Why Bother With The Fuji X-Pro 1? Just Get the X-E1!

So Fuji went and announced a new camera in the X-Series today called the X-E1.  It’s pegged as the more affordable version of the X-Pro 1 but in my mind it makes the X-Pro 1 a now pointless purchase.  You see the X-E1 features the exact same 16MP sensor as its bigger brother, it adds a built in pop-up flash and it is physically quite a bit smaller.  What’s the catch then ?  Well you loose the hybrid optical viewfinder that Fuji touted as the major feature of the Fuji X100 and the X-Pro 1.  But here’s then thing, that

Fuji Announces Wide Angle Lens Adapter For The X100

Interesting to see today that Fuji have unexpectedly launched both a 28mm wide angle lens adapter for the X100 and also firmware version 1.3 .  I think it’s pretty safe to say in that case that we can expect to see this camera current for at least another 6 months.  Now would be as good a time to buy one as any.  I still have my own X100 and yes I still love it!  I’ll definitely be taking a look at this adapter when it comes out. Valhalla, N.Y., May 15, 2012 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced an

Fuji Announces Their New X-Pro 1

We’ve already seen some leaks about this camera but now it’s all out in the open.  Fuji, welcome to the interchangeable lens market.  With a classic styling, similar to the ever popular X100 this is sure to be an instant hit.  A unique 16MP sensor manufactured by Fuji themselves requires no anti-aliasing filter due to it’s possibly revolutionary capturing system.  Throw in three super fast prime lenses with an improved hybrid viewfinder and this looks to be the camera that many people have longed for since first seeing the X100.  Confirmation that Fuji will be making a Leica M-Mount lens

Pre-Order the new Fuji X-Pro 1 Lenses

It’s not out yet but you can already pre-order the new Fuji lenses to go with the upcoming X-Pro 1 camera. Pre-Orders There’s no doubt in my mind that this is going to be THE camera to get for 2012.  When the X100 was launched it was in high demand for many months.  Hard to get hold of after even six months!  There’s a very good chance this camera will go the same way so if you are even considering picking one up then I would urge you to place a pre-order to avoid the wait.  Amazon will NOT charge

Fuji’s Interchangeable Lens Camera – The X-Pro 1

Yesterday we had a small leak that confirmed the name and lenses and the day before we had a dodgy photo.  Now we have a solid leak of photos and specs for the new Fuji X-Pro1. Critical specs 16MP APS-C sensor Second generation Hybrid Viewfinder Three different lenses (18mm f2.0 , 35mm f1.4 , 60mm f2.4 macro) around 1300€ including the 35mm lens Other lenses approx. 600€ Mount is all new X-Mount with a flange distance of 17,7mm The optical viewfinder will adapt its enlargement to the lens focal length Lenses are all metal construction   First thoughts ?  Well

Fuji X-Pro1 Name And Lenses Leaked

Just a day after I posted some rumored photos of the upcoming new Fuji camera has been referenced in an article on the Wells Fargo investment website, including information on the three lenses that will be available for it. Critical Specs 16MP APS-C sensor Second generation Hybrid Viewfinder Three different lenses (18mm f2.0 , 35mm f1.4 , 60mm f2.4)

Fuji Launches New X10 Camera – The X100’s Little Brother!

Hot on the heels of their success with the X100 (which I reviewed and loved!), Fuji has today officially launched the X10.  Where the X100 looked to redefine large sensor, compact prime lens market with it’s APS-C sensor and 24mm f2.0 lens, the X10 seeks to redefine the premium point and shoot market with a 28-112mm zoom lens and a 12MP 2/3″ sensor.  To be honest it’s caught me a little bit by surprise because we knew about the X100 for many months before it’s launch and this one seems to have come out of the blue apart from a

Fuji X10 Vs. X100

The Fuji x100 is a phenomenally successful camera, even 6 months after it hit store shelves it’s still in short supply. I reviewed it myself and fell in love with it but the price tag isn’t for everyone, neither is the fixed 24mm prime lens. In September 2011 Fujifilm announced the X10 which addresses both of these considerations so I figured I would write up a comparison to help people choose between the two. At first glance they look fairly similar as both are based around the same rear screen and controls and a similar magnesium chassis but in fact

Fujifilm Finepix X100 preview

Fujifilm’s X100 was first revealed at Photokina in 2010 and it’s retro styling instantly captured peoples attention.  The X100 has yet to hit store shelves but Fujifilm has been slowly releasing more and more information about this camera to tantalize prospective buyers.  Sadly this is a hands-off preview, I have not yet used one of these cameras in person but since we still don’t know exactly when this camera will come onto the market I thought I’d write a little about what we already know of the camera.

UPDATE: The camera is now up for pre order at Adorama!  Get in line while you can !

UPDATE 2B&H now have the camera up for pre order!!

The important specifications:

  • 12.3 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Fixed 23mm (35mm equiv.) f2.0 Fujinon Aspherical lens
  • Magnesium top and bottom plates
  • Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder
  • Aperture ring on lens
  • Top plate dials are metal
  • Manual focus ring on lens
  • 2.8″ LCD screen
  • 10cm close focus distance for macro shots
  • Built in 3-stop neutral density filter
  • 720p video recording with stereo sound
  • SD Card compatible
  • Diminutive size (126 x 74 x 53 )
  • $1200

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