The lens is composed of 16 lenses in 10 groups, including one super ED lens and two ED lenses, delivering “unsurpassed” colour reproduction, three dimensional image quality, as well as ultra-high resolution and rich bokeh, says the company.
This lens is also equipped with five-stop optical image stabilization and a new focus preset function, allowing the photographer to instantly activate focus settings previously saved in the lens memory.
With a rugged, lightweight magnesium alloy lens barrel designed to be dust and weather-resistant, the lens is said to be capable of operating in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.
The front lens element has a fluorine coating designed to repel water and dirt.
Fujifilm notes the lens offers silent, high-speed autofocus operation and a new mechanism to fix linear motor position.
Made with magnesium alloy, ensuring a robust, durable body.
Dust and weather-resistant design capable of operating in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.
Also added to the lineup is a new Fujinon Teleconverter, the GF1.4X TC WR, designed for use with the new 250mm lens, giving approximately 277 mm (in 35mm format equivalent), without compromising image quality.
That’s not all. The MCEX-18G WR and MCEX-45G WR Macro Extension Tubes further expand the range of macro photography and are compatible with all existing GF lenses.
The Fujinon GF250 mm f/4 R LM OIS WR lens will be available in late May for $4,124.99. The Fujinon Teleconverter GF1.4X TC WR will be available in late May for $1,059.99. Macro Extension Tubes MCEX-18G WR and MCEX-45G WR will both be available in late May for $409.99.
The Fujifilm X-A5, sporting the new Fujinon XC15-45 mm lens, is the lightest camera-zoom lens combination within the X Series lineup, says the company. The new 15-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens is the first electric powered zoom lens for X Mount digital cameras.
Available in three colours of synthetic leather, the X-A5 is equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology for quick and easy image transfer and allows for a broader range of video capabilities with its 4K output.
The camera features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor equipped with phase detection autofocus and a newly developed image processing engine with a processing speed 1.5 times faster than that of previous models, says the company. The X-A5 is claimed to achieve outstanding image quality and outperforms previous models in its scene recognition accuracy and skin tone reproduction.
The X-A5 is the first in the X-A series to feature phase detection pixels, and an intelligent Hybrid AF system that focuses twice as fast as previous models to ensure capture of swiftly moving subjects. With an ISO sensitivity range now up to ISO12800 and extended sensitivity range up to ISO51200, camera shake and noise are significantly reduced.
The camera features a variety of 4K video capabilities. Utilizing the Burst Function, users are able to shoot 15 frames per second in 4K image quality. An HD video function records videos up to quad speed for slow motion clips and a Multi Focus Mode stacks 4K quality images and automatically changes the depth of field setting.
The camera allows for automatic transfer of images and videos to paired smart devices using the free Fujifilm Camera Remote app. The camera is compatible with Instax Share printers to instantly transfer and print images directly from the camera.
There are 11 Film Simulation Modes. In addition, the camera offers 17 variations of Advanced Filters including the new Fog Remove and HDR Art.
The large LCD screen uses new touch-panel GUI, facilitating intuitive operation and is capable of rotating 180 degrees, making the X-A5 perfect for taking high quality selfies. When the panel is rotated 180 degrees, the Rear Command Dial switches to the Zoom and Shutter Release function and automatically activates the Eye AF function for sharp focus on the subject’s eyes. Additionally, the Portrait Enhancer Mode allows for users to select from three levels of skin tone enhancement with easy touchscreen operation.
Also part of the package: in-camera RAW processing; improved battery life (approx. 450 frames)
The Fujifilm X-A5, with 15-45 mm lens, will be available in early February for $749.99. The lens will also be available separately beginning in March.
The XC15-45 mm lens will be available March 15 for $379.99.
Fujifilm’s FinePix XP130 is the newest addition to the rugged XP series. It’s the first in the line to feature the latest Bluetooth technology for easy to use, instant image transfer, and is also equipped with new shooting functions such as an Electronic Level and Eye Detection.
The XP130 is waterproof up to 20 m / 65 feet, shockproof up to 1.75 m / 5.7 feet, freeze proof to -10°C / 14°F and dustproof, and features a protective, double-locking mechanism for the battery compartment.
The camera can instantly transfer images to a smartphone or tablet, while syncing time and location information from the camera to the images. Utilizing the free remote app, users can take advantage of this new feature to quickly and easily share photos and videos. Images can even be transferred from the XP130 directly to an Instax Share printer.
The XP130 is equipped with a 16.4-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens that includes a 28 mm wide-angle setting and according to the company provides unique colour reproduction technology and advanced sharpness. With Intelligent Digital Zoom technology, the optical zoom range can be doubled to 10x, and, utilizing optical image stabilization, the XP130 minimizes the effects of camera shake even in low light conditions.
There’s a 3.0-inch high definition LCD monitor, and the camera’s operation buttons are of optimal size and positioned to enable smooth operation and ease of use even while wearing gloves or holding the camera with one hand.
The XP130 features a new Electronic Level feature that is said to be particularly useful when capturing horizontal subjects. There is also a new Eye Detection feature that is designed to focus on the eyes of the subject. Additional features include Cinemagraph mode that produces still images with moving elements, the Time-Lapse Video function that automatically converts images to video format utilizing the interval timer, the Burst Mode that captures up to 10 fps, and smooth HD video recording of 60 fps.
The Fujifilm FinePix XP130 will be released in March for $239.99.
Fujifilm says its new X-E3 rangefinder style mirrorless digital camera offers outstanding image quality and enhanced handling. The camera features the 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, along with a new image recognition algorithm.
The X-E3 also features a large phase detection autofocus (AF) area and provides enhanced tracking performance for moving subjects. Equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects half the size, or moving twice as fast as previous models.
The camera supports both Full HD and 4K video recording. Videos can be shot with Film Simulations in-camera.
High-speed response times include a start-up time of just 0.4 seconds, shooting interval of 0.25 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and autofocus speed as fast as 0.06 seconds.
This is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth low energy wireless communication. This feature offers the ability to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet for easy transfer of pictures via the free Fujifilm Camera Remote application.
The X-E3 features a high-resolution 3.0 inch static touchscreen LCD monitor. The touchscreen can be used to select the focus area, or focus on a specific point before taking a picture. For playback, users can swipe or scroll through images, double-tap to enlarge, drag an image once enlarged, along with pinch-out and pinch-in sizing. A new Touch Function feature lets users create customized camera functions by swiping left, right, up and down on the touchscreen panel.
The company says the X-E3 is the most compact and lightweight model with a viewfinder within the X Series interchangeable lens camera range. The camera also features a Focus Lever positioned on the rear side of the camera that allows photographers to use joystick-type operations in eight directions to easily select a focus area.
The top plate features two precision-milled aluminum dials, giving the camera a premium feel and allowing users to easily adjust the shutter speed and exposure compensation while maintaining focus while taking a picture. The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the C position for exposure compensation up to ±5 stops. The X-E3 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera can automatically select the optimum settings for a given scene.
4K video can be recorded at [3840 x 2160] 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98P, 100Mbps; continuous recording is up to approximately 10 minutes. Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps, and with Film Simulation effects.
Video can be outputted to an external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone.
The Fujifilm X-E3 will be available in three versions in late September: body only, black or silver; body with XF 18-55 mm lens kit, black or silver; and body with XF 23 mm f/2 R WR lens kit, black or silver.
New from Fujifilm is the XF 80 mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens, the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens in the X Series lineup. The lens features a focal length equivalent to 122 mm (in the 35 mm format).
The lens features an optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses.
The lens has enhanced AF capabilities utilizing a Floating Focus System that suppresses aberration. The lens also supports handheld shooting with Optical Image Stabilization. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens element, making it less susceptible to smudges, water and dirt.
The lens is also designed to be weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.
The Fujinon XF 80 mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens will be available in November.
The company says that, as with all GF lenses, the 45 mm lens is a professional quality lens capable of reproducing rich tones and unique colours.
With a construction of 8 groups and 11 elements using one aspherical lens and two ED lenses, the new lens is said to provide the highest image quality while reducing aberrations. The lens features Nano GI coating to suppress ghosting and flare, and is weather and dust resistant capable of operating in environments as cold as 14°F/-10°C.
The Fujinon GF 45 mm f/2.8 R WR lens will be available in November.
Fujifilm has announced two new Fujinon GF lenses for its GFX 50S medium-format mirrorless digital camera system, the GF110 mm f/2 R LM WR (equivalent to 87 mm) and the GF23 mm f/4 R LM WR (equivalent to 18 mm).
The company notes the G Mount has a short flange back distance of 26.7 mm that reduces the back focus distance as much as possible. This prevents vignetting and achieves edge-to-edge sharpness. All GF lenses have been designed to support sensors of over 100-megapixels.
The company says the 110 mm lens is perfect for portraits, while the 23 mm lens is suited for landscape and architectural photography. Fujifilm states that, despite the super-wide angle of view of the latter lens, distortion is kept to a minimum.
Both new lenses feature fast and quiet autofocus by using a linear motor, are dust and weather resistant, and are capable of operating in environments as cold as 14°F / -10°C.
The 110 mm lens has 14 elements in 9 groups, including 4 ED lens elements: Super ED lens and three ED lenses for suppressed chromatic aberration and high resolution performance all the way to the edges, with a 9 blade aperture. The 23 mm lens has12 groups and 15 elements construction using two aspherical lenses, one super ED lens, and three ED lenses, and uses a 9 blade aperture, plus Nano GI coating to suppress ghosting and flare.
The GF110 mm f/2 R LM WR will be available in late June for $3,599.99 and the GF23 mm f/4 R LM WR will also be available in late June for $3,399.99.
It features 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical ED lens, and has an inner focusing system, driven by a stepping motor for fast and silent autofocusing. The lens is also weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F\-10°C.
Aperture and focusing rings feature precise click stops and smooth damping for easy operation. Super EBC (Super Electron Beam Coating) ensures high performance by reducing both flare and ghosting
The Fujifilm XF 50 mm f/2 R WR (black and silver) will be available in February for $649.99.
Successor to the X-T10, the Fujifilm X-T20 interchangeable lens camera offers a new APS-C sized, 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine. The updated sensor and processor, along with an improved AF algorithm, boost the camera’s startup time and AF performance, dramatically improving its ability to track moving subjects. The X-T20 also has a large tilting touchscreen LCD monitor for multi-angle shooting and responds to quick gestures for a variety of efficient controls and picture review.
There’s also a new video option added to the Drive Dial to enable instantaneous switching from still photo shooting to the video recording mode.
The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the C position for exposure compensation up to ±5 stops, while the LCD monitor uses a tilting touchscreen panel for intuitive operation at almost any angle.
The X-T20 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera chooses the optimum settings for a given scene.
The new sensor’s enhanced signal processing technology has even greater control over digital noise with an improved ISO sensitivity of ISO 12800 available as a regular ISO option. At ultra-high ISO settings, says the company, the camera produces low-noise images, with deep blacks and smooth tones, delivering beautiful images even in low light conditions.
The camera also has a Grain Effect function for reproducing distinctive graininess seen in photographs taken with film cameras. The function can be set to Strong or Weak, and can be combined with any of the Film Simulation modes.
The company also says the camera reproduces warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green foliage.
It has a compact body made from magnesium alloy. The top plate features three precision-milled aluminum dials which give the X-T20 a premium feel and allow users to easily adjust the aperture, shutter speed and shooting functions.
The X-T20 features a 3.0-inch, 1.04-million-dot tilting TFT color LCD touchscreen monitor. It uses a capacitive touchscreen panel. Users can also opt to use the LCD monitor as a touchscreen to easily access shooting and playback modes. When shooting with the X-T20, you can use the touchscreen to select the focus area, focus on a specific point, and combine the actions of focusing and shooting in succession.
For playback, users can enjoy swipe to scroll through images, double-tap to enlarge, drag the image once enlarged, along with pinch-out and pinch-in sizing.
The X-T20 has an expanded number of focusing points, up from 49 in the previous model to 91 (up to 325 points). Approximately 40 percent of the imaging area (the centre area containing 49 focusing points) is covered with phase detection AF pixels to form a fast and precise phase detection AF area.
By redesigning the AF algorithm from the ground up, the X-T20 can now autofocus more accurately on points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine details such as bird feathers and animal fur, Fujifilm suggests. The read speed of the Contrast AF system has been doubled compared to the previous model to enable faster and more accurate autofocusing. During video recording, the AF point transitions smoothly to track a moving subject to create natural looking footage.
Users can choose from a Single Point mode, useful when accurate focusing on a subject is required, and a Zone mode that allows them to select a 3×3, 5×5 or 7×7 zone out of the 91-point AF area. The centrally positioned 3×3 and 5×5 zones, in particular, deliver fast focusing thanks to the on-sensor phase detection AF. The Wide/Tracking mode is a combination of the Wide mode (during AF-S), in which the camera automatically identifies and tracks the area in focus across the 91-point AF area, and the predictive Tracking mode (during AF-C), which uses the entire 91-point area to continue tracking a subject. This feature enables continuous focusing on a subject that is moving up and down, left and right or towards and away from the camera.
The X-T20 features an AF-C Custom setting, which enhances focus tracking performance when shooting in the Continuous AF (AF-C) mode. In the AF-C Custom setting, users can choose from five AF presets:
- Preset 1 (standard setting for multi-purpose) is a standard setting that can be applied when shooting moving subjects as a whole. It is similar to the conventional AF-C setting, and is selected by default when no AF-C Custom setting is specified.
- Preset 2 (ignore obstacles & continue to track subject) is suitable when obstacles are likely to come into a selected focus area, blocking a subject.
- Preset 3 (for accelerating / decelerating subjects) is best suited to situations such as motorsports, which involves a subject that makes major speed changes including rapid acceleration or deceleration. It is particularly effective when using linear motor-driven lenses capable of high-speed AF.
- Preset 4 (for suddenly appearing subjects) gives focusing priority to a subject closest to the camera in the selected focus area, so as to swiftly focus on a subject that suddenly comes into the frame.
- Preset 5 (for erratically moving & accelerating or decelerating subjects) is suitable for shooting field sports in which subjects accelerate or decelerate rapidly, and also move erratically.
4K video can be recorded at [3840 x 2160] 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98P, 100Mbps
Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps, and with Film Simulation effects
The company says Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) image processing technology corrects optical defects such as diffraction to achieve edge-to-edge sharpness and a realistic three-dimensional effect.
The Fujifilm X-T20 body (black and silver) will be available in February $1,199.99. The X-T20 body with XF 18-55 mm lens kit will be available for $1,599.99; the X-T20 body with XC 16-50 mm lens kit will be available for $1,299.99.