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Fujifilm Long-Zoom S8400W Bridge Camera with WiFi Sharing

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Fujifilm-S8400W-reviewFujifilm’s all-in-one bridge camera, the FinePix S8400W, delivers Wi-Fi and boasts a 44x optical long zoom (24–1056mm) Fujinon lens and an improved 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor.

The Fujifilm S8400W’s 44x optical zoom lens has a fast aperture of f/2.9–6.5 and an optical image stabilization system for blur reduction. You can shoot 0.39-inch super macro shots with a super sharp lens that consists of 17 elements in 12 groups, combining aspherical and ED elements to help reduce aberrations.

The S8400W has a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor that provides low-noise shots at sensitivities as high as ISO 12,800, and an autofocus speed of 0.3 second, a start-up time of 1.0 second and a 0.5-sec interval between shots, as well as a full-resolution continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second. To capture the action in slow motion, there’s ultra-high-speed shooting of 60 fps (max 60 frames, image size 1,280×960) and 120 fps (max 60 frames, 640×480).

Fujifilm-S8400WOther features include: a mode dial for shooting selection, dual zoom control for speed and zooming; a 3.0-inch, 460k-dot LCD; an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 201k-dot resolution; six in-camera creative effects filters, like cross screen that creates starbursts around bright objects; Full HD 1080i/60-fps movie recording with stereo sound via a dedicated movie button; and in-camera movie-editing features, like movie trimming and movie join.

The FinePix S8400W’s new wireless feature lets you transfer photos and movies from the camera to smartphones, tablets and computers and upload images to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. To connect the camera to a smartphone/tablet, simply download the free Fujifilm Camera Application to your iPhone/iPad or Android device. Once connected, it will transfer up to 30 pictures at a time. The app also lets you download movies.

The Wi-Fi capability enables you to back up your photos on your home computer. Once you install the free Fujifilm PC AutoSave software onto your computer, select the folder you want the photos to back up to, and link a Wi-Fi router with the S8400W, the camera will automatically backup photos to the computer.

Fujifilm’s FinePix S8400W, which conveniently runs on four AA alkaline batteries, will be available in May for an SRP of $349.95. fujifilmusa.com 

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