Fujifilm Announces Vintage-Style FinePix X100 Large Sensor Compact Camera

Fujifilm just announced development of the new large-sensor FinePix X100, a high-grade digital compact camera featuring an APS-C CMOS sensor. It is a slim back-up camera for high quality in-fill shots when the use of a bigger SLR system is either inconvenient or impractical. The FinePix X100 features a custom 12.3 Millionpixel CMOS high-performance sensor, internally optimized and developed exclusively for this model. It’s mostly made of metal and leather, including the magnesium alloy top and bottom plates and a high quality optical system sporting nostalgic look.

The FinePix X100 is aimed at the professional photographer or keen enthusiast looking for exceptional quality pictures from a compact camera. It comes with highest quality possible prime F2 lens lens(made by Fujinon) and sensor combination, built from the ground-up. The FinePix X100 offers a number of technical developments that will set this camera apart from other contenders. The camera supports for 720p HD videos recording.

The FinePix X100 offers 460k dot 2.8 inch rear LCD, a full-on manual mode, SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot support and it comes with 127x75x55 mm and ISO range of 200 to 6400, 5 fps continuous shooting into 720p resolution with stereo sound.

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100Click on the thumbnail to get bigger image

Specifications of Fujifilm FinePix X100

Device NameFujifilm FinePix X100
W x H x D127 x 75 x 55 mm
Sensor & Number of effective pixelsAPS-C CMOS sensor
12.3 million pixels
Type2.8-inch LCD Screen
Pixels4K Dots approx
Optical Viewfinder0.5X magnification with approx.
90% frame coverage
Electronic ViewfinderUltrafine 1,440,000-dot LCD
FocusHigh-speed contrast AF
LensFujinon lens with Super EBC Coating
9-bladed aperture diaphragm
10 cm minimum focus
Built-in 3 stop ND filter
Focal Length23mm, equivalent to 35mm
Aperture RangeF2 to F16
Shutter SpeedBulb, 30 sec to 1/4000 sec
ISO SensitivityISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
ISO 3200
ISO 6400
(ISO 100 – 12800 in expandable mode)
Continuous Shooting5 Fps continuous shooting into 720p resolution with stereo sound
Movie Clips1280 x 720 pixels (HD) with stereo sound
Storage Mediasopport SD/ SDHC/ SDXC memory card
Exposure ModeProgrammed auto mode
Aperture priority mode
Shutter priority mode and
Manual mode
Exposure Compensation-2.0EV to +2.0EV

Fujifilm FinePix X100

FinePix X100, a high-grade digital compact camera featuring an 12.3 Millionpixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a Fujinon 23mm fixed focal length lens and a newly developed Hybrid Viewfinder, newly developed EXR Processor. So it comes with 23mm F/2 lens that had specially made for this body and sensor. it can also be used as a high-quality electronic viewfinder to compose or playback shots. With this ability to instantly switch between optical and electronic viewfinder images with simple “one touch” control. The new Hybrid Viewfinder on the FinePix X100 aims to give the user the ‘best of both worlds’. Lens are mirror less and interchangeable.

In electronic viewfinder mode, the photographer can preview the picture or playback the result with the “through the sensor” image review. Available with one-touch switching ease, this capability enables the user to preview and confirm exposure settings, depth-of-field effects, white balance, and macro shots.

The graphical interface (style and rendering of the LCD information) has been upgraded in the newly developed LSI to enhance the user experience and to improve the clarity of the information presented.

The newly-developed lens offers a focal length of 23mm (135 equivalent: 35mm) and a widest aperture of F2. Made from molded glass, the lens contains 8 elements in 6 groups.

Price & Availability

FujiFilm FinePix X100 will be available in America by March, at whopping price of $1,199.95.

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