Ruggedized FinePix XP70, three bridge cameras due in March
Fujifilm has revealed four other cameras in the FinePix range, alongside the FinePix S1 announced earlier. The FinePix XP70 is a ruggedized camera for sports and other activities, the FinePix S9200 and S9400W are similar bridge cameras with a 50x optical zoom, and the FinePix S8600 is a more budget-friendly offering with a 36x optical zoom.
FinePix S1 offers 50x optical zoom, weather protection
Fujifilm has used CES to launch what it is calling the first weather-resistant bridge camera in the world. The FinePix S1 houses a 16.4-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 50x super zoom 24mm F2.8-1200mm F5.6 lens, stretched further by a 2x Intelligent Digital Zoom to 100x magnification, with the company claiming it to also be protected from splashes, rain, and dust.
Compact camera includes high-speed video recording, 8x zoom
Fujifilm has shipped a new compact camera in its FinePix range. The FinePix JZ700 has a 14-megapixel CMOS sensor instead of a CCD sensor used in previous FinePix JZ models, said to help with low-light situations, paired with an 8x optical zoom lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24mm wide-angle to 192mm telephoto.
Ruggedized camera waterproof to 50ft depth
Fujifilm has unveiled a pair of new point-and-shoot cameras. The FinePix XP200 is a ruggedized compact camera aimed at the outdoor enthusiast market, while the FinePix S8400W all-in-one bridge camera offers an improved CMOS sensor and an improved 17-element, 12-group Fujinon lens system.
Fujifilm intros two new F-Series cameras, the F850EXR and F900EXR
Fujifilm has unveiled its new compact cameras for 2013, which include the F850EXR and F900EXR Compact Ultra Zoom. Each of the cameras brings a range of features to the table, with Fujifilm claiming that the F900EXR has the ‘world’s fastest autofocus’ at a mere 0.05 seconds. It achieves its speed by using a Phase Detection AF system that works in conjunction with special pixels that allow it to quickly switch to Contrast Detection AF when required.
FinePix bridge cameras differ only in the way they are powered
Fujifilm has just released the FinePix S4200 and FinePix SL240 bridge cameras that were introduced at CES. They don't have interchangeable lenses but are more functional than run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot cameras. Much is shared between the two models, including 14-megapixel sensors, 24x zoom Fujinon lenses, and 3-inch LCD screens.
Fujifilm XP170 is waterproof, dust, drop and temperature proof
Fuji has taken the wraps off its new waterproof FinePix XP170 with wireless image transfer capabilities. The new point and shoot camera is waterproof to 10 meters, is built to support drops of up to 2 meters and can also operate in temperatures down to -10 degrees Celcius. It can also share photos wirelessly to iOS and Android devices using the free Fujifilm Photo Receiver companion app.
Fujifilm X-S1 gets our full examination
Fujifilm's expansion of its X series cameras has turned almost into a tuning project: it's taking virtually every class of camera the company makes and giving it a better sensor, premium optics, and advanced control. The X-S1 applies that formula to superzoom cameras, bringing new glass and an EXR sensor to a very long 26X lens. In our review of the Fujifilm X-S1, we'll see if it's an ideal match or if it's reaching too far into DSLR territory.
CMOS sensor creates circular distortion
Recently, some Fujifilm owners complained about a bloomin, white disc, or white orb visual artifacts with their
X-S1 and X10 digital cameras. The company on Monday met promises of supplying more details and has acknowledged that the cameras' CMOS sensors, under certain lighting situations, will create the effect. The company has promised to resolve the problem with both firmware and sensor updates.
We test the smallest Fujifilm X series camera
While the Fujifilm X100 is and was a much-loved camera, two catches almost always came up for those who considered leaping in: a tear-inducing price and the lack of zoom. The X10 solves both, albeit with its own changes. Our review of the X10 will see if Fujifilm has hit the sweet spot or if it's making too many compromises.
We try Fujifilm's interchangeable X-Trans camera
Electronista staff had the opportunity to try Fujifilm's X-Pro1 here on the CES show floor and have so far come away impressed. The body of the camera is big -- it feels more like a big vintage rangefinder, which is partly intentional -- but it's still fairly reassuring to hold and has all the buttons fall comfortably to hand. The only gripes on the outside from our short foray were the slightly stiff mode dials on top and that the thumb wheel was almost too easy to spin.
Three rugged FinePix XP-series introduced
Fujifilm has just taken the wraps off its FinePix XP150, XP100, and XP50 rugged cameras. The XP150 has a GPS sensor for geotagging images, and both it and the XP100 are waterproof up to 33 feet and shockproof from drops up to 6.5 feet, along with being dustproof and resistant to temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. The XPS50 has the same dustproof and temperature credentials, but halves the shock and waterproof numbers.
Fujifilm intros T400, T350 Finepix cameras
Fujifilm continued camera introductions on Thursday with two new long-zoom cameras. The FinePix T400 and T350 get a 10X long-zoom lens, a three-inch LCD screen and a hybrid of hardware and software image stabilization. The T400 uses a 16-megapixel sensor, while the T350 gets a 14-megapixel sensor. Both can record videos at 720p and 30FPS.
Fujifilm intros five new point-and-shoot cameras
Fujifilm on Thursday introduced five new entry-level FinePix cameras, including the JZ250 and JZ100, the JX580 and JX500, and the AX550. The two JZ cameras get 8x zoom lenses, 720p movie recording capabilities, and optical image stabilization. The JZ250 alone uses a 16-megapixel sensor and a three-inch LCD, while the JZ100 gets a 14-megapixel sensor and a 2.7-inch LCD.
Fujifilm updates HS25EXR and HS30EXR
Fujifilm has introduced updated versions of its HS-Series of superzoom cameras. Headlining the updates to the FinePix HS25EXR and HS30EXR is a new 30x optical zoom lens. The new lens covers focal lengths from a 24-720mm in a new design that is said to be easier to manually control.
Fujifilm intros photo frame with 720p 3D video
Fujifilm has just introduced its FinePix Real 3D V3 Viewer, which can show off 3D photos without requiring users to wear specialized glasses. The 7.2-inch photo frame uses a lenticular screen to achieve this effect and supports 3D still photos as well as up to 720p 3D movies. Fujifilm points out it's the first device of its kind to get an HDMI input as well.
Fujifilm X10 given early confirmation
Fujifilm set up expectations for the week as one of its Canadian social media experts confirmed that leaks were real. The camera maker would "repair" leaks of the X10 on Thursday. It hasn't so far publicly acknowledged the features of the camera, which will serve as a step down from the X100 we reviewed earlier this year.
Fujifilm X50 specs outed by Promaster catalogue
The rumored Fujifilm X10/X50 camera has been spotted at the Something Awful forums in a print Promaster catalogue, revealing its specs and prices. Called the X50, the camera slots in under the company's X100 compact.
Fujifilm X10 to sit between compacts and X100
Fujifilm's plans to expand its premium cameras beyond the well-known FinePix X100. Sources maintained Monday that a new model, the X10, would sit in between the DSLR-grade X100 and compacts. The Quesabesde details gave it a two-thirds-of-an-inch sensor in between a Canon G12 and Micro Four Thirds, or enough to help quality but not to rival pro cameras.
Fuji debuts FinePix F600EXR and JX370 compacts
Fujifilm has debuted two compact FinePix cameras, the F600EXR and the JX370. The F600EXR sports a 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS censor and comes fitted with a wide-angle 15x zoom lens (24-360mm equivalent). It can capture images in the RAW format and is capable of shooting video in 1080p. It also incorporates a large 3.0-inch LCD viewfinder.
Fujifilm gunning for No. 3 cameramaker spot
Fujifilm has aspirations to surpass Samsung as the number four camera maker by March of 2012 and is gunning to knock number three Nikon down a notch by the same time in 2013, a company executive revealed in an interview with Reuters. Takeshi Higuchi, who heads up Fujifilm's camera division, also said the company may bring back interchangeable lens cameras, a market last visited by the firm in 2004. They wouldn't be full-blown DSLRs, however, such as those offered by Canon and Nikon, but rather mirrorless ones with an electronic viewfinder.
Fujifilm X100 1.1 brings massive upgrades
Fujifilm as promised put out a major firmware update for the FinePix X100 that addresses a slew of complaints for the otherwise well-received camera. The 1.1 update. The pseudo-rangefinder now locks down its drive mode, flash, macro, and white balance settings and will remember these along with more settings, including when the camera is shut off. Autofocusing is better as well with both a preserved frame size when switching viewfinders and an autofocus point that can stay onscreen, parallax-adjusted, while shooting macros or other closeups where the camera might need to move off-center.
Changes fix several user complaints
Fujifilm Canada has released the details of an upcoming firmware fix for the Finepix X100. A total of ten changes were announced via the firm's Twitter feed.
The improvements include a more accessible "wake" option, a more visible reminder in the viewfinder when Eye Sensor mode is active, and setting permanance for ISO, Self-Timer, DR, Flash, and Macro settings when changing exposure mode, review mode or power state.
We review Fujifilm's DSLR-grade X100 compact
As good as it can be, most associate Fujifilm with bargain cameras, where the emphasis is on the features for the price, not the features themselves. The FinePix X100 is a rebellion against that image: with a full-size sensor, an ultra-bright specialized lens, and high-end construction, it's about appealing to pros or serious hobbyists who will pay anything for good image quality. Our review of the X100 will look into whether Fujifilm has shaken up its reputation or if there's still work to be done.
Fujifilm Z900 EXR packs CMOS and new lens
Fujifilm in a rare out-of-cycle introduction put out a new flagship camera for its Z-series designer line. The Z900 EXR has a new CMOS-based, 16-megapixel sensor with EXR that should be much better at capturing shots in low light. As an EXR unit, it can focus on resolution or drop the resolution to either reduce noise or improve the dynamic range for the multi-shot HDR mode.
Some cameras still expected to ship in March
Fujifilm has announced that it is facing shortages of its semi-professional FinePix X100 cameras. The company cites stronger-than-expected demand, though it is said to be ramping up production to compensate. Some cameras are still expected to ship by the end of March, within the original time-frame, but further deliveries may be pushed back to the first week of April.
Fujifilm commits to FinePix X100 launch date
Fujifilm on Tuesday detailed the US launch of its unique FinePix X100. The advanced pseudo-rangefinder will reach the US in March and will cost $1,200 in its current configuration. It will have extras on launch that include a quick-access leather case, a pair of guide 20 and guide 42 TTL flashes, and a bundled adapter ring and lens hood to integrate with other lenses.
Fujifilm X100 up for preorder at $1,199
Fujifilm's retro-styled FinePix X100 digital camera can now be pre-ordered at Adorama. When it will ship exactly hasn't been revealed, but the pseudo-rangefinder should cost $1,199. The 12.3-megapixel camera is styled after those from the 1950s and is meant for professionals who want to capture high-quality macros and landscapes.
Shoot 720p HD 30fps video, mini HDMI included
FujiFilm announced five new FinePix S-Series cameras at CES2011, the FinePix S3200, S3300, S3400, S4000, and S2950. All five cameras have 14-megapixel CCDs, Fujinon electric zoom lenses, 3-inch preview displays, and mini-HDMI ports. They take stills at 1080p HD resolution, and record 720p HD video at 30fps. The differences between the models are the length of the zoom and resolution of the LCD viewscreen. The S4000 is the best of the bunch with 30x optical zoom and a 460K-pixel LCD.
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.
We review Fujifilm's 2nd-generation Real 3D camera
Fujifilm often likes to stake a claim in areas where its rivals haven't gone before, and 3D is no exception; the company is still the only one to have a mainstream 3D camera. The FinePix Real 3D W3 is building on a formula with 720p 3D video and 3D output over HDMI, but are the improvements enough to justify $500 on what's still bleeding edge technology? Our Real 3D W3 review should answer that question.
Fujifilm says X100 is US bound for 1K price
Fujifilm today clarified its launch strategy for the FinePix X100 and confirmed it would reach the US. The rangefinder-like compact should reach the US in March and should have a price near $1,000. Previously, the company had only pledged itself to a launch early next year without a price.
Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 adds 720p 3D video
Fujifilm kicked off its pre-Photokina run with a FinePix Real 3D camera it claims as a world first. The W3 is the fist compact camera to shoot 3D movies at 720p through a new imaging chip that can handle the workload. Also new is a 3D-capable mini HDMI 1.4 output that can show the results as they were originally shot on a supporting 3D TV.
Fujifilm Z series gets new EXR sensor and more
Fujifilm finished its camera intros on Wednesday with two designer Z series cameras and one budget model. At the front, the Z800EXR uses a 12-megapixel version of the second generation EXR sensor and can flip between phase detection and contrast autofocusing to lock on its subject faster than usual regardless of the light conditions. The gyro sensor of the F300EXR also carries over to reduce blur in low-light shots.
Fujifilm HS10 30X camera tested
Ultrazoom, non-DSLR cameras have almost always been exercises in compromise. They can shoot long distances, but the optical quality often takes a dive to reach such extreme lengths, and the control is rarely any better than on a point-and-shoot costing half the price. Fujifilm's FinePix HS10 tries to change that with sensor tricks to improve quality and controls you'd normally expect only on an SLR. We'll learn in our full HS10 review if these amount to real changes or if an entry DSLR is still a better pick.
Fujifilm outs four J-series, two A-series digicams
Fujifo;, continues its announcements of new digital cameras with a further six models, including the HD video-capable FinePix JV100, JX250, JZ300 and JZ500, as well as the ultra compact and HD video-capable AV100 and AX200. All have a 2.7-inch LCD screen, with the JV100 and JZ300 getting a 12-megapixel CCD sensor, while the JX250 and JZ500 have a 14-megapixel sensor. The JV100 has a Fujinon lens with a 3x optical zoom, with the JZ300 and JZ500 sport a 10x wide-angle optical zoom lens. The JX250 has a 5x wide-angle zoom lens.
Fujifilm shows toughened and fashionable compacts
FujiFilm on Tuesday introduced two more point and shoot digital cameras, including the company's first rugged FinePix camera, the XP10, and the chic-styled FinePix Z70. The XP10 is resistant to water, extreme temperatures and dust, while featuring a 12-megapixel CCD sensor and a 2.7-inch LCD. Its lens musters a 5x optical zoom.
Fujifilm HS10, S2550, S1800 join PMA launches
Fujifilm's camera rollouts this morning have been joined by a trio of ultrazooms that promise features unique to the company and to the field. Leading the group, the FinePix HS10 not only has the 30X range of a camera like the just-launched Olympus SP-800UZ but promises much better zoom control. Photographers can twist the lens barrel to zoom like they would an SLR's, and automated zooming is itself faster than most other cameras in the class.
Fujifilm to have 3 new ultrazooms, one compact
Fujifilm is poised to roll out at least four cameras for PMA, a set of leaks have revealed today. Breaking away from simple point-and-shoots, three out of four would be ultrazooms and headlined by the FinePix S2500HF. The camera's resolution isn't provided in the LGD material, but it would tout an 18X (28-504mm equivalent) lens with sensor-shift stabilization, 720p recording and HD video output.
Fujifilm F37 J38 A170 A220
Fujifilm wrapped up its camera introductions with four more economic FinePix models, including an update to its fashion-oriented compacts. The F37 is a typical 10-megapixel, 3X zoom camera but has a very rounded body and the pick of multiple colors, including two-tone black/red and pink/white versions. It carries full scene detection and face detection and records movies in VGA. Deliveries start in August for $150.
Fujifilm S200EXR F70EXR
Fujifilm early today launched two new FinePix cameras based on the more advanced EXR sensor found in the F200EXR. The new S200EXR has the same unique option of halving the 12-megapixel resolution to either reduce noise in low light or improve dynamic range, but is targeted at "prosumer" users with a 14.3X, 30.5-436mm lens, the option of shooting in RAW, and new pro shooting modes. The Pro Focus mode replicates the shallow depth of field possible with an SLR and takes a burst of shots at different focuses to put a sharp subject in front of a soft-focus background; Pro Low-light takes four low-noise shots in EXR mode and overlaps them to reduce the noise at ISO 1,600.
Fujifilm outs FinePix Z300
Fujifilm has announced the upcoming release of the FinePix Z300 point-and-shoot digital camera. The 10-megapixel camera most notably features the company's first 3-inch LCD touchscreen; while it has a traditional shutter button, the screen itself can also work as the shutter. Like with rivals, users can focus on a certain face or subject by touching the screen in that area. Only a zoom lever and power button supplement the other controls.
Fujifilm S1500 and More
Fujifilm this morning paved the way for its PMA photo show launches with multiple cameras, headed up by a replacement for its long-lasting S1000. The FinePix S1500 has the same 10-megapixel sensor and 12X, 33-396mm equivalent lens but adds true hardware image stabilization, improves software features such as automatic scene recognition and face detection, and gives full manual control. The camera continues to shoot at up to 1.4 frames per second and ISO 1,600 at full resolution but can step up to 7.5 frames per second and ISO 3,200 by lowering the resolution.
Fujifilm F200EXR and F150
Fujifilm today had its turn at pre-PMA expo launches with three compact cameras, including one it says is the most flexible ever. The FinePix F200EXR's 12-megapixel sensor is adjustable in a special EXR mode that lets users either opt for the full resolution or else step down to 6 megapixels for difficult conditions: it can either switch to a high-sensitivity mode for low light or a wide dynamic range mode to bring out detail in shadows or bright lights. A second drop down, to 3 megapixels, will let the camera shoot as high as ISO 12,800 in extreme conditions where flash isn't an option.
Fujifilm S2000HD Official
Fujifilm this morning confirmed its inadvertent leaks with multiple FinePix camera updates ahead of next month's Photokina camera expo. The 10-megapixel S2000HD ultrazoom slightly improves the earlier S1000fd with a longer 15X zoom, 720p widescreen movie capture as well as 16:9 ratio still shots, and the option of exchanging resolution for speed at either 6.8FPS (at five megapixels) or 13.5FPS (at three megapixels). Unusually for the camera class, the S2000HD will run on AA batteries when it ships in September for US pricing of $300.
Fujifilm Z200fd in US
Fujifilm today revealed its previously Europe-oriented FinePix Z200fd a US launch. The pocket camera effectively replaces the Z100fd with a sharper 10-megapixel sensor but stands out for its unique Couple and Group Timers, which wait until a certain number of faces are visible in a shot before taking the photo. The Couple Timer can also be set to trigger a shot only when the pair is particularly close.