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10:51AM PT – The Fuji press conference at CES kicks off in a little over an hour. We’re expecting to see the Fuji X-Pro1 officially unveiled there. I’m heading to the press conference now.
I’ll have the latest news from the event soon, so keep watching. It kicks off at 12PM PT / 3PM ET.
UPDATES BELOW (Newest stuff at the bottom. And, now there’s a full video at the bottom of the post.)
11:38AM PT – Do0rs open in a few minutes. Quit the crowd gathered here. It’s definitely all about the X-Series though.
11:54AM – We’re in. Wow. Small room. Action happens in about 5 mins.
11:58AM – It’s about to roll. FYI, I’m hoping to have the full video of the event up in a bit. The Internet here in Vegas is taking a beating from 125k or so tech geeks that just descended upon it this week. At times, I’ve wished for something as fast as dial up speeds.
12:03PM – Manny Almeida on stage talking about Fuji’s camera history. Showing lots of old film and digital cameras.
12:05 – Matstake Matsumoto, Fuji Deputy General Manager, on stage about to reveal Fuji X-Pro1.
12:10 – Officially announced now. Casey Baker now up on stage walking through the X-Pro1 tour.
12:13 – Talking about the new 4 new components of the X-Pro system. (1) New XF lenses w/ aspherical and ED components. (2) The X-mount. (3) The X-Trans CMOS sensor. (4) The new hybrid mulit-viewfinder.
12:15 – 1/3 stop aperture adjustments on the lenses.
12:16 – Fujifilm X-mount. Allows an “amazingly thin” optical system. Thin flange back at 17.7mm. 3 new lenses.
12:18 – Low pass filter. There was no moire patterns with film. Building on the thought process of film, the new filter array with a more random pattern.
12:21 – Hybrid VF has been redesigned to work with interchangeable system. Framing lines adapt to view based on the lens.
12:22 – Ships in February.
12:23 – Road to future. 9 new lenses. Super-wide 14mm and zooms as well.
12:24 – Body at around $1700 and lenses around $600. Not final.
12:27 – We’re doing Q&A now. 1/125s sync speed. Focal plane shutter. Bummer.
12:35 – That’s about it for now. I’ll have a full hands-on later today or tomorrow. Gonna drop all the pics in a gallery below.
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