New Firmware Update from FujiFilm

Fujifilm has announced a set of firmware updates for its X-Pro1 and X-E1 mirrorless cameras. Versions 2.05 for the X-Pro1 and 1.06 for the X-E1 offer compatibility with lenses that don’t have aperture rings, and allow easier focus area selection when shooting with the eye-level viewfinder.

Fujifilm also promises to improve autofocus speed with existing XF lenses, and add the much-requested ‘focus peaking’ function to aid manual focus in an upcoming firmware update due to be available in late July.

 

Retro Styled Fujifilm X-E1

Fujfilm has just announced a new member of their X-series: the X-E1 digital camera, in black or silver. This camera bridges the gap between the X-Pro1 and X100 by being slightly larger than the X100, but gains the interchangeable lens capabilities of the X-Pro1. Like the X-Pro1, the X-E1 has a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, focal plane shutter, RAW file format support, ISO sensitivity to 25600 and full manual exposure control. The X-E1 also records full-HD videos at 24 frames-per-second.

New from FujiFilm : X-E1 Mirrorless

Fujfilm has just announced a new member of their X-series: the X-E1 digital camera, in black or silver. This camera continues to round out the popular system, favoring retro styling, manual capabilities and high imaging performance. The X-E1 bridges the gap between the X-Pro1 and X100 by being slightly larger than the X100, but gains the interchangeable lens capabilities of the X-Pro1.

FUJIFILM X-E1 key features:

  • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor and EXR Processor Pro
  • FUJIFILM X-Mount
  • Full HD Movie (1920×1080)
  • Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot viewfinder
  • 2.8-inch LCD
  • Built-in pop-up TTL Flash
  • ISO 100 – 25600
  • Film simulation modes (Velvia, ASTIA, PROVIA, Monochrome, Sepia, PRO Neg.Std & PRO Neg.Hi)
  • Approximately 350 shots per battery charge

Complementing the X-E1 and the X-Pro1, Fujifilm has also recently added two new lenses to the lineup, including the first zoom lens to the system.

The XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens (35mm equivalent focal length of 27.4-83.8mm) features built in optical image stabilization for lessening camera shake and image blur. The XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS is composed of 14 elements in 10 groups and includes three aspherical elements and one abnormal dispersion element.

The XF 14mm f/2.8 R lens (35mm equivalent focal length of 21mm) making it the widest Fujinon lens currently available with the X mount. This ultra-wide-angle lens is composed of 10 elements in 7 groups and includes two aspherical elements and three abnormal dispersion elements.

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.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e1/

DP Review has a hands on preview here : http://www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-x-e1/