Fujifilm X100S professional digital camera Mark Peters : March 29th 2013 - 12:50 CET
Fujifilm X100S digital compact camera : Fujifilm announces the professional-grade X100S digital camera that features a new, technologically advanced APS-C X-Trans CMOS 2 Image Sensor and improved EXR Processor 2. The Fujifilm X100S camera uses a bright 23mm F2 fixed lens that delivers image quality from edge to edge. The Fujifilm X100S combines three high-performance Fujifilm components that together defy ordinary digital camera limitations, and gives photographers a uniquely-advanced professional digital camera experience. By using Fujifilm’s X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, EXR Processor II and FUJINON 23mm F2 fixed lens, the X100S is capable of the world’s fastest autofocus speeds of up to 0.08 seconds, and increases its image resolution by 25% and reduces noise by 30% over the first generation X100.
Professional digital camera
The Fujifilm X100S features a fixed lens that consists of 8 elements in 6 groups, and includes a high-performance double-sided aspherical element and highly-refractive converging glass elements that delivers a high level of detailed performance with minimal aberration, excellent sharpness and beautiful color reproduction. The lens also adds a proprietary HT-EBC coating to effectively control image flare and ghosting. Another strength of the 23mm F2 fixed lens is the soft, round-shaped bokeh that is achieved from the 9 blade lens diaphragm that also includes a built-in 3-stop ND filter. Moreover, the FUJINON lens allows users to get as close as 3.94” from a subject in macro mode for stunning close-up shots.
Fujifilm X100S with Hybrid Viewfinder
Fujifilm introduced the world’s first Hybrid Viewfinder with the original Fujifilm X100, and improves upon that with the all new X100S’s high-definition Hybrid Viewfinder that allows users to switch between two viewfinder options: optical or electronic. The optical viewfinder (OVF) shows subjects in the same natural bright clarity as seen with naked eye, while the electronic viewfinder (EVF) shows useful composition information including focus check, exposure, white balance and depth of field. This new viewfinder offers an easy-to-see magnification of 0.5 at a 23mm focal length and a horizontal apparent field of view of 26 degrees, while the all-glass construction uses high-refractive index glass to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion.
Professional digital photography
Using its newly-developed X-Trans CMOS II Sensor with built-in phase detection, the Fujifilm X100S is capable of autofocus speeds as fast as 0.08 seconds*1, and together with the new EXR Processor II, delivers a start-up time of nearly 0.5 seconds*4 and a shutter lag time of just 0.01 seconds with a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. The X100S is capable of a burst shooting rate of up to 6 frames per second at the full resolution of 16.3 megapixels. The Fujifilm X100S professional digital camera also features an Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that switches between phase and contrast detection, depending on the subject or scene, to achieve the best balance between speed and focus precision.
Fujifilm X100S price
The Fujifilm X100S price is set at $1345 USD. Prices may vary from country to country. Visit the Fujifilm website for additional product information and availability of optional X100S accessories.