Fujifilm brings in the X100S and X20

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Cameras, Launch, News

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Published on March 14, 2013 with No Comments

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Fujifilm brings in two of its newest retro-inspired mirrorless cameras to the Philippines, the X100S and X20. As successors of the X100 and X10, both share similarities to their predecessors but have a lot more going on inside. Inside each camera is a newly-developed X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase-detection elements and EXR Process II which increases resolution while reducing the amount of noise captured, comparable to other full-frame sensors.

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X100S

The X100S is touted by Fujifilm to have the fastest autofocus in its class, locking on in as little as 0.08 seconds due to the 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor. It’s got an enhanced manual focus interface that sports a “Digital Split Image” feature which splits the central section of the camera’s live view into four black-and-white stripes of the scene. The stripes line up when the camera is in focus, making it possible to focus while still retaining a full view of the scene. The X100S comes with a FUJINON 23mm f/2.0 lens and a hybrid viewfinder that supports both an optical and an electronic viewfinder that can be switched on an off easily.

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The X100S features some of Fujifilm’s proprietary “Film Simulation Modes” that can simulate some of Fujifilms color reversal films (Velvia / PROVIA / ASTIA), professional color negative filsm (PRO Neg. Std / PRO Neg. Hi), monochrome filters (monochrome, Ye filter, R filter, and G filter), and sepia. Along with those film simulation features, the camera also has eight filter options to choose from: Pop Color, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Partial Color, High Key, Soft Key, and Soft Focus. In addition the camera also has a Multiple Exposure feature wherein you can combine two separate images for a special effect.

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X20

The X20 packs similar features in a more pocket friendly price, sporting an advanced optical viewfinder, a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor, and a FUJINON f/2.0-2.8, 4x zoom lens. It isn’t as fast as its big brother, though it achieves autofocus in as little as 0.06 seconds. It sports the same Film Simulation and filter modes as the X100S and has a handy “Q” quick menu button for easy setting adjustments.

Prices have yet to be announced, but they’ll surely carry a premium price with all the features packed into them.