SLR-styled FinePix S8100fd combines user-friendliness with long-zoom versatility and high speed shooting modes that are rarely found in non-professional models.
Continuing on the success of the FinePix S8000fd, the 10 Megapixel FinePix S8100fd integrates a Fujinon 18x wide angle optical zoom fixed lens (27mm-486mm equivalent), and new Zoom Bracketing and Instant Zoom modes give the user more flexibility. The sealed, fixed-lens system prevents dust contamination and eliminates the need for additional zoom or wide angle lenses, making it an easy-to-use, affordable alternative to the complex DSLR system.
The FinePix S8100fd features Fujifilm's Dual Image Stabilisation combining mechanical sensor shift stabilisation with Fujifilm's Picture Stabilisation Technology, which uses fast shutter speeds and ISO levels of up to ISO 6400 (at 5 Megapixels) for total anti-blur protection.
The new model also has Face Detection that operates by identifying and prioritising up to 10 faces in a frame and then adjusting the focus and exposure accordingly to ensure the sharpness and clarity of human subjects in the picture, regardless of background.
A new Instant Zoom function captures moving subjects at high zoom settings. After zooming on a subject, a single button gives an additional 1.4x or 2x digital zoom at the centre focus region of the frame. Zoom Bracketing performs a similar action using Fujifilm's Face Detection Technology to lock its zoom action on a subject's face automatically as it enters the shot.
A Continuous Shooting Mode allows high-speed shooting of up to 33 frames at 13.5 frames per second (at 3 megapixels; 6.8 frames per second at 5 megapixels).
The FinePix S8100fd will be available from UK retailers in March 2008. Pricing and will be announced nearer to the date of the launch.