Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix F550 Pocket Zoom with GPS – it features a 16 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor, 15x optical zoom covering 24-360mm (35mm equivalent), 3.0 inch rear LCD with 460,000 pixel, GPS functionality, RAW shooting, Advanced Anti-blur technologies, 1600% wide dynamic range, Full resolution high speed shooting at 8fps, Full HD movie capture (H.264 MOV file format), Advanced 27 scene mode EXR Auto, Film simulation modes, 360° Motion Panorama mode, Photobook Assist function.
“Packed with features and fully loaded with some of the latest technological innovations, the new Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR is the ideal premium compact camera for the discerning point-and-shoot photographer or SLR users who want to travel light, without compromising image quality. Plus, with the ability to shoot in RAW, this camera will appeal to the true enthusiast.
Despite having a body that measures just 22.9mm wide, this clever camera has a 15x optical zoom lens, which extends from a wide-angle setting of 24mm through to 360mm (35mm equivalent). This gives users a huge range of shooting options plus, image quality and sharpness is assured, thanks to the Fujinon lens and new triple core EXR processing engine.
The F550EXR is also one of Fujifilm’s first cameras to feature built-in GPS functionality. The FinePix F500EXR has virtually the same specification to the F550EXR, but does not feature GPS nor the RAW shooting facility, and it also has a reduced frame capture rate.
The F550 EXR is available in a stylish black finish with red highlights while the F500 EXR will be available in a choice of five stylish colours. Launch date: March 2011.”