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Fuji FinePix AV200/AX300/JV200/JX300/JX350

Date posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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The last of the sixteen cameras announced by Fuji today are these five entry-level models. I'm going to break them into two groups: those that use proprietary lithium-ion batteries, and those that use AAs. Let's start with the three that use the li-ion batteries:

FinePix JV200 [specs]

  • 14.0 Megapixel CCD
  • F3.1-5.6, 3X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 36 - 108 mm
  • 2.7" LCD display with 230,000 pixels
  • Point-and-shoot operation with SR Auto mode
  • Face detection w/auto redeye removal, plus smile and blink detection
  • 3-shot Motion Panorama feature
  • Records movies at 1280 x 720 (30 fps) with sound
  • SD/SDHC card slot
  • Uses NP-45A li-ion battery; 180 shots per charge
  • Ships in February for $109

FinePix JX300 [specs] - changes:

  • F2.6-6.2, 5X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28 - 140 mm
  • Metal body, comes in silver
  • Facebook and YouTube photo/video tagging
  • 200 shots per charge
  • Priced at $129

FinePix JX350 [specs] - changes:

  • 16.0 Megapixel CCD (notice how the cheap cameras are still competing in the Megapixel race)
  • Comes in black
  • Ships in April for $159

The two cameras that support AA batteries are the AV200 and AX300 (click on the links for specs), which are priced at $89 and $109. Both have 14 Megapixel CCDs, and 3X and 5X zoom lenses, respectively.


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FUJIFILM REDEFINES SLIM AND STYLISH WITH ENHANCED JX-SERIES DIGITAL CAMERAS

FinePix JX300 and JX350 Combine Cool Design with 5x Zoom - and More - for Great Value

Valhalla, N.Y., January 5, 2011 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced two new FinePix JX-Series slim and stylish digital cameras that include the FinePix JX300 and JX350. These fashionable and highly-portable cameras offer consumers a slim, trend-setting design with powerful features. The digital cameras also boast high resolution sensors, powerful FUJINON 5x zoom lens and 720p HD movie capture capabilities.

The FinePix JX300 and JX350 are perfect for consumers who demand style and advanced functionality in their camera. These cameras give everyone the ability to take terrific pictures, even in low light, while offering a big 2.7” LCD screen, metal body and powerful li-ion rechargeable battery.

The FinePix JX300 has a 14-MegaPixel CCD and a FUJINON 5x wide angle (28mm-140mm)* optical zoom lens, while the FinePix JX350 has a 16-MegaPixel CCD and a FUJINON 5x wide angle (28mm-140mm)* optical zoom lens. The JX300 will be available in silver and the JX350 in black, both in brushed metal with hairline finish.

“These enhanced JX-Series cameras represent consumers’ strong demand for a camera that reflects their personal style and maintains the full feature set that they expect from an advanced Fujifilm camera,” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “We are very excited to combine our best technology, such as HD movie capture, with a thin chassis and a high-quality FUJINON 5X zoom.”

HD Movie Capabilities
The FinePix JX300 and JX350 both offer 720p HD movie capture. This enables you to take stunning, detailed pictures and videos that can be enjoyed in ultra-sharp high definition on any HD ready television or PC, using the optional HD Player (HDP-L1) accessory kit with wireless remote control (HDMI cable not included).

Smile / Blink Detection
Photos are all too often spoiled by people blinking or grimacing. Smile Detection works with Fujifilm’s highly-acclaimed Face Detection technology to detect smiles on faces – it will not take a picture until it detects a smile, so you’re guaranteed happy shots! Another feature is Blink Detection which warns you if you have captured an image with people blinking, so you can re-shoot if necessary.

Facebook and You Tube Easy Web Upload
The new JX-Series cameras offer an innovative function called ‘Easy Web Upload’ that allows you to sort through your photos on-camera and decide which ones to upload to Facebook or You Tube. Simply connect to a PC and launch the MyFinePix Studio software (for Windows) and they will immediately upload.

PhotoBook Assist
PhotoBook Assist helps you create stunning photo books in-camera and lets you turn the pages as if you were looking at an album. In addition, the new Image Search tool lets you search by date range and type of photo.

Other features include:

  • i-Flash Intelligent Flash: Offers a flash control system which efficiently controls the level of flash for a given exposure to produce beautifully balanced flash illumination across the foreground and background. Gone are the ugly washout shots where the subject is blasted with light and the background dark and unexposed.   
  • Tracking Auto Focus (AF): Tracks fast moving subjects so they don’t escape from the frame in a blur. Subjects will be tracked automatically for as long as it is kept in the frame and the shutter is half-pressed; when users fully press the shutter button your subject will be in the centre of the photo in perfect focus.
  • Motion Panorama Mode: Automatically stitches up to three shots to create a panoramic picture
  • Scene Recognition Auto (SR AUTO): This mode intelligently identifies the scene type and necessary shooting conditions to optimize picture perfect potential.
  • Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal: To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, the cameras are fitted with Fujifilm’s latest Face Detection technology which is able to track up to 10 faces simultaneously. The system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file automatically.
  • Digital Image Stabilization: Reduces image blur automatically, resulting in excellent picture quality.

The FinePix JX300 will be available in mid-February at the price of $129.95, and the JX350 will be available in April at $159.95.

 

FUJIFILM DELIVERS IMPRESSIVE FEATURES IN ENTRY-LEVEL DIGITAL CAMERAS

FinePix AV200, AX300 and JV200 Provide Strong Feature Set at a Great Value

Valhalla, N.Y., January 5, 2011 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of three new entry-level FinePix compact digital cameras that include the FinePix AV200, AX300 and JV200. These easy-to-use cameras contain robust features that include high resolution sensors, powerful zoom and HD movie 720p capabilities, all at an affordable price.

These FinePix digital cameras are perfect for consumers on a budget, but not looking to sacrifice great image quality, and offer additional advanced features including: Automatic Scene Recognition, Face Detection, Motion Panorama Mode and more to ensure fantastic pictures in every situation.

“With these entry level digital cameras, Fujifilm is packing in many features such as Digital Image Stabilization and Tracking Auto Focus that are helpful in taking quality photos,” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “When you add in other features like Smile/Blink Detection and i-Flash Intelligent Flash, you get a camera that provides great pictures at a great value.”

The FinePix AV200 and JV200 have a 14-MegaPixel CCD sensor and a 3x FUJINON optical zoom lens, and the 14-Megapixel FinePix AX300 features a versatile 5x FUJINON optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent). You can rest assured that whichever model you choose, the resolution sensors and top quality FUJINON optics combined with the high sensitivity settings (up to ISO 3200 in S mode) will deliver sharp, clear images in almost every shooting condition. All models feature a 2.7” 230K resolution LCD, plus Digital Image Stabilization technology to compensate for image blur caused by hand shake or subject movement, and ensure that you always get a great picture, especially in low light settings.

Shoot and share
Each new camera captures stunning 720p HD movies, allowing you to show off your impressive pictures and movies to your family and friends on any HD ready television (or home PC), using the optional HD Player (HDP-L1) accessory kit with wireless remote (HDMI cable not included).

Advanced Image Search
All these cameras have an Image Search feature that allows you to find all images taken in a particular scene mode (e.g. Portraits and Landscapes) ensuring it is much faster to navigate through the photos on your camera.

Other features include:

  • Smile/Blink Detection: Smile Detection recognizes the moment your subject smiles and releases the shutter only when this happens, ensuring a happy photo every time. Additionally, the Blink Detection function warns you if any of your subjects have blinked so that you can re-take the photo if necessary.
  • i-Flash Intelligent Flash: A flash control system which efficiently controls the level of flash for a given exposure to produce beautifully balanced flash illumination across the foreground and background. Gone are the ugly washout shots where the subject is blasted with light and the background dark and
  • Face Detection and Automatic Red-eye Removal: To provide perfectly exposed and focused portrait shots, the cameras are fitted with Fujifilm’s latest Face Detection technology which is able to track up to 10 faces simultaneously. The system instantly corrects red-eye and then saves both the original and the corrected image file automatically.
  • Scene Recognition Auto (SR AUTO): This mode intelligently identifies the scene type and necessary shooting conditions to optimize picture perfect potential.
  • Tracking Auto Focus (AF): Tracks fast moving subjects so they don’t escape from the frame in a blur. Subjects will be tracked automatically for as long as it is kept in the frame and the shutter is half-pressed; when users fully press the shutter button your subject will be in the centre of the photo in perfect focus.
  • Motion Panorama Mode: Automatically stitches up to three shots to create a panoramic picture
  • AA-Battery Power (AV200, AX300): Using AA batteries is convenient for on-the-go digital camera users as it eliminates the need to charge battery packs, allowing for lots of picture-taking and the ease of battery replacement.
  • Li-ion Battery (JV200): Long-life rechargeable Li-ion battery for extended shot life, charger included.

All cameras will be available in February 2011. The AV200 will be available in silver for $89.95, the AX300 will be available in black at $99.95 and the JV200 will be available in black for $109.95.