Fuji Photo Film USA, Inc. announced on Wednesday five new FinePix digital cameras, three — the
E550 — in a new consumer-oriented E-series and two — the
S5100 — designated as replacements for the S3000 and S5000, respectively, in the company’s prosumer S-series. The E500 features 4.1MP resolution, three color modes, four scene modes, 3.2x optical zoom and the ability to shoot 10fps (frames per second) Motion JPEG video with sound. It ships with a 16MB xD-Picture memory card, a USB 2.0 cable, an AV cable and two AA alkaline batteries. The E510 and E550 offer the same features and accessories, except for their capacity to shoot 5.2MP and 6.3MP pictures, respectively, while the E550 also bumps the optical zoom to 4x, increases its video quality to 30fps and includes a Super CCD HR sensor that can record 12MP images after processing.
The SLR-style S3100 features 4MP resolution, 6x optical zoom, shooting mode customization and the ability to record 10fps Motion JPEG video without sound. It ships with a 16MB xD-Picture memory card, a USB 2.0 cable, an AV cable, a shoulder strap, four AA alkaline batteries, a lens cap and a 55mm lens adapter/filter ring. The S5100 offers the same features and accessories but increases the optical zoom to 10x, adds three continuous shooting modes, and handles 30fps VGA-quality video recording with sound.
All five FinePix digital cameras are compatible with Mac OS X v10.2.6 or higher and will ship in August, except for the S5100, which will be available in October for US$499.99. Retail pricing of the others will be $299.99 for the E500, $349.99 for the E510 and S3100 and $499.99 for the E550.