Fuji has announced the world's first weather-resistant bridge camera in the shape of the Finepix S1.
The camera features a 50x optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi and full HD movie recording, all in a dust- and water-resistant body.
Approximately 70 areas are weather sealed, while the 50x optical zoom lens offers an equivalent of 24-1200mm, in 35mm terms, with a bright f/2.8-5.6 aperture range.
The lens of the camera features two aspherical and four ED lenses in a structure of 13 elements in 11 groups, designed for reduced aberration and increased sharpness. Super EBC coating is included to reduce ghosting and flare.
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Three further bridge cameras have been announced by Fujifilm. The S9400W and the S9200 both feature 50x optical zooms, along with a new image stabilization system specifically designed for video recording. The S9400W features built-in Wi-Fi.
Meanwhile, the Finepix S8600 features a 36x Fujinon zoom lens and a 16 million pixel CCD sensor.
Finally, the XP70 is a tough camera that features a 16.4 million pixel sensor and is waterproof, shockproof, freeze proof and rustproof, while featuring built-in wireless connectivity.
Prices and release dates vary, but all will be available by February 2014.