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Monday, September 17, 2012

Fujifilm Announces XF1 Compact Camera

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:40 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/0...husiast-compact

Phew! Almost done here. Last but not least, is Fujifilm's answer to the Canon Powershot S110. While not quite as small as the S100, it's still smaller than many other serious compacts, like the Panasonic LX7. One thing that the XF1 has over the other cameras, is the bigger 12 megapixel 2/3" sensor like the one found in the X10. The lens is an optically stabilised 4x 25-100mm f/1.8-4.9 one, and actually retracts into the body. To power on the camera, the lens is pulled out first, then the zoom ring turned away from the "off" position. Pretty neat. The other features include a 3" HVGA LCD screen, fast AF, and 1080p video at 30 FPS. Plus, does it not look really neat? See the other colours at the read link, along with a preview! Ships in October for US$500.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fujifilm Announces the Finepix X10

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:01 AM

http://www.dcresource.com/news/news...tem.php?id=4373

Fujifilm has unveiled the Finepix X10, a sort of a companion to the X100, at least in terms of marketing. The camera is not so much a cheaper X100, than it is a premium point-and-shoot, dallying with the likes of the Canon G12 and Olympus XZ-1. The 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor is a 2/3" one, which means it is about a millimetre longer on each side compared to the 1/1.7" sensors found in other premium compact cameras. A small bonus, but not by much. Using a much smaller sensor however, allows the X10 to have a pretty fast zoom lens; it is an optically stabilised 4x 28-112mm equivalent f/2.0-2.8 lens. Like the X100, the X10 has a magnesium alloy body with a number of knobs and dials. However, the X10 loses the X100's unique hybrid viewfinder, settling for a standard optical tunnel instead. It comes with a 2.8" HVGA LCD, and has 1080p videos at 30 FPS. Fujifilm has not disclosed the price, but the camera will ship in November.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fujifilm Barfs Out Sixteen Cameras, Part I

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 06:39 AM

Fujifilm has decided the best way to hog the CES limelight is to spew out so many cameras that the press and bloggers are forced to cover them somehow. Well, I am going to cut down on the space given to them by a bit. I'll start Part I with the headliners: These three cameras use the same 16 megapixel (sigh) EXR sensor of 1/2" size. So it's smaller than the ground-breaking 1/1.7" sensor in the F10 and packs 2.66 more pixels. So much for whatever advantages Fujifilm held in the past; they're well and truly gone now.

First up is the HS20EXR, which succeeds the HS10, with the same 30x f/2.8-5.6 zoom lens going from 24mm to 720mm equivalent. The nice thing is that the zoom ring is manual, which allows for quick changes of the focal length. Other features include sensor-shift image stabilisation, a tiltable 3" HVGA LCD and 200k dot EVF, 1080P video at 30 FPS with high speed capability at lower resolutions, a hot shoe, the ability to shoot at 8FPS at 16 megapixels and 11FPS at 8 megapixel, and SDXC support. Continuing from a long tradition of Fujfilm bridge cameras is the ability to use four AA batteries to power the camera. Coming to you in March for about US$500.

Next up are two nearly identical compacts: F500EXR and F550EXR. Both feature a 24mm to 360mm equivalent zoom lens at f/3.5-5.3, manual controls, a 3" HVGA LCD, 1080p videos, continuous shooting of 6FPS at 8 megapixels and 12FPS at 4 megapixels (woot, D2H resolution), SDXC support, and a gimmicky in-camera method of stacking exposures to decrease depth-of-field or increase exposure times. Now, people normally stack photos to increase, not decrease depth of field, but if it sells cameras, who am I to nitpick? The F550EXR also adds GPS and RAW format support. The F500EXR will cost about US$330, while the F550EXR will cost about US$350. Both will ship in March. Photos of the pair (and the HS20EXR's back) after the break.

Fujifilm HS20EXR

Fujifilm F500EXR/F550EXR

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