Gone are the days when you had to hide your camera when it rained or you couldn’t shoot in awful weather conditions. Many waterproof cameras are plunging into the market these days. Here is the new disposable underwater camera Quicksnap Marine from Fujifilm that allows good-quality pictures upto 5 meters deep under water. You can take a fine shot of the woods too when it is pouring or there is a snowfall. The smart looking Quicksnap Marine comes for 16000 Won ($16.84).
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Hoodman is well known for providing the camera operators with additional accessories and glare free viewing for improved outdoor photography. Now, Hoodman has revealed the new H-RAV Universal Right Angle Viewer that helps the enthusiasts to shoot from difficult angles. With the new H-RAV Universal Right Angle Viewer, you don’t need to exercise a lot to shoot a picture from an awkward angle. The H-RAV integrates built-in diopter with 1X and 2.5X capability, swiveling 360-degree rotation and common mounting attachments. The H-RAV is compatible with most of the digital SLRs in the market such as Canon, Nikon, and FujiFilm. The H-RAV comes in a protective case and costs US $129.99.
We have a horde of waterproof cameras around us such as Fujifilm Quicksnap Marine, sexy wrist mounted camera, Sanyo Xacti HD1, Olympus Stylus 720 SW etc. Now, Pentax has joined the squad with their latest Optio W20 that is designed for underwater photography. Well, the thing that appeals to me is its form factor since it is packed in a sleek and dreary body design. It can survive easily upto a depth of 5 feet for 30 minutes incessantly. The another alluring feature is its new Blur Reduction High ISO mode and upgraded 7-megapixel camera to shoot crisp pictures. While Pentax has done proper justification with the Optio W20, I think, it should have been made shockproof too. Anyways, the Optio W20 will be out for sale in September 2006 with a price tag of around $300.
Fujifilm made a debut with FinePix S3 Pro UVIR camera that is claimed to be the world’s first production DSLR camera that could shoot in ultraviolet and infrared light scale. Aimed especially at law enforcement agencies, the FinePix S3 Pro could be of great use in medical field. With FinePix S3 Pro UVIR, the law enforcement personals can fetch more accurate and efficient evidences from different things like gun shot residue and blood spots. The forensic photographers would be at ease with the live CCD previewing capability of the FinePix S3 Pro UVIR. Other salient features include Fujifilm’s double photodiode, Super CCD SR II image sensor for a vibrant range and HyperUtility Processing Software to carry out image comparisons along with metadata analysis. The FinePix S3 Pro UVIR would be available through select dealers in US in the month of September for a price of $1,799.95.
Fujifilm has earned a lot of name and fame in the digicam market. Fujifilm has now added a new digital SLR camera to its renowned FinePix series. The digital SLR to make its debut this time is the new FinePix S9100, an upgrade to the old FinePix S9000. Aimed at the discerning enthusiastic photographers, the FinePix S9100 features 10.7x Fujinon optical zoom lens, 9Mpix Fujifilm Super CCD sensor and ISO 80-1600 capabilities. Fujifilm’s Real Photo Technology and Fujifilm’s Picture Stabilization technology allow the users to shoot crisp images with negligible blur. The photo enthusiasts will be benefited from the Fujifilm’s Hyper Utility Software HS-V2 version 3 software that helps the users to look at the full potential of the camera’s RAW file format. The FinePix S9100 will start shipping in September for a price of $599.
Fujifilm has combined easy operability and performance in its new FinePix S9600 that feature a 9.0-megapixel camera and astounding 10.7x optical zoom. The S9600 has benn announced as an upgrade to the earlier FinePix S9500. Now, you have a more dedicated LCD screen, improved camera flash and swift auotfocus in low light to ensure that you shoot the best. The control and flexibility is offered by the Hyper Utility Software HS-V2 version 3 that allows the enthusiasts to function in a lossless format. The FinePix S9600 also offers VGA recording with 30 frames per second and PictBridge support. The new FinePix S9600 would go for sale in UK in the month of October.
Fujifilm has rolled out the new FinePix A700 digital camera that is claimed to be the most advanced among all the A-series entry level cameras. The new FinePix A700 comes bestowed with a 7.3 MegaPixel Super CCD sensor that delivers exceptional image quality, 2.4′ LCD display and 3x optical zoom. The A700 allows the users to bring their quarry nearer and clearer with high quality Fujinon lens technology. It can capture 10 movie frames per second and features four scenic modes. The FinePix A700 will be available in October. No words on pricing.
Finally, the Fujifilm has introduced the new ‘FinePix S6500′ in the Korean market with a suggested price tag of aroud 600,000(KRW). The most prominent feature of the 6.3 megapixel camera is its ‘Face Detection’ functionality. The FinePix 6500 is able to detect a face, a nose or the eyes of 10 peaople at the same time and adjusts the focus accordingly to produce the best quality picture. Other key specs of the FinePIx 6500 are High-Speed Shooting Mode, Real Photo Processor II and ‘Natural Light & Flash’ Dual Shot Mode. Its face detection technology is ideal while shooting a group picture or a perfect wedding photograph. Another interesting capability of the FinePIx 6500 is its Intelligence flash(i-flash) that determines the distance between the camera and object and sets the optimum ISO accordingly. Sadly, it is available in the Korean market only for the moment.
Like the Fujifilm FinePix S6500, the new compact FinePix F31fd from Fujifilm also boasts of its Face Detection Technology. The FinePix F31fd is able to identify faces and optimize settings in a slight 0.05 seconds. Other key features of the FinePix F31fd are ISO 3200 at full resolution, Fujifilm’s Picture Stabilization, the ‘i-Flash’ system, and best-in-class 580-shot battery life. The camera integrates a 6.3-MegaPixel Super CCD HR sensor, 3x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD screen with glare-reduction, "Natural Light & with Flash" Dual Shot Mode, VGA movie recording at 30fps and 15 scenic modes. The Fujifilm’s FinePix F31fd will hit the shelves in December for a price of $399.
Fujifilm’s new rugged digital camera is aimed directly at the construction professionals and the guys who are in search for a tough camera that can withstand unideal weather conditions. The new BIGJOB HD-3W comes waterproof, dust-resistant and can survive a 27-inch drop. The BIGJOB HD-3W manages to pack 6-megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, ISO 1600, VGA recording at 30fps, 23MB of internal memory, and an xD slot. No words on pricing and availability.