By TJ Donegan January 30, 2013 (http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com)
Fujifilm announced five new compact cameras today, just ahead of CP+ 2013. The cameras include two high-end, F-series travel zooms, two S-series bridge cameras, and a new ultra-slim J-series compact.
The Fujifilm F900EXR and F850EXR both will feature 16-megapixel 1/2-inchEXR-CMOS image sensors, with the F900EXR offering an updated (EXR-CMOS II) version with phase detection built into the sensor.
The two high-end compact cameras otherwise share very similar specs: a 20x optical zoom lens (f/3.5-5.3, 25-500mm equivalent), 3-inch LCD, full manual controls, 1080/60p video, and similar battery life of about 250 shots per charge.
The F900’s greatest advantage will be its autofocus speed, according to the announcement by Fuji. The F900EXR’s hybrid autofocus system is rated by Fuji to focus in just 0.5 seconds, while also being able to capture shots at up to 11 frames per second. The F850EXR fires at up to 9 frames per second, though both cameras are limited to just 5 frames at a time.