Old 01-18-2016   #81
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The price has been lowered to $699 in the US.
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That was fast..

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I wonder if Fuji Canada will lower the price down too from 899.
The Camera Store confirmed to me earlier this afternoon that it is indeed CAD$899.
Have a black one pre-ordered, cant wait.
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The price has been lowered to $699 in the US.
It's like the Ricoh GR vs Nikon A all over again :

If one company wants to win, they need to differentiate and introduce a model with a un-cropped 40mm FOV lens and/or monochrome sensor
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Apparently DPreview had the price for the US as $699 all along and the dealers used the wrong price. http://www.dpreview.com/news/4300762...100-style-body
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well, I was initially very very excited for the X70 (last time I was this excited for a new camera was when they announced the Fuji X100S) but after getting this reply from FujiGuys, I have lost interest until they rectify this issue.

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hi Fuji Guys, can you shoot the X70 with the rear-screen turned off and just using the aux viewfinder?


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+Earl D Hi Earl. Great question! Initially, that is not an option. However, it is being considered for future operational updating.
Your face or nose can accidentally touch the screen (move AF points, take shots), also when looking through the OVF you can get distracted or blinded from the screen.
I might still play with a demo version first to see how it works at this point
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I think you can turn off the touch screen...just not the LCD.
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I think you can turn off the touch screen...just not the LCD.

correct but unfortunately that might be a deal breaker for me, the light coming from the screen when looking through the OVF might be distracting, especially when shooting in a low light location.

that's one thing I liked about the GR, I would pre-configure the settings then turn off the rear screen and off shooting I went.

but hopefully Fuji does something about it, or even just make the screen go all black like the Sony a7.
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Anyone know (only seen it written in one place) if it has an anti-aliasing filter or not?

Wondering if it's really part of the X line or just in name......

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Anyone know (only seen it written in one place) if it has an anti-aliasing filter or not?

Wondering if it's really part of the X line or just in name......

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correct but unfortunately that might be a deal breaker for me, the light coming from the screen when looking through the OVF might be distracting, especially when shooting in a low light location.

that's one thing I liked about the GR, I would pre-configure the settings then turn off the rear screen and off shooting I went.

but hopefully Fuji does something about it, or even just make the screen go all black like the Sony a7.
It may work like my xe2: the rear display panel switches off when you look through the eyepiece.
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Not sure why you think it's any different than any other x-trans II camera.
Trust but verify......

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It may work like my xe2: the rear display panel switches off when you look through the eyepiece.
Not sure the X70 has any viewfinder (other than slide on optical)

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There have been cameras in the past, but for life of me, I can't remember which ones in specific..that when the LCD is placed in the protected mode (LCD is facing into body) it automatically turns off the LCD. I think my old Sony r1 might have done this..

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It may work like my xe2: the rear display panel switches off when you look through the eyepiece.
unfortunately the Fuji X70 does not have an eyepiece or sensor as it will rely only on the Fuji and other party 28mm aux viewfinders.
so the X70 will never know if you're looking through the viewfinder or the rear screen unlike the other X series cameras.


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There have been cameras in the past, but for life of me, I can't remember which ones in specific..that when the LCD is placed in the protected mode (LCD is facing into body) it automatically turns off the LCD. I think my old Sony r1 might have done this..

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definitely the old digicam with tiltable LCD screens, I'm thinking Canon G series
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The lcd doesn't turn to face in to the body though.

I'm definitely curious, because I love 28mm, the old Fuji Super Mini 28mm lens was great, people produce great stuff with the X series, so it's a contender.

I feel like Ricoh have dominated this market for so long because their product is incredible, and when even Nikon come unstuck against them, it's a bold move for Fuji.

One of the reasons the GR is so good is that it leaves a bunch of stuff out. I'm already seeing stuff I don't need or want on the Fuji (touch and tilt screen are a no from me, I realise I can switch the touch off).

I think it's going to be a case of working out what if anything in the specs might go beyond the GR for how I use it rather than getting caught up in it being pretty and a new product.

I definitely need to see examples of it in use, and need to see that this super fast AF isn't having the delay on stopping down that I've read about on the X100 series.
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There have been cameras in the past, but for life of me, I can't remember which ones in specific..that when the LCD is placed in the protected mode (LCD is facing into body) it automatically turns off the LCD. I think my old Sony r1 might have done this..

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All the G-series Lumix micro-4/3 do this. They were the original mirrorless cameras with swivel screens.

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unfortunately the Fuji X70 does not have an eyepiece or sensor as it will rely only on the Fuji and other party 28mm aux viewfinders.
so the X70 will never know if you're looking through the viewfinder or the rear screen unlike the other X series cameras....

The Fuji X10 can turn off the LCD using the display button, and it doesn't have an EVF or eye sensor either. I would expect the X70 to have this feature too. All my Lumix G-series cameras do this too.

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The Fuji X10 can turn off the LCD using the display button, and it doesn't have an EVF or eye sensor either.
It has an OVF though...that is the difference. The X70 is an LCD camera, so they most likely thought turning the LCD off wouldn't be a great idea. However, Fuji has made an external OVF for the camera, so I would imagine they will implement this in a firmware update once the OVF is available.
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so TCS left me a message saying that my X70 is ready for pick-up.
unfortunately I've decided to cancel it as I'm happier with the XE2 + 18mm
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This could finally be the camera for me that replaces my original X100. Smaller yet not too small to hold, solid autofocus, wider lens which I prefer for travel and everyday stuff. Better low light (though one stop slower...), Classic Chrome and 16MP might let me shoot JPEG only and WIFI transfer stuff to my smartphone for instant sharing. Finally, one of the most important features for me, USB charging (I assume, though I don't see it specified), because I hate the battery and charger of the X100. Would be so nice if during travel or everyday life if I could simply charge through USB without bulky charger.

One thing is standing in the way of my purchase, and it's my old scratched X100 still being awesome and probably making more pleasing images with the 35mm 2.0 lens.
As long as that thing doesn't break, any new version just seems like an incremental upgrade not worth 100s of dollars.
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If anyone here bought one, pls post user experience

I think it will be quite a fun camera to use. Olympus just registered a new camera, could it be a fixed lens camera ?

http://www.43rumors.com/olympus-regi...-camera-model/
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I have one on order and the shop has it... but they are saying Fuji won;t let them ship until 2/15 because of an embargo. Yet, B&H and Adorama have shipped. BS.
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It has an OVF though...that is the difference. The X70 is an LCD camera, so they most likely thought turning the LCD off wouldn't be a great idea. However, Fuji has made an external OVF for the camera, so I would imagine they will implement this in a firmware update once the OVF is available.
Looks like Ricoh could be making it for them.
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^only issue is the mount on the GV-1 is off-centered, not a big deal to me but just in case for others
http://www.monk3y.com/img/s5/v129/p663647458-5.jpg

still tempted to go pick-up the X70 but i know the LCD screen always on will piss me off.
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Anyone played with or bought one of these?

Comparisons with the GRD?
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Anyone played with or bought one of these?

Comparisons with the GRD?
I have both. I haven't had a chance to use the X70 for a day yet. It's nicely built and feels good in the hand (the X70)... but I need a day on the street with it to really know how I feel compared to the GR.
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Only way I think it could really better the GR is if you could use it M9 style with screen entirely off in manual mode where you could actually see the shutter speed, aperture and focus but seems like it's a no go for focus unless maybe you could set the option for hyperfocus distance and then turn off the screen and shoot.

Only thing I don't like about the Ricoh is that you have to refer to the screen to see how it's set up.
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Only way I think it could really better the GR is ..
Well, I know many are against it, but using the touch screen to focus / trip the shutter instantly on the X70 is a very cool feature that'll come in handy at times. The GR doesn't do this.
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Like a said a few posts ago... I haven't been able to get out and use it for a day yet (work, etc.).
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Hopefully you will be able to test it out this weekend.

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I want to like the X70, but the lack of an integrated VF is holding me back. You'd think the success of the Leica Q would have inspired them to include an internal EVF. I really like the specs otherwise.

That said, if I could find an economical *locking* OVF to use with it I'd probably jump on one of these. I've come close to losing shoe mounted OVFs too many times...
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Checked the Manual -seems like the display can NOT be turned off like the X10/20/30 - lack of alternative viewfinder....

Perhaps when the hotshoe finder comes out...
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I've used mine and am very happy with it. I like it better than the GR. I don't care about a VF with a 28mm lens. If you guys are NEED a VF, look elsewhere. The LCD can't be turned off.
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I've used mine and am very happy with it. I like it better than the GR. I don't care about a VF with a 28mm lens. If you guys are NEED a VF, look elsewhere. The LCD can't be turned off.
I imagine you bought the black version? A photographer I work for shoots Nikon and alongside his D4s is a couple of DFs...which I'm sure the X70 looks right at home next to.
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Looks like Ricoh could be making it for them.
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I imagine you bought the black version? A photographer I work for shoots Nikon and alongside his D4s is a couple of DFs...which I'm sure the X70 looks right at home next to.
Yeah, I bought the black one. Yes, looks great next to the Df and will look right next to the X-Pro2 that should be delivered soon.
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