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Pre-CES: Fujifilm has released the FinePix JX550 and JX500 budget compacts. The JX550 is a 16MP model, while the JX500 is a 14MP camera. Both feature 26-130mm equivalent F3.5-5.6 unstabilized lens. They also feature direct movie record buttons to trigger 720p movie capture.
Fujifilm’s affordable FinePix JX-series compacts are designed specifically for ease of use and great picture quality, without compromising on style. This year’s new range of FinePix JX models both offer a 5x optical zoom with both 16 and 14 megapixel resolution variants. All models will produce stunning pictures, making them perfect every day cameras that the whole family can use.
|Model name||Optical zoom||Sensor||LCD|
|FinePix JX550||5x||16MP CCD||2.7" 270K|
|FinePix JX500||5x||14MP CCD||2.7" 270K|
The JX-series ranges of cameras all feature a 2.7-inch LCD screen that has been redesigned to make it easier to see in direct sunlight when users are composing pictures or reviewing their shots.
In addition to top-quality still images, the FinePix JX cameras can capture video in 720p HD at 30fps. A new dedicated movie recording button on the rear of the camera makes it even quicker to start capturing video, and with the in-camera editing functionality offered, users can enjoy trimming, cropping and re-cutting their short movies in-camera without having to upload files to a computer. Once users are happy with their creations, they can watch the movies back on any HD ready TV – and also see their still pictures in Full 1080p HD detail. Beyond standard still sizes, users can also choose to shoot panoramic images that are created using Fujifilm’s auto-stitching technology – Motion Panorama mode. Capturing a breath-taking panorama couldn’t be easier; simply depress the shutter button, sweep the camera across a scene and the cameras will automatically stitch the images together to create a seamless result.
If users need even more of a helping hand, the J Series cameras also feature SR Auto mode, which detects the type of scene being photographed and automatically adjusts the camera’s settings to suit. Six different scenes can be detected on this mode that includes: Portrait, Backlit Portrait Macro, Landscape and Night.
All the FinePix JX-series offer luxurious metal front cover with rounded, soft edges that make the cameras pleasing to hold. Plus, ergonomically placed buttons ensure that users will quickly feel at home operating these cameras. In addition they are also ultra slim and more than capable of slipping into a pocket or handbag for go-anywhere portability.
|Fujifilm FinePix JX550||Fujifilm FinePix JX500|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3216||4288 x 3216|
|Other resolutions||4608 ｘ 3072 , 4608 ｘ 2592, 3264 ｘ 2448, 3072ｘ1728, 2304ｘ1728, 1920 ｘ 1080||4288 x 2864, 4288 x 2416, 3072 x 2304 x 3072 x 1728, 2048 x 1920 x 1080|
|Image ratio w:h||4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16.0 megapixels||14.4 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Color filter array||RGB color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (3200 with boost)|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||No|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||26–130 mm|
|Digital zoom||Yes (7.2x)||Yes (6.7x)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)|
|Macro focus range||10 cm (3.94″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT color LCD monitor|
|Maximum aperture||F3.5 - F6.3|
|Minimum shutter speed||8 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/1400 sec|
|Flash range||4.5 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction|
|Continuous drive||Yes (1.1)|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NP-45A rechargeable battery & charger|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||113 g (0.25 lb / 3.99 oz)|
|Dimensions||100 x 56 x 24 mm (3.94 x 2.2 x .94″)|