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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Quick post about a sexy looking new camera – Fujifilm x100

Here’s an interesting announcement from an unlikely place.  Fujifilm just released a press release for a new compact camera featuring a 12MP APS-C sized sensor,720p video recording and a fixed 23mm (35mm equivalent) f2.0 lens.  The styling of the camera is what caught my eye.  It looks more like a Leica than a Fujifilm!  Magnesium top and bottom plates wrapped in a leather grip with mechanical metallic dials on top for shutter speed and ISO and what even seems to be an aperture ring on the lens!  The camera is not due for public release until January 2011 but it looks to be a great competitor to something like the Leica X1 or Sigma DP-2.  No news on MSRP yet but I will update with more info when available.

Full press release after the break and more photos!

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