Now if you can get this to retail store faster than Sony NEX-7 you will get my money first...
Thanks Fujifilm. I think your pricing is fair. I will buy this instantly. Coming from heavy Canon 5D Mark II and L lens. I am in heaven because this is my alternative to the Leica version with autofocus. I have been wishing for this setup for a long time and it finally arrived. Can't wait to shoot with it. This will make my daily-life street photography and candid portraits much easier than pointing a DSLR and Big Zoom at someone face.
LOVE IT !!!!!
mrJamieSmith: I sold my 5D MK II, 35L, 135L and 580EXII in anticipation for this camera. Call me crazy, but I've been wishing for a camera like what Fuji is promising here real bad!
Me too. I sold all my Canon 5D II gears two years ago for smaller setup (NEX7) and now will get this setup. This is what I have wished for a long time. Thanks Fujifilm. I think the price is fair and I am willing to pay for it.
David0X: Gosh - sometimes there is useful stuff posted in these comments, so I keep reading them. Then every now and then something like this happens. I continue to be surprised by the deluge of ill informed and lazy comments by fools.
Taking a little time to research will show:
1: the guys are both professionals. Their websites contain a lot of stuff that shows that if you care to look. They are both working pros who know what they're doing.
2: If you read Christian's blog you will see that these are just a couple of quick images posted from day 1 of a four day shoot. This is not a review, it's just some shared photos by a guy who got a camera early and is looking forward to sharing some images as he discovers a bit about the camera.
There are many sensible and useful comments along these lines posted below, but they become hard to find amongst the asinine bashing.
By the way, I have been many times to Quorn where the images were taken. The colours look pretty well captured to me.
Oh come on, you look like their best friends in defense. These two photographers knows that there will be thousands of DPR readers looking at their first images. If they are professional, they should know that this is their great opportunity to shine and possible have many people respect them for being the pros with a brand new game-changing camera on their hand. Instead they make a fool out of themselves by posting several unthoughtful images as well as their stupid chosen settings (Av, Shutter speed, iso). This is a waste of time for everyone and I feel bad for Fujifilm. I really like this setup and probably will buy the set, but these first images just make my stomach sick and clearly the fault of the photographers.
Fujifilm, you need to take the camera back before more harms done. You have a great product in the hand of wanna-be testers. These guys don't even think about what they shoot and what they post. This is just a shame to see.
Horrible sample images from two supposedly pros. I can't believe what I am seeing. Very disappointed in both the camera as well as the photographers they hire.
1singur: EVF is a big minus, but let's just say that for now this is what sony puts into APS-C cameras. However, i have a feeling that an anticipated A99 won't get back to OVF, which it would be a shame, not to say fail.
I think EVF is "The Future" just like how digital start out in 2000 when I got my first Canon camera. The result is not on par with film, but after 5 years all film camera become obsolete and nobody is making film any longer. As technology progress, EVF will better and surpass OVF. I certainly don't like the EVF on my A55 yet at the moment, but I am learning to live with it until I try the A77 EVF which I think is a big improvement. Give another 2-3 years and everybody is onto EVF big time.
samguwang: JPEGS look very unimpressive :/
Even if the production firmware is supposedly "going to be better", How much better? This is 2011-2012 era of digital camera. At least Sony should have release a pre-production A77 the meet the best APS-C on the market and then improve it even more on firmware update. That would certainly impress me.
Octane: noise, noise, noise. A very impressive display of technology combined in a camera, but unfortunately lost track of the main goal: high quality photos.
Marketing wins over making a good camera.
czesiu: Will Sony kindly add this to other models?..."Auto ISO Customizable upper and lower limits"
On my Fujifilm X-100 I set ISO 1600 as max and 1/30 as slowest shutter. This combination have given me great images in dark interiors, especially temples.
I love this feature in my Fujifilm X-100. If Sony have this for Auto ISO, then another plus in my book.
The pre-production images from this camera is really bad. I am totally frustrated about this camera. Thinking that this will be my camera for the next 4 years. I think the combinations of these hurts the IQ.
1) Too many pixels (24mp) cramped in an APS-C sensor.2) 30% les light reaching the sensor because of SLT design3) Bad firmware engineerI hope my purchase of Carl Zeiss lens will compensate and provide the adequate IQ.