Fujifilm has also unveiled three new cameras;: the X-T20 interchangeable lens model, the X100F and the waterproof FinePix XP120 digicam.


The new Fujifilm X-T20 camera, shown with the XF18-55mm lens that will be offered in the kit. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The new Fujifilm X-T20 is an incremental upgrade to the popular X-T10, featuring an updated sensor and processor, along with a reworked AF algorithm and support for 4K video recording. Measuring 118.4 x 82.8 x 41.4 millimetres and weighing only 383 grams with battery and card, the X-T20 is compact enough to suit travellers. It features a 3.0-inch tilting touch-screen monitor with a resolution of 1,040,000 dots and a 0.39-inch, 2,360K-dot OLED EVF with 100% frame coverage and a magnification of 0.62x. A video setting has been added to the Drive Dial to enable instantaneous switching from still photo shooting to movie capture, the Exposure Compensation Dial now has the C position for exposure compensation up to +/-5 f-stops and an Auto mode selector lever enables the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode to be set quickly and easily.

The new APS-C sized, 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor  and X-Processor Pro image processor enable the X-T20 to support 5.0fps live-view shooting, a quick start-up time of 0.4sec., a shutter time lag of 0.050sec. and shooting interval of 0.25sec. The camera features an integral pop-up flash, positioned in the center of the top plate.

Users can choose from five AF-C presets to select focusing that suits different types of moving subjects. The X-T20 can also record both Full HD and 4K (3840 x 2160) video, the latter with a high bitrate of 100Mbps. Video shooters can take advantage of the X Series’ popular Film Simulation effects, which include the new ACROS monochrome mode. Recorded video can be output to an external monitor via the HDMI port.  The camera also accepts input audio from an external microphone.

The camera also features Fujifilm’s Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) image processing technology which seamlessly corrects optical defects such as diffraction. Fujifilm offers a range of 24 high-performance Fujinon X-mount lenses for users to choose from. Built in Wi-Fi enables remote shooting from smartphones or tablet devices and supports one-touch browsing and sharing of recorded images and videos. Photos can be sent directly from the camera to the Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer for instant Instax prints and Wi-Fi Transfer enables wireless backup of data to a computer.
Optional accessories include the Leather Case BLC-XT10, Hand Grip MHG-XT10, M Mount Adapter,  Macro Extension Tubes MCEX-16/MCEX-11, four Shoe Mount Flashguns, External Stereo Microphone MIC-ST1, Protector Filters (PRF-39, PRF-43, PRF-46, PRF-52, PRF-58, PRF-62, PRF-67, PRF-72 and PRF-77) and Dc Coupler and AC adapter.   The X-T20 is due for release at the end of February with the XF18-55mm lens for an RRP of AU $1,799. The camera will be offered in all-black and black and silver versions.  


Angled view of Fujifilm’s new X100F camera.(Source: Fujifilm.)

The new X100F is the fourth generation of Fujifilm’s compact, fixed lens camera that began in 2011 with the original X100 model. The new camera features the same  24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor  and X-Processor Pro image processor as the X-T20 and comes with an Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder with changeable magnification and Real Time Parallax Correction. The specially designed Fujinon 23mm f/2 lens delivers high levels of sharpness from the centre to the edges of the frame.  Its optical design is made up of eight glass elements in six groups, including one high-performance double-sided aspheric lens and a convex lens made of high refractive glass.

A new feature is the ISO Dial, which has been incorporated into the Shutter Speed Dial. The X100F also sports a Focus Lever, which lets users instantaneously move the focus area without having to look away from the viewfinder. Exposure compensation of +/-5 EV is handled in the same way as in the X-T20. Most of the function-related buttons and dials are concentrated on the right-hand side to allow quick change of settings while shooting one-handed.

The X100F boasts a startup time of approximately 0.5 seconds, a shooting interval of 0.2 seconds and a shutter release time lag of 0.01 seconds. Autofocusing performance has been improved by expanding the number of focusing sensors to 91 (covering up

to 325 points), with approximately 40% of the imaging area covered by phase detection AF pixels. The performance of contrast detection AF, covering approx. 85% of the imaging area, has also been improved and the data read speed has been doubled compared to previous models. The X100F offers six AF modes, covering different types of subjects, with AF-S for stationary subjects and AF-C for moving subjects. The EVF’s frame rate has been boosted to 60 fps for easier framing in low light situations.

The X100F is expected to be available in Australia in late February 2017 for an RRP of AU$1999. The camera will be offered in all-black and black and silver versions.  


Fujifilm’s new FinePix XP120 waterproof digicam comes is four fashionable colours. (Source: Fujifilm.)
The new FinePix XP120 is waterproof to 20m, shockproof to 1.75m, freezeproof to -10 °C and dust-resistant, making it an ideal choice for a wide variety of shooting situations. Featuring a 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55mm) 16.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a  3.0-inch 920K-dot LCD monitor, it weighs only 203 grams. A 5x optical zoom lens that includes a 28mm wide-angle setting and the camera’s Intelligent Digital Zoom technology doubles the optical zoom range, while optical image stabilisation minimises the effects of camera shake.

The XP120 introduces  a new Cinemagraph mode for producing still images with moving elements. Users can record video of up to 5 seconds and specify which elements you want moving to create a Cinemagraph with key elements in motion. Continuous shooting is available at up to 10 fps  for recording up to 10 frames in highest quality setting, while the Advanced Burst Mode is capable of shooting at up to 60 fps. A standalone button for instantaneously activating the Burst Mode is available on the back of the camera. The camera also offers interval timer and time-lapse shooting functions as well as integrated Wi-Fi for transfer photos and videos via the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app. Full HD video recording is available at 1080/50p and the camera includes an HDMI terminal and built-in editing functions. Scene Recognition, Motion Panorama 360 ° and 11 Advanced Filter functions are also included.

Local pricing and availability have yet to be announced.