Point & Shoot Cameras : Fujifilm Adds Five FinePix, Led by Fast F900EXR Premium Compact Ultrazoom Model
F900EXR has built-in Wi-Fi; FinePix 850EXR offers 0.05-sec AF; FinePix S6800 & S4800 boast 30x IS optical zooms; FinePix JX680 uses a Fujinon 5x, 26–130mm optical zoom.February 4, 2013
The F900EXR, which automatically switches between phase-detection AF and contrast-detection AF, depending on the subject and scene, also has an improved wireless image transfer function that allows users to upload high-resolution images and movies to their Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.
“The F900EXR delivers the impressive AF speed that consumers have been demanding, and with speeds as fast as 0.05 second, photography enthusiasts won’t be disappointed,” said David Troy, director, Marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging, Fujifilm North America Corporation. “And after you’ve captured those amazing images, the F900EXR now allows you to share the images quickly and easily with its new Wi-Fi-certified wireless image transfer function.”
The FinePix F900EXR features a 1/2" 16 megapixel EXR-CMOS II sensor built to deliver in low light, a Fujinon 20x wide-angle long-zoom lens (25–500mm) with an intelligent digital zoom function that effectively doubles its zoom, and an 3.0-inch 920K-dot LCD. It also includes a new EXR processor II engineered to more than double the performance of the first-generation EXR processor, enabling a start-up time of 1.1 seconds, an interval between shots of 0.5 sec and a burst rate of 11 frames per sec (fps) for five frames.
To connect the F900EXR to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free Fujifilm Camera application to their iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone or tablet. The app transfers 30 pictures at a time and also lets users download movies. And with its Wi-Fi capability, the F900EXR permits users to back up photos onto their home computer, once they’ve installed the free Fujifilm PC AutoSave software onto their computer and select which folder they want the photos to back up to. Then, once linked to a Wi-Fi router, the F900EXR will back up photos to the home PC.
Other FinePix F900EXR features include: a macro mode that focuses down to 1.9 inches; a new E-fn (extended function) button to assign frequently used options; RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG image capture modes) ; a movie-recording button for starting Full HD video recording at 60 fps with improved phase-detection AF and sound using the built-in stereo microphone; scene recognition for movie recording that automatically adjusts settings for landscapes, close-ups, night landscapes, portraits, backlit portraits and night portraits for hassle-free results; and built-in photographic filters that include pop color, toy camera, miniature, dynamic tone, partial color, high key, low key and soft focus.