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Fuji New Rangefinder form!

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by wt21, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Prototype

    Prototype SC Veteran

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    Jul 9, 2010
    Illinois
    Brian
    No announcement on price and with an "early 2011" estimate, remember that these things tend to get delayed. Notable specs include a fixed 23mm (x1.5 = "35mm" FOV) f/2 lens, 1.44-million-dot electric viewfinder, 5 frames-per-second burst mode, 1/4000s max shutter speed, and built-in 3-stop ND filter.

    From DPReview:
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    Sensor			APS-C CMOS sensor
    			12.3 million pixels
    
    Movie clips		1280 x 720 pixels (HD)
    			with stereo sound
    
    Lens			Fujinon lens with Super EBC Coating
    			F2-F16
    			Focal length : 23mm (35mm equivalent)
    			9-bladed aperture diaphragm
    			10 cm minimum focus
    			Built-in 3 stop ND filter
    
    Focus			High-speed contrast AF
    
    ISO sensitivity		ISO 200
    			ISO 400
    			ISO 800
    			ISO 1600
    			ISO 3200
    			ISO 6400
    			(ISO 100 - 128000 in expandable mode)
    
    Shutter speed		30 sec. to 1/4000 sec
    
    Exposure Modes		Programmed AE
    			Aperture Priority
    			Shutter-Priority
    			Manual
    
    Continuous shooting	5 fps
    
    Optical Viewfinder	0.5X magnification with approx. 90% frame coverage
    
    Electronic Viewfinder	Ultrafine 1,440,000-dot LCD
    
    LCD monitor		2.8-inch
    			approx. 460,0000 dots
    
    Storage			SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card
    
    Dimensions		127(W) × 75(H) × 54(D) mm
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
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  3. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Me want.
     
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  4. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

    316
    Sep 14, 2010
    Now thats what I call a serious compact ;-)
    I'm in love with its looks. I'd guess that it's cheaper than an X1, as it doesnt have a red dot ;-) so if the IQ isn't too far off, Fuji will have a winner.
    have to say I'm still waiting for my interchangeable lens rangefinder-look-a-like camera with AF and built in VF though
     
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  5. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

    230
    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    Best digital camera design I've seen till date. Hope other camera manufacturers would learn something from it.
     
  6. MarcusGR

    MarcusGR SC Rookie

    12
    Sep 11, 2010
    Wow !!!! And this is just BEFORE the Photokina opens up ....! This certainly is a camera to wait for it to become commercially available. With a hybrid viewfinder like that, though, I would like to see someone "crazy" enough to design a compact camera WITHOUT any LCD at all !! That would save bulk, money and weight. And make the camera much more portable (=scratch-proof). Whereupon, I would bet serious compact lovers would not regret the LCD at all !! Am I wrong ?
     
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  7. Mayank

    Mayank SC Veteran

    230
    Jul 16, 2010
    India
    That's a good idea, Marcus!
     
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  8. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello everyone. That's great news.
     
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  9. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    After seeing the pictures of the camera and reading the announcement I am quite sure, that this might be my next camera. I like its simplicity very much and also that its optical finder is integrated and no external device, which can be lost easily and does not fit in small bags anymore.
     
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  10. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    OH MY LORD!!! What a great looking camera! Very retro, looks like something from the 70's but with new technology. I love the dials on to (Laica X1 style!) and the EVF looks pretty stunning. With an APS-C sensor this could be one hell of a great camera! and could be my next purchase!!:biggrin:

    The GF2 (when it finally arrives) had better step up to the mark if it wants to keep a large share of the market.

    Anyone care to predict the on line purchase price of the X100? I predict £800
     
  11. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran

    578
    Jul 6, 2010
    X100 Price

    Looking at the video and the pdf this is starting to look expensive! You may be right with around £800. Surely they would bring it out at less than the X1 price, which it seems to be aimed directly at, but if they are serious about the quality then it won't be cheap.

    Like others I'm sure, I was surprised by its announcement and pleasantly so. If it "does what it says on the tin" then I'd love one.
     
  12. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    The price I'm estimating is based on the price reducing after it has been out a few months. Launch price i see at nearer £1000
     
  13. Prototype

    Prototype SC Veteran

    207
    Jul 9, 2010
    Illinois
    Brian
    Marcus - I'd prefer a swivel LCD. The swivel screen on the Samsung EX1 can be turned around so that it doesn't get scratched when inside a bag or pocket. With a compact camera this large and expensive, eliminating the LCD wouldn't be much smaller or save much money.

    As for the price, my guess is $1299 US. If they sell it for less than $1000, they are going to have major supply issues. I've been reading a lot of discussions and people are hoping for $500 or even less. They are going to be very disappointed.
     
  14. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    The price will be lower than the price of the Leica X1, but I don't expect a big difference. The specification of this camera and the target audience mentioned in the press release indicate this to be a rather expensive camera.
     
  15. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Arse! :frown:

    Still should be a lot less than the X1.....i hope!! :biggrin:
     
  16. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Very beautiful camera but is it really a fixed lens only? That would be a bit disappointing. A bit of a sheep in wolf's clothing!
     
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  17. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Yep it's fixed lens only. It all comes down to image quality and the fact that 35mm is what the target customer is used to/wanting. The Leica X1 is £1350 here in the uk and has a fixed 24mm lens and is not brimming with special features, in fact it's a very basic camera but it's superbly built and creates stunning images and there is a market for it. I'm guessing many buy it just because it's Leica so the Fuji will have to be cheaper to get buyers as it's not a Leica. If it were the same price most would buy the Leica....because it's a Leica, I know I would!

    It's going to be a very interesting camera and I can't wait to read the reviews and see image examples.
     
  18. cacau

    cacau SC Rookie

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    Jul 16, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    Lessons from Fujι: "How to build a compact camera with a marvelous viewfinder, and lots of stuff"

    Olympus, Panasonic, Leica e.t.c. are you receiving me?
     
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