Fujifilm has announced the launch of FinePix X100S and FinePix X20 cameras in India. Fujifilm FinePix X100S which is the successor to the popular camera FinePix X100 comes with a 16.3 million pixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor 2 with Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF), to enable higher resolutions, lower noise and higher shooting speeds. The camera like it's predecessor comes with powerful Fujinon 23mm F2 lens.
FinePix X100S comes with Hybrid Viewfinder, which combines both an optical and an electronic Viewfinder. Also the camera comes with "Split Image" feature, which displays dual images on the left and right for manual focusing. This feature was found in old conventional cameras, expect this time, it is being offered in a digital one.
The camera comes with intelligent hybrid auto focus (AF speed of 0.08 sec.), which is said to be the fastest in the world. The camera possesses a start-up time of 0.5 sec, shutter time lag of 0.01 sec. The camera has burst shooting rate of up to 6.0 frames per second at full resolution ( upto 31 frames)
FinePix X100S Key Features
16.3 million pixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
EXR Processor II
Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / 2.35 million dot EVF)
FUJINON 23mm f/2 lens - equivalent to 35mm in 35mm film terms
Intelligent Hybrid AF (with the world's fastest AF speed of 0.08 sec.*)
Start-up time of 0.5 sec.*,
Shutter time lag of 0.01 sec.
Shooting interval of 0.5 sec.
High-contrast and wide viewing-angle 2.8-inch Premium Clear LCD (460K dots)
Super Intelligent Flash
Burst shooting rate of up to 6.0 frames per second at full resolution
Focus Peak Highlight function
Digital Split Image focus display
Full HD movie recording (60fps / 30fps)
The Fujifilm FinePix X100S is priced at Rs. Rs 74,999.
FinePix X20 which is the successor to the FinePix X10 comes with a12-megapixel 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II, for increased resolution and noise reduction. The camera has high quality fast F2.0-2.8 manual barrel zoom lens. FinePix X20 also comes with Intelligent Hybrid AF in 0.06 seconds.
Fujifilm X20 Key Features
12MP 2/3"-type X-Trans CMOS sensor
On-chip phase detection autofocus
EXR Processor II
'Advanced Optical Viewfinder' with exposure information overlay
28-112mm equivalent, F2.0-2.8 lens with optical image stabilization
Manual zoom ring and lens retraction mechanism
Full manual control, RAW format recording
3" 460k dot LCD
Full HD 1080/60fps movie recording (36Mbps bitrate)
Built-in stereo microphones, optional MIC-ST1 external microphone
Film simulation modes for different colour and monochrome 'looks'
In-camera RAW conversion with all processing parameters adjustable
'Advanced Filters' image-processing controls, previewed live on-screen
Focus peaking display for manual focus using the rear LCD
Lens Modulation Optimiser for compensation of aberrations
The camera is priced at Rs. 39,999.
Rohit Pandit, EVP - Sales & Marketing, Fujifilm India during the launch said " I am delighted that X100S and X20 are now available in India to the professional & high end amateur photographers who want to achieve premium quality images with the comfort of a compact camera. Also, from the technology point of view, one of the best feature in these cameras is the Hybrid Autofocus (Phase Detection along with Contrast Detection) which helps in achieving the world's fastest autofocus."