The naming is odd. They should have renamed the current one d600c, plastic, and have the new one with some golden Button and call it d600s.
What about *balls?
- to sleep in the thunderstorm alone on the mountain, surrounded by wolves, just to take the perfect shot the following morning? --- and such...
CFynn: Fuji have brought out an impressive number of good lenses in the relatively short time X mount cameras have been available.
Thanks Fuji. Keep it up and never go plastic!
Jiri Folta: I was taken by the quality of Fujifilm cameras and lenses. Not only optical quality but also craftsmanship quality. It was major reason why I sold my Nikon D7000 and all those plastic Nikon lenses made in China, Thailand and so on.Now, I'm reading that new Fuji lenses are plastic and made in China (XC 16-50mm OIS and XF 27mm (as written on fujirumors.com - First Look: X-M1 with New Kit Zoom and Pancake Lens). An idea of photographic company that is going to bring quality materials and some quality spirit is gone. I hope not but it seems like things are going this way.Reading some day that X-Pro 2 or X-E 2 are made in China I would sell it all away. I don't want to buy plastic in China made lenses and cameras. I want in Japan made metal quality. For me, buying Fuji was not only buying photographic tool, it was also investment in the future! It was some kind of promise many photographers had accepted.I hope we can call Go Fuji Go in the future again!
Construction quality is important. I am not buyting the concept that metal would double cost, as some say. Weight is fine with me. Fuji, if you turn to plastic, I am out... sorry.
Jogger: Editorial??? More like, Advertorial.
@simon - probably the excessive number of articles dedicated to the iphone, makes is similar to "advertorial"
I count 7 articles on the front page. Yes, it's the most used phone camera. I own one. Does not make it the best... but the features are evolutionary, not revolutionary... And personally, I think the iPhone 5 images are better and sharper than the 5s - per your previous comparision.
Photato: What impress me is the fact that many dedicated photography devices lack features like this but are found in Phones!Canon i am looking at you, is not even funny!
Meanwhile, many essential photography features, present in most phones, are missing from the iPhone. OK, let's not talk about the ISO or WB. But exposure compensation is kind of important, as the expsure is never right with my iPhone 5.
jon404: First impressions... what? You couldn't take it to a beach... or find a nearby swimming pool? Suggest breaking that test budget and rent a motel room... hit that pool... and see how it works in snorkel-depth water. And, while you're at it, why not put a test target on the bottom of the pool... say at the 2-meter depth line... and start a reference standard for future underwater camera tests?
How would that test prove? Of course it works underwater.
It's just like pushing the power button, to make sure it turns on, then post a video of that. Then the crows goes uh...ahh....
Because changing lenses in thin air is so 2002-ish.But good surprise! Thanks Nikon
DonSantos: I pre-ordered one. It'll go very nicely with the new 23mm 1.4 lens.
@abortabort - I don't think I ever mentioned EVF... I am not suggesting anything, It was a question. Just a question, not a suggestion, not an advice not an assumption. Read again.@King Penguin - yes, that makes sense.
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.
@Timmbith - Maybe... Personally, I don't think it should cover EVERY single market segment. Cover some, but cover them well. The Pro-1 did a great job at that time. It should diversify a little, but I definitely don't need an X phone camera next.
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...
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.
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.