Another New Acquisition

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.

Main features:

  • 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
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