3systermuser: >it earns our coveted gold award, by a whisker.
no longer coveted gold award I think , recently all your reviewed cameras getting gold or at least silver , why is that?
Unless a camera being reviewed is horribly bad, it will always be gold or silver. Adverstisement money perhaps ?
Perhaps all these cameras are really good.
Better to look at pros and cons of the review and use this to determine which ones are important ..
This is not photojournalism !!
This is an episode for a reality show !!
starwolfy: Just a tought for Fuji...which never recognized the sticky aperture issue with its Fuji X100.Mine is still blocked a full aperture...and I think will remain as such for my FIRST and very LAST Fuji product that I've had and will ever buy in my all Life.
I got sucked the same with an ACER computer in the past. I will never buy an ACER product again.
I know you can face problems with any brand...but at least there are brands which recognize their mistakes and take responsibility for it. Those are the brands I prefer to invest in, despite it cost me more sometimes.
Looked @ X100 in my local store.
The demo unit the store had was in perpetual focus hunt inside the store.
Then owner suspected that the demo was just defective. So he pulled a new one.
Never looked @ Fuji again.
So with the wi-fi, could I surf the internet with this ?
A Schamber: Really, people??? The camera of the year could be several things: the highest IQ, the best ergonomics, the best feature set, the most comprenhensive layout, etc etc etc... But the thing is that those things are NOT relevant when there's a game changer camera. Every now and then there comes a camera, or a line of cameras, that begin a legend of their own. Trust me... there's one on that list that actually has. It is the Fujifilm X-PRO 1.
You may like it or not. You may like rangefinder style, or not. You may think it is overpriced, or not. But you could NEVER say it is not a camera that has made everyone think again about what's possible in photography, again.
That's the camera of the year. That's the game changer.
I agree. X-pro1 is a good camera but not worth the price. OMD wins for me hands down.
Agree with Superka. Though film definitely non mainstream, popularity of film is picking up. Local photo store can't keep in stock enough films.
chopsteeks: To put it mildly ---- 76% rating is a very generous rating for this overpriced digital point and shoot...
Tried it at the store -- can't focus a lick inside the store, terrible jpegs even at low ISO ....... and yes the price tag of $600.00.
One of the worst $600.00 I have seen....
ybizzle, now you resort to personal insult......grow up little boy. Unlike you, I do not worship these little computers. Get a life ...
jakeb ---- buying the camera will correct the AF issue ? Tell me me how....I seriously would like to know the trick ? Will this also correct the so so performance of its jpeg ?
ybizzle....does not take much to try it on the store to find out this camera can't focus very well.....
spending an hour with this camera is all I need that this camera has issues...
excuse me if my process is quicker than yours...
unlike lots of folks....I will not buy a camera just to try it out....when I purchase one.....will keep it unless defective...
So think first before you criticize me....
ybizzle, why do you feel offended by another person's opinion on this camera ? Are you that narrow minded and not very smart ?
Do you expect everyone to love and admire what you think is good ?
Grow up boy.....you are indeed giving new meaning to 'fanboy' !!
HKR2010: Just look at the gallery shots, the beauty of each picture says it all about this camera. They are filmlike and unique to my eyes. Go to the new 650D Gallery and compare the shots.
Yes, IQ from this camera is quite superb. But then again, there are other cameras that matches IQ of X10.
But there are too many quirks for a $600.00 camera as outlined in the conclusion page of the review...
76% rating is quite generous....imho.
To put it mildly ---- 76% rating is a very generous rating for this overpriced digital point and shoot...
cesaregal: It's a professional wide-angle lens.We need a professional 4/3 camerato balance weight and quality.
I hope Schneider give us aprofessional wide-angle lens,autofocus, for FF (Nikon/Canon).
What is your definition of professional m4/3 camera body ?
Calvin Chann: Sorry, but for me the colour of the thing is a serious point. I haven't bought any of the Oly lenses that are mentioned in this preview, because of the colour of the things. All my camera bodies are black (except a white G3 that I bought by mistake) and to me, a silver lens on a black body is not discrete enough.
Looks like Oly have lost me as a potential customer!
Been shooting with titanium Contax G bodies and lenses for a good while now.....never had issues with using this combo with candid shots.....
Is it obvious now you are into photography more for ... Look at me, I am a photographer as opposed to .... Look at my visions done via photography....
So a $3,500 body plus mega $$$ for a prime lens is only 1% better than Oly OMD which goes for $1,650 with lens included ? Hmmm...help me with math here...
jj74e: am i the only one to not like the x-pro's design, particularly the grip? it looks like a patch sewn onto the body.
Contax might sue for copying the Contax G2 body design
Zeis: Most of the people complaining here are terrible photographers. Hacks, hobbiest, debbie digital & uncle bob and some sad, sad pro's who can't take a decent images to save their life.
Who cares what the technical abilities of these new Nikon and Canon cameras are if you can't use them. Theses camera are better than the last round of new releases and people back in the day (so so long ago) and people were creating amazing images with such outdated gear.
My suggestion is to learn how to push the camera you already have and not worry about all this bull people are slinging here in these forums.
Yup, I am perhaps the world's poster boy for bad photographers. I need all the technical I need to make my images good enough to be able to put on a frame and hang at my apartment's wall.
Is there really anything wrong with this ?
So what did it fix ? Is there an option to back it out
"I can remember when a good quality film camera cost $2400"
Wow really? Please name that camera?
I recall the very high quality Nikon FM 2 selling for years at around £250 in the UK (around USD 500 at the time).
"You numb skulls will never except that quality craftsmanship has a price"
Come on, its going to mass produced in Japan/Thailand not carefully assembled by an artisan in a workshop somewhere in the Swiss Alps.
Ultimately the market will decide, but I'll wager that in these straightened times Fuji have got it wrong and pitched too high. There're fools. I would have gone in at a lower price to build market momentum, and establish share.
The camera market is in a state of flux and is up for grabs. There's absolutely no reason why Fuji can't be a major player, but not with pricing like this. They're being greedy and shortsighted.
Fuji believes that their X100 sales which was better than expected was the camera that has build 'momentum' towards over pricing this XPRO1 ...
Will wait for some user feedback ...but to me personally the price is ridiculous...