SmilerGrogan: It does beautiful B&Ws. It would be worth it just for those alone.
Yes, I used an OM-D EM-10 for a while and its B&W output was excellent. As was overall IQ in good light, but in lower light levels, things started to fall apart a bit...more visible noise than I was used to from APS-C..
This camera is almost overkill when it comes to all those knurled knobs and dials...they're everywhere! I like it. Gives Fuji's range a run for their money in the retro-chic department. And that 80MP RAW mode is quite something...imagine the file size on that! But in the end its still uses a 4/3 sensor with its DOF and DR limitations as well as possibly increased high ISO noise levels, compared to APS-C and FF...still quite a desirable camera.
jaeae: Hmmm. Why 28mm (eq.) again?
Where did good old 35..40mm go to? Yes, one can crop but then some DOF control is lost, too.
I'd really like a modern version of the Oly Mju series or XA.
X100 is fine (correct lens), but maybe a bit heavy/big and no weather sealing.
So as not to compete too closely with the X100T's 35mm equivalent lens I assume. But I agree, a 28mm equivalent fixed lens on camera's such as this, is the wrong focal length choice...35mm is better.
I saw a review of a pre-production version of this camera on YouTube, and it seems quite good. But it uses a cheap feeling toggle switch on the back instead of a proper control dial like you get on the X100T, which I found disappointing.
The most useful and versatile of Leica's X-series it seems. And the only new Leica along with the Q that I'm quite impressed by. Its filling a new niche...premium, large sensor and ruggedised. A good idea, so I think other brands will probably follow up with similar but obviously more affordable designs.
ThePalindrome: The first Leica I can think of in recent times that makes really sense. Too bad their prices are beyond reality. Another manufacturer should make the same cam for 700EUR
Fujifilm might be a good candidate for that.
Looks like a Metz to me...
RJ Ross: And Fuji's just announced the X-E2 4.0 firmware will match all X-E2s specs. Available Feb 4th.https://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-x-e2-firmware-v4-0-announced-28718
@Sal Baker - Me too...good on Fuji!
RPJG: Not to do with this camera in particular, but:
For cameras that have electronic shutters, why do they also use a physical shutter? Are there problems with electronic shutters at slower shutter speeds?
I know the holly grail of shutters is the global one. But how does a global shutter work and why hasn't there been a large scale introduction of this tech in cameras so far...what are the technical issues holding it back?
Rugged camera market. The only category left where small sensor compact digital cameras still sell...oh yes, there's Casio with its selfie/make-up bracketing boutique selling cameras for young Chinese fashionistas that I read about not too long ago.
ozturert: It looks as big as Canon 100-400mm or Nikon 80-400mm. As you go telephoto, APSC advantage diminishes I guess.
Not exactly, a chunky 100-400mm zoom for FF would be equivalent to 150-600mm with APS-C...that's significantly higher magnification...its why a lot of pros use APS-C instead of FF for long telephoto shots...unless you have a super high pixel count FF camera and are happy to crop in post. But that doesn't seem very practical or time efficient (critical for pros) way of doing things.
@PeaceKeeper - What are you on about? "Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for the original FUJIFILM X-E2 that will give it the same software improvements as the new FUJIFILM X-E2S" and the only 'hardware' difference between the two is a slightly redesigned grip and relabelled button on the back.
I have an X-E2 and was thrilled to read that the FW update for the camera coming on Feb 4th (but rumoured for a while now) will provide all of the extra refinements and features of the just released X-E2S...Kaizen still lives!
It would be nice to see Fuji adopt a Nikon like Auto ISO functionality with a future FW upgrade.
Unless a cameras sensor has a very high refresh rate (like on Sony's latest 1" stacked BSI-CMOS sensor and 42MP FF I believe) there's the problem of a rolling shutter effect with electronic shutters. Its visible with verticals for example, being distorted as if they're bending over slightly.
GabrielZ: Disappointed by the sensor. PD only covers a measly 40% of the frame and standard (non boosted) ISO range limited to 200-12800. This is old sensor tech in a brand new camera, when Sony releases its rumoured BSI-CMOS 36MP APS-C sensor in the a6100, this design is going to look like a dinosaur! DR will probably be limited too, because of the older sensor, hopefully Fuji's new image processor can help out in that department...if this camera had been released a couple of years ago it would of been great.
@Don Diafragma - I'll check it out.
straylightrun: Wow, that is a crazy high RRP for an APS-C only camera. It almost makes the a7rII look cheap!
The X-T2 will provide what this camera does at a much more reasonable price when its released...later this year apparently. Its the OVF/EVF that drives the price of this camera up I think. The X-Pro2 is the poster boy, the X-T2 will be the workhorse that people actually put their cash down on.
Don Diafragma: C'mon Fujifilm its 2016 - This is a camera is specced with 2014 technology. Too bad as I wish them well.
Your next chance to deliver is with the X-T2 which always has been their 'real' flagship camera.
@Combatmedic870 - They'll probably use the same innards as the X-Pro2 on the X-T2 as rumours predict the X-T2 is going to be released later this year, not 16 months from now.
Disappointed by the sensor. PD only covers a measly 40% of the frame and standard (non boosted) ISO range limited to 200-12800. This is old sensor tech in a brand new camera, when Sony releases its rumoured BSI-CMOS 36MP APS-C sensor in the a6100, this design is going to look like a dinosaur! DR will probably be limited too, because of the older sensor, hopefully Fuji's new image processor can help out in that department...if this camera had been released a couple of years ago it would of been great.
Yxa: 3780 shots per charge try to do that with a mirrorless
Yes! I'm a mirrorless user now, but the thing I really miss from my old DSLR was the battery life. ILMs are still really crap in that department!