Fujifilm has released a new long zoom digicam that delivers fast focusing, an improved sensor and enhanced GPS functionality in a pocketable camera body.


The improved ½-inch (6.4 x 4.8 mm) 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor is larger and provides better performance at high ISO sensitivity with the aid of mechanical image stabilisation and a new Motion Detection capability. The EXR Auto shooting mode automatically optimises settings according to scene types, offering 103 different shooting patterns. In manual mode, the FinePix F770EXR offers High Resolution (HR) Priority for the optimal picture quality, Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Priority for scenes with high contrast, or High Sensitivity and Low Noise (SN) Priority for good results in low light.

A new Fujinon 20x super wide angle optical zoom lens covers the equivalent of 25-500mm in 35mm format and includes a Super Macro Mode that allows sharp focusing down to 5cm. The FinePix F770EXR also features Intelligent Digital Zoom which effectively doubles the zoom capacity with minimal effect on image quality.

Ready to shoot in just 1.5 seconds, the FinePix F770EXR supports fast autofocusing and continuous shooting at up to 8 frames per second (fps) with full resolution, up to 11fps at medium resolution. It also offers Full HD movie capture at 1080p (30fps) in stereo. Raw file capture is also available.

The new camera boasts a high contrast 3.0-inch LCD monitor with 460,000 dots, which includes a Monitor Sunlight mode. In bright light this mode enables the camera to be directed at a range of shooting angles to enable framing of almost any shot. The Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR has a recommended retail price of AU$449. Full details are available at www.fujifilm.com.au