The President of Fujifilm Corporation, Shigehiro Nakajima, was very proud to announce the release of the brand new black version of the popular and famous FUJIFILM X100S. The camera was top-rated among the audiences and has been a strong demand from customers all around the world. The multi-award-winning FUJIFILM X100S was named the European Advanced Compact Camera of the year 2013-14 by EISA. The camera was released back in 2013, which features a single fixed focal length lens and APS-C size X-Trans sensor. The camera also encompasses the world’s first Hybrid Viewfinder that allows the users to switch between its Optical and Electronic Viewfinder. The X100S camera is an excellent piece of work where it is both portable and versatile in its uses and features.
The camera also lets users enjoy an analog feeling while handling with its rapid confirmation of keys setting at a glance. The retro-styled compact camera instantly captures the imagination of serious photographers and camera players. It offers outstanding image quality, which is based on the ultimate hybrid viewfinder, which gives a shooting experience reminiscent of rangefinder cameras.
The X100S model of the FUJIFILM cameras revisits the concept where the overall external design of the camera is not changed essentially. However, the inside camera is a completely different one. It uses a 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection, which promises the much-improved autofocus speed in the camera. It is further supported by a new processor, named ‘EXR Processor II,’ which includes the brand new function of ‘Lens Modulation Optimizer.’ The company claims that this function is used to overcome lens aberrations such as diffraction and peripheral aberrations and also improves the quality of the image taken at the smallest as well as the largest apertures. The latest model of the camera has upgraded to a higher resolution of 2.35M dot display.
The camera also offers two additional manual aids, which are available using the EVF or LCD focus peaking display that outlines the in-focus elements and introduces the users to an all-new ‘Digital Split Image focusing’ display that uses face detection data from the sensor and is ultimately designed and created to offer a likewise experience to manual focus film cameras. The company has also made the product more responsive as the camera has been upgraded to detect the image movement with greater precision and accuracy.
FUJIFILM X100S features
- A 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
- On-sensor phase detection autofocus
- Two-hybrid viewfinders with the options of having optical as well as an electronic viewfinder
- On-sensor autofocus for multiple phase detections
- Novel color filter array which is designed to avoid color moiré
- Dedicated dials for the purpose of shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation
- 23mm F2 lens, which is fixed in nature
- Improved and upgraded manual focus system which offers more responsive focus ring, focus peaking, and split-image displays
- ‘Q’ control panel on the screen and a tabbed menu system
- Socket for electronic remote release