Just the other day on our Twitter, we were doing a bit of complaining that there haven’t been many new camera announcements lately. That sure has changed in the past few days, though. The latest batch of new compacts comes in the form of a quartet from Fujifilm. Here’s a rundown of the new line-up.
FinePix S2800HD $259.95 (September)
** Powered by 14-megapixel, 1/2.3″ CCD sensor and an 18x (28mm-504mm equivalent) Fujinon lens, the S2800HD is a logical step forward for Fujifilm’s S-series. It’s equipped with a 3-inch (230k dots), high-contrast LCD and 720p HD movie mode with Mini HDMI out. It also comes with a familiar suite of shooting options, including face-detection, tracking focus, motion panorama mode (similar to Sony’s Sweep Panorama mode) and SR Auto Mode, which automatically selects the proper scene mode for your shooting situation. The press material also claims that it uses “Dual Image Stablization.” While the mechanically-stablized CCD sensor fits that category nicely, they’re also counting a 6,400 ISO as the other method of IS.