Fujifilm outs FinePix S1, a toughie bridge camera
Fujifilm is set to unveil a new lineup of bridge cameras in the upcoming CES 2014, and one camera that caught our attention is the FinePix S1; a weather-sealed camera which offers 50-times zoom range (24-1,200).
Apart from having an incredible zoom range, the FinePix S1’s lens also comes with a respectable aperture range (f/2.8 – 5.6), not to mention a 5-axis image-stabilization which helps in minimizing blur even in slow shutter speed.
Other notable features of the FinePix S1 include a 1080p video recording, built-in WiFi chip, as well as an EVF and 3-inch Vari-angle LCD screen which both has 921K-dot resolution.
Fujifilm FinePix S1 specs:
16MP CMOS sensor
Sensor size: 1/2.3-inch
ISO Range: 100 – 12800
Shutter speed range: 30 sec to 1/2000
Optical Zoom: 50x
Focal Length equiv.: 24 – 1,200mm
Digital Zoom: 2x
5-Axis Image Stabilization
Minimum Focus Range: 1cm (Macro)
10fps burst mode
921k-dot EVF, 97% coverage
921k-dot 3-inch articulating display
Full HD video recording, 60p @30fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
H.264 video format
NP-85 Li-Ion battery (350 shots-per-charge)
133 x 91 x 110 mm
Needless to say, the Fujifilm FinePix S1 is a very able camera that offers great zoom range and all the bells and whistles that one would look for in a camera. It will be available this coming March and will be retailed for USD499.