Fujifilm X-S1 Mark Peters : November 24th 2011 - 15:00 CET
Fujifilm X-S1 digital bridge camera : Fujifilm has launched a new bridge camera; the Fujifilm X-S1 digital camera. The Fujifilm X-S1 camera represents a new breed of bridge cameras. Built in Japan to exacting standards, the camera body has a high-quality look and feel with metal dials, a rubberised coating and superior handling characteristics that will appeal to the discerning photo enthusiast. In addition, the Fujifilm X-S1 bridge camera offers a premium photo-taking performance to match its looks. From the high-quality Fujinon 26x optical zoom lens through to the EXR sensor taken from the Fujifilm X10 and the wide range of functions, the Fujifilm X-S1 puts the photographer in complete control.
Fujifilm X-S1 bridge camera
The centrepiece of the Fujifilm X-S1 camera is the Fujinon 26x optical zoom lens. The camera offers a range of 24-624mm (35mm equivalent) it caters perfectly for every photographic need and features a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture at the wide-angle setting. This optical range is boosted further by Fujifilm's Intelligent Digital Zoom capability, which effectively doubles the focal range without the drop in photo quality normally associated with digital zoom functions. As a result, the new Fujifilm X-S1 digital camera offers users an incredible 52x zoom range of 24-1248mm (35mm equivalent).
Fujifilm X-S1 lens
Optically, the lens comprises 17 glass elements, which includes four aspherical elements and two ED lenses, to deliver pictures with superb edge-to-edge sharpness and amazing clarity. The lens' construction is of the highest standard, featuring metal cams for smooth zoom control and fast, precise framing. The Fujifilm X-S1 digital camera is also ideally suited to capturing subjects close up. In standard mode, the zoom focuses down to 30cm, but by selecting Super Macro Mode, users can focus down to 1cm for frame-filling close-up photos. Furthermore, the lens' aperture is made up of nine blades for excellent bokeh effect photography.
Fujifilm X-S1 features
The Fujifilm X-S1 digital camera features the same 2/3-inch 12 Megapixel EXR CMOS image sensor as the Fujifilm X10 which ensures high quality images regardless of the lighting conditions. The unique EXR CMOS technology pioneered by Fujifilm allows the user to switch between three modes depending on the lighting conditions - or leave the Fujifilm X-S1 camera to make its own choice in the Auto EXR mode. Learn more, download the Fujifilm X-S1 technical specifications.
Fujifilm X-S1 photo settings
Switching between the photo modes changes the performance of the image sensor. The High Resolution option is perfect in bright conditions or when the very best picture quality is the primary aim. Wide Dynamic Range mode should be chosen in scenes of high contrast when the user wants to get details in both shadow and highlight areas of an image, while the High Sensitivity & Low Noise option should be selected for optimum results in low light conditions.
Fujifilm X-S1 video in Full HD
Coupled to the EXR CMOS sensor is the high speed EXR processor, which offers a minimal shutter lag of just 0.01sec and a high speed continuous shooting capability of seven frames-per-second at full resolution (Large JPEG) or 10 frames-per-second at six megapixel resolution (Medium JPEG). The Fujifilm X-S1 bridge camera also takes high-quality video's. The Fujifilm X-S1 camera captures Full High Definition (1920x1080 pixels) video with stereo sound at 30 frames-per-second, which is saved in the H.264 format.
Fujifilm X-S1 gallery
Fujifilm USA has posted several sample photos of the new Fujifilm X-S1 bridge camera. Click to see the Fujifilm X-S1 sample photos and judge the image quality yourself! As soon as we receive a Fujifilm X-S1 test sample, we will publish our own photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Fujifilm X-S1 review.