Fujifilm has announced a new compact camera in the body of the FinePix JZ700, which comes packed with full HD video recording and improved performance in low-lit environments.
Fujifilm has taken everyone by surprise with the announcement of the FinePix JZ700, a new compact camera which promises great things for a device so small.
FinePix JZ700 14-megapixel compact camera becomes official
The Fujifilm JZ700 features a 24-192mm wide-angle telephoto lens with 8x optical zoom, built-in optical image stabilization technology which reduces shakes and blur, full HD video recording at 1920 x 1080 resolution and 30 frames per second, and a continuous shooting mode of 8fps.
This is the first FinePix camera in the JZ series to feature a CMOS sensor. Fujifilm has been using CCD sensors for a long time, but the 14-megapixel CMOS sensor should provide higher-quality images, even in low-light conditions.
The camera will receive a lot of help from the 24-192mm lens (35mm equivalent), which is also packing a 16x “intelligent digital zoom”.
The burst mode allows photographers to capture 8fps for eight consecutive times at full resolution. Waiting time is said to have been reduced to only 0.9 seconds, but it depends on certain conditions.
Get creative! The limit is your imagination
Beside 1080p video recording, the camera can also capture videos at a lower resolution, but at increased frame rate. Cinematographers can compile creative videos at 200fps, which will consist of that cool slow-motion effect.
Creativity can be boosted using the shooter’s Advanced Filters, that provides effects such as Toy Camera, Miniature, Soft Focus, and Partial Color.
Fujifilm JZ700 employs a 2.7-inch 230K-dot LCD display, which will be enough for the users to determine composition and review their photos or videos after taking them.
The Japanese company says that the buttons’ layout has been redesigned, in order to allow photographers to navigate through the menu and camera settings easier and faster.
Fujifilm JZ700 will be very easy to recharge, when it, finally, becomes available
A USB port and charger will no longer require users to take out the Li-ion battery out of the camera. Fuji says that the battery can be easily recharged by connecting the camera through the USB port.
The Fujifilm JZ700 release date and price details have not been revealed yet, but potential customers should expect it to show up on the market for an amount of a few hundred bucks in five colors.