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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-S1 - Samples

    - 24mm [EXR - Auto] 1/600sec f/5.0 ISO100

    - 105mm [EXR - Auto] - 105mm [EXR-Auto] 1/400sec f/5.0 ISO100

    - 624mm / 26x zoom [EXR - Auto] 1/250sec f/5.6 ISO160

    - 874mm / 36.4x zoom (1.4x digital zoom) [EXR - Auto] 1/250sec f/5.6 ISO160

    - 1248mm / 52x zoom (2x digital zoom) [EXR - Auto] 1/250sec f/5.6 ISO125

    Caveat : Images are taken using a Pre-Production model of the Fujifilm X-S1.
    Images were shot in JPEG-Fine, downsized to 1200x800 without any sharpening applied.
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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-S1 - Samples

    - 24mm [EXR - Auto] 1/70sec f/2.8 ISO400

    - 52mm [EXR - Auto] 1/40sec f/3.2 ISO640

    - 624mm [EXR - Auto] 1/25sec f/5.6 ISO600

    Caveat : Images are taken using a Pre-Production model of the Fujifilm X-S1.
    Images were shot in JPEG-Fine, downsized to 1200x800 without any sharpening applied.
    Last edited by Cactus jACK; 3rd December 2011 at 01:10 PM.

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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-S1 - Samples

    Impressive!

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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-S1 - Samples

    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo View Post
    Impressive!
    Indeed!!

    Here are some samples that did not require the full 26x optical zoom...

    - 160mm [EXR-Auto] 1/13sec f/4.5 ISO800

    - 130mm [EXR-Auto] 1/40sec f/4.5 ISO800

    - 111mm [EXR-Auto] 1/800sec f/4.0 ISO100

    - 266mm [EXR-Auto] 1/350sec f/5.6 ISO100

    Caveat : Images are taken using a Pre-Production model of the Fujifilm X-S1.
    Images were shot in JPEG-Fine, downsized to 1200x800 without any sharpening applied.

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    really impressive!
    wondering how much will it be

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    Quite impressive at all focal lengths and ISOs. Would like to have been able to see one of the higher ISO shots at full size though, just to see how far I could push it in post processing. At the sizes displayed though it looks great with good detail retention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L-coholic View Post
    really impressive!
    wondering how much will it be
    X100 isn't that cheap when launched. X10 isn't that cheap too. This one has " X " in it so I think pricewise might be higher than all the superzooms bridge camera in the market. $800 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundamseed84 View Post
    X100 isn't that cheap when launched. X10 isn't that cheap too. This one has " X " in it so I think pricewise might be higher than all the superzooms bridge camera in the market. $800 ?
    Fuji Great Britain indicated £699. Fuji Canada indicated $799 canadian. Supposedly US dollars will also be $799 but that is not confirmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightweaver-dr View Post
    Fuji Great Britain indicated £699. Fuji Canada indicated $799 canadian. Supposedly US dollars will also be $799 but that is not confirmed.
    Assume that it will be US$800. Take that x1.3 to approximate current exchange rates between S$ and US$ and we get...S$1,040.

    Then add a markup of about approx 15% (since we all know cameras here are always more expensive) and we should be looking at a retail price tag of approximately S$1,200.

    Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etna-sama View Post
    Assume that it will be US$800. Take that x1.3 to approximate current exchange rates between S$ and US$ and we get...S$1,040.

    Then add a markup of about approx 15% (since we all know cameras here are always more expensive) and we should be looking at a retail price tag of approximately S$1,200.

    Ouch.
    Can't really go but currency equivalents in the camera market though. Don't know how they set their prices but it doesn't seem to be consistent with currency exchange rates. If it is £699 in Great Britain, that would actually be over $1,090 US. Maybe Singapore will be less then you expect. I think it is impacted by import laws, tariffs, taxes, etc. Hopefully Fujifilm Singapore will announce a more realistic price.

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    Default Re: First impressions of the Fujifilm X-S1

    i understand everyone's eagerness to know the RRP of the X-S1, but let's not go overboard on the speculation of local pricing. i will update the thread once i hear anything...

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    Was going to ask about the video (saw there was one sample video on Flickr) but finally found the specs in the manual.

    1920X1080 (30fps), 1280X720 (30fps) 640X480 (30fps), 640X480 (70 fps slow motion), 320X240 (120 fps slow motion) and 320X112 (200 fps slow motion). Pretty good variety.

    Does anyone know if the video can be used with manual exposure or is it auto only?

    Also noticed that you can do the Motion Panorama holding the camera vertically and get a 1,624 pixel high panorama instead of only 1080 pixel high like a lot of cameras. much more useful in my mind.

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    Default Re: First impressions of the Fujifilm X-S1

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightweaver-dr View Post
    Was going to ask about the video (saw there was one sample video on Flickr) but finally found the specs in the manual.

    1920X1080 (30fps), 1280X720 (30fps) 640X480 (30fps), 640X480 (70 fps slow motion), 320X240 (120 fps slow motion) and 320X112 (200 fps slow motion). Pretty good variety.

    Does anyone know if the video can be used with manual exposure or is it auto only?

    Also noticed that you can do the Motion Panorama holding the camera vertically and get a 1,624 pixel high panorama instead of only 1080 pixel high like a lot of cameras. much more useful in my mind.
    i have just updated the specs of the camera from the fujifilm.com. unfortunately, i don't think that there are manual exposure controls in movie mode, similar to the X100 and X10.

    as for the pano, agree with you on the additional hight provided by the vertical shoot (1624 vs 1080). i will try to get a sample or two of the pano mode up over the next couple of days.

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    wow this cam weighs nearly a kilo ah...

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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-S1 - Specifications (cont)

    Quote Originally Posted by gundamseed84 View Post
    Can't wait to see the image quality especially at super tele end compared to say HS20 and other rivals. What is the 2nd unlabelled dial for? Shutterspeed?
    The unlabelled dial is used as a Command Dial to change the shutter speed and aperture under various modes.

    This is found on page 23 of the user manual.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/fujif...superzoom.html

    Last edited by Rocky78; 8th December 2011 at 05:27 AM.

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    When will it be launched in Singapore? I think it is launched in Japan today or one of these few days.
    HX300/ EPL6/ EOS60D/ 17-55mmF2.8IS/ 100mmF2.8Macro/ 135mmF2L/ 70-200mmF4LIS/ 300mmF4LIS

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    Default Fujifilm X-S1 - ISO

    [ISO] - ISO settings can be set from ISO100, ISO200 then in 1/3 stop increments up to ISO12800. At ISO6400 and above, pixel-bining reduces the file sizes. Also available are various Auto-ISO limit settings (Auto-400, Auto-800, Auto1600 and Auto-3200), which sets the maximum allowable ISO limit.

    Test shots were done in Aperture Priority, JPEG fine. Click to view 100% crops are available. Not surprisingly, as they using the same 12MP EXR-CMOS sensor, the results are very similar to that of the X10 : ISO100 - ISO200 are nice and clean, ISO400 is still good but slowly starts to loose some contrast and some signs of noise cropping up when you increase to ISO800, leading to some lost of fine details...

    - full image

    - 1200x800 pixels, ISO100

    - 1200x800 pixels, ISO200

    - 1200x800 pixels, ISO400

    - 1200x800 pixels, ISO800

    Caveat : Images are taken using a Pre-Production model of the Fujifilm X-S1.
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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-S1 - ISO

    - 1200x800 pixels, ISO1600

    - 1200x800 pixels, ISO3200

    - 1200x800 pixels, ISO6400

    - 1200x800 pixels, ISO12800

    ... even at ISO1600, you can still see make out the details of the organza fabric of the skirt, but most details are already pretty smudgy... and it only gets worst from there. As mentioned earlier, at ISO6400 pixel-binning will downsizes the files from F (4000 x 2664) to M (2816 x 1864), and ISO12800 reduces even further to S (2048 x 1360) - at this point, it's really for emergency shots only.

    Caveat : Images are taken using a Pre-Production model of the Fujifilm X-S1.
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    Default Fujifilm X-S1 - Night Shoot Samples

    [Night Shooting] - The 26x optical zoom "gets" you to places or perspectives that you may otherwise not have. Here are a couple of examples, while you may argue that these may not be the best examples, but I hope regardless, you see the point.

    Example 1 - Moon : The last time I took pictures of the moon was with my D200 (1.5x crop), 300mm, and 1.4x teleconverter = effectively 630mm... eeerrr very similar to the 624mm (26x zoom) offered by the X-S1. I'll let the picture speak for itself, it may not be the sharpest image of the moon money can buy, but then again, I haven't seen any compact come anywhere close to this. This was of course taken with the assistance of a tripod. Given a clear night with a bright moon, you could be shooting at 1/30 - 1/125sec... not unheard of to able to shoot this without a tripod, but you're still going have to be pretty "steady".

    - 624mm, 1/30sec, f/8.0, ISO100 w/tripod

    - 100% crop (1200x800)

    Example 2 - Nightscape : Sometimes, it's just a segment of the landscape that is of interest... anything wider may get near / far objects to obstruct / distract from the beauty of what you're looking at. Here are a couple of other shots of the ArtScience Museum and the Singapore Flyer taken about 3-4km away, using near or at full 26x zoom with the aid of a tripod at speeds down to about 2sec exposures.

    While the 26x zoom can "get you there", given the night (lack of light), you're going to need some additional help with the shot. The last picture was done handheld at 2sec exposure.... even with the image stabilizer on, its not exactly reasonable to expect it to help you hold for 2sec at 480mm - rule of thumb, you would want a shutter speed of at least 1/(effective focal length), in this case, 1/480sec - a 2-stop IS would bring you down to roughly 1/125sec. Bridge some of that but using a higher ISO setting, but that still leaves quite a bit of work for yourself... best have a lightweight tripod or use some improvised support.

    - 624mm, 1sec, f/5.6, ISO100 w/tripod

    - 520mm, 2sec, f/5.6, ISO100 w/tripod

    - 482mm, 2sec, f/5.6, ISO100 (standing, unsupported)

    Caveat : Images are taken using a Pre-Production model of the Fujifilm X-S1.
    Last edited by Cactus jACK; 7th December 2011 at 03:03 PM.

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    Default Re: Fujifilm X-S1 - Night Shoot Samples

    Great write-up cactus !

    Ha ha u got me all excited now !
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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