New Gear: Fujifilm's CES 2012 Compact Line-up

Fujifilm will have 19 new cameras to show off at CES/PMA this year

Fuji F770

Fuji F770

In addition to the previously discussed X-S1, and the tough trio of the FinePix XP150, XP100, and XP50, Fujifilm has an astonishing 15 more cameras that they're set to unveil at this year's CES.

The FinePix F770EXR, F750EXR and the F660EXR are three new compact ultrazooms, all of which have 1/2” 16 MegaPixel EXR-CMOS sensor. The F770EXR ($379.95) has a GPS unit, and both it and the F750EXR ($349.95) have a 25-500mm lens. The F660EXR ($279.95), on the other hand, has a slightly less impressive 24-360mm. All three units will be available in March.

The FinePix JZ250 and JZ100 (above) are a pair of portable, low-cost cameras, but with decent 8x zoom lenses (25-200mm). Both have 16-megapixel sensors, and will land March 2012 for $149.95 and $129.95, respectively.

The FinePix HS30EXR and HS25EXR are high-end superzooms styled after the look and feel of DSLRs. Both have 1/2" 16-megapixel sensors, 30x manual zoom lenses (24mm-720mm), tilting 3" LCDs, and electronic viewfinders. Fuji is trumpeting that the pair shoot 1080p, autofocus time of less than 0.16 seconds, and 11fps burst modes. It appears the only difference between the two is in the EVF, and the HS30EXR's is .26", with 22° viewing angle, and 920k resolution, where the HS25EXR uses a 0.2" screen, with a 16° viewing angle, and 200k resolution. The pair will be available in March for $499.95 and $399.95, respectively.

At a slightly lower price-point sits the FinePix S4200, S4500 and SL300, which will go for $229.95, $259.95, and $299.95, respectively. All three have 14-megapixel sensors, the S4200 has a 24-576mm lens, while the S4500 and SL300 use 24-720mm, an impressive 30x zoom. The SL300 beats out the other two in that it has a flash mount and uses a Li-ion battery where the S4200 and S4500 require only AA batteries. Expect the two less expensive models in February, and the SL300 in March.

For those on the hunt for a slightly smaller camera, meet the FinePix T400 and T350 (above). While still packing a 10x lens (28-280mm), they're at least thin enough to pocket. The T400 captures 16-megapixel images, and the T350 will net you 14. Both will be available in March, for $179.95 and $159.95.

Finally, meet the compact and easy to use JX580, JX500 (above) and AX550 — all of which have 26mm-130mm lenses. The JX580 has a 16-megapixel sensor, and a 3.0” LCD. The AX550 and JX500 both have 2.7" LCDs, but the former has a 16-megapixel sensor and uses AA batteries, where the latter captures 14-megapixel images, and has a Li-ion power source. The JX580 and JX500 will be available in February 2012 for $119.95 and $99.95, and the AX550 will set you back just $89.95 when it lands in March.

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