Fujifilm has decided to welcome the first year of the new decade with a huge onslaught of cameras, as it plans to launch eleven new cameras – not including the ones previously covered – at this year’s CES – all having one thing in common: affordability (except for the last one).
Here’s the camera lineup for Fujifilm:
FinePix AV200, AX 300 and JV200
The cameras have been designed to be affordable for entry-level photographers, but yet include high resolution sensors and record 720p HD video. All have a 14-megapixel lens, but the AV200 and JV200 feature a 3x optical zoom, while the AX300 have a 5x optical zoom. The AV200 and AX300 run on AA batteries, while the JV200 runs on Li-ion batteries, and each will have a variety of features.
All will be out in stores next month, with the AV200 having a price tag of $89.95, the AX300 having a price tag of $99.95, and the JV200 selling at $109.95.
XP20 and XP30
The XP30 is Fujifilm’s first rugged digital camera with geo-tagging support, while the XP20 is similar to the XP30 without the geo-tagging features. Both are waterproof to five metres, shockproof to 1.5 metres, dustproof and can withstand cold temperatures up to -10°C. They will also have a 14-megapixel lens with a 2.7-inch screen at the back, and will allow easy uploading to Facebook and YouTube. Again, it can record 720p video.
The XP20 will be out in March for $199.95, while the XP30 will be out in the middle of next month for $239.95.
FinePix T200 and T300
The latest additions to the T-Series line, the T200 and T300 are slim cameras and feature a 14-megapixel lens with 10x zoom and are only 18.5mm thin. The T200 features a 2.7-inch LCD screen, while the T300 has a 3-inch LCD screen. Again, they can record 720p HD video, while also having Dual Image Stabilisation to combat shaking, facial recognition and smile detection, which will only let the camera take a photo if all are smiling.
The T200 will be out in March for $179.95, while the T300 will be out in April for $199.95.
The Z90 is a brand new camera as part of the company’s Z-series. Featuring a 3-inch LCD screen, 14-megapixel lens with 5x optical zoom, it is very thin at 17.5mm. It will also include 720p HD video recording, in addition with automatic uploading to YouTube and Facebook. What is also unique is that you can also edit your movies with special effects. It also includes digital image stabilisation, red eye removal and facial detection, and a panoramic mode that will stitch up three images together.
It will be out in mid-January with a price tag of $169.95.
FinePix JX300 and JX350
The JX300 will feature a 14-megapixel lens with 5x optical zoom, while the JX350 will have a 16-megapixel lens with 5x optical zoom. Both will include 720p HD video recording, smile and blink detection (it will warn you if someone has blinked in the photo), easy uploading to Facebook and YouTube, facial detection, automatic red-eye removal and digital image stabilisation.
The JX300 will be out in mid-February with a price tag of $129.95, while the JX350 will be out later in April at $159.95.
Touted as a “high quality, advanced function SLR-styled long-zoom camera”, this has been built for a professional or enthusiast photographer – but with the ease for someone who has no idea how to use this type of camera before. With a 16-megapixel lens with a 30x manual optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD screen, it can capture a 360-degree panorama and will be able to record video in full 1080p HD quality. It will also have an option to capture images in RAW, JPEG or both. It also comes with standard features such as facial recognition and red-eye removal.
The FinePix HS20EXR will be out in March with a price tag of $499.95.