Fujifilm’s DSLR-like X-S1 Camera Coming Stateside
Fujifilm plans on bringing its latest X-series camera, the X-S1 (which is a DSLR-like superzoom camera) to the States. It first launched in the UK for $1,090 as the XS-1, but will be selling it in the U.S. for only $799 (it’ll be available later this month). The camera features a fixed 26x manual zoom lens with a range of 24-624mm and a variable maximum aperture of f/2.8-5.6, with a 2/3-inch 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor behind.
Its lens allows you to capture photos that are very far away and very close, making it a very versatile option. Like any high-end camera, there’s 1080/30p video capture with stereo sound and H.264 encoding, along with RAW stills and full manual control. Its seven-frames-per-second high-speed mode at full resolution, or 10 fps at six megapixels will excite sports shooters. Although the X-S1 may have DSLR features, its ISO sensitivity isn’t as great because of its smaller image sensor. There’s no word if Fugifilm will feature the camera at their CES press conference, but they might sneak it in!