The Fuji X100 was upgraded and received a massive speed boost
by klock75 | on January 15, 2013
The new Fuji X100S looks just like the X100, only that it’s better. Much better. The S in the name stands for speed, according to the Wired magazine’s coverage of Fuji at CES 2013. It’s the Fuji X100 update.
On the outside, the X100S looks just like its predecessor, but on the inside, it is optimized for speed and precision. The camera’s enhanced speed comes from a powerful processor, the EXR Processor II and the APS-C X-Trans CMOS II feature. Upgrades include improvements to operational and autofocus speed. The camera can also be fitted with some worthy lens, such as the Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed focal length lens, which is the equivalent of the 35 mm/135 format. The lens is made of high refractive index glass, and features front group focusing and Super EBC coating, which allows it to take clear, ghost-free images. The lens also has a built in neutral-density filter that’s equivalent to three stops.
Fujifilm X100S / Fuji X100S First Look Preview at CES 2013
Video source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRxAth_BrCo
The new Fuji X100S will focus in just 0.8 seconds and shoot six frames per second in 14bit-Raw format, says the Wired report. It also comes with a hybrid-viewfinder that allows you to capture dynamic objects in motion, as well as 1080p video. Wired Magazine hails the new gadget as the camera that can actually snap a picture faster than your toddler can run out of frame.
The Fuji X100S will be available in stores starting with March 2013, and will have a starting price of $1,300.