With a generous 18x Fujinon optical zoom lens, the S2980 really packs a punch, especially when matched with its 14 megapixel sensor, large 3.0" LCD screen and 720p HD (30fps) movie capture.
Electric powered Fujinon 18x zoom lens
The S2980 sports an impressive 28mm - 504mm high precision Fujinon optical zoom lens. Simple to operate with an electric powered zoom lever, the huge zoom range means that you can capture all the detail, even when you're at a considerable distance away. You can even operate the zoom during video shooting. Unlike a bulky D-SLR, bridge cameras allow you great versatility of zoom, without the hassle of carrying a bag of lenses.
With its easy to use Panoramic shooting mode you can get creative on the S2980, however basic your skills, and rest assured that you will not risk shooting uneven landscapes or shaky horizons. The camera enables you to take three successive shots with a helpful tool which automatically releases the shutter once the images are fully aligned to seamlessly stitch the shots together in-camera. It's so easy and the results are impressive
Even at the longest zoom settings or in the most challenging of lighting conditions, the S2980 is able to produce crisp, clean results. With its mechanically stabilised 1/2.3", 14 megapixel CCD sensor, and high ISO sensitivity settings, Fujifilm's Dual Image Stabilisation technology combines to reduce the blurring effects of both hand-shake and subject movement to provide superb pictures.
For the complete viewing experience, the FinePix S2980 is HD enabled and can therefore play-back both HD stills (Full HD) and movies (720p) in superb quality on any HD ready TV. It's yet to become the standard method of viewing photos, but it's certainly not to be knocked. And given that this camera has a mini HDMI port it's very quick and easy to connect it up to a HD ready TV* and play back your photos on the big screen.
*Mini HDMI cable required (not included)