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Fuji X100 Digital SOMETHING from Fujifilm
Old 09-19-2010   #1
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Fuji X100 Digital SOMETHING from Fujifilm

It's called X100 and look awesome. holy cow!

http://dpreview.com/news/1009/10091910fujifilmx100.asp
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Old 09-19-2010   #3
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Optical VF. At last. I knew things would get better if I waited. If it works as well as it looks...
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Old 09-19-2010   #4
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Oh, wow. It's a frikken' digital Hexar!!! (A boy can hope...)

Edited to add: unless there are deal-breaking flaws, this is — at long last —*the* camera that might get me to put down my M6 (or at least, join the M6 in my bag). In terms of form factor, it is immensely more appealing than any digital RF or equivalent that I've ever seen.
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Old 09-19-2010   #5
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Old 09-19-2010   #8
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That's the best looking digital I've ever seen.

Please be affordable

Please be affordable

Please be affordable
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Nice lens specs - built in ND filter too!
Looks like someone is on the right track.
Now the big question...how much?
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Fuji Finepix X100, a Leica X1 competitor?
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Fuji Finepix X100, a Leica X1 competitor?

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1009/10...jifilmx100.asp
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Fujifilm has announced the X100, a large-sensor compact camera aimed at professional and enthusiast photographers. Based around a 12Mp APS-C CMOS sensor, Fuji EXR processor and 23mm F2 Fujinon lens (equivalent to a 35mm semi-wideangle), the classically-styled camera features traditional analogue controls for shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation. Of particular note is the new 'hybrid' viewfinder system which allows the user to switch between optical and electronic viewfinders and project detailed shooting information into the OVF. The spec is rounded off by 720p HD movie recording, a 460k dot 2.8" LCD, flash hot shoe, and magnesium alloy top and base-plate castings. The camera will be available from early 2011.
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Finally, somebody has been really listening!! If it lives up to expectations, this is going to FLY off the shelves!
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If this one is anywhere near my price range I'll pre-order one. Amazing looker! And specs look great as well. As long as it delivers what it should it will be a success among people around here
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Old 09-19-2010   #14
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Looks like the shutter release would be in the way of the shutter speed dial if you wanted to used your forefinger, making a thumb easier. If so, the Hexar RF top plate would work better.

Anyway, kudos to Fuji - a much better idea for retro lovers than a Minox digicam hidden inside a miniature Leica M3! Fuji - innovative cameras, fantastic film, and I even buy their SD cards.
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It will be interesting to see what they mean by fast autofocus. Of course, pricing will be a bit stiff.

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Old 09-19-2010   #16
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Is this the imfamously rumored "digital rangefinder" that we where all teased about earlier this year. I thought that it was a Canon, then the Nikon "Executive" said recently that they where going to make one. Or is this just the first wave of camera makes finally listening to true camera users?

Consirpacy thought...all the M8's suddenly going down in price the past 2-months?!?! Fuji...of all camera makers seems to have listened.

Guess on the price?

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...or are we being punked?
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Bring it on Fuji !!!!!
Looks Great
Didn't read any Manual Focus option though, to make it a truly Retro Experience., now to make one with Interchangeable lenses on the same body! Choice is good!
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Old 09-19-2010   #19
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May the autofocus be fast...please.

A beautiful empty suit, but sure to make the X1 sales slip.
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Old 09-19-2010   #20
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Old 09-19-2010   #21
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Oh my! If this thing has the dynamic range of say an S5 and solid manual focus interface... I'll take two!
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That crashing sound you just heard was the price of X-1's going through the floor. I hope this costs Father Leica a lot of sales. This is the camera that they should have made.
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I'd pay up to $1200 without thinking. Any more and I'd have to think about it.
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Looks like the shutter release would be in the way of the shutter speed dial if you wanted to used your forefinger, making a thumb easier.
It looks fine. Probably not a lot different than using your forefinger to change shutter speeds on an M.
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It certainly takes some design cues from Leica. Looks like a cool camera, and I like the inclusion of the viewfinder. The lack of viewfinder is my primary complaint regarding the X1.
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I hate to be the wet blanket on this thread, but I have to ask; what are they not telling us? Or am I just a skeptical consumer?

Just image; a digital rangefinder arms race between, Leica, Nikon, Canon, Fuji..."brand X"!!! The first one to have "everything" & M lenses at $2,000 will be the winner.
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I agree with much of what is said but I find the "styling" regrettable. I wish they had been less concerned about making it look "retro," though the controls seem to be all in the right places and that counts for a lot. It seem to me it just calls attention to itself. Wish it had just been more plain and utilitarian. I hope, at least, it's AF. I would assume so.
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I agree with much of what is said but I find the "styling" regrettable. I wish they had been less concerned about making it look "retro," though the controls seem to be all in the right places and that counts for a lot. It seem to me it just calls attention to itself. Wish it had just been more plain and utilitarian. I hope, at least, it's AF. I would assume so.
Specs say fast contrast autofocus. You have to wonder if they really mean 'fast'. Previous leaks have suggested that they do mean fast. Fingers crossed.
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Thanks bwcolor! The MTFs (in the brochure linked above) are ass-kicking by f/4. I've NEVER seen a mfr. provide MTFs for a fixed-lens digicam before -- did Father Leica do so for the X1?

This is VERY promising.
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Hey Mods, can we get the threads on this merged?
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I like that VF, I hope it catches on in other cameras. I think the bar has been raised for Panasonic and Leica.
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This will cost more than the Leica, but nevertheless (assuming it all works) it's going to kill sales of the X1. I wonder what Leica can pull out of the hat at Photokina ?
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Wow, that looks nice.

It looks to be in the same class as the X1: high-end, fixed-lens camera, basically a digital version of cameras such as the Contax T series, Hexar, Nikon 35Ti.

I am guessing $1800~$2,000 price range, just comparing this with a mu-43 camera.
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The only things I don't see here are: (1) validation that the AF really is fast; (2) figures on the lens's geometric distortion; (3) DNG as native RAW format; and (4) weather sealing.

Everything else looks really, really good, and the stuff I've just mentioned are all just unknowns.

If they can come in at $2000 US or less, they will sell a lot of these.
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I hope Brian is right with the price range. This could be the first digital camera I use - but only if there is an economic way of printing black-and-white at a good quality !
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