The Fujifilm FinePix S2950/S2990 features a body designed to look reminiscent to that of an SLR, although it is actually a fixed-lens camera. Based around a 14 megapixel image sensor, the front panel of the S2950 bears a Fujinon-branded 18x optical zoom lens.
The S2950 lens offers actual focal lengths from 5.0 to 90.0mm, which equates to 35mm-equivalent focal lengths ranging from a useful 28mm wide angle to a very powerful 504mm telephoto. Maximum aperture varies from f/3.1 at wide angle to f/5.6 at telephoto.
The image sensor allows capture of not only high-resolution still images, but also of high-definition 720p video at a rate of 30 frames per second. Given the extreme telephoto reach, mechanical image stabilization is obviously a necessity to fight blur from camera shake, and the Fuji FinePix S2950 includes sensor shift stabilization.
There is no true optical viewfinder on this model, with images and movies being framed and reviewed either on an electronic viewfinder of unspecified resolution, or on a 3.0-inch LCD display with 230,000 dots of resolution. That is roughly equivalent to a 320 x 240 pixel array, with each pixel comprising separate red, green, and blue colored dots.
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