Fujifilm North America recently announced the arrival of the X-S1 to US shores. The camera was first introduced in the UK last November under a slightly different unit name: the Fujifilm XS-1 (well, actually, they just moved the dash after the X).
It remains to be seen if Fujifilm will showcase this camera in the upcoming CES 2012. There’s a high probability they will include this in their press conference.
Fujifilm markets the X-S1 as an all-in-one camera with DSLR features. It has a 26x optical precision zoom Fujinon lens and a large 2/3-inch 12MP EXR-CMOS for its sensor.
Some of the major features (as listed on the official press release) of the Fujifilm X-S1 are:
• Up to 10fps continuous shooting
• Large tilting 3″ 460,000 pixel resolution LCD screen with Sunlight mode
• Large EVF with 1.4 million pixel resolution and 26 degree viewing angle
• Full 1080p HD movie with stereo sound
• Super Macro focusing as close as 1cm
• Raw and jpeg shooting
• Film simulation modes
• Program / Shutter-Priority / Aperture-Priority / Manual modes
• Lithium Ion rechargeable battery providing up to 500 shots per charge
• 360° Motion Panorama mode
If you love to get a hold of the Fujifilm X-S1, expect it to be available this month–and be ready with your $799.95.