Fujifilm Corporation announced the launch of the XF1, premium design and premium quality digital camera in compact body.
This latest addition to Fujifilm’s X-series range of cameras is due to hit the market 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.
Newly developed for the XF1, the wide-angle, f/1.8 Fujinon lens features a manual 4× optical zoom (25mm-100m) operated simply by twisting the zoom ring. You can bring high quality and design anywhere with you, allowing 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.
Meticulous attention to ease-of-use and the best choice of materials produces a stylish, high-end design for the XF1. The aluminum body is both light and durable, while a synthetic leather covering reproduces the feel of genuine leather while ensuring an improved grip. The XF1 comes in a choice of three very appealing colors: black, red, and brown.
Unlike anything offered by power zoom, the twisting mechanical zoom ring offers a traditional zooming style by use of the turning ring. While the camera is not used, the ring can be pushed off into the body to minimize camera size for aiding portability.
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 conditions.