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Old 01-05-2012, 06:00 PM
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Default Fujifilm Announces Nineteen Cameras For CES 2012

<p><img height="445" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1325779184.usr15670.jpg" width="441" /></p><p>Are you paying attention? Because I'm not. Today Fujifilm announced nineteen (19) cameras. (well, eighteen plus bringing an existing one to the USA). Count that. Nineteen. Is anyone hearing anything over the noise?</p><p>I'll start off with the highlight, and that is the <strong>X-S1</strong>, which is a high-end bridge camera. Fujifilm's really taken to the X moniker lately. The camera features an optically stabilised 26x 24-624mm equivalent f/2.8-5.6 lens (which is pretty fast), a 2/3" 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor (which I hope will not have the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/1773207@N23/discuss/72157628211158211/" target="_blank">X10's issues</a>), HVGA 3" LCD with a SVGA resolution EVF (1.44m dots), fast frame rate at 7 FPS at the full 12 megapixel resolution, and 1080p video at 30 FPS. Ships in late January for US$800(!).&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/05/fujifilm-x-s1-camera-launches-in-us/" target="_blank">Fuji X-S1 US Launch - Engadget</a></p><p>For the rest, I'm going to use a bullet-point list to quickly show the specs; else we'll all be here till the end of the day!</p><p><MORE />Next up are another bunch of bridge cameras:</p><ul><li><strong>HS30EXR</strong>&nbsp;- 30x 24-720mm equiv. f/3.1-5.9 lens, 16 megapixel 1/2" CMOS sensor with stabilisation, 3" HVGA LCD, 1080p 30FPS video&nbsp;with option for 320FPS at reduced resolution, a hotshoe for flash and other accessories, RAW file mode, .26" EVF with 920k dots, US$500 in March 2012</li><li><strong>HS25EXR</strong>&nbsp;- 30x 24-720mm equiv. f/3.1-5.9 lens, 16 megapixel 1/2" CMOS sensor with stabilisation, 3" HVGA LCD, 1080p 30FPS video with option for 320FPS at reduced resolution, a hotshoe for flash and other accessories,&nbsp;.22" EVF with 200k dots, US$400 in March 2012</li></ul><p>After that it's three travel-zoom cameras:</p><ul><li><strong>F770EXR </strong>- 20x 25-500mm equiv. f/3.5-5.3 lens, 16 megapixel 1/2" CMOS sensor with stabilisation, 3" HVGA LCD, 1080p video with option for 320FPS at reduced resolution, GPS, RAW file mode, US$380 in March 2012</li><li><strong>F750EXR&nbsp;</strong>- 20x 25-500mm equiv. f/3.5-5.3 lens, 16 megapixel 1/2" CMOS sensor with stabilisation, 3" HVGA LCD, 1080p video with option for 320FPS at reduced resolution, GPS, US$350 in March 2012 </li><li><strong>F660EXR&nbsp;</strong>- 15x 24-360mm equiv. f/3.5-5.3 lens, 16 megapixel 1/2" CMOS sensor with stabilisation, 3" LCD, 1080p video with option for 320FPS at reduced resolution, GPS, US$280 in March 2012 </li></ul><p>Three more cheap super-zooms :</p><ul><li><strong>SL300</strong>&nbsp;- 30x 24-720mm equiv. f/3.1-5.9 lens, 14 megapixel CCD sensor with stabilisation, 3" LCD, 720p video at 30 FPS, a hotshoe for flash and other accessories, Li-ion battery, US$300 in February 2012</li><li><strong><strong>S4500</strong></strong>&nbsp;- 30x 24-720mm equiv. f/3.1-5.9 lens, 14 megapixel CCD sensor with stabilisation, 3" LCD, 720p video at 30 FPS, AA batteries, US$260 in February 2012 </li><li><strong>S4200 </strong>- 24x 24-576mm equiv. f/3.1-5.9 lens, 14 megapixel CCD sensor with stabilisation, 3" LCD, 720p video at 30 FPS, AA batteries, US$220 in February 2012 </li></ul><p><a href="http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/05/fujifilm-updates-f-s-and-hs-lines-of-superzoom-cameras-ahead-of/" target="_blank">Fujifilm's superzooms - Engadget</a></p><p>I am still not done yet! The XP rugged compacts are up next:</p><ul><li><strong>XP150&nbsp;</strong>- 5x 28-140mm equiv. lens, 14 megapixel&nbsp;CCD sensor with stabilisation, 2.7" LCD, 1080p video, waterproof to 33ft (10M), shockproof to 6.5 ft (2M), freezeproof to 14&deg;F (-10&deg;C), dustproof, GPS, US$280 in March 2012</li><li><strong>XP100</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp; 5x 28-140mm equiv. lens, 14 megapixel&nbsp;CCD sensor with stabilisation, 2.7" LCD, 1080p video, waterproof to 33ft (10M), shockproof to 6.5 ft (2M), freezeproof to 14&deg;F (-10&deg;C), dustproof, US$250 in March 2012</li><li><strong>XP50 </strong>-&nbsp;5x 28-140mm equiv. lens, 14 megapixel&nbsp;CCD sensor with stabilisation, 2.7" LCD, 1080p video,&nbsp;waterproof to 16.5ft (5M), shockproof to 5 ft (1.5M), freezeproof to 14&deg;F (-10&deg;C), dustproof, US$200 in March 2012</li></ul><p>Then there is the T-series slim compacts:</p><ul><li><strong>T400</strong>&nbsp;- 10x 28-280mm equiv. f/3.4-5.6 lens, 16 megapixel CCD sensor with stabilisation, 3" LCD, 720p video, US$180 in March 2012</li><li><strong>T350</strong>&nbsp;- 10x 28-280mm equiv. f/3.4-5.6 lens, 14 megapixel CCD sensor with stabilisation, 3" LCD, 720p video, US$160 in March 2012 </li></ul><p>I can hear the "are we there yet?" chant going.</p><ul><li><strong>JZ100</strong>&nbsp;- 8x 25-200mm equiv. f/2.9-5.9 lens, 16 megpixel CCD sensor, 2.7" LCD, 720p video, US$150 in March 2012</li><li><strong>JZ50</strong>&nbsp;- 8x 25-200mm equiv. f/2.9-5.9 lens, 14 megpixel CCD sensor, 2.7" LCD, 720p video, US$130 in March 2012 </li></ul><p>Finally, the cheapies:</p><ul><li><strong>JX580</strong>&nbsp;- 5x 26-130mm equiv. f/3.5-6.3 lens, 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 3" LCD, 720p video, US$120 in March 2012</li><li><strong>JX500 -</strong>&nbsp;5x 26-130mm equiv. f/3.5-6.3 lens, 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 2.7" LCD, 720p video, US$100 in March 2012</li><li><strong>AX550</strong> -&nbsp;5x 26-130mm equiv. f/3.5-6.3 lens, 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 3" LCD, 720p video, AA batteries, US$90 in March 2012</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/05/fujifilm-opens-the-finepix-camera-floodgates-ahead-of-ces/" target="_blank">Fujifilm's Ten Compacts - Engadget</a></p>
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:17 PM
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You're polite Jason. I have a new term for this. PD. Product Diarrhoea.
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