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[December 29, 2013]


(Week, The (Oman) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Fujifilm has launched the XQ1, the sixth premium interchangeable­lens camera bringing X­Series quality in its smallest size yet, in Oman. The pocket­sized XQ1 features a newly developed F1.8 4x zoom lens and the same type of 2/3" X­Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II as used in the Fujifilm X20 ­ the XQ1's sensor size is approximately double of those in ordinary compact digital cameras and is able to deliver the world's fastest AF speed at 0.06 seconds. The XQ1 also features a built­in Super Intelligent Flash, which accurately controls the amount of light for the shooting situation.

The 2/3" X­Trans CMOS II 12mn pixels sensor controls moiré and false colour gen­eration without need for an optical low pass filter.

The EXR Processor II also more than doubles the previous process­ ing speed so noise is controlled and image clarity maintained, meaning greens, blues and skin tones are all beautifully repro­duced. Sensitivity ranges from ISO100 to ISO12800 so you can take natural and clear images even in low light.

The newly developed F1.8 4x zoom (25­ 100mm) is constructed with four aspheri­ cal and three extra low dispersion lenses, with all lens surfaces covered in Fujinon original HT­EBC coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The bright F1.8 aperture gives the background a natural bokeh effect for a beautiful contrast with the main subject.

Image quality is further enhanced by the Lens Modulation Optimiser. It corrects slight blurring and diffractions caused when the lens aperture is narrowed. This maximises the resolving power of the lens for edge­to­edge image clarity. Optical image stabilisation is extrem­ ely useful when using the camera in low light condition.

With its responsive focusing and quick start­up time, the XQ1 won't let you down when you need to capture a fleeting moment. It boasts that world's fastest AF of 0.06 seconds and a shooting interval of 0.3 seconds until the next frame can be taken while shutter lag is just 0.015 seconds.

Images can be wirelessly transferred from the XQ1 to a smartphone or smart tablet after installing the free Fujifilm Camera Application app. There are no troublesome ID and password settings; a Wi­Fi button in the camera can be switched on to add the images instantly to a blog or to share them with friends on a social networking site. Users can set the XQ1 to read its location from smartphones and tablets enabling them to keep tags on where they took the photo.

Users can choose their own image style with the Film Simulation Mode and recre­ ate Fujifilm's unique film heritage. By selecting from one of five variations, users can shoot their images the way they want them ­ Velvia for gives vivid colours, Astia for portraits, Provia for natural pictures, Sepia and Monochrome. There are also eight advanced filter options for extra cre­ ativity, including Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop Colour, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Colour, while in Multiple Exposure mode it's easy to overlay two images on a single frame.

FUJIFILM XQ1 KEY FEATURES: Original colour filter array to control moiré and false colour without an optical low pass filter 4x intelligent digital zoom (16X combined with optical zoom) 3" 920K­dot premium LCD with 85°vertical and horizontal viewing angle In camera RAW converter Built­in Super Intelligent Flash Full HD Movie (c) 2013 Apex Press and Publishing Provided by, an company

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