Fujifilm XF1 Mark Peters : September 17th 2012 - 10:20 CET
Fujifilm XF1 digital compact camera : Fujifilm announced a new premium digital camera that blends advanced technology with an unforgettable design to its flagship X-Series line, the Fujifilm XF1. With its perfectly matched lens and sensor, careful attention to detail on appearance and design, and accessible technology, the Fujifilm XF1 extends the X-Series range to a much wider audience. The Fujifilm XF1 digital camera combines an amazingly fast and newly developed Fujinon F1.8 wide angle lens with 4x manual zoom with a large 2/3-inch 12 Megapixel EXR CMOS sensor that delivers extraordinary image quality, all in a remarkable design that is unlike any other camera.
Fujifilm XF1 features
The Fujifilm XF1 camera features a newly-developed, high-definition Fujinon 25mm wide-angle F1.8 lens (25mm-100mm) with 4x manual zoom lens that consists of 7 glass lens elements in 6 groups, including 4 aspherical glass lens elements and 3 extra-low dispersion lens elements. The Fujinon lens as has new HT-EBC (High-Transmittance EBC) coating on all lens surfaces that dramatically reduces flare for crystal clear images, as well as optical image stabilization to eliminate camera shake without compromising resolution around the edges of the image.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Fujifilm XF1 also incorporates Optical Image Stabilization, which shifts one group of four elements to minimize camera shake without compromising resolution around the edges of the image, a common problem with conventional stabilization systems. With this extraordinary lens, the Fujifilm XF1 can shoot in low light without boosting sensitivity, keeping noise to a minimum, by using high shutter speeds to prevent camera shake and stop subject motion - all without the need for flash. The Fujifilm XF1 camera is also capable of Macro photography at ranges as close as 3cm, and can capture images with a beautiful “Bokeh” depth of field effect by taking advantage of the XF1’s fast lens and six diaphragm blades.
High-Speed EXR processor
With its advanced EXR CMOS sensor and EXR processor, the Fujifilm XF1 camera offers fast Auto Focus no matter what you are shooting, even in dark settings. The speedy read time of the CMOS sensor, coupled with the high-speed EXR processor, accelerates all operations; quick response, start-up in just 0.55 seconds, focus acquisition in as little as 0.16 seconds, and a minimum shot-to-shot time of just 0.8 seconds. Additionally, the EXR processor offers high-speed processing for hassle-free HD movie recording and burst-mode photography.
Fujifilm XF1 user interface
The Fujifilm XF1 compact camera has an all new on-screen menu dial that allows users to gain full control of the camera’s extensive manual shooting controls. The on-screen menu dial is fully customizable, and allows for quick setting adjustments and selections. The programmable E-Fn button can be assigned up to six functions, allowing for smooth manual control via the bright, 3.0-inch (460k dot) LCD monitor. The Fujifilm XF1 also features a programmable function button for fast one-click setting access.
Fujifilm XF1 specifications
• Premium digital camera
• 12 Megapixel 2/3” EXR-CMOS sensor with EXR-Auto
• Fast processing and response times
• Manual 4x Fujinon optical zoom
• 8x zoom using the Intelligent Digital Zoom
• F1.8 (wide) - F4.9 (telephoto)
• Optical Image Stabilization
• Full manual controls
• 3-inch / 460K dot LCD monitor
• ISO 100 - ISO 12,800
• Macro shooting to 3cm
• Motion Panorama 360
• Artistic effects including 6 advanced filters
• 3D photography to create a 3D effect from 2x2D shots
• In-camera RAW converter
• Full HD movie recording with the ability to zoom
• A range of retro style coordinating cases
• Approximately 300 shots per battery charge
Fujifilm XF1 price & availability
The new Fujifilm XF1 digital camera will be available for retail in October 2012 and carries a suggested retail price of $499.95 USD. The Fujifilm XF1 will be available in 3 colors; Black, Tan, Red.
Fujifilm XF1 review
As soon as we receive a Fujifilm XF1 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Fujifilm XF1 review.