skyfotos: I used film Leicas for many years but have never got used to the fatter feel of digital Leicas. I wish that they would slim the digital models down to the original film M3 size.
I concur with you there. The digital M is a significant 5mm thicker than a film M at least! Look at these cameras in profile or from the top and they're extremely chunky.
Papi61: Samsung can work on the actual technology that makes thing possible. Apple doesn't have any manufacturing know-how and can only buy (cheap) components from other companies (Samsung being one of the biggest contractors, if not the biggest.) Once the stupid fad vanes and Americans become less racist, xenophobic and nationalistic, it's easy to see who will come out on top in the long run.
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
-- Abraham Lincoln
Neal Hood: Samples definitely seem to have a "darkish" trait to them. I would not want to buy that camera without using it for a weekend or so.
Fujis tend to underexpose slightly. If you're shooting RAW it shouldn't be an issue or you can just adjust the exposure-comp dial to compensate.
This really is a lovely little camera! I'm now actually starting to regret now that I didn't wait longer before purchasing the X-E2. Which is a great little camera too mind. I really like the X-T10s simple retro-geometric styling and silver finish too. Reminds me of the Pentax K1000 I used way back when!
When I first saw the scoop photos of this at Fuji Rumors, I thought it to be quite ugly and nowhere near as good looking as the X-T1, but watching this video its grown on me enormously! Hopefully it'll be a big sales hit for Fujifilm.
VisualFX: "MADE IN CHINA". No purchase from me. Fuji had something going there for awhile, being Made in Japan. Now they are going cheap like everyone else. Whoever wants to support sweatshops and poor labour conditions and poor human rights, go right ahead and purchase this camera.
I have nothing against products being manufactured in China or elsewhere in Asia. But from my experience with cameras in particular. The Japanese branded ones manufactured on home turf still generally have less quality and reliability issues than the ones that aren't.
Again I'm referring to cameras here. My Mac and iPhone are Chinese and their quality and reliability so far has been excellent.
Oppo manufacture very high-end audiophile grade planar driver headphones, universal disc players and DAC/headphone amps that generally receive rave reviews. But this smartphone division of theirs is very lacklustre by comparison and nothing on the Samsung S6 series. A 6" 1080p display - that's very two years ago!
Very slow flash-sync speed. But never the less, seems to be a major improvement on its predecessor. Gives Oly's E-M10 a run for the money. But Panasonic cameras like Oly's leave me cold somehow.
Didn't they say made in Thailand? None the less I agree. What I liked about Fujifilm cameras is that they were manufactured in Japan. It was one of my main considerations when purchasing the X-E2.
In my case for quality and reliability reasons. Now they seem to be going the Oly and Nikon way, which I don't like...Canon have recently announced that they're bringing their camera manufacturing back to Japan for instance.
I also think, that gradually Fujifilm are becoming like all the other Japanese brands. Their Kaizen firmware updates now seem to target only their latest model cameras, rather than older ones, which used to be one of their most endearing qualities. Again just like all the other main stream brands...a little disappointing.
For instance both the X-E2 and X-T1/T10 use the same sensor and image processors. So all the features now available on their XT series cameras could be added to the X-E2 via firmware. Such a move wouldn't effect sales of their latest I don't think.
flysurfer: "It's also worth noting that users now have the ability to toggle their AF point when shooting with Face Detect on, which is new."
It may be worth noting, but it isn't new, because the at least my X30, X100T, X-A2 and X-T1 also offer this feature. :)
Great work if you can get it!
retro76: Honestly right now the Olympus EM10 is the camera to beat, especially @ $499. I purchased a Fuji XM1 before sending it back for the Oympus. I know it's subjective, but I really don't get the appeal of Fuji, it's a camera that reviewers seem to put on a pedestal, yet IMHO it's a camera that falls short in just about every category especially so compared to other brands I have used. Maybe I missed something in my short time using the camera, but it's a system that didn't impress me in the slightest, in fact it's the most clever marketing I have ever seen for a brand.
Very subjective...before purchasing my X-E2 I went for an Oly E-M10 based on its great for the price feature list, and good reviews. But when I received it, it left me cold despite the fact that it took good photos. Also the built-in flash on mine didn't work. Which is not something you expect in a brand new camera (another Japanese branded camera not made in Japan!) so I ordered a replacement, which took an absolute age to arrive.
So I got fed up waiting, added a little more money and went for a made in Japan X-E2 instead! Which didn't leave me cold, despite the lower specification. So yes, what one thinks of a particular camera is very subjective...you like the Oly but I didn't!
I like it. I'm an X-E2 user and this is its successor apparently. One little thing I didn't like though is that this camera is manufactured in Thailand rather than Japan. I know there's quality control and all that. But from my previous experience with Japanese brand cameras I've used over the years. The one's manufactured on home turf...so to speak...tend to be more reliable.
You've got a lot of Fujifilm cameras! A fanboy then? I'm not being cynical, I use an X-E2 myself.
As this is a limited edition, why couldn't they've put in a little more effort and made the upper and lower panels real titanium instead of just paint?
RStyga: Leica "upgrades" a $7,500 camera with Live View and 3" 921K LCD in 2015? At this rate they might catch up with the rest by 2050, give or take a decade.
Although good adapters are abundant for DSLM cameras, a native M mount camera could put a stop, or at least a brake, to the Leica camera charade...
I believe there is some startup working on a digital rangefinder like camera with a native M mount. It appeared in the news sections here and elsewhere a while back.
maxnimo: Why do they call it a 1" sensor when not even the diagonal is even close to 1" in length?
Very informative Joel, I didn't know that. Nice to learn new things.
I think the new APS-C sensor is the one heading for the rumored Fujifilm X-Pro2! Here's hoping, looking forward to that camera a lot, as an X-E2 user myself.
GabrielZ: I shoot stills, very little video. I still don't get these video ratios. What's the difference between 4:2:0 - 4:2:2 - 4:4:4? What do those three numbers _:_:_ stand for?
Thanks, that was helpful.
I shoot stills, very little video. I still don't get these video ratios. What's the difference between 4:2:0 - 4:2:2 - 4:4:4? What do those three numbers _:_:_ stand for?
Just a Photographer: I think a 15.4" Surface Pro 4, with proper i7 processor, 512GB SSD, 32GB memory and 802.11AC would have been a better choice.
At least it would then make it an interesting device for photographers and illustrators.
@Just a Photographer & BattleBrat - You're right about a 10" tablet not being great for photo editing - that's what I do, I'm not an illustrator - a tablet would be used as more of a portable showcase.
But then I don't use tablets for photo editing anyway. Also when I wrote, who on earth would want that, I meant as a general purpose tablet like an iPad...such a device would be just too bulky for that kind of market.
Anyway according to Dianoda here, you're dream machine already exists in the form of the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2? For pros that seems like a good solution, I'm more of an enthusiastic amateur myself...the Wacom too specialised.
You're describing a laptop - they already exist. Why on earth would anybody want a 15"+ tablet?