Fujifilm X-S1

The newly announced Fujifilm X-S1 is the third member of the line that brought us the now iconic X10 and … Continued


The newly announced Fujifilm X-S1 is the third member of the line that brought us the now iconic X10 and X100. But can Fujifilm carry over their success with those two models into the world of super zoom bridge cameras? Rather than the retro esthetic of its sibling models, the X-S1 looks more like a traditional DSLR than anything else, except this has a whopping 26x 24-624mm zoom, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. Much like the X10, it uses a 2/3-inch 12-megapixel EXR CMOS, and packs a 1.4-megapixel electronic viewfinder, and 460,000 pixel, tiltable rear LCD. Fujifilm hasn’t made much official in the USA for this model, but we hear that the UK will get it in February for £699.

These ultrazoom cameras are tricky beasts, often times jack of all trades in the consumer camera world. They have huge zooms and are useful in just about any situations, but often tend to use sensors even smaller than most compact cameras. I hope the the slightly larger image sensor can help with those problems, but people have already started peering closely at the sample images, and voicing their concerns. We won’t know for sure until we get it into the labs, but until then you can satisfy your gadget lust by checking out the X-S1 videos on YouTube, and their special mini-site for the camera.

Standout Spec: 24-624mm (Equivalent) 26x Zoom Lens

Product Specifications

Sensor Size: 2/3 inch
Sensor Type: CMOS
Megapixels: 12.0
Optical Zoom Range: 21
35mm Equivalent: 24.00 mm
Maximum Aperture: F/2.80
Display Type: Tilt LCD Screen
Display Size: 3.0 inches
Display Resolution: 460000 pixels
Minimum ISO: 100 ISO
Maximum ISO: 12800 ISO
Built-in Flash: Yes
Burst Rate: 7.00 fps
Media Type: Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Expanded Capacity (SDXC)
RAW: Yes
Video Capture: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution: 1080p
HDMI Port: Yes
Height: 5.3 inches
Width: 5.9 inches
Depth: 4.2 inches
Weight: 33 ounces
Hot Shoe: Yes
Rotating Screen: Yes
Touch Screen: No
Optical Viewfinder: No
Body Colors: black
Video File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio File Format Points: Mono
Price: $343.00
Model Number: X-S1
SKU: 16199188

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