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Fujifilm Introduces the FinePix SL1000
by Laura Hicks -  1/7/2013

FUJI announces FinePix SL1000 that features a 16MP 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor, a powerful processor and a bright FUJINON 50x zoom lens. The FinePix SL1000 boasts a 50x optical zoom lens (24-1200mm equivalent) or double your zoom with "Intelligent Digital Zoom" - the focal length is effectively doubled to 2400mm. The lens has an aperture of F2.9-5.6 and is capable of super macro photography as close as 0.39 inches. It has an Optical Image Stabilization system that reduces the effect of blurring at longer zoom lengths.

The FinePix SL1000 uses a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor. It has the ability to shoot at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800. The SL1000 also achieves 10fps at full resolution in continuous shooting mode.

The SL1000 is capable of 1080i full HD movie capture at 60 fps with stereo sound. Activating movie mode is easy with the dedicated movie button on the back of the camera. In addition, the SL1000 has a number of advanced movie-editing features, including "movie trimming" to cut unwanted footage from movies, and "movie join" to join multiple separate clips into a single movie.

The SL1000 has a 920k-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF). With its eye sensor, the SL1000 is able to switch automatically between the EVF and the 3.0 inch tilting LCD screen.

In addition to the standard zoom toggle controls on the top of the camera, a second zoom lever is placed on the side of the lens barrel, allowing you to adjust your zoom range with your left hand while your right index finger rests on the shutter button, ready to take the shot. You can choose from three zoom speeds or use "auto return zoom" for long zoom photography. A dedicated mode dial allows users to choose from a multitude of modes - P, S, A, and M.

The FinePix SL1000 will be available March 2013 at the price of $399.95.