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Jun252011

Fujifilm Finepix X100 Digital Camera

Fujifilm Finepix X100 Digital Camera, point and shoot, compact, fixed lens, new, hybrid viewfinder, APS-C Sensor, dSLR, sample images, specifications, features
Photo by Jhong Dizon used under Creative Commons License

Fujifilm has just released an impressive new digital throw-back camera that resembles older film rangefinder models...the Fujifilm Finepix X100 Digital Camera. This is probably one of the most exciting camera releases of 2011. If you're eager to play with one yourself, check out BorrowLenses.com who now has them in stock. Let's take a quick look at a short video to get acquainted with it before we jump into the details:



10 Features That I Really Like

1) The large CMOS sensor, 23.6mm x 15.8mm (APS-C), ever so slightly larger than the Canon 7D dSLR, produces very high image quality.

2) The relatively high pixel count, 12.3 megapixels, enables making high resolution images for large prints.

3) The f/2 wide aperture option enables making great portraits with shallow depth of field and beautiful background bokeh.

4) Its built-in 3 stop Neutral Density Filter is enabled by simply selecting a menu item. This allows for slowing down the shutter speed to show motion such as in photographing waterfalls, cloud movement, and sports activity.

5) Expanded Dynamic Range - In certain shooting scenarios, scenes can be quite contrasty resulting in darks being too dark or highlights being blown out. For these scenarios, the Fujifilm Finepix X100 offers both a manual and automatic dynamic range extender which instructs the camera on how to handle the high contrast scene better. Although bracketing is offered on this model, it might become less necessary if this feature were used as an alternative.

6) In film cameras, one would choose a film type based on a desired look or outcome. In the Fujifilm Finepix X100, film-type modes offer the ability to create color and tonal qualities of color reversal film types loved by professional photographers. Choose Provia for a true-to-scene natural look, Velvia for increased vibrance and saturation, or Astia for a softer and almost silky looking finish.

7) 5 frames per second continuous shooting speed is faster than the Canon Mark II 5D. This works nicely when you need a good burst to capture something very fast moving.

8) A whopping 49 AF Points provides tons of flexibility in selecting focus areas in a complex composition.

9) 0.01s Shutter Time Lag is super quick making shooting kids and babies much easier because you won't miss those special moments.

10) Large ISO range 100 - 12,800 offers great control over exposure in both low light shooting conditions and high speed scenarios such as wildlife and/or sports.

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Who Is This Camera For?

This camera can be used by just about anyone from those just starting out in photography to professional level photogs. The range of features and high quality images produced by it make it quite useful at many levels. The single drawback is the fixed focal length. Having the ability to change lenses would have been a nice feature but other than that it has many attributes that I'd like to see on Canon cameras down the line.

Fujifilm Finepix X100 Digital Camera, point and shoot, compact, fixed lens, new, hybrid viewfinder, APS-C Sensor, dlsr, sample images, specifications, features
Photo by Jhong Dizon used under Creative Commons License

Would you like to see sample images taken with the Fujifilm Finepix X100? Check out these links and one final video clip:

The Poor Mans Leica Review
Hands on with the Fuji-x100
Whatdigitalcamera.com sample images



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