Fujifilm FinePix X100 now available for pre-order

Fujifilm FinePix X100 now available for pre-order

Summary: Unveiled back in September, the Fujifilm FinePix X100, full of retro loveliness, is now ready for pre-orders.

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Unveiled back in September, the Fujifilm FinePix X100, full of retro loveliness, is now ready for pre-orders.

As promised, the FinePix X100 is being launched in early 2011, but we don't have an exact ship date yet. Nevertheless, we do have a price: $1,199 at Adorama. Ouch, but look how gorgeous that 12.3-megapixel APS-C shooter is.

[Image Gallery: Fujifilm FinePix X100]

The X100 might not be entirely worth that price tag (it only shoots 720p HD video), but it is intended to compete with low to mid-range DSLRs as well as interchangeable-lens cameras. However, the aforementioned sensor and hybrid viewfinder are already garnering plenty of positive buzz, so it should be a real treat to see one of these cameras in person this spring.

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  • RE: Fujifilm FinePix X100 now available for pre-order

    I'd buy it in a heartbeat .... if, it took 35mm film.
    roteague
    • RE: Fujifilm FinePix X100 now available for pre-order

      @roteague
      Why not just pick up a used Leica M3?
      brentbrandes
    • RE: Fujifilm FinePix X100 now available for pre-order

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  • More than just a pretty camera.

    Any manufacturer could take an existing camera and wrap a retro case around it and make it a popular seller. Fuji took their approach seriously though, and wrapped an impressively looking retro case around an inside packed with impressive electronics and a multitude of impressive features. There are times when even professional photographers want to ditch the big DSLR and appear inconspicuous to catch candid shots quickly, but with brilliant results. That's where this camera comes in. It's the perfect street & walk around camera! Fuji's on to something here...
    ray@...
  • Video?

    Please. What is this obsession with shooting video? Do you seriously think anyone is going to use this camera for shooting large amounts of video footage with its fixed 35mm focal length? And 'only 720p'? Most people watching 720p on a TV will be perfectly happy. The majority of 1080 implementations I've seen are fatally compromised in some way. Usually by being interlaced instead of progressive, or just too noisy in low light.
    SLRist
  • if you want to be vintage be vintage and if you want to be modern be moder

    I guess I don't see why you would want purchase a camera that looks like that unless it was really a vintage camera. Part of the fun of using a vintage camera is that it has history behind it. I like using vintage cameras because they constitute a break from modern high-technology, and also prefer the look and feel... for example they typically weigh more and older cameras seem to be screwed together a little bit tighter... not made of plastic etc. if you want to be vintage be vintage and if you want to be modern be modern. I see no point in mixing it up.
    X2_z
    • RE: Fujifilm FinePix X100 now available for pre-order

      @X2_z

      Am just thinking aloud...do people do vintage because of the look or perhaps there is a possibility that the old school way of doing things is still more efficient and quicker than the user interface of today's cameras?

      I think by adopting vintage method of changing settings has make the camera vintage looking in the first place...but I don't see any harm in that.
      wilswong@...
  • Did I just click on...

    ...1980?
    james347
  • RE: Fujifilm FinePix X100 now available for pre-order

    Love it. Except. No range finder manual focusing? Probably won't buy it. BTW, the retro look has more to do with functionality than aesthetics. If you don't understand that, don't bother commenting on the look.
    ken_dacus
    • RE: Fujifilm FinePix X100 now available for pre-order

      @ken@...

      Hi ken, you and me have the same thinking...it is the practicality and functionality that leads to how the camera looks.

      I am also pretty pissed that people (in some websites) say that fujifilm is using the retro look to sell cameras. Olympus did it with its pen series...but I did not fall for that camera because it is still not a photographer's tool in some ways until the x100 was introduced.

      As someone who uses a range finder also i also like the manual focusing but that would mean that the mechanism to work with the digital innards may be quite complex. Plus the fact that some of us do like to have information in the view finder to speed things up (that's why I did not by the Canon G12).

      We will just have to see when the camera comes through my mailbox...
      wilswong@...