Cameras

Fujifilm Announces S5800

One of seven Fuji cameras announced today is the 8-megapixel FinePix S5800. The compact, SLR-like camera features 10x optical zoom, a high sensitivity mode, and a movie mode. Pricing and availability are not yet available.

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July 26, 2007 - One of seven Fuji cameras announced today is the 8-megapixel FinePix S5800. The compact, SLR-like camera features 10x optical zoom, a high sensitivity mode, and a movie mode. Pricing and availability are not yet available.

The S5800 is part of the S-Series, Fuji’s line of long zoom, SLR-styled compact cameras. The S5800 follows the 7.1-megapixel S5700 with a higher resolution, but retains the 230,000-pixel, 2.5-inch LCD screen and 10x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 38-380mm in the 35mm format) of the earlier model.

The S5800 includes a number of features for improved low light shooting and image stabilization. The Picture Stabilization (PS) mode reduces blur in photos from hand shake and moving subjects by assessing the scene and adjusting the shutter speed and ISO accordingly. Similarly, the Intelligent Flash feature automatically adjusts sensitivity and flash power for improved photos taken with flash. For shooting in low light without a flash, the S5800 has a sensitivity range up to ISO 1600.

The new FinePix captures movie with sound at 640x480 or 320x240 pixels at 30fps. The movie mode utilizes Electronic Image Stabilization to compensate for hand shake.

Additionally, the S5800 includes a Super Macro mode that focuses as close as 0.4 inches from a subject and has 12 scene modes.

The S5800 accepts AA batteries and is compatible with xD, SD, and SDHC media.

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