The NEW FUJIFILM FinePix S8600 is the ideal all-rounder bridge camera – it’s compact, powerful and incorporates a host of creative and high quality features, all wrapped in a pocket-sized body for take anywhere convenience.
Available in Black, White or Red, the FinePix S8600 comes equipped with a powerful 36x Fujinon zoom lens (25-900mm in 35mm equivalent), high quality 1/2.3inch 16 megapixel CCD sensor, Optical Image Stabilisation, speedy autofocus, HD movies, Face Detection, 3-inch LCD monitor and more.
New three-step collapsible lens
The FinePix S8600 features a newly developed three-step collapsible lens with a huge 36x zoom range (25-900mm in 35mm equivalent), making it ideal for capturing wide-angle landscapes or highly magnified action and wildlife shots. The Super Macro mode also enables focus as close as 1cm to capture detailed close-ups. When not in use, the lens automatically retracts to leave a slim, stylish and seriously compact body.
Backing up the lens is Fujifilm’s lens shift Optical Image Stabilisation system which helps to combat blurred images. To increase the zoom even further, photographers can use Fujifilm’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology to enhance the zoom to an incredible 72x (1800mm in 35mm equivalent).
The FinePix S8600 boasts a speedy autofocus, a start-up time of 1.7 seconds and a shooting interval of just 1.3 seconds to help you capture the perfect shots you want.
In Scene Recognition Auto mode (SR Auto), the FinePix S8600 can recognise the subject you are shooting (Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait and Backlit Portrait) and can decide the settings required for optimal results.
To capture action shots, a dedicated Burst Shooting mode – accessible directly from the main mode dial – enables you to capture up to 40 full resolution shots at eight frames per second.
High definition video
HD movies can be recorded at 720p / 30fps (frames per second) in cinematic widescreen 16:9 format then shared with friends and family on the big screen using the camera’s built-in mini HDMI connector.
The FinePix S8600 provides the option of full manual control with its P, S, and M shooting modes. The Advanced Filter mode can also be selected directly from the mode dial, enabling access to a gallery of 10 artistic effects:
- High Key - enhances brightness and reduces contrast for subtle and beautiful tones. Low Key – dramatic dark tones with few areas of emphasised highlights.
- Toy Camera - creates strong vignetting for a supremely arty look.
- Pop Colour - emphasises contrast and saturation.
- Miniature - creates a blurred diorama effect.
- Partial Colour - retains a single colour and changes the rest of the photo to black and white
- Soft Focus – produces an even softness throughout the frame.
- Cross Screen - creates a starburst effect.
- Dynamic Tone - makes a fantasy colour effect.
- Fish Eye - creates a super wide angle look.
Other FinePix S8600 features include Face Detection (up to 10 faces) and a 3-inch LCD monitor with 460,000 dots.
The FinePix S8600 is powered by 3 x AA alkaline batteries which can accommodate approximately 250 shots.
FUJIFILM Australia Product Manager – Consumer Products, Melissa Butcher, said the FinePix S8600 is an ideal choice for enthusiasts who are keen to have a compact bridge camera they can take anywhere that is also packed with creative features and the option of manual operation.
The recommended retail price for the FUJIFILM FinePix S8600 is yet to be advised. The FinePix S8600 is expected to be available in Australia in March 2014.
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