Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fujifilm X-S1 Camera Arrives

Another X series camera showed up at my door this week and I couldn't be happier!
The X-S1 is the fourth X series camera in our series of premier digital cameras.  Of course this one fills a whole different category than the other three X's.  
The way I see it is the X100 was the shot heard round the world for high-end digital quality and compact camera performance.
The X10 is a great compact zoom with gorgeous styling and performance.  A perfect travel companion to a DSLR if that's how you roll.
Of course the X-Pro1 is going to hit the USA stores in about 2 weeks and the reviews are rolling in from around the world - exciting camera and amazing digital quality.  I've been shooting with the X-Pro1 for about a month now and the jpegs are stunning.

Now I have the X-S1 and the camera has its own bit of allure.  The first couple things I notice out of the box are the styling, the feel in your hands and the amazingly smooth manual zoom lens.  The 26x zoom (24-624mm) is a huge reach, but there are other features and design of the camera which standout.  The camera shares the larger 2/3" EXR CMOS chip in the X10 and delivers a crisp clear image.  The camera has many of the familiar X series menus and buttons so it is rather easy to transition to the camera.  It has a plethora of features and the link is below to review all the specs.  I see this camera as a great addition to your gear if you enjoy capturing those telephoto moments which elude a traditional DSLR lens bag.  Not many of us have a 600mm lens in our stash.  This would be great for sports, safari, travel, scenic and creating interesting compression in some scenes.  Images below are all shot with the X-S1.  I shot over 400 images yesterday on one battery.



http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_s1/index.html




 These images are shot with the X-S1 and the EF42 flash with an off camera flash cord.


 These images show the massive zoom capability!  Take a good look at what kind of pull the zoom lens has.







Look for the statue in the tress above center.

Zoom lens view is seeing down Sixth Ave approximately FIVE MILES from 59th street to WTC area.  Low light and hazy evening shot at 6:17pm.   F/5.6 @ 1/45th


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