Fujifilm X10 Digital Camera unveiled

Fujifilm has just unveiled a compact digital camera: the 12-megapixel X10. The X10 which measures 2.7 by 4.6 by 2.2 inches (HWD) and weighs about 12.3 ounces with battery and memory card, features all-metal construction. The camera’s chassis and front plate are aluminum alloy, while its top and bottom plates are magnesium alloy. To ensure stringent quality standards, the camera will be manufactured in Japan.

The camera which looks like a smaller X100, is styled like a classic rangefinder camera.

Key attributes:

1) Helping you to frame images better, the X10 has a 2.8-inch, 460k-dot LCD and an eye-level optical viewfinder. The optical finder offers 85 percent frame coverage, and zooms along with the camera’s lens.

2) The X10 uses a 2/3-inch EXR CMOS image sensor to record images and video. Images can be saved in JPEG, RAW, or JPEG+RAW format, while 1080p30 video is recorded in QuickTime format with high-quality h.264 compression.

3) The X10’s 4x optical manual zoom lens covers a 28-112mm f/2-2.8 (35mm equivalent) field of view. Manual Zoom is for providing the clicker precise control.

4) Rather than using a dedicated power switch, the camera is turned on or off by twisting the lens, making it possible to set your focal length and turn the camera on with one motion.

5) Prosperous with plenty of manual controls are present, including a top-positioned Mode Dial, Fn (Function) button, and EV Compensation wheel. The rear of the camera features additional controls, including an AE Lock/AF Lock button, playback controls, and a four-way jog wheel. A mechanical switch is used to release the camera’s pop-up flash.

6) A hot shoe is present, and the camera is compatible with the same external flash units that work with the X100.

7) Photo Enhancing features: It delivers a maximum 12800 ISO, enabling a user to take photos in even poor lighting conditions. The cameras allows user to perform exposure bracketing, for properly exposed photos as well.

8) The X10 is also able to follow several popular Fuji film stocks, including Velvia, Provia, and Astia.

9) Motion panorama mode allows to record 360-degree vistas. The X10’s macro mode allows focusing on subjects that are only a centimeter from the front of the lens. The camera’s contrast detection autofocus system can operate in Single or Continuous mode.

10) X10 is capable of shooting at 7 frames per second in full resolution, or 10 frames per second in medium resolution.

Colors available: X10 is available only in a black finish.

Price and Availability: X10 will be available in early November. No word is out on Pricing yet.

Camera Box will include: A battery, charger, shoulder strap, lens cap, CD-ROM, and USB cable. A lens hood and ever-ready leather case for the camera, which will be available separately. --------

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