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Fujifilm announces X20 Premium Digital Camera which delivers the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its class

FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the new FUJIFILM X20 digital camera that improves on the highly-acclaimed FUJIFILM X10 with an advanced 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and the EXR Processor II to deliver the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its class (up to 0.06 seconds). The X20 also receives a newly-developed, advanced optical viewfinder with a Digital Trans Panel that displays critical imaging information syncing perfectly with the manual zoom lens.

The X20 achieves improvements in reduced noise, as well as higher resolution due to its new X-Trans CMOS II Sensor. By combining the X-Trans filter array and removal of the Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) the X20 delivers 30% better noise reduction compared to the FUJIFILM X10 and 20% higher image resolution over the FUJIFILM X10.

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“The new FUJIFILM X20 blends the award-winning performance of the X-Series with a classic design and easy operation for a truly pleasing photographic experience,” said Go Miyazaki, president and chief operating officer, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “By incorporating a new sensor and new processor with features like phase detection and an Intelligent Hybrid autofocus system, the X20 achieves amazing speed and razor sharp image quality every time.”

The FUJIFILM X20 provides High Precision F2.0-2.8 4x Manual Zoom Lens that that is made up of 11 glass elements in 9 groups, including 3 double-sided aspherical elements and 2 extra-low dispersion elements. The lens also uses FUJINON’s proprietary HT-EBC coating to effectively control flare and ghosting from appearing on images for consistent image clarity.

The X20 has a smooth optical 4x manual zoom lens barrel that allows users to determine precise composition quickly. And in Super Macro mode, users can get as close as 0.39” from a subject, for stunning close-up shots. The X20 also uses a unique image stabilization mechanism that shifts 5 lens elements to compensate for camera shake by up to 4 stops, while also effectively preventing motion blur and reducing vignette effect and loss of image resolution that usually occurs during camera shake. The FUJIFILM X20 uses a 7 diaphragm blade system that enables users to create a beautiful soft ‘bokeh’ effect to make subjects stand out against a soft background.

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The FUJIFILM X 20 cameras uses Advanced X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and EXR Processor II. It features a newly-developed 12MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a highly randomized and unique color filter array that eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter that produces beautiful, high resolution images with edge to edge clarity. The 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor in the X20 achieves excellent sensitivity and is coupled with the advanced signal processing of the EXR Processor II to reduce noise by more than 30% compared to conventional digital cameras in the category.

The FUJIFILM X20 provides the Fastest Autofocus in Class. It now features built-in phase detection that achieves the world’s fastest auto focus speed in its class as fast as 0.06 seconds, a fast start-up time of only 0.5 seconds, a shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds and a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds. It also features an Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that switches between phase and contrast detection, depending on the subject or scene, to achieve the best balance between speed and focus precision. Using its new Focus Peaking function, the X20 highlights high contrast areas of subjects for precise focusing while using manual focus mode, so that users can achieve perfect focus every time.

The FUJIFILM X20 has a bright optical viewfinder that features a newly-developed Digital Trans Panel that clearly displays shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focusing area and other shooting information. The X20’s advanced viewfinder also synchronizes with the 4x manual zoom lens so that users can accurately compose shots using the viewfinder even when the focal length is constantly changing. The Digital Trans Panel automatically switches the color of information in the shooting frame according to the scene and shooting conditions. Normally displayed in black, shooting information is automatically displayed by green LEDs for enhanced visibility in especially dark scenes.

The features like Film Simulation Modes and Artistic Filters add to the brilliancy of this camera. To give users even more creative possibilities, the X20 also features Fujifilm’s proprietary Film Simulation mode which includes ten film simulation options that replicate the results achieved by Fujifilm color reversal films (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA) and professional color negative films (PRO Neg. Std / PRO Neg. Hi), along with three B/W filter effects (Ye filter, R filter and G filter).

The X20 also has Advanced Filter functions for additional artistic functionality, including Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Partial Color, Soft Focus, High Key and Low Key. Users can also choose a separate Multiple Exposure function that combines two separate subjects into one photo, perfect for adding people into photos that they had missed. A new Movie Scene Recognition feature automatically recognizes six types of scenes and optimizes settings for sharp results in a variety of shooting conditions. Additionally, the X20’s Intelligent Hybrid AF feature operates during the X20’s full HD 1080p video up to 60 fps in a high-bit rate for smooth movie capture with reduced noise and sharp clarity.

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The FUJIFILM X20 is manufactured from a strong, yet lightweight, die-cast magnesium alloy, and the upper controls and camera base are superbly designed and add a sense of style and elegance. The mode dial and zoom ring have been ergonomically placed and precision-milled from solid aluminum for outstanding usability.

FUJIFILM X20 is equipped with a Sharp LCD Screen and the brilliant “Q” Menu System. Composing and viewing images on the FUJIFILM X20’s LCD screen is easy and clear due to its high-contrast, 460k dot, 2.8” premium screen that has a wide viewing-angle and an enhanced GUI menu system. The menu system in the X20 receives Fujifilm’s latest Q “Quick” button feature that allows users to quickly call up a wide-range of frequently-used settings, and the programmable Fn (Function) button allows users to assign commonly-used functions at the touch of a button. The X20 also features an Advanced SR Auto mode, which detects not only the main subject but also whether it is moving or stationary to automatically optimize the focus, exposure, ISO and other settings.

FUJIFILM X20 key features:

  • NEW 12 MP 2/3” X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • Improved EXR Processor II
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF in 0.06 seconds
  • Fast start-up time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shutter time lag of 0.01 seconds
  • Advanced Optical Viewfinder with a Digital Trans Panel and information overlay
  • FUJINON F2.0-2.8 lens 4x manual zoom lens
  • 2.8” Premium Clear LCD (460k dots)
  • Pop-up Super Intelligent Flash
  • Super Macro mode to .039”
  •  Focus Peaking function
  • Motion Panorama 360
  • Advanced Filters
  • “Q” button for frequently used menu items
  • Function (Fn) button
  • Multiple Exposure
  • New GUI showing the level of manual zoom, aperture and shutter speed
  • Advanced SR AUTO mode with 64 shooting patterns
  • Full HD video 1080p at 60fps
  • Manual focus available during video recording
  • Output for Stereo Microphone
  • Film Simulation mode
  • Electronic level
  • Live histogram

FUJIFILM X20 Accessories

  • Leather case LC-X20
  • Lens Hood and Protector Filter LHF-X20
  • TTL Flash – three types of FUJIFILM clip-on flash
  • External stereo microphone MIC-ST1

The FUJIFILM X20 will be available March 2013 at the price of $599.95, and will be available in black and a two-tone silver and black.

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Fujifilm announces new flagship HS50EXR Bridge Camera that has the World’s Fastest In-Class Autofocus Speed

Fujifilm announced new Flagship HS50EXR Bridge camera that delivers the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its class and with its long zoom, powerful features and compact design, gives consumers a compelling alternative to expensive DSLR kits. The new flagship FinePix HS50EXR features a manual zoom lens for high precision zooming over a huge 42x focal length range (24-1000mm) and a new ½” EXR CMOS II sensor with phase detection that achieves the world’s fastest autofocus speed in its class of just 0.05 seconds.

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Fujifilm HS50EXR

“The new HS50EXR bridge camera gives consumers a truly amazing autofocus speed of just 0.05 seconds and a wide range of shooting features in an all-in-one design that is more economical and easier to use than expensive and heavy DSLR kits,” said David Troy, director of marketing, Digital Cameras, Electronic Imaging Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “With the HS50EXR, users can capture everything from beautiful wide angle landscape shots to sharp telephoto pictures with its powerful 42x zoom and Optical image Stabilization – no shot will be too far away again.”

The camera’s key feature is the Manual newly developed 42x Optical Zoom Lens (24-1000mm) that offers the precision of a manual zoom and stunning optical performance for beautiful high resolution images. The HS50EXR can shoot Super Macrophotography as close as 0.39” all the way through 24mm wide-angle up to 1000mm telephoto, a range that of focal lengths that would require several different lenses on a DSLR camera. To ensure premium image quality, the HS50EXR lens uses aspherical, ED and cemented elements and achieves blur reduction with Optical Image Stabilization, over the entire aperture range of F2.8 to F5.6. The lens features 17 elements in total, 15 of which have FUJINON’s Super EBC coating on both sides to reduce ghosting and flare in challenging low light situations.

New EXR CMOS II Sensor with Phase Detection provides a real High Performance to the camera. The HS50EXR boasts the latest FUJIFILM EXR 16MP ½” EXR CMOS II sensor, as well as the EXR Processor II, which has faster processing speeds compared to the previous generation EXR processor. The HS50EXR now includes built-in phase detection to achieve an incredibly fast autofocus speed of just 0.05 seconds in fastest conditions, along with a new Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that automatically selects between phase detection autofocus or contrast autofocus in low light to ensure the optimal focus system is used for sharp, vibrant images.

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Fujifilm HS50EXR

The new EXR CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II make the HS50EXR a truly powerful camera when it comes to capturing moving objects. In addition to the 0.05 seconds autofocus speed, it also achieves a start-up time of 0.5 seconds, and interval time between shots of just 0.5 seconds. And by using the Continuous Shooting mode, the HS50EXR can shoot in burst mode of 11fps at the full 16MP resolution (up to 5 frames) and seamless 5.5fps shooting at 8MP resolution. Combined, these technologies mean that you will never miss that crucial shot, no matter how fast your subject is moving.

The HS50EXR also uses a new Focus Peaking feature in manual focus mode to help photographers by highlighting high contrast areas of a subject and provides a guide for focusing in situations where it is difficult to tell whether the subject is correctly focused.

The HS50EXR allows to take Full HD Movie 1080p/60fps with continuous phase detection AF and stereo sound . With built in stereo microphone it has become the ideal camera for the budding cinematographer. With the presence of EXR CMOS II sensor, the HS50EXR is capable of full HD movie recording (1080p) at up to 60 frames per second. Connect an external microphone to the dedicated input and you can get amazing sound to rival the image quality. If you want to be more creative you can record lower resolution movies at up to 480 frames per second – and capture some amazing slow motion action. The Phase Detection pixel technology and scene recognition modes also work while recording movies to ensure that your video stays sharply focused on the subject.

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Fujifilm HS50EXR

The HS50EXR features a 920k dot 3.0” Variable Angle LCD Screen, highly detailed electronic viewfinder (EVF) that is perfect for helping users frame a subject, even in bright sunlight. And for challenging low or high shots, the HS50EXR has a useful 3.0” variable-angle 920k dot LCD screen that folds out and flips around for easy viewing and shooting.

The HS50EXR features several Film Simulation Modes. Users can choose from ten different modes which simulate the effects of traditional Fujifilm films, including color reversal film effects (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA), as well as create Multiple Exposures by combining two separate subjects into one photo.

 

The HS50EXR also features Advanced Filter functions including:

  • Pop Color – emphasizes contrast and color saturation
  • Toy Camera – create shaded borders as if you were taking a photo on a toy camera
  • Miniature – adds top and bottom blur for a diorama or miniature effect
  • Dynamic Tone – create a fantasy effect by dynamically-modulated tonal reproduction
  • Partial Color – retain one selected original color and change the rest of the photo to black and white
  • High Key – enhance brightness and reduce contrast to lighten tonal reproduction
  • Low Key – create uniformly dark tones with few areas of emphasized highlights
  • Soft Focus – blur the focus of the image edges to create a softer effect

FinePix HS50EXR Key features:

  • FUJINON 42x optical manual zoom (F/2.8-5.6 24-1000mm) with Optical Image Stabilization, and up to 84x with Intelligent Digital Zoom
  • 16MP ½” EXR-CMOS II sensor with Phase Detection AF and EXR Processor II
  •  Intelligent Hybrid AF : 0.05 seconds; world’s fastest
  • Continuous shooting:11fps at full resolution (max 5 frames), 5.5fps at 8M
  • Start-up time of 0.5 seconds
  • Shooting interval of 0.5 seconds
  • 108 EXR Auto shooting patterns
  • Full HD movie 1080P/60fps with continuous phase detection AF and stereo sound
  •  3.0” Variable-Angle LCD screen (920K-dot)
  • High Resolution EVF (920K-dot) with eye sensor
  • “Q” button for direct control of settings
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • Focus Peaking function on the LCD screen
  • RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG image capture modes)
  • Advanced Filters
  • External microphone input (microphones sold separately)
  • Hotshoe attachment for the use of external flash
  • Lithium Ion battery with up to 500 shots per charge

 

Within the FinePix HS-Series, Fujifilm is also introducing the new FinePix HS35EXR. The HS35EXR features a 16MP ½-inch EXR CMOS Sensor and 30X manual zoom to offer tremendous versatility at a great value.

 

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Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm HS35EXR | PixelBing
Fujifilm HS35EXR

FinePix HS35EXR Key features list:

  • FUJINON 30x optical manual zoom (F/2.8-5.6 24-720mm), and up to 60x with Intelligent Digital Zoom
  • 16MP ½” EXR CMOS sensor
  • Full HD movie 1080p/30fps with stereo sound
  • 3.0” Tilting LCD screen (460K-dot)
  • High Resolution EVF (920K-dot) with eye sensor
  • Super Macro to 0.39”
  • Manual exposure control (P/S/A/M modes)
  • RAW shooting (RAW, JPEG, RAW+JPEG image capture modes)
  • 6 Advanced Filters (TOY CAMERA / MINIATURE / POP COLOR / HIGH-KEY / DYNAMIC TONE / PARTIAL COLOR )
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    Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • Hot shoe attachment for the use of external flash
  • Lithium Ion battery with up to 600 shots per charge

 

The FinePix HS50EXR and HS35EXR will be available in March 2013 at the price of $549.95 and $399.95 respectively.