The Consumer Electronics Show 2014 announcements continue with the introduction of the world’s first weather resistant superzoom bridge camera: Fujifilm FinePix S1.
Fujifilm has been rumored to announce a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. The shooter has been supposed to enter the market by sneaking between the X-E2 and X-Pro1 as the company’s first weathersealed X-mount camera.
Nevertheless, the truth sits somewhere in the middle, as Fuji has indeed launched a new MILC and a weathersealed one. However, they are two distinct shooters. One of them is the all-black X100S, while the other one is the Fujifilm FinePix S1, which has become the first weather resistant superzoom bridge camera in the world.
CES 2014: Fujifilm FinePix S1 becomes world’s first weather resistant superzoom bridge camera
The Fujifilm S1 is an intriguing camera that provides a lot of features for beginner photographers who enjoy traveling. It comes packed with a 16.4-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CMOS image sensor and a 50x zoom lens offering a 35mm equivalent of 24-1200mm. Additionally, the bridge camera sports 2x digital zoom to boost its zooming capabilities up to 100x.
The maximum aperture stands between f/2.8 and f/5.6 depending on focal length. The specs sheet continues with a 3-inch 920K-dot articulated LCD screen, which is great for capturing videos as well as photos from awkward angles.
Either way, if users want to frame their shots like professionals, then they can do it with the help of a o.2-inch electronic viewfinder.
Fuji to release S1 superzoom shooter for a price under $500 this March
Its goodies do not end here as the Fujifilm FinePix S1 features 5-axial image stabilization technology, autofocus speed of 0.14 seconds, continuous shooting mode of up to 10 fps, full HD video recording, and a minimum focusing distance of one centimeter.
This dust and weather resistant bridge shooter also provides a time-lapse photography mode as well as 10 filters to enhance your artistic skills.
Since it could prove to be useful for travel photography, the S1 employs WiFi connectivity. This way, users can transfer their photos and videos to a smartphone or tablet instantly to back-up the files or share them on the web.
Fuji says that the FinePix S1 will be released in March 2014 for a price of $499.95. It can already be pre-ordered on Amazon for the aforementioned price
Rugged Fujifilm FinePix XP70 makes its way onto the consumer market
Fujifilm’s participation at CES 2014 continues with the FinePix XP70, a rugged compact camera with full HD video recording, optical image stabilization, and built-in WiFi.
The XP70 withstands depths of 33 feet, drops from 5 feet, and temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, it is dustproof, thus offering complete protection regardless of environments.
It takes photos using a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 28-140mm zoom lens, while being able to share the photos with a smartphone or tablet via WiFi. It will become available on the market in March and it has been released for pre-order at a price of $229.95.
Fujifilm Finepix S8600 is a bridge camera for entry-level photographers
The list of new products is not complete, yet. It moves forward with the Fujifilm Finepix S8600, a bridge camera that sports a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CCD sensor with integrated optical image stabilization and 720p video recording.
Its specs sheet also includes a 3-inch LCD screen, face detection, 10 filters, miniHDMI port, and a 36x optical zoom lens, providing a 35mm equivalent between 25mm and 900mm.
The price and release date details are identical to those of the the XP70: March 2014 for $229.95. As expected, it can be pre-ordered at Amazon right now.
Fuji also unveils S9400W and S9200 bridge shooters with 50x optical zoom
Last but not least come a pair of bridge cameras: the S9400W and S9200. The two are identical, barring one major feature: WiFi. The former has it, while the other one cannot connect to smartphones or tablets wirelessly.
The specifications include a 16.2-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CMOS sensor, maximum ISO of up to 12,800, 10fps burst mode, and 5-axial image stabilization. The pair benefits from a 50x zoom lens with a focal range of 24-1200mm.
Fujifilm S9400W and S9200 feature a 200K-dot electronic viewfinder, full HD video recording, 360-degree motion panorama, HDR (high dynamic range) support, as well as 10 filters for more creative photography.
The S9400W is coming in March for $349.95 and is available for pre-order at Amazon, while the S9200 will be released on the same date for $329.95. It can be pre-ordered, too, via the same retailer as its Fuji siblings.