Among Fujifilm’s offerings that caught our eye was the XF 1, being showcased at the Photokina this year. The latest addition to their X-series cameras, the XF 1 is due to hit the markets in November this year. It features a newly developed f/1.8 Fujinon 25-100mm lens (on a 35mm camera), and a 2/3-inch EXR-CMOS sensor.
Newly developed for the XF 1, the wide-angle, f/1.8 lens features a manual 4× optical zoom (25mm-100m) that can be operated simply by twisting the zoom ring. The lens achieves its aperture of f/1.8 with a construction that features seven lens elements in six groups (four aspherical and three extra-low dispersion). Another unique feature is the camera’s Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) mechanism that shifts one group of four lens elements to reduce blur, while avoiding colour shading and lost resolution at the edges of the image.
The 2/3 inch 12 million pixel EXR-CMOS sensor features Fujifilm’s three switchable sensor modes (SN – high ISO and low noise, DR dynamic range, and HR resolution) which can be selected according to the subject.
Its aluminum body is light and durable, and a synthetic
leather cover aims to reproduce the feel of genuine leather besides improve on
the retro aesthetic that Fujifilm has been working on with their X-series
cameras. The camera is available in a choice of three colours: black, red, and