Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR adds an AR twist

Fujifilm has announced the FinePix F600EX, a high-end mid-zoom compact that is the follow up to the F550EX - a Pocket-lint "Hot Product".

The key new feature on this camera, which will go up against similar super compacts such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 and the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS, is its Augmented Reality capabilities which give the user a landmark navigation system making it easier to find those points of interest when out and about.

It has a database of around a million locations, which you can edit, that are displayed as a layer on the 3-inch 460k LCD screen.

The F600EX also packs motion detection software to automatically trigger a higher ISO setting should the conditions require it. There's also a 30x intelligent digital zoom, doubling the 15x optical zoom on offer.

The sensor is the same 0.5-inch 16-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor that was packed in the F550EXR, however Fujifilm promises that its performance is enhanced thanks to the motion detection capabilities. 1080p video recording is also on board.

The Fujifilm FinePix F600EX will be available in red, black and white at the end of October with an RRP of £269.

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