Thursday, September 06, 2012
FUJIFILM Introduces New X-E1 Interchangeable Lens Digital
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FUJIFILM today introduced its second compact system camera
of this year - the FUJIFILM X-E1 - an interchangeable lens
The FUJIFILM X-E1 follows in the tradition of the FUJIFILM
X-Pro1 and utilizes the same proprietary 16.3 Megapixel
APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor and the same X-Mount for use with
FUJINON XF lenses, all in a body that is 30% smaller than
the FUJIFILM X-Pro.
The camera will be available in two classic designs: a
two-tone black and silver, and a solid black. Both versions
of the X-E1 will also ship as kits with the XF18mm-55mm
(27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens in November 2012.
Fujifilm claims that its X-Trans CMOS sensor is capable of
delivering resolution that is superior to other APS-C
sensors, and equal to even some full frame sensors found in
The FUJIFILM X-E1?s color filter array can effectively
minimize moire and false color without the need for an
optical low pass filter.
Specifically designed to take advantage of the camera?s
mirrorless design, the X-Mount has a short flange back
distance of just 17.7mm made possible by designing the
mount ring as thin as 2.5mm. This means the rear lens
elements are as close as possible to the sensor, reducing
the back focus distance of each lens to the minimum
possible, thus achieving high resolution from edge to edge.
The FUJIFILM X-E1 camera comes equipped with a high
definition, high luminance OLED electronic viewfinder with
a resolution of 2.36 million dots that is one of the
highest resolutions available on an EVF-equipped digital
camera today(1). The natural, bright viewfinder offers a
horizontal field of view of 25-degrees, allowing users to
scan the entire scene quickly and easily.
Premium quality design and portability
Made in Japan, the X-E1 exudes precision, elegance and
premium quality that can be seen from each of its
components. The top and front covers are made from die-cast
magnesium for a solid, yet functional design. At roughly
the same size as the FUJIFILM X100, the X-E1 is
refreshingly compact and lightweight (12.35oz(2)).
Featuring a rubber grip for additional stability, and with
the X-Mount positioned centrally on the camera, the X-E1 is
Expanding the FUJINON XF lens lineup: New XF14mm (21mm)
F2.8 single focal length lens and XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm)
The FUJIFILM X-E1 pairs with the XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm)
F2.8-4 lens to deliver super-fast focusing speeds. Contrast
Detection in the X-E1 brings your subject into focus in as
little as 0.1 seconds.
The all-glass lens structure consists of 14 elements in 10
groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 1 extra low
dispersion element, as well as a seven-blade rounded
diaphragm. This zoom lens covers a broad range of
frequently-used focal lengths from 18mm in wide angle to
55mm mid telephoto to capture everything from landscapes to
At F2.8-4 wide open, this lens is perfect for low-light
photography or scenes beckoning a beautiful bokeh effect.
Advanced optical and mechanical designs are optimized to
keep the lens compact, while maintaining a physical
aperture ring so that users can make fluid adjustments. The
lens also features OIS to provide image stabilization
equivalent to 4 stops, controlling the effect of camera
The new FUJINON XF14mm (21mm) F2.8 single focal length lens
offers an ultra wide angle that delivers high resolution
from edge to edge. The new lens consists of 10 elements in
7 groups, including 2 aspheric and 3 extra low dispersion
elements, and a seven-blade rounded diaphragm.
With its distance and depth of field scales on the barrel,
the FUJINON XF14mm (21mm) F2.8 lens is suited for a range
of shooting techniques. And with its F2.8 aperture, the
lens performs beautifully in low-light shooting.
The X-E1 offers Fujifilm?s creative "Film Simulation Modes"
to simulate the distinctive color palates of conventional
photo film. Film Simulation Modes include "Velvia,"
"ASTIA," and "PROVIA," as well as two additional settings
based on professional color negative films, PRO Neg.Std and
The X-E1 also supports shooting Full HD movies (1920x1080)
at 24fps. In addition, you can now use Monochrome or Film
Simulation modes when video recording and even take
advantage of the X-E1?s large sensor and bright XF lenses
to capture movies.
FUJIFILM X-E1 key features list:
- 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor and EXR
- FUJIFILM X-Mount
- Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot Organic OLED
- 2.8-inch (460K dot) LCD
- Built-in pop-up TTL Flash
- ISO100 ? 25600 (range of ISO200-6400 when using ISO
- Q Menu shortcut button
- In-camera RAW converter
- Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Monochrome,
Sepia, PRO Neg.Std & PRO Neg.Hi)
- Multiple exposure and panoramic shooting modes
- Auto Bracketing functions (AE/ISO/DR and FS)
- Full HD Movie (1920x1080)
- Approximately 350 shots per battery charge
FUJINON XF14mm key features list:
- 21mm equivalent bright F2.8 lens
- Consists of 10 elements in 7 groups, including 2 aspheric
and 3 extra low dispersion elements and a seven-blade
- 58mm lens filter size
FUJINON XF18mm-55mm key features list:
- 27-84mm equivalent F2.8-4 lens
- Highly responsive linear motor
- Contrast Detection brings subject into sharp focus in as
little as 0.1 seconds
- High quality all-glass lens structure consists of 14
elements in 10 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 1
extra low dispersion element, as well as a seven-blade
- OIS to provide image stabilization equivalent to 4 stops
- 58mm lens filter size
The FUJIFILM X-E1 (body only) will be available in November
2012 for $999.95.
The FUJIFILM X-E1 and XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens
(kit) will be available in November for $1,399.95. The
FUJINON XF14mm (21mm) F2.8 single focal length lens and
XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-4 lens will be available in
November for $899.95 and $699.95, respectively.