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

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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3 Comments

  1. w00tJAMES says:

    I love the retro look they have going. Seeing as I’m in the market for one. I currently own a Canon D-SLR and it’s a hassle bringing it around. I’ve been eyeing this camera ever since CES but not too sure if it’s enough to pull the trigger and buy one.

    I’d use it for the movie mode, but before anyone gives me hassle for the video mode, I know… If I want video then I should get a flip or something. But the thing is I don’t want to bring two different cameras to do two different things.

    Wish there was more information about the video mode. Like if there was a limit to the file size and duration. Also the frames per second. Would be nice to see an even wider lens and lower fstop to function superb in low light situations.

    Anyways.. This camera will be on my list. Going to wait it out and see if other companies bring out something similar.

  2. “The 12-megapixel DSLR” This is NOT an SLR of any kind.

  3. BillyG says:

    I think it so neat as it’s got all the things that have been missing so far..

    I am buying one!!!

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