Fuji X-S1 top-of-the-range bridge camera arrives in UK stores

Costing more than some digital SLRs, Fuji's flagship bridge model touches down with the same sensor as the acclaimed Fuji X10

Best4Reviews has learnt that Fuji's new range topping bridge camera, costing more than most consumer DSLRs, is now on sale in the UK, with a suggested manufacturer's price of £699.


Here's what Fujifilm has to say about its X-S1:

Fujifilm X-S1: The bridge camera, reinvented
The third camera from Fujifilm's prestigious X-series range, the X-S1, is now on sale in the UK with an SRP of £699.
Great results in every picture-taking scenario
The centrepiece of the X-S1 is the superb Fujinon 26x optical zoom lens. Offering a range of 24-624mm (35mm equivalent) it caters perfectly for every photographic need and features a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture at the wide-angle setting.
The X-S1 also features the same 2/3-inch 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor as the X10 which guarantees high quality images regardless of the lighting conditions.
The unique EXR CMOS technology pioneered by Fujifilm allows the user to switch between three modes – High Resolution, Wide Dynamic Range and High Sensitivity/Low Noise - depending on the lighting conditions – or leave the camera to make its own choice in the Auto EXR mode.
Coupled to the EXR CMOS sensor is a Fujifilm high speed EXR processor, which offers a minimal shutter lag of just 0.01sec and a high speed continuous shooting capability.
Easy composition and image review
The X-S1 offers a powerful combination of high quality electronic viewfinder (EVF) and rear LCD.  The 0.47-inch EVF features 1.44 million pixels for superb image clarity, while the tiltable 3-inch LCD screen features 460,000 pixels and useful Daylight mode.
Fujifilm X-S1 key features
• High quality Fujinon 26x optical zoom covering 24-624mm (35mm equivalent) with Intelligent Digital Zoom boosting range up to 1248mm
• Superb build quality and finish with rubberised coating and metal dials
• 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor
• Up to 10 frames-per-second shooting
• Large EVF with 1.44 million pixels and 26 degree viewing angle
• Tiltable three-inch rear LCD with Sunny Day mode
• Full HD video
• PASM modes
• Raw file format
• Film simulation modes
• Macro focusing down to 1cm
• Lithium battery providing up to 500 shots per charge
• Optical image stabilisation
• 360° Motion Panorama mode 
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