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Ergo607: I know I am opening a can of worms here, but wouldn't the first X-series not be the X-100? While it didn't have the possibility to change lenses, in my mind it all started with that camera. Still have some favourite memories with it (with the X-Pro 1 too, BTW.)

@Ergo607 the perseverance was in spite of the flaws in the X100 and, crucially, the fact that the fixed lens X100 was not a system camera at all and just a toe in the water of reintroducing retro design. It was never intended to be part of a new series, and was never branded as such.

There’s a reason why Fuji are celebrating the birth of the X mount today and not the X series. It’s the X-Pro1 and the X mount that kicked off and made possible the X series of cameras and lenses we know today. If Fuji had merely kept making X100 replacements we’d still be talking about the Finepix X100 series now, not the X series.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2022 at 08:09 UTC
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pinoteres: Is it some prototype XF 35 1.4 or an early render at 1:34 ?
It has aperture ring in a weird position, no latch for lens hood, white mount mark instead of red one.

That’s just the half of it - the X-Pro1 it’s attached to is also a weird render and has a completely different logo font on the top plate. Then at 1:42 another version of the camera has extra text about the hybrid viewfinder and EXR processor on the top plate (similar to the X100 at the time) and a completely different model number - it’s apparently not an X-Pro1 at all but an “X01”!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 22:34 UTC
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Ergo607: I know I am opening a can of worms here, but wouldn't the first X-series not be the X-100? While it didn't have the possibility to change lenses, in my mind it all started with that camera. Still have some favourite memories with it (with the X-Pro 1 too, BTW.)

@chse to be fair, the pressure is on the X-H line to “define its niche” first. Fuji may have intended the XH1 to inhabit the top spot, but in reality it never did, quickly falling behind in technology and only selling later at fire sale prices. It remains to be seen how the XH2 fares.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 22:09 UTC
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fPrime: 2022… Nikon and Fuji battling it out for third place in mirrorless with the odds favoring Fuji. Who could have predicted this ten years ago?

@Rob890, actually Fuji’s gargantuan pharmaceutical and chemicals businesses are what keep them “afloat” (if by afloat you mean massively profitable). Instax is just icing on a very large cake, and the X series is more of a pleasing hobby at this point.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 20:41 UTC
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Ergo607: I know I am opening a can of worms here, but wouldn't the first X-series not be the X-100? While it didn't have the possibility to change lenses, in my mind it all started with that camera. Still have some favourite memories with it (with the X-Pro 1 too, BTW.)

@Ergo607 on its own the X100 was a curiosity, and it too had its firmware flaws at launch that nearly sunk it. In fact all of Fujis early cameras were heavily criticised over focussing and general performance issues. The X series came into being through the perseverance of Fuji through a number of models and many firmware updates, it wasn’t delivered intact in the X100 and would never have existed if it weren’t the success of the follow up cameras and particular the X mount, the birth of which is what Fuji is actually celebrating today 🙂

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 18:45 UTC
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Ergo607: I know I am opening a can of worms here, but wouldn't the first X-series not be the X-100? While it didn't have the possibility to change lenses, in my mind it all started with that camera. Still have some favourite memories with it (with the X-Pro 1 too, BTW.)

X mount began with the X-Pro1, and it’s the X mount (and all the bodies and lenses that’s enabled since) that’s being celebrated here.

Also, being pedantic, one camera is not a “series”. You could argue that it was also the X-Pro1 that changed the one-off curiosity that was the X100 into part of an X series of cameras.

The X-Pro1 was and is special btw. It was the birthplace of X-Trans and to this day remains just one of three cameras (including its two successors) to combine a hybrid viewfinder with interchangeable lenses. In a world now full of MILCs the X-Pro series remains unique even now.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 16:54 UTC

It seems that us Fuji users can’t comment on the Z-fc without being dismissed as biased and irrelevant. The sad thing is many originally came to Fuji in search of a camera which worked in a similar way to the old Nikon film bodies we loved. One of the most satisfying cameras I ever used was the Nikon FE2 (equipped with manual and aperture priority only) and I would love to have a digital version of that camera.

Sadly this isn’t it, and the problem isn’t so much the camera itself but the system. There are next to no native lenses, and those there are lack the aperture ring to replicate the original handling. Putting the aperture control and display on the body is a fudge, as is the PASM mode lever. I know that the PASM dial dates back to cameras like the FA, but it was a compromise then (necessitated by the limitations of the lens system) and still now for the same reason.

Like it or not, the closest approximation to the classic Nikon F system today is still Fuji’s X mount range.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2022 at 09:42 UTC as 26th comment
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Fatcats: Definitely a nice homage to the X-T4. Minus the lenses, aperture rings, and IBIS. Close, but no cigar.

@Francis85, I think if you re-read my comments and then take a look at your own, it’s pretty clear who’s getting themselves a little bit worked up and defensive. You seem very upset that I’m not giving Nikon “kudos” and “credit” for things when really I haven’t offered much of an opinion on the Z-fc at all. If it really matters to you what I think then I guess it’s a nice enough camera. I think it’s a shame that it doesn’t (and can’t) really take advantage of Nikon’s strength through compatibility with the older lenses, and as an FE2 owner it looks to me that the relative dimensions of the prism block are a little off, and that’s about the most I have to say about it. My main camera these days is an X-Pro3 and the Z-fc couldn’t begin to replace that, so 🤷‍♂️

Still waiting to hear how Nikon have “outdone” Fuji exactly.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2022 at 22:47 UTC
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Fatcats: Definitely a nice homage to the X-T4. Minus the lenses, aperture rings, and IBIS. Close, but no cigar.

@Francis85, I’m replying to your own comment where you needlessly cast shade on Fuji users and declare (without providing any basis for your argument) that Nikon have beaten Fuji on design. In that context my comment is hardly proof of any insecurity; it’s more questionable why you saw fit to comment in the first place if you’re so happy with the Nikon.

It’s a fact that Fuji been making mirrorless cameras like these for longer than Nikon, and as far as “retro” manual controls go, they still have a big advantage in the fact that their lens system is both bigger and better equipped for manual control. I also find it unarguable personally that Fuji’s A on every dial is the more logical system, and the design Nikon wishes they’d gotten to first. As it is they’re stuck with the same compromise that first appeared on the FA, and while it may be “retro” in that sense, it’s still far from ideal.

If you really believe that Nikon have “outdone” Fuji in some way I’d love to hear how.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2022 at 19:39 UTC
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Fatcats: Definitely a nice homage to the X-T4. Minus the lenses, aperture rings, and IBIS. Close, but no cigar.

Some Nikon users seem upset that Fuji already did this better.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2022 at 09:58 UTC
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Handiworks: "Good things come to those who wait"! Well done Nikon. Not only does this show a high level of continuing commitment from Nikon, but releasing the update for the Gen "i" models first was well played. Excited at what this portends for the Gen"ii" models!

Sadly Fuji themselves seem to have all but given up on the idea of kaizen, with updates few and far between or missing entirely for some models. Quite the turnaround for Nikon to be beating them on this front.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2021 at 08:29 UTC
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technotic: The second one was selfie I suppose.

Cat photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2021 at 15:50 UTC
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FujifilmXT3: Still not worth upgrading my 12 Pro Max. I don't do serious photography with the phone rather my GFX

It hasn’t been worth upgrading year on year for years now, I don’t know why anyone even considered doing that. The average upgrade cycle these days is more like three years, and if you compare the 13 Pro to an iPhone XS what they’ve achieved is pretty significant.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2021 at 11:27 UTC
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Peter Koudstaal: Why is this iPhone 13 getting so much 'airplay'on this website? In terms of technology it's is lagging behind its Chinese and Korean competitors. Compared to edition 12, we're not talking about Apple reinventing the smartphone!

Edgar in Indy, the image you posted is fine but nothing greater than I’ve seen come straight out of recent iPhones, and it exhibits the same sort of noise in the shadows that I’d expect from any smartphone.

Smartphones generally have become supremely capable little cameras, and Apple are as far along if not further down that computational path than any other manufacturer. Needless to say nobody is making better processors than Apple at the moment.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2021 at 11:24 UTC
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ARB1: Anyone else ordered an iPhone 13 Pro and was told they won't be seeing it until November sometime?

I ordered a pro on Thursday and it’s out for delivery today (Tuesday 5 October) as promised. Pretty remarkable for the UK given our other supply chain problems at the moment.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2021 at 09:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 pre-production sample gallery (27 comments in total)

Nothing wrong with the lens, but the highest compliment I can pay is that some of these could be confused with the 35 1.4. I won’t be giving mine up though.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 12:48 UTC as 3rd comment
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wats0n: Interesting they are keeping the XT3 alive, but I can only guess it’s a brilliant move. Most people don’t need more than the XT3. That being said the pricing differences between the XT3 and XT30 are odd. They are very close. Seems like the XT30 needs to be about $599

@brownie3214 - the XT4 with IBIS has been around a good while now. I think the longevity of the XT3 alongside it is evidence that many people are happy to forgo IBIS after all. We wouldn’t be getting the “ww” edition now if it wasn’t still a strong seller.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 07:50 UTC
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Jonathan Mac: I wonder if they'll continue to supply the standard X-T3 or if this is the beginning of a move away from separate chargers altogether.

This really marks the end of that process of doing away with separate chargers for Fuji - I think the XT3 (and possibly the old XT30?) were the last models to still come with one. The X-Pro3 never did, nor the XT4, XE4, etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 17:02 UTC
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Threaded: No idea why the Z-fc keeps getting compared to lower end cameras like the XT30 and not the XT3, which is still comparable on price but much more comparable on size and control layout. The XT3 gives you a much better EVF, excellent build quality with weather sealing, and the purest form of Fuji’s dial system with dedicated shutter, ISO and aperture. I suspect it would leave the Z-fc for dust frankly.

John, you’re ignoring the fact that Fuji didn’t simply lower the price to shift old stock - and they didn’t really replace it either. The XT4 was released almost 18 months ago now. Fuji made it quite clear at the time that the XT3 was not being discontinued and would remain part of the lineup at a reduced price, and that’s exactly what happened. In effect they reclassified the XT3 - it’s no longer the flagship or the go-to model if you want the best of everything that Fuji offers, but it’s a solid choice occupying a space further down the pecking order, and the permanent change in pricing reflects that. For DPReview to continue regarding it as a top of the line $1500 model is obviously incorrect; it’s probably spent more of its three years as a cheaper mid-tier camera than it ever did as the flagship.

There’s no question the Z-fc shares more in common with the XT3 than the XT30. The latter is an entry level camera in Fuji’s lineup and not comparable in class to the Z-fc at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 00:03 UTC
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Threaded: No idea why the Z-fc keeps getting compared to lower end cameras like the XT30 and not the XT3, which is still comparable on price but much more comparable on size and control layout. The XT3 gives you a much better EVF, excellent build quality with weather sealing, and the purest form of Fuji’s dial system with dedicated shutter, ISO and aperture. I suspect it would leave the Z-fc for dust frankly.

If any of those are a “better retro APS-C camera” then you go for your life. The purpose of this article is to draw a comparison between the Z-fc and a similarly styled, similarly priced camera, for example the XT3. Not sure the $1500 D750 (that’s B&H’s price today by the way) really fits that bill personally.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2021 at 23:14 UTC
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