If the likes of regular digital compact cameras aren’t able to meet your demands as a professional photographer, or maybe if you consider yourself a “prosumer”, perhaps Fujifilm’s recently announced FinePix S8400W could be of great interest to you. As you can see in the image above, this is not your typical compact camera, and it actually comes with a host of functions that an enthusiast might be able to appreciate. The camera will come with a ½.3” 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor and according to Fujifilm, the camera will be able to lock onto a subject via autofocus in 0.3 seconds, although they do note that this is assuming ideal conditions.
The S8400W will also come with a Fujinon super zoom lens (24mm wide-angle) with aperture ranging from f/2.9 to f/6.5. Fujifilm is also boasting about the speed of the S8400W, claiming that it will be able to start up in 1 second, have a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds, and a continuous shooting rate of 10fps. Other features of the camera includes Full HD movie capture, a 3” LCD display, an electronic viewfinder (201k dot), macro mode up to 0.39”, manual exposure controls for those who don’t trust auto mode, and WiFi capabilities, similar to Fujifilm’s earlier announced XP200 camera. This feature will allow users to transfer photos wirelessly to devices such as smartphones or tablets, and there will also be an accompanying app for iOS and Android devices.
Priced at $349.95, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400W will be available come May 2013.