Fujifilm Announces New Long Zoom S-Series All-In-One Bridge Cameras that Give Consumers Maximum Versatility And Performance

New S-Series cameras combine long zoom, fast autofocus speeds and powerful features for step-up photography consumers.

Mississauga ON, January 7, 2013 – FUJIFILM Canada announces its newest S-Series all-in-one bridge cameras that are highly-regarded for their precision FUJINON lenses and simple, compact designs. The new cameras feature improved CMOS sensors, advanced processing power and amazing optics to give consumers a great selection of long zoom, easy-to-use digital cameras.

The new S8200 boasts a fast aperture of F2.9 to F6.5, an amazing Optical Image Stabilization system for excellent blur reduction, and a genuine FUJINON 40x optical long zoom lens.

“The new FinePix S8200 long zoom bridge camera has an all-in-one compact design and delivers extraordinary performance and high resolution image quality that all photography enthusiasts and step-up consumers can appreciate” says Greg Poole, Vice President, Imaging and Recording Media Products, FUJIFILM Canada. “This camera strikes the perfect balance between advanced performance, ease of use and the ability to capture remarkable images at amazing distances – perfect for every family event.”

Powerful Optical Zoom and Potent Optical Image Stabilization
The FinePix S8200 offers a wide range 40x zoom with 24-960mm focal length for maximum versatility. The FinePix S8200 uses a superb FUJINON lens that consists of 17 elements in 12 groups, and combines aspherical and ED elements that help reduce aberrations and promote a superior level of image quality. This new bridge camera has a Super Macro mode that allows users to get as close as 1cm from a subject for great close-up shots.

Fast Autofocus and Quick Response Times
The S8200 camera has an impressive 16MP 1/2.3-inch 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 10fps (max 10 frames at full resolution)*2, this camera is perfect for capturing fast-action shots. And with 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 S8200 lets users capture the action in slow-motion for advanced photography.

Easy to Use
The S8200 camera 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 viewfinder (EVF) with 200K-dot resolution for easy viewing and image framing.

Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with Stereo Sound
The FinePix S8200 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*2, is superb when played back on HDTV screens, and users can take still photos during video recording. This camera features a number of in-camera movie editing features including “movie trimming” and “movie join.”

Artistic shooting effects
The FinePix S8200 uses advanced in-camera filters that bring creative photography to life. The artistic effects include:

  • Pop colour – emphasizes contrast and colour saturation
  • Toy camera – create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
  • Miniature effect*4 – blurs the top and bottom of the frame for a diorama effect
  • Partial colour – retain one selected original colour and change the rest of the photo to black and white
  • Cross screen*4 – creates starbursts around bright objects
  • Soft Focus – create a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image

FinePix S8200 key features:

  • FUJINON 40x super zoom Lens (24mm wide-angle, fast apertures of F2.9 to F6.5)
  • 1/2.3-inch 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor:
  • Autofocus speed of 0.3 second*1 in fastest conditions
  • Continuous shooting; 10fps (max 10frames, full resolution), 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) ,120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480)
  • Start-up time of 1.0 second
  • Shooting interval time of 0.5 second
  • Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps*3  
  • Bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot)
  • Electronic viewfinder (200K-dot)
  • Super Macro to 1cm
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • Dual zoom control
  • Advanced Filters
  • Instant zoom and Zoom Bracketing
  • 4×AA alkaline batteries with approximately 300 shot battery life

*1 35mm format equivalent
*2 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA standards
*3 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)
*4 Only in post shooting view