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FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is proud to announce the launch of the X-E1, the second interchangeable camera from the brand this year. Following hot on the heels of the highly acclaimed X-Pro1, the X-E1 boasts the same 16 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor, packed into a smaller body, and a new top-class OLED electronic viewfinder and built-in flash. Featuring the same Fujinon XF lens X mount as the X-Pro 1, the X-E1 is compatible with the 3 existing XF lenses available, with 2 more arriving this year and 5 further additions in 2013.

With its convenient portable size and fast autofocus speed, the X-E1 promises to be an exciting addition to the X series range. Hitting the market later this year, the X-E1 is available in two colour variations; two-tone Silver for those looking for cool retro styling, and solid Black for photographers wishing to blend in with their surroundings and not draw the attention of their subjects.

Made in Japan, the X-E1 exudes a class and quality that can be seen from each of its components. The top and front covers are made from die-cast magnesium for a rigid, yet delicate design. And at roughly the same size as the FUJIFILM X100, the X-E1 is refreshingly compact and lightweight (just 350g(1)), in spite of its advanced feature set. With a rubber grip for additional hold, the X-E1 is a well balanced camera, and the centrally positioned X mount distributes the weight of the body and the lens evenly.

Its ease of use was paramount in the minds of FUJIFILMs engineers when designing the X-E1. As on other X series models, the sides of the dials on the top panel feature a textured pattern for smooth adjustment. Users can turn the aperture ring on the lens with their left hand, and operate the dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation on the top panel with their right hand, for quick setting changes without having to take their eye off the viewfinder. Functions frequently used during shooting can be assigned to the Fn (Function) button for extra efficiency.

Despite a host of convenient features and lightweight design, the X-E1 can take approx. 350 shots per charge(2), allowing users to concentrate on their photography without having to worry about the remaining battery power. Additionally, the camera features a high-precision built-in flash equivalent to guide number of 7(3). The use of the proprietary TTL metering system enables indoor shooting of close-up shots with an appropriate amount of light.

High-definition and high-luminance 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder Unlike the X-Pro1 with its hybrid multi viewfinder, the X-E1 camera boasts an OLED electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 million dots, making it one of the highest resolutions available on digital cameras with EVFs(4). The viewfinder on the X-E1 has a unique lens structure consisting of two glass elements and one double aspherical element, which in conjunction with the OLED offers an incredibly high quality display.

The OLED panel offers a high resolution of 2.36 million dots, with a high contrast ratio of 1:5000(5) resulting in rich gradation and faithful reproduction of focus, exposure, white balance and film simulation effects in the viewfinder.

The two glass elements and one double aspheric element used in the viewfinder construction offer an experience similar to an optical viewfinder, with a clear, distortion and aberration free view to all corners of the image.

A wide 25 degree horizontal field of view allows the user to scan the entire scene quickly and easily. The inclusion of a soft resin on the eyepiece allows eyeglass wearers to comfortably use the viewfinder, whilst the diopter dial allows you to adjust the distance between your eye and the EVF, to a position suited to your viewing preference.

Featuring FUJIFILMs proprietary APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor offering exceptional colour rendition and image resolution The FUJIFILM X-E1 features the same 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor as the FUJIFILM X-Pro1. Its unique colour filter array can effectively minimise moiré and false colours without the need for an optical low pass filter. This makes it possible for the camera to maximise its advanced resolution capture, and to record each photograph brightly and clearly across the whole image.

Conventional colour filters use a repeated arrangement of 2x2 pixel sets, which is prone to the manifestation of moiré and false colours. These are controlled with an optical low pass filter, inserted between the filter and the lens. However, the low pass filter itself causes degradation in image resolution. In contrast, the X-Trans CMOS sensor, inspired by the random arrangement of fine silver halide grains seen in photographic film, adopts a more complex, random arrangement of 6x6 pixel sets to reduce moiré and false colours. This innovative array of pixels eliminates the need for an optical low pass filter, and lets the X-Trans CMOS sensor capture unfiltered light from the lens avoiding any of the resolution reduction this causes, ensuring you get extra high resolution images that can withstand enlargement to a 2,700mm x 1,800mm size.

This unique colour filter arrangement is also very effective at noise separation in high sensitivity photography producing low-noise images even at high ISOs. In addition, one advantage of the use of the large APS-C sensor is the ability to create a large beautiful bokeh background effect  the out of focus effect when shooting with a shallow depth of field.

The X-E1 features the fast, high-precision EXR Processor Pro for quick responses whatever youre shooting. The EXR Processor Pro receives image signals from the complex X-Trans CMOS Sensor and processes the information swiftly ensuring you can move on to your next shot without delay.

FUJIFILM X-E1 key features list:

" 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor

" EXR Processor Pro

" FUJIFILM X mount (For Fujinon XF lenses)

" Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder

" 2.8-inch (460K dot) LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle)

" Built-in pop-up Flash (hotshoe attachment also available for external flash)

" ISO 200  6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600 (range of ISO400-6400 when using ISO Auto)

" 0.05 sec Shutter time lag

" Q (quick) button to shooting menu settings

" In-camera RAW converter

" Film simulation modes (Velvia, Astia, Provia, Monochrome, Sepia, PRO Neg Std & PRO Neg Hi)

" Artistic features inc. Multiple exposure & Panoramic shooting

" Auto Bracketing functions (AE/ISO/DR &FS)

" Full HD Movie

" Microphone/shutter release input (2.5mm)

" Approx. 350 shots per battery charge

Accessories available for the FUJIFILM X-E1

" Leather case BLC-XE1

" Fujinon XF Lenses

" M Mount Adapter

" Hand Grip HG-XE1

" Three dedicated flash models to choose from depending on requirements (EF-X20, EF-20, EF-42)

" Protector filters (PRF-39, PRF-52 and PRF-58)

" Remote release RR-80

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