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Fujifilm announces Wi-Fi-enabled Finepix S8400W 44x superzoom

Mar 22, 2013 at 05:00 GMT

Fujifilm has announced the Wi-Fi-enabled S8400W superzoom camera with 44x (24-1056mm equiv.) optical zoom lens. It features a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor, 3 inch 460K dot LCD and an electronic viewfinder. The S8400W records 1080i60 video alongside stereo audio, and offers 10 fps continuous shooting speeds, 0.3 second auto-focus speed and manual exposure modes. Users can share images wirelessly via the 'Fujifilm Camera Application' app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The camera will start shipping from May 2013 at a suggested retail price of $349.95.

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FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW WIFI ENABLED LONG ZOOM S8400W ALL-IN-ONE BRIDGE CAMERA THAT DELIVERS AMAZING IMAGES AND EASY SHARING

New S8400W combines long zoom, fast autofocus speeds and easy WiFi sharing for photo enthusiasts

Valhalla, N.Y., March 22, 2013 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces its newest all-in-one bridge camera, the FinePix S8400W that is WiFi® enabled and uses a precision 44x optical long zoom (24-1056mm) FUJINON lens. The new S8400W features an improved CMOS sensor, advanced processing power and amazing optics to give consumers a great combination of photographic versatility in an easy-to-use and compact design.

“The new FinePix S8400W is a long zoom bridge camera with amazing performance and high speed operation giving photo enthusiasts the range and quality that they are looking for,” said David Troy, Director of Marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “And with its built-in WiFi, users can easily connect and upload their favorite images to their smartphone or tablet for quick online sharing.”

Powerful Optical Zoom and Potent Optical Image Stabilization
The S8400W boasts a 44x optical zoom lens with fast aperture of F2.9 to F6.5, an amazing Optical Image Stabilization system for excellent blur reduction and is capable of a Super Macro mode for users to get as close as 0.39” from a subject for great close-up shots. This all in one FUJINON lens consists of 17 elements in 12 groups, and combines aspherical and ED elements that help to reduce aberrations and promote a superior level of image quality. 

Fast Autofocus and Quick Response Times
The FinePix S8400W has an impressive 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor that captures excellent quality, low noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. With autofocus speeds of 0.3 seconds*1, start-up times of 1.0 seconds*2, a 0.5 seconds *2 interval between shots and a continuous shooting speed of up to 10fps (max 10 frames at full resolution)*2, users can feel confident about capturing a fast-action shot. And with its ultra-high-speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) and up to 120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480), the S8400W lets users capture the action in slow-motion for advanced photography. 

Enhanced Wireless Image Transfer Function
The FinePix S8400W’s new wireless feature lets you transfer photos and movies*3 from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers and then upload high-quality images to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in seconds. 

To connect the S8400W to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated “FUJIFILM Camera Application” to their iPhone™ / iPad™ or Android™ smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the S8400W. The app also lets you download movies*3, expanding the range of options available for enjoying pictures taken with the camera.

With its Wi-Fi capability, the S8400W also allows users to easily back up photos on their home computer. Users simply install the free “FUJIFILM PC AutoSave” software onto their computer and select which folder they want the photos to back up to, and then by linking a Wi-Fi Router and the S8400W, the camera will automatically backup photos to their home computer.

Pictures stored on the S8400W can be viewed and selected for download on large smartphone or tablet screens for a smooth viewing experience. No wireless LAN access point or complicated ID or password entry is required, and once pictures have been downloaded to the smartphone, it is simple to upload them to social networking sites.

Easy to Use

The FinePix S8400W has an easy to use Mode Dial for shooting selection, dual zoom control for speed and precision zooming, and a bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot) and electronic view finder (EVF) with 201K-dot resolution for easy viewing and image framing.

Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with Stereo Sound

The FinePix S8400W makes movie recording as easy as taking pictures using the dedicated movie button to start recording instantly. The high resolution, 1080i movie capture at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps*4 is superb when played back on HDTV screens, and users can even take still photos during video recording. The S8400W also adds a number of in-camera movie editing features including “movie trimming” and “movie join.”

Artistic shooting effects

The FinePix S8400W uses advanced in-camera filters that bring creative photography to life. The S8400W artistic effects include:

FinePix S8400W key features:

Pricing and Availability

The FinePix S8400W will be available May 2013 at the price of $349.95.

*1 35mm format equivalent

*2 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA standards

*3 FUJIFILM Camera Application for iOS can save movie files up to 1280 x 720

*4 High Speed Movie can be recorded at the following speeds and sizes: 480fps (320 x 120 pixels), 240fps (320 x 240 pixels), 120fps (640 x 480 pixels)

 *5 Only in post shooting view

Fujifilm FinePix S8400W specifications

Body type
Body typeSLR-like (bridge)
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
Image
ISOAuto, 64, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
File format
  • JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 )
  • 3D (MPO)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–1056 mm
Optical zoom44×
Maximum apertureF2.9 - F6.5
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
Digital zoomYes
Macro focus range1 cm (0.39)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots460,000
Touch screenNo
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage97%
Viewfinder resolution201,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed8 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/1700 sec
Exposure modes
  • Programmed AE
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • exposure
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Baby
  • Smile
  • Landscape
  • Sport
  • Night
  • Night (Tripod)
  • Fireworks
  • Sunset
  • Snow
  • Beach
  • Party
  • Flower
  • Text
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range7.00 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Continuous drive10 fps
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
FormatH.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini)
WirelessBuilt-In
Physical
BatteryAA
Battery description4 x AA type alkaline batteries
Battery Life (CIPA)300
Weight (inc. batteries)670 g (1.48 lb / 23.63 oz)
Dimensions123 x 87 x 116 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.57)
Other features
GPSNone

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