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a svelte new Fuji compact this way comes

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by Luke, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Don't know what it does, but it sure is a purty lil thing... Seems to have some sort of markings on the lens ring too.

    -Ray
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I can only speculate "what it does" at this early juncture, but my guess is that it takes photos. :tongue:
    I don't do little compacts like this, but it is cute. Still something about it seems a little forced or just "off".
     
  4. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I'm getting more and more intrigued... go Fuji! :)
     
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    There's no zoom toggle so it's likely a combined on/off switch and zoom ring like the X10.
     
  6. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    lens is 6.4-25.6, so with a 1/1.7" type sensor that'd be a wide angle of 34.4mm (unlikely), or with a 2/3" type sensor like the X10, that'd be a 25.2mm wide angle (much more likely). Not bad, it really looks like some flim-era supercompact camera, I personally like a camera to look a bit more... functional, but as long as it IS functional, who cares what it looks like :smile:
     
  7. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Julien
    Very small sensor given the focal length range written on the lens.

    EDIT: sorry didn't see bartjeej's post while writing mine.
     
  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    It seems like it would have been a good thing if they could have released this before the RX100, but I guess you could say that about a lot of these new compacts that are using smaller than 1" sensors.

    What I think would be super cool from Fuji is a 1" sensor with a fixed, fast lens, somewhere in the 35-50mm range. A mini X100.

    I am thinking the same thing when I look at it for a while. It looks to me like someone added an aftermarket leather skin to a more modern camera body. Maybe there will be an all-black version.
     
  9. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Hmmmm.... I really like my RX100. I am thinking I'll stick with the Sony. It's super at high ISO and has tricks not likely to be found in the Fuji (like the stitch pano, which I use while traveling). But Fuji is certainly creating sexy looking cameras, and building their brand into a bit more elite.
     
  10. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I just noticed it even has only one eyelet for a wrist band, so hanging it around your neck is apparently not supported!
     
  11. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I think that is a lug for your keychain. :biggrin:
     
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  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I cant wait til next month, when we see whats *really* coming. Something about that pic said to me "mockup". Something someone wishes would happen, rather than what is actually happening. But, I could be quite wrong. I often am :)
     
  13. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I wonder if uses just another small sensor of if it is unique to Fuji and does what its APS sensor can do (to a certain extent).
     
  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'd be surprised if it were anything other than the sensor from the X10 & X-S1
     
  15. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    If there's no viewfinder of any kind, I hope that rear LCD has some of the "white magic" that Sony has in the RX100. So, which would we go for? This or the X10? For me, with no viewfinder, this would have to list for at least $100 less than the X10. Or would it be better to save up a bit more and buy an X100 on closeout this Christmas?
     
  16. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Looks like a really neat little thing. Especially if it's a 2/3" sensor and the zoom ring is either driving the zoom action mechanically (probably unlikely with this slim a camera) or at least responding really fast to operation.

    RX100 could be getting competition.
     
  17. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Yep. I suspect it may be an X-10 evolution, this one being simpler with less hardware controls.
     
  18. Lucille

    Lucille SC Veteran

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    Aug 20, 2012
    Hepcat City
    that little machine is sexy....
     
  19. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Here's how one turns it on

    [video=youtube;tNpIJ553wLE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNpIJ553wLE&[/video]
     
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  20. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Hello shiny pretty thing!