LAS VEGAS--It's probably the least stylish digital camera on display here at PMA 2009, but it's also one of the most unusual.
As a result, Fujifilm is getting a lot of attention at its booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center with its FinePix Real 3D camera, even though it first showed the unit at Photokina last fall. It's just a prototype, but the point-and-shoot camera is capable of taking and displaying 3D photos.
The camera has two lenses, which take two different images. Then Fujifilm's RP Processor 3D takes the two images and combines them … Read more
The 10-megapixel Fujifilm FinePix Z30. It is for the most part a fairly basic ultracompact camera with a 3X optical zoom and 2.7-inch LCD. But along with its interesting looks there are a couple other extras to make it stand out from other youth-oriented models.
For example, you get face detection and automatic scene recognition to help with fast shooting, but there's also a Blog Mode (a carryover from the Z20fd), which apparently preps shots and video so they can go right online for sharing.
There are separate buttons for the still photo shutter release and movie record … Read more
Low-end cameras are rarely exciting, but Fujifilm is giving it a shot anyway with the FinePix J20fd and J250. Both are 10-megapixel ultracompacts with automatic scene recognition, face detection, sensitivity up to ISO 1600 at full resolution, and image stabilization--mechanical- and ISO-based for the J250, ISO-based only in the J20fd.
That of course isn't where the differences end. The J20fd is the more basic of the two, providing a 2.7-inch LCD and 3X optical zoom, while the J250 has a 3.0-inch LCD and a wide-angle 28mm lens with a 5X zoom.
Available in March 2009, the J20fd … Read more
It's hard to believe a manufacturer would release a megazoom camera without mechanical image stabilization, but Fujifilm did with the S1000fd. The 10-megapixel, 12X optical zoom camera gets it the second time around, though, with the FinePix S1500fd.
This refresh model does in fact have dual image stabilization to help control shake and movement of that long lens. It's also getting Fujifilm's automatic scene recognition.
Otherwise the camera is close to its predecessor featuring manual adjustment options for various camera settings including resolution, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed as well as face detection, high-speed, continuous shooting at … Read more
The FinePix Z33WP from Fujifilm is pretty much the same as the Z30 digital camera the company announced Tuesday as well. The key difference being the Z33WP is waterproof down to 10 feet. What's nice is the extra protection only adds $20 to the price.
The 10-megapixel camera also features a 2.7-inch LCD and 3X optical zoom with shooting options including face detection, automatic scene recognition, a Blog Mode that automatically resizes things for Web sharing, and separate still photo and movie shutter buttons.
The camera, available in green, pink, and black, hits stores in late March for $… Read more
The next generation of Super CCD sensor that Fujifilm announced last September, the Super CCD EXR, makes its debut this month in the FinePix F200EXR compact point-and-shoot. The sensor technologically weds Fujifilm's older Super CCD HR (high resolution) and Super CCD SR (more sensitive) in a single chip with 12 million photosites. It can generate 12-megapixel images by using the data from each site individually, or 6-megapixel images by combining adjacent same-color sites. Although the latter technique, known as binning, isn't new, Fujifilm claims it does it better job because it doubles up the adjacent same-color pixels.
The … Read more