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Fujifilm FinePix X100 at Focus on Imaging 2011


Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Mar 2011 7:56PM

Quote:I agree Paul it should be fine like that, I was more worried about the rendition of out of focus areas. It could be his processing


Had a quick look, more than likely the point of focus, pretty expected and normal really at f2 or 2.8.

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strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2011 8:00PM
I was expecting a smoother rendition myself, but I would rather play with one before calling a judgement. I do not think it will be a camera for everyone, but some people may well love it.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
11 Mar 2011 8:10PM

Quote:I do not think it will be a camera for everyone, but some people may well love it


agree Smile
Like many of you who were so keen to get your hands on this camera at Focus, I approached the Fujifilm stand with a sense of both excitement and apprehension - I really didn't want the rumours of slow focus speed to be true.

My opinion? Hmm... Yes, it did feel pretty slow - but then, I am used tp shooting on pro kit, which by its very nature is engineered to be super fast and super responsive. And the X100 has never been billed as a camera of that style or performance.

I'd say keep an open mind; word has it that a firmware upgrade will go at least some way to addressing the problem. In the meantime, keep an eye on what others have to say before parting with your hard-earned cash.

There's a chance I may be getting one for review shortly, so I'll keep you all posted. Also, I did an interview with Fujifilm's product manager whilst at Focus, which I'll be sharing thtough my podcast in the coming weeks (see link in my profile if interested).
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Mar 2011 5:14PM

Quote:I was expecting a smoother rendition myself, but I would rather play with one before calling a judgement. I do not think it will be a camera for everyone, but some people may well love it


Its going to sell by the bucket load.

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pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2011 5:47PM
Have to admit , aswell as picking up my competition prize ! Grin , one of my other reasons for going to focus was to see the X100 , and unusually for me once i had seen it in the cabinet that was enough... not at all the look and style I was expecting and looks obviously plastic and new , real shame was expecting great things but seen as the X100 is an aesthetic tool it needs a lot more tweeking in the looks department and get rid of that nastly sparkly plastic silver stuff on the top for me to part with nearly leica money ...
boone 3 10 United States
13 Mar 2011 6:19PM
Check out this comparison shoot between X1 and X100.
X1 VS X100
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Mar 2011 6:32PM

Quote:Check out this comparison shoot between X1 and X100


I can`t be bothered, have you ever played with or used the x1, pictures are fine, but every thing else including cost Sad
boone 3 10 United States
13 Mar 2011 6:40PM
If you can't be bothered, then why are you on this thread? Yes I have played with one and in fact I own (X100 not X1) so I don't get your comment. I thought this thread was to help prospective owners evaluate the camera and determine whether it would meet their needs. One should also look at the following two threads. One on AF speed and one comparing the 5D II, X100 and X1.
GF2 v X100 v X1 AF Speed test
5DII v X100 v X1
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Mar 2011 8:25PM
Why, because I`ve been following the development of the x100 with interest, the x1 has never interested me.

What`s the point in comparing a 5d against an x1 or x100 ?
boone 3 10 United States
13 Mar 2011 8:33PM
It gives you known quality image cameras to compare against the X100. Sometimes comparing against a known is easier than relying on image memory. Sort of like comparing two different loudspeaker sets.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Mar 2011 8:48PM

Quote:It gives you known quality image cameras to compare against the X100. Sometimes comparing against a known is easier than relying on image memory. Sort of like comparing two different loudspeaker sets


So why a 5d and not something like a 40D, your comparing apples to oranges Smile
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2011 10:17PM
Given the sensor size, I thought it was stacking up quite well Paul, I guess they were thinking the people who will buy this camera may well have a top notch DSLR already. But your point is fair.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Mar 2011 10:20PM
No worries of how it stacks up John, if only I could afford one Smile
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2011 10:27PM
The m4/3 cameras are dropping in price, the Olympus EP1 and kit lens is at an interesting price now for example Smile

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