New X100 looks good

Started Sep 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
tompabes2 Regular Member • Posts: 373
Nice but useless

Very very very nice thing, but it won't sell, because of the fixed focal lens.

A couple of years ago, this would have been a real winner. But today the market is full of aps-c compacts from panny, oly, sony and samsung, and all of them have a similar design and size but with much more flexibility because they have interchangeable lenses. Given that this thing will be sold for quite a high price, who will pay so much for a camera with only a 35mm lens?

Furthermore, I bet that the image quality will be good, but surely there will not be so much difference between the X100 and the other EVIL cameras. At least, not so much difference to justify the disadvantage of having only one focal length. Yes, f/2 is nice, but not so important today. And the 35mm lens is a good compromise between 28 and 50 for street photography, but at the same time is nor wide angle nor normal.

If only it had interchangeable lenses... this thing could have blown out all the other EVIL cameras.

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