Fujifilm announced a new wide-angle model of a medium-format film camera, the GF670W Professional. This new model to expected to sell for around 275K yen (US$3,230).
Its predecessor, the GF670 Professional was a folding camera with bellows equipped with 80mm lens (45mm equivalent), and the new GF670W is more like a 35mm film camera without the folding mechanism and bellows that works more swiftly.
A 120/220 roll film is used and the camera takes 10 or 20 frames in 6 x 7cm size and 12 or 24 frames in 6 x 6cm size. Film speed (ISO25-3200) is set manually in 1/3-step increments.
Focusing is manually done with a split image rangefinder and the shutter provides speed from 4 to 1/500sec. Exposure is set with aperture priority AE or manual and aperture and shutter speed may easily be set with control rings on the lens barrel. A CR2 (3V) Li-ion battery powers the camera. The GF670W is said to be available on the home market from March 23.