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Fujifilm X100 - stunning, rangerfinder-style compact looks fantastic

Discussion in 'cameras and camera gear' started by editor, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Well Fujifilm are launching or have just launched another slightly lower spec camera, the X10.

    According to the internet, they have a modified aperture design to correct this sticky aperture blade issue and when repairing cameras are fitting the new assembly. Hopefully new cams also have it.

    And also there a rumours about a mirrorless dslr type camera with an advanced EVF viewfinder. Apparently that might be arriving in 2012.
     
  2. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

  3. what

    what Well-Known Member

    Played with one in John Lewis on Oxford Street today. Its just stuck out on display for anyone to try. The viewfinder is great as is the look of camera but the write speed to card is shockingly slow.
     
  4. 8115

    8115 doesn't smoke

    Met someone with one of these today. It looks sexy. He said the colour is good. Bit expensive though.
     
  5. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

  6. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    I had a play with one of these in a store during the week.

    Autofocus seemed shockingly slow and unreliable, perhaps at least in part due to poor lighting. You could at least tell what it was trying to focus on though. I liked the hybrid display a lot in principle, although it could certainly benefit from more refinement.

    With the X10, the AF seems a lot quicker, but there's nothing in the viewfinder to tell you what it's focussing on. Just a green light off to one side that tells you it's focussing on something.

    I'm sure there are ways around this issue, most obviously, especially with the smaller sensor, just set the aperture so everything that you might be interested in simply has to be in focus.

    Such a pity the focussing lets them down though, these are lovely little cameras and the image quality, especially on the X100 seems to be outstanding for what they are.
     
  7. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

  8. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    Be very interested to see how well the autofocus works in low light.
     
  9. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    wow, they're really pushing the price up there.
     

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