The FinePix X100 is a wonderful camera to work with on the streets. It’s the camera I’ve waited for for years. My standard camera is a 5D or 5D II with a 28mm 1.8 for general shooting and vacations (light set-up to run out with). Finally the X100 comes along and I have a professional camera with the speed, ergonomics, and performance I can rely on. I'm not saying ditch the DSLR - I am saying I now have a pro camera I can rely on and not carry a DSLR when it is overkill for the activity.
Final version cameras are not in the USA but the initial prototype units are amazing. The sharpness is way over expectations and it has led me to having to send in my 16-35L lens due to its soft look when compared to the X100 (effective 35mm lens).
The image at the bottom shows the set-up for shooting the two videos on this blog. I suppose there are already tons and tons of videos and images of the camera so I think I’m done with the tech stuff unless there is a specific request which makes sense to me.
One of the best features is the near silent leaf shutter. The soft click is a luxurious sound and feel which empowers you to shoot more and raise your game. Those of you who have bought a new lens you’ve pined for in the past know that feeling of “power” when you get the new glass on the body.
All images are now from the jpeg file.
Can’t wait for it to hit our shores around March 25th.