Fujifilm Unveils Finepix XP200 And S8400W

Fujifilm has announced a new member of its rugged XP series compact digital cameras, the XP200 with built-in Wi-Fi. It has a 1/2.3" 16MP CMOS sensor with shift image stabilization and a 5x optical FUJINON zoom lens (28-140mm - 35mm equivalent). Fuji claims the battery door has been redesigned and features double-sealing for enhanced protection but unfortunately gives no information on how well the battery performs in low temperatures.

Since the XP200 comes with built in Wi-Fi the camera can transfer images wirelessly to smartphones and tablets. Fujifilm has a free app for both iOS and Android which allows users to transfer 30 pictures at a time. Fuji also has software which lets the user use their home router to transfer and auto-save pictures to their home PC, wirelessly of course.

Other highlights include a 3-inch 920k-dot display, 1080i movie recording at 60fps plus 240fps high speed video, a dedicated burst button, a variety of software-based filters, multi-frame High Dynamic Range (HDR) shots and most importantly:

  • Waterproof to 50ft (15M)
  • Shockproof to 6.6ft (2M)
  • Freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C)
  • Dustproof

The FinePix XP200 will be available in May 2013 at the price of $299.95, and will be available in black, yellow, blue, and red.

Fuji also announced the FinePix S8400W long-zoom digital camera. It has a shocking 44x optical (24-1056mm) FUJINON super zoom lens (apertures of F2.9 to F6.5) and will be available May 2013 at the price of $349.95.

Fuji lists the FinePix S8400W's key features as:

  • FUJINON super zoom Lens (24mm wide-angle, fast apertures of F2.9 to F6.5)
  • 1/2.3" 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor
  • Autofocus speed of 0.3 second 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
  • Wireless Image Transfer to smartphones and tablets
  • Full HD movie 1080i/60 fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps
  • Bright 3.0" LCD screen (460K-dot)
  • Electronic viewfinder (201K-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
FUJIFILM FINEPIX XP200 COMBINES EXTREME DURABILITY WITH EASY WIRELESS IMAGE TRANSFER FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS

XP200 sets a new standard for rugged cameras that deliver sharp images in any environment

Valhalla, N.Y., March 22, 2013 - FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the latest addition to the popular rugged XP Series, the FinePix XP200. The new XP200 uses an improved 16MP CMOS sensor for enhanced image quality, a reinforced 5x FUJINON lens, and is Waterproof to 50ft (15M), Shockproof to 6.6ft, Freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) and Dustproof1. The XP200 also has a newly redesigned battery door lock with double seals for enhanced protection so that users are certain to get their most adventurous shots, all with an attractive camera body that is easy to use for the whole family.

"The new XP200 is the ultimate outdoor camera for every extreme athlete and outdoor enthusiast who wants to capture their adventures and share them quickly and easily online," said David Troy, Director of Marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. "By creating a camera that handles serious depths, ice, sand and drops, the XP200 is designed to inspire confidence and deliver clear, sharp images and full HD video wherever you go."

Superior image quality
The FinePix XP200 uses an improved 16MP CMOS sensor with CMOS Shift Image Stabilization to capture images that are sharp and clear, even in challenging low-light conditions. It also incorporates an internal 5x optical FUJINON zoom lens (28-140mm*2) that allows users to get close to the action, even under water. And with its Intelligent Digital Zoom, the XP200 can double its zoom range to 10x while still offering optimum image quality.

Enhanced Wireless Image Transfer Function
The XP200's new wireless feature lets you transfer photos and movies3 from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers and then upload high-quality images to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in seconds.

To connect the XP200 to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated "FUJIFILM Camera Application" to their iPhone / iPad or Android smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the XP200. The app also lets you download movies3, expanding the range of options available for enjoying pictures taken with the camera.

With its Wi-Fi capability, the XP200 also allows users to easily back up photos on their home computer. Users simply install the free "FUJIFILM PC AutoSave" software onto their computer and select which folder they want the photos to back up to, and then by linking a Wi-Fi Router and the XP200, the camera will automatically backup photos to their home computer.

Pictures stored on the XP200 can be viewed and selected for download on large smartphone or tablet screens for a smooth viewing experience. No wireless LAN access point or complicated ID or password entry is required, and once pictures have been downloaded to the smartphone, it is simple to upload them to social networking sites.

High Speed for Real Life
The FinePix XP200 has all the speed users need to capture their fast action including two high speed shooting modes, 10fps4 continuous shooting mode at full resolution (max 9 frames) and an ultra-high speed continuous shooting at up to 60fps4 (max 70 frames in 16:9, S size only). The XP200 even has a dedicated "Burst Mode Button" placed on the top of the camera that lets users utilize this mode instantly without having to fumble through menu options to activate…a camera specifically designed for action.

Full HD Movies Made Easy
The FinePix XP200 allows users to shoot amazing action-packed HD videos delivering full HD 1080i (60fps) movie capture as well as a high speed movie recording at up to 240fps for incredible slow motion playback. The XP200 also features advanced in-camera movie editing including, "movie editing" and "movie join" to seamlessly pull together multiple video clips into a single movie.

Bright Screen, Easy Viewing
The XP200 has bright and vibrant 3.0" 920K-dot LCD monitor which has an anti-reflective coating that makes viewing images and data on the camera easy and crystal clear, even in bright sunlight. The screen features an automatic brightness adjustment feature which can be optimized to monitor brightness to account for ambient lighting, which saves battery power without sacrificing clarity.

Advanced Filters
The XP200 features an Advanced Filter option that lets users enjoy a variety of photographic expressions. The XP200 artistic effects include:
Pop Color - great for boosting contrast and saturation
Toy Camera - adds vignetting for a 70's retro look
Miniature - blurred top and bottom sections for a tilt-and-shift effect
Partial Color - selects one color and takes the rest of the shot in black and white
(choose from red, purple, yellow, green, blue and orange)
Soft Focus - create a soft focus effect evenly throughout the whole image
High Key - increases overall brightness and reduces contrast
Cross Screen - adds starbursts around bright objects

FinePix XP200 key features:
• Waterproof to 50ft/15m1
• Shockproof to 6.6ft/2m1
• Dustproof1
• Freezeproof to 14°F/-10ºC1
• 1/2.3" 16MP CMOS sensor
• 5x optical zoom (10x total using Intelligent Digital zoom)
• CMOS-shift image stabilization
• 3.0" LCD screen with anti-reflective coating
• Wireless Image Transfer to smartphones and tablets
• Full HD movie recording and a dedicated "Movie Recording Button"
• 10fps4 continuous shooting mode at full resolution (max 9 frames) with dedicated "Burst Mode Button"
• High speed multi-frame processing - record two shots or more at different exposures and then combine them to achieve High Dynamic Range (HDR) shots with natural contrast that preserves details in the highlights and shadows.
• Motion Panorama 360 - create a 360º panoramic shot by selecting the mode, pressing the shutter button and spinning around in a circle.
• Individual Shutter 3D - create fun images with a 3D effect by combining two shots taken from slightly different angles.

1 Dust proof: IP6X (Ingress Protection Rating)
Water proof: IPX8 (up to 15m, within 120min.) (Ingress Protection Rating)
Anti-shock: Method; MIL-STD-810F-516.5 Fujifilm standard 2.0m
2 35mm format equivalent
3 FUJIFILM Camera Application for iOS can save movie files up to 1280 x 720
4 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA standards

Pricing and Availability

The FinePix XP200 will be available in May 2013 at the price of $299.95, and will be available in black, yellow, blue and red.

For complete specs, please go to: https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/showcase/index.html

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FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW WIFI ENABLED LONG ZOOM S8400W ALL-IN-ONE BRIDGE CAMERA THAT DELIVERS AMAZING IMAGES AND EASY SHARING

New S8400W combines long zoom, fast autofocus speeds and easy WiFi sharing for photo enthusiasts

Valhalla, N.Y., March 22, 2013 - FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces its newest all-in-one bridge camera, the FinePix S8400W that is WiFi enabled and uses a precision 44x optical long zoom (24-1056mm) FUJINON lens. The new S8400W features an improved CMOS sensor, advanced processing power and amazing optics to give consumers a great combination of photographic versatility in an easy-to-use and compact design.

"The new FinePix S8400W is a long zoom bridge camera with amazing performance and high speed operation giving photo enthusiasts the range and quality that they are looking for," said David Troy, Director of Marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. "And with its built-in WiFi, users can easily connect and upload their favorite images to their smartphone or tablet for quick online sharing."

Powerful Optical Zoom and Potent Optical Image Stabilization
The S8400W boasts a 44x optical zoom lens with fast aperture of F2.9 to F6.5, an amazingOptical Image Stabilization system for excellent blur reduction and is capable of a Super Macro mode for users to get as close as 0.39" from a subject for great close-up shots. This all in one FUJINON lens consists of 17 elements in 12 groups, and combines aspherical and ED elements that help to reduce aberrations and promote a superior level of image quality.


Fast Autofocus and Quick Response Times
The FinePix S8400W has an impressive 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor that captures excellent quality, low noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. With autofocus speeds of 0.3 seconds1, start-up times of 1.0 seconds2, a 0.5 seconds2 interval between shots and a continuous shooting speed of up to 10fps (max 10 frames at full resolution)2, users can feel confident about capturing a fast-action shot. And with its ultra-high-speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) and up to 120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480), the S8400W lets users capture the action in slow-motion for advanced photography.

Enhanced Wireless Image Transfer Function
The FinePix S8400W's new wireless feature lets you transfer photos and movies3 from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers and then upload high-quality images to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in seconds.

To connect the S8400W to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated"FUJIFILM Camera Application" to their iPhone / iPad or Android smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the S8400W. The app also lets you download movies3, expanding the range of options available for enjoying pictures taken with the camera.

With its Wi-Fi capability, the S8400W also allows users to easily back up photos on their home computer. Users simply install the free "FUJIFILM PC AutoSave" software onto their computer and select which folder they want the photos to back up to, and then by linking a Wi-Fi Router and the S8400W, the camera will automatically backup photos to their home computer.

Pictures stored on the S8400W can be viewed and selected for download on large smartphone or tablet screens for a smooth viewing experience. No wireless LAN access point or complicated ID or password entry is required, and once pictures have been downloaded to the smartphone, it is simple to upload them to social networking sites.

Easy to Use
The FinePix S8400W has 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 201K-dot resolution for easy viewing and image framing.

Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with Stereo Sound
The FinePix S8400W makes movie recording as easy as taking pictures using the dedicated movie button to start recording instantly. The high resolution, 1080i movie capture at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps4 is superb when played back on HDTV screens, and users can even take still photos during video recording. The S8400W also adds a number of in-camera movie editing features including "movie trimming" and "movie join."

Artistic shooting effects
The FinePix S8400W uses advanced in-camera filters that bring creative photography to life. The S8400W artistic effects include:
Pop color - emphasizes contrast and color saturation
Toy camera - create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
Miniature effect - blurs the top and bottom of the frame for a diorama effect
Partial color - retain one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white (select from red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple)
Cross screen5 - creates starbursts around bright objects
Soft Focus5 - create a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image

FinePix S8400W key features:
• FUJINON super zoom Lens (24mm wide-angle, fast apertures of F2.9 to F6.5)
• 1/2.3" 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor:
• Autofocus speed of 0.3 second1 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
• Wireless Image Transfer to smartphones and tablets
• Full HD movie 1080i/60 fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps3
• Bright 3.0" LCD screen (460K-dot)
• Electronic viewfinder (201K-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

1 35mm format equivalent
2 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA standards
3 FUJIFILM Camera Application for iOS can save movie files up to 1280 x 720
4 High Speed Movie can be recorded at the following speeds and sizes: 480fps (320 x 120 pixels), 240fps (320 x 240 pixels), 120fps (640 x 480 pixels)
5 Only in post shooting view

Pricing and Availability

The FinePix S8400W will be available May 2013 at the price of $349.95.

For complete specs, please go to:https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/showcase/index.html

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Topics Photography, Point-and-Shoot, Consumer cameras, Fujifilm, Long-zoom
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