2017 Fujifilm premium digital cameras : Fujifilm has recently announced that it will launch the latest premium compact digital camera, Fujifilm X100F, which features the unique Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder that can be switched between optical viewfinder (OVF) and electronic viewfinder (EVF), in February 2017. Fujifilm pioneered a new market segment of premium compact cameras in March 2011 with the launch of the Fujifilm X100, equipped with an APS-C image sensor, high-speed image processing engine, high-performance Fujinon lens and the world’s first Hybrid Viewfinder that can be switched between an optical viewfinder and an electronic viewfinder.
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In February 2013, the second-generation model in the series, Fujifilm X100S, was released with a newly-developed sensor and image processing engine. The company updated the series in September 2014 with the launch of the Fujifilm X100T, boasting the use of the world’s first electronic rangefinder function, in an effort to constantly lead the segment of premium compact digital cameras with cutting-edge technologies. The fourth-generation release of the series, X100F, features the latest image sensor and high-speed image processing engine to deliver the highest level of image quality and mobility in the series. This is the ultimate in premium compact digital camera, equipped with the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder of enhanced convenience. While maintaining the elegant design that has proven to be popular, the new camera has been developed in pursuit for easy operability, reflecting requests from users of previous models.
Fujifilm X100F features
Fujifilm's excellent reproduction of colors and gradation of tones capture premium image quality in both stills and video recording. The Fujifilm X100F camera features the 24.3 megapixel X-Trans CMOS III, an APS-C image sensor with no low-pass filter boasting the highest performance in the history of the X-Series, as well as the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine to deliver outstanding color reproduction and gradation of tones in both stills and videos with high ISO sensitivity and low noise. The Film Simulation modes, developed with Fujifilm's philosophy of color reproduction nurtured in over 80 years of photo film research, have further evolved to capture a subject's textures, three-dimensional feel and even the atmosphere surrounding it.
Digital photography with enhanced AF performance
Basic response specifications have been enhanced to the extreme in the X100F. A startup time of approx. 0.5 seconds, shooting interval of 0.2 seconds , shutter release time lag of 0.01 seconds and fastest AF of 0.08 seconds, ensure the digital camera operates exactly as the photographer intends. The number of focusing points has been dramatically expanded from 49 in previous models to 91 (up to 325 points). Approx. 40% of the imaging area (center area containing 49 focusing points) is covered with phase detection AF pixels to form a fast and precise phase detection AF area that can be used in a variety of scenes.
Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder
You can now change the magnification of the electronic rangefinder, shown in a small window as EVF at the bottom right corner of the optical viewfinder, for enhanced accuracy when checking the focus. The Real Time Parallax Correction function is applied to the focus area in addition to the guide frame to enable assured framing and focusing in the Manual Focus mode. New features in the Fujifilm X100F camera include the Built-In ISO Dial, incorporated into the Shutter Speed Dial reminiscent of film cameras of yesteryear, the Focus Lever, which allows you to instantaneously move the focus area without having to take your eye off the viewfinder, and the “C” position for enabling ±5 stop exposure compensation. Most of the operation-related buttons and dials are concentrated on the right-hand side to allow quick change of settings while firmly holding the camera.
Fujifilm X100F price & availability
The Fujifilm X100F price is in US dollar is set at $1,299.00. Retail prices vary from country to country. Availability of colors and optional X100F accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Fujifilm website in your region for more details. Fujifilm published some sample photos of the new X100F. Check out the Fujifilm X100F test photos yourself.