“Oooh baby I likes it RAAAAW”, croon FujiFilm aficionados upon seeing the brand’s newest auto-focus RAW shooter. The X100S (the “S” is for speed”) shoots 14-bit RAW images at six frames per second. Oh, and it’ll focus in 0.08 seconds — faster than you can say “Ol’ Dirty Bastard”.
All that speed comes from the APS-C X-Trans CMOS II and the EXR Processor II, which Fuji claims makes the X100S the fastest in the world. Luckily, the Japanese manufacturer had the good sense to slap a quality lens on the body so as not to compromise the picture quality. The Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed focal length lens is equivalent to a 35mm lens, and has a built-in ND (neutral density) filter that’s equivalent to three stops.
Fuji is set to release the camera in March. Preorder the camera for $1,299.95 USD at Amazon.