Marksphoto: What a shame, no Leica M3 look this time...??? forget it, another boring news from Fuji.
Who would want to invest into an ugly looking black camera that looks like the Yashica rangefinders. It's not compact so I would rather carry my DSLR and at that price I could buy 3 Rebels, which aren't much larger, nor uglier and besides I am already set for lenses.
Samples of the high ISO shots didn't impress at all, I could get that quality on my old 300d. I guess digital isn't getting much better with all these technological advancements that marketologists want us to beleive in.
If I had the money I could still afford to wait for the new full frame mirrorless camera and shoot my Mark 2 today.
I say no to investing into a new line of APS sensor sized lenses to find out a year later that I need to upgrade to FF lenses. Nah ah, you aren't getting me on the hook.
My name is Mark Konkolski and I live in Beautiful British Columbia :)
what a jerk ...... you just set the art of photography back two stones .... I cant read any more of your negative comments .... by the way I m from the UK
iflash: The Canon Powershot G1X is looking more and more attractive as the price of this beautiful beastie seems to go higher and higher. My wife won't let me sell my kids to medical science to buy an X-Pro1. Oh Well!
dont sell your wife or kids ..... but do sell ...... if necessary ..... whatever it takes to get this system ..... I am!!!!!
Conrad567: My problem is I don't like the style of photography that an NEX requires. Holding a camera at arms length and pushing buttons to change the aperture or shutter. The endless menus etc. It is crazy. I like to set up a camera and then shoot on the fly old school like. Sony simply fails at basic understanding of how a camera should function. Fuji has returned to photographies roots, independent shutter dial and an aperture ring on the lens. These mechanics take design and components that simply adding another electronic motor and button don't require...so Sony cheaps out and makes an unusable camera in my OPINION. That is why this camera costs more and that is why people like me have been waiting for years for someone like FUJI to make. I can hardly wait for mine to come. I could never afford the LEICA offerings but I could afford the Contax G2 if it were around today...I only hope and pray that this camera lives up to expectation, if it does then it is a BARGAIN!!!
you said it all ....... conrad "HURAY" ................ I cant wait either
samhain: Of course people are gonna bash it, it flat out punks the 5d mkll, Nikon d700, etc in the iso & resolution depts and It's a fraction of the size and weight, topped off with great lenses in the $500-$700 price range. For street photography, it'll be the camera to beat. This camera is a game changer and you can bet canon, Nikon, etc will follow suite. $1600...I'm ok with that. Losing the weight, size & the less than discrete attributes of a dslr hanging around my neck is worth the price alone. The fact that it's auto focus and produces outstanding images at all iso's are just bonus. It'll have it's bugs, quirks and issues, but so has every other camera I've ever owned. Fuji is on to something really special here. I'm excited about this camera, but I'm ecstatic about what it will lead to in the future.
absolutely ....... finally someone who agrees with me ..... this camera will be something special.
robert andrew: AH ..... why don't you guy's below with your " negative comments" just shut up ...... test results are not out yet ...... and already you are giving it the "THUMS" down bad mouth treatment ...... those of "US" who ''REALLY KNOW AND ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY" have been waiting for this type of digital camera for years ..... this camera appeals to "REAL PHOTOGRAPHERS" who have years of photography experience ..... those of "US" who really knows what it's all about. Fuji finally got the message.
"YOU" .... I hope ....... and I didn't say everyone should shut up ..... just belay the negative comments until test results are in ..... who knows you just might love the camera.
AH ..... why don't you guy's below with your " negative comments" just shut up ...... test results are not out yet ...... and already you are giving it the "THUMS" down bad mouth treatment ...... those of "US" who ''REALLY KNOW AND ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY" have been waiting for this type of digital camera for years ..... this camera appeals to "REAL PHOTOGRAPHERS" who have years of photography experience ..... those of "US" who really knows what it's all about. Fuji finally got the message.
finally.....a camera that I can 'HOLD' .... a 'BIG' camera ... a camera with visible dials where they should be ... ie ... shutter speeds ... ev's ... fstops where they should be ... a big simple camera for guy's like me who really know and enjoy photography ... and 'WOW' ... at last ... a simple 'MENUE' ... yes fuji you got a winner ... photography is going to be a pleasure again.
yukonchris: After watching and waiting for someone, for anyone really, to design a sensible high quality digital camera, I think Fuji finally has. I'm not sure why no one else thought to build a solid simple design with the aperture stops where they are supposed to be (on the lens), and a direct shutter speed dial on the body. They even thought to add a threaded shutter release button so traditional photographers can use a cable release!
Fuj's admonition that the new sensor produces more of a film like image is just that much better! Reports of higher dynamic range and better image detail than some larger sensor cameras is also incredibly good news! This is the first semi-pro/pro level digital camera I've seen in years that has me really excited about buying into a new system.
First impressions suggest it offers the right balance of features, controls, and functionality. As long as the IQ is as good as promised, I think I've found my next system. Sorry Olympus, I waited as long as I could...
totally agree..................as a matter of fact I am getting rid of my three dslrs and will make this my new system....great work fuji.