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Retro for the Professional

Written by Steven Padal • February 11th, 2011
Retro for the Professional

For all those photographers out there, the time has come. A high-end retro camera is in your near future. The Fujifilm FinePix X100 not only has a beautiful retro design, it also contains classic features that many will appreciate. It will sport a hybrid view-finder, which will have a window-type “bright frame” optical viewfinder similar to classic 135-size cameras incorporated with an electronic viewfinder system.

The proportions of a fixed high-performance 23mm large F2 aperture lens fashions nicely with the camera body. The 12.3 Megapixel sensor and processor, and ISO range of 100 to 6400 will perform like many DSLR cameras but in a more beautiful compact size. It will even shoot HD movies, too! And yes, it will capture 12-bit RAW images (for those who want that extra image control and adjustments).

The FinePix X100 digital camera will be available in March 2011, and will have a suggested retail price at $1,199.95.

Above: X100_RIGHT_SIDE1

Above: X100_BACK1

Above: X100_LEFT_FRONT1

Steven Padal

Steven Padal lives in Chicago where great architecture and jazz surround the city. He is an architect, photographer, historian and has a passion for WWII-era culture.

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  • Leeprewett

    Very nice styling but $1200 is a silly price for a point and shoot.

  • Sorry, it’s NOT a P&S…

  • I’m hoping the lens hood/adaptor & dedicated flash arrive in the very near future..

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