FUjifilm brings FinePix X100 35mm looking retro 12MP digital shooter to CES

FUjifilm brings FinePix X100 35mm looking retro 12MP digital shooter to CES

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Truth be told, I’m a sucker for a beautiful camera. And Fujifilm’s FinePix X100 is something I can’t stop thinking about. Announced in September of last year, and now taunting us once again at CES 2011, the FinePix x100 is a beautiful piece of hardware, combining digital power with beautiful retro good looks that we can’t wait to get our hands on.

The 12-megapixel DSLR contains a hybrid optical viewfinder that overlay’s information like an EVF but is still a real image. The lens is 23mm F/2 which was evidently custom-made for this particular body and sensor.  The camera will shoot 5FPS and the built-in ISO ranges from 200 to 6,400 (but expandable to 12,800), plus video shoots at 720p which is fantastic.

Last but not least you can’t help but be impressed with the 800×600 pixels in the 2.8” LCD screen.  To put that into context, the pixel density is similar to the iPhone 4.

But even ignoring all the wonderful stats, just look at it! The classic design and lines on the body are stunning. The composition is largely metal which will certainly give it a nice feel and harkens back to a great generation of camera technology.

If you’re at CES it’s worth checking out for yourself otherwise it should be available for purchase in the early part of this year. We have no doubt it’ll be snatched up by hipsters and cameraphiles alike.

[CrunchGear via FinePix x100]

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