FinePix SL1000: offers a shooting range of 1cm super macro to a huge 1200mm extreme telephoto with its stunning 50x zoom lens

January 07, 2013

The FinePix SL1000 is ideal for those people who don't want the hassle of changing lenses or to worry about getting dust on the sensor, but who still want a powerful all-encompassing camera. Not only can it take superb shots but it can record movies in Full HD and will allow your creative juices to flow with the advanced filter and 3D shooting. And what's more, the zoom doesn't stop at a 1200mm — with Intelligent Digital Zoom — the focal length is effectively doubled to 2400mm or an incredible 100x with absolutely stunning results.

1. High-Magnification Zoom and Powerful Optical Image Stabilization

The SL1000 incorporates a newly-developed 50x optical FUJINON zoom lens (24mm-1200mm) with fast apertures of f/2.9 to f/6.5 and powerful new Optical Image Stabilization, to reduce the effect of blurring at longer zoom lengths. With 17 elements in 12 groups, the lens combines aspherical and ED elements for reduced aberration and superior image quality. FUJINON's unique Super EBC coating technology is employed to reduce ghosting and flare for sharp results with backlit subjects in challenging situations. Capable of super-macro photography at distances as close as 1cm (0.4 inches), this is a camera that is flexible enough to be used in any situation.

2. Fast AF and High speed responses

The SL1000 uses a 16 million pixels 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor with the ability to cope shooting at sensitivities as high as ISO 12800**, ensuring you to capture high quality images even in low light conditions. With autofocus speeds as fast as 0.2 seconds***, a startup time of 0.9 seconds***, and continuous shooting mode at 10fps at full resolution (MAX. 9 frames)***, the SL1000 ensures you'll never miss a shot.

3. Full HD movie 60p/fps with stereo sound

Thanks to the CMOS sensor, the SL1000 is capable of 1080i Full HD movie capture at 60 frames per second with stereo sound. Just press the dedicated movie button on the back of the camera and you will be on your way to becoming your very own film director. With a number of advanced movie-editing features, including “movie trimming” to cut unwanted footage from movies, and “movie join” to join multiple separate clips into a single movie.

Additionally, Fujifilm's Scene Recognition technology works when recording movies and will recognize up to 6 types of scene to ensure picture quality is always optimized. You can get even more creative and shoot an incredible 480fps*4 for incredible slow motion capture.

4. Hassle free image composition with Tilting LCD

With its highly detailed (920k-dot) Electronic Viewfinder the SL1000 is perfect for helping you frame your composition in bright sunshine. Thanks to an eye sensor, the SL1000 is able to switch automatically between the EVF and the 3.0 inch Tilting LCD (920k-dot) screen by sensing whenever your eye is near. This saves you the trouble of adjusting camera settings when you want to be framing photographs and guarantees stress-free operation, whichever display you use.

5. Handy controls — so you never miss that crucial shot

In addition to the standard zoom toggle controls on the top of the camera, a second zoom lever is placed on the side of the lens barrel, allowing you to adjust your zoom range with your left hand while your right index finger rests on the shutter button, ready to take the shot. Choose from three zoom speeds or use “auto back zoom” for long zoom photography. The mode dial makes choosing a shooting mode easy — P, S, A, and M modes can be selected at the twist of a dial for sophisticated photographic techniques using manual exposure control.

6. Creative expression made easy

Advanced filter function allow you to indulge your artistic expression in-camera. The FinePIx SL1000 users can choose from up to 8 different artistic effects:

Pop Color — Emphasizes contrast and color saturation.
Toy Camera — Create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera.
Miniature*5 — Adds top and bottom blur for a diorama or miniature effect.
Partial Color — Retain one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white. Colors can be selected from red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple for dramatic effect.
High Key — Enhance brightness and reduce contrast to lighten tonal reproduction.
Cross screen (NEW)*5 — Create starbursts around bright objects.
Soft Focus (NEW) — Create a look that is evenly soft throughout the whole image.

In addition to these creative effects, the SL1000 offers Panoramic shooting just by pressing the shutter and spinning on the spot, whether the camera is in portrait or landscape orientation, the results are great. You can also create 3D shots by combining two separate shots, taken from slightly different angles for a fun effect. And Instant zoom, which shows your composition and includes a view of the area outside of the frame, letting you concentrate on composing the shot with losing sight of the big picture.

7. FinePix SL1000 Key features list:

  • 50x optical zoom (f/2.9-6.5, 24-1200mm*) with Optical Image Stabilization (Lens shift), Intelligent Digital Zoom effectively doubles the focal length to 100x (2400mm*)
  • 16 million pixel 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor ;
    • Autofocus speed of 0.2 seconds in fastest conditions
    • Continuous shooting; 10fps at full resolution (MAX. 9 frames)
    • Start-up time of 0.9 seconds
  • Full HD movie 1080i/60fps with stereo sound and slow-motion capture at 480fps
  • Bright 3.0-inch Tilting LCD screen (920K-dot)
  • Electronic Viewfinder (920K-dot) with eye sensor
  • Super Macro; 1cm
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG)
  • Hotshoe attachment for the use of external flash guns
  • Function (Fn) button which can be assigned to frequently used features
  • Shooting functions; 7 Advanced Filters, Individual shutter 3D, HDR, motion panorama and more.
  • Instant zoom and Zoom Bracketing
  • 3-lebel zoom switch
  • Lithium Ion battery with from 350 shots per charge
  • * 35mm format equivalent
  • ** ISO6400 is effective in image size M or S. / 12800 is effective in image size S.
  • *** Fujifilm research based on CIPA standards
  • *4 High Speed Movie can be recorded at the following speeds and sizes: 480fps (240 × 180 pixels), 240fps (320 × 240 pixels), 120fps (640 × 480 pixels)
  • *5 Only in post shooting view

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