From the monthly archives: "January 2011"

Casio has announced the new Casio Exilim H30 – 16.1mp, wide-angle 12.5x optical zoom (24-300mm), 3″ LCD display (460k), 720p video (AVI, 24fps), anti-shake CCD sensor – it also features 1000 shot battery life using a lithium ion battery.

“January 5, 2011 ― Casio America, Inc. and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today added even more depth to its popular EXILIM® family of digital cameras with the announcement of the 16.1 megapixel EX-H30. With an impressive 24mm, ultra-wide-angle, 12.5x optical zoom lens as well as the ability to capture up to 1,000 photos on a single battery charge (*in accordance with Camera & Imaging Products Association standards), the new EX‑H30 offers the versatility that today’s travelers are looking for in a compact digital camera.

“Optics and battery performance are two qualities which should be top of mind for any consumer in the market for a camera to take with them while traveling or on vacation, and the new H30 excels in both areas,” said Toshi Iguchi, Senior General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Casio America Inc. “Whether you’re near or far, the H30’s powerful zoom and ultra-wide angle lens will help you capture the image you want, while the camera’s exceptional battery performance will allow you to focus on capturing those memories rather than worrying about running out of power or the need to recharge.”

Fujifilm FinePix AX350
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix AV200, AV250 and AX350 – the AX350 features a 16 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (33 – 165mm), and all cameras feature a 2.7″ screen, Digital Image Stabilization, Single and Tracking Auto Focus with SR Auto, Motion Panorama mode, ISO sensitivity 1600 at full resolution and up to ISO 3200 with 3MP, Full HD photos and 720p HD movie capture (16:9 stills), Scene Recognition Auto (SR AUTO), Face Detection technology with auto red-eye removal, and is AA battery operated (180 / 480 shot battery life with alkaline / ni-mh batteries). The AX350, shown above, has a RRP of £89.99, and is due 1st March 2011.

The Fujifilm FinePix AV250, shown below, has a 16mp sensor, 3x optical zoom lens (32 – 96mm), and a RRP of £79:
Fujifilm FinePix AV250

The Fujifilm FinePix AV200, shown below, has a 14mp sensor, 3x optical zoom lens (32 – 96mm), and is due out shortly:
Fujifilm FinePix AV200

Fujifilm FinePix T200
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix T200 and T300 – the world’s thinnest 10x optical zoom camera, it features a 10x optical zoom lens, 28-280mm (35mm equivalent), 14 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch rear LCD (3.0″ on T300) with 230,000 pixels, CCD Shift type Image Stabilisation, Face recognition and Image Search, ISO 3200 maximum sensitivity, Super slim body, Photobook Assist, Motion panoramic shot capture, Available in 4 colours: Black, Silver, Blue and Red.

“FinePix T200 – Fujifilm has great photography down to a ‘T’ with the world’s thinnest 10x zoom compact camera!* Announcement Date: 05 January 2011 – High quality photography just got a whole lot more accessible thanks to the introduction of the new FinePix T200. The ideal solution for those who want to buy a well specified, easy to use and more importantly, ultra compact, long zoom camera to take on their travels or use to capture family life, but who don’t want a hefty price tag to match. The T200 offers a specification that few other models can match, including some of latest cutting edge technologies plucked from higher-end models in Fujifilm’s range. * Fujifilm research January 2011 (minimum depth: 18.5mm)”

Fujifilm FinePix JX350
Fujifilm has announced the new 16mp Fujifilm FinePix JX350, and 14mp JX300, they both feature a wide angle 5x optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equivalent), metal body, 2.7″ LCD screen, ISO 1600 at full resolution, Tracking Auto Focus, Motion Panorama Mode, NEW Facebook/You Tube easy web upload, Digital Image Stabilisation, Intelligent Flash, Full HD image and 720p HD video capture, and will be available in black, silver, gold, pink, blue and red.

Fujifilm has also announced the new Fujifilm FinePix JV200 (shown below) – features the same specification listed above – but with a standard 3x optical zoom lens (36-108mm), and 14 megapixel sensor. The JV200 is only 20.9mm thick, and will also be available in black, silver, gold, pink, blue and red.

Fujifilm FinePix JV200 Pink

“The three new models have a standard core specification and differ predominantly by their sensor resolution and zoom/lens capabilities, but also by the thickness of the camera body. Starting at the entry level end of the range there is the JV200, which has a 14 megapixel sensor and a Fujinon 3x optical zoom (36-108mm), ranging up to the JX350 with its 16 megapixel sensor, wide-angle (28mm to 140mm) 5x optical zoom lens, and super slim body.

Whichever combination you choose, by matching a high resolution sensor with high-precision Fujinon optics, Fujifilm have ensured that each model will deliver sharp and clear images, which are perfect for enlarging on screen or in print without compromising the image quality. The photos taken on the 16 megapixel cameras will blow up to A3 size without any trouble at all. Perfect for framing and creating your own wall-art, you really can enjoy getting creative.”

Fujifilm FinePix Z90 Pink
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix Z90 – with facebook and youtube uploading – it features a 3.0-inch Touch screen LCD, 14 megapixel sensor, Ultra-slim metal body with vertical sliding lens cover, 5x wide Optical Zoom (28-140mm equivalent), YouTube/Facebook easy web upload, HD photo and video capture (720p), One-touch Movie Mode and Movie Editing feature, Digital Image Stabilisation, Auto Picture Rotation, Tracking Auto Focus, Image search function, and will be available in 6 colours: Black, Silver, Pink, Blue, Purple & Red (shown below):

Fujifilm FinePix Z90 Colours

“Introducing the undeniably stunning FinePix Z90 from Fujifilm, a super-stylish member of the Spring 2011 range of digital cameras. It’s packed full of fun and easy-to-use features, this camera really is not just a pretty face. Housing an innovative 3-inch wide LCD touch screen, a 14 megapixel sensor, a 5x Fujinon optical zoom, 720p HD movie and 1080p image capture, and a YouTube/Facebook easy web upload facility; the FinePix Z90 is the perfect camera for a fashion-conscious audience that is looking for a combination of quality and style.”

Fujifilm FinePix HS20
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix HS20 – an update to the HS10 – it features a new 16 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor, 30x optical zoom covering 24-720mm (35mm equivalent), 3.0 inch tilting rear LCD with 460,000 pixels, 8fps shooting at full resolution, high speed video capture at up to 320 fps (320 x 112 pixels), Advanced Anti-blur technologies (anti-shake sensor), 1600% wide dynamic range, Longer battery life (up to 350 frames with 4 x AA batteries – alkaline), Electronic Horizon level function, RAW shooting (RAW or JPEG or simultaneous RAW+JPEG), Full HD movie capture using H.264 (MOV) format at 1920 x 1080 pixels (30 fps), New 27 mode EXR Auto mode, Colour fringe reduction and improved corner sharpness, Film simulation modes, 360° Motion Panorama mode, and will be available in April.

“FinePix HS20 – the ultimate all-in-one just got even better – As the latest addition to the Fujifilm range of bridge cameras, the HS20EXR represents the perfect picture taking solution, for photographers who want the specification and picture quality of an SLR, without the heavy camera bag and huge dent in their bank balance.”

“With a class-leading feature set that includes the new EXR CMOS sensor, a 30x optical zoom lens, high speed continuous shooting capability, improved user interface, versatile video functions and a 16 megapixel resolution, the HS20EXR sets new standards in bridge camera functionality and performance.”

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 Back

“With a 30x zoom range covering focal lengths from 24-720mm (35mm equivalent), the FinePix HS20EXR really is ready for anything. Boasting high quality Fujinon optics, the mechanical zoom lens is now even easier to operate, thanks to a reduction in the size of the integral flashgun. Zooming through the range can be done quickly and precisely, to ensure perfect framing for every shot. Launch date: April 2011.”

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix S3200 (above) and Fujifilm FinePix S4000 (below), both cameras are the same except the S3200 has a 24x optical zoom lens (24 – 576mm), and lower resolution screen (230k vs 460k in the S4000), while the S4000 features a 30x optical zoom lens (24 – 720mm). Other features are: 14 Megapixel CCD, 24mm wide-angle – super zoom lens, Dual Image Stabilisation (anti-shake CCD sensor), 3.0″ LCD screen (460K dot resolution on the S4000 and 230K dot on the S3200), EVF (200K dot resolution), Full HD stills and 720p HD movie capture (30 fps), HDMI port for easy image display on any HDTV, Up to ISO6400 (at reduced resolution), Manual Controls, Motion Panorama mode, 4 x AA batteries. The Fujifilm FinePix S3200 is available for £186 from Amazon UK. Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Reviews: ePHOTOzine.

“Fujifilm announces today (05/01/2011) that its S-Series long-zoom “bridge camera” range is being extended to include 2 new models. Highly regarded for their ease-of-use and compact nature, and featuring sought after EVFs; the new additions to the bridge camera line-up have tele-photo capabilities of up to a 30x superzoom.”

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

“The NEW S3200 and S4000 cameras both boast high resolution 14 megapixel CCDs, award winning Fujinon optics, 24mm wide-angle lenses, are intuitive and easy to operate and are packed full of useful features and technologies. The main differentiator between the two cameras is their zoom capabilities: 24x on the S3200 and a huge 30x on the S4000.”

Continue reading below to watch a promo video of the Fujifilm FinePix S4000. The Fujifilm FinePix S4000 is available for £217 from Amazon.

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Fujifilm FinePix S2950
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix S2950 ultra zoom – with a wide angle 18x optical zoom lens (28mm – 504mm) – it features a 14 megapixel sensor, 3″ screen, 720p video recording, HDMI out, anti-shake CCD sensor, manual controls and takes 4 AA batteries (offering 500 shots using Ni-Mh batteries). The Fujifilm FinePix S2950 is available for pre-order from Amazon UK.

“Following on from the success of the FinePix S2800HD, the S2950 will be available from Spring 2011. This is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s S-Series long-zoom range of “bridge cameras” which are renowned for their ease-of-use and excellent tele-photo capabilities – all packaged up in a neat compact shell and with the added bonus of an all-important EVF.

With a generous 18x Fujinon optical zoom lens, the S2950 really packs a punch, especially when matched with its 14 megapixel sensor, large 3.0″ LCD screen and 720p HD (30fps) movie capture.”

Fujifilm FinePix XP30
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix XP30 – It’s the “world’s first water, shock, dust and freeze proof model to feature built-in GPS functionality” and features a 14 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5x optical zoom lens 28-140mm (35mm equivalent), 2.7″ screen with toughened glass, GPS, CCD-shift image stabilisation, 720p video, and ISO100 – 3200. The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 is available for pre-order from Amazon UK in Black, Silver, Orange, Blue and Green.

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Colours

“The XP30 is: Waterproof to 5 metres, perfect for underwater photography, for taking pictures in heavy rain or snow, or simply for running it under the tap when it gets dirty. Shockproof up to 1.5 metres, it’ll handle being dropped or knocked around in a rucksack. Dust/Sandproof, you can take it to the beach without having to worry about sand clogging it up. Freezeproof to –10°C, perfect for skiing, snowboarding or any other sub-zero activities

In addition to GPS and its rugged build quality, the camera also features an impressive zoom range, 14 megapixel resolution and a healthy range of picture taking functions. With a FinePix XP30 in their rucksack, outdoor photographers will be able take their pictures to new heights, without the steep price tag. With a riveted front panel and rounded body shape the XP30 features a smart two-tone design in a range of colours. Launch date: End January 2011.”

Fujifilm FinePix F500
Fujifilm has announced the new Fujifilm FinePix F500 Pocket Zoom – 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, 1600% wide dynamic range, Full resolution high speed shooting at 3fps, 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.