updated 09:30 am EDT, Mon September 25, 2006
Fujifilm FinePix cameras
Fujifilm today introduced two new digital cameras designed for casual photographers as well as professionals. The FinePix F31fd (pictured at right), due in November, is an update to the 6.3-megapixel F30 that adds an advanced face recognition system: Fujifilm says its technology can find as many as ten faces in a scene and optimize exposure, flash, and focus to improve the accuracy of portrait shots. It also adds an IR-based wireless transfer system that can share photos between cameras and other similarly-equipped hardware. The company also debuted its FinePix S5 Pro, a significant improvement to the company's earlier S3 DSLR model, offering an effective image resolution of 12.34 megapixels using a dual-image sensors The new S5, due early next year, also adds intelligent flash as well as ISO 3200 light sensitivity as well as improved auto-focus and metering, according to Electronista. In addition, the S5 offers three new variations of the original film simulation mode for improved reproduction of natural skin tones.