expo, the S5 Pro DSLR is now slated to be the company's first camera release of 2007 and will see an official launch in February for $1,999. The pro camera has garnered attention for its use of dual sensors for the main image and highlights, creating an effective 12.3-megapixel image, as well as its high ISO 3200 sensitivity.
Following shortly afterwards will be the point-and-shoot Z5fd, Fujifilm says. Previously confirned only for Japan and the UK, the Z5fd will now make its American debut in March for $229. The 6.3-megapixel camera brings face detection for portraits as well as an adaptive flash and a relatively high ISO 1600 sensitivity to the compact camera form factor.