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Official X-Pro1 press release

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by taz98spin, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    https://wellsfargoadvisors.mworld.com/m/m.w?lp=GetStory&id=587442481

    Fujifilm Introduces First Compact System Camera
    Greg Tarr

    Released : Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:01 AM

    The new models include the X-Pro1, X-S1 (shipping this month at an expected $800 suggested retail) and a new F series model in the F750EXR (shipping in March at an expected $350).

    The highlight of the offerings is the Fujifilm X-Pro1, which is a highly featured compact system camera. Fuji-filim said it will build on the success of the X100 model, by adding a camera that features a custom-developed 16-megapixel APS-CMOS sensor incorporating a new filter array and the company's proprietary EXR processor technology.

    The camera also includes a second-generation hybrid view-finder and takes three prime interchangeable Fuji-non lenses, all with fast apertures.

    The lenses include: the 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0, 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4 and 60mm (90mm equivalent) f/2.4.

    Meanwhile, having the look and feel of a traditional d-SLR, the X-S1, features a large 2/3-inch 12-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and a newly-developed, bright all glass and high-definition Fujinon F2.8 wide-angle to F5.6 telephoto lens with an ultra-smooth 26x manual zoom (24-624mm equivalent).

    The Fujinon lens includes 17 glass lens elements in 12 groups, and has smooth zoom control.

    An intelligent digital zoom is said to effectively double the telephoto capabilities for up to a 52x total zoom effect, and a Super Macro Mode that captures images as close as 1cm.

    The EXR processor enables extremely fast auto-focus while minimizing shutter lag. It supports highspeed continuous shooting of approximately 7 fps at full resolution.

    The camera's EVF offers 1.4 million dots of resolution and uses two glass lenses and one non-spherical lens to capture realistic lighting, to complement the 3-inch titling LCD that includes a Monitor Sunlight mode for viewing in bright sunlight.

    The body design includes a rubberized grain texture coating for superior grip, and a hot-shoe mount to add additional accessories.

    It will record video at up to FullHD 1080p resolution.

    Meanwhile, the new FinePix F750EXR offers a sleek compact body design with intuitive user controls, a 0.5-inch 16-megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor with strong low-light shooting capability, and a 20x super wide-angle lens (25-500mm equivalent) with an Intelligent Digital Zoom, which effectively doubles the range to 40x.

    The F750EXF also features a 3-inch clear, high contrast 460,000-dot LCD with Monitor Sunlight mode, high-speed shooting at up to 8 fps at full resolution (11 fps max speed at medium resolution), and FullHD movie capture at 1080p (30 fps) with stereo sound.

    2012 International Press Telecommunications Council


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  2. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Sounds like a great system if true. Bright prime trio upon release is a solid strategy.
     
  3. zerotiu

    zerotiu Mu-43 Veteran

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    whoa..it's APS-C :biggrin:, this makes me want to switch to Fuji system! Damn you FUJI!!!
     
  4. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2011
    NYC
    Just waiting to see how much it will cost!
     
  5. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    This looks like a killer system.
     
  6. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Or Leica killer:) I suspect Fuji system will be quite exensive (but of course still much cheaper than Leica).
     
  7. twmangrove

    twmangrove Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2011
    The Shuswap, B.C.
    Whoa! Got to agree on that release of glass. Wow, that's a nice start. Bag all three of those and you're set. Well, with the camera too.
     
  8. jbuch84

    jbuch84 Mu-43 Veteran

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    James
    wowzers, thats what im talking about!
     
  9. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I wonder how the Fuji prime trio will compare to the M43 12, 25, 45? I have a feeling M43 still has the lens, size and price advantage here. Though I'm betting Fuji will definitely have the cool factor! Lets hoping Olympus releases something good soon. If Olympus is smart, they'll release a fast 17mm with their new camera so you have a choice between that and the slow 12-50mm.
     
  10. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    I am actually not familar with any Fuji lenses. Are there any legacy Fuji lenses?
    I wouldn't be surprised if Fuji lenses will have manual aperture ring, DOF and distance scale, etc. to maintain retro factor
     
  11. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Apparently their lenses are very good. They're mostly used for broadcast and film applications.

    Optical Devices | Fujifilm USA
     
  12. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    As I understand usually tv lenses are not designed to resolve beyond HD resolution so I'm not sure if this is a valid reference. Are there any DSLR fujinon lenses?
     
  13. adelorenzo

    adelorenzo Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 9, 2011
    Whitehorse, Yukon
    This seems weird to me. It is not written like a proper news release.

    Furthermore, what does the IPTC have to do with this?

    Also, the name Greg Tarr is not checking out.

    Finally, the exact same thing is happening with Nikon 'leaked' announcment.

    It looks to me like someone has figured out a way to feed information into this website under the guise of investing news.
     
  14. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Interesting. Maybe we all got fooled and Fuji will join m43:)
     
  15. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2010
    I found this:

    FujiFilmMirrorless_2.
     
  16. adelorenzo

    adelorenzo Mu-43 Regular

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  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    The Fuji interchangeable lens system has been leaked quite a bit, and I think it's highly likely that this general press release is real. We'll see another press release specific to the interchangeable lens camera and lenses.

    The big unknowns:
    • When will the camera and lenses will be available in volume? I'm guessing it won't be soon.
    • How big are the camera/lenses? Probably a fair bit bigger than Micro 4/3.
    • Will there be a roadmap for other lenses? How comprehensive a system will Fuji build?
    • Price
     
  18. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Fuji optics are some of the best in the world. They are known for their own medium-format cameras and large-format lenses. They have produced lenses for Hasselblad medium-format cameras and the Fuji/Hasselblad TX-1/Xpan panoramic camera. This will not be a cheap camera-Fuji has a definite market for this.