Fujifilm has introduced a new bridge camera, called FinePix S8400W, with impressive zoom capabilities and WiFi function.
After the announcement of the FinePix XP200 WiFi ruggedized camera, Fujifilm has announced another camera equipped with wireless functionality. However,they are two different cameras, as the new FinePix S8400W is packing an impressive 44x optical zoom lens.
Fujifilm FinePix S8400W offers a 35mm equivalent of 24-1056mm
The Fujifilm FinePix S8400W falls into the category of bridge cameras. It features a 16.2-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a Fujinon lens, which offers a 35mm equivalent of 24-1056mm focal length. This accounts for a staggering 44x optical zoom, allowing photographers to take advantage of all shooting opportunities.
The camera’s aforementioned lens offers a fast aperture of f/2.9 at minimum focal length and f/6.5 at maximum focal length. The bridge shooter comes packed with optical image stabilization technology, reducing blur and creating sharper photos.
A Super Macro mode is available for users who can get very close to their subject, as the lens is capable of focusing at a distance of just 0.39-inches.
16MP bridge camera with a high-resolution electronic viewfinder
The new FinePix S8400W features a 3-inch 460k-dot LCD screen, a 201k-dot electronic viewfinder, and manual controls for the usual P, S, A, and M modes. Moreover, the camera can record full HD movies at 60 frames per second.
Fujifilm added a 16MP sensor into the FinePix S8400W, which can focus in only 0.3 seconds, while capturing high-quality photos even in low-light conditions. The maximum ISO setting is 12,800 and the company claims that the noise will be barely noticeable at that sensitivity.
In continuous shooting mode, the bridge camera can capture 10 frames per second at maximum resolution. It can do this 10 times in a row.
However, there are two ultra high-speeds modes available as well. Users can take 60fps at 1280 x 960 resolution for 60 successive frames and 120fps at 640 x 480 resolution for 60 consecutive frames, which can be used for compiling slow motion movies.
Integrated WiFi function available for moving images on iPhone and Android devices
The Fujifilm FinePix S8400W also sports built-in WiFi functionality. Just like in the case of the rugged XP200 camera, the FinePix S8400W can be connected to a smartphone or tablet using the free Fujifilm Camera Application and to a computer using the Fujifilm PC Autosave program.
Photographers can transfer their photos to another device in a matter of seconds, in order to share them on social networking websites.
The users do not even have to apply filters on iOS or Android smartphones and tablets, considering the fact that Fujifilm is offering in-camera effects, including Miniature, Partial Color, HDR, Motion Panorama, Cross Screen, and Toy Camera.
Black version to be released on the market this May
The Fujifilm FinePix S8400W release date has been scheduled for May 2013. The camera will become available for a price of $349.95 in a single color: Black.