Fuji FinePix X100 - photokina 2010

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  1. usayit

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    Fuji wanted to beat everyone to the punch by announcing one of their new products prior to the opening of 2010 Photokina.

    Fujifilm unveils FinePix X100 large-sensor compact: Digital Photography Review

    Looks like the high end compact market is about to become VERY interesting. I for one probably won't get this one but as a rangefinder shooter, the hybrid EVF/Optical viewfinder is extremely interesting. I think this one might literally mean trouble for Leica X1 sales. Perhaps a future look into mirrorless/rangefinder designs? I certainly hope so.
     
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    That is a good looking camera. Looking forward to more detail.
     
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    I'm really curious about how the lens renders and i'm REALLY curious about how it handles in person. I wonder if it feels strong and much like a birck, i hope so. I'm really interested in this, if it was Micro 4/3rds it would go perfect with my E-P1.

    I would LOVE to have this as a toy, i bet it'd be so much fun, but if the price is what i'm thinking it'd be ($1500ish), i think i'd rather go for the Nikon 35G or 85G.

    Oh..Iwishihadamilliondollaaaarrrs!!!!!
     
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    Yeah...it has the bigger APS-C sensor and a 35mm equivalent lens angle of view, plus a radically engineered lens!!! I absolutely love,love,love the f/stops concentric with the lens, and the top-deck mounted shutter speed and +/- dials...an analgo-styled digital! More info here:

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    Man this looks so awesome. I already want one. Shutter speeds and aperture dial on the lens? On a digital camera? That isn't a Leica X1? Awesome.

    Hope it's less than $1,000 >_>
     
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    i can't believe there's only 6 (including this one) posts about this camera here..
     
  7. usayit

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    Totally agree.... this is what attracts me to this camera's design.

    We took what worked in past (dials, fstop on lens, etc) and merged in the new (bigger sensor, hybrid viewfinder). Leica did this... IMO not 100% successful. Epson did this wonderfully but kept too much in the past and didn't keep up the effort.

    I'm afraid this spells trouble for Leica's still ongoing efforts to go digital.... (ahem X1)



    Its no wonder that recent drastic camera designs haven't come out of the big guys (Canon nor Nikon) but from the smaller guys that are trying to "create" a market for themselves. Not surprisingly many of these "smaller guys" are more electronics oriented.

    Crystal ball anyone?



    btw.... OMG.. I just saw samples/review last night from the new Summilux 35mm f/1.4. Droool...
     
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    Its a discussion that doesn't focus on "nikon" or "canon". TPF (more than most other forums I participate) seems strongly against anything non-nikon nor non-canon.... or at least doesn't seem to make those users feel welcome. Heck.. anything closely resembling a P&S doesn't gets very little respect.
     
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    sweet looking camera, i would seriously think about it, but i am happy with my olympus e-pen and it looks like a "real" camera.
     
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    It's the classic innovator's dilemma. Why would Canon or Nikon want to rock the boat much when they are perfectly happy with the status quo?
     
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    I've never actually owned a Fuji camera, but have always admired their innovation similar to how i've admired Olympus's innovation (no matter how awful the execution).

    I don't know if i'll own one, but i'd really like to use it at least once.


    I'm really loving that other companies aside from leica are attempting to give a retro look to their bodies. Ford did this to the mustang and it kept the company alive, olympus did it with the E-P1 and again, kept the company alive (especially since they've basically abandoned vanilla 4/3rds) I mean c'mon, who WOULDN'T want to at least try out something that looked like this:

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    And to have another camera with a chrome (omg!) body with an integrated viewfinder? sweeeet.

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    I just hope to god that the lens isn't focus-by-wire. That would just totally destroy the experience of having an analog digital.
     

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