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  • Fujifilm Announces Finepix S8400W 44x Superzoom With Wi-Fi

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    Fuji Finepix S8400W

    Fuji Finepix S8400W

    Fuji Finepix S8400W

    FinePix S8400W key features:

    • FUJINON super zoom Lens (24mm wide-angle, fast apertures of F2.9 to F6.5)
    • 1/2.3” 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor:
    • Autofocus speed of 0.3 second*1 in fastest conditions
    • Continuous shooting; 10fps (max 10frames, full resolution), 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) ,120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480)
    • Start-up time of 1.0 second
    • Shooting interval time of 0.5 second
    • Wireless Image Transfer to smartphones and tablets
    • Full HD movie 1080i/60 fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps*3
    • Bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot)
    • Electronic viewfinder (201K-dot)
    • Super Macro to 0.39”
    • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
    • Dual zoom control
    • Advanced Filters
    • Instant zoom and Zoom Bracketing
    • 4  x  AA alkaline batteries with approximately 300 shot battery life

    Press Release:


    Valhalla, N.Y., March 22, 2013 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces its newest all-in-one bridge camera, the FinePix S8400W that is WiFi® enabled and uses a precision 44x optical long zoom (24-1056mm) FUJINON lens. The new S8400W features an improved CMOS sensor, advanced processing power and amazing optics to give consumers a great combination of photographic versatility in an easy-to-use and compact design.

    “The new FinePix S8400W is a long zoom bridge camera with amazing performance and high speed operation giving photo enthusiasts the range and quality that they are looking for,” said David Troy, Director of Marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “And with its built-in WiFi, users can easily connect and upload their favorite images to their smartphone or tablet for quick online sharing.”

    Powerful Optical Zoom and Potent Optical Image Stabilization
    The S8400W boasts a 44x optical zoom lens with fast aperture of F2.9 to F6.5, an amazing Optical Image Stabilization system for excellent blur reduction and is capable of a Super Macro mode for users to get as close as 0.39” from a subject for great close-up shots. This all in one FUJINON lens consists of 17 elements in 12 groups, and combines aspherical and ED elements that help to reduce aberrations and promote a superior level of image quality.

    Fast Autofocus and Quick Response Times
    The FinePix S8400W has an impressive 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor that captures excellent quality, low noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. With autofocus speeds of 0.3 seconds*1, start-up times of 1.0 seconds*2, a 0.5 seconds *2 interval between shots and a continuous shooting speed of up to 10fps (max 10 frames at full resolution)*2, users can feel confident about capturing a fast-action shot. And with its ultra-high-speed shooting of up to 60fps (max 60 frames, image size 1280 × 960) and up to 120fps (max 60 frames, image size 640 × 480), the S8400W lets users capture the action in slow-motion for advanced photography.

    Enhanced Wireless Image Transfer Function
    The FinePix S8400W’s new wireless feature lets you transfer photos and movies*3 from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers and then upload high-quality images to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in seconds.

    To connect the S8400W to a smartphone or tablet, users can download the free dedicated “FUJIFILM Camera Application” to their iPhone™ / iPad™ or Android™ smartphone or tablet device to transfer up to 30 pictures at a time from the S8400W. The app also lets you download movies*3, expanding the range of options available for enjoying pictures taken with the camera.

    With its Wi-Fi capability, the S8400W also allows users to easily back up photos on their home computer. Users simply install the free “FUJIFILM PC AutoSave” software onto their computer and select which folder they want the photos to back up to, and then by linking a Wi-Fi Router and the S8400W, the camera will automatically backup photos to their home computer.

    Pictures stored on the S8400W can be viewed and selected for download on large smartphone or tablet screens for a smooth viewing experience. No wireless LAN access point or complicated ID or password entry is required, and once pictures have been downloaded to the smartphone, it is simple to upload them to social networking sites.

    Easy to Use

    The FinePix S8400W has an easy to use Mode Dial for shooting selection, dual zoom control for speed and precision zooming, and a bright 3.0” LCD screen (460K-dot) and electronic view finder (EVF) with 201K-dot resolution for easy viewing and image framing.

    Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with Stereo Sound

    The FinePix S8400W makes movie recording as easy as taking pictures using the dedicated movie button to start recording instantly. The high resolution, 1080i movie capture at 60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps*4 is superb when played back on HDTV screens, and users can even take still photos during video recording. The S8400W also adds a number of in-camera movie editing features including “movie trimming” and “movie join.”

    Artistic shooting effects

    The FinePix S8400W uses advanced in-camera filters that bring creative photography to life. The S8400W artistic effects include:

    • Pop color – emphasizes contrast and color saturation
    • Toy camera – create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
    • Miniature effect– blurs the top and bottom of the frame for a diorama effect
    • Partial color – retain one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white (select from red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple)
    • Cross screen *5  – creates starbursts around bright objects
    • Soft Focus – create a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image

    Pricing and Availability

    The FinePix S8400W will be available May 2013 at the price of $349.95.

    *1 35mm format equivalent

    *2 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA standards

    *3 FUJIFILM Camera Application for iOS can save movie files up to 1280 x 720

    *4 High Speed Movie can be recorded at the following speeds and sizes: 480fps (320 x 120 pixels), 240fps (320 x 240 pixels), 120fps (640 x 480 pixels)

     *5 Only in post shooting view

    Additional Images

    Fuji Finepix S8400W - Black

    Fuji Finepix S8400W - LCD

    Fuji Finepix S8400W - Top


    Model FinePix S8400W
    Effective pixels
    16.2 million pixels
    Sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS with primary color filter
    • Internal memory (none)
    • SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card *2
    File format
    still image
    JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 ) /
    (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
    3D still image
    MPO compliant
    H.264 (MOV)
    Linear PCM / stereo sound
    Recorded pixels L : (4:3) 4608 x 3456 / (3:2) 4608 x 3072 / (16:9) 4608 x 2592 / (1:1) 3456 x 3456
    M : (4:3) 3264 x 2448 / (16:9) 3264 x 1840
    S : (4:3) 2304 x 1728 / (16:9) 1920 x 1080<Motion Panorama>
    360° Vertical : 1632 x 11520 Horizontal : 11520 x 1088
    180° Vertical : 1632 x 5760 Horizontal : 5760 x 1088
    120° Vertical : 1632 x 3840 Horizontal : 3840 x 1088
    Fujinon 44x optical zoom lens
    focal length
    f=4.3mm – 189.2mm, equivalent to 24 – 1056mm on a 35mm format
    F2.9 (Wide) – F6.5 (Telephoto)
    12 groups 17 lenses
    Digital zoom Intelligent digital zoom approx. 2.0x (up to approx. 88x, with 44x optical zoom)
    Aperture F2.9 / F8.4 (Wide)
    F6.5 / F7.6 / F18.7 (Telephoto) with ND filter
    Focus distance
    • Wide : Approx. 45cm to infinity / 1.4ft to infinity
    • Telephoto : Approx. 3.5m to infinity / 11.4ft to infinity
    • Wide : Approx. 7cm – 3.0m / 2.7in. – 9.8ft.
    • Telephoto: Approx. 3.1m to infinity / 10.1ft to infinity
    Super Macro
    • Wide : Approx. 1cm – 1.0m / 0.3in. – 3.2ft.
    ISO AUTO (400) / AUTO (800) / AUTO (1600) / AUTO (3200),
    Equivalent to ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
    Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average
    Exposure mode Programmed AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure
    Shooting modes
    Portrait, Baby, Smile, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text
    SR AUTO, AUTO, Adv., P, S, A, M, Custom, Panorama, SP
    Image Stabilizer Lens shift type
    Exposure compensation -2.0EV – +2.0EV 1/3EV step
    Shutter speed (Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/1700 sec. , (All other modes) 8 sec. to 1/1700 sec. with mechanical shutter
    Continuous shooting
    H : approx. 10 fps (max. 10 frames)
    M : approx. 5.0 fps (max. 10 frames)
    L : approx. 3.0 fps (max. 10 frames)
    SH1 : approx. 60 fps (max. 60 frames; image size 1280 x 960)
    SH2 : approx. 120 fps (max. 60 frames; image size 640 x 480)
    Best Frame capture
    H : approx. 10 fps max. 10 frames (Size L,M,S)/max. 20 frames (Size S)
    M : approx. 5.0 fps max. 10 frames (Size L,M,S)/max. 20 frames (Size S)
    L : approx. 3.0 fps max. 10 frames (Size L,M,S)/max. 20 frames (Size S)
    Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (±1/3 EV, ±2/3 EV, ±1 EV)
    Single AF / Continuous AF (SR AUTO, Movie)
    TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
    AF frame selection
    Center, Multi, Area, Tracking
    White balance Automatic scene recognition
    Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom
    Self-timer Approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. Delay
    Flash Auto flash (i-flash)
    Effective range : (ISO AUTO)
    • Wide : approx. 40cm – 7.0m / 1.3ft. – 22.9ft.
    • Telephoto : approx. 2.5m – 3.6m / 8.2ft. – 11.8ft.
    • Wide : approx. 30cm – 3.0m / 0.9ft. – 9.8ft.
    • Telephoto : approx. 2.0m – 3.0m / 6.5ft. – 9.8ft.
    Flash modes
    Red-eye removal OFF
    Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
    Red-eye removal ON
    Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
    Hot shoe -
    Viewfinder 0.2-inch, approx. 201K-dot, color LCD viewfinder approx. 97% coverage
    LCD 3.0-inch, approx. 460K-dot, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage
    Movie 1920 x 1080 pixels (60fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels (30fps) / 640 x 480 pixels (30fps) with stereo sound*.

    • * Optical zoom function can be used.
    Functions SR AUTO, High Speed Movie (120/240/480 fps),Adv. mode(Advanced Filter: Toy camera / Miniature/ Pop color / Soft Focus/ Cross Screen/ Partial color, Pro Low-Light, HDR, Natural Light & with Flash,Natural Light, Zoom Bracketing, Individual shutter 3D) Instant zoom, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Framing guideline, blink detection, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Motion panorama, Date stamp, Connect to Smartphone and Tablet Devices. (Geotagging setup)
    Playback functions Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, voice memo,histogram display, exposure warning, Photobook assist, image search,Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames, Connect to Smartphone and Tablet Devices (Uploading Pictures:Individual images,Selected multiple images, View & Obtain Images), PC AutoSave
    Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode
    Video output
    Digital interface
    USB 2.0 High-Speed
    HDMI output
    HDMI mini connector
    Power 4xAA type alkaline batteries (included) / 4xAA type Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (sold separately) / 4xAA type lithium batteries (sold separately)
    Dimensions 122.6 (W) x 86.9 (H) x 116.2(D) mm / 4.8 (W) x 3.4(H) x 4.5 (D) in.
    Weight Approx. 670 g / 23.6 oz. (including batteries and memory card)
    Approx. 577 g / 20.3 oz. (excluding batteries and memory card)
    Operating Temperature 0°C – 40°C
    Operating Humidity 10% – 80% (no condensation)
    Battery Alkaline batteries : Approx. 300 frames (AUTO mode)
    Ni-MH rechargeable batteries : Approx. 500 frames (AUTO mode)
    Lithium batteries : Approx. 700 frames (AUTO mode)

    • * Fujifilm research based on CIPA standards
    Accessories included 4xAA type alkaline batteries
    Shoulder strap
    Lens cap and Lens cap cord
    Owner’s manual
    Optional accessories AC Power Adapter AC-5VX
    DC coupler CP-04

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