Fuji has released five new point-and-shoots today to add to its FinePix lineup that Fuji is boasting to be packing some powerful new features. Some of which include the all too familiar and unoriginal “World’s fastest autofocus speed,” Wi-Fi capabilities, and ultra-long zoom. Depending on how much you’re willing to spend on a point-and-shoot and what you need, Fuji’s FinePix series cameras should fit the bill nicely.
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Beginning with the premium tier F900EXR, this compact shooter packs some impressive features such as the new Intelligent Hybrid AF system that automatically switches between Phase Detection and Contrast Detection to get focus speeds as fast as “0.05 seconds.” Handling all your images is as 1/2″ 16MP EXR-CMOS II sensor and a 25-500mm equivalent 20x zoom lens with Intelligent Digital Zoom which technically doubles the zoom capability.
Something that we’re beginning to see become more prevalent is Wi-Fi capabilities in compact cameras. The F900EXR looks to join that category with its wireless feature which allows you to transfer your images and videos onto your mobile device. Granted, you’ll need to download the free Fuji Camera App available for both iOS and Android devices. Using the app, you will then be able to go from there and upload your selfies and embarrassing duck face photos onto Facebook and Twitter instantly. You can also back up your photos onto your home computer through a router and dedicated free software from Fuji.
Other features include HD 1080p 60fps video capabilities, RAW file shooting, and some neat built-in filters such as Toy Camera, Partial Color, and Soft Focus. The display is 3″ in size and packs a timely 920k dots.
The F900EXR will be available sometime in March and will cost you $399.95. If this seems too high for your budget, Fuji also has the F850EXR, which is similar, but obviously without some of its bigger brother’s features. The F850EXR will run you an easier-to-swallow $299.95. Adorama is accepting preorders now for the F900EXR in black, the F900EXR in blue, and the F850EXR in black here.
Next up we have the S-Series, the S6800 and S4800, which both boast a 24-720mm equivalent 30x optical zoom and a nice-to-have Optical Image Stabilization system. The S6800 rocks a 16MP 1/2.3″ BSI-CMOS sensor while the S4800 features 16MP 1/2.3″ CCD sensor. Finally, while both cameras sport a 3″ display, only the S6800’s LCD resolves 460k pixels, with that of the S4800 resolving an anachronistic 230k dots. Aside from that and the fact that only the S6800 can shoot 1080i/60fps video, much of these two shooters are nearly identical.
Both the S6800 and S4800 will be available come March at $249.95 and $229.95 respectively. Preorders on Adorama for the S6800 in black, in red, or in white are here. The S4800 comes only in black here.
Lastly, the JX680 is a cute and compact camera with a 26-130mm equivalent 5x zoom lens and Digital Image Stabilization. Inside this tiny but might shooter is a 16MP CCD sensor capable of ISO 3200 images and 720p video. Typical of most of these “fun-sized cameras are a plethora of creative filters at your disposal. You even get a neat panorama feature too. The large 3” display sports an untimely 230k dot resolution — probably to keep the camera’s price down.
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