The new FinePix X100 12.3 Mega-pixel digital camera has a definite Leica M9 look … but Fujifilm says that “the combination of a hybrid viewfinder, large APS-C sensor and a precisely matched prime lens, make this camera unique to anything else in the market, and is presented within a rangefinder design that makes it an instant modern classic.” We have to admit – we love this camera – the well wrapped technology is exactly what we believe point and shoot is all about. Don’t get deceived by the super neat retro casing, this shooter has some serious new technology under the hood.
The chassis is made from die-cast magnesium alloy, the dials and rings are milled from metal and the chassis has been finished in leather-like accents. The upper dials allow the user to program camera settings without powering on the camera, and the large 12.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor has been internally optimized and exclusively developed for the X100. Its ISO sensitivity runs from 200 to 6400, but this can be expanded to ISO100 to ISO12800, giving the camera “approximately 10 times the sensitivity of a conventional compact.” The distinct lack of interchangeable lenses is a disappointment, Fuji has refused to rule out lens options in the future, but for now the camera is stuck with a pretty spectacular 23mm f2.o lens. Read the full article »»»»