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Pre-CES 2011: Fujifilm has announced the FinePix S2950HD with 18x optical zoom lens. Almost identical to the S2800HD released last year, it offers the same 28-504mmm lens, 3.0" LCD, a 14Mp sensor. The only new feature is an easy upload function. The rest of the features remain the same as well including 720p HD video recording alongside features such as AF tracking and P/A/S/M shooting modes.
Following on from the success of the FinePix S2800HD, the S2950 will be available from Spring 2011. This is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s S-Series long-zoom range of “bridge cameras” which are renowned for their ease-of-use and excellent tele-photo capabilities – all packaged up in a neat compact shell and with the added bonus of an all-important EVF.
With a generous 18x Fujinon optical zoom lens, the S2950 really packs a punch, especially when matched with its 14 megapixel sensor, large 3.0” LCD screen and 720p HD (30fps) movie capture.
Electric powered Fujinon 18x zoom lens
The S2950 sports an impressive 28mm – 504mm* high precision Fujinon optical zoom lens. Simple to operate with an electric powered zoom lever, the huge zoom range means that you can capture all the detail, even when you’re at a considerable distance away. You can even operate the zoom during video recording. Unlike a bulky D-SLR, bridge cameras allow you great versatility of zoom, without the hassle of carrying a bag of lenses.
Facebook/YouTube easy web upload
NEW in 2011 for the S series range of cameras is Fujifilm’s easy web upload function. It allows you, in-camera, to tag pictures for speedy upload to Facebook and YouTube once you connect to a PC and launch My FinePix Studio. A great time saver, it allows you to organise your photos when you’re on the move!
Sharp, clear shots
Even at the longest zoom settings or in the most challenging of lighting conditions, the S2950 is able to produce crisp, clean results. With its mechanically stabilised 1/2 3”, 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.
With its easy to use Panoramic shooting mode you can get creative on the S2950, however basic your skills, and rest assured that you will not risk shooting uneven landscapes or shaky horizons. The camera enables you 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. It’s so easy and the results are impressive.
Advanced HD capabilities for Both Movies and Stills
For the complete viewing experience, the FinePix S2950 is HD enabled and can therefore play-back both HD stills (Full HD) and movies (720p) in superb quality on any HDTV. It’s yet to become the standard method of viewing photos, but it’s certainly not to be knocked. And given that this camera has a mini HDMI port it’s very quick and easy to connect it up to a HDTV* and play back your photos on the big screen.
Frown or blink and the picture’s spoilt
Not anymore! With Fujifilm’s Smile and Shoot mode the camera can recognise the exact moment your subject smiles and releases the shutter only when this happens, ensuring that all your photos are happy ones! Additionally the Blink Detection function warns you if any of your subjects have blinked so that you can re-take the photo if necessary.
Preserve your memories for longer by creating a Photobook!
The S2950 allows you to select in-camera the images you want to feature in your Photobook; this task is particularly simple if you have already star rated your favourite photos! You literally tag the images that you want to have in your photo book & select which one you want for the front page and then when you are ready to order the book it’s a much quicker easier task. You can also simply enjoy viewing the selected images in an in-camera Photobook with pages that actually turn!
S2950HD Key features at a glance:
* Mini HDMI cable required (not included)
1/2.3 " Type CCD
1280 x 720pixels @ 30fps
|File formats||• Still image : JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3 )
• Movie : AVI (Motion JPEG )
• Fujinon 18x Optical zoom lens
|AF area modes||• Cente
• Tracking AF
|Metering||TTL 256-zones metering|
• Shutter Priority
• Aperture Priority
• 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)|
|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. 341g|
|Weight (inc. batt & card)||Approx. 437g|
|Dimensions||94 (W) x 56(H) x 24(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