Fujifilm North America’s XF1 Premium Compact Offered in Three Design Options

Fujifilm North America’s XF1 Premium Compact Offered in Three Design Options

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Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm announced an addition to its flagship X series—the Fujifilm XF1, which boasts a “matched lens and sensor, careful attention to detail and accessible technology.”

Combining a fast, 4x manual zoom Fujinon f/1.8 (25-100mm equivalent) wide-angle lens with a 2/3-inch 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor, the camera is being offered in three designs: a dimpled synthetic black leather; a smooth synthetic tan leather; and a synthetic red leather.

“The Fujifilm X series is known by photographers for their outstanding image quality, precision build and stellar performance,” said Go Miyazaki, president and COO, Fujifilm North America Corporation. “And the Fujifilm XF1 lives up to that reputation, while adding a new level of portability and style with its unique retractable f/1.8 manual zoom lens along with lightweight and durable aluminum body covered in synthetic leather for a bold, retro look.”

The camera’s lens has new HT-EBC (High-Transmittance EBC) coating on all surfaces to reduce flare, as well as optical image stabilization. And Fujifilm says the XF1 can shoot in low light without boosting sensitivity, keeping noise to a minimum, by using high shutter speeds to prevent camera shake and stop subject motion, without the need for flash. The XF1 can also capture images with a bokeh depth-of-field effect (for crisp subjects set against out-of-focus backgrounds) by taking advantage of its fast lens and six diaphragm blades.

With its EXR CMOS sensor and EXR processor, the XF1 offers fast autofocus, even in dark settings. It boasts a start-up time of 0.55 second, focus acquisition in 0.16 second and a minimum shot-to-shot time of 0.8 second. Additionally, the EXR processor offers high-speed processing for hassle-free HD movie recording and burst-mode photography. And, a new on-screen menu dial allows users to gain full control of the camera’s manual shooting controls. The dial is customizable and enables quick setting adjustments and selections. Additionally, the programmable E-Fn button can be assigned to six functions, permitting manual control via the camera’s 3.0-inch, 460k-dot LCD monitor.

Other notable features include: travel mode for a compact fit with the lens retracted and camera powered down; standby mode with lens extended but in power-saving mode for quick start-ups ; shooting mode for when actively photographing; ISO 100–12,800; 3-cm macro shooting ; motion panorama 360º; six filter effects with 11 patterns; five film simulation modes; an individual shutter 3D shooting option to create a 3D effect from two 2D shots ; in-camera RAW converter ; and Full HD movie recording with the ability to zoom and take photos during recording, with automatic scene recognition. 

Retro-style coordinating cases will be available to complement the XF1 , which retails for $499.95. fujifilmusa.com

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