The Fujifilm FinePix X100 is modeled after old rangefinder cameras popular in the 1970s. Its retro styling brings about a sense of nostalgia for older shutterbugs like me. It reminds me of the Leica X1 I own. Many reviewers say that it produces some of the best pictures ever produced by any camera and is a camera that is very hard to get because production was halted for a while after the recent earthquake.
On eBay, some units were selling for up to US$2,000/-!
Even under normal circumstances, the camera’s price tag is hefty – it is more costly than a Nikon D7000.
The FinePix X100 is a compact camera with an SLR-size APS-C sensor and traditional analogue control dials that hides ground-breaking technology inside a retro-styled body.
- 12 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor
- Fixed 23mm F2 lens (field of view equivalent to a 35mm lens on full frame)
- 2.8″ LCD screen, 4:3 aspect ratio, 460,000 dots
- Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder
- OVF with 0.5x magnification, projected framelines indicate approx 90% of field of view
- EVF with ca 0.5x magnification, 1,440,000 dots
- Traditional-style control dials for shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation
- ISO 100 (L), 200-6400, 12800 (H)
- Flash hot shoe and built-in flash
- Built-in neutral density filter (3 stops)
- 1280×720 HD movie recording with stereo sound