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Though I'd like to see how it performed in the real world and I applaud Fuji for releasing it. I just can't see any substantial market for this camera.
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Regarding the lens, the Sigma DP1 is 28mm equivalent, the DP2, 41mm equivalent, and the Leica X1 35mm equivalent.
However, all of these, and the Mirrorless ILC cameras (NEX, PEN, NX, m43rds), need an optional optical viewfinder, and then if you do use an optical viewfinder, you're limited to a specific lens. If you want an electronic viewfinder for any of these, it's an additional expense, if available.
The unique strengths of the X100 are the combination of optical (and electronic) viewfinder built into the body, with the DSLR (APS-C) sized sensor. If they went with a zoom lens the camera would need to be bigger, and the optical / electronic viewfinder combined may not have worked (or been much larger, or been an optional add-on electronic viewfinder).
Fuji won't sell this to the general Market with a fixed lens. So how many DSLR users will shell out a grand on what will be a second camera?
Sample video added to the review - continuous focus mode - it's quite quiet when focusing.
Added shots taken at different apertures.
I suppose my main concern is that the images so far don't look too sharp. Are these unprocessed (apart from colour) RAW images? I'd expect at £1000 with a decent sized sensor for it to blow something like the LX3 (my last experience with a compact) out of the water but I'm not seeing that at all!
I don't understand why the film equivalents from Leica, Contax, Voightlander etc, have interchangable lenses but these digital cameras don't.
Quote: I suppose my main concern is that the images so far don't look too sharp. Are these unprocessed (apart from colour) RAW images? I'd expect at £1000 with a decent sized sensor for it to blow something like the LX3 (my last experience with a compact) out of the water but I'm not seeing that at all!
These are JPEGs straight from the camera - stopped down the images get much sharper - the camera is on default settings. There are options to alter colour, sharpness, highlight tone, shadow tone, and much more beyond this. I suspect sharper images will come straight out of the camera as JPEGs with sharpness turned up. All shots have been taken as RAW as well (Although due to lack of processing software and size I haven't uploaded these onto the site).
Added views through the optical/hybrid/electronic viewfinder and rear screen. Hopefully this should show what the main hybrid optical viewfinder feature "looks" like in real use.
Hi first post here.
I'd like to see a landscape shot (or anything focused further than 5-10m) at f/2. I'd like to see how good the lens is wide open, with the centre, edges and corner all in focus, but all the f/2 sample shots I've seen around the web are closeup shots with lots of bokeh at the edges.
The f/2 macro shot in this review is quite low contrast even in the centre, but the lens may not be designed for that aperture at that distance. (Macro is generally stopped down anyway.)
We will be adding more shots shortly
Quote: I don't understand why the film equivalents from Leica, Contax, Voightlander etc, have interchangable lenses but these digital cameras don't
There all system camera`s, the range finder equivalent of the slr, but there was no shortage of fixed lens rangefinders made, Olympus, Canon etc, the x100 is the digital equivalent of the former and many of these would have been just as expensive in there day.
Quote: I suppose my main concern is that the images so far don't look too sharp
Could you put a few raw images up in the download section.
Old fashioned......new fashion for gadget mad youngsters and a trip back to the good old days for the older generation
Quote: Old fashioned......new fashion
Its simply the modern digital version of any of these.
http://www.cameraquest.com/olysp.htm http://www.cameraquest.com/canql17.htm http://www.cameraquest.com/yash35cc.htm http://www.cameraquest.com/min7s2.htm
Quote: Its simply the modern digital version of any of these.
Yeah i know, my point being fashion has come full circle. I still cant see what all the fuss is about.
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