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the Photomaker: I’m disappointed at the X 30 and loss of the retro looking optical finder I use on my x10 in bright light. Also, the X30 size difference from the X10/X20 means I can’t use my $140 Really Right Stuff quick release which helps balance. Being a Leica user, I fell in love with the X10 as a travel camera. The images are ok, except in contrasty situations, so I was upgrading to the X20, but, waited for the X30 to be released, and sorry I did. The only X30 feature I need is the tilting LCD for low angle shots. I was also hoping the X30 had a wider lens, which Lumix offers. I shoot tight spaces and need a 24mm lens, but 21mm would be ideal. Too many people want super-tele lenses, and don’t understand the need for super-wide lenses or how to use them.I bought an Xpro-1 for fine-art work. After seeing the quality images from this camera, I am replacing my Nikons and use my X Pro-1.Now, still needing a quality small camera, I’ll just pick up a discontinued X20 and wait for the X40.
Or just playing with DR range, other wise using Highlight / Shadow range.
mpgxsvcd: If it has a smaller sensor with better performance are you still going to complain about the sensor size? The difference in depth of field going from a 2/3” sensor to a 1” inch sensor is not significant when you factor in the fact that the lens would have to be slower to be the same size.
If Fuji can produce high quality images with a smaller sensor then I am all for it. In the past they have had smaller sensors that do exactly that. I hope that is the case with this camera.
better try first. This 2/3" vs 1" :D Not try, no need to say anything
WACONimages: Dear DPreview, It would be really welcome if the max flash sync is given.... I miss that in a lot of camera specifications lists.
Otherwise a nice camera(design), wish it got a new lens starting at 24mm.
I tried with my own X10 and my friend X20, flash sync when on shoe can reach maximum speed using cheap model of Flash (YongNuo), Nissin Di622 mkII, and Canon 430EX. All manual. I don't know if using Fujifilm flash and some people said becareful when using Nikon SB900. Some people said it can be used, some people said it cannot be used.
With wireless trigger (using PT-04), it reduce become 1/500 i can try.
LuBOSS: Here's why I'll never buy X30:I was one of the first owners of X10, I won it in a photo competition (€569 saved).My experience went frome excitement to quite a big disappointment. My main complaints are that despite good overall photo quality, faces are unnaturally skewed towards edges of the picture, supermacro has really very small DOF, difference between dynamic range 100% and 400% is almost none, I never managed to shot 360° cylinder-view panorama even under perfect conditions, and modes such as soft skin or pro focus (bokeh) have very apparent signs of post-processing.Anyway, not to mention the rubber grip that fell off, two main issues are a lot of dust in the lens despite using lens cap + case, and after 2 and 3/4 years the lens got broken - the zoom ring is cracking between 50-85mm and the picture on the lcd is 'jumping'. Turning the camera off is too hard. And the IS seems to be gone.Est. repair cost €260.So I'm not going to risk €550+ for new camera with the same lens :(
I had X10 also (bought since 2011) and use almost everyday to take many documentation photo for job until now instead of using my X-E2 and X-M1. I've been replace my lens due orbs phenomena because my X10 is first generation production.
For dust, okay i had the same thing. Its the problem but almost no affect to my photo quality. But for lens broken ? Never feel the same like you. How do you use it ?
Paul Storm: a new 16mp leaves me cold, especially for an apparent ‘pro’ level camera. another ‘improved' wrapper around the same sensor. come on bump it up to 24mp at least! this is just milking a brand.
tried by myself when RX1 and X100S was launched last year. With same position same Exposure Level and same camera default, X100S had very impressive result than RX in ISO competition from 200 - 6.400 and also expand to 12.800 and good color balance. Unfortunately, i'd lost my memory card a week after.
the point is, FF with 24mp vs APS-C with 16mp and found that 16mp still make a good impression.
Lucas_: "World’s fastest AF of 0.08 seconds" - does that include DSLR's or is it among mirrorless? How does it compares with Sony's A7/7R?
Oly, Nikon 1 which has smaller sensor related to small lens. The correlation is smaller lens means smaller weight and can move faster. So Oly will have the fastest for their segment and level coz they had smaller lens than APS-C size camera.
I trust for this X-T1 fast speed coz i got X-E2 and it really fast, especially in bright condition. If X-E2 so fast, then X-T1 will be more accurate and fast. If you doubt, please try it first.
km25: Well late this year or early next year for the X-Pro 2 or what ever. Hopefullly in the next six months we hear something. For ZORON, never never... that is how both the manufacture and the cameras stores make soooo much extra bucks.
i don't think that this Pro2 will come for this year, even for news.
Kirppu: Hey camera manufacturers one tip to prevent these after sell ripoffs. But the grip there in the first place. A camera should have a grip they are not smartphones.
like me. I don't want to use grip for all situation, only certain situation like modeling photo shoot. For street, it become bulky and heavier than before.
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.