Everyone who is anyone in the tech industry understands that during this time of year, CES (News - Alert) is the place to be. Companies from all over the world come to the Consumer Electronics Show to display what they think are going to be the next big thing in the years to come.
Of course, there are also companies that are willing to divulge what they will be showing off at CES a few days early and Fujifilm is one of those companies. Following hot on the heels of the announcement that Panasonic made about its new line of digital cameras, Fuji is unveiling some of its new top of the line cameras.
While Fuji will not be bringing any mirrorless or micro-four-thirds cameras, they are bringing a new edition to their most popular X series, the X-S1. The first thing most Fuji customers will notice is that the X-S1 does not have the same look as a lot of the other cameras in this line. While the X series usually has a throwback look to it, the X-S1 has a far more modern appearance.
That shouldn't scare off X series enthusiasts though, since this camera makes up for the look with some big time features. The X-S1 boasts a 2/3-inch 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor as well as a F2.8 wide-angle to F5.6 telephoto, 26x manual zoom lens. This means you will have some real versatility with this camera in the kind of pictures you take. The X-S1 will be available later this month for around $800.
Fujifilm also announced the HS30EXR and HS25EXR these are both fixed lens cameras that are near the top of the line but they don't offer the same kind of features that the X-S1 does. Both models offer 1/2-inch 16 megapixel EXR CMOS sensors and 30x manual optical zoom lenses as well as a tilting LCD display.
The one big difference between these two models is that the HS30EXR operates on a rechargeable Li-ion battery while the HS25EXR operates on regular old AA batteries. These two cameras will hit the market in March with the HS30EXR retailing for $500 while the HS25EXR will sport a $400 price tag (News - Alert).
Edited by Jennifer Russell