Fujifilm X-S1 and X-Pro1 Premium Compact Cameras

Fujifilm X-S1 and X-Pro1 Premium Compact Cameras

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Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm’s X-S1 and X-Pro1 are its newest X-series premium compact cameras, joining the X100 and X10. The X-Pro1 marks Fujifilm's reentry into the interchangeable-lens camera category.

Made in Japan, the X-S1 features a large 2/3-inch 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and a newly developed, bright, all-glass Fujinon f/2.8 wide-angle to f/5.6 telephoto lens with 26x manual zoom (24–624mm equivalent). The lens has a metal cam design engineered for smooth zoom control and an O-ring that’s injected with a specially blended grease similar to the one used in HD broadcast television lenses.

Other features include: intelligent digital zoom that doubles the telephoto capabilities to 52x; a 1cm super macro mode; fast autofocus; minimized shutter lag; 7-frames-per-sec full-res continuous shooting; a 1.4-million-dot electronic viewfinder; a 3.0-inch titling LCD that allows viewing in sunlight; Full HD 1080p movie capture; and a hot shoe mount to add accessories. $799.95.

X-Pro1. With a brand-new, custom-developed 16MP APS-CMOS sensor incorporating a new filter array and Fujifilm’s proprietary EXR Processor technology, the X-Pro1 is marketed as a worthy rival of currently available DSLRs.

The compact system camera features a second-generation hybrid viewfinder and three prime interchangeable Fujinon lenses. The lenses themselves—an 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0, 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4, and 60mm (90mm equivalent) f/2.4—are compact and designed to deliver “clear images of uncompromising quality,” according to the company.

The X–Pro1 also boasts a magnesium alloy design, an improved user interface, a deliberate placement of the buttons and precision-milled dials. fujifilmusa.com

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