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Fujifilm's FinePix X100 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm Corp. Fuji X100: More details on fixed-lens APS-C camera
(Monday, December 13, 2010 - 13:35 EST)

Fujifilm Europe has provided further information on its upcoming FinePix X100 fixed-lens APS-C digital camera, whose development was first revealed at the Photokina tradeshow last September.

The Fujifilm FinePix X100 has a retro design, a twelve megapixel APS-C sized image sensor, a newly developed Fujifilm EXR processor, and a fixed focal length Fujinon 23mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/2 which provides a field of view roughly equivalent to a 35mm lens on a 35mm camera. ISO sensitivity ranges from 100 to 12,800 equivalents, and shutter speeds from 30 to 1/4,000 second. Exposure modes include Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, and Manual, and burst shooting is possible at five frames per second. The Fuji X100 provides two options for image framing: an unusual hybrid viewfinder, and a traditional 2.8-inch LCD panel. The viewfinder is an all-glass, reverse galilean type with 90% coverage and 0.5x magnification, and can be switched between providing a bright frame indication with parallax correction and text overlay, or a live view feed from high-res electronic viewfinder.

Through a website dedicated specifically to the X100, Fujifilm Europe has provided a number of new details on the camera. The X100 will feature magnesium alloy top and bottom decks, and metal control dials. The body in between these metal panels will be wrapped with a simulated leather finish. The Fujinon 23mm lens will have a removable metal lens surround, which can be replaced with an optional adapter ring providing 49mm filter threads. It won't include image stabilization, but will offer manual focusing via a dedicated focus ring. Power will come from the same NP-95 lithium ion battery pack that's used in the FinePix Real3D W1. As well as JPEG still images, the Fujifilm X100 will offer 12-bit .RAF raw files, and 1,280 x 720 pixel video at 24 frames per second, with stereo audio. Raw file processing will be possible in-camera, or using a bundled software package based on Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's Silkypix application. The Fuji FinePix X100 should have shutter lag in the vicinity of 0.01 second, and will provide four in-camera film simulation filters: Provia, Velvia, Astia and monochrome.

The Fujifilm X100 is currently scheduled to be available from early 2011. Pricing has not been disclosed at this time. For more details, read our Fuji X100 preview.

Fujifilm FinePix X100
Fujifilm's FinePix X100 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm Corp. Click for a bigger picture!
Camera TypeMid-Sized
Model NumberNorth America: X100
Dimensions5.0 x 2.9 x 2.1 in.
(127 x 74 x 54 mm)
Image Capture
Sensor TypeCMOS
APS-C (approx. 0.00 in. diagonal)
12.30 megapixels (effective)
Capture SpeedContinuous: 5.0 frames per second
Image Preview / Review
ViewfinderYes, Hybrid. Reverse galilean optical: 90% coverage, 0.5x magnif. EVF: 100% coverage, 1440K-dot LCD
LCD2.8 in. diagonal
460,000 dots (approx. 153,000 pixels)
Lens TypeFixed Fujinon Apsherical lens; 8 elements in 6 groups, Super EBC coating
Fixed focal-length
49mm lens thread, body threads w/ adapter
Image StabilizationNo
Focal Length23.0mm (actual)
35mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture Rangef/2 - f/16 (9 blade aperture diaphram with built-in 3-stop ND filter)
Focusing SystemSingle / continuous high-speed Contrast Detection AF
Manual focus possible
Focusing RangeNormal: 4" - 4,081" (10 cm - 9,999 cm)
ISO SensitivityAuto, 200-6400, expandable to 100-12800
Shutter Speed30 - 1/4000 second
Exposure ModesAperture, Shutter, Manual
Exposure Compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV increments
Recording MediumSD/MMC including SDHC, SDXC
File Format12-bit .RAF raw
Battery TypeLithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Form Factor1 x proprietary NP-95
Product Bundle
Battery / Charger1 x Proprietary NP-95 lithium-ion rechargeable battery and charger
Internal MicrophoneYes
Internal SpeakerYes
Tripod MountYes
Remote ControlYes, Wired (mechanical)
Notes12MP APS-C sensor with EXR processor, 23mm f/2 fixed lens, hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder. Offers in-camera PROVIA, Velvia, ASTIA and monochrome filter effects. Has in-camera 3-stop ND filter. Internal microphone is stereo.
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Fujifilm's FinePix X100 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm Corp. Click for a bigger picture!
Fujifilm's FinePix X100 digital camera. Photo provided by Fujifilm Corp. Click for a bigger picture!

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