Fujifilm adds two new S-series long zoom cameras
by Andy Stanton -  2/1/2010

Fujifilm announces the the Finepix S1800 and Finepix S2550HD today, two new long zoom cameras that join its S-Series line.

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD
Fujifilm FinePix S2550HD

Both cameras share a 1/2.3 inch CCD sensor and 18x Fujinon wide-angle optical zoom lens (28mm to 504mm, 35mm equivalent). They incorporate a feature called Instant Zoom, which enables the user to keep their subject in a shot at long distance by offering a wide viewing area around the frame and then immediately cropping to the subject once the photo is taken.

Fujifilm FinePix S1800
Fujifiilm FinePix S1800

Other shared features include:

In addition, the FinePix S2550HD also has a mini HDMI Port for quick and easy connection to a home theater system.

The Fujifilm FinePix S1800 also has Tracking Auto Focus, which allows users to track a moving subject automatically for still picture capture, and Auto Picture Rotation, that ensures that photos taken in landscape or portrait mode are played back in the same mode in which they were shot.

Pricing and availability
The Finepix S1800 will become available in February 2010 at a retail price of $229.95, and the Finepix S2550HD will be available in March 2010 at a retail price of $249.95.