X100Z maybe? If physics and portability (maximum current size), would allow it, it would be great to get a 24-110? (35 equivalent) or vari-focal 24/ 28/ 35/ 50/ 85 ... ? @ constant f 1.8? Let alone new APS-C sensor + processor couple... while improving IQ as usual... weather-sealed and 5 axis IS... ? ... (same retro design + X T1 advances)
km25: Nice, but I still think a high speed short zoom lens would be wonderful. A equal of a 28-70 at F2.8 would be nice.
Don't you rather mean an X100 with a fixed zoom lens instead?
joyclick: Now,that's a camera !!!
Right your are, @Daniel.
But for whats @bigdaddave comment worth, I would love to have another X100 version with a 24-120 fixed xoom lens, if that could be at any time possible, aka the X40 I've been expecting for quiet some time now.
Though I worship the overall experience provided before, I need (and expected) another specs for a fixed zoom lens cam from Fuji X Series today. Too little, too late. Rather, small sensor, dark lens, and big size.
completelyrandomstuff: This is a really appealing design, at least to me.
On the contrary, I'd rather like better the previous design models BUT I'll give it that it must be tough to keep that [design] with all the newer specs like the improved sensor and lens... Wait! They aren't!
This fixed zoom series had a few trademarks along its overall experience design and size, mainly its IQ given by its sensor+lens combination that should already be improved by now, instead of making up an old lady which doesn't make sense at all. I wished I could keep up my love. My heart is broken.
RichRMA: $600 gets you into a lot of m4/3 or APS sensors. I tried considering the camera from a number of angles, but I can't see getting it except for the lens zoom range, the build quality, compared to a cheap DSLR and kit lens. I can't see getting it over something like the Olympus M10, unless putting it in your pocket is an overriding factor.
Don't forget this is made in China, instead of Japan as the previous models from the same series.
lacro: All links seem broken as of today.
Thank you very much, Max.
It would be great if somebody could do the same with the new X20.
All links seem broken as of today.
lacro: Too little, too late!
After the great expectations for a broader lens from "rumors" stating a 24~120 zoom lens (with the same light), as requested in my previous comments here in this forum, I'm terrible disappointed with the same lens, considering the already old launch of the Sony RX100...
Even then, same sensor size? Seriously? I've been avoiding a whole lot of compact cameras for the last couple of years, in order to get my dreamed X10 improved according to the current standards.
I really don't know what to do now.
I waited almost 2 years for FUJI to get the X10 right (because I love the concept), but after that time I'd also expect some improvements, if you woudn't mind.
You should. No, Reg. I've expressed myself in the wrong way.
The point is the standards moved on. The X10 set a new level when it was launched, back then. After the white orbs' disappointment and the way it was managed, I've expected much better specs in the lens and sensor areas, considering the current standards in the compact segment, set by the Sony RX100.
Too little, too late!
I'm still waiting for that dream digicam, everybody is trying to define here. It must be out of its league, as the RX1, RX100 and X10 were, BUT better. Meaning almost the size of the RX100, BUT with a better overall concept from the X10, the X20? 1. Best IQ possible, WITH 2. A general overall smaller size.3. A 24-120 mm, f 1.8 ~ 2.4 fixed zoom lens,4. An even bigger sensor (like RX100),5. A full information electronic? viewfinder, 6. A wider shutter speed range (both ways), 7. A better resolution LCD,8. Better overall control with better use of knobs (why not?), 9. A more usable interface menu like XPro1, etc. 10. Include a std UV filter and regular carrying case (avoid the mandatory optionals),
My two cents, cheers.
Michael Doleman: Limitations of technology and physics dictate that compromise is necessary; anyone's "perfect" camera will be a reflection of what factors are most important to them. For me, portability and convenience are key, but I also want full manual control, reasonable photographic versatility, and excellent IQ. My Sony RX100 is very nearly perfect, for me, as it is. If I were able to do so, however, without compromising much on size, I'd add the following: full weather sealing, a usable VF (wouldn't have to be great--just usable), a couple more externally-accessible manual controls, slightly faster lens, and perhaps an even larger sensor. Price it at <$1,000 and I'll buy it immediately.
Match its benefits with the X10 concept, and you'll get a winner.
infocus: Before telling you my "must haves" let me preface this by saying I am a photographer, art photographer and taught college-level photography for 23 years. Also, as I've aged, my back is simply not what it used to be. My last film camera was a Pentax 6x7, the grand daddy of SLRs and heavy as they come. I started to not enjoy taking photographs and that was a critical line I crossed. I didn't like that feeling. Okay, with that in mind, here are my "requirements" for my perfect camera:
1. Lightweight (must fit in my backpack but not take up my entire backpack). I want a camera that is as unobtrusive as possible. 2. Huge sensor for the best quality images I can get. I like to print BIG.3. Low noise at high ISOs.4. Widest aperture I can get for low light situations. f1.4 anyone? LOL5. Quick AF and quick burst. 6. Usable viewfinder for brightly lighted situations7. Adjustable electronic screen8. Easy to access controls
Umm, did I forget anything? LOL
I'm not laughing. I agree.
PocketTool: My ideal camera shoots film, thank you very much.
Why is it that avergae film IQ still is better than average digital? Seriously!
Tom Hoots: I have my dream camera: The Sony RX100. I've been carrying a camera in my pocket since Canon's S100 -- the original one from back in 2000. And all I've really wanted was a pocket camera with a larger sensor that would produce significantly better image quality than the usual pocket cameras, which the RX100 delivers.
More recently, over the past few years, I've become a fan of Sony's fast shooting capabilities, and all of the features it has developed around that speed, employing multiple image processing. So, including those features in a pocket camera with a larger sensor, Sony has absolutely met my needs.
If I could only also get the results and experience from the X10!
It seems to me many concurr with the idea that an affordable (of around US$ 650) current dream is a state of the art compact in the line of the RX-1 and the RX100 (Specs, Size and Weight) meet the Fujifilm X10 Overall Design and Function Concept, IQ included and solid quality (avoiding the orbs issues), the X20 perhaps?
photoholiko: a Sony RX-1 with interchaneable lenses.
A RX-1 with a 24-120 (f Max 2) fixed zoom lens.
SheikYerbouti: The camera should be high quality, comparatively small, weather-sealed, robust, durable, ergonomic and with good classic looks. It's sensor should be the best APS-C sensor that's currently available, which is Fuji's 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor ... which means, the camera should be a Fuji. It should have a fixed 24mm-120mm zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.0, good macro capabilities and smoothly operating mechanical zoom and aperture rings. There should be some sort of snap-on lens available that shifts the zoom range to 240mm or 300mm (at the expense of one or two stops). All important controls should be accessible through dedicated buttons or dials. If such a camera should pass the usual reviews without major hick-ups I'd be happy pay 1200$-1800$ for it (including the snap-on) ...
The same at around US$ 650.-