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Fujifilm has announced the launch of the FinePix S9400W and S9200 bridge cameras, both of which feature powerful 50x optical zoom lenses for maximum picture taking versatility.
Further stand-out features on the two cameras include a new image stabilisation system for movie recording, Full HD video capture and a selection of creative filter effects. The S9400W also offers Wi-Fi connectivity.
Both cameras will be available from January 2014, with an SRP of £269.99 and £249.99 respectively.
The showpiece of the S9400W / S9200 is undoubtedly the Fujinon 50x optical zoom lens. Newly developed and featuring a bright f/2.9-6.5 maximum aperture setting, the lens offers a huge 24-1200mm optical range that can be boosted to an incredible 100x magnification with Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology. This range means no subject is beyond the reach of the cameras; even detailed close-ups are easy with a Super Macro mode that focuses down to just 1cm.
Picture quality is assured thanks to the lens’ optical construction. With both 3 aspherical and 2 ED elements used in the design, aberrations are minimised so users can be confident of high quality results throughout the range. Image sharpness is also enhanced by the lens shift image stabilisation system that reduces the effects of camera shake, especially at the longer zoom settings. Further stability is offered by the positioning of the zoom lever on the side of the lens barrel so the zoom can be controlled with the left hand while the picture is taken with the right.
The 1/2.3-inch 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor in the S9400W / S9200 is back-side illuminated to ensure the best possible results right up to the maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800. Coupled with the rapid focusing speeds, users can be confident of getting great results in double-quick time.
The S9400W / S9200 can start up in just one second, autofocus in as little as 0.3 seconds and then be ready to take another shot in just 0.5 seconds. Those wanting to capture a burst of full resolution images in quick succession can do so using the continuous shooting speed of 10 frames-per-second (maximum 10 frames).
Like all Fujifilm bridge cameras, the S9400W and S9200 come packed with powerful picture taking functions. 10 Advanced filters are on offer a variety of picture taking effects. In addition to these filters, both cameras also offer multi-frame processing that allows users to take two or more shots and then combine them for a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image, plus there’s a Motion Panorama 360° mode for create superb 360° panoramic images with a single press of the shutter release.
All images can either be composed and played back using the rear LCD or the built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF). With 200k dots, the EVF in both models is exceptionally bright making it easy to check shots even on bright days.
Fujifilm FinePix S9400W/S9200 Key Features:
- 50x optical zoom (24-1200mm equivalent)
- 16.2MP 1/2.3-inch backlit CMOS sensor
- ISO sensitivity up to 12,800
- Continuous shooting at up to 10 frames-per-second
- 5-Axial Image Stabilisation on movie shooting
- Full HD movie capture (1920 x 1080, 60i)
- 200k dot Electronic Viewfinder
- 10 Advanced Filter effects
- Motion Panorama 360°
- High Dynamic Range capture
- Powered by AA batteries (approx. 300 images per set)
- Wireless connectivity with smartphones and tablets (S9400W only)