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Fuji 10-24 F/4 Review and Samples

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Recently out in stores (since early March), the Fuji 10-24 f/4 R OIS is a lens of great construction with pretty awesome performance.  Is it worth the $999 price tag, though?  Here are some sample images and some personal input on a lens I became addicted to the moment I used it.

Fuji 10-24 f/4:  Classy Camera Companion

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This review’s setup:  the Fuji 10-24 f/4 on the X-T1.

When it comes to wide-angle lenses, I’ve almost always used primes.  I’ve handled some nice Tokina wide angle zooms, and I’ve personally owned the Sigma 10-20, and I’ve sometimes been impressed by the performance I’ve experienced or the samples I’ve seen.  Well, Fuji’s new lens has its hooks in me.  It’s truly a great lens.  It may not be worth the money, though, depending on who you are and what you shoot.

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I found the easiest way to use this lens to be setting the camera to aperture priority mode.  On the X-T1, this simply meant setting shutter speed and ISO to auto, and trying desperately not to fudge the aperture ring too much.

The Aperture Ring

This is the only negative thing I really have to say about the lens:  the aperture ring sucks.  Okay, maybe not sucks.  But it’s just too easy to move inadvertently.  Some basic prep time spent memorizing the position of the three rings – aperture, zoom, and focus, probably would have helped, but I’ve got too short of an attention span for that so I hit the streets and cursed at the camera in my head every time I scrambled to get a shot.  In summation, it’s not so much a deal-breaking flaw as it is something you can learn to work around, or work with.  Just be prepared to drop one or two mental f-bombs.

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The Glass

Astounding glass can be found in this lens.  Maybe it’s the quality of the glass itself, or the coating they’ve put on the glass, or a spell cast by wizard from another dimension, but the performance here is fantastic.  There is some drop in sharpness at the extreme corners of the lens, but when you shoot at f/8 and up, you can kiss that hiccup goodbye.  And given that this lens is primarily aimed at landscape and architecture photographers, I don’t image many people would be shooting at f/4 to begin with.

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Image Quality/Color

Probably having just as much to do with the fact that I’m using the X-T1 as it does the lens, the colors and image quality are still impeccable with this camera.  Given the choice of pairing the Fuji 10-24 with the X-T1, or sticking with the kit lens, I would pick the 10-24.  Mostly because I love shooting wide, and photographing on the street, but also because I personally feel the images that I am getting with the 10-24 maybe be just a little better.

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Weight/Construction

Again, the Fuji 10-24 has some great construction, with a mostly metal exterior and interior (although there is still a little plastic on the front and rear inside barreling).  The heft of the lens is nice, with what I would say is just the right amount of weight.  It may put off some prospective buyers, especially those looking for a lightweight mirrorless setup.  Luckily, most of those people tend to go for Olympus and Panasonic, so this lens shouldn’t be disappointing to them.

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Who It’s For

Generally, I’d recommend this lens to people who love the wide-angle look.  Duh, right?  But that price tag ($999) can be a bit steep for some, and it really is a specialty lens.  Couple this with the fact that you still get a keystone effect in shots of architecture, and it may not be everything Fuji has claimed it to be.  Definitely a high quality beast, but more suiting to people who can live with distortion than those who can’t or just outright abhor it.  Also, as I mentioned above, it isn’t very light, so weight may throw some people off.  I would say this is ideal for street photography and landscapes, but I would definitely suggest you try before you buy.

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Conclusion

I’m addicted to this lens.  I love the 15mm focal length, I love the weight (it doesn’t feel like it’s another plastic lens with an over-inflated price tag), and I love the image quality.  I still detest the aperture ring, but maybe I’m just becoming a crotchety old man.  Who knows.

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Just for fun, here’s a Toynbee tile I found while testing the lens.

Fujifilm XT1 Review

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Since its announcement and fairly rapid release, the Fujifilm XT1 has been turning heads – and with good reason.  Sporting a solid retro design and cutting-edge technology, this camera has vaulted to the forefront of the mirrorless pantheon.  But how does it perform?

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Shooting with the Fujifilm XT1

First, let me say that I was very hyped to get my mits on a Fujifilm XT1.  Mirrorless has been growing on me as of late, no doubt helped along by the Olympus E-M10 – a stunningly capable camera in a small, lightweight package.  So it stands to reason the that this newcomer from Fuji would have me on tenterhooks, but reason abandoned me when I actually took one out for a test drive.

Truth be told, the Fujifilm is impressive on paper.  The pixelpeepers and gearheads out there know this.  You probably know this.  The full specs are intimidating.  The viewfinder is A-MAZ-ING.  It feels like any camera should.  You get a drive mode dial like on my Nikon D2Xs, complete with a freakin’ double-exposure setting.  There’s two (2!) kinds of focus peaking.  And let’s not forget that mouth-watering APS-C sensor.

But then you might use the Fujifilm XT1, and feel something vanish.

Let me elaborate.

The Lens

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For my review, I used an XT1 with the 18-55 kit lens at f/2.8-4.  I had my misgivings about shooting with the standard kit.  Much more enticing to me was the 27mm f/2.8.  But as most people just getting into Fuji might purchase the whole kit, I decided to review the body and the 18-55 together.

That being said, you’ll be impressed that a camera manufacturer supplies you with a lens that’s reasonably bright when compared to the competition.  Heck, you even get a lens hood.  But when you start to use the kit lens a couple things happen.

First, there’s the finicky fake-feeling “aperture ring” on the barrel of the lens.  It moves when the wind blows.  So you’ll find yourself changing aperture without meaning to, and missing several shots.  I tried putting adjusting aperture with one of the on-body control dials, but despite my menu telling me that’s what the dial was set up for, nothing ever happened.  So, yeah, that sucked.

Having an f/2.8-4 zoom lens is great an all, but with that crappy plastic aperture ring on there, it just sort of ruins the whole experience.  Some people are used to manual aperture rings.  You set the ring, and when you move your lens, the freaking ring should not change.  On this lens, it does.  And it screws you up.  And you just want to use manual lenses again.

Shutter Speed

I talked about control dials.  Now let’s talk about the shutter speed dial.  You set your shutter speed at full stops – 1/250, 1/500, 1/4000 – and then you can use a control dial below on the body to fine-tune that shutter speed to say, 1/300, 1/600, and so on and so forth.  I guess this stems from Nikon’s design faults with the DF, where users could change the top shutter speed dial to 1/250 and then move the control dial on the camera body to a shutter speed of 1/500 (without the top dial registering the change).  That being said, it makes shutter speed clunkier and more annoying to adjust.

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ISO

ISO is great if you’re shooting JPEGs only.  You get a range of 100-51200.  Then if you shoot in RAW, you get a diminished range of 200-6400.  Aside from that, you’ve got your ISO speeds on a dial that locks every time you have to move it.  So it doesn’t change accidentally, but you no longer get to rapidly change your ISO speed, either.

Drive Modes

Here the Fujifilm XT1 has made some nice headway.  You get all the drive modes you would expect, plus a bracketed setting, a double exposure setting, a panorama setting (which stitches quite well), and an “advanced” setting.

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The Viewfinder and LCD

Both of these are phenomenal.  You can get lost in that viewfinder.  It’s big, it’s bright, and it doesn’t let in any extra light.  It makes optical viewfinders look shallow and dark.  The LCD is crisp and bright.  It tilts.  It does everything a good LCD should do these days.

Image Quality

Image quality on the Fujifilm XT1 is what you would expect – sharp and crisp with excellent resolution and astounding color reproduction.  The added film simulator is a joy to play around with – more so than the Olympus art features, which seem aimed at amateurs, not film buffs.

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Film simulation modes include a black and white mode simulating certain filters, like red (used in the two photographs above), blue, green, or yellow.  

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Velvia/vivid film simulation.

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Astia/soft film simulation.  

Menus

Menus are very intuitive, especially for those coming from a Nikon background.

Overall Impressions

The Fujifilm XT1 has some wonderful features going for it – the best EVF on the market, a rather large sensor, and stunning image quality, as well as a love-it-or-hate-it retro design.  For those willing to learn with the camera, and harness the potential of new interfaces for shutter speed and aperture, disappointments will be few and far between.  For the rest of you old codgers out there, you might actually want to go the Olympus or Sony route, when it comes to mirrorless.

Note:  One thing I did not touch upon in this review was low-light performance.  A review specifically aimed at night-shooting with the XT1 will be coming soon.  

UPDATE:  To see how the Fujifilm X-T1 performs with the 10-24 f/4 R OIS, check out this review.

Shortcut Shooting: Working with the Fujifilm X-M1

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I’ve been wanting to try the mirrorless experience for a while, so today I took the Fujifilm X-M1 for a test drive around Midtown Manhattan.  Coincidentally, there was a veterans parade going up 5th Avenue, so I put the camera to the test photographing anything and everything that caught my eye, from the parade to junk on the street.  Here’s my take on the camera.

The Fujifilm X-M1

To give a quick rundown of the camera, it’s got a 16 megapixel APS-C sensor, 49 points of focus, and standard ISO from 200-6400, with extended sensitivity up to 12800 and 25600.

The Fujifilm X-M1 lacks a viewfinder, but I keep holding it to my eye anyway, before I realize my mistake and adjust the tilting LCD screen to mimic a waist-level viewfinder.  I keep making this same mistake because I keep getting lost in the experience of shooting with the X-M1.  Like a point and shoot on crank, and packing some next-level sensor tech, I’m blown away by the ease and resulting quality of my smallest attempts.

A Preponderance of Presets

The ease doesn’t come from my own photographic skills, though.  Right out of the box, users will find the Fuji X-M1 childishly easy to operate, due in no small fact to the overwhelming presence of presets designed to mimic everything from film effects to High Dynamic Range, and even 12 shooting modes.

Of those twelve modes, macro is not one of them.  I found it surprising that macro mode could only be enabled by selecting it in camera menu (there is a macro button on the back of the camera, but pressing it will then require the user to select the macro mode from the camera menu).

 

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 with macro turned on

A Manual Mess

When I move into manual mode, the camera becomes more difficult to use.  To give Fuji credit, the X-M1′s aperture and ISO are easy to change.  And the presence of a dedicated exposure value dial sweetens the package.  However, it was a headache to find and change shutter speed.  Much easier, it seemed, to simply switch back into one of those twelve shooting modes and give up trying to make the camera work for me.

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Filter Field Day

The presets offer some eye-pleasing photographs.  The toy camera preset is especially entertaining.  I’m a holga/lomo/lo-fi junkie, you see…and I experiment with a lot of my shots in post-processing, but this camera takes this to the next level by shooting in a designated style to begin with.  Other cool preset effects include the soft focus filter, and the color pop filter, which offer tailor-made images for those of us who are too lazy to learn these effects in detail.  Even budding professionals will have something to add to their already-hackneyed repertoire:  a filter that removes all color except one (users can choose between red, yellow, orange, blue, green, and purple).

 

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red only

 

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The X-M1 has a built in flash that pops up and lurches forward over the camera.  For it’s rickety-looking construction, it performs well.

The resolution is stunning, and even with the kit lens, you can crop your images closer than you should with a shot from a 50mm lens.

 

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The camera itself is light, and looks ultra-stylish.  It’s very easy to hold and operate, and the menu can be navigated, given some time.  Another bonus?  Shooting in Fine JPEG (which delivers some near-RAW results in this camera) will free you up to shoot longer FPS, and this puppy delivers.  Just pressing and holding the shutter, and watching those crisp photos take themselves, is a joy to behold.

The Takeaway

I miss the viewfinder, but love that waist-level experience.  The presets of the Fujifilm X-M1 will definitely appeal to people who want to take hi-res photos with cool visual effects, but photographers hoping to go manual with this model are in for a confusing blunder.

Fujifilm X-S1 High End Bridge Camera Hands-on Review & Sample Photos

Fujifilm X-S1 High End Bridge Camera Hands-on Review & Sample Photos

H and B Digital has the Fujifilm X-S1 bridge camera with the 2/3″ 12 MP X series EXR CMOS sensor in stock.  Call for SPECIAL PRICING at (212) 354-1341, prices TOO LOW to publish on the web!!!

Hands-on Review

FujiFilm X-S1 High End Bridge Camera
The FujiFilm X-S1 is very well-designed, with large metal dials, a deep grip, smooth manual zoom, and convenient and practical controls.


The Fujifilm X-S1 super-zoom bridge camera was released in the spring of 2012, but should still be at the top of the list for anyone considering an all-in-one camera.  Built much more like a DSLR than most bridge cameras, the high end, high performance X-S1 has a durable and pleasing feel and balance to it, and allows for smooth manual zooming and focusing controls that most other bridge cameras do not.  The electronic viewfinder (EVF) on the X-S1 is far superior to any other bridge cameras we have tested.

The X Series Sensor

Great skin tones and a broad dynamic range.  1/200 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 640.

 

The “X” in the product name indicates that the X-S1 sits alongside the X100, X10 and X-Pro1 in Fujifilm’s premium range of cameras.  Indeed, the large 2/3-inch 12 Megapixel (12 MP) EXR CMOS sensor in the X-S1 is exactly the same as that found in the very highly regarded Fujifilm X10.  The sensor is more than twice as large as sensors in other bridge cameras such as the Canon SX50 HS.  The larger sensor should result in substantially greater detail than other bridge cameras

The All Glass 26x Zoom Lens

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A wide angle photo of Radio City Music Hall captures a broad dynamic range, including the dark group of people waiting in line and the blue sky beyond.  24mm, 1/300 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 400.
At the heart of the Fujifilm X-S1 is an attached, bright, all glass, 26x zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 24-624mm.  The lens has a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 that goes to f/5.6 fully zoomed out.  By comparison, the Canon SX50 has a maximum aperture of f/3.5, and goes out to f/6.5 fully extended, or nearly a full stop slower.  The X-S1 remains reasonably fast out to 170mm at f/4.5, and allows for a minimum focusing distance of just 1 cm in “super” macro mode.
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Zoomed in to 624mm, the “Y” in “City” is crisp, the colors are spot on, definition and contrast are great.  Fuji has done a wonderful job with this lens.  624mm, 1/250 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 640.
The Fujinon lens consists of 17 glass elements in 12 groups in order to offer top-notch clarity and resolution through the entire image.  The lens also features mechanical image stabilization, quite necessary at the longer zoom ranges.

Other Features

The X-S1 includes a 3-inch tilting LCD monitor and a fantastic large, bright, informative electronic viewfinder with 1.44 million pixels that bests all other bridge cameras we’ve tested.  The X-S1 also sports an ISO range of 100-12,800 and continuous shooting of up to 7 frames per second (fps) at full resolution and 10 fps as 6 megapixels.  Shutter lag at such speeds is virtually non-existent.
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Very good color representation and contrast, even zoomed out.
The camera offers full “PASM” controls for full manual control of the camera as well as a number of automatic “scene” functions.  The X-S1’s mode dial even allows for three customizable functions.  Simultaneous RAW and JPEG shooting is available at the touch of button, and other RAW settings are available.  The X-S1 also shoots in full HD video.

Feel of the Camera

The camera has a great feel to it, with a “grippy” textured surface, a deep hand grip and a very practical layout:  all of the buttons are quite large and easy to access, the wheels are easy to turn, and the shutter is perfectly placed.  The selection wheel (made of metal, not plastic!) is conveniently positioned atop the camera, near where the thumb rests, and is easy to use once you get the hang of it—Canon users or others accustomed to a wheel near the shutter will have to adjust.  In short, while the X-S1 is somewhat bulkier than its bridge camera competitors, it handles much better than cameras that pack too many small buttons into a tiny frame.

Image Quality

The X-S1 takes beautiful, crisp photos, similar in quality to other X series FujiFilm cameras.  Photos are very, very sharp given the focal range of the lens.  Colors are accurately represented, and contrast is excellent.
Here are some more samples:
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Al Roker preparing for the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Zoom at approx. 300mm, 1/220 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 800.
Police barriers outside of Rockefeller Center before the Tree Lighting Ceremony.  1/60 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 160.

The star atop the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.  Note the dynamic range that the lens picks up even at its longest zoom range:  details on the star and the building behind it as well as blue skies.  624mm, 1/250 sec. at f.5.6, ISO 200.
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Fujifilm Finepix XP50 Waterproof Digital Camera Review, Photos, Sample Images and Videos!

I took my summer vacation in Long Beach Island, New Jersey last week and I was fortunate to have a chance to test the Fujifilm Finepix XP50 in an environment fitting for this new waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof compact digital camera. While 4-way outdoor protection is it’s most appealing feature, the Fuji Finepix XP50 comes equipped with other features that help it stand out among the others.  The XP50 features a 14 megapixel CMOS sensor, a Fujinon 5x optical zoom 28mm wide-angle lens and a clear 2.7 inch LCD screen with anti-reflective coating which improves visibility even in bright sunlight or while shooting underwater. The Fujifilm Finepix XP50 is the newest edition to Fujifilm’s Finepix outdoor point-and-shoot digital camera models and comes in 5 vibrant colors – orange, green, blue, silver and black.
The Fuji XP50 is waterproof up to 5m or 16.4 ft deep, shock proof to survive a 1.5m or 5ft fall, works in temperatures down to -10°C or 14°F and is tightly sealed against dust and sand. Other features for outdoor fun include:
Double Lock
The battery compartment is sealed with a double lock as an extra safeguard when using the camera underwater or in the field.
Water-repellent Coating Lens
The reinforced lens cover is treated with a water – repellant coating – just shake the water off the lens and go right on shooting.
Shockproof Bumper Design
A shockproof bumper protects the LCD in the midst of all the fun.
Anti-slip Rubber Grip
The shaped anti-slip rubber grip lets you keep a firm hold on the camera with bare or gloved hands.
The ocean was a tad too cold for me to take any sample shots with the XP50 underwater, but I did hold it underwater for several minutes and not to my surprise but of course to my relief I can attest to the XP50 being waterproof. I can also say that the XP50 is indeed dust/sand proof and held up very well while shooting on the beach. The anti-reflective coating on the LCD screen also proved to be helpful and allowed me to take shots even with the clear sky and blazing sun overhead.
On the Left - “Conventional” Camera | On the Right - Fujifilm Finepix XP50 Camera
As I mentioned earlier, the XP50 also comes with a high quality Fujinon 5x zoom 28mm wide-angle lens. The lens isn’t really the highlight of this camera but it does delivers really crisp and vibrant shots from wide-angle to close-ups.
On the Left - Wide-angle (28mm*)  | On the Right - 5x Optical Zoom (140mm*)
Sometimes camera shake or subject movement can blur and ruin your photos. Fortunately, the Finepix XP50 has additional features such as CMOS-shift and high ISO image stabilization that will  improve your image quality even while taking long telephoto shots. Together these two features ensure clearer images even while using the XP50 at the full 5x zoom.
The Fuji XP50 comes with a variety of shooting modes to help you maximize your shots potential. These modes include:
6 scene SR AUTO shooting modes – Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, and Backlit Portrait. Framed scenes are automatically detected and selected into the appropriate camera scene mode.
Pro Low-Light Mode is ideal for shooting non-moving subjects in low light. This mode automatically takes a series of four high-sensitivity & low-noise exposures and then combines them into an image with less noise than the single exposures.
Dynamic Range mode uses Multi Frame technology to capture three consecutive photos shot at high speed-under-exposed, normal exposure, and over-exposed. The three images are then layered to an optimum balance of detail in shadow and highlights, eliminating “blackout” or “washout” and producing pleasing, natural gradations.
Natural Light and with Flash mode allows you to capture the same scene twice: once with high sensitivity and natural light, and the second time with Intelligent Flash. So later on you can choose to keep one or both photos.
Face Detection optimizes people pictures by identifying faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results. Red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection. The Face Detection can simultaneously recognize up to 6 faces in a photo. Share your group portraits using the zoom up function in playbacks, checking each detected face. Each expression can be cropped and saved in clear high resolution results.
The Face Detection Self-timer automatically sets off after the number and position of faces in a scene are detected, snapping the photo at the right moment, with the faces in focus and properly exposed.
Couple Timer mode waits until two faces are close together in the frame. Select “Near,” “Close Up” or “Super Close” depending on the level of intimacy you’re aiming for…
Group Timer mode gives you time to get into position as it waits until the number of faces are detected in the frame. You can select up to 4 faces.
Motion Panorama 360 mode allows you to press the shutter button and sweep the camera to pan the scene. The FinePix XP50 produces a stunning 360° panorama shot, effortlessly and automatically.
Tracking Auto Focus keeps fast moving subjects in the frame and in focus, even at 5x zoom extended. Great for capturing dynamic close-ups.

Below are sample images taken in LBI and Atlantic City, NJ using the Fujifilm Finepix XP50:

In addition to a wide range of shooting modes, the Fuji FinePix XP50 offers a selection of versatile scene positions that ensure optimum results no matter what the scene.

SR AUTO
Frame your shot and SR AUTO intelligently recognizes the scene and selects the ideal settings.
AUTO
The easiest mode for taking pictures. Use this for ordinary photography.
Program AE
An automatic mode to set the white balance and exposure.
Pro Low-light
Choose for shooting a subject under low light or a still subject by using the telephoto zoom.
HDR (Dynamic Range)
Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of shots, each with different exposure. These are combined into a single image, pre-serving detail in highlights and shadows.
Natural Light & with Flash
Shoots 2 images continuously, without flash and with flash. Comes in great handy during marginal shooting situations.
Natural Light
Produces beautiful images that retain the natural ambience when shots are taken in low-light conditions.
Portrait
Set for shooting portraits. Skin tones are softened as it enhances the overall natural look.
Portrait Enhancer
Enables automatic enhancements of skin tone.
Landscape
Best for shooting scenery in daylight capturing clear and sharp shots of buildings and mountains effectively.
Motion Panorama 360
Sweep the camera right or left to create panoramic image.
Sport
A quick recognition of persons in motion or objects for a faster shutter speed to help you catch the perfect moment.
Night
Mode for shooting evening and night scenes. A picture is taken with a slow shutter.
Night (Tripod)
Clear shots of twilight scenes using tripod.
Sunset
Capture sunset scenes vivid in color.
Snow
Most adaptable to snow scenes without unnatural darkened images or where the whole screen appears white.
Beach
Clear shots of people without darkened images under strong sunlight.
Underwater
Best for shooting underwater capturing clear images of the ocean blue.
Underwater (Wide)
Clear underwater picture in wide view capturing the dynamism of the wondrous water world.
Underwater (Macro)
Capture the underwater subjects up close with clarity and in eloquent colors.
Party
Best for shooting indoor weddings or parties. Retains the natural ambiance in low-light conditions.
Flower
Capture a clear close-up shots of blooming flowers rich in color.
Text
Clear shots of letters on a document or white board.
Not only does the Fujifilm Finepix XP50 ensure excellent still image quality but also offers full high definition 1080p video recording as well. You can capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16 : 9 format for full screen HDTV image display. A handy Micro HDMI connection allows you to plug the camera directly into your TV or entertainment system. Additionally, actually recording movies is simple as well. There is a red one-touch movie record button on the back of the camera right next to the LCD screen. This proved to be especially useful when I wanted to catch my mother on stage at some free act in Atlantic City one evening. It was dark in the audience so I would have never been able to capture the moment if I had to fuss around the camera menu to find the video record feature!
The Fuji XP50 also features in-camera editing functions. For still images the XP50 offers: 
Aspect Ratio – Images are trimmed to fit the ratio aspects. 
Sepia – Adds tone effects of sepia that can be adjusted at 5 different levels. 
Contrast – 10 contrast levels can be selected from softening to sharpening controls. 
Cropping – Images can be cropped to fit your blog. 
Color – Adds miniature effect to image. 
Brightness – 10 brightness levels can be adjusted to image. 
Face Mosaic – Mosaic to faces can be applied.
For movie and video in-camera editing the XP50 offers:
Movie Trimming – After you take a clip, just set the IN and OUT points to crop and save only the part you want. It’s that easy.
Movie Join – Select any previously recorded movie file and “resume” shooting to create a movie up to 2GB size.
If you want to share your photos and movies with the world, you can organize and then automatically upload your photos and videos for Facebook or Youtube using the MyFinePix Studio software which is included with the XP50. The Fujifilm XP50 comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and battery life was very efficient. I charged the battery once for only about 20 minutes (the battery was almost fully dead to start) and it lasted me the entire week. I used a Kingston 16GB SDHC Class 10 memory card to store my images and videos. However, you can use your Fujifilm Finepix XP50 with any high-capacity Secure Digital (SDHC/SDXC) memory card.
 For pricing and availability, visit H and B Digital online or our NYC retail location:  
- Fujifilm FinePix XP50 Digital Camera 
 

When Two Worlds Collide – The New Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Review, Video and Photos in NYC

If you’re interested in upgrading from your standard point-and-shoot digital camera but aren’t quite ready for the expense or the complexities of a professional DSLR camera, the newly released Fujifilm FinePix S4200 might be a good option for you.  A few days ago I tested the Fuji S4200 in NYC and found it to be a very portable and easy to use digital camera with excellent image quality and an array of impressive features not typically found on your standard point-and-shoot.  The Fujifilm S4200 features a 14 megapixel resolution, a 24x optical zoom lens, an electronic viewfinder and a bright 3.0 inch LCD, among other noteworthy attributes, including a 1920 x 1080 high definition video record mode. Videos record continuously for approximately 9 minutes from start to finish.
Another great feature is the Fujifilm S4200 body which is compact but also comes equipped with a hand grip, a useful attribute when taking shots amongst the crowds of people swarming the city streets.  Although the S4200 is equipped with advanced features, it still stays true to its point-and-shoot roots, such as AA alkaline battery power, a speedy start-up time of 1.8 seconds and a variety of auto modes and functions.
The flexibility to choose and change lenses that fit your creative or professional needs is one of the reasons many amateur and hobbyist photographers eventually upgrade to an interchangeable lens camera.  The Fujifilm S4200 is equipped with a Fujinon 24x optical zoom, 24-576mm wide-angle, super-zoom lens which also utilizes a 42-step electronic powered zoom control for smooth transitions – making this lens versatile enough to shoot close-up (macro) or to capture distant subjects. Additionally, the lens has a Super EBC coating to reduce ghosting and lens flare for clearer and crisper images.
The fun and easy to use auto features are one of the reasons so many people are attracted to point-and-shoot cameras.  Point-and-shoot fans will be pleased to know that Fujifilm S4200 comes with 6 different Scene SR AUTO modes including Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait and Backlit Portrait. Another great function is the Natural Light and With Flash mode, this function takes both a natural light image and an image with flash when you can’t decide which way you want it. You can save both images and keep the ones you like best.
Essentially, you can get the best of both worlds with the Fujifilm FinePix S4200.
For pricing and availability, view the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Product Page or visit us at our NYC camera store.
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Photos Taken with The Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Digital Camera:

More Fuji S4200 Product Details & Highlights:

Lens X Finder – Experience the Extreme Shooting Sensation
The combination of versatile & functional Fujinon lens and a bright viewfinder give a sensational shooting experience

Fujinon 24x Optical Zoom and Wide 24mm Zoom Lens The widely renown Fujinon Lenses are used popularly in numerous situations including satellites in outer space, TV/film, surveillance, and compact cameras. With the highly adept manufacture of Fujifilm, high precision optics and technology are provided for the best 24mm wide angle and 24x optical zoom

Super EBC – Aiming for High Quality Images The lens elements used in the FinePix S4200 have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality

42-Step Electronic Powered Zoom The powered 24x zoom features smooth 42-step zoom control, giving you the ability to frame every shot with precision accuracy

2cm Super Macro At a distance of just 2cm, macro photography using the FinePix S4200 allows you to capture all the exquisite detail of your subject from really close up

High Sensitivity + CCD Shift Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization is the combination of high sensitivity and CCD shift image stabilization that works to eliminate blurred photos by freezing action and minimizing blurs at the maximum zoom range
Electronic Viewfinder

The FinePix S4200 offers the flexibility of framing your shots through the crisp, clear electronic viewfinder. In addition to enhanced visibility in bright daylight, the bright EVF accommodates a traditional shooting style, making it easy to steady the camera, even when shooting with the 24x zoom fully extended

3.0 Inch Large LCD
The 3.0 inch large, bright LCD display makes it easy to compose great photos. Sharing pictures is a pleasure, thanks to its high-impact 230,000 dot resolution

AA Battery
The FinePix S4200 can be powered by four AA-type alkaline batteries, affording a convenient source of power when you’re on the road and eliminating the need to carry a bulky charger

Fast Startup
Turn the power ON from a cold start and FinePix S4200 is ready to shoot in only 1.8 seconds

6 Scene SR AUTO Modes
Framed scenes are automatically detected and selected into appropriate camera settings: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, and Backlit Portrait

Portrait:Recognizes portraits by detecting the faces quickly in the frame and optimizing focus, brightness, and white balance
Landscape:Scenic shots such as mountains and buildings are automatically recognized. Colors of the sky, forests, and flower fields are captured in vivid colors and depth
Night:For low-light and night-time scenarios, shutter speed, and sensitivity are automatically adjusted producing blur-free pictures with minimal noise
Macro:Macro mode sets the focusing position of the details of small flowers or tiny subjects accurately
Night Portrait:When photographing people at night or in low-light, SR AUTO optimizes flash range, shutter speed, and exposure of the portraits, while capturing a smooth and luminous background
Backlit Portrait:Optimizes brightness of the faces that usually end up in shadow and underexposure caused by the light behind

Blink Detection
The camera will warn you when people in the frame are blinking, giving you the option to retake the photo, or enlarge the face so you can save or delete the image before you take the next shot

Smile & Shoot Mode
The Smile & Shoot mode of Scene Position, automatically releases the shutter when the smile appears so you won’t miss the adorable smile the moment they happen

Natural Light & With Flash
Can’t decide whether it’s best to use flash? Choose this mode, press the shutter and automatically capture the same scene twice: once with high sensitivity and natural light, and the second time with intelligent flash. Later choose one or keep both!

Face Detection
Face detection optimizes people pictures by identifying faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results

Red-Eye Removal in Detected Faces
Red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a prefect end result
Instantly Detect Up to 10 Faces!

The Face Detection can simultaneously recognize up to 10 faces in a photo. Share your group portraits using the zoom up function in playbacks, checking each detected face. Each priceless expression can be cropped and saved in clear high resolution results
Face Detection Timer Function

The Face Detection self-timer automatically sets off after the number and position of faces in a scene are detected, snapping the photo at the right moment, with the faces in focus and properly exposed

Couple Timer:Just the two of you? Couple Timer waits until two faces are close together in the frame. Select “Near”, “Close Up”, or “Super Close” depending on the level of intimacy you’re aiming for
Group Timer:Out and about with your friends? Group Timer mode gives you time to get into position as it waits until the specified number of faces are detected in the frame. You can select up to 4 faces and enjoy the moment

Motion Panorama
Lets you take panorama photos as simply as 1, 2, 3! The camera automatically stitches together three consecutive shots, with simple in-frame guidance to ensure the images are aligned. The resulting image is saved to the memory card as an impressive panorama

Tracking Auto Focus
Keeps fast moving subjects in the frame and in focus, even at 5x zoom extended. Great for capturing dynamic close-ups

Instant Zoom
A function to follow moving subjects in standard wide view for easy framing at high zoom settings. With a single press of a button, the subject tracked within the selected frame on the LCD, will be captured and saved at a high zoom ratio (1.4x or 2.0x digital zoom)

Zoom Bracketing Mode
Enables three shots to be taken at the single press of the button, at varying degrees of magnification (original, 1.4x and 2.0s). This enables instant editing on the camera to choose the ideal shot, rather than having to go back to a PC to facilitate a digital crop

Date Stamp Function
Shooting date and time can be embedded in the lower right-hand corner of the images files

HDTV-Compatible Photos and Video
Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the FinePix S4200 lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display. Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format

Photo Shooting: Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (4,288 x 2,416 pixels, 3,072 x 1,728 pixels, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels)

Movie Shooting: Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (1280 x 720 pixels)
Versatile Shooting Modes

In addition to a wide range of shooting modes, the S4200 offers a selection of versatile scene positions that ensure optimum results no matter what the scene

SR AUTO:Choose for shooting a subject under low-light or a still subject by using the telephoto zoom

AUTO:The easiest mode for taking pictures. Use this for ordinary photography

Program AE:An automatic mode to set the white balance and exposure

Pro Low-Light:Choose for shooting a subject under low-light or a still subject by using the telephoto zoom

HDR (Dynamic Range):Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of shots, each with different exposure. These are combined into a single image, pre-serving detail in highlights and shadows

Natural Light & With Flash:Shoots 2 images continuously, without flash and with flash. Comes in great handy during marginal shooting situations

Natural Light:Produces beautiful images that retain the natural ambience when shots are taken in low-light conditions

Portrait:Set for shooting portraits. Skin tones are softened as it enhances the overall natural look

Portrait Enhancer:Enables automatic enhancements of skin tone

Landscape:Best for shooting scenery in daylight capturing clear and sharp shots of buildings and mountains effectively

Motion Panorama 360: Sweep the camera right or left to create panoramic image

Sport:A quick recognition of persons in motion or objects for a faster shutter speed to help you catch the perfect moment

Night: Mode for shooting evening and night scenes. A picture is taken with a slow shutter

Night (Tripod): Clear shots of twilight scenes using tripod

Sunset: Capture sunset scenes vivid in color

Snow: Most adaptable to snow scenes without unnatural darkened images or where the whole screen appears white

Beach: Clear shots of people without darkened images under strong sunlight

Underwater: Best for shooting underwater capturing clear images of the ocean blue

Underwater (Wide): Clear underwater picture in wide view capturing the dynamism of the wondrous water world

Underwater (Macro): Capture the underwater subjects up to close with clarity and in eloquent colors

Party: Best for shooting indoor weddings or parties. Retains the natural ambience in low-light conditions
 
Flower: Capture a clear close-up shot of blooming flowers rich in color

Text: Clear shots of letters on a document or white board

Share Your Image with Built-In Social Networking
Don’t wait until you get home to start choosing which pictures to upload to FaceBook. Start the process in-camera by tagging the pictures you want to share. The next time you connect to your home computer your images will upload automatically. The same goes for movie clips too, which can also be uploaded to YouTube

Easy Web Uploading to YouTube and Facebook via MyFinePix Studio
It’s as easy as one, two, three. Shoot pictures and HD video clips, edit them in-camera, and tag them for upload to your Facebook profile page or YouTube account

In-Camera Editing: In-camera edit functions let you edit captured images, which can then be marked with a touch of the convenient upload button

Upload: When the S4200 is connected to a PC the marked images are uploaded to the designated site, eliminating the need for time-consuming PC-based image processing or selection

MyFinePix Studio Automatically Searches for New Images to Upload:MyFinePix Studio detects new images to upload. When finding new images to upload, the uploader starts automatically

Photobook Assist
Create a photo album in your camera. Easily accessible and mobile, you can share images with family and friends anytime, anywhere. Installed in-camera, you can create a photobook folder where tagged images will be stored and organized accordingly. Your photobook can also be ordered online for print when connected to the Internet, as well as when you to stores to get your photos printed, images can easily be sorted when tagged

Post Capture Editing
Try the in-camera movie and image editing functions to artistically enliven photos, creating distinctive ambiances

Movie Editing
Movie Trimming: After you take a clip, just set the IN and OUT points to crop and save only the part you want. It’s that easy

Movie Join: Select any previously recorded movie file and “resume” shooting to create a movie up to 2GB in size

Photo Editing
Add an artistic dimension to any recorded image in your camera with your choice of special effects

Aspect Ratio:Images are trimmed to fit the ratio aspects

Sepia:Adds tone effects of sepia that can be adjusted at 5 different levels

Contrast:10 contrast levels can be selected from softening to sharpening controls

Cropping:Images can be cropped to fit your blog

Color:Adds miniature effect to image

Brightness:10 brightness levels can be adjusted

Face Mosaic:Mosaic to faces can be applied

Playback Functions
Easy and simple search function with slideshow and red-eye removal during playback

Image Search: With the convenient Image Search function you can search pictures by Date, Face, Scene, Type of Data, Favorite Rank, and photos you’ve marked to uploadBy Date: View your saved images by date, making it easy to locate specific events or occasions

By Face: All your portraits can be selected and replayed based on composition: group photos, couples pictures, and so on

By Scene: Photos shot with AUTO or SR AUTO mode can be replayed according to the type of scene: portrait, landscape, night scene, and macro

By Type of Data: Display the content of your image library according to the type of data: still photos, edited images, or movie footage

By Favorite Rank: Rank your photos according to your favorites with star ratings

By Upload Mark: Images marked for upload to YouTube and Facebook can be grouped and displayed together

Slideshow: Close-ups of detected faces are shown in slideshow style

Red-Eye Removal During Playback: This function corrects red-eyes while reviewing detected faces

Micro Thumbnail view:Up to 100 pictures can be viewed at a time in a 10 x 10 array of micro thumbnails. Convenient for smooth and comfortable playback

Movie Recording
1920 x 1080 pixels / 1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec) with monaural sound. Zoom function can be used

SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
The versatile card slot is compatible with high-capacity Secure Digital (SDHC/SDXC) memory cards

For pricing and availability, view the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Product Page or visit us at our NYC camera store

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Digital Camera Review, Video, Photo Testing in NYC

I took to the streets of NYC yesterday afternoon  to test the new Fujifilm FinePix SL300 – a 14 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera equipped with an impressive Fujinon 30x optical zoom  24mmm wide angle lens! The camera was easy to handle and it’s 160 degree angle, ultra wide and bright 3.0″ LCD screen made composing shots and viewing images easy and fun. However, it was nice having the flexibility to frame some of my shots through the electronic viewfinder. Although the Fuji SL300 already comes with a built-in flash, there is also a hot-shoe which can accommodate an auxiliary TTL flash, for shooting scenes beyond the capability of the built-in flash.

Getting back to the SL300′s most exciting feature – it’s super-zoom lens. The 30x zoom 24mm wide angle lens has been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), which according to Fujifilm, is the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. This helps to reduce ghosting and lens flare which is expected to improve image quality. The lenses powered 30x zoom features smooth 45-step zoom control to help  frame every shot with greater accuracy. You can also shoot macro photography at a distance of 2cm and with Dual Image Stabilization, the SL300 works to eliminate blurred photos by freezing action and minimizing blurs at maximum zoom range.

For prices and availability,  visit our Fujifilm FinePix SL300 product page or visit our H and B Digital photo store in NYC.

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Product Highlights:

  • 14.0Mp Resolution
  • 3.0″ LCD Monitor
  • 24-720mm Fujinon 30x Optical Zoom Lens
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Storage
  • 1280 x 720 HD Video Capture
  • 64-6400 ISO Sensitivity
  • CCD Shift Type Image Stabilization
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • TTL Hot Shoe
  • 45-Step Electronic Powered Zoom

Video Footage Taken with the Fujifilm FinePix SL300:

Photos Taken with the Fujifilm FinePix SL300:

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More Details/Features of the Fujifilm FinePix SL300:

Of course, the SL300 doesn’t just take still images; it also captures 1280 x 720 high def video with monaural sound. Other helpful highlights include the TTL hot shoe for attaching optional flash units that can go beyond the capabilities of the built-in flash. Additionally, the SL300 is powered by a lithium-ion battery that is capable of capturing up to 300 frames on one charge.
A number of auto modes also grace the SL300, taking the guesswork out of shooting – in almost any situation. Whether you’re taking advantage of face detection or Tracking Auto Focus, you’ll end up with great looking memories without frustration.
When you’re done shooting, the post-production features help you share both stills and videos on social media with in-camera tagging, MyFinePix Studio, and Photobook Assist. Playback functions also abound, including Micro Thumbnail View, By Scene, and By Favorite Rank, among others.

Lens X Finder – Experience the Extreme Shooting Sensation
The combination of versatile & functional Fujinon lens and a bright viewfinder give a sensational shooting experienceFujinon 30x Optical Zoom and Wide 24mm Zoom LensThe widely renown Fujinon Lenses are used popularly in numerous situations including satellites in outer space, TV/film, surveillance, and compact cameras. With the highly adept manufacture of Fujifilm, high precision optics and technology are provided for the best 24mm wide angle and 30x optical zoomSuper EBC – Aiming for High Quality ImagesThe lens elements used in the SL300 have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality45-Step Electronic Powered ZoomThe powered 30x zoom features smooth 45-step zoom control, giving you the ability to frame every shot with precision accuracy2cm Super Macro At a distance of just 2cm, macro photography using the SL300 allows you to capture all the exquisite detail of your subject from really close up
High Sensitivity + CCD Shift Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization is the combination of high sensitivity and CCD shift image stabilization that works to eliminate blurred photos by freezing action and minimizing blurs at the maximum zoom range
Electronic Viewfinder
The FinePix SL300 offers the flexibility of framing your shots through the crisp, clear electronic viewfinder. In addition to enhanced visibility in bright daylight, the bright EVF accommodates a traditional shooting style, making it easy to steady the camera, even when shooting with the 30x zoom fully extended
3.0 Inch Large LCD
With its ultra-wide view angle of 160 degrees, the bright, high-contrast (1:1100), 3.0″, 460,000 dot LCD screen makes composing, viewing, and sharing images a pleasure
Li-ion Battery
The hard-working li-ion battery is capable of capturing up to 300 frames on a single charge
TTL Hot-Shoe
A hot-shoe accommodates an auxiliary TTL flash, for shooting scenes beyond the capability of the built-in flash. A selection of versatile compatible flash units is available separately
Fast Startup
Turn the power ON from a cold start and FinePix SL300 is ready to shoot in only 1.8 seconds
6 Scene SR AUTO Modes
Framed scenes are automatically detected and selected into appropriate camera settings: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, and Backlit PortraitPortrait:Recognizes portraits by detecting the faces quickly in the frame and optimizing focus, brightness, and white balanceLandscape:Scenic shots such as mountains and buildings are automatically recognized. Colors of the sky, forests, and flower fields are captured in vivid colors and depthNight:For low-light and nighttime scenarios, shutter speed, and sensitivity are automatically adjusted producing blur-free pictures with minimal noiseMacro:Macro mode sets the focusing position of the details of small flowers or tiny subjects accuratelyNight Portrait:When photographing people at night or in low-light, SR AUTO optimizes flash range, shutter speed, and exposure of the portraits, while capturing a smooth and luminous backgroundBacklit Portrait:Optimizes brightness of the faces that usually end up in shadow and underexposure caused by the light behind
Blink Detection
The camera will warn you when people in the frame are blinking, giving you the option to retake the photo, or enlarge the face so you can save or delete the image before you take the next shot
Smile & Shoot Mode
The Smile & Shoot mode of Scene Position, automatically releases the shutter when the smile appears so you won’t miss the adorable smile the moment they happen
Face Recognition
The FinePix SL300 not only detects faces in a frame but it can also recognize who is who! You can register up to 8 people in your camera and next time you take a photo of them it will bring up their name and optimize settings in favor of your registered faces. In playback, you can search for all photos containing registered faces to quickly find photos of your favorites
Natural Light & With Flash
Can’t decide whether it’s best to use flash? Choose this mode, press the shutter and automatically capture the same scene twice: once with high sensitivity and natural light, and the second time with intelligent flash. Later choose one or keep both!
Face Detection
Face detection optimizes people pictures by identifying faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results
Red-Eye Removal in Detected Faces
Red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a prefect end result
Instantly Detect Up to 10 Faces!
The Face Detection can simultaneously recognize up to 10 faces in a photo. Share your group portraits using the zoom up function in playbacks, checking each detected face. Each priceless expression can be cropped and saved in clear high resolution results
Motion Panorama
Lets you take panorama photos as simply as 1, 2, 3! The camera automatically stitches together three consecutive shots, with simple in-frame guidance to ensure the images are aligned. The resulting image is saved to the memory card as an impressive panorama
Tracking Auto Focus
Keeps fast moving subjects in the frame and in focus, even at 5x zoom extended. Great for capturing dynamic close-ups
Instant Zoom
A function to follow moving subjects in standard wide view for easy framing at high zoom settings. With a single press of a button, the subject tracked within the selected frame on the LCD will be captured and saved at a high zoom ratio (1.4x or 2.0x digital zoom)
Zoom Bracketing Mode
Enables three shots to be taken at the single press of the button, at varying degrees of magnification (original, 1.4x and 2.0x). This enables instant editing on the camera to choose the ideal shot, rather than having to go back to a PC to facilitate a digital crop
Date Stamp Function
Shooting date and time can be embedded in the lower right-hand corner of the images files
HDTV-Compatible Photos and Video
Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the SL300 lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display. Capture high resolution images in 16:9 formatPhoto Shooting:Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (4288 x 2416 pixels, 3072 x 1728 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels)Movie Shooting: Capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (1280 x 720 pixels)
Versatile Shooting Modes
In addition to a wide range of shooting modes, the SL300 offers a selection of versatile scene positions that ensure optimum results no matter what the sceneSR AUTO:Choose for shooting a subject under low-light or a still subject by using the telephoto zoomAUTO:The easiest mode for taking pictures. Use this for ordinary photographyProgram AE:An automatic mode to set the white balance and exposurePro Low-Light:Choose for shooting a subject under low-light or a still subject by using the telephoto zoomHDR (Dynamic Range):Each time the shutter button is pressed, the camera takes a series of shots, each with different exposure. These are combined into a single image, preserving detail in highlights and shadowsNatural Light & With Flash:Shoots 2 images continuously, without flash and with flash. Comes in great handy during marginal shooting situationsNatural Light:Produces beautiful images that retain the natural ambiance when shots are taken in low-light conditions
Portrait:Set for shooting portraits. Skin tones are softened as it enhances the overall natural look
Portrait Enhancer:Enables automatic enhancements of skin tone
Landscape:Best for shooting scenery in daylight capturing clear and sharp shots of buildings and mountains effectively
Motion Panorama 360: Sweep the camera right or left to create panoramic image
Sport:A quick recognition of persons in motion or objects for a faster shutter speed to help you catch the perfect moment
Night: Mode for shooting evening and night scenes. A picture is taken with a slow shutter
Night (Tripod): Clear shots of twilight scenes using tripod
Sunset: Capture sunset scenes vivid in color
Snow: Most adaptable to snow scenes without unnatural darkened images or where the whole screen appears white
Beach: Clear shots of people without darkened images under strong sunlight
Underwater: Best for shooting underwater for capturing clear images of the blue ocean
Underwater (Wide): Clear underwater picture in wide view, capturing the dynamism of the wondrous water world
Underwater (Macro): Capture underwater subjects up-close with clarity and in eloquent colors
Party: Best for shooting indoor weddings or parties. Retains the natural ambiance in low-light conditions
Flower: Capture a clear close-up shot of blooming flowers rich in color
Text: Clear shots of letters on a document or white board
Share Your Images with Built-In Social Networking
Don’t wait until you get home to start choosing which pictures to upload to FaceBook. Start the process in-camera by tagging the pictures you want to share. The next time you connect to your home computer your images will upload automatically. The same goes for movie clips too, which can also be uploaded to YouTube
Easy Web Uploading to YouTube and Facebook via MyFinePix Studio
It’s as easy as one, two, three. Shoot pictures and HD video clips, edit them in-camera, and tag them for upload to your Facebook profile page or YouTube accountIn-Camera Editing:In-camera edit functions let you edit captured images, which can then be marked with a touch of the convenient upload buttonUpload:When the SL300 is connected to a PC the marked images are uploaded to the designated site, eliminating the need for time-consuming PC-based image processing or selectionMyFinePix Studio Automatically Searches for New Images to Upload:MyFinePix Studio detects new images to upload. When finding new images to upload, the uploader starts automatically
Photobook Assist
Create a photo album in your camera. Easily accessible and mobile, you can share images with family and friends anytime, anywhere. Installed in-camera, you can create a photobook folder where tagged images will be stored and organized accordingly. Your photobook can also be ordered online, when you are connected to the Internet
Post Capture Editing
Try the in-camera movie and image editing functions to artistically enliven photos, creating distinctive ambiancesMovie EditingMovie Trimming:After you take a clip, just set the IN and OUT points to crop and save only the part you want. It’s that easyMovie Join:Select any previously recorded movie file and “resume” shooting to create a movie up to 2GB in sizePhoto EditingAdd an artistic dimension to any recorded image in your camera with your choice of special effectsAspect Ratio:Images are trimmed to fit the ratio aspectsSepia:Adds tone effects of sepia that can be adjusted at 5 different levels
Contrast:10 contrast levels can be selected from softening to sharpening controls
Cropping:Images can be cropped to fit your blog
Color:Adds miniature effect to image
Brightness:10 brightness levels can be adjusted
Face Mosaic:Mosaic to faces can be applied
Playback Functions
Easy and simple search function with slideshow and red-eye removal during playbackImage Search: With the convenient Image Search function you can search pictures by Date, Face, Scene, Type of Data, Favorite Rank, and photos you’ve marked to uploadBy Date:View your saved images by date, making it easy to locate specific events or occasionsBy Face:All your portraits can be selected and replayed based on composition: group photos, couples pictures, and so onBy Scene:Photos shot with AUTO or SR AUTO mode can be replayed according to the type of scene: portrait, landscape, night scene, and macroBy Type of Data:Display the content of your image library according to the type of data: still photos, edited images, or movie footageBy Favorite Rank:Rank your photos according to your favorites with star ratingsBy Upload Mark:Images marked for upload to YouTube and Facebook can be grouped and displayed togetherSlideshow: Close-ups of detected faces are shown in slideshow style
Red-Eye Removal during Playback: This function corrects red-eyes while reviewing detected faces
Micro Thumbnail View:Up to 100 pictures can be viewed at a time in a 10 x 10 array of micro thumbnails. Convenient for smooth and comfortable playback
Movie Recording
1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound. Optical zoom function can be used
SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
The versatile card slot is compatible with high-capacity Secure Digital (SDHC/SDXC) memory cards
For prices and availability, visit our Fujifilm FinePix SL300 product page or visit our H and B Digital photo store in NYC.

Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera Review, Photo Sample Images, Video Testing NYC

We were fortunate enough to test the new Fujifilm X-S1 Digital Camera during one of New York City’s most festive and fun events – The St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Although the X-S1 looks like a DSLR, it has a fixed 26x 24-624mm lens with a very fast (for this zoom range) f/2.8 maximum aperture at the wide-angle end of the zoom (it goes to f/5.6 at longer focal lengths). That’s a 26x zoom lens. A true wide-angle 24mm to a truly awesome 624mm telephoto and everything in between. Plus, a super macro setting that allows you to get your shot right up to 1/2″ from your subject–there’s hardly a photo you can’t capture with this camera.

The 2/3″ EXR CMOS sensor captures both high res stills and 1080p HD video at a maximum resolution of 12MP. The X-S1 has both a large, tiltable 3″ LCD monitor and a sharp 1440,000-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF). Naturally, it captures RAW as well as JPEG files. Sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 12800 gives you confidence that you’ll always get the shot, no matter how dim the light.
The solid construction of the X-S1 include touches like metal dials on top, a textured rubber-like finish for a solid grip, and the ability to use the built-in flash for macro shots as close as 11.8″. The overall structure is designed to minimize moisture and dust.

The film simulation mode allows you to mimic the look of Velvia, Provia or Astia Fuji films, or produce gorgeous black and white images with or without filtration. You can even bracket dynamic range, film simulation, exposure or ISO sensitivity for any given situation. This camera is ready to play.


Fujifilm X-S1 Product Features:

  • 12MP Resolution
  • EVF and 3.0″ Tilt LCD Screen
  • 24-624mm (Equivalent) 26x Zoom Lens
  • Fast f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • 1080p HD Movie Recording
  • RAW Shooting & In-Camera Processing
  • Manual Pop-Up Flash
  • Up to 12800 ISO High Sensitivity
  • ISO, AE, Film Simulation Bracketing
  • High Quality Construction

Video footage taken with the Fujifilm X-S1:

Photos taken with the Fujifilm X-S1:

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F2.8-5.6 Fujinon 6.1-158.6mm Optical 26x Zoom Lens (24-624mm Equivalent)

Extensive Focal Length Range (24mm-624mm) and Bright F-Values (F2.8-F5.6)
Featuring a 12-group, 17-element lens configuration, the manual optical 26x zoom is a masterpiece of FUJINON technology. The extravagant adoption of high optical performance glass lens elements (aspherical, high refractive index, and ED glass lenses) make the exceptional brightness of F2.8 at wide angle and F5.6 at telephoto possible.
4 Aspherical Lenses
By using 4 high-performance aspherical lenses, the X-S1 delivers sharp image quality with rich resolution. These lenses also contribute to a more compact overall lens configuration and the X-S1′s compact body size ensuring you can easily take it everywhere with you.
ED Lens
ED lenses are included for prevention of chromatic aberrations and muddy colors. In order to minimize chromatic aberration which tends to occur when taking telephoto shots with a long zoom lens, two ED lenses made of extra-low dispersion glass have been adopted in the lens configuration. Adoption of one large-diameter ED lens in the first lens group reduces axial chromatic aberration that can occur at high zoom settings.
Super EBC
All the lens elements used in the X-S1 have been treated with multilayer Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating), the same process used for Fujinon broadcasting video lenses and large-format camera lenses acclaimed by professionals. Reducing ghosting and lens flare, the treatment promises clear image quality.
Versatile Shooting Style
Optimized for exquisite detail all the way to the edge of the image–the FUJINON Lens and the EXR CMOS Sensor are the cutting edge of original FUJIFILM high-performance technology. These key devices have not only been adopted in the new X-S1, but also thoroughly optimized for each other, resulting in a synergy that produces high-resolution photos with exceptional resolution from the center to the edge of the image with extremely few aberrations.
OIS Mechanism
Complete control of the camera, without fear of camera shake. Equipped with a newly developed image stabilization mechanism, X-S1 effectively compensates for camera shake even when you press the shutter to capture a subject at extreme zoom.
Metal Lens Barrel
Fast and precise zoom control for the wide photographic range of X-S1–the X-S1 embodies operability that lets you fine tune every shot to perfection. In the easy-to-hold slim zoom lens barrel, the metal cam-driven zoom mechanism delivers a subtle sensation of torque for smooth and precise adjustment.
Soft and Beautiful “Bokeh” Effect
9-blade aperture diaphragm for an expressive “bokeh” effect–special attention has been paid to enabling a beautiful “bokeh” effect. The 9-blade aperture diaphragm lets you artistically put the focus on your subject while creating a softly defocused near-circular background.

Sensor and Processor

12 Megapixel 2/3-inch EXR CMOS Sensor
Only the EXR CMOS sensor can intelligently switch between three original technologies depending on the scene and always capture the moment in exquisite detail and with impressive image quality. Featuring FUJIFILM’s bespoke pixel array, the large 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor captures images with impressive resolution.
Optimization of the Sensor and Lens
Sufficient light quantity is collected not only in the center of the sensor, but all the way to the edge area by optimization of both the image sensor and lens.
EXR Processor
Working in tandem with the 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor, the EXR Processor achieves a new level of performance. Tapping into the power of its two CPUs, EXR Core and a reconfigurable processor, it provides powerful and speedy processing, even Full HD Movie and high speed continuous shooting.
EXR Technologies Take Beauty to New Extremes
High Resolution (12 megapixels) Wide Dynamic Range (up to 1600%) High Sensitivity & Low Noise (ISO100-12800)
Super High Quality Full HD Movies
Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the X-S1 lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display.
Clear Full HD Movies Even in Low Lighting
This single unit is capable of capturing video in a broad focal length range from wide angle to telephoto. You can also use manual focus or capture still images during video recording for full-fledged filming pleasure.
HD Image Viewing
Connect X-S1 directly to a high definition TV using the optional HDMI cable to view your video easily on large screen. You can also connect the unit to an external stereo microphone to achieve stereo recording.
High Speed Response
Faster response for fleeting moments–fast 0.18sec. auto focus, 0.01sec. near-instant shutter time lag and the fast 0.6sec. camera startup! Every facet of operation is accelerated so you will never miss a shot.

High Speed Shooting Functions

High Speed Continuous Shooting
Capture action at almost 7fps at full 12 megapixel resolution (max. 8 frames) or shoot at 10fps at 6 megapixel resolution (max. 8 frames).
High Speed Movie
Sometimes things happen too fast for you to see them properly with your own eyes. The X-S1 can freeze the action at up to an amazing 200fps! So you can see every single minute detail and watch things happening step by step in slow motion. High Speed Movie can be recorded at the following speeds and sizes: 200fps (320 x 112 pixels), 120fps (320 x 240 pixels), 70fps (VGA 640 x 480 pixels).
Best Frame Capture Mode
Timing your shot is ever so easy with Best Frame Capture. Half-press the shutter and the X-S1 starts recording photos at 10fps at 6 megapixel resolution. When the moment happens, fully press the shutter button and the camera captures up to 16 frames including pre-recorded frames, giving you the opportunity to select the best shot.

Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) – 100% Coverage 1.44 million Dots of High Definition Quality

Large High-performance EVF Displays the Scene in Bright Beautiful Detail
Framing and composing shots while viewing the large 0.47-inch screen with 1,440,000 dot resolution in the X-S1 electronic viewfinder is a true pleasure. The image projected by the bright LCD panel is clearly carried to your eye with high fidelity through 2 glass lens elements and 1 aspherical lens. The EVF boasts a wide 26° field of vision and brightness.
Even at Telephoto, What You See in the Viewfinder Is What You Get in Your Photo
The unique advantage of EVF is its ability to give you an accurate depiction of what the final image will look like. Depth of field, color temperature, color mode and other desired image quality settings are reflected in the image displayed in the viewfinder without the influence of the lens F-value so you can compose the image without guesswork. The final photo reflects exactly what you aimed to create in the viewfinder.
Electronic Viewfinder with Eye Sensor
Put your eye to the EVF and Eye Sensor automatically switches display from the LCD to the highly responsive viewfinder.
LCD Monitor–3.0-inch Tilting LCD Screen
Compose shots at even the most difficult angles with this useful tilting 460,000 dots of resolution, LCD screen. The monitor features the monitor sunlight mode for improved viewability even under bright sunlight outdoors. Press and hold the “EVF/LCD” button at the back of the camera down for a few seconds to activate this mode.

Performance of X-S1

Precision Grip of All-Metal Dials
Precision milled from solid metal, the mode and command dials not only accent the high quality look, but also respond to your touch with just the right amount of torque resistance and a satisfying ‘click’ sensation.
All-Metal Lens Hood for the Look and Feel of Quality
The pursuit of premium quality extends to the high-precision finish of the all-metal Lens Hood and Lens Ring and multiplies the pleasure of ownership.
“Made in Japan”, the Mark of Premium Quality
Each and every part of this camera is the product of high precision engineering and the highest quality standards.
Rubber-Like Coating
Coated in a rubber-like texture for a high quality finish, the X-S1 welcomes your hands with a comfortable and sure grip.
Large Button
Individual operation buttons are sized and laid out on inclination to ensure ease of use in outdoor photo opportunities.
Superb Flash Performance Even Close Up
Simultaneously raising and sliding the flash slightly forward, the pop-up flash system lets you take flash macro shots as close as 11.8″ (0.3 m) from the subject.
Protection
Body structure that keeps off moisture and dust–the body features sealing around lids (for card slot, etc.) and rubber ring on the lens to prevent the entry of moisture and dust. Combined with the integrated lens that does not require replacing, the entire system delivers a high level of tightness.

Intelligent Digital Zoom

Digitally Double Your Zoom and Still Enjoy Excellent Resolution
For telephoto shots beyond the 26x optical zoom range, Intelligent Digital Zoom doubles your zoom to the equivalent of 52x zoom and delivers excellent sharpness and detail.

Film Simulation Mode

Color Photography
Just like choosing the ideal film for your creative direction, this easy-to-use mode lets you simulate the color and tonal qualities of color reversal film types loved by professional photographers: the true-to-scene natural look of PROVIA, the vibrant tonality and saturated colors of Velvia, and the silky soft look and beautiful skin tones of ASTIA. The X-S1 makes it simple to take photographs with distinctive Fujichrome color, a quality that only film could previously capture.
Monochrome Photography
Replicating the effects of monochrome film photography, the X-S1 lets you use color filters to expand your photographic interpretation. Heighten contrast with the Ye filter and R filter. Brighten greens and deepen reds with the G filter. Just as you once selected a filter and printing paper to complement your creative vision, the X-S1 empowers expression with a choice of an array of image quality enhancement functions.

RAW Functions

In-Camera RAW Converter
The X-S1′s built-in RAW data converter lets you view and edit your results without the need for your PC. The conversion of RAW data not only takes into account exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera image quality control settings, but also lets the user apply Film Simulation modes in the converter mode.
Special X-S1 RAW Conversion Software Included
For the management, viewing and converting of RAW image data on your PC, you will find SILKYPIX viewer and RAW conversion software included. The special X-S1 version of this software ensures versatility and ease of use, plus movie playback functionality.
RAW Button
The default format is JPEG, but if you want to take the next shot in RAW, with just a touch of the RAW Button, you can switch to JPEG+RAW and capture the next scene in both formats.

Powerful Built-In Auto Bracketing Functions

Dynamic Range Bracketing
Capture 3 exposures of the same scene with high speed continuous shooting, each at a different dynamic range setting (100%, 200% and 400%).
Film Simulation Bracketing
A single exposure produces 3 images of the scene, each with a different Film Simulation effect (PROVIA, Velvia and ASTIA).
AE Bracketing
One press of the shutter captures 3 shots of the same scene at different exposures. AE bracketing can be set in ±1/3, ±2/3 and ±1 EV steps.
ISO Sensitivity Bracketing
Based on a single exposure, the scene is automatically reproduced as 3 images, each with a different ISO sensitivity and without changing the shutter speed and aperture, letting you capture the moment with varying degrees of brightness. Setting is possible in ±1/3, ±2/3 and ±1 EV steps.

Customization Functions

2 Fn Buttons for Assignment of Frequently Used Functions
Customize operation with smooth one-touch control during shooting, just by assigning frequently used functions to two step-saving function buttons (Fn1/Fn2).
Save Custom Settings
Create, save and assign custom settings to the Custom Modes (C1/C2/C3) on the Mode Dial for instant recall of user-defined settings from ISO sensitivity to white balance.

Image Quality Control

Kelvin Value Setting
In addition to Auto White Balance, the X-S1 also offers a choice of 9 white balance presets to compensate for the color of different light sources. Users can also set a Custom White Balance using a gray card or other surface, or select the optimum Kelvin value.
Precise White Balance Setting
For precision correction of white balance, or to explore the creative effects you can achieve from filters, the X-S1 lets you fine tune white balance by adjusting R (red) ⇔ Cy (cyan) and B (blue) ⇔ Ye (yellow) in ±9 steps.
ISO Sensitivity Setting Range
Select the broad sensitivity range of ISO100-3200 for shooting at full 12 megapixel resolution. When sensitivity is the priority, set maximum sensitivity up to ISO12800 (S size). For automatic setting of the optimum sensitivity up to ISO3200, choose AUTO. By assigning this range setting function to the Fn Button, extended sensitivity is available at a touch of a button.
49 Points Selectable AF
Within the 49-point matrix of the auto focus area in the screen, AF accurately and swiftly recognizes the primary subject and brings it into crystal clear focus. It also lets you freely select the position of the AF frame. Using the LCD monitor, you also can change the AF frame size and pinpoint the focusing.
Focus Mode Selector (AF/S, AF/C and MF)
The focus mode selector lever to the right of the lens lets you instantly switch between AF/S (Single AF), AF/C (Continuous AF) and MF (Manual).
Motion Panorama 360 – Photo Gallery Quality
Just sweep the camera right-left or up-down to shoot giant panoramas up to 360°. When you view the panorama playing back on your camera or personal computer, you can enjoy a seamless panorama image with both ends stitched together to create a “cylinder” view.

Playback Functions

Shooting Data Display
Display exposure and other shooting information at the image was taken.
Focus Point Zoom
Zoom in on the focus point of the captured image to check focal precision, blur, etc.
Slideshow
Close-ups of detected faces are shown in slideshow style.
Red-Eye Removal
When face is detected, red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a perfect end result.
Picture Search
Easy search function allowing you to display images by date, and by other categories including those featuring people for quick and fast photo finding.
Photobook Assist
Create a photo album in your camera. Easily accessible and mobile, you can share images with family and friends anytime, anywhere. Installed in-camera, you can create a Photobook folder where tagged images will be stored and organized accordingly. Your Photobook can also be ordered online for print when connected to the internet, as well as when you go to stores to get your photos printed, images can easily be sorted when tagged.

For Fujifilm XS-1 pricing and availability, visit the Fujifilm X-S1 product page or visit the H and B Digital camera store in NYC.

Fujifilm Finepix XP30 Digital Camera Photo Samples and Review

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Weatherproof & GPS Enabled Digital Camera Photo Shoot in NYC From H and B Digital.com

Camera: Fujifilm Finepix XP30
Mode: Auto

Product Highlights

  • 14-Megapixel Resolution
  • 2.7″ Anti-Reflective, High-Contrast LCD
  • 5x Zoom Lens (35mm Equivalent 28-140mm)
  • 720p HD Video
  • Waterproof to 16′, Shockproof to 5′ Fall
  • Freezeproof to 14 Degrees F, Dustproof
  • GPS Geo-Tagging Capabilities
  • Advance Image Stabilization
  • Easy Web Upload
  • Motion Panorama Mode

The Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Digital Camera won’t let you down–it’s waterproof (to 16′/4.8 m), shockproof (for falls up to 5′/1.5 m), freezeproof (to 14°F/-10°C), and dustproof. With 14MP high resolution and a 5x wide-angle 28-140mm (equivalent in 35mm format) lens, the XP30 delivers great image quality every time.

720p HD video is on-board too, so you can hang out at the beach or jump into the water shooting high definition video all the way, without worrying about your camera. Image stabilization and sensitivity up to 3200 ISO means no more blurry photos, and the bright 2.7″ LCD monitor makes it easy and fun to compose and review your pictures and videos.

Built-in GPS records the latitude, longitude and name of your location, so you’ll know exactly where every picture was taken, plus, the GPS will display the distance from your present location to a place where a tagged photo was taken, so you can find your way back.

Lots of other features like Face Detection, Motion Panorama (easy in-camera assembling of 3 photos to produce an ultra wide-angle panoramic photo), tracking AF for fast-moving subjects, and 18 versatile scene settings are included. When you just want to push the button for great pictures, there are 3 different easy-to-use Auto modes available. And you’ll be able to share your photos and videos by uploading them to sites like YouTube and Facebook with no fuss and no muss, using the XP30′s software.

Tough with Style

Waterproof
Waterproof to 5m (16.4ft.) depth, lets you get close and capture the excitement and dynamic scenes of the water world.
Shockproof
Perfect for sports activities! The FinePix XP30 can survive a 1.5m (4.9ft.) fall.
Freezeproof
The FinePix XP30 is perfect for any winter activities down to -10°C (14°F).
Dustproof
Great for locations such as sandy beaches and outdoor wilderness.

Highly Functional and Advanced Quality Design

2.7″ LCD
The LCD is clear and easy to see even in bright conditions.
LED Lights
The bright LED lights the way in the dark.
Shockproof Bumper
The shockproof bumper design shields the LCD.
Folded Zoom Lens
The zoom lens is securely sheltered and protected from shock.
Reinforced Glass Lens Cover
Equipped with a strengthened glass lens cover providing outdoor protection.
Anti-slip Rubber Grip
A rubber grip helps you hold on to your camera under tough conditions.

Superb Quality with HD

Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom & 28mm Wide Lens
The renowned Fujinon Lenses are widely used in numerous situations including satellites in outer space, TV/film, surveillance, and compact cameras. With the highly adept manufacture of Fujifilm, high precision optics and technology are provided for the 28mm wide angle (35mm equivalent) and 5x optical zoom.
28mm Wide Angle
28mm optical zoom lens allows you to capture the real scale, depth, dynamism of the scene at a wide angle.
14 Megapixels – With Vivid Colors and Clarity
An impressive 14 megapixels resolution won’t miss the finest details of your subject. Images are captured sharp and clear, in vivid colors, even when printed at large sizes.
High Sensitivity + CCD Shift Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization is the combination of high sensitivity and CCD shift image stabilization that works to eliminate blurred photos by freezing action and minimizing blurs at maximum zoom range. It works in scenes such as subjects in motion, low-light conditions, and underwater that usually give blurry results.
HDTV-compatible Photos & Videos
Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the FinePix XP30 lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display. Photo Shooting–capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (4,320 x 2,432 pixels, 3,072 x 1,728 pixels, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels). Movie Shooting–capture high resolution images in 16:9 format (1,280 x 720 pixels). Allow 5x zoom ups during your recordings.
Optional HDTV Connection Kit
Combining an HD card reader and a remote control, the optional connection kit makes it easy to display photos and movies on your HDTV.

The New Style GPS

Document Your Trip with the Built-in GPS!
Records the Latitude, Longitude and Name of Location–on-board GPS function creates geo tags displaying latitude and longitude or place names on photo and video images, for immediate identification of where each photo was taken. Image search criteria are enhanced by the ability to search for and select photos according to the place names in their GPS tags, making it easy to sort and display photos from specific locations. Pre-select images from specific locations in-camera, enabling you to create personalized Photobook travel documentaries in just moments at your local Fujifilm photo center.
Photo Navigation–on-board GPS calculates and displays the distance from present location to the place where a tagged photo was taken, enabling you to return to your favorite snowboarding spot or fishing spot in the middle of a lake!
Reflect Back to Your Memories by Using GPS Information with MyFinePix Studio
Just connect your camera to PC and the new images will be added to My Library automatically. You can quickly search for your image, sorted by locations, dates and events. Route Logging with MyFinePix Studio–GPS tags generated in a log file can be displayed on Google Maps to plot your route on a PC running MyFinePix Studio software.

Fun & Flexible Shooting Modes

6-Scene SR AUTO
Framed scenes are automatically detected and selected into appropriate camera settings: Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, and Backlit Portrait.
Face Detection
Face Detection optimizes people pictures by identifying faces and adjusting focus and exposure to ensure bright, clear results. Red-eye removal automatically detects and corrects flash reflection for a perfect end result. The Face Detection can simultaneously recognizes up to 6 faces in a photo. Share your group portraits using the zoom up function in playbacks, checking each detected face. Each priceless expression can be cropped and saved in clear high resolution results.
Face Detection Timer Function
The Face Detection Self-timer automatically sets off after the number and position of faces in a scene are detected, snapping the photo at the right moment, with all the faces in focus and properly exposed. Just the two of you? Couple Timer waits until two faces are close together in the frame. Select “Near,” “Close Up” or “Super Close” depending on the level of intimacy you’re aiming for! Out and about with your friends? Group Timer mode gives you time to get into position as it waits until the number of faces are detected in the frame. You can select up to 4 faces and enjoy the moment ready to be captured!
Motion Panorama
Lets you take panorama photos as simply as 1, 2, 3! The camera automatically stitches together three consecutive shots, with simple in-frame guidance to ensure the images are aligned. The resulting image is saved to the memory card as an impressive panorama.
One Touch Underwater Movie Recording
With just a touch of a button, shoot movies underwater. No settings. Just press, shoot and enjoy the movie.
Tracking Auto Focus
Keeps fast moving subjects in the frame and in focus, even at 5x zoom extended. Great for capturing dynamic close-ups.
Versatile Shooting Modes
In addition to a wide range of shooting modes, the FinePix XP30 offers a selection of versatile scene positions that ensure optimum results no matter what the scene, including SR Auto, Auto, Program Auto, Natural Light, Natural Light & With Flash, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Motion Panorama, Sport, Night, Snow, Sunset, Night (Tripod), Beach, Underwater, Underwater (Wide), Underwater (Macro), Party, Flower, and Text.

Editing, Uploading and Sharing for Everyone

Fun Entertaining Functions with Tagging Technology
Fujifilm’s Tagging Technology lets you tag images for search optimization, organizing your photo collection and easy uploading. Sort your favorite photos tagged by rank of stars from 0 through 5. Quickly search favorite pictures depending on the rank using image search. The FinePix XP30 features image selection and editing functions that make it easier than ever to upload video clips or still photos to YouTube & Facebook sites. In-camera Edit functions let you edit captured images, which can then be marked with a touch of the convenient upload button. When the FinePix XP30 is connected to a PC, the marked images are uploaded to the designated site, eliminating the need for time-consuming PC-based image processing or selection. MyFinePix Studio detects new images to upload. When finding new image to upload, the uploader starts automatically. Create a photo album in your camera. Easily accessible and mobile, you can share images with family and friends anytime, anywhere.
Post-Capture Editing
Try our in-camera movie and image editing functions to artistically enliven photos, creating distinctive ambiances.After you take a clip, just set the IN and OUT points to crop and save only the part you want. It’s that easy. Select any previously recorded movie file and “resume” shooting to create a movie up to 2GB size. Add an artistic dimension to any recorded image in your camera with your choice of special effects–Aspect Ratio, Sepia, Cropping, Color, Contrast and Brightness.
Playback Functions
Easy and simple search function with slideshow and red-eye removal during playback. With the convenient Image Search function, you can search pictures by Date, Face, Scene, Type of Data, Favorite Rank, Upload Mark and Place Name. A Redeye Removal During Playback function corrects redeyes during playback of detected faces.
Micro Thumbnail View
Up to 100 pictures can be viewed at a time in a 10×10 array of micro thumbnails. Convenient for smooth and comfortable playback.
Memory Card
The versatile card slot is compatible with high-capacity Secure Digital (SDHC/SDXC) memory cards

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Brand New Fujifilm FinePix JX420 Digital Camera Photo Shoot in NYC

Brand New Fujifilm FinePix JX420 Digital Camera Photo Shoot in NYC From H and B Digital.com

Camera: Fujifilm Finepix JX420
Mode: Auto

Product Highlights

  • 16Mp Resolution
  • 2.7″ LCD Display
  • Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 1280 x 720 HD Video Recording
  • Built-In Flash
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
  • Motion Panorama
  • Point-and-Shoot Modes
  • SR AUTO Modes

The Fuji FinePix JX420 Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot with a number of features designed to make your shooting easier and more successful. While taking 16Mp images that boast fine detail, the JX420 takes on the hard work of shooting in any situation. Low-light is handled by the built-in flash as well as by specialized modes like Night or Night Portrait. The plague of eyes being closed in a photo is handled with Blink Detection. The seemingly endless point-and-shoot modes cover everything from portraits to babies to fireworks.

The camera itself, compact in nature, has a 2.7″ LCD for composition, review, and menu navigation. Whether you’re shooting stills or 1280 x 720 HD videos, the screen is your eye on the scene. The Fujinon 5x Optical Zoom Lens is a 28-140mm (equivalent to 35mm) focal length lens that allows for wide to telephoto shooting, enabling you to capture both close-up and far-off subjects. Digital image stabilization, an ISO up to 3200, and recording to SD/SDHC memory cards round out the major features of the camera. When finished shooting, simply edit and share with the included MyFinePix Studio software.

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Highly Regarded By Professionals World-Wide
Fujinon Lens, the high precision optic lens from Fujifilm has received positive praises, used in various industries – satellite in outer space, TV/film, surveillance, and compact cameras. The technology provides great wide angle and 5x optical zoom
16Mp with Vivid Colors and Clarity
An impressive 16 megapixels resolution won’t miss the finest details of your subject. Images are captured sharp and clear, in vivid colors, even when printed at large sizes
High Sensitivity ISO 3200
With maximum sensitivity of ISO 3200, photos appear natural and more true to life even with limited available light. High sensitivity also stops the action of high-speed moving subjects
Digital Image Stabilization
Automatically detects blurred subjects and instantaneously increases shutter speed to ensure crisp, sharp images
HDTV Compatible Photos and Video
Able to capture both photos and movies in high-definition 16:9 format, the FinePix JX420 lets you discover the impact of full-screen HDTV image display
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