On April 12, 2023, FUJIFILM Corporation announced the release of the “FUJIFILM SX1600” which will join the SX Series of lens-integrated long-range camera systems. The SX1600 is a long-range camera system featuring a 40x-zoom FUJINON lens that covers a focal length range from the wide-angle 40mm to the world’s longest 1600mm telephoto. It is equipped with a newly developed image stabilization system as well as fast and accurate AF to capture a distant subject clearly and instantaneously.
Thanks to these specifications, the SX1600 can be used for a wide range of applications, including surveillance of international borders, forests, and large-scale public facilities such as airports, ports, highways and remote inspections of infrastructure facilities such as wind turbines and transmission cables.
The Evolution of Long-Range Cameras
Fujifilm has been marketing the SX Series of lens-integrated long-range cameras since 2019. Today, the company meets a wide variety of needs from surveillance to inspections with the SX1600 is an ideal solution for various industrial applications that require remote monitoring or inspection. For example, it caSince the SX800 was launched in 2019, Fujifilm has been marketing the SX Series of lens-integrated long-range cameras, Fujifilm continues to develop innovative products that meet the needs of customers and markets. The SX1600 represents a significant milestone in the company’s ongoing commitment to excellence in optical technology and image processing.n be used in the oil and gas industry to inspect offshore oil rigs or pipelines, in the construction industry to monitor large construction sites, and in the transportation industry to monitor railways or highways. With its exceptional zoom range and advanced image stabilization system, the SX1600 is capable of capturing clear and detailed images even in challenging environments.
Long Range Telephoto
The SX1600 is equipped with a newly developed image stabilization system that enables cooperative control of optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS) to accurately correct image shakes.
Newly Developed Image Stabilization System
The new SX1600 is a lens-integrated long-range camera system that supports the 1.1” effective image size and boasts double the focal length range of SX800, covering the wide angle 40mm to the world’s longest 1600mm telephoto.
Fast and Accurate Autofocus
Another notable feature of the SX1600 is its fast and accurate autofocus system. With a focus speed of just 0.1 seconds, the camera can quickly lock onto the subject and capture it with stunning clarity. This is particularly important for surveillance applications, where speed and accuracy are essential for identifying potential security threats.
Heat Haze and Fog Reduction
The SX1600 also boasts excellent heat haze and fog reduction functions, which help to ensure that images remain clear and sharp even in adverse weather conditions. This is particularly important for applications such as airport or port surveillance, where visibility can be compromised by fog or other weather conditions.
Compact and Light Weight
In terms of design, the SX1600 is both compact and lightweight, making it easy to install and operate in a variety of settings. It features a housing that can withstand harsh environments and ensure reliable performance even in extreme conditions.