New camera trio from Fujifilm
Camera lovers rejoice! Snapper maker extraordinaire Fujifilm has just outed a triple whammy of new models, incorporating one hybrid and two compact digital models. Read on for a closer look at them, one by one...
This compact 12MP model packs a big 15x optical zoom into its diminutive body, giving you a 24mm to 360mm equivalent shooting range. Its new hybrid autofocus system combines two kinds of autofocus tech (contrast and phase detection) to ensure you get a faster lock in any lighting conditions, and the image stabilisation tech, which uses a gyroscope to shift the sensor to counter shaky hands – this works with both stills and 720p movies. There’s also a sweep panorama function, letting you take horizontal or vertical panoramic shots simply by moving the F300EXR in an arc, then letting the camera’s processor piece everything together.
The S2800HD is, according to Fujifilm, the world’s smallest camera to pack an 18x optical zoom (which gives you a 28mm to 504mm range). This 14MP hybrid model offers ISO sensitivity of up to 6400 (although it reduces the resolution for this), full manual controls, tracking autofocus able to lock onto a moving subject, two kinds of image stabilisation and 720p HD video recording. There’s also the same panoramic shooting tech as the F300EXR. Interestingly, it runs on four AA batteries rather than a rechargeable power source.
Packing the same 12MP EXR sensor as the F300EXR, the Z800EXR is a slim (16.9mm), style-heavy model with a 3.5-inch touchscreen at its rear. But it’s no dumb fashion cam: beneath its trim exterior lies the same gyroscopic image stabilisation system, 720p HD movie capture, sweep panorama tech and hybrid autofocus system as its new stablemate.