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Fuji has revealed an officialunderwater housingfor the Fujifilm XQ1 digital compact camera. The Fujifilm WP-XQ1 Underwater Housing allows you to use the XQ1 camera at depths up to 40m. Built from Transparent Polycarbonate the sturdy housing not only protects the camera but allows you to use all its controls whilst underwater. With built in Wireless Image Transfer you don’t even need to take the camera out of the housing to transfer your images to smartphone or tablet, so you can start sharing your shots as soon as you come up to the surface. The WP-XQ1 housing can be yours for £249.95 / $329.99. An XQ1 dive kit will be available in the UK through the network of Authorised Fujifilm Dive centres nationwide.
Fujifilm Press Release
Fujifilm announces the launch of an official Dive Housing (WP-XQ1) for the XQ1 camera
Fujifilm’s X Series cameras have already ‘wowed’ photographers around the world. Now the diving community can benefit from the fast response times and the low light capabilities of the XQ1 with the launch of a new underwater housing that allows you to use the camera at depths of up to 40m under water.
At the heart of the XQ1 is the 2/3” X-Trans CMOS sensor which controls moiré and false colours eliminating the need for an Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) and therefore improving resolving power. The latest EXR Processor II also more than doubles the previous model’s processing speed, controlling noise and maintaining image clarity meaning that underwater blues and greens are beautifully and accurately reproduced.
The key benefits of the ultra compact XQ1 camera are:
Stunning performance in low light conditions (ISO 100-12800)
Lightning fast 0.6 second Auto Focus with Phase Detection pixels, shutter lag of 0.015s and shooting interval of 0.3s mean that you won’t miss any of the fast moving action
Pre-AF mode – focusses before the shutter is pressed for maximum AF speed
25mm wide angle, bright f1.8 lens for great bokeh depth of field effect
Lens Modulation technology optimises output for amazing straight out of camera shots in all lighting conditions
Shoot in JPEG, RAW or both with support from all leading software packages
Wireless Image Transfer – for easy transfer of images to smartphone or tablet
High Speed Continuous shooting of up to 12 frames per second
Full manual exposure control and Focus Peaking assist when manual focussing
Advanced Art filters for in camera creativity including Partial Colour
Easy to use controls including a direct Control Ring, plus customisable buttons and dials
Bright 920k dot 3” LCD makes composition of the images easy in all lighting conditions
The WP-XQ1 Underwater Housing allows you to use the XQ1 at depths of up to 40m. Built from Transparent Polycarbonate the sturdy housing not only protects the camera but allows you to use all its controls whilst underwater.
You can easily use the wheel to move the Control Dial and adjust settings or alternatively the direct drive buttons all have their own easy access buttons.
White balance controls allow you to set the actual colour temperature or fine tune white balance by using the new white balance shift graphic controls
With built in Wireless Image Transfer you don’t even need to take the camera out of the housing to transfer your images to smartphone or tablet – so you can start sharing your shots as soon as you come up to the surface!
With a great range of underwater accessories to complement the XQ1 and Underwater Housing, for the first time divers can now harness the superb image quality associated with the award winning X- Trans CMOS technology, exclusive to the Fujifilm X Series.
An XQ1 dive kit will be available in the UK through the network of Authorised Fujifilm Dive centres nationwide - Dive centres interested in the XQ1 or authorised Dive Centre status should contact Digital Distribution on Tel: 01442 230022.