Fujifilm Launches a New Line of FinePix Superzoom Bridge Cameras and One Super Tough FinePix XP70

Kevin Lee Fujifilm FinePix S1 Product Images 1

Fujifilm might have stepped out of the point and shoot game but that does not mean it’s out of new cameras to roll out. Today Fujifilm announced a whopping five new cameras. Each one is interesting in its own right but the FinePix S1 wins top picks for have the longest zoom of the bunch at 50x using optics alone and then 100x with 2x digital enhancements. Numbers wise, the FinePix S1 can zoom between 24mm-1200mm at minimum apertures of f2.8 and f5.6, respectively. Behind its long reach lens, the FinePix S1 boasts a 16.4MP CMOS sensor and built in Wi-Fi all priced for $499.95.

For slightly lighter price tag the S9400W, and it’s W-less or Wi-Fi-less brother, the S9200 will be available for $349.95 and $329.95, respectively. The two bridge cameras have same exact 50x reach as the FinePix S1 albeit with a slightly smaller 16.2MP sensor as well as a tighter minimum aperture between f2.9 and f6.4.

Moving down the zoom range, the FinePix S8600 features a 36x optical zoom for an equivalent 25mm to 900mm focal length. While FinePix S8600 might pack slightly less zoom punch, it makes up for this with a three-step collapsible lens that makes it one of the slimmest superzoom cameras to carry around. The bridge camera also comes rocking a 16MP CCD sensor and a camera body that’s available in black, white, and red. Fujifilm prices the FinePix S8600 at $229.95.

If dropping your camera on the ground or into puddles is a common issue for you, the FinePix XP70 might save you some money and tears. The latest camera in the XP line, the XP70 is ruggedized digital camera that’s waterproof to 33ft, shockproof from 5ft, freezeproof to 14°F. It’s also dustproof for all those shoots in the wilderness and on the beach. Aside from the hard shell, it has a 16MP CMOS sensor that can capture 1080p movies even whilst underwater. The FinePix XP70 is priced at $229.95 and it will be available in blue, orange, and yellow colors.

Lastly the Japanese camera company introduced a mobile printer that photographers can use to instantly create film prints wherever they are using a smartphone or tablet. The INSTAX Share SP-1 Printer creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot and connects to devices through INSTAX Share App on iOS as well as Android. The mini portable printer can develop 2 x 3in photos on the spot and it uses the widely available ISO 800 speed INSTAX mini film to create roughly 100 prints on two CR2 lithium batteries. Fujifilm lists the INSTAX Share SP-1 Printer will be in stores later this April for $199.95.

Fujifilm announced all the FinePix cameras will be available starting in March 2014. Click past the break for more specs on all of the new FinePix cameras.

FinePix S1

  • Dust and weather-resistant bridge camera
  • 16.4MP 1/2.3” CMOS sensor
  • 50x image stabilized optical zoom lens (24-1200mm)
  • Super Macro mode (1cm minimum focusing distance)
  • 5-axial Image stabilization
  • 0.14sec AF speed
  • 10.0fps maximum continuous shooting speed
  • 920K dot EVF
  • Vari-angle LCD screen
  • Time Lapse Interval Shooting function (up to every 10 minutes for 6 hours maximum)
  • Full HD movie capture
  • Wi-Fi connectivity

Kevin Lee Fujifilm FinePix S9400W Product Images 1FinePix S9400W/S9200

  • 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm)
  • 1/2.3” 16.2MP CMOS sensor
  • ISO sensitivity up to 12,800
  • 10fps maximum continuous shooting speed
  • 5-axial Image Stabilization in movie shooting
  • Full HD movie capture
  • 200k dot electronic viewfinder
  • Motion Panorama 360
  • High Dynamic Range capture
  • Wireless connectivity (S9400W only)

Kevin Lee Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Product Images 1FinePix S8600

  • FUJINON 36x optical zoom lens (25-900mm equivalent)
  • 1/2.3” 16MP CCD sensor
  • Sensor Shift Optical Image Stabilization
  • HD movies at 720p/30fps
  • 3” LCD monitor (460k dots)
  • Face Detection (up to 10 faces)
  • Mini HDMI output
  • Available in Black, White, and Red

Kevin Lee Fujifilm FinePix XP70 Product Images 1FinePix XP70

  • Waterproof to 33ft
  • Shockproof from 5ft
  • Freezeproof to 14°F
  • Sand and dustproof
  • 16.4MP 1/2.3” CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle setting
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Action Camera mode
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Full HD movie capture
  • High Dynamic Range capture
  • Motion Panorama 360°
  • Available in Blue, Orange, and Yellow

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer INSTAX Share SP-1 Printer Product Images 1

INSTAX Share SP-1 Printer

  • Easy and quick WiFi printing to smartphones and tablets
  • INSTAX Share App for iOS and Android
  • Easily create copies using the Reprint button
  • Print real time information on pictures, including date and time, location and weather conditions
  • Supports JPEG image files
  • Uses two CR2 lithium batteries (approximately 100 prints per set)
  • Uses ISO 800 INSTAX Mini Instant Film
  • Film size: 2 x 3in
  • Image area: 1.8 x 2.4in


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