Fuji INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Film Camera Announced

Fuji Instax Mini 8

The Fuji Instax Mini 8 is the next instant film camera in the Instax family due out early 2013.

The Instax Mini 8 uses the same credit card sized photos as found in other Instax Mini models, like the Mini 7S and Mini 25.  The Instax Mini 8 will be available in five different colors: pink, blue, yellow, white and black.

Expect to see more on this analog camera at CES 2013.

Fuji XF1 Retro Compact Officially Unveiled

Fuji XF1

Fuji has taken the wraps off of its latest X-series camera, the XF1 compact camera.

The new XF1 is a retro take on the compact camera – styled much like the current X100, X-Pro1 and X-E1.

The Fuji XF1 features a 12MP 2/3-inch CMOS sensor and optical image stabilization on its 4x zoom lens (25-100mm equivalent).  The lens offers a variable aperture of f/1.8-4.9 and a manual zoom ring.  Other features include full HD video capture and 360-degree panoramic images.

 Fuji XF1 Key Features

  • 12MP EXR CMOS 2/3-Inch Sensor
  • High Quality Fujinon 4x F1.8-4.9 Manual Zoom Lens
  • 3.0-Inch LCD (460k-dot res)
  • Full HD Video Capture
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Full Manual Controls
  • ISO 100-12800
  • Macro Shooting to 3cm
  • Motion Panorama 360-degree
  • In-Camera RAW Converter

The Fuji XF1 should be available in October for $499.95.  It is currently available for pre-order here at Amazon.com.

Fuji XF1 Specs and Price Leak Out, RAW Capture Confirmed

Fuji XF1

The Fuji XF1 is the latest in the X-Series lineup and set to be announced later tonight (or early morning).  Most of the details on the new camera, however, have already leaked out via Samy’s Camera (although Samy’s appears to have removed those specs as of now).

The Fuji XF1 will feature a 12MP 2/3-inch CMOS sensor and optical image stabilization on its 4x zoom lens (25-100mm equivalent).  The lens offers a variable aperture of f/1.8-4.9 . . . so, very bright on the wide end.  Other features include full HD video capture and 360-degree panoramic images.

Some great news is that the XF1 will offer RAW capture.  Earlier spec leaks/rumors did not mention RAW capture, which cause some concern among enthusiasts.  So, kudos to Fuji for putting this important feature in this new X-Series shooter. [Read more...]

Fuji X-E1 and New Lenses Available for Pre-Order

Fuji X-E1

The just-announced Fuji X-E1, XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens and XF 14mm f/2.8 R lens are now available for pre-order.  See the pre-order links below.