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With the impeding production of the lens-mount unit for the GXR, retro cameras will come further under the spotlight. Meanwhile, with the release of its supposedly bug-fixing firmware, the Fujifilm FinePix X100 has surfaced to heated debates of its strengths and weaknesses. For what it is worth, the effort to give a retro look and a fixed lens to a digital camera should be given a big hand. And it is very tempting indeed.

We haven't done this for a while. Folks, the following are some photos by the X100 garnered on the net:

ISO

ISO

200

1/220, f2

800

1/600, f8

1/125, f2

1/30, f2

1/90, f5.6

1600

1/90, f2.8

1/450, f2.8

2000

1/15, f2.8

1/320, f5.6

2500

1/30, f2.8

1/18, f5.6

3200

1/90, f4

1/680, f8

1/20, f2

250

1/1000, f2

1/70, f4

1/250, f11

4000

1/340, f5.6

400

1/200, f4

5000

1/30, f5.6

500

1/70, f5.6

1/30, f5.6

Comments

Nevin said…
Some further info from a recent post in http://signexp.net/?p=170

DxO Labs have unveiled their findings and DxOMark Sensor Scores for the Fujifilm FinePix X100 large-sensor digital compact camera. According to their measurements, the X100’s sensor is essentially on a par with the Pentax K-x and the Sony A55 in terms of colour depth and dynamic range, and is significantly ahead of both in terms of high-ISO image quality in low light.

The Nikon D7000 and the Sony A580, on the other hand, scored better on every front. (Remember that these numbers measure raw sensor performance only, and tell you nothing about things like the cameras’ handling, operational speed, image processing, mechanical quality or overall ease of use.)

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