Fujifilm has launched two new cameras in India in its X series – the X100S and the X20. The X100S is a high-speed successor to the X100 with what Fujifilm is calling the world's fastest AF of 0.08 seconds. The X20 is the much improved successor to the X10.
The X100S features Fujifilm's 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a highly randomized colour filter arrangement, that supposedly makes the sensor’s performance comparable to full-frame output. Featuring phase detection and Intelligent Hybrid AF, the Fujifilm X100S can switch to Contrast AF, dependent on the demands of subject or scene.
The X100S's Hybrid Viewfinder combines both an Optical and an Electronic Viewfinder. It also offers a “Digital Split Image” feature, which displays dual images on the left and right to be lined up for manual focusing. This enables accurate focusing especially when working with an open aperture or macro shooting. The camera features the Fujinon 23mm F2 lens. The Fujifilm X100S is priced at Rs. 74,999 (MRP) in India.
The Fujfilm X20 has a 12MP 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor, powered by the EXR Processor II. It features an Advanced Optical Viewfinder with real time shooting data for improved usability and a bright view. The X-Trans CMOS II sensor used on the X20 also has built-in phase detection for high-speed AF in as little as 0.06 seconds. The X20 also features a high precision F2.0-2.8 4x manual barrel zoom great for Bokeh effect, apart from offering a Super Macro mode (1cm). The Fujfilm X20 has been priced at Rs. 39,999 (MRP) in India.
According to Fujilfilm, both the X100S and X20 cameras also sport features like Advanced Filter functions, Fujifilm's proprietary ‘Film Simulation Modes’ and Full HD movie recording.
Mr. Rohit Pandit, EVP – Sales & Marketing, Fujifilm India says ‘I am delighted that X100S and X20 are now available in India to the professional & high end amateur photographers who want to achieve premium quality images with the comfort of a compact camera. Also, from the technology point of view, one of the best feature in these cameras is the Hybrid Autofocus (Phase Detection along with Contrast Detection) which helps in achieving the world’s fastest autofocus “