FUJIFILM Introduces the FinePix S1500 Digital Camera: Featuring an impressive 12x Optical Zoom and Dual Image Stabilization in a Super Small Body

    Long Zoom Camera with High Quality Features ideal for the Active Family

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Fujifilm announces the FinePix S1500 -
the successor of the top selling FinePix S1000 - a compact, extremely
lightweight digital camera, packing an impressive Fujinon 12x optical zoom
lens and Dual Image Stabilization.
    Perfect for aspiring photographers, the 10 Megapixel FinePix S1500
features a versatile Fujinon 12x optical zoom lens (33mm-396mm equivalent),
Face Detection technology with Auto red-eye removal, Dual Image Stabilization
(combining CCD-shift technology with high ISO), High Sensitivity up to ISO
6400 (at 3 Megapixels), Intelligent Scene Recognition (Auto SR), and Tracking
Auto Focus. This, along with features such as Panorama Shooting Mode and
Instant zoom, make the FinePix S1500 a camera that will suit every member of
the family.

    Tracking Auto Focus

    The FinePix S1500's NEW Tracking Auto Focus function means that users can
track a moving subject while ensuring focus is maintained, even when using the
full 12x zoom. This feature is ideal for kids who are always on the go, dogs
jumping, or Moms wanting to capture the perfect sports shot. Simply focus,
press the shutter half way and the camera will lock on to the subject, ready
for you to take the perfect shot.

    Dual Image Stabilization

    In addition to offering incredible optical zoom range, the FinePix S1500
combines CCD-shift Image Stabilization with high sensitivity to avoid the
effects of camera shake at longer shutter speeds. Dual Image Stabilization
facilitates long distance and fast action shots by ensuring that blur is
minimized and photographic quality is always guaranteed.

    Quality Features

    With High Sensitivity and Low Noise up to ISO 6400 (3 Megapixels), the
S1500 lets you capture subjects under low-light conditions to produce
extraordinary quality pictures with minimal noise and grain. Users of the
FinePix S1500 can also enjoy Full Manual Photographic Control (PSAM) with
manual adjustment options for various camera settings including resolution,
ISO, aperture, shutter speed and more.

    Intelligent Scene Recognition (SR Auto)

    The FinePix S1500 also has Intelligent Scene Recognition (SR Auto), which
cleverly detects a scene without any need to pre-select the mode on the
camera. Having identified the most commonly photographed subjects, Fujifilm
has developed technology to automatically identify and recognize different
scenes - Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Backlit Portrait, Night Portrait.
Once the scene in the frame has been detected, the camera will optimize the
settings to capture the most stunning photo of your chosen subject. Portrait
Mode works in conjunction with Face Detection technology to get the best
possible portraits, instantly removing red-eye.

    High Speed Features

    Continuous Shooting is great when capturing sports and action shots. The
camera can fire an impressive 7.5 frames per second up to 15 frames (at 2
Megapixels) or 3.3 frames per second up to 6 frames (at 5 Megapixels).Once
images have been recorded, they can be easily viewed via High Speed Playback
or Micro Thumbnail. High Speed Playback displays 10 frames per second making
it quick and easy to find your favorite image. Alternatively, users can use
Micro Thumbnail View which shows up to 100 thumbnails on the back of the large
2.7" LCD screen.

    Family Friendly Features

    As well as Tracking AF, the FinePix S1500 includes numerous other
features which will make it a hit with the busy family. The Instant Zoom
feature helps to capture moving subjects at high zoom settings, and works
alongside Face Detection when shooting pictures of people.
    Panorama Shooting Mode, first featured on the extremely popular FinePix
S1000fd, enables users to create impressive panoramic pictures by seamlessly
stitching together three separate photos.
    The FinePix S1500fd is expected to be available to Canadian consumers in
April 2009 at a suggested retail price of CDN $279.99. The camera will be
offered with a 2 Year Canadian Manufacturer's Warranty.

    Features at a glance:

    -   10 Megapixels
    -   Fujinon 12x optical zoom lens
    -   High Resolution 2.7" LCD Screen
    -   NEW Tracking Auto Focus
    -   Dual Image Stabilization (CCD Shift + High ISO)
    -   High Sensitivity up to ISO 6400 (at 3 Megapixels)
    -   Panorama Shooting Mode
    -   Intelligent Scene Recognition (SR Auto)
    -   Face Detection with Auto red-eye removal
    -   Full Photographic Control (PSAM)
    -   Instant zoom
    -   Versatile pre-programmed scene modes
    -   AA Batteries
    -   Accepts SD/SDHC memory cards
    -   2 Year Canadian Manufacturer's Warranty

    About FUJIFILM Canada Inc.

    FUJIFILM Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation
of Tokyo, one of the world's leading imaging and information companies.
FUJIFILM Canada is based in Mississauga, Ontario, with regional offices in
Montreal and Vancouver. A leader in the development of technologies that
provide the back bone for state-of-the-art Imaging, Graphic Arts,
Photofinishing and Recording Media products, FUJIFILM Canada stands proud as a
proven solutions-provider. For more information, visit www.fujifilm.ca.

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