Fujifilm has launched the XF1, a 12MP classically styled compact camera. Equipped with a 25-100mm equivalent, F1.8-4.9 image-stabilized lens and a 2/3″ CMOS sensor, this camera uses Fujifilm’s EXR technology to offer improved noise or dynamic range modes. The camera features a synthetic leather grip in one of three colors, and has a unique retracting mechanical zoom ring.
The rear display is 3 inches in size and features a 460k-dot resolution. The ISO sensitivity can be set from 100 through 12800, and the XF1 records video at 1080p30 quality. Fuji claims that it can start and shoot in 0.55 seconds, requires only 0.16 seconds to lock focus, and can capture photos at 10 frames per second. Raw shooting is supported, and there is an in-camera Raw converter.
The XF1 will ship in October. It is priced at $499.95.