Fujifilm has announced the release date for the Fujifilm FinePix X100 – March 2011. We had a look at the Fujifilm FinePix X100 prototype, at Photokina 2010. The lens offers a focal length of 23mm (135 equivalent: 35mm) and a widest aperture of F2, 12mp APS-C sensor, and hybrid optical and electronic viewfinder.
“The X100 has been designed to appeal to the millions of DSLR users who need a slim, back-up camera, for high quality, in-fill shots, when the use of a bigger SLR system is either inconvenient or impractical. Alternatively, it can be used as a professional’s only top-end camera, if size and versatility are the primary considerations.”
“In order to suit its role, the FinePix X100 has been designed without compromise, adopting the highest possible quality lens and sensor combination with a fixed, prime F2 lens, manufactured by Fujinon to perfectly match the full size 12.3 megapixel APS-C custom sensor. Fujifilm has also developed new technology for the X100 to ensure a unique user experience. This includes the first hybrid viewfinder, which combines an electronic viewfinder system and the window-type ‘bright frame’ optical viewfinder, normally found in high-end film cameras. Launch date: Spring 2011.”