Computer Controlled: If only they would have made the lens a 1.4, or even a 1.8. I sold off my X100 for the X-Pro1, but i do miss the X100. If they would have made the lens fast than an f2, i'd be all over it again!!
Exactly. An f/1.4 lens would have little benefit at a high cost in terms of weight and size.
If you wouldn't have sold your X100 if it had an f/1.8 lens, then you don't really understand cameras all that well.
digby dart: I hope someone at Fuji is reading these comments, for old blokes who cut their teeth on film with a 50mm lens, most of us had a 35mm as well. From what I understood this was the Cartier Bresson kit, 2 cameras, each with a fast prime.
50mm is likely closest to what the eye sees.
This x100s looks like closing in on getting the camera part just right, maybe another 1-2 generations away, though even now a 50mm f1.4 (or faster) fixed lens equivalent version would be just the ticket and the one I would likely buy first - later with a 35mm equivalent over the other shoulder.
For me at least, photographs don't get better, only the gear does. In any event very well done Fuji, you are developing the X series into something very special indeed.
I have an X100, and my favourite focal length is 50 mm. I also own the X-Pro 1 and 35 mm prime.
Funny thing is that I actually think that the X100 is far more flexible, and if I had to carry around only one camera on a vacation in a big city, or countryside, or a friend's house, etc etc, it would be the X100 over the X-Pro 1 with 35 mm lens.
digitalanalog: If Nikon and Canon won't start to make retro-designed cameras ...
Forget retro cameras. Just make a decent mirrorless.
I think Nikon's mirrorless cameras are better than Canon's one model so far. I know Nikon gets a lot of flack for their 1-series, but they're full of very innovative features that will get you some photos a lot easier. The Canon has camera, a primarily photographic tool, has........good video?
Tape5: First it was Jap this Jap that - copycat brainless tech thieves the Japanese. Look at it now, all that nonsense has turned into high respect for the Japanese electronic and technical mastery. Now everyone wants to make sure that theirs is Japanese.
For all the zombies who missed the first show of prejudice and stupidity that ran for nearly four decades, you can start a brand new show, booting Korean technology and feeling better about yourselves ( and your revered Japanese brands ).
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Thank you for the flashback commentary, 2007.
99ISO: What' the point of a camera with the size and price of a DSLR and the sensor of a compact?
It's like an RX100, but better in terms of size (the RX100 was too small, even for my small hands), lens options, and features (better than any other camera on the market).
I'm happy with my Fuji X-Pro 1, but I don't think this is a bad camera. Also, the form is excellent. Other than the NEX cameras, most mirrorless cameras don't have a good enough grip.
Neil Morgan: Somebody didnt pass maths ? Quote from above "the 1.4 million dot display (800 x 600 RGB pixels)"
It's not a "pretty" camera, but it's not that ugly either.
Best lens lineup by far.
I don't get it. Are there cameras just that bad that they don't even get a mention in the EVIL/CSC race? All you hear about are m4/3, NEX, and Fuji, even here. I just bought a Fuji X-Pro 1, but if Samsung had better reviews (and I could find them at a local shop), I would have certainly taken a look at Samsung.
Jorginho: I always feel sad when I hear about this system. Look at and it looks really nice and also distinctive. Samsungs lenses are also performing (reasonably) well and some are excellent. Soon after the start I started to wonder what on earth Samsung was thinking. They started behind and kept on trailing m43s especially. Also in my views inexplicable failures like the NX200/210 that does not allow you to use an EVF.
And now these very nice looking lenses....Again, following Oly it seems with its 9-18mm lens and the 45 f1.8 seems to be similar to the Oly too (although it translates into 60 instead of 90 mm of course).
Samsung needs to wake up fast and start to get rid of gimicks or less than necessary things like iFn on the lens. WiFi in the cam etc. But get the users an NX200 with built in EVF, a cam that has no problems with buffers and enormous files, get the sensors to perform better than they do now (although base ISO looks really supern I have to say).
It seems like you're the one with a reading comprehension problem....
My ideal camera is the Fuji XPro-1 with the buttons on the back re-arranged a tiny bit, a better EVF (I don't use it, but why not?), and a larger OVF (the same size as my X100's OVF).
If you shoot JPEG, you'll definitely get excellent performance from low to high ISO.
If you shoot RAW because you know that Sony's in-camera JPEG processing sucks, then you're going to get even better images.
I'm confident that the sensor on this thing is going to be as good as the best on the market, but even if it isn't, look at the size of this thing!! You're not even comparing apples with apples.
dmartin92: For me, I am surprised how many people are still looking at how a camera does with high ISO as being the criteria to decide if a camera is good or not.
For me, this camera is small, has a 35mm lens on it, and is full frame. At f/2 there will be limited DOF, for reasonably close subjects.
Seriously. At this point, it's six of one, half dozen of the other.
Rockchan: I personally don't think there should be down ranking. Since each forum will have certain number of Fanboys, any negative comments on the brand may lead to quite a lot of down rank (even if these comments are fact, reasonable and useful to other people to make purchase decision).
I am fine to have down ranking system in a general forum. However, since individual dpreview forum is quite focus on one brand (or particular models), the down ranking system will be use by Fanboys to attack others. We cannot expect there will be enough people to support the negative comment. This is because Fanboys may work hard to defend the brand but other people is not likely to have such passion.
I'm OK with downranking because, quite frankly, there aren't THAT many fanboys in the Fuji forum that I post in, even the people whom, at first glance, seem like fanboys due to their extreme "glass is half full" attitude.
I'll accept a negative argument against my favourite camera, as long as the reasoning is OK.
Question for everyone: How do you make "Flat View" the default view? It seems to automatically load a thread in "thread view", even if I had previously changed another thread to "Flat view". I don't want to change every thread I enter to "Flat View" because it'd be quite annoying.
Also, I'd really like it if the "Subscribe to thread" checkbox wasn't automatically ticked every time you replied.
Fuji X-Pro 1 finger grip.
Nishi Drew: What XF1 color did dpreview vote on?
2, 4, 5, 14, 16
I don't think current EVFs are very good. They're not as my eyes in dark conditions, and even when the image sensitivity is boosted, it looks a bit noisy and the refresh rate is too slow.
Having said that, most DSLRs that are sold have really bad OVFs. They're very small, and they're not particularly bright. For those people, an EVF with a somewhat high magnification may be better.
Are DPReview users incapable of just enjoying this contest? DPReview needs permission to display the winning photo after the contest. They're not claiming ownership of any photo entered into the contest, nor are they going to steal your soul.
Just enter if you want to. If you're so worried, then don't enter it.
Funny, I've seen lots of shops with Casio Exilims, but that's probably because it wasn't in North America?
Their cameras used to be good for point & shoot cameras when everyone was making cameras with small sensors, but other companies have moved on, and Casio has not.
If Casio wants to do something, they better do it before they're gone.
Debankur Mukherjee: Nikon D600 is overprized......to be really affordable it should have been available at the price of D300s.......maybe Nikon wants to protect its APSC market........
How did you decide on this price?
Nikon decided on it based on reality.