The X100 features a 12.3 megapixels APS-C sized CMOS sensor, a Fujinon 23mm f/2 fixed focal length lens and the newly-developed Hybrid Viewfinder.
Aimed at professional photographers, the FinePix X100 has been designed "to appeal to the millions of DSLR users who need a slim back-up camera for high quality in-fill shots when the use of a bigger SLR system is either inconvenient or impractical," says Fujifilm.
Now, Fujifilm, in a statement issued to the photographic press, has revealed new details about the camera's functionalities. For example, Fujifilm can now confirm that will features three focusing options, which can be selected via a switch on the left-hand side of the camera's body. "With manual focus selected, focusing is achieved using the focus ring around the lens barrel. A distance indication bar enables you to pre-focus if required, or you can simply use the electronic viewfinder to focus accurately," says Fujifilm. However, it adds, there are no rangefinder focusing capabilities.
The X100 also features a "raw" button. Fujifilm explains that the button has two key functions. "When shooting in JPEG mode, it enables the user to instantly capture both raw and JPEG files, plus it also allows raw files to be developed in camera."
Fujifilm has also included a dedicated ISO button to give instant access to ISO settings as default, says the firm.
The company has also moved to explain why it is using a conventional CMOS sensor instead of Fujifilm's recently-developed EXR sensor. "The EXR sensor was specifically designed for compact cameras where a small sensor is required," it says. "The APS-C CMOS sensor was chosen for the X100 as our designers were striving for optimal image quality and the large sensor matches the EXR Processor and Fujinon lens to perfection."
As for its movie mode, Fujifilm says that the X100 will be able to record footage at 24fps in 720p high-definition mode with stereo sound.
While Fujifilm has so far declined to reveal pricing for the X100, BJP understands that it will be available at around $1000 in the US and £1000 in the UK. However, Fujifilm has confirmed that a series of accessories will be produced and available at launch, including a premium leather case, an adaptor ring, replacement batteries, and flashguns.
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