Fujifilm announces FinePix S3200 and S4000
Pre-CES 2011: Fujifilm has announced the FinePix S3200 and S4000 superzooms with 30x and 24x zoom lenses, both starting at 24mm equivalent. The cameras comes with 14Mp sensors, 3.0" LCDs, electronic viewfinders and include features such as AF Tracking, Image stabilization, 720p HD recording, P/A/S/M shooting modes. They also include HDMI ports and run on AA batteries.
Two new super-zoom bridge cameras from Fujifilm
Fujifilm announces today that its S-Series long-zoom “bridge camera” range is being extended to include 2 new models. Highly regarded for their ease-of-use and compact nature, and featuring sought after EVFs; the new additions to the bridge camera line-up have tele-photo capabilities of up to a 30x superzoom.
The NEW S3200 and S4000 cameras both boast high resolution 14 megapixel CCDs, award winning Fujinon optics, 24mm wide-angle lenses, are intuitive and easy to operate and are packed full of useful features and technologies. The main differentiator between the two cameras is their zoom capabilities: 24x on the S3200 and a huge 30x on the S4000.
Electric powered Fujinon zoom lenses
With their mega 24mm wide-angle to extreme telephoto lenses, the S3200 and S4000 can capture anything from stunning landscapes to long-zoom shots of giraffes while on a safari, and you can take these two very different shots within seconds of each other. Fujifilm’s bridge cameras are flexible, and in comparison to someone carrying a D-SLR, you’re able to react quicker and have to carry much less bulk.
The attention to detail is evident when you experience the electric powered zoom lever which is perfectly located next to the shutter button and operates ever so smoothly. With the promise of world renowned high precision Fujinon optics in both models, you can rest assured that your photos are in excellent hands.
Dual Image Stabilisation
Even at the longest zoom settings or in the most challenging of lighting conditions, Fujifilm’s new S series cameras are able to produce pin-sharp results. With a mechanically stabilised 14 megapixel CCD sensor, and high ISO sensitivity settings, Fujifilm’s Dual Image Stabilisation technology combines to reduce the blurring effects of both hand-shake and subject movement to provide superb pictures.
Stunning panoramic shots
Create your own panoramic pictures simply and easily. Just select Panorama mode and you will be directed to take three successive shots with a helpful tool which automatically releases the shutter once the images are fully aligned to seamlessly stitch the shots together in-camera. You’ll be amazed at the results!
Take your own HD Movie
Both S series cameras record Full HD photos and 720p HD videos (30fps). These can be played back in all their glory on any HDTV - once you’ve seen your home movies on the big screen, there’s no going back - it’s just not the same on a PC! Both models feature a mini HDMI port so you’ll just need a HDMI* cable to connect to the HDTV and you’ll be all ready to enjoy your photos in the comfort of your sitting room.
*Mini HDMI cable required (not included)
Face Recognition and Image Searching
Ever find it impossible to find the photo you are looking for amongst the hundreds of photos on your memory card? Fuji’s Face Recognition tool allows you to enter up to 8 people as “favourites”. This allows you to “tag” them by name and the camera will automatically register when you are taking a photo of any of your favourite people. In turn this allows you to search for all your pictures of any of these people, by name, using the Image Search function.
This works in the same way for other categories of photo: the camera’s Auto Scene Recognition technology registers whether you’ve taken a picture of a person, or a landscape, or if it’s a night shot or macro shot, so you can filter your search by subject matter or even date & get straight to the photo you are after, quickly and intuitively. It’s a great time saver!
If you happen to be one of the millions of people worldwide that is into Facebook, then this could be the tool for you! Fujifilm’s easy-web-uploader allows you to decide in-camera which photos and videos you want to post on-line. You can tag them for Facebook and YouTube and then as soon as you connect to a PC and launch My FinePix Studio software it will automatically upload your photos. Perfect for when you’re travelling, it saves the hours spent trawling through your photos on your PC to remember which ones you wanted to share with your friends and family.
Fujifilm FinePix S4000 & S3200 Key features:
- 14 Megapixel CCD
- 24mm wide-angle -super zoom lens
- Dual Image Stabilisation
- 3.0” LCD screen (460K dot resolution on the S4000 and 230K dot on the S3200)
- EVF (200K dot resolution)
- Full HD stills and 720p HD movie capture (30 fps)
- HDMI port for easy image display on any HDTV
- Up to ISO6400 (at reduced resolution)
- Easy web upload to Facebook and YouTube
- Face Detection with Blink detection and Smile and shoot mode
- Face Recognition technology
- SR Auto (Scene Recognition Auto)
- Full Manual Controls
- Tracking AF
- Motion Panorama mode
- Intelligent Flash
- Image Search function with Photobook assistant
- Auto Rotate
- 4 x AA batteries
|FinePix S4000||FinePix S3200|
1/2.3 " Type CCD
1280 x 720pixels @ 30fps
|File formats||• Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3 )
• Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG )
• Fujinon 30x Optical zoom lens
|• Fujinon 24x Optical zoom lens
• F3.1 - F5.9
• f=4.3mm – 103.2mm
• 24 - 576mm equiv.
|Image stabilization||Yes, Sensor-shift|
|Metering||TTL 256-zones metering|
F3.5- F7.1 (Wide)
• Automatic scene recognition
|Self timer||Approx. 10 sec./ 2 sec. delay|
|Continuous shooting||• L : TOP-3 1.2 fps
• M :TOP-10 3.3fps
• S : TOP-10 3.3fps, TOP-20 8fps
|Flash||• Auto flash (i-Flash)|
• 0.2-inch Colour LCD
• Approx. 200,000 dots
• 3.0 inch
|• 3.0 inch
• approx. 230,000 pixels
• TFT color LCD monitor
|Digital input/output||• USB 2.0 High Speed
• HDMI Mini connector
NTSC / PAL selectable
|Storage||SD / SDHC memory card|
|Power||4 x AA batteries|
|Number of frames||• Alkaline : Approx. 300
• Ni-MH : Approx 500
• Lithium : Approx. 700
|Weight (no batt)||Approx. 445g|
|Weight (inc. batt & card)||Approx. 540g|
|Dimensions||118 (W) × 81 (H) × 100(D) mm|
|Included accesories||• 4 x AA type alkaline batteries
• Shoulder strap
• USB-A/V cable
• Lens cap and Lens cap cord
• Owner's manual
|Optional accesories||• AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
• DC coupler CP-04