Fuji X-A1 camera leaked

The Fuji X-A1 rumors has been around for a while. This new entry-level mirrorless camera is soon to be announced as press release about the camera has leaked.

Key Specs from the press release:

  • APS-C CMOS EXR processor II
  • 16 Megapixels
  • ISO up to 25600
  • 3″ variangle LCD
  • built in flash
  • Wifi module ?
  • startup time 0.5s
  • shutter lag0.05s
  • 5.6 fps continous shooting
  • Available in three colors: Black , Blue and Red

Press Release ( google translated )

FUJIFILM launches X-A1: Compact and stylish base FUJIFILM X series camera with interchangeable lens, large sensor APS-C CMOS EXR processor and II.

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) today announced that it will launch its fourth camera with interchangeable lenses, the device FUJIFILM X-A1. With the latest increase in the number of FUJIFILM X attractive to a wider audience and the camera is designed as a step up from compact cameras and aimed at users who want to buy your first system camera with interchangeable lenses.

Basic functions

On first impression very lightweight and compact camera with interchangeable lenses, will be equipped with APS-C CMOS sensor with a resolution of 16Mpx. He brings rich color tones, beautiful effect, “bokeh”, greater dynamic range and high sensitivity up to ISO 25600th There will also be three-inch vari-angle LCD screen with high resolution, built-in flash or the Wi-Fi module for transferring photos to smart phones. With EXR Processor II, this model will also offer a very fast response time – the time needed to turn 0.5 seconds, shutter lag of 0.05 seconds and a top speed continuous shooting 5.6 frames per second

Design

The new model will again excel in terms of processing in the retro style, reflecting the popular device FUJIFILM X-Pro1 and Fujifilm X-E1, unlike them, is available in three colors: black, blue and red. Body black and blue variant is covered with leather with embossed relief. The red variant is then covered with the same leather as favorite camera FUJIFILM XF1. Finish Leatherette further strengthens the feeling of holding the camera and its texture reminds genuine leather.

 

via FujiRumors

Download FujiFilm X-Pro1 firmware update

FujiFilm just released a firmware update for their ‘premium’ camera , the FujiFilm X-Pro1. They claim that the update will enhance the camera’s performance especially on auto/manual focus operation  and memory reading/writing speed. Auto ISO 6400 also has been added to give more flexibility on low-light.

List of updates according to Fuji:

Improvements made after firmware update:

  • Improved performance of auto focus*1

Focussing in challenging lighting conditions, where light is low or bright, will now be much faster in Auto Focus mode. The focusing distance has also been improved, allowing you to get closer to the subject and capture a great shot without switching to macro mode.
Manual Focus improved performance

  • Improved operability

The speed of the image coming into focus when turning the focus ring has been vastly improved. When adjusting the focus ring using the electronic viewfinder or the LCD panel on the back of the camera it is now much easier to focus, always displaying the image closer to full aperture with minimum depth of field.

  • New addition of 3x magnification for checking focus

The 10x magnifications / focus check feature on the X-Pro1 has been well received and in this firmware update an additional 3x option is now available. It is also now possible to find the optimum focus point whilst viewing the entire screen.
Improved writing speed/ processing speed.

  • Improved wirting speed to memory card

At maximum speed the X-Pro1 can now write to memory card twice as fast as before. *2

  • Improved speed for playback after shooting

Image playback now occurs less than one second after pressing the image playback button. On some occasions previously, for example when using continuous shooting, you had to wait until the images had been processed before they were shown on screen.

  • Other additional functions:

Auto (6400) has been added to the ISO setting. This increased ISO not only speeds up the shutter speed, but also stabilises the image and mitigates blurring of the subject.

Read the how-to and begin download the firmware : link

FujiFilm X-Pro1 announced

FUJIFILM is proud to announce the FUJIFILM X-Pro1, an all-new premium interchangeable lens camera. The X-Pro1 features a 16 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, a brand new X lens mount, Hybrid Multi Viewfinder and three prime lenses.

Key features:

  • Interchangeable-lens camera
  • 16.3MP, APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Hybrid Multi-Viewfinder switches between optical and electronic views
  • Optical Viewfinder Magnification changes depending on lens in use
  • EVF 1.44 million dot resolution, 100% coverage
  • 3-inch LCD monitor, 1.23 million dot resolution
  • 1080p HD video at 24 fps with stereo sound
  • Aluminum Chassis, brass top and baseplate
  • Physical aperture, shutter speed dials/rings
  • New XF interchangeable Lens Mount
  • Native ISO range 200-6400; extended range:100, 12800 and 25600
  • Shutter speeds 30-1/4000 sec
  • Braketing: Exposure (2stops), Dynamic Range, ISO and Film Simulation
  • Focus: Single AF, Continuous AF/Manual with distance/DOF indicator

and some intro videos rather than long and boring press release :)

Check the latest price on Fuji X-Pro1

Download Fuji X10 User / Owner Manual

The Fuji X10’s owner manual is available for download at Fuji website. It’s consists of 133 pages and 11 sections of detailed guides on how to operate your Fuji X10.

fuji-x10-user-manual

Contents:

  • Before you begin
  • First steps
  • Basic photography and Playback
  • More on photography
  • More on playback
  • Movies
  • Connections
  • Menus
  • Technical Notes
  • Troubleshooting
  • Appendix
Download the manual here

Fuji X10 Firmware 1.02 is Out !

Firmware update for the new Fuji X10 is available for download.

fuji-x10

Version 1.02 list of updates:

Just in the following camera procedure, aperture value was incorrectly displayed as “F2.2” even if actual value was set to “F2.0”. This phenomenon is improved.

  • (1)Mode dial is set to [A] or [M]
  • (2)Aperture is set to F2.0 (open aperture).
  • (3)Zoom lens position is moved from wide edge to telephoto edge, and finally to wide edge, again.

2. In the TRACKING mode, the AF hunting occurs, which you can see coming in focus and out of focus continuously in the LCD monitor. This occurs in the two cases below.

  • (1)Turn on the camera to select “TRACKING” in AF mode(shooting menu) and change to shooting mode by half-pressing the shutter button.
    (If changing to shooting mode by pressing “DISP/BACK” button, this cannot occur.)
  • (2)Turn off and on the camera while “TRACKING” mode.
    (If turning on and off after changing to EXR mode, this cannot occur.)
Download the firmware update here

Fuji X10 Price = $600

Fuji finally announced the recommended retail price for their new compact camera , the Fuji X10. The camera features 12megapixels from 2/3″ EXMOR sensor, 28-112mm zoom lenses f/2.0-2.8 , and a retro-style body similar to Fuji X100.  The camera will also ready for shipping in November 2011.

fuji-x10

Press release:

Valhalla, N.Y., October 7, 2011 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation said today that the all new premium compact FUJIFILM X10 digital camera first announced on September 1, 2011, will have a retail price of $599.95 and will be available in early November.

Building on the tremendous success of the sophisticated FUJIFILM X100 digital camera, the new premium compact FUJIFILM X10 is the latest addition to the growing FUJIFILM X-series of advanced digital cameras.

The FUJIFILM X10 features a new larger 2/3” 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and a bright high-definition FUJINON1 F2.0 wide-angle to F2.8 telephoto 4x manual zoom lens (28-112mm)2  that produces superb image quality from edge to edge. The FUJIFILM X10 has a beautiful blackout and retro design that includes a traditional optical viewfinder with a wide 20° field of view for exceptional image composition. For more information, go to http://fujifilm-x.com/x10/en/.

The FUJIFILM X10 will be on display and available for all to see at the upcoming PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on October 27 through Saturday October 29.

Fuji mirrorless interchangeable system camera is coming in 2012

Fuji just announced that they will release new mirrorless interchangeable system camera in 2012. There’s no much detail reveal yet. No mockup, no specs, no nothing. According to Fuji, the system should be available in spring 2012.

Translated press release ( source )

FUJIFILM Announces a mirror-less Camera System 

Launch of a camera system with interchangeable lenses in the spring of 2012. 

Cleves, 05 October 2011 – Fujifilm today announced the launch of a mirror-less system camera announced. Shigetaka Komori, President and Chief Executive Officer, FUJIFILM Corporation, announced at a press conference in Tokyo: “Fujifilm will launch in spring 2012, a mirror-less system camera with interchangeable lenses. The clear objective in the development of lenses, sensor and processor technology to achieve the highest image quality. “ 

Detailed information about the technical specifications and suggested retail price will be announced shortly before the launch. 

For more information on FUJIFILM Electronic Imaging Europe GmbH and its products can be found online at www.fujifilm-digital.de .

New Fuji X10 “Serious Compact” Camera

Fuji has announces their latest compact : the Fuji X10. The enthusiast compact camera comes with 2/3″ CMOS sensor size to produce 12 megapixels in high resolution mode. To provide better dynamic ranges , the Fuji X10 can decreased its megapixels to 6 MP effectively. Its design and specs is followed from the already popular Fuji X100.]

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Fuji X100 firmware ver 1.10 is out

Fuji just released a firmware update for Fuji X100. Fuji X100 have several annoying bugs according to DPReview’s review (and others) and thankfully , Fuji listened to them and release this firmware.

The update available for free download here

firmware-update-1.10

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