Fujifilm is predicted to release a new Fujifilm X-S1 digital camera at next year’s CES conference, which they claim is ”The bridge camera, reinvented”. This camera comes with a Fujinon 26x optical zoom with a 24 – 624mm range, a 2/3-inch EXR CMOS sensor, a fixed 26x lens (f/2.8 – 5.6), 1440k pixels EVF, the 62mm filter measurement, stereo microphones, also video recording feature support and looks rather a lot like a DSLR with metal dials and a rubberised coating.
There’s no need to worry about the cameras’ close-up capability though as it packs a super-macro mode capable of shooting distances as close as 1cm.
Movie-makers are also well catered for; The Fujifilm XS1 shoots full HD at 30fps and all with full stereo sound to-boot. For difficult filming/shooting locations the camera has a tilt able 3-inch screen complete with a daylight display mode for bright outside conditions. It also has a 0.47 inch wide-angle electronic viewfinder, designed to reduce eye strain.
Due to be launched in February 2012 in the UK, the Fujifilm X-S1 digital camera will have an estimated selling price of £699, which translates into a rather hefty 1,087 US (811.8 EUR).