Fujifilm mirrorless camera incoming 2012, X-S1 announced too

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Fujifilm have confirmed that they are working on a mirrorless camera system, set to be unveiled in early 2012.

“Fujifilm will launch in spring 2012, a mirror-less system camera with interchangeable lenses. The clear objective in the development of lenses, sensor and processor technology to achieve the highest image quality,” said Shigetaka Komori, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fujifilm at a Tokyo press conference on Wednesday.

The new system will feature a larger sensor capable of “resolution and low noise [that] will surpass the 35mm full size sensor,” according to Komori. However, Komori did not elaborate on wheter or not this would lea to a full-fram Lecia M9-style sensor or a bespoke solution.

Fujifilm are expected to launch the mirrorless system at next year’s CES conference.

Fujifilm also used the conference to announce the new X-S1 camera. Featuring a 2/3″ EXR CMOS sensor like the one found in the Fujifilm X10, the X-S1 uses a 26x, 24-624mm equivalent F2.8-5.3 zoom. It will be instores by early 2012.

Via: Pocket Lint

Gerald Lynch
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