Fujifilm has started making surveillance cameras as well and its first product, the SX800, is a long-rgane surveillance camera that boasts 40x optical zoom. It’s, therefore, best suited for security options at international borders or large commercial facilities, for example.
The Fujifilm SX800 has an integrated lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 20mm to 800mm. There’s also an additional digital zoom of 1.25x. The company says that this combined provides the camera with a total focal length equivalent of 1000mm. That should be enough to focus on the license plate of a car from about 0.6 miles away.
That insane level of zoom is also backed up with additional technology so that the footage is actually usable. There’s fast autofocus which allows the camera to focus on the subject in as little as 0.3 seconds. There’s also optical image stabilization in addition to an image processing engine which can reduce fog and heat haze effects. The camera has support for ISO levels of up to 819200 so it’s got night filming covered as well.
Fujifilm has not confirmed the price as yet for its first surveillance camera. It has confirmed, though, that the product will be available for purchase from July 26th.
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