FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Super-Zoom Digital Camera Launched in India; Offers HD 720p Movie Recording

Fujifilm has today announce the launch of the new FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera in India market that is an 12 megapixel digital cameras with powerful Fujinon 18x optical long-zoom lenses and and cutting edge 720p HD video recording.

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Priced at Rs. 14,990, the Fujifilm FinePix S1800 seems to be the cheapest Super-Zoom DSLR style digital camera in India market perfect for amateur photographers who want an affordable but seasoned digital SLR camera features.

FinePix S1800 Digital Camera is built around new x 15 and x 18 Fujinon lenses and Fujifilm’s proprietary image processing, the new range delivers remarkably high quality results all the way from wide angle through to telephoto.

With unique easy-grip styling, and their small, lightweight design, these models can be easily carried around with you, yet are sturdy enough to let you know that you’re in charge of the technology.

The digital camera boast a 28mm wide-angle start to the zoom range, and it to reach an impressive 504mm at telephoto (x 18).  From sweeping landscapes, interiors and large group shots to distant sports or wildlife action, all three cameras are ready for every photographic challenge thrown at them.

Dual Image Stabilisation : FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera is equipped with a mechanically stabilised CCD sensor and with high ISO sensitivity (to ISO6400) for anti-blur protection, the combination of these technologies reduces the blurring effect of both hand-shake and subject movement to provide sharp, clean and clear results even at the longest zoom settings or in the most challenging of lighting conditions.

High resolution LCD screen and Electronic Viewfinder: The FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera provides the flexibility of framing shots using the high quality electronic viewfinder or the large, bright 3.0-inch 230,000 dots color LCD monitor which allows about 97% coverage for shooting, and 100% coverage for playback. The camera offer high resolution image playback and a fast frame rate of 60 fps.

The FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera also features Fujifilm’s own Scene Recognition Auto (SR Auto) allowing this camera to be able to intelligently select the scene type and the shooting conditions present and will adjust the camera settings accordingly, optimising results and making it easy to take good pictures.

Advanced HD capabilities: The FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital SLR Camera style camera can capture 720p HD videos in 1,280 x 720 pixels (30 frames/sec.) or 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound and can shoot HD stills photos. The DSLR camera also enables users to play them back on any HD ready television for the ultimate viewing experience.

The FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera now featuring Tracking Auto Focus, previously only on the S1500 model, this useful function allows you to track moving subjects by half-pressing the shutter button and ensures that when you take the shot you capture your subject in the centre of the frame and in perfect focus. No more frustrating missed shots!

To further enhance the existing Face Detection system, Fujifilm have added two fun and valuable features in FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera: Smile & Shoot Mode that can recognise the precise moment your subject smiles and releases the shutter only when this happens, ensuring that all your photos are happy ones and Blink Detection Mode that warns users if any of your subjects have blinked so that they can re-take the photo if necessary.

FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera Key Features

Instant Zoom: is a new versatile feature on FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera. Previously available only on S2000HD series camera, this feature enables the user to keep their subject in shot at long distance by offering a wide viewing area around the frame and then cropping in to the subject once the photo is taken.

Zoom Bracketing: is yet another useful function on FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera that enables three shots to be taken at the single press of the button, at varying degrees of magnification (original, 1.4 x and 2.0 x). This allows instant editing on the camera to choose the ideal shot, rather than having to go back to a PC to facilitate a digital crop.

Panorama mode: in FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera allows users to take a series of pictures and then stitch them together to create an impressive continuous shot of a landscape or a group of friends.

Pre-programmed scene modes: offer a one-touch setting for almost any situation, including: Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text.

Natural light with Flash Mode: allows quickly shoots two images in rapid succession – one with the flash and one without – and saves both. This convenient function lets users perform a comparison at their convenience and select the most pleasing image.

Photographic control: The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera also feature Programmed AE, Shutter Priority AE, and Manual mode with extensive metering and focus options for the more advanced user.

NEW Auto Picture Rotation: A useful new function that ensures photos are always the right way around in playback. Whether shot in landscape or portrait mode, it would always play right way whichever way around you are holding the camera, as the image will rotate in the screen to suit.

Micro Thumbnail: A playback feature that allows for viewing an index-style image on the LCD. The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera shows up to 100 images in micro form.

“The feature rich S1800 which comes up with 18x optical zoom is a perfect camera for any shutterbug. Holding, look and feel like a DSLR, S1800 offers full manual photographic control for the more experienced user and an Automatic Scene Recognition mode for beginners. With a very comparative price tag this camera is sure to get a wide and serious attention,” Mr. Kenichi Tanaka, Managing Director, Fujifilm India

FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera Key Specifications

  • 12 Megapixel sensor
  • 28mm Wide-angle lens
  • Fujinon 18x optical zoom lens, F3.1 (Wide) – F5.6 (Telephoto)
  • 3.0-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, color LCD monitor, Approx. 97% coverage for shooting, and 100% coverage for playback
  • CCD-shift image stabilisation
  • 720p HD stills and movie
  • 1,280 x 720 pixels (30 frames/sec.) / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound
  • Up to ISO 6400 sensitivity; Auto / Equivalent to ISO 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
  • Scene Recognition Auto (SR Auto)
  • 6.3x up to 113.4x with optical zoom
  • 23MB Internal Memory
  • SD, SDHC memory card slot
  • Targeting AF
  • Face Detection technology
  • NEW Smile & Shoot Mode
  • NEW Blink Detection
  • Natural light with flash
  • Panoramic shooting
  • NEW Auto Image Rotate
  • Micro thumbnail view
  • USB 2.0 High-speed
  • Powered by 4 x AA batteries includes
  • 300 shot battery life (Lithium battery 700 shots)
  • Dimension – 110.2 (W) x 73.4 (H) x 81.4(D) mm / 4.3 (W) x 2.9 (H) x 3.2 (D) in.
  • Weight – 337 gms

Price and Availability

The FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Digital Camera will be available in early September 2010 at a retail price of Rs. 14,999 with one year warranty. Visit www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/s/finepix_s1800/index.html for more details on this product.