Ahead of the rush of CES, Fujifilm has just revealed its entire lineup of cameras for 2012 — 19 of them, to be exact. At the head of the class is the X-S1, a new addition to the X series of high-end cameras. The X-S1's specs mix the X10 and the X100, including a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch sensor, EXR processor, a 3-inch LCD, and an electronic viewfinder. It also has a 26x zoom lens that goes from 24-624mm, with aperture of f/2.8-f/5.6. The giant zoom lens is fixed, and its sheer size likely necessitated Fujifilm's use of a DSLR-like body, which is much larger than either the X10 or the X100. The X-S1 will shoot 1080p video at 30 frames per second, can shoot seven still frames per second at full resolution, and has just 1/10-second shutter lag. It's a hybrid between a superzoom and a DSLR, and is priced like one too: it'll cost $799.95 when it's released at the end of January.
Fujifilm refreshed nearly every other model in its line as well, from superzooms to rugged cameras. Across the board, from the $499.99 FinePix HS30EXR to the $89.95 FinePix AX550, Fujifilm's cameras got processor and video recording upgrades, plus a variety of other improvements. One thing Fujfilm didn't do was add a DSLR to its lineup, though when asked about it a rep told us to "watch over the next few days."
Here's the full list of new models:
- FinePix HS30EXR / HS25EXR: 16-megapixel 1/2-inch sensor, 30x manual zoom, 1080p video recording, an EVF, and an articulating LCD. Available in late March for $499.95 and $399.95, respectively.
- FinePix F770EXR / F750EXR / F660EXR: 16-megapixel 1/2-inch sensor, 20x zoom (15x on the F660EXR), and GPS (except for the F660EXR), plus 1080p video recording, and a 3-inch, 460,000-dot LCD. Available in March for $379.95, $349.95, and $279.95, respectively.
- FinePix S4500 / S4200 / SL300: 14-megapixel CCD sensor, 30x zoom (24x on the S4200), 720p video recording, and sensor shift image stabilization. The S4500 and S4200 will be available in February for $259.95 and $229.95, respectively, and the SL300 (which adds dual zoom controls and a lithium-ion battery) will be out in March for $299.95.
- FinePix XP150 / XP100 / XP50: Lots of rugged features, plus a 14-megapixel CMOS sensor, improved speed and build quality, and a 2.7-inch anti-reflective LCD. All will be out in March for $279.95, $249.95, and $199.95, respectively.
- FinePix T400 / T350: 16-megapixel CCD sensor (14-megapixel on the T350), 10x zoom, 3-inch LCD, and improved start-up and shoot time. Available in March for $179.95 and $159.95, respectively.
- FinePix JZ250 / JZ100: 16-megapixel CCD sensor (14-megapixel on the JZ100), 3-inch LCD, 720p video recording, and improved speeds across the board. Available in March for $149.95 and $129.95, respectively.
- FinePix JX580 / JX500 / AX550: Low-end cameras with 16-megapixel CCD sensors (14-megapixel on the JX500), 5x zoom, 720p video shooting, and some new in-camera editing functions. The JX580 and JX500 will be available in February for $119.95 and $99.95, respectively, and the AX500 will come out in March for $89.95.