Chaitanya S: beauty of Fuji X camera was the retro design and built in viewfinder and this new camera ruins it. Also the rear input dial is in awkward position.
@timmbith -- I think it's more about Fuji losing the initial retro design concept, that made the X series unique. VF - I don't care...
DonSantos: I pre-ordered one. It'll go very nicely with the new 23mm 1.4 lens.
Why would you get the most expensive lens with the cheapest body?
ogl: Camera with good sensor and good price at last. Glory to God that no X trans sensor inside.
I know, the X was such a nuisance...
Fujifilm was almost able to stand apart for a little bit.Not anymore...
Now it's just as good as any Panasonic or Olympus.
arhmatic: I really need to question Fuji on this one...
Do we really need FOUR tiers? What's next now? an X camera phone
They are really diluting the initial retro concept of the X cameras, as the real pro oriented mirrorless... this is why I initially bought into the system. Terrible move, if you ask me.
Fuji, please take it back, and I might consider buying the 23mm 1.4...
CameraLabTester: Who dares wins.
and who dilutes, loses...
I really need to question Fuji on this one...
Look! it's got a movie record button!
Seriously, it's got several features that I wish my x-e1 had, such as better screen, supposedly better movie, wireless, etc, for just half the money I paid less than a year ago...
arhmatic: Well, it seems to be the most used camera phone on the market, for now... but what comparing 5 with 5s for photography, improvements are minimal. Yes, I read better flash, burst and 2.2... Using the iphone since 2007, have the 5, but definitely not worth the upgrade this time.
I paid the full price upfront, just so I am free. It's a personal decision regarding the contract.
What's missing? Manual control of exposure compensation and white balance. Quite a must to me. And then, the screen size...
Well, it seems to be the most used camera phone on the market, for now... but what comparing 5 with 5s for photography, improvements are minimal. Yes, I read better flash, burst and 2.2... Using the iphone since 2007, have the 5, but definitely not worth the upgrade this time.
arhmatic: There are probably reasons to do it this way, but one thing that really bothers me - Focus by wire, as opposed to mechanical. I think it's losing some of the great manual control - mechanical - that is achieve with the X cameras.
We have hard dials for exposure, aperture (it might be electronically controlled inside...) we have mechanical zoom for the 18-55, and I think focus should have been kept mechanical as well.
Again, there are probably reasons for this, but it really bothers me. I am surprised very few really care about non-mechanical focus. What am I missing?.
The manuam focus on the 23mm should be realy good. I am just not convinced that the focus by wire experience is equal or better than having a mechanicall coupled ring to the focusing elements.
There are probably reasons to do it this way, but one thing that really bothers me - Focus by wire, as opposed to mechanical. I think it's losing some of the great manual control - mechanical - that is achieve with the X cameras.
We all remember the Hasselblad Lunar and Adobe Creative Cloud.The articles were ok... I almost passed them.
Then the comments... Hours and hours of fresh, original entertainment.Priceless!
sieem: Sometimes I click on an article just to read the comments, because I'm interested to see what people think about a new product or anything. Banishing the comments would make a website indeed a lot less interesting.
I opened the article and scrolled straight to the comments. But this is me...
KariIceland: Oh god I just want to smack those hipsters.
@KariIceland --- be cool, naturally, that be your real win.
No, just no!
Ben O Connor: They are good:
BUT resolution is still behind an D5200 (or is it?)BUT a %100 cover OVF of a Pentax K-30 is lackingBUT if the object moves to anywhere, they are not fast enought to captureBUT They are not good video cams (well maybe a Gopro / Sony action cam with wifi is better options compare to their vid. ) BUT They are not chep to own ( A decent 600D canon is very afordable nowadays) BUT there comes an amazing camera on a popular user interface on a Nokia phone (Lumia 1020)
Too many but, for a man who is not a but fettish :)
I like soaps that are kind or rounder, so it's easy to apply, and I like cameras that are a little smaller, metal, more square, etc.
It just needs to feel timeless as a machine, an inspiring piece of tech that leads to timeless photography... Size, materials and construction does matter in a camera, in addition to image quality and all that.
BUT... my fuji does NOT look like a melted soap bar... Sold!
Sharting to believe that having my Nikon SLR stolen last year was the best thing that happened to my photography. I am mirrorless now.
tonywong: Is it me or does the photo of the camera on the sand look very 'flat'?
I think you should stick with real photos everywhere in your reviews. Like in one of your previous reviews, you were showing a camera floating in water, obviously photoshopped, with a note "camera does not actually float"...
Why do this??? Looks terribly amateurish.
arhmatic: With camera phones getting so much better, there is little reason to get a point and shot. The latest camera phones from Sony Xperia are waterproofed. Not as good as this nikon, but it's work in progress I suspect. More and better will come.
Point and shot manage to stay afloat with this niche markets, but this markets are getting smaller and smaller. The only way to stay in business is getting much better with image quality. Lx7 is a benchmark IMO.
@Michael - I bet five years ago you were saying 'It'll be a cold day in hell before I use my phone as my main camera'