Yeah impressive, my iphone can do more shallow depth of field.
Seriously m43 is such a pointless system
smatty: Still no minimum shutter speed setting in Auto ISO!
Fuji, why haven't you been listening to the hundreds of requests from X-Pro 1 (and recently XE-1) users for the past year?
And even dpreview has pointed out the lack of this feature...
Well apple is still effectively supporting the iPhone 3GS with software updates, apple whilst bringing In new hardware it's IOS system and many new features still work on previous models (where possible of available)
Fuji might be seriously updating but seem to neglecting some very very very basic requests.
If Fuji like any good Japanese company follows the whole Monozukuri principles then it is likely they won't a) listen & b) just release a hardware upgrade because software isn't really all that important :) and they can make more money releasing a hardware upgraded version with many features that could be achieved in software also likely to c) because their programmers are inept and or d) management is backwards and not interested in listening to the programmers of the consumers.
Either way - this is as good as it will get until the X Pro 1s comes out ....
RStyga: Stability improvements.. bug fixes. Apparently the contrast adjustment is secondary, although some users might find it important if shooting in strong daylight.
@DStudioTime will tell, but considering how Ricoh has royally botched the chance to make the GXR any sort of success I don't have much faith in them at this stage.
Japanese companies in many cases excluding the likes of Sony, Canon, Nikon and some others are generally hopeless and inept when it comes to any sort of marketing to Western Markets. Pentax has consistently shown disdain and arrogance in listening to it's customers, the fact it's taken THIS LONG to see an improvement in it's flashes, the fact that is has purposely ignored it's user base regarding simple improvement like manual video, a tele converter is a joke.
They are good at pumping out wanky Japanese market only special editions as that's the monozukuri thing but when it comes to software improvements or anything like that they are useless.
It's reasons like this I wish Apple would jump into the DSLR/CSC market, as they understand you can improve through software not just release new models and hello kitty crap.
If the Germans made an affordable camera I would.
Hence my point that there are few alternatives other than Japanese makers. This is not an anti-japanese rant persay but just pointing out certain facts, it's no secret that Japanese companies are notoriously hopeless on the software end (let alone their marketing and PR to western markets that generally shows a total lack of understanding and disdain)
Yeah sure Pentax has to update, having owned a Pentax k7 for a number of years I screamed in frustration for manual video controls, p-ttl software improvements and well an improved flash system overall yet absolutely no response from their end, although they brought out their crappy coloured limited and other stupid editions instead for a variety of things.
Japanese management is a lumbering dinosaur (also well known fact) that doesn't like to take on new ideas of give much credit to its mArket feedback or taking feedback from lower people.
Japanese logic hard to work - their monozukuri obsession and arrogance is why Japanese electronics is dying off.
If the Japanese just finally figured out the importance of software and long term product support, (yes apple still supports the Iphone 3gs) they might have a chance.
Just a crying shame there isnt an Apple like DSLR/CSC maker around