Following from Japanese tech blog Digicame-Info leaking images of the X-E1, Fujifilm have officially confirmed the camera’s release. The camera will incorporate the same X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro1 and will feature a 2.36 million-pixel electronic viewfinder (no multiple hybrid viewfinder unfortunately) and ultra-fast focusing speed of up to 0.1 seconds. The camera will also be compatible with the current FUJINON XF lens series, which Fujifilm plans to extend from 3 models to 5 models this year, with a further 5 to be added in 2013.
Available in both black and silver, the X-E1 will debut this November with an expected retail price of $1,000 USD (approx. £630) for the body.
16.3 million effective pixels APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor
FUJIFILM X mount (for Fujinon XF Series Lens)
Ultra-high resolution 23.6 megapixel organic EL viewfinder
2.8 inch (460,000 pixels) LCD display (high contrast, high brightness and wide viewing angle)
Built-in pop-up flash (with hot shoe, which can be accessed outside the flash)
ISO 200 – 6400, expandable to ISO 100, 12800,25600 (ISO Auto is available ranges from ISO400-6400)
0.05 seconds shutter lag
Built-in RAW conversion
Film simulation mode (Velvia, Astia, Provia, Monochrome, Sepia, PRO Neg Std & PRO Neg Hi)
Full HD camera function
Microphone / shutter line interface (Φ2.5mm)
Single charge can take about 350 photos