Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Preview

FujiFilm continues to upgrade their popular HS series of FinePix super-zooms, and for the first half of 2012 they've released two new models; the HS30EXR and HS25EXR. Both models carry over several of the awesome features users loved on the HS20EXR from last year; with some obvious upgrades.

The HS25EXR offers a slightly smaller body compared to the HS20EXR and HS30EXR, but most of the core features are the same as the HS30. It still boasts a 16-megapixel (1/2" type) EXR CMOS image sensor and 30x manual optical zoom (24-720mm equivalent zoom range), Dual IS (Sensor-Shift + High ISO), EXR Auto, Motion 360 Panorama, and Full 1080p HD video at 30fps. However, the HS25EXR trades off a few features for a $100 reduction in the price, namely a non-rotating 3.0-inch LCD, a slightly smaller EVF with less resolution, no RAW image format, and the camera runs off of AA batteries instead of a Li-ion pack.

Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR Features:
  • 0.20" electronic viewfinder (200K resolution)
  • 0.5" 16 MegaPixel EXR-CMOS sensor
  • EXR processor with an improved GUI (graphics user interface)
  • 30x Opitical Zoom Lens (24-720mm)
  • 3.0" LCD screen (460K dots)
  • 1080p HD Movie Recording at 30fps
  • High speed movies at 320fps (a lower resolution, though)
  • 11fps continuous shooting (stills)
  • 60x combined zoom range with 2x Super Intelligent Digital zoom
  • 0.16 second super-fast auto focus
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • EXR Auto Mode
  • High Resolution Priority
  • High ISO & Low Noise Priority
  • Dynamic Range Priority
  • Motion Panorama 360°:
  • Super Intelligent Flash
  • Face Recognition (store up to 8 faces)
  • Face Detection (up to 10 faces)
  • Automatic Red-eye Removal
  • Film Simulation Bracketing
  • Dynamic Range Bracketing
  • AE Bracketing
  • Purple Fringing Reducer / Corner Resolution Enhancer

The Fujifilm FinePix HS25EXR will be available March 2012 for $399.95 USD starting in March 2012.

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