Fujifilm announces new X20 and X100S at CES 2013

Jan 6, 2013
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Fujifilm announces new X20 and X100S at CES 2013

Fujifilm has announced a couple of new compact shooters here at CES, the X20 and the X100S. Camera aficionados have been waiting a while for a successor to the X100, and it's finally here. Specifically, Fujifilm is claiming that the X100S has the world's fastest auto-focus of any camera, with a 0.8-second AF.

The X100S also has the new X-Trans APS-C CMOS II 16MP sensor, and it appears to have the same f/2 lens as the X100, which will provide a 35mm equivalent due to the APS-C. As for aperture, the lens won't give you the depth of field of a 35mm f/2, but rather a 24mm f/2. The sensor of the X100S promises "performance comparable to full-frame output," as well as a hybrid viewfinder that combines both an optical and EVF. There's also a new Digital Split Image display that displays dual images on the left and right to help with manual focusing.

The X20 is the successor to the X10, and it packs a 12MP 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor, with a non-hybrid "advanced" optical viewfinder, and an f/2.0-2.8 4x manual barrel zoom lens. Plus, it has the ability to shoot 1080p full HD video at 60fps, which is certainly nice to have.


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