Monday, June 24, 2013

Launch of the Fujifilm X-M1

Today is a big day for Fujifilm!  The launch of a new interchangeable lens camera the X-M1 as well as a firmware update for the X-Pro1 and X-E1.  Details of the firmware updates are way below after the images and specs.

The X-M1 has many terrific features which will make it a beloved member of the X family.  The new tilt LCD is a welcome addition!  Full feature list after the product images.

Model Name FUJIFILM X-M1
Number of effective pixels 16.3 million pixels
Image sensor 23.6mm×15.6mmAPS-CX-Trans CMOS with  primary color filter 
Total number of pixels: 16.5 million pixels

          Sensor Cleaning system Ultra Sonic Vibration
Storage media  SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC(UHS-I) memory card *1
File format  (still image) JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 *2)
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant, DPOF-compatible)
                      (movie) Movie File Format : MOV
Movie Video Compression : H.264
Audio : Linear PCM  Stereo 
Number of recorded pixels L<3:2>48963264 <16:9>48962760 <1:1>3264 × 3264   
M<3:2>34562304 <16:9>34561944 <1:1>2304 × 2304
<3:2>24961664 <16:9>24961408 <1:1>1664 ×1664
Lens mount FUJIFILM X mount
Sensitivity     AUTO/Equivalent to ISO200  - 6400   (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Extended output sensitivity : equivalent to ISO100/12800 /25600

Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure mode Programmed AE/Shutter priority AE/Aperture priority AE/Manual exposure
Exposure compensation -2.0EV - +2.0EV, 1/3EV steps
Image Stabilizer OIS in Lens
Face Detection Yes
Shutter type Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter speed (Advanced SR AUTO mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.
(All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.  
Bulb (max.60min.)
Synchronized Shutter speed for flash 1/180 sec. or slower
 *At  S or M mode, 1/160 sec. or slower can be set .
Continuous shooting approx. 5.6fps (JPEG: max. 30 frames, RAW/RAW+JPEG: max. 10 frames)
approx. 3.0fps (JPEG: max. 50 frames, RAW/RAW+JPEG: max. 10 frames)
* SD card  "Class10" or higher
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (±1/3EV/±2/3EV/±1EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (3 types of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%200%400%)
ISO Sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV/±2/3EV/±1EV)
Focus              (mode) Manual Focus/Area AF/Multi AF/Continuous AF/Tracking AF
                         (type) TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
 (AF frame selection) Area AF 49 areas with 77, Changeable AF frame size
White balance Auto/ Custom/ Preset(Fine/ Shade/Fluorescent light (Daylight)/ Fluorescent light (Warm White)/
Fluorescent light (Cool White)/Incandescent light
Self-timer 10sec. / 2sec. Delay
Flash Manual pop-up flash (Super Intelligent Flash)
Guide number : approx 7 (ISO200・m)
Flash modes
Red-eye removal OFF: Auto/Forced Flash/Suppressed Flash/Slow Synchro/Rear-curtain Synchro/Commander
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto/Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash/Suppressed Flash/
Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro/Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro/Commander
 *Red-eye removal is active when Face Detection is set to ON.
Hot shoe Yes ( dedicated TTL Flash compatible)
LCD monitor 3.0-in.   aspect ratio 3:2  approx. 920K-dot Tilt  type TFT color LCD monitor
(Approx. 100% coverage)
Movie recording 1920x1080 30p  Continuous recording : up to approx 14 min.
1280x 720 30p  Continuous recording : up to approx 27min.
* SD card  "Class10" or higher
Mode dial Advanced SR AUTO/P/S/A/M/C/Portrait/Landscape/ Sport / SPScene Position/Adv./AUTO  
Dynamic range setting AUTO100-400%)/100/200/400
Advanced filter  Toy camera/ Miniature/Pop color/ High-key /Low-key/Dynamic tone/ Soft focus/Partial color (Red/Orange/Yellow/Green/Blue/Purple
Other photography  functions Face Detection, Auto Red-eye Removal, Setting (Color, Sharpness, D-range, Gradation), Multiple exposure, Depth of Field display, Histogram display, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Monitor Sunlight mode, Focus Peak Highlight, Date stamp, Fn button setting

Wireless transmitter    ( standard)  IEEE 802.11b/g/n (standard wireless protocol)
                                           access mode Infrastructure
Playback  functions RAW conversion, Image rotate, Auto image  rotate, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames. Image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Favorites
Wireless function Geotagging setup, Image transfer (Individual image/Selected multiple images), View & Obtain Images, PC Autosave
Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print, Language selection, Time difference, Quick start mode, Silent mode
Terminal    (Video output)
         (Digital interface)
      (HD output)

USB 2.0 High-Speed

HDMI mini connector (Type C)
               (Others) Remote release terminal for RR-90 (sold separately)
Power supply NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions 116.9(W) mm x 66.5 (H) mm x 39.0(D) mm / 4.6 in.(W) x 2.6 in. (H) x 1.5  in. (D)
(Minimum depth: 32.1 mm/ 1.3 in.)
Weight Approx. 330g / 11.6 oz. (including battery and memory card)

Approx. 280 g / 9.9 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature 0 °- 40/ 32°-104°F
Operating Humidity 10 - 80%  (no condensation)
Battery life  for still images
(approximate number of frames that can be taken with a fully-charged battery)
approx 350 frames  (with  XF35mmF1.4R lens )
Starting up period Approx 0.5 sec, when QUICK START mode set to ON
Approx 1.0 sec, when QUICK START mode set to OFF
  * FUJIFILM research
Accessories included Li-ion Battery NP-W126
Battery Charger BC-W126
Shoulder strap
Body cap
CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter, etc. *3 )
Owner's manual                                                                       

# *1 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.
# *2 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
# *3 OS compatibility
        Viewer software      :   Windows8/7/Vista/XP
        RAW File Converter   :   Windows8/7/Vista/XP,   Mac OS X 10.6-10.8                                        


Details of X-Pro1 update
(1) Firmware version: 2.05
(2) Change from ver.2.04 to ver.2.05
1) Operability is improved to change settings easier and quicker by “single-hand”.
a. “Focus Frame Selection” option is added to “Fn” (function) button.
b. One more “Fn” function (No.2) is added to the down key of the “Selector”.
In the “Fn BUTTON” on the SHOOTING MENU, selection of “Fn BUTTON” or “▼SELECTOR” is
added. The default setting of the added Fn function (No.2) is “Focus Frame Selection”.
2) Function to enable “Command dial” to control aperture setting for XF lens without an aperture ring is
This function is for the XF27mmF2.8 and XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS which don’t have an aperture
ring. On the Shooting Mode, “APERTURE SETTING” is added and one of “AUTO+MANUAL”,
“AUTO” and “MANUAL” can be selected.
The “APERTURE SETTING” will be newly appeared, but it is not selectable unless either
XF27mmF2.8 or XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS is attached to a camera.

3. Detail of X-E1
(1) Firmware version: 1.06
(2) Change from ver.1.05 to ver.1.06
Same as the change of X-Pro1.

4. Updating steps for X-Pro1 and X-E1
Steps of updating are as follows:
1) Copy the file of the updated firmware to the root directory of your SD card.
(Copy the file directly to the SD card.)
2) Put the SD card into the camera without any XF Lens attached.
3) Turn on the camera while pressing DISP/BACK button.
<Notice> Use fully charged batteries.
4) Follow the direction in the LCD screen.
5) When the update is completed, turn off the camera.
6) Turn on the camera while pressing DISP/BACK button to check the firmware version.

I am an employee of FUJIFILM North America Corporation.
The statements, comments and opinions expressed here represent my own, personal views and are not endorsed by, or affiliated in any way with, FUJIFILM North America Corporation or its affiliates. 

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