Fujifilm has announce that its Fuji X-S1 superzoom camera is now onsale in the UK. 

Announced in November and shown at this month's CES trade show in Las Vegas, the Fujifilm X-S1 bridge camera is a 12Mp camera with a 26x optical zoom lens equivalent to 24-624mm in 35mm film photography terms. The X-S1 costs £699.

Images can be previewed on its EVF (electronic viewfinder) and reviewed on the tiltable 460K dot 3in LCD. A daylight mode attempts to compensate for screen glare.

The Fujifilm X-S1 supports 10-frames-per-second shooting (as 6Mp Jpegs) and 7fps when shooting 12Mp Jpegs. It can also take RAW format photos. The camera has a shutter lag of just 0.01 seconds. Despite firing off shots in such quick succession, the camera has a CIPA-rated battery life of 500 shots per charge. Optical image stabilisation and a 'super macro' mode in which the 2/3in EXR CMOS lens focuses down to 1cm, both feature.

The EXR lens offers three lighting modes - High Resolution, Wide Dynamic Range and High Sensitivity/Low Noise – as well as an automatic detection mode. ISO levels up to 3200 are supported. The camera also has a 360-degree panorama mode and can shoot HD video. 

Fuji X-S1 12Mp camera with 26x optical zoom