FinePix X100 latest updates

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Some latest updates from http://www.finepix-x100.com/latest-updates.

RAW functionality explained

The X100 captures 12-bit RAW images using the RAF file type that can be converted using customized Silkypix software; a copy of which is provided with the camera. Please note Fujifilm is co-operating fully to ensure that X100 RAF file support is added to third party applications as soon as possible. This compatibility is expected to be offered via a firmware update within a few months of launch. Additional shooting information including the time it takes to write a RAW file and the X100’s buffer capacity are to be confirmed. There was also much discussion over the provision of a RAW button on the camera body. This button has two key functions. When shooting in JPEG mode, it enables the user to instantly capture both RAW and JPEG files, plus it also allows RAW files to be developed in camera.

Focusing details revealed

The X100 offers three focusing options, selected by a switch on the left hand side of the body (see image). There are two autofocusing modes: AF-S and AF-C. AF-S is a single shot autofocus mode that’s best for static subjects, whereas AF-C is a continuous autofocusing mode that’s best for capturing moving objects. Actual focusing speeds are to be confirmed. With manual focus selected, focusing is achieved using the focus ring around the lens barrel. A distance indication bar enables you to pre-focus if required, or you can simply use the electronic viewfinder to focus accurately. There is, however, no rangefinder focusing capability.

[images: Fujifilm]

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