Fujifilm announces the XF1 compact

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Fuji has officially revealed its new advanced compact camera that has an f/1.8 lens, the XF1.

(Credit: Fujifilm)

The XF1 follows in the footsteps of Fuji's X series cameras, but it's well and truly a fixed-lens compact. It has a very particular way of switching on — users twist the zoom ring to power on the camera. The 4x optical zoom lens is also manually operated by twisting the zoom ring, designed presumably to give the photographer a more traditional feel to their shooting experience.

Behind the lens sits a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch CMOS sensor, shared with the X10. Fuji claims particularly quick focusing speeds with this camera, citing start-up in 0.55 second and focusing in 0.16 second. A 3-inch 460,000-dot LCD screen sits at the rear. Artistic filters and a leather-like finish complete the top-line specifications.

The following video, which was leaked online a few weeks ago with some basic specs on the XF1, shows how the twist-to-turn-on feature works:

The XF1 will be available in Australia from November for AU$549.

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NicholasA1 posted a comment   

That seems way to complicated to be able to turn on quickly.

 

SyafikH posted a reply   

true, but the overall look is worthit, no?




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