Fujifilm announce their latest addition to the X-series range of cameras, the Fujifilm XF1, a premium compact digital camera sporting a 12 megapixel 2/3 inch sensor and EXR Processor, a FUJINON 4x optical zoom (25mm to 100mm) f1.8 to f4.9 lens, Optical Image Stabilisation, and full manual controls.
The XF1 compliments a comprehensive line-up for Fujifilm, filling the void for a compact camera in the hugely successful X-series range of digital cameras. At the top end there’s the X-Pro1 and the X-E1, truly formidable compact system cameras, followed by the X100, the X-S1, and the X10.
Something new from Fujifilm
In true Fujifilm style, the XF1 introduces some unique usability features, namely the way in which a user can power on, extend the lens, and place the camera into portable mode. Take a look at the video playlist below to see these, and other, features in practice.
Is this the most beautiful camera ever made?
A bold statement indeed, but really, observe the retro-styled XF1 from all angles and it looks better than a supermodel on a turntable. Fujifilm say this is a premium compact digital camera, and based on the features and stunning looks, we’d have to agree.
The retro, minimalist design is further enhanced by the two tone finish; with a svelte aluminium body wrapped in a faux leather finish. Further still, rather than trying to hide any seams (as found on the side to allow access to ports, etc.) Fujifilm have kept them black, as they have the various dials and controls; a very nice touch.
Who is the Fujifilm XF1 for?
If you’re thinking about purchasing a compact digital camera, and perhaps you’re looking for that something special, a gift maybe, then the XF1 has got to be a top contender; after all, it’s not everyday you come across a diamond in the rough.
Availability and pricing
The XF1 will be available from November 2012, and will be available in three colours: black, red, and tan. It will cost around £380 (see Amazon listing below for latest prices).
- Pocketable premium camera available in 3 stunning colours (Tan, Black and Red)
- 12 megapixel 2/3” EXR-CMOS sensor with EXR-Auto
- Fast processing and response times
- Manual 4x FUJINON optical zoom (25-100mm equiv.) and up to 8x Intelligent Digital Zoom
- Manually twisting zoom mechanism for power-on and zooming
- F1.8 (wide) – F4.9 (telephoto)
- Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
- Full manual controls
- 3.0-inch/460K dot premium clear LCD monitor with tempered glass for scratch protection
- 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
- Coordinating retro-style cases available to complement the XF1
|Model Name||FUJIFILM XF1|
|Number of effective pixels*1||12.0 million pixels|
|Image sensor||2/3-inch EXR CMOS with primary color filter|
|Number of recorded pixels||L : (4:3) 4000 x 3000 / (3:2) 4000 x 2664 / (16:9) 4000 x 2248 / (1:1) 2992 x 2992M : (4:3) 2816 x 2112 / (3:2) 2816 x 1864 / (16:9) 2816 x 1584 / (1:1) 2112 x 2112S : (4:3) 2048 x 1536 / (3:2) 2048 x 1360 / (16:9) 1920 x 1080 / (1:1) 1536 x 1536<Motion Panorama>
360° Vertical 11520 x 1624 Horizontal 11520 x 1080
180° Vertical 5760 x 1624 Horizontal 5760 x 1080
120° Vertical 3840 x 1624 Horizontal 3840 x 1080
|Digital zoom||Intelligent digital zoom approx. 2x (up to 8 x when combined with optical zoom)|
|Aperture||F1.8-F11(Wide)F4.9-F11(Telephoto) 1/3EV step (controlled 6-blade aperture diaphragm)|
(from lens surface)
|Sensitivity||Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000* / 5000* / 6400* / 12800* (Standard Output Sensitivity)
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average|
|Exposure mode||Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|Image stabilizer||Lens shift type|
|Exporsure compensation||-2.0EV – +2.0EV 1/3EV step|
|Shutter speed||(Auto mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/2000* sec., (All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/2000* sec.* 1/2000 sec. at small aperture, 1/1000 sec. at full aperture|
|Auto bracketing||AE Bracketing : ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EVFilm Simulation Bracketing : PROVIA / STANDARD, Velvia / VIVID, ASTIA / SOFTDynamic Range Bracketing : 100%, 200%, 400%ISO Sensitivity Bracketing : ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV|
|White balance||Automatic scene recognitionPreset : Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color temperature selection|
|Self-timer||10 sec. / 2 sec. delay|
|Flash||Auto flash (super intelligent flash)Effective range : (ISO AUTO (800))Wide : Approx. 50 cm – 7.4 m / 1.6 ft. – 24.2 ft.Telephoto : Approx. 80 cm – 2.7 m / 2.6 ft. – 8.8 ft.|
|Flash modes||Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.Red-eye removal ON : Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.|
|LCD monitor||3.0-inch, approx. 460,000 dots, color LCD monitor, approx. 100% coverage|
|Movie recording||1920 x 1080 pixels / 1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames / sec.) with stereo soundOptical zoom (manual) can be used.|
|Photography functions||EXR mode (EXR Auto / Resolution priority / High ISO & Low noise priority / Dynamic range priority), Face recognition, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Film simulation, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Best frame capture, Advanced mode (Advanced filter, Motion panorama360, Pro focus, Pro low light, Multiple exposure, Individual shutter 3D), High Speed Movie (70 / 120 / 200 frames/sec.), Electronic level, Advanced Anti Blur, Date stamp, Recording movie in the EXR Auto mode：Automatic Scene Selection. (Auto, Macro, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Portrait+Night, Backlight Portrait), E-fn (extended function) BUTTON CUSTOM SETTING|
|Playback functions||Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, Voice memo, Histogram display, Exposure warning, Photobook assist, Image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames, RAW conversing|
|Other functions||PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode|
|Power supply||NP-50A Li-ion battery (included)CP-50 with AC power adapter AC-5VX (sold separately)|
|Dimensions||107.9(W) x 61.5(H) x 33.0(D) mm / 4.2(W) x 2.4(H) x 1.2(D) in.|
|Weight||Approx. 225 g / 7.9 oz. (including battery and memory card)Approx. 204 g / 7.1 oz. (excluding battery and memory card)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C – 40°C|
|Operating Humidity||10% – 80% (no condensation)|
|Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation||approx. 300 frames CIPA standard|
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-50ABattery charger BC-50BHand strapLens cap
CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter etc.*4 )
|Optional accessories||Li-ion battery NP-50Battery charger BC-45WA / V cable AV-C1Soft case SC-XF
DC coupler CP-50
AC power adapter AC-5VX
Premium X series quality in a truly pocket-sized retro body – the FUJIFILM XF1 digital camera
FUJIFILM is proud to announce the launch of the XF1, a pocket-sized premium compact digital camera.
This latest addition to Fujifilm’s X-series range of cameras is due to be on sale 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.
The XF1’s stunning retro body features a newly-developed f/1.8 FUJINON lens with a manual 4× optical zoom (25mm-100m). The 2/3-inch EXR-CMOS sensor and EXR Processor provide the superior image quality, feel, and ease-of-use people have come to expect from Fujifilm’s X series. Compact enough to take anywhere with you, the XF1 enables 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, Fujifilm’s 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 recently announced X-E1.
Meticulous attention to ease-of-use and the choice of premium materials produces a stylish, high-end design for the XF1. The aluminium body is both light and durable, while the synthetic leather covering reproduces the feel of genuine leather while ensuring an improved grip. The XF1 comes in a choice of three very appealing colours: Tan, Black and Red.
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 offers the photographer the ability to compose shots quickly and conveniently. The camera is powered on by a twist of the lens ring, and when in standby, the ring can be pushed into the body to minimise camera size and aid portability.
Stunning results in low light with f/1.8 lens
The XF1’s 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 FUJINON’s 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 shooting conditions.
Featuring a unique Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) mechanism that shifts one group of four lens elements to reduce blur, while avoiding colour shading and lost resolution at the edges of the image, the XF1 will ensure that noise levels are minimised 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 XF1’s 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 Fujifilm’s premium EXR Auto mode, the technology takes charge and selects the optimum settings (from 103 patterns according to the scene’s 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 Fujifilm’s 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 scenes with EXR processor
With its EXR-CMOS sensor and EXR processor, the XF1 camera offers fast Auto Focus speeds even in dark scenes. The quick read time of the CMOS sensor, coupled with the high-speed EXR processor, accelerates all operations; 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 feeling with new GUI
A rich assortment of multi-function controls is available to those who prefer to select camera settings manually. The main command dial 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. With it s bright, 3.0-inch/460K dot premium clear LCD monitor with tempered glass which protects from scratches, you will not be disappointed.
The XF1 features a new “advanced filter” option that lets you enjoy quite different forms of photographic expression. Choose from 11 creative filters; Pop colour, Toy camera, Miniature, High-key, Dynamic tone, and six Partial colour options (shoot in B&W plus one selective colour: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple), and preview the effect of any of the filters on the LCD monitor.