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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:41 pm 
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Ah, great spot, Bjorn. Park Cameras is a store I've already bought two cameras from and would happily deal with them again at the right price. My fault for taking the BJP predicted price of £1200 on trust. :oops:

And that RRP of £1,020.99 is seriously good news given the usual price trend once the initial flurry of orders is satisfied. No guarantees, of course, but that might mean we'd see the X100 at less than £800 by the summer if we're lucky.

Thanks, my man. You made me a happy bunny and it looks like I'll have to make a serious effort to get up the the NEC in March and have a fondle. Might even sidle over to the Canon stand as well... 8)

No Leica stand at the show, though. :(

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There is a preview of this up on "That other site"


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Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for that and thanks for the circumspection though it's no longer stricly needed as Gordon's post Dpreview has lifted forum block on Cameralabs links explains.

I shall enjoy reading DPR's Fujifilm FinePix X100 First Look as soon as I've walked the dogs. :roll:

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A little Norwegian review here with sample pictures. Looks pretty good!

http://www.akam.no/artikler/fujifilm_x100/80789/2

I have never held a Leica camera, but I have a feeling they are pretty damn solid and fantastic so I am going to take the Dpreviews saying that it feels betterish than X1 almost up to M9 as very good news indeed! :D

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Hi Lorride,

Thanks for that. Keep 'em coming everyone.

For those as linguistically challenged as I am here's a link to a Googlish translation, starting at page 1: Fujifilm king street photo

For a preproduction camera the ISO 3200 sample looks pretty respectable if a little soft. 8)

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Yes I agree, but if these are early jpeg, so I guess its understandable. The algorithm in this firmware is probably very fresh.

And now the sample pictures has been removed, Fujifilm and Akam had a little misunderstanding. Its a good thing I know of a certain "bird" who copied them. ^^

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Hi folks,

Fujifilm have issued this press release which they are "pleased to announce the commercial release of the new FinePix X100, a high-grade digital camera featuring an APS-C CMOS sensor (12.3 megapixel), a Fujinon 23mm fixed focal length F2 lens and a newly developed Hybrid Viewfinder."

There's also now a product page here on the Fujifilm global website. Fujifilm USA has a FinePix X100 page up and running here while Fujifilm UK hasn't yet bothered to complete their X100 page. As a result you won't find a link to it on their website but if you are curious to see when they do finally wake up you can check out the UK Finepix X100 web page here. :roll:

All well and fine (sorry, no pun intended) but I've not seen mention of final pricing. Update: The U.S. press release quotes $1,199.95. There is a UK press release (here) but it makes no mention of price.

Breaking News: Check out the X100 PDF brochure here and, in particular, the photograph on page three taken from the same spot at the Skyline platform in Queenstown that Gordon uses for his reviews. Gordon, what are you keeping from us!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:48 am 
FujiFilm X100 - Sample Images And Edits

http://eyemindsoul.blogspot.com/2011/02 ... edits.html


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Just re-processing of the samples available here.

So far the samples offered by Fuji are, IMHO, pretty worthless as, unless I've missed something, there's not a single one at a high ISO and in particular not one with even a moderate ISO with enough colour to allow us to evaluate chroma noise. Chances are that my finances won't stretch to an X100 this year as I'm upgrading my telescope but even if I could I wouldn't be buying until I've seen some reviews which get the camera out of first gear and really test its performance. Hope it doesn't turn out to be an Edsel. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:10 pm 
It's much too early. But I'm more interested in the next Sony Nex. And if it lives up to the hype, then I'll sell off what i have and invest in that system.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:34 am 
More X100 pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramdiboy/


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:43 am 
I was able to play with this camera for about ten minutes this past weekend at WPPI.

I loved the way it worked, however out of the box there will be some customizing necessary.

as far as the viewfinder.absolutely amazing. I love it.


the prototype however needed work as the manual focus did not function.

otherwise it's a pretty sweet camera.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:42 pm 
If you love video reviews (and I know you do otherwise why would you be at cameralabs :wink: ?)

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3oyhQGcKYs


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Hi folks,

There are some "beta samples" available at DPR here. With all the usual caveats about them being pre-production shots it does allow us to see some high ISO colour results. Looking at the bowl of fruit there's, as expected, a very clean image at ISO 200. Being hypercritical and looking at the ISO 800 shot I'd say that while noise in the green apple is still well controlled there's just the slightest hint of softening in the detail on the adjacent plum. Continuing this extreme pixel peeping at ISO 1600 the effect is quite noticeable but not something I'd personally be worried about as I very rarely use high ISOs (particularly at 100% crops) and there's always the potential for better processing with the RAW data.

Hopefully Gordon will get a chance to review the X100 and then we'll get a chance to see how well it compares against an APS-C DSLR but I'm guessing that this default JPEG processing from the X100 is pretty much in family for that sensor size. 8)

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Bob you beat me to it, but I have also just been looking through some of the images. I went straight to higher ISOs, comparing 400, 1600, 6400 to illustrate what I'd consider low, medium and high. Certainly looks very good throughout, but of course not immune to softening from NR as the ISO increases. While higher contrast details seem to be kept, lower contrast bits (like the texture on the banana) appear blurred out.

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