Claimed to set new standards in bridge camera functionality comes the Fujifilm FinePix HS20, a 16-million-pixel model boasting a 30x zoom lens.
Replacing the 10MP FinePix HS10, the HS20 includes a Dynamic Range function that aims to deliver a top dynamic range of ?1600%? (compared to ?400%? in the HS10).
The zoom on board the HS20 is designed to deliver the 35mm viewing angle equivalent of a 24-720mm lens.
The £399 camera, which is due out in April, uses a Back Side Illumination sensor designed to improve light sensitivity by placing the layer of wiring, through which light has to pass, behind the photo diodes.
?Couple this to the triple-layer EXR array ? the performance of which can be split according to the lighting conditions ? and you?ll see why the FinePix HS20 sets new standards in sensor technology,? claims Fuji.
Image processing time and quality is boosted by a new EXR processor, adds the firm which says the engine can ?spot and reduce purple colour fringing?.
Features also include 27 scene modes, a shooting rate of 11 frames per second at a resolution of 8MP or 7fps for 16MP images, plus a tilting 3in (460,000 dot resolution) LCD screen.
Unveiled at the CES show in Las Vegas, the HS20 incorporates an electronic horizon level function and can shoot videos at Full HD (1,080×1,920 pixel) resolution.