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January 04, 2011

Fuji announces a wave of new cameras, starring the HS20EXR and F550/F500EXR

Not wanting to relinquish their #1 spot for "most cameras by manufacturer" in 2010, Fuji has just announced a large number of new digital cameras!

The headliners of this burst mode are the 30x superzoom HS20, a follow-up to the HS10, and the F550/F500 EXR duo. The good news here is that the F550 has RAW image capture, something that has been missing from Fuji's more compact cameras. These cameras are using a new 16mp 1/2" EXR sensor. As you may recall recalling, the HS10 was a departure from Fuji's own sensors as it was using a "standard" 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor. The F550exr also has a GPS feature that the F500 does not.

We will have a more detailed look at these tomorrow. The number of new Fuji cameras in this burst mode is a total of 21 after the recount! around 20~. We will have a more accurate count tomorrow when we take a closer look at them.


Fuji F550-EXR with RAW
+ 16mp CMOS EXR 1/2" sensor
+ 15x zoom lens (24-360mm eq) with sensor shift stabilization
+ RAW (finally arrives in the F-series)
+ GPS geo-tagging
+ 3-inch (460K) LCD display
+ 1080p video H.264
+ NP-50 LiIon (300 shots)
+ press release
+ opening price of $350 and available for pre-order at Amazon


Fuji F500 EXR
+ similar to F550EXR with these exceptions:
+ no RAW, no GPS, no bracketing
+ different burst modes
+ no histogram display
+ included in above press release


Fuji HS20 - the HS10 replacement/follow-up
+ 16mp CMOS EXR 1/2" sensor
+ 30x optical zoom (24-720mm eq) with sensor-shift stabilization
+ RAW
+ 3-inch (460K) LCD display
+ 1080p video H.264
+ four AA batteries (400 shots w/NiMH, 700 w/Lithium)
+ press release
+ opening price of $500 and available for pre-orders: pre-order at Amazon


Fuji S4000, S3400, S3300 and S3200 superzooms (24x-30x)
+ all starts at 24mm equivalent
+ cascading zoom ratios, 30x, 28x, 26x and 24x (this is craaazy!)
+ 14mp 1/2.3" CCD sensors with stabilization
+ 3" LCD and EVF (200k)
+ 720p video
+ manual controls
+ four AA batteries
+ US press release and UK press release


Fuji S2950HD, an 18x superzoom
+ a more "modest" 18x zoom (28-504mm eq), but not a compact-travel-zoom
+ 14mp 1/2.3" CCD sensors with stabilization
+ 3" LCD and EVF (200k)
+ 720p video
+ manual controls
+ four AA batteries
+ press release and also


Fuji T300 and T200 blade-zooms
+ 10x optical zoom (28-280mm eq) w/sensor shift stabilization
+ 14mp 1/2.3" CCD
+ 3-inch LCD (T300), 2.7" LCD (T200)
+ press releases: T300 and T200


Fuji XP30 - waterproof with GPS
+ 14mp 1/2.3" CCD sensor
+ GPS functionality
+ folded optics 5x (28-140mm) lens w/sensor-shift stabilization
+ shockproof, waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof
+ 2.7" 230K LCD
+ choice of five body colors
+ press release


Fuji Z90
+ 14mp 1/2.3" CCD
+ folded optics, sliding lens cover
+ 5x optical zoom (28-140mm eq)
+ 3-inch LCD (230K dots)
+ 720p video
+ available in multiple body colors
+ press release


Fuji JX300, JX350 and JX400 along with JV200 and JV250
+ JX-series: 5x optical zoom (28-140mm eq)
+ JV-series: 3x optical zoom (36-108mm eq)
+ either 16mp or 14mp sensor 1/2.3" CCD
+ compact body
+ 720p video
+ LiIon battery
+ press releases: USA, UK, Europe


Fuji AV200, AV250, AX300, AX350
+ AX-series: 5x optical zoom (33-165mm eq)
+ AV-series: 3x optical zoom (32-96mm eq)
+ no stabilization
+ either 14mp or 16mp 1/2.3" CCD
+ 720p video
+ AA batteries
+ press releases: Europe, UK, USA


European announcement
+ Focus Numerique


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