Compact camera includes high-speed video recording, 8x zoom
Fujifilm has shipped a new compact camera in its FinePix range. The FinePix JZ700 has a 14-megapixel CMOS sensor instead of a CCD sensor used in previous FinePix JZ models, said to help with low-light situations, paired with an 8x optical zoom lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24mm wide-angle to 192mm telephoto.
Ruggedized camera waterproof to 50ft depth
Fujifilm has unveiled a pair of new point-and-shoot cameras. The FinePix XP200 is a ruggedized compact camera aimed at the outdoor enthusiast market, while the FinePix S8400W all-in-one bridge camera offers an improved CMOS sensor and an improved 17-element, 12-group Fujinon lens system.
Fujifilm S4800 and S6800 offer up to 30x zoom in bridge form factor
Fujifilm has introduced two new series comprising of six new models. The new S4800 and S6800 series bridge cameras both include models that can produce a zoom of up to 30x from their Fujinon lenses. The entry level S4800 series models are also capable of shooting video in 720p, while the S6800 series can shoot video in 1080i and support ISO up to 12800 for better low light shots.
Fujifilm intros two new F-Series cameras, the F850EXR and F900EXR
Fujifilm has unveiled its new compact cameras for 2013, which include the F850EXR and F900EXR Compact Ultra Zoom. Each of the cameras brings a range of features to the table, with Fujifilm claiming that the F900EXR has the ‘world’s fastest autofocus’ at a mere 0.05 seconds. It achieves its speed by using a Phase Detection AF system that works in conjunction with special pixels that allow it to quickly switch to Contrast Detection AF when required.
Fujifilm adds XF1 to its X-series lineup for $500
Fujifilm has expanded its X-series of cameras with the retro-styled XF1. The new compact camera distinguishes itself with either a black, red or tan ‘dimpled synthetic leather’ wrapped around the camera’s chassis. It utilizes a 12-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor, but lowers the price of admission of an X-series camera to $500.
Fujifilm X-E1 set to take on Sony NEX 7
After first coming to light a few weeks ago, the retro-styled Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera is now official. The compact camera also sports the same 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor from the X-Pro1, while it also supports any X-Mount interchangeable lenses. It comes in two styles, a two-tone black and silver model and an all-black version.
Pop-up flash, digital viewfinder possibly included
Photos of an unannounced Fujifilm mirrorless camera have surfaced online. Japanese site Digicam Info published leaked images of the X-E1, a camera that looks similar to the Fujifilm X-Pro1 high-end model, complete with classic retro-inspired styling and a pop-up flash on the top. The model replaces the "hybrid" optical and electronic versions on the X-Pro1 and X100, respectively.
FinePix bridge cameras differ only in the way they are powered
Fujifilm has just released the FinePix S4200 and FinePix SL240 bridge cameras that were introduced at CES. They don't have interchangeable lenses but are more functional than run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot cameras. Much is shared between the two models, including 14-megapixel sensors, 24x zoom Fujinon lenses, and 3-inch LCD screens.
Fujifilm XP170 is waterproof, dust, drop and temperature proof
Fuji has taken the wraps off its new waterproof FinePix XP170 with wireless image transfer capabilities. The new point and shoot camera is waterproof to 10 meters, is built to support drops of up to 2 meters and can also operate in temperatures down to -10 degrees Celcius. It can also share photos wirelessly to iOS and Android devices using the free Fujifilm Photo Receiver companion app.
US retailers begin shipping the camera at $1,600
Fujifilm's X-Pro1 has started to reach US shores. The compact digital camera, with the look and feel of a rangefinder is available from Adorama. Other sellers continue to show it as only available for pre-order.
Fujifilm X-S1 gets our full examination
Fujifilm's expansion of its X series cameras has turned almost into a tuning project: it's taking virtually every class of camera the company makes and giving it a better sensor, premium optics, and advanced control. The X-S1 applies that formula to superzoom cameras, bringing new glass and an EXR sensor to a very long 26X lens. In our review of the Fujifilm X-S1, we'll see if it's an ideal match or if it's reaching too far into DSLR territory.
CMOS sensor creates circular distortion
Recently, some Fujifilm owners complained about a bloomin, white disc, or white orb visual artifacts with their
X-S1 and X10 digital cameras. The company on Monday met promises of supplying more details and has acknowledged that the cameras' CMOS sensors, under certain lighting situations, will create the effect. The company has promised to resolve the problem with both firmware and sensor updates.
We test the smallest Fujifilm X series camera
While the Fujifilm X100 is and was a much-loved camera, two catches almost always came up for those who considered leaping in: a tear-inducing price and the lack of zoom. The X10 solves both, albeit with its own changes. Our review of the X10 will see if Fujifilm has hit the sweet spot or if it's making too many compromises.
Fujifilm outs 10,000 X100 Blacks for $500 premium
Fujifilm has launched the Black Premium Edition of its X100 retro-styled digital camera. Limited to 10,000 examples for global consumption, it comes priced at $1,700, or $500 more than the standard version. Other than the exclusivity, buyers will get a unique, dark finish and matching accessories in the form of a lens hood, a clear filter, an adapter ring, and a leather case.
Olympus looking for partner, will post high loss
When its fiscal year ends in March, Japanese camera maker Olympus is expected to post a 32 billion yen net loss (about $412 million), BusinessWeek reported on Monday. This is worse than analysts expected and largely due to writing off equipment in the Thailand factory floods that affected camera and hard drive makers alike. Company president Shuichi Takayama said Olympus may want to find a partner in order to boost capital.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 and lenses priced early
Fujifilm's X-Pro1 interchangeable lens camera may have had its US prices slip out through Amazon starting to take pre-orders. The X-Pro1 body shows as costing $1,700 by itself, making it one of the more expensive non-SLRs available. Lenses are more in line with expectations and have the 18mm f2.0 and 35mm f1.4 primes each costing $600, while the 60mm f2.4 macro could cost slightly more at $650.
X-Pro1 ships in Japan on February 18, prices leak
The Fujifilm X-Pro1 interchangeable lens digital camera we had a chance to try at CES will be out in Japan on February 18, the maker revealed. The release will also see three new lenses come out at the same time, including an 18mm f2.0, a 35mm f1.4, and a 60mm f2.4 macro lens. A US release date hasn't been revealed, but is likely to follow soon after.
Japan's Astrodesign also joins the standard
Two Japanese camera lens manufacturers have signed onto the Micro Four Thirds standard pioneered by Olympus and Panasonic. They include Kenko Tokina and Tamron, while a third Japanese company, Astrodesign, has also jumped onboard, though it makes video measuring equipment and not lenses. This should give those how have bought into the new type of camera, which allows for interchangeable lenses on digital camera bodies that are smaller than DSLRs, more options for lenses.
We try Fujifilm's interchangeable X-Trans camera
Electronista staff had the opportunity to try Fujifilm's X-Pro1 here on the CES show floor and have so far come away impressed. The body of the camera is big -- it feels more like a big vintage rangefinder, which is partly intentional -- but it's still fairly reassuring to hold and has all the buttons fall comfortably to hand. The only gripes on the outside from our short foray were the slightly stiff mode dials on top and that the thumb wheel was almost too easy to spin.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 confirmed
Fujifilm confirmed yet another leaked wire release on Monday with the advent of the X-Pro1. The camera is Fujifilm's first with an internally developed lens mount system and mates it with a new 16-megapixel, APS-C (DSLR-sized) CMOS sensor using what the company bills as X-Trans. Fujifilm claims superiority not just to other mirrorless systems but even to DSLRs, arguing that its pixel placement doesn't require the usual optical low-pass filter to clean the shot, eliminate moiré, and potentially shoot photos that appear sharper than from a full-frame DSLR.
New details about Fuji X-Pro1 leak ahead of launch
The X-Pro1, the forthcoming flagship Fuji mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses has suffered more leaks ahead of its official unveiling. Three new interchangeable lenses will be available on launch, the XF 18mm f/2 R, XF 35mm f/1.4 R and the XF 60mm f/2.4 R Macro. It will also have an adjustable flash as well as an optional leather camera a lens case.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 flagship camera specs, pic leaked
Fujifilm will soon release a new flagship mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, Wells Fargo leaked (since pulled). Dubbed the X-Pro1, it will replace the X100 at the top rung, and reportedly use a 16-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor with a new filter array and the company's own EXR processor tech. A second-generation hybrid viewfinder is also said to be present.
Three rugged FinePix XP-series introduced
Fujifilm has just taken the wraps off its FinePix XP150, XP100, and XP50 rugged cameras. The XP150 has a GPS sensor for geotagging images, and both it and the XP100 are waterproof up to 33 feet and shockproof from drops up to 6.5 feet, along with being dustproof and resistant to temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. The XPS50 has the same dustproof and temperature credentials, but halves the shock and waterproof numbers.
Fujifilm intros T400, T350 Finepix cameras
Fujifilm continued camera introductions on Thursday with two new long-zoom cameras. The FinePix T400 and T350 get a 10X long-zoom lens, a three-inch LCD screen and a hybrid of hardware and software image stabilization. The T400 uses a 16-megapixel sensor, while the T350 gets a 14-megapixel sensor. Both can record videos at 720p and 30FPS.
Fujifilm intros five new point-and-shoot cameras
Fujifilm on Thursday introduced five new entry-level FinePix cameras, including the JZ250 and JZ100, the JX580 and JX500, and the AX550. The two JZ cameras get 8x zoom lenses, 720p movie recording capabilities, and optical image stabilization. The JZ250 alone uses a 16-megapixel sensor and a three-inch LCD, while the JZ100 gets a 14-megapixel sensor and a 2.7-inch LCD.
Fujifilm F770 EXR and SL300 lead zoom camera pack
Fujifilm's virtually complete overhaul of its camera line continued Thursday with long-zoom cameras. The F770 EXR, F750 EXR, and F660 EXR all upgrade to a new half-inch, 16-megapixel CMOS sensor that improves low-light shooting, especially in the EXR dynamic range and low noise modes. The F750 EXR and F770 EXR also use a new 20X, 25-500mm equivalent lens, while the F660 EXR uses a still-long 15X (25-360mm) lens.
Fujifilm updates HS25EXR and HS30EXR
Fujifilm has introduced updated versions of its HS-Series of superzoom cameras. Headlining the updates to the FinePix HS25EXR and HS30EXR is a new 30x optical zoom lens. The new lens covers focal lengths from a 24-720mm in a new design that is said to be easier to manually control.
Fujifilm unveils DSLR-like XS-1 with fixed lens
Fujifilm has launched the XS-1, a new high-end camera that is now available in the US. The company is touting it as a “premium, high performance DSLR-styled long zoom camera,” which now sits alongside the X100 and the X10 in its X-Series range. It will suit users looking for a DSLR-like experience, but who don’t wish to interchange lenses.
Fujifilm wins patent for organic and CMOS sensors
Fujifilm has recently won a patent for a camera sensor that is unique in that it uses an organic material atop silicon circuits. This hybrid design outlines a carbon chemistry-based material and the paper detailing it was published back in 2009, DPReview learned. Compared to current CMOS and CCD sensors, this one substitutes silicon photodiodes with a photoelectric organic coating that converts light into electrons.
Fujifilm X-S1 catches high-end compact shooters
Fujifilm chose an unusual Thursday launch to bring out a new long-zoom compact intended to serve virtually every experienced photographer who doesn't need interchangeable lenses. The X-S1 carries the same 2/3-inch, 12-megapixel CMOS-based EXR sensor as the X10 semi-pro camera to shoot better in low light and combine pixels to reduce noise or boost dynamic range at a lower resolution. Its 26X, 24-624mm equivalent lens both has optical stabilization as well as a nine-blade aperture that produces a very soft background in macro or portrait shots as close as 0.4 inches.
Fujifilm LX camera system seen for first time
Fujifilm's interchangeable lens system may have been seen after a brief posting [images since removed] of photos from what might be the assembly line. The LX camera design seen at Xitek is most reminiscent of the X100 we reviewed, including the corner viewfinder. The body is large and hints that Fujifilm is going for an APS-C sized sensor like that on full DSLRs, and not a shrunken design.
Panasonic 3D1 joins GX1 in dual launch
Panasonic gave a minor surprise with its Lumix updates by unveiling its first 3D camera. The DMC-3D1 guns after the same market as the Fujifilm Real 3D line. It revolves around two 12.1-megapixel cameras, each with 25-100mm lenses, that together produce a stereoscopic 3D effect.
Fujifilm intros photo frame with 720p 3D video
Fujifilm has just introduced its FinePix Real 3D V3 Viewer, which can show off 3D photos without requiring users to wear specialized glasses. The 7.2-inch photo frame uses a lenticular screen to achieve this effect and supports 3D still photos as well as up to 720p 3D movies. Fujifilm points out it's the first device of its kind to get an HDMI input as well.
Fujifilm X10 priced and dated
Fujifilm wrapped up its week by committing to a ship date and price for the X10. Its semi-pro contract first shown last month will be on shelves in early November. It should cost $600, at the level of entry DSLRs and mirrorless interchangeables but at half the price of the flagship X100.
Upcoming Fujifilm cameras to surpass full frames
Fujifilm is working on its own mirrorless camera system for shooters smaller than DSLRs, the company announced at a press event in Tokyo. It will differ from the current Micro Four Thirds systems as it will offer a huge sensor that is said to produce higher image quality than even full frame cameras. Also better would be the signal-to-noise ratio.
Samsung readying retro-styled R1 camera?
A no-longer existent blog entry has brought up the talk of Samsung working on a high-end mirrorless camera, the Retro R1. The information reportedly came from a private meeting and involves the size of a Canon G12 but resembles the also retro-styled Fujifilm X100. This means chrome and black for the body, which reportedly houses a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor.
Fujifilm X10 adds zoom, lower price to X series
As promised, Fujifilm on Thursday unveiled the X10. Its lower-cost counterpart to the X100 is a bridge between the SLR-grade flagship and point-and-shoots with a 2/3-inch, 12-megapixel sensor that represents its largest-ever EXR sensor. As with its ancestor, lens quality is the cornerstone: it has the same f2 aperture up close but now has a 4X (28-112mm equivalent) zoom and can still shoot at a wide f2.8 even at the longest distance.
Fujifilm X10 given early confirmation
Fujifilm set up expectations for the week as one of its Canadian social media experts confirmed that leaks were real. The camera maker would "repair" leaks of the X10 on Thursday. It hasn't so far publicly acknowledged the features of the camera, which will serve as a step down from the X100 we reviewed earlier this year.
Fujifilm X50 specs outed by Promaster catalogue
The rumored Fujifilm X10/X50 camera has been spotted at the Something Awful forums in a print Promaster catalogue, revealing its specs and prices. Called the X50, the camera slots in under the company's X100 compact.
Fujifilm X10 to sit between compacts and X100
Fujifilm's plans to expand its premium cameras beyond the well-known FinePix X100. Sources maintained Monday that a new model, the X10, would sit in between the DSLR-grade X100 and compacts. The Quesabesde details gave it a two-thirds-of-an-inch sensor in between a Canon G12 and Micro Four Thirds, or enough to help quality but not to rival pro cameras.
Fuji debuts FinePix F600EXR and JX370 compacts
Fujifilm has debuted two compact FinePix cameras, the F600EXR and the JX370. The F600EXR sports a 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS censor and comes fitted with a wide-angle 15x zoom lens (24-360mm equivalent). It can capture images in the RAW format and is capable of shooting video in 1080p. It also incorporates a large 3.0-inch LCD viewfinder.
PS3 update turns on automatic cloud and expands 3D
Sony late Tuesday put out a new PS3 update catering to its online and 3D users. The 3.70 upgrade makes cloud saves automatic for those who have the PlayStation Plus accounts needed for the service. Gamers can flag individual games for automatic uploads and guarantee that certain games' saves are always available.
Fujifilm gunning for No. 3 cameramaker spot
Fujifilm has aspirations to surpass Samsung as the number four camera maker by March of 2012 and is gunning to knock number three Nikon down a notch by the same time in 2013, a company executive revealed in an interview with Reuters. Takeshi Higuchi, who heads up Fujifilm's camera division, also said the company may bring back interchangeable lens cameras, a market last visited by the firm in 2004. They wouldn't be full-blown DSLRs, however, such as those offered by Canon and Nikon, but rather mirrorless ones with an electronic viewfinder.
Fujifilm X100 1.1 brings massive upgrades
Fujifilm as promised put out a major firmware update for the FinePix X100 that addresses a slew of complaints for the otherwise well-received camera. The 1.1 update. The pseudo-rangefinder now locks down its drive mode, flash, macro, and white balance settings and will remember these along with more settings, including when the camera is shut off. Autofocusing is better as well with both a preserved frame size when switching viewfinders and an autofocus point that can stay onscreen, parallax-adjusted, while shooting macros or other closeups where the camera might need to move off-center.
Changes fix several user complaints
Fujifilm Canada has released the details of an upcoming firmware fix for the Finepix X100. A total of ten changes were announced via the firm's Twitter feed.
The improvements include a more accessible "wake" option, a more visible reminder in the viewfinder when Eye Sensor mode is active, and setting permanance for ISO, Self-Timer, DR, Flash, and Macro settings when changing exposure mode, review mode or power state.
We review Fujifilm's DSLR-grade X100 compact
As good as it can be, most associate Fujifilm with bargain cameras, where the emphasis is on the features for the price, not the features themselves. The FinePix X100 is a rebellion against that image: with a full-size sensor, an ultra-bright specialized lens, and high-end construction, it's about appealing to pros or serious hobbyists who will pay anything for good image quality. Our review of the X100 will look into whether Fujifilm has shaken up its reputation or if there's still work to be done.
Fujifilm may make X200 as advanced point and shoot
A rumor surfacing from a business-to-business conversation suggested Fujifilm is hoping to expand its semi-pro line from the X100 to include at least one other model. Photography supplier Bob Todrick was reportedly told Fujifilm has decided to chase the "serious prosumer market" and would start with an X200 in the fall. The new model would be a simplified, point-and-shoot version of the X100. If it and the X100 did well, there could be an interchangeable lens camera sometime in 2012, Todrick said.
Fujifilm Z900 EXR packs CMOS and new lens
Fujifilm in a rare out-of-cycle introduction put out a new flagship camera for its Z-series designer line. The Z900 EXR has a new CMOS-based, 16-megapixel sensor with EXR that should be much better at capturing shots in low light. As an EXR unit, it can focus on resolution or drop the resolution to either reduce noise or improve the dynamic range for the multi-shot HDR mode.
Fujifilm says X100 cameras will ship next week
Fujifilm announced that it has resumed production of its vintage-styled X100 camera, after the earthquake and tsunami hit its factory in Japan. The electronics maker assures those interested that the camera will arrive in stores during the first week of April. The camera was also delayed earlier in March due to stronger than expected demand.
Some cameras still expected to ship in March
Fujifilm has announced that it is facing shortages of its semi-professional FinePix X100 cameras. The company cites stronger-than-expected demand, though it is said to be ramping up production to compensate. Some cameras are still expected to ship by the end of March, within the original time-frame, but further deliveries may be pushed back to the first week of April.