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Fuji X-E1 wins the Photokina STAR 2012 award

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And here it comes the first price for the new Fuji X-E1! Read the following official Fuji press release:

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce the second X series interchangeable lens camera FUJIFILM X-E1 has won the “photokina STAR 2012” award sponsored by PHOTO PRESSE and “digit!” magazines traditionally awarded at Photokina. The photokina STAR award honors products and concepts that stand out for their innovative nature and their trendsetting technologies.
Following hot on the heels of the highly acclaimed FUJIFILM X-Pro1, the X-E1 boasts the same 16 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor with top-class OLED electronic viewfinder, a smaller body with built-in flash and the same X mount for the FUJINON XF lens series.
With its convenient portable size and fast autofocus speed with the kit zoom lens XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS, the X-E1 promises to be an exciting addition to the X series range. Due to hit the market in autumn this year, and available in two variations Silver and Black, the attractive classical design of the X-E1 interchangeable lens camera will have wide appeal.

Source Fuji.

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A Fuji news roundup!

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Good Morning!

Photokina is over and it’s time to give you a couple of links I didn’t post in these busy days. On top you can watch a video showing the X-E1 focusing speed. Than we have Photokina hands-on pictures by DC.watch. XF1 first impression review at Digitalcamerainfo. Prototype X lens hands-on at Photographyblog.

A FR reader (Tanks!) sent us the first European X-E1 and XF1 preorder link found at Wexphotographic UK (Click here). Feel free to send me more links if you find them! At Fujrumor@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

UPDATE: Our reader Peter found these three Swedish store links: Cyberport, Rajalaproshop, Fotokungen.

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Fuji denies current XF lenses can work on a Full Frame camera!

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X PRO 1 viewfinder video with the 18-55mm zoom lens.

As you know yesterday Amateur Photographer reported that Hiroshi Kawahara from Fuji said ” “the covering circle of Fuji’s current X-series lenses is large enough to accommodate full frame.” But today Dpreview posted an interview with the same Hiroshi Kawahara and he said that current “XF lenses could not be used with a full-frame sensor“. Amateur Photogrpaher misinterpreted the words from Hiroshi Kawahara. That we will never know.

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Fuji manager admits that they may go Full Frame!

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Amateur Photographer interviewed Mr. Hiroshi Kawahara from Fuji. And he confirmed that “Fujifilm technicians are seriously investigating the possible launch of a full-frame compact system camera (CSC) and are focusing on the sensor and processor that would be required.” Mr Kawahara also confirmed that “the covering circle of Fuji’s current X-series lenses is large enough to accommodate full frame.” The problem is that current wide angle lenses would not cover the full FF area.

That would be a huge move from Fuji! Although it’s a bit pity that current wide angle lenses will never work on a FF X camera. I guess they have to launch a complete new series of FF compatible lenses. Question is…when will they do it?

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