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Published 17/09/12

XF1 premium quality in stylish body

Stylish quality design with leather and Aluminum

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FUJIFILM Corporation President Shigehiro Nakajima is proud to announce the launch of the XF1, premium design and premium quality digital camera in compact body. This latest addition to Fujifilms 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.

Its stunning stylish body includes a newly-developed f/1.8 FUJINON lens and a 2/3-inch EXR-CMOS sensor for the superior image quality, feel, and ease-of-use people have come to expect from Fujifilms X series. You can bring high quality and design anywhere with you, allowing you to shoot high-quality photos whenever you feel the urge. In terms of appeal, the XF1 functions equally well as an upgrade to a compact camera or as a second, back-up camera for the more advanced photographer.

Highly praised for their superior image quality and ease of use, Fujifilms X series cameras are aimed at those passionate about photography and currently features the award-winning X-Pro1, X100, X10, and X-S1 along with the new XE-1.

Stylish design
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.

Combining the bright aperture lens and 4 optical zoom into the pocketable shell of the XF1 is a feat of engineering in itself. Choose from Travel Mode, Standby Mode, and Shooting Mode configurations according to the situation. A quick adjustment to the zoom ring lets you select any of the three configurations, minimising camera size and aiding portability.

Stunning results in low light with f/1.8 lens
The XF1s 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. All elements are subjected to FUJINONs unique Wide-band High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating process developed for FUJINON broadcast-use lenses, reducing ghosting and flare for crisp results in even the most difficult conditions.

Featuring a unique Optical Image Stabilization OIS mechanism that shifts one group of four lens elements to reduce blur, while avoiding color shading and lost resolution at the edges of the image, the XF1 will ensure that noise levels are minimized to produce clear low-light photographs.

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 XF1s fast lens and six diaphragm blades.


Premium high image quality with a larger 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor
Everyone can take full advantage of the superb image taking potential of the XF1 by using Fujifilms premium EXR Auto mode, the technology takes charge and selects the optimum settings from 103 patterns according to the scenes demands, making extremely high photo quality easy to achieve, with almost any subject, whatever your ability

Adjustable sensor controls are still on offer for the more advanced photographer. The 2/3-inch, 12 million pixel EXR-CMOS sensor features Fujifilms 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.

Fast AF in even dark scene with EXR processor
With its EXR-CMOS sensor and EXR processor, the XF1 camera offers fast Auto Focus no matter what youre shooting, even in dark scene. 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. Additionally, the EXR processor offers high-speed processing for hassle-free HD movie recording and burst-mode photography.

Manual 4X zoom lens 25mm-100mm
Newly developed for the XF1, the wide-angle, f/1.8 lens features a manual 4 optical zoom 25mm-100m operated simply by twisting the zoom ring. This allows the photographer to quickly compose shots for stress-free, unhurried framing; unlike anything offered by traditional motor-driven zoom mechanisms.

Manual feeling with new GUI
A rich assortment of multi-function controls is available to those who prefer adjusting camera settings manually. The camera is equipped with a main command dial that simplifies the task of altering the shutter speed and aperture, while up to 6 frequently-used settings can be assigned to the Expanded-function button as desired, allowing the photographer to capture the scene exactly as intended through intuitive operations performed while viewing the LCD monitor.

That monitor is bright, sharp, 3.0-inch/460K dot premium clear LCD monitor made by tempered glass.Artistic filters

The XF1 features a new advanced filter option that lets you enjoy quite different forms of photographic expression. Choose from 11 creative filters; Pop color, Toy camera, Miniature, High-key, Dynamic tone, and six Partial color options shoot in B&W plus one selective color Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, and preview the effect of any of the filters on the LCD monitor.

Fujifilm XF1 key features list

  • Pocketable, premium, camera available in 3 stunning colors Black, Red,Brown
  • 12 megapixel 2/3 EXR-CMOS sensor with EXR-Auto
  • Fast processing and response times
  • Manual 4x Fujinon optical zoom 25-100mm equivalent to 35mm on a 35mm camera and up to 8x Intelligent Digital Zoom
  • F1.8 wide - F4.9 telephoto
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Full manual controls
  • A bright, sharp, 3.0-inch/460K dot premium clear LCD monitor
  • Motion Panorama 360 for seamless panoramic shots in a snap
  • Artistic effects including 11 Advanced filters and 5 Film simulation modes for additional creative expression, plus an individual shutter 3D shooting option to create a 3D effect from 2 x 2D shots
  • Full HD movie recording with the ability to zoom and to take photographs during movie recording. Now also with Automatic Scene Recognition for even better results when videoing
  • A range of retro style coordinating cases will be available to complement the XF1


1st Published 17 September 2012 12:47
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