Fujifilm has announced the launch of the FinePix F200EXR that will get the company's new Super CCD EXR switchable sensor technology, the first to do so.

Fujifilm says the new Super CCD is "capable of registering excellent levels of detail when switched to its high resolution mode, but at the same time, capable of offering excellent quality in low light and superb highlight detail in contrasty light when switched to its high sensitivity and wide dynamic range modes respectively".

Marketing speak aside, this means that rather than a one-setting-suits-all approach, the camera's sensor (the digital equivalent of film) can switch between different modes - like really advanced scene select options - depending on the lighting conditions.

The 12-megapixel compact also offers a Fujinon 5x, 28-140mm wide angle optical zoom lens and a 3-inch 230,000 dots LCD.

There's also face detection with auto red eye removal, five "Film Simulation Modes" to ape effects you'd get with film cameras, HD photo output to HDTVs, dual image stabilisation, sensitivity up to ISO 12800 on 3 million-pixel pics and intelligent flash.

The FinePix F200EXR will be available from end of February in "Carbon Quartz". Fujifilm says pricing will be announced nearer to the date of the launch.