Zeiss Touit Lenses for Sony NEX and Fuji XF-Mount Now Available for Pre-Order

Touit 2.8 12mm

The new Zeiss Touit lenses are available for pre-order in both Sony NEX E-mount and Fuji XF-mount flavors. The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 lens runs $1250, while the Touit 32mm f/1.8 lens is $900. B&H currently lists availability at 6-8 weeks – so, hopefully, by the end of June.

Check out all the options here at B&H Photo.

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 X-S1, New X-Series Superzoom

Fuji X-S1

Fuji X-S1

The Fuji X-S1 is a new ultrazoom model that takes a place next to the Fuji X10 and Fuji X100 in the premium X-series line.

The Fuji X-S1 features a 12MP EXR CMOS sensor that is a larger 2/3″ format.  The X-S1 features a manual 26x zoom lens (24-624mm equivalent) at f/2.8-5.6 and 2x enhanced digital zoom, which Fuji claims offers expanded reach with minimal quality loss.

The Fuji X-S1 captures full resolution images at 7 fps and will record 1080p HD video.

The X-S1 should be available later this month at $799.95.  Check availability at Amazon.com.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Fuji X-S1 Superzoom Announced

Fuji X-S1

Fuji has unveiled the new X-S1 superzoom camera, which is the latest in the X-Series cameras that also include the popular X100 and the new, trendy X10 point and shoot.  The Fuji X-S1 sports a 26x optical zoom lens (24-624mm equivalent) and a 2/3″ 12MP image sensor with the ability to capture RAW image files.

The X-S1 features Fuji’s signature EXR mode and captures 1080p video with stereo audio.  It includes an articulating LCD and makes serious performance claims of 0.01 second shutter lag and 7fps image capture at full resolution.

The Fuji X-S1 should be available in the UK in February at an initial retail price of £699.  No word yet on official US pricing.  Check availability on Amazon.com.

Check out the key features and more images of the X-S1 below. [Read more...]