• Instant film isn't dead – it's just weird and expensive

    The Polaroid saga is a long and strange one. And the last couple years have been especially strange. Bankrupt, reanimated, relaunched, sold out, bought up… I wouldn’t be surprised if Polaroid showed up on Dancing With The Stars. They keep saying they’re coming back, but I’ll believe it when I see it. In the mean time, your options for instant film are depressingly… Read More

  • Fujifilm unleashes a torrent of digital cameras

    Whoa. You go to bed in a world without many Fujifilm cameras and wake up in a world blessed with a dozen new ones! We begin with the interesting ones – basically the FinePix XP10 rugged model, shown above, and the hubristic HS10, a 30X optical zoom wannabe D-SLR camera that shoots in HD. Otherwise you’re looking at a long, dark spring ahead. As for the rest of these meh-too… Read More

  • A gaggle of FujiFilm FinePix cameras leak

    Hmmm, unannounced digital cameras. Got to love the Internet. Anyway, LetsGoDigital dug up details about four tasty FujiFilm FinePix cameras. These aren’t just Wal-Mart specials, either. Oh no, take notice, these boys are nice, especially the S2500HD with an 18x optical zoom and 720p recording mode. Hit the jump for pics and details. Read More

  • Fujifilm and IBM develop magnetic tape that stores 35TB

    Fujifilm and IBM today announced they jointly developed a technology that makes it possible to store 35TB of data on a single magnetic tape. The companies say the tape can store the “text of 35 million books, which would require 248 miles (399 km) of bookshelves”. 35TB is about 44 times as much as previously possible. Read More

  • The Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 becomes official, includes 3D movie mode

    Time published a bunch of info about Fujifilm’s upcoming 3D consumer camera system early last week. The mag talked about how how the FinePix Real 3D W1 the next best thing, which I claimed was doubtful considering its price, but one small detail was left out: this camera can also record 3D movies. That’s sweet. Update: More pics of the camera and system after the jump. Read More

  • Fujifilms's 3D camera is expensive, will probably not catch on

    We like innovative products as much as the next nerd, but we’re thinking that Fuji might be beyond its time with this 3D camera. It sounds sweet. The Fujifilm camera can produce 3D pics by using two lens that are spaced out a lot like human eyes. It then uses fancy software to combine the two images into one 3D picture that can then be viewed on either a special digital photo frame or on… Read More

  • Fujifilm's Z300 offers touchscreen shooting

    Fujifilm yesterday announced [JP] the FinePix Z300 for the Japanese market, a digital camera that lets users snap pictures by touching the target object on the LCD screen on its backside. The Z300 can focus the shot by itself so that even beginners can make decent photos. Read More

  • Fujifilm F200EXR starts shipping this weekend

    Booyah! Amazon just updated their Fujiflim F200EXR page with an availability date. The most promising and probably the best point and shoot available will start shipping March 7th. We can’t wait to see what that EXR sensor can do. Read More

  • More sample images from a Fujifilm F200EXR emerge [Update]

    Dpreview has just posted a batch of sample images from a pre-production and production F200EXR. They certainly look better than this original batch, but we’ll need more time to sift through them. My initial impression is that picture quality is very sharp, but it gets a bit noisy at higher ISO settings. What do you photogs think? Update: Here’s a little commentary from my brother… Read More

  • Fujifilm updates the FinePix S1000, calls it the FinePix S1500

    I’m not a fan of these ‘bridge’ cameras, but there’s a reason why camera companies keep updating or putting out new ones. They’re ‘widlly popular’ as Fuji says of its FinePix S1000. The S1500 is a 10-megapixel shooter with a 12x optical zoom, dual image stabilization and SR Auto (auto scene recog). It will make its debut next month for $250. Read More

  • Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR available for pre-order

    Fuji’s highly anticipated follow up to the F30, the F200EXR, is available now for pre-order from Amazon. Sure, it’s a $400 point and shoot, but if it’s even marginally better than the F30 then we’re all in for a treat. Check out test shots here. Ideally, we’d really like to see these sample images at 100 percent with crops at ISO 800 and 1600 to see what… Read More

  • Fujifilm's fine new F200EXR features that sexy new sensor

    A long time ago, on a site design far, far away from the current one, we mentioned that Fujifilm was preparing to release a totally awesome new sensor for point-and-shoots. A fundamental reorganization of the photodiode pattern results in… well, if you want to know, read the post. But the point is that they’ve made a more intelligent sensor instead of just packing more megapixels… Read More

  • Fujifilm's new CCD may be just crazy enough to work

    Fujifilm has shown (will show, rather, if this technique works) that there’s still a lot of play on the lowest levels of sensor design. With all the new facilities cameras enjoy such as face detection and touchscreen interfaces, it’s easy to forget that we haven’t peaked in terms of the underlying technology, in many cases CCDs. The way photodiode arrays are laid out seems… Read More

  • Fujifilm unveils world's first digital camera for 3D photos

    Another world first from Japan: Fujifilm announced yesterday [JP] it has developed the world’s first digital camera capable of producing three-dimensional photos. The camera can also be used to make conventional photos. Fujifilm’s prototype features two lenses and combines a set of pictures to display a 3D picture on the 3D screen instantly. All that users have to do is press… Read More

  • Fujifilm F60fd specs leaked online

    Photos and specs of several new Fujifilm digital cameras have hit the Web in the past several hours. Among them, the F60fd. (The full breadth and width of the leaks are right now being discussed on the DP Review forums, if you’re so inclined.) That fuzzy photo there is the F60fd, by way of some online merchant, which can safely be compared to the just-anounced Pentax Optio M60. The… Read More

  • FujiFilm Glam Cam expands face detection, looks marvelous

    Aiming for style, FujiFilm today unveiled the FinePix Z200fd. The new “glam cam” has a range of features that digital camera owners have come to expect, and added a couple of new ones. The camera looks cool, no doubt about it, but Fuji hopes to attract buyers with more than just style. The 10 MP camera sports a 5X optical lens, a 2.7” LCD screen and sensitivity settings up to… Read More

  • Nintendo starting up a Wii photo-sharing service

    The report is incredibly vague, but apparently Nintendo is going to be partnering with Fujifilm to create a new online photo-sharing service. Doubtless it will be a place where you can get business cards of your Miis, printouts of your record times on Mario Kart, and maybe posters of your favorite panoramas from Zelda. I look forward to seeing my friends’ entire apartments plastered with… Read More

  • Fujifilm Launches Z20fd Social Network: Because cameras need community too

    In what can only be described as a grand experiment, Fujifilm has teamed up with Ning.com to create a social network, ZSpotNow.com, based around a single digital camera. The Z20fd is a 10-megapixel point and shoot that comes in multiple fun colors and a special blog mode that reduces and resizes images for upload to blogs and email lists. It also records MPEG4 video and can upload directly… Read More

  • The Fujifilm Z200fd: a perfectly decent, thin little point-and-shoot

    At 2cm thick, this little Fujifilm is a slick little piece of hardware. I generally trust the camera-based brands like Pentax and such when it comes to cameras, but this looks like a pretty decent one. It’s 10 megapixels, with a 5x optical zoom on probably a cut-rate lens, image stabilization (good for a small thing like that), and a wealth of “entertaining and versatile… Read More

  • Self-timer for lovers in new FujiFilm FinePix Z200fd

    FujiFilm will start selling its newest digital camera, the FinePix Z200fd, in Japan on June 7th (MSRP: $390). It comes with a 10-megapixel sensor, a 5x optical zoom lens and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. SD/SDHC and xD cards are supported. The Z200fd boasts an ISO range from 64 to 1,600. One function distinguishing the new FujiFilm model from other cameras is the self-timer for lovers (“ai… Read More