Fujifilm unveiled Fujifilm X100, a large-sensor compact camera that is aimed at professional and enthusiast photographers. Below read its reviews with Price and Specifications.
Fujifilm announced that it is developing a compact camera FINEPIX X100 for enthusiasts and professionals. APS-C CMOS sensor (a type of sensor also seen on Samsung NX-series of camera), a Fujinon lens with fixed focal length (23mm) and a Hybrid Viewfinder are used in Fujifilm X100.
By launching the FinePix X100, Fujifilm has helped kick off the start of Photokina just a day before. A 1950s metal-and-leather body is carried in The 12.3-megapixel camera but it is targeted at pros who need a close-up camera or hobbyists who thrive on macro or near-macro shots. DSLR-level light sensitivity is given to the camera with the use of the An APS-C sized CMOS sensor.
Traditional analogue controls for shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation is featured in the classically-styled camera. The user can switch between optical and electronic viewfinders and project detailed shooting information into the OVF with the new ‘hybrid’ viewfinder system. 720p HD movie recording, a 460k dot 2.8″ LCD, flash hot shoe, and magnesium alloy top and base-plate castings has rounded off the specifications.
The camera is expected to be available from early 2011. Fujifilm can sure guard a secret. The biennial imaging tradeshow, Photokina, has now opened its door in Cologne, Germany, and various brands have already dished out their latest wares. But most of them were leaked before their official announcements, but not the new Fujifilm FinePix X100.
In this camera, the main technologies are used as follows:
Fujifilm X100 camera Specifications:
|Model/Specifications||Fujifilm FinePix X100||Leica X1||Sigma DP2s|
|Sensor resolution||12-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor||12-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor||12-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor|
|Lens specifications||Fixed 23mm F2.0 (35mm)||Fixed 24.2mm F2.8 (41mm)||Fixed 24mm F2.8 (36mm)|
|Shutter speed||30 to 1,4000 second||30 to 1/2,000 second||15 to 1,2000 second|
|LCD size||2.8 inches, 460k-dot||2.7 inches, 230k-dot||2.5 inches, 230k-dot|
|ISO range||Auto, ISO 200 to 6,400 (expandable from 100 to 12,800)||Auto, ISO 100 to 3,200||Auto, ISO 100 to 3,200|
|Max video resolution||1,280 x 720 pixels||N/A||320 x 240 pixels|
|Dimension/weight||127 x 75 x 54mm/TBC||124 x 32 x 59.5mm/286g||113.3 x 59.5 x 56.1mm/356g|
Fujifilm X100 Reviews:
For this model the main concern is picture quality that’s why it was decided to make the highest quality possible lens and sensor combination, built from the ground-up. The lens, made by Fujin, is a fixed, prime F2 lens, manufactured to perfectly match the APS-C custom sensor. Newly-developed EXR Processor combines all the latest image processing technology Fujifilm, has built up over the years that added to this.
In the market, other cameras look to fill the need for the ultimate ‘compact’ professional camera. However a number of technical developments are offered by the FinePix X100 by which this camera will be set apart from the other contenders.
Its design is in the orm of classic cameras from the past, the FinePix X100 combines all the latest technical digital innovations in a beautiful, traditional chassis which oozes class and prestige. The wonderful balance between compact convenience and user-friendly operation is offered by the ergonomics of the design. To give the photographer simple and speedy access to aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc, to allow maximum creative expression with minimum hassle, the camera controls have been carefully thought out. You can use custom modes for a one-touch change in settings. With ‘manual’ dials you can user confirm the position of the settings without turning on the power.