Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD 14-MP Long Zoom Digital Camera Launched; Offers HD 720p Video Capture

FUJIFILM has today announced a new addition to its S-Series family, the FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD Long Zoom Digital Camera, that offers powerful Zoom Range and cutting edge 720p HD video recording.

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The new FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD digital camera is equipped with a 14-MegaPixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor, a powerful Fujinon 18x Wide-Angle optical zoom (28mm-504mm equivalent) and an extra large 3.0-inch High-Contrast LCD and electronic viewfinder, making it perfect for advanced amateur photographers who want an affordable, step-up digital camera that will still fit in the palm of their hand.

HD 720p Movie Capture

While the FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD digital camera has the ability to capture movies in HD quality –720p HD,  it also has a Mini HDMI Port for quick and easy connection to a home theater system.

The FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD digital camera also works with Fujifilm’s optional HD Player Kit – which includes an HD Card Reader that connects to your HDTV via HDMI Cable for true digital transfer of HD quality and a wireless Remote Control for video playback from the comfort of your couch – and you maximize your HD experience.

“With the combination of the powerful 18x wide angle long zoom and the 3.0-inch LCD on the FinePix S2800HD, consumers will realize the benefit of superior image quality,” said David Troy, director of marketing, Consumer Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “In addition, the FinePix S2800HD enables users to capture still images and shoot video in true HD; and with the rapidly increasing adoption of HDTV, consumers are looking to view compatible HD content on their home entertainment systems.”

18x Fujinon Optical Zoom Lens

The FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD long zoom digital camera features a Fujinon 18x Wide-Angle optical zoom lens that produces crisp high resolution results throughout the focal range, from 28mm wide-angle to an astounding 504mm telephoto.

It also features Instant Zoom, which enables the user to keep their subject in a shot at long distance by offering a wide viewing area around the frame and then immediately cropping to the subject once the photo is taken.

Smile / Blink Detection

In addition to Fujifilm’s signature Face Detection, the FinePix S2800HD digital camera also has two fun and valuable features viz. Smile Detection recognizes the precise moment your subject smiles and releases the shutter only when this happens; and Blink Detection warns you if any of your subjects have blinked so that you can re-take the photo if necessary.

Tracking Auto Focus

The FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD long zoom digital camera also has Tracking Auto Focus, which allows users to track a moving subject automatically for still picture capture.

Motion Panorama Mode with Auto Stitch

Users can simply select Panorama mode and start shooting custom Panorama Shot.  Then, align the “+” symbol into the circle and the shutter will automatically release to seamlessly stitch the shots together in-camera.  Perfect for landscape, large buildings or even party shots.

Automatic Scene Recognition: ‘SR Auto Mode’ intelligently detects the scene type user is shooting and optimizes the camera’s focus, exposure and white balance, so whether one is photographing flowers or a holiday landscape, allowing user flawless photos at the press of a button.

Auto Picture Rotation

The FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD digital camera also has the useful Auto Picture Rotation function that ensures that photos are always viewed the right way in playback.  Whether one has taken a landscape or portrait image, one can always enjoy pictures whichever way one is holding the camera, as the image will automatically rotate in the screen for easy viewing.

Image Retrieval

The FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD digital camera also offers Picture Search tool which allows users to find photos quickly and easily.  Users can search by whichever Scene Mode the photo was taken saving time which otherwise gets wasted in searching through all photos to find the ones you are looking for.

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The FinePix S2800HD also has these additional features:

  • 3.0-inch High-Contrast LCD and Electronic View Finder: The FinePix S2800HD is fitted with a high contrast 230K-pixel 3.0-inch LCD and Electronic View Finder. The high contrast LCD is a considerable benefit in bright light and means that the camera can be directed at various shooting angles to enable framing of awkward shots, while the Electronic View Finder provides even more flexibility for the user.
  • Dual Image Stabilization: Long-zoom cameras need stabilization more than any other compact, with handshake and subject movement a particular problem in low light at telephoto range.  The FinePix S2800HD reduces blur to a minimum with a mechanically stabilized CCD sensor and high ISO sensitivity (to ISO 6400), so that blur is reduced to an absolute minimum.
  • Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal: To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, the FinePix S2800HD is fitted with Fujifilm’s latest Face Detection technology which is able to track up to 10 faces simultaneously, at almost any angle to the camera. The system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file automatically.
  • Photobook Assist: Photobook Assist lets you select and organize images in your camera to create a digital photobook. You can download the photobooks to your computer using MyFinePix Studio software that is included.

Price and Availability

The FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD digital camera is will be available in early September 2010 at a retail price of $259.95 or Rs. 12,495.00 with one year warranty.

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