FujiFilm Announces Seven New FinePix Digital Cameras

Pictured above is the FinePix HS50EXR

FujiFilm has just released information about seven new FinePix models they're adding to their ranks for the first half of 2013, with the introduction of the HS50EXR, HS35EXR, SL1000, XP60, T550, S8300, and S8200.

These models cover three main categories of cameras; Bridge/Mega-zoom, Lifeproof, and Compact Super-Zoom.

The mega-zoom models include the HS50EXR (42x optical zoom), HS35EXR (30x optical zoom), SL1000 (50x optical zoom), S8300 (42x optical zoom), and the S8200 (40x optical zoom). The HS50 and HS35 boast manually operated zoom control, while the remaining models use powered zoom mechanisms. They all share the same resolution of 16-megapixels, with the HS50 and HS30 offering higher quality EXR CMOS type sensors. Each model offers a great deal of versatility, not only in the zoom department, but also in speed and exposure options.

The XP60 is their new lifeproof camera, offering rugged features in a compact form factor. This camera is waterproof (down to 20ft.), shockproof, freezeproof, and dustproof. Along with these appealing features, the XP60 boasts 16-megapixels, a 5x zoom, and much more.

Last, but certainly not least, we have the FinePix T550. This is an affordable, compact super-zoom that packs a punch with a 12x optical zoom lens. Small enough to drop into your pocket, the T550 has the features users demand from a camera that's easy to keep with you at all times, and easy on the budget.

For more information about each of these models, including pricing and availability, see our preview pages for each: