Fujifilm X100S First Look
The Fuji X100S is a much coveted camera, it definitely has style, if what you look for in technology is something that harks back to before you were born. It also has a pedigree of fine technical excellence so do you want one?
When Fujifilm announced its FinePix X100 retro-styled compact at Photokina 2010, it instantly captured the imagination of serious photographers. With its fixed 23mm F2 lens and SLR-sized APS-C sensor, it offered outstanding image quality, while its ‘traditional’ dial-based handling and innovative optical/electronic ‘Hybrid’ viewfinder gave a shooting experience reminiscent of rangefinder cameras. On launch its firmware was riddled with frustrating bugs and quirks, but a series of updates transformed it into a serious photographic tool. Certain flaws remained, apparently too deeply embedded into the hardware to be fixable, but despite this, it counts as something of a cult classic.
Fujifilm X100S key features
- Fujifilm-designed 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor
- On-sensor phase detection autofocus
- Novel colour filter array to suppress colour moiré, no optical low-pass filter
- EXR Processor II image processor
- Hybrid optical / electronic viewfinder with 2.35M dot LCD EVF
- Analogue dials for shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation
- Fixed 23mm F2 lens (same as X100)
- Improved manual focus system (more responsive focus ring, focus peaking and split-image displays)
- 2.8″ 460k dot LCD
- On-screen ‘Q’ control panel and tabbed menu system
- Full HD 1080/60fps movie recording, 36Mbps bitrate
- Socket for electronic remote release/stereo microphone
SEE ALL OF THE ARTICLE ON DP REVIEW HERE
By the way it costs about £1000
Reblogged this on A&E: Art and the Environment and commented:
Old is new with this camera. Fantastic look.
Pingback: 500px Is Turning Four! Another Competition | Oxford School of Photography