Other than the new SL-series ultra zoom bridge cameras, FujiFilm has also designed the FinePix S4500, S4400, S4300 and S4200 “for users who want maximum reach without compromising image quality or convenience”. With similar features and form factor, the S-series lacks the dual zoom control for flexible shooting feature and TTL hotshoe found on the SL models. The S4500, S4400, S4300 and S4200 all sport 14 Megapixel CCD image sensor, a 200,000 dots Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and a 3-inch LCD display. While the SL models use rechargeable Li-ion battery, the S models use 4 AA batteries which is convenient for on-the-go digital camera users.
FujiFilm’s S4500, S4400, S4300 and S4200 feature 30x, 28x, 26x and 24x Fujinon optical zoom lens with 23mm wide angle respectively. These long zoom cameras feature 64-6400 ISO sensitivity, 2cm Super Macro Mode, CCD Shift image stabilization, SR AUTO mode, Tracking Auto Focus, i-Flash Intelligent Flash, high-speed continuous shooting at up to 8fps and full manual controls.
The S4500, S4400, S4300 and S4200 are capable of 720p HD video recording at 30fps and offers HDMI output for connecting the camera to an HDTV for instant playback. FujiFilm will release the FinePix S4200 and S4500 in the US in February for $229.95 and $259.95 respectively.