Fujifilm has a new 16-megapixel camera headed your way in August that is the companys second camera in the U.S. designed for the companys device-to-device image transfer apps for Android and iOS. The FinePix F800EXR also features Facebook and YouTube integration, and in a nod to the popularity of Instagram, you can also add six different photo filters to your snaps before posting them online.
The Fujifilm F800EXR features a 0.5-inch 16MP sensor, 20x optical zoom, RAW and JPEG image capture, up to 1080p video capture at 30 frames per second, an SD memory card slot supporting up to 64GB SDXC, mini HDMI out, one USB 2.0 port, and a 3-inch LCD. The F800EXR also has a high-speed movie option that can capture up to 320fps.
Android and iOS Apps
The F800EXR works with two companion apps: the Fujifilm Camera Application for Android and the Fujifilm Photo Receiver for iOS. Camera Application can send photos directly to your Android smartphone or tablet using an ad hoc device-to-device connection that allows you to transfer up to 30 images at once.
Camera Application can also use your mobile devices location data to geotag photos and send the information back to the original file on your camera. The app also comes with a map to view your picture locations as well as a database of more than one million points of interest worldwide.
Camera Application is not yet available for iOS, but you can use a similar app called the Fujifilm Photo Receiver to transfer photos to your iPhone and iPad. Photo Receiver does not include the location data features available on Camera Application.
The F800EXR is Fujifilms second camera to land in the U.S. featuring integration with a companion Android/iOS app. The first camera to offer this functionality was the FinePix XP170, which was released in May.
Fujifilm Camera Application requires Android 2.1 and up; Photo Receiver requires iOS 4.0 or greater.
Before transferring images to your smartphone or tablet you can also add one of six different filters to your photos including pop color, toy camera, miniature, high key, partial color and dynamic tone. You wont find any Instagram copies like Lomo-Fi or X-Pro II, but the filters look like they can still add some fun to your pictures.
Fujifilm says the F800EXR will go on sale for $350 in August. The companys announcement says you can only get the camera in black at launch, but Fujifilms U.S. site shows the camera also coming in red, gold, and silver.