Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America Corp. reports that its all-new premium compact X10 camera, first announced on September 1, 2011, will have a retail price of $599.95 and will ship in early November.
The latest addition to the Fujifilm X series of advanced digital cameras, the X10 features a larger 2/3-inch 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and a bright high-def Fujinon f/2.0 wide-angle to f/2.8 telephoto, 4x manual zoom lens (28-112mm). Its blackout and retro body design includes the easy-to-use manual barrel zoom lens and a traditional optical viewfinder with a 20° field of view.
The X10’s body is built from lightweight die-cast magnesium alloy and has an upper control deck with mode dials and an aluminum-milled textured finish lens ring. The 4x manual zoom lens ring doubles as an on/off power switch. The camera is capable of delivering high-speed continuous shooting of 7 frames per second at the full 12MP resolution (L size) and 10 fps at the reduced resolution M size; it also boasts a shutter-release lag time of 0.01 sec.
Other features include: 1cm super macro shooting; optical image stabilization; soft-focus bokeh effect; a 2.8-inch 460K-dot LCD; manual shooting modes that can be selected according to scene type; four auto-bracketing functions for exposure, ISO sensitivity, dynamic range and film simulation ; RAW shooting and in-camera RAW processing; 1080p Full HD movie recording ; eight film simulation modes, including Velvia, Provia and Astia; a manual pop-up flash with a 23-foot range; an electronic horizon-leveling gauge; a histogram display to check image gradation; and motion panorama 360° shooting.