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The XF1 features a high-definition FUJINON 25mm wide angle F1.8 lens with 4x manual zoom lens. The lens has new HT-EBC (High-Transmittance EBC) coating on all lens surfaces that dramatically reduces flare for crystal clear images, as well as image stabilization to eliminate camera shake without compromising resolution around the edges of the image. With this extraordinary lens, the XF1 can shoot in low light without boosting sensitivity by using high shutter speeds to prevent camera shake and stop subject motion – all without the need for flash.
Lightweight, durable aluminum body parts and synthetic leather covering enhance the feel of the camera in the hand, with texture that resembles genuine leather.
A touch of the zoom ring lets you select any of three camera configurations. In portable mode, the lens retracts fully inside the body, minimizing camera size. In standby mode, the lens partially extends but remains closed. Then, with one more touch of the ring, activate the camera into shooting mode.
The harmony of aluminum and leather creates a unique impression of luxury. In addition to its distinctive looks, the XF1 is also light-weight, durable, and a pleasure to hold.
When bright sunlight makes composing or viewing the monitor difficult, you can use the E-Fn button to easily switch to the "Monitor Sunlight Mode" Turn on the "monitor sunlight mode" by holding down the E-Fn button. Enjoy comfortable framing and review of shots on the large 3-inch high-contrast 460,000-dot LCD monitor made by tempered glass.
The XF1's fast f/1.8 lens allows poorly-lit subjects to be photographed without raising sensitivity levels, keeping noise to a minimum. Its aperture of f/1.8 with a construction that features 7 lens elements in 6 groups. All elements are subjected to Electron Beam Coating process.
The bright f/1.8 lens lets you capture quality pictures not normally possible with a compact camera. Noise is kept to a minimum without boosting sensitivity, while camera shake and subject motion are prevented due to high shutter speeds. And thanks to the large aperture, you can also create attractive "bokeh" blurred background effects.
With a maximum aperture of f/1.8 at the wide angle setting and a six-blade aperture diaphragm, the XF1's lens delivers beautiful defocused blur. Together with macro capabilities to within just 3cm of your subject, that means huge photographic potential in a highly compact body.
Featuring state-of-the-art technologies including aspherical elements and high refractive index glass, the XF1's lens boasts a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture and a slim profile that would be virtually impossible with conventional lens designs. Another important feature is Optical Image Stabilization, which shifts one group of four elements to minimize camera shake without compromising resolution around the edges of the image, a common problem with conventional stabilization systems.
The slim-line lens achieves its aperture of f/1.8 with a construction that features 7 lens elements in 6 groups (4 aspherical and 3 extra low dispersion lenses) By using 4 high-performance aspherical lenses, the FUJIFILM XF1 delivers sharp image quality with rich resolution. These lenses also contribute to a more compact overall lens configuration.
3 ED lenses have been employed for their low dispersion and effective reduction of chromatic aberrations. By preventing color fringing and reducing contrast, the FUJIFILM XF1 lens captures images with superb accuracy across the zoom range from wide angle to telephoto. From wide angle to telephoto, and from the centre of the image to the edges, the FUJIFILM XF1's optical performance is designed to capture images with exceptional sharpness of detail and color fidelity in every scene.
With its built-in optical (lens shift type) image stabilization function the XF1 will correct your image for any blurring that occurs when photographing moving objects. You will get a clear image without blurring in all kinds of scenes.
High Transmittance EBC (Electron Beam Coating) is FUJINON's unique wide-band technology developed for FUJINON broadcast-use lenses. The XF1 is the first compact camera to use the High Transmittance EBC for double sides of all glass lenses. Because highly refractive glass bends light rays more sharply than conventional optical glass, it creates greater potential for reflections which can cause ghosting and flare. HT-EBC technology effectively minimizes this stray light, assuring sharp, clear images under even the most demanding conditions.
EXR Auto with Motion Detection instantly recognizes 58 types of scene, automatically optimizes every setting from exposure to white balance, and switches to the ideal sensor mode for the scene and subject: HR High Resolution for well-lit conditions, SN High Sensitivity/Low Noise mode for low light, and DR Dynamic Range mode for high-contrast scenes.
Frames captured with high-speed continuous shooting at high sensitivity are overlapped to create a single optimum image, keeping noise to an absolute minimum. Image blur is minimized, even when camera is hand-held.
When shooting dark scenes, Advanced Anti Blur adds the power of EXR CMOS and Multi Frame technology to combine 4 frames into a single, sharp blur-free image with remarkably low noise. The FUJIFILM XF1 recognizes the background and identifies moving objects to optimize focus, brightness and other settings.
Delivers the best results of the sunset as it intelligently recognizes the scene emphasizing the vividness of the colors and the depth of the scene with the EXR sensor mode automatically switched to Dynamic Range to capture the high contrast involved in the scene.
The XF1 takes the guesswork out of recording movies with a new Movie Scene Recognition function. Automatically optimizing settings for a variety of shooting conditions, Movie Scene Recognition combines with Face Tracking AF to give you crisp, colorful HD movies with impressive stereo sound.
In the XF1, FUJIFILM brings its unique EXR CMOS pixel array to a larger 2/3-inch sensor. Because each pixel is larger, it can capture more light, dramatically reducing false color artifacts and noise at high sensitivities. Plus, thanks to further speed improvements in high-performance CMOS technology, you'll enjoy rapid continuous shooting as well as high-resolution video.
Locking on to your subject in as little as 0.16 seconds, High Speed Contrast Detection AF captures even spur-of-the-moment shots with sharp clarity at maximum 4x zoom. And unlike conventional premium digital cameras, the XF1 autofocus system reacts quickly even in low light, making it possible to shoot high-quality hand-held photos indoors or at night.
Working in tandem with the 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor, the EXR processor helps take image quality to a new level. The fast, powerful twin CPU EXR Core is reconfigurable, meaning it instantly adapts to complex processing needs. The benefits: superb quality still photographs, rapid-fire continuous shooting, and true high-resolution video.
Unlike power zoom, the XF1's zoom ring provides direct manual controls, keeping the zoom action very smooth. The 4x optical zoom is complemented by a super resolution digital zoom up to 8x.
For telephoto shots beyond the 4x optical zoom range, Intelligent Digital Zoom doubles your zoom to the equivalent of 8x zoom and delivers excellent sharpness and detail.
The E-Fn extended function button lets you customize your XF1 to offer immediate access to your most-used controls. One touch and the monitor displays a menu of six items of your choice. Full control, at your fingertips!
Two exposures of the same scene are saved in Multi-Picture Format (MPO) to create convincing images that appear to have been shot in real 3D. An overlapping guide on the LCD screen provides assistance for positioning the exposures, making it easy for anyone to create impressive 3D effects. And FUJIFILM's proprietary high-resolution 3D print system produces natural, beautiful 3D prints from images captured with the FUJIFILM XF1.
Just sweep the camera right-left or up-down to shoot giant panoramas up to 360°. When you view the panorama playing back on your camera or personal computer, you can enjoy a seamless panorama image with both ends stitched together to create a “cylinder” view.
Now you can take flash photos — even macro shots — without flash washout. Smart flash control captures all subjects in clear detail over an extended flash range, from 7.4m for wide-angle shots to 2.7m when using the telephoto zoom.
Simulate the distinctive look of 5 different types with just a touch of a button. Modeled on Fujifilm brands loved by professional photographers, each breathes life into your image with a quality that previously only film could capture. Powerful mode for any subject. Produce colors with the natural tone of PROVIA film, trusted by professional photographers. Mode for distinctive saturation and the colors of Velvia. Produce the vivid colors of subjects in photos with great sharpness and color tones. Mode for soft, fine, smooth tonality. Fidelity of huge and soft tone are the features of this mode. Capture the dramatic honesty of your image in black and white. Create a sense of nostalgia with the warm brown antique tones of Sepia.
This focus-bracketing mode emulates the gentle, out-of-focus background look of a DSLR when shooting portraits or macro subjects. A single press of the shutter first takes an exposure focused on the main subject, then additional exposures at different focus points. This produces a final image emphasizing the sharply focused subject against a soft, out-of-focus background.
Ideal for shooting non-moving subjects in low light, this mode automatically takes a series of four high-sensitivity and low-noise exposures and then combines them into an image with less noise than the single exposures.
Don't wait until you get home to start choosing which pictures to upload to Facebook. Start the process in camera by tagging the pictures you want to share. The next time you connect to your home computer your images will upload automatically. The same goes for movie clips too, which can also be uploaded to YouTube.