Fuji Announces X100S Fixed Lens Camera, Features ‘World’s Fastest AF’ 0

Samsung is not the only one with a new compact camera this year. Also announcing ahead of CES 2013 is Fujifilm, who recently revealed the X100S, a fixed lens camera and successor to the X100.

The X100S features a faster autofocus than the X100. Fuji is claiming that their new camera has the fastest autofocus in the world, well, in the APS-C, non-interchangeable lens camera category that is.¬†Powered by a new X-Trans CMOS II sensor, the new camera can “lock in” to subjects as fast as 0.08 seconds. The X100S is also reportedly better than some full-frame DSLRs when it comes to low-light performance.


Aside from its super fast AF, here are the key features of the X100S:

  • 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
  • EXR Processor II for faster camera start-up and shooting
  • Burst mode at 6 fps
  • Focus Peak Highlighting
  • New digital split image disply for manual focusing
  • Shoots full HD video at 60 fps

Also in the news from Fuji is the X10‘s successor: the X20. The camera features a fast AF capability at 0.06 seconds with 12 MP 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS II sensor, EXR Processor II, and Advance Optical Viewfinder.


The prices and availability of both the Fujifilm X100S and X20 are not yet known.

However, PetaPixel reports that the official press releases from Fuji were premature and should be treated from now on as leaks. We’ll soon find out in the coming days if the new cameras are indeed real when CES 2013 officially starts. Stay tuned for more updates.