updated 07:45 pm EST, Wed January 5, 2011
Fujifilm cams get HD movie recording, burst mode
FujiFilm introduced four new cameras in its FinePix line, the HS20 EXR, HS10, F550 EXR, and F500 EXR. The HS20 EXR uses a new 16-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor for enhanced resolution. The camera comes equipped with a 30x Fujinon 30x optical zoom lens, the equivalent of 24-720mm on a 35mm camera. The HS20 can shoot eight fps in burst mode at full resolution, and 11 fps at 8-megapixel resolution. It also shoots full 1080p HD video.
The rear LCD viewer is a full three inches. The HS20 EXR has automatic image stabilization and anti-blur functions, and adjusts automatically to 27 distinct photo settings. It also supports TTL flash metering.
The HS20 EXR uses both JPEG and RAW photo formats, and H.264 video format. Internal storage is approximately 20MB, and accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards as well.
The HS10 uses the same Fujinon 30x optical zoom lens as the HS20 EXR, and has a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor. The HS10 introduces back side illuminated CMOS sensors for improved low-light photography. The HS10 is capable of 10 fps in burst mode, and recording full 1080p HD video. The HS10 also has an HDMI port.
The F550 EXR and F500 EXR both use the 16-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor, a 15x optical zoom lens, and a 3-inch LCD viewscreen. Both have face recognition features, high-speed autofocus, and a waterproof case. Both models offer RAW format support. The F550 EXR shoots 8 fps in burst mode, while the F500 EXR captures 3 fps. The F550 EXR also has GPS capability, and can tag photos with location information, and anti-blur setting.
The F500 EXR will be available in a choice of five colors. The F550 EXR is only available in black with red highlights.
Fujifilm HS20 EXR
FujiFilm F550 EXR
FujiFilm F500 EXR