Fujifilm XF1 premium quality digital camera in compact body announced
Fujifilm today announced the launch of the Fujifilm XF1, premium design and premium quality digital camera in compact body. Meticulous attention to ease-of-use and the best choice of materials produces a stylish, high-end design for the XF1. The aluminum body is both light and durable, while a synthetic leather covering reproduces the feel of genuine leather while ensuring an improved grip.The XF1 comes in a choice of three very appealing colors: Black, Red, and Brown.
Newly developed for the XF1, the wide-angle, f/1.8 FUJINON lens features a manual 4x optical zoom (25mm-100mm) operated simply by twisting the zoom ring. The XF1’s fast f/1.8 lens allows poorly-lit subjects to be photographed without raising sensitivity levels, keeping noise to a minimum. The slim-line lens achieves its aperture of f/1.8 with a construction that features 7 lens elements in 6 groups (four aspherical and three extra low dispersion), the first with a highly variable profile and a high refractive index, and the second an aspherical element with an extremely high refractive index.
Its stunning stylish body includes a 2/3-inch EXR-CMOS sensor and EXR Processor. With its EXR-CMOS sensor and EXR processor, the XF1 camera offers fast Auto Focus no matter what you’re shooting, even in dark scene. The 2/3-inch, 12 million pixel EXR-CMOS sensor features Fujifilm’s three switchable sensor modes (SN – high ISO and low noise, DR dynamic-range, and HR resolution) which can be selected according to the subject for bright, sharp images. 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 minimum shot-to-shot time of just 0.8 seconds. The EXR processor offers high-speed processing for hassle-free HD movie recording and burst-mode photography.
Other features include Macro photography at ranges as close as 3 cm, and also the opportunity to capture images using the beautiful “Bokeh” depth of field effect (for crisp subjects set against out-of-focus backgrounds) by taking advantage of the XF1’s fast lens and six diaphragm blades. This latest addition to Fujifilm’s X series range of cameras is due to hit the market in November this year. With its perfectly matched lens and sensor, careful attention to detail on appearance and design, and accessible technology, the XF1 extends the X series range to a much wider audience.