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xoio: ANOTHER viewfinder-less Wave it about like a phone camera!! Getting sick & tired of this trend. - It's crap & makes for rubbish photography.
Xoio, dont think from one side. Please thinking from another side. Many people didn't have much experience as much as yours :)
LJ - Eljot: Why back to PSAM-mode dial? Are people so used to it that they can not operate a camera without PSAM-modes?
i think, this XM1 not for experience photographer, they made for "switch gear" and newest digital photography that never feel film camera.
cannot open the website o_0
I wonder, what will Fujifilm named for next generation sensor when X-Trans CMOS II + Organic CMOS become one brand new sensor?
ralphdaily: I downloaded the free RFC/Silkypix 3 from Fuji's website and it does a completely acceptable raw conversion for these two sample files. Much better than the examples above. Of course actually using Silkypix for more than 30 minutes at a time will drive a person insane and you will plunge off the nearest ledge to your doom.
have you all tried Silkypix Developer Pro 5?? Can be download 30 day trial in their website (not Fuji)It is closest enough to camera jpeg even in Low or High ISO
kforever: Had tried by my self. Very good camera in his class, sharpness also better than older HS, also color balance very good. Near to X-Series.
The importance is the AF speed. Very fast !!! still in the room, this is very fast super zoom i ever tried. Handling operational, very similar to DSLR entry level. Convenient to handle.
With optical image stabilizer lens shift, lower speed can be done without tripod in wide position. I will post mine later in my gallery.
Need to be improved with this HS50EXR or next model are :1. Bulb time. Love this feature.2. Aperture range must be reduced such as 2.8 - 4 or 2.0 - 2.8 *hope this so much3. Film Simulation Pro Nega. Really like this in X-Pro1.4. Considered to make Battery Grip. W126 is big enough, but need more when in photo hunt without open Tripod's pad and battery case.5. Coating is better than older HS, but still need to be improved.6. Digital Split Image using Phase Detection like X100S.7. Add dedicated button for AF point.
check this out : http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5656873111/albums/finepix-hs50exr-kf
Had tried by my self. Very good camera in his class, sharpness also better than older HS, also color balance very good. Near to X-Series.
Terry Breedlove: Wish we could get the x100 s with a similar lens.
haha.. i wish that can be true...
RadioGnome: I was suddenly struck by the fact that Fuji prints the 35mm equivalents of the focal length on the zoom ring. I was inclined to like the whole retro styling, but this suddenly made it all look very fake and 'willing to be something it is not'.
I was considering ordering a X20, but can't describe how stupid the camera looks to me now.
I think after a good 10 years of varying sensor sizes, every serious photographer is mentally capable of understanding the focal length / sensor size story. This makes it ever more appropriate to just print the actual physical focal length on the barrel of a zoom lens. One side is 'wide angle', other end is 'tele'.
Buying a camera to make good photos, not to say "fake or not". Many photographer bought small cameras to other purpose, which is easy to carry, simplicity and etc instead still can produce good photos. Why we have to say "fake or not" ?
We can say "fake or not" if we shot a girl and suddenly changed become a man :)
kforever: I considered to upgrade my X10 to X20. hmm... very interesting.
I love my X10 and many great photos i made. And now, i'd purchased X20 and that was very amazing camera. Faster and Sharper than X10. So,got this two X-Series side by side to support my job. :) *also consider to buy X100s.
I considered to upgrade my X10 to X20. hmm... very interesting.
Absolutic: I pre-ordered one. The more i read about it the more I think it is more interesting than X100s (at least for me). Dpreview, how about some pre-production samples, please??? I have to wait for another month for the real thing!
Preproduction samples not good enough.
marike6: From DPR X20 Preview Conclusion, reference to the G15 and XZ-2 the author writes:
"But there's every reason to believe the X20 will be able to hold its own in such exalted company, and we're very much looking forward to getting our hands on a reviewable camera to find out.
I know DPR likes the G15 and XZ-2, but this statement is puzzling. Why would the X20 merely "hold it's own" against these two 1/1.7" cameras?
The X10 already beats them for high ISO, color depth, DR. The new X20 with it's 2/3" X-Trans sensor, no OPLF, PDAF, OVF with shooting data, 1080p60 at 36 mbps, peaking, should not only exceed the performance of the G15 and XZ-2, but may even challenge the RX100 for IQ, AF and handling.
In other words, the cameras with the Sony 1/1.7" sensor (XZ-2, MX-1, G15, P7700) have good IQ but the larger sensor X20 should have no problem exceeding their output.
I really like the Pentax MX-1 a lot. But knowing the X20 will likely have better IQ and handling, I ordered the X20.
Controversial characteristics is just similar when X-Pro1 with X-Trans Cmos sensor claimed that their sensor can beat IQ of FF size and X20 continues the tradition i think.
lichtloper: + All Fujifilm camera's, except XF-1, have a so called AE button. Usually AE stands for Automatic Exposure. However Fujifilm's AE button gives acces to the camera's three metering modes. What do metering modes have to do with (semi-)Automatic Exposure? Could anyone explain the logic -if any- behind it?
+ Excellent: filter/lens hood & hood cap! But as the hood seems to protrude significantly from the lens barrel, couldn't this configuration pose a risk to the, probably delicate, mechanics of the lens? What do X10 owners have to say? Had any problems with misalignment of the lens?
AE in Fuji camera leads to Auto Metering. Similar with Metering in other camera, it organize exposure depends on what kind metering do you use, and how much exposure do you want. Exception for last one when set to Manual, and exception for all when set to Full Auto such like SR Auto or EXR Auto in other camera.
I owned one, and also using hood for my X10. Till now, there's no problem when it was hit to rocks or table. Just make some dents on hood but no problem for lens barrel. :)
steve_hoge: FOUR AA batteries every 300 shots? Oh please. #FAIL
dry battery not so fast to leak except for "cheaper" ones. i have one old fuji cam s5700 using AA battery, 2 set of Sanyo NiMH Eneloop and still using them till now instead my X10 and X-Pro1. And for mountain trip, i use only this AA's camera than others to make many photo documentation because AA are easy to find if you run out of your battery. 1 set AA alkaline can shot until 100-130 without flash. And cheaper than i have to buy many Lithium battery which cannot hold last longer in cold environment temperature.
jbwong: fujifilm is ridiculous720p is it a joke?
it is reasonable. not so many people have good tv, not care about the "full HD" or "HD movie".
another monster camera...
Gradation between Lightened and Shadow little bit "shallow" (low contrast) than xpro1 i think? or because of my eyes? Or jpeg compression?
cesaregal: Good news:- X-E1 wins Photokina STAR 2012 award- Zeiss will produce lenses T* for Fuji XF mount.I believe IQ will be excellent.
so, the lens line up become wider..Fujinon, Samyang for Fish Eye, and Zeiss. What next?
wuming: I have undecided between omd x and e1
do you have any suggestions\advice?
just bring your card to camera shop, then try to shoot the same object using OMD and X-E1 (or X-Pro1 with latest upgrade firmware due the same X-Trans CMOS Sensor and EXR-Pro Processor) in so many different settings (ISO, Aperture, Speed, Metering and bla bla bla.