FujiFilm FinePix X100 – One Fine Retro Digital Camera

For those who’ve got a retro taste residing in their nerves, this new FujiFilm FinePix X100 digital camera is a must-have type of gadget for them. The reason is that FujiFilm released their latest digital camera in a full retro-matter. Black leather case, metal body.

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It’s so fine and sweet. FujiFilm FinePix X100 really has bring back those old memories using this retro X100. It also sports the similar functionality, where the camera lens is interchangeable. However, FujiFilm FinePix X100 is kind of a old body with fresh new soul. The outside might looks retro, but the inner beauty is absolutely different.

FujiFilm FinePix X100 digital camera has been equipped with 12.3 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, EXR Processor, 23mm F2 Fujinon Aspherical Lens, an unequaled Hybrid Viewfinder, 200-6400 ISO sensitivity, SD/SDHC and SDXC memory card reader, as well as a 2.8-inch bright LCD display.

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FYI: Definition of Hybrid ViewFinder

The Hybrid Viewfinder on the FinePix X100 combines the window-type “bright frame” optical viewfinder found in high-end film cameras such as 35mm or medium-format cameras, and the electronic viewfinder system incorporated in fixed single lens or mirrorless digital cameras. By using integrating a prism for the 1,440,000 dot LCD panel image on the viewing screen in the reverse-Galilean optical finder, the Hybrid Viewfinder can show both the shooting frame and a variety of shooting data. Of course, it can also be used as a high-quality electronic viewfinder to compose or playback shots. With this ability to instantly switch between optical and electronic viewfinder images with simple “one touch” control. The new Hybrid Viewfinder offers users expanded freedom in the composition and enjoyment of photography in a range of challenging shooting conditions.

While digital compact cameras have become ever slimmer and more compact in recent years, composing and viewing shots on large, higher resolution LCD panels on the back of the camera has become the mainstream practice for today’s users. On the other hand, shooting with an optical viewfinder is the standard practice for conventional film cameras and the preferred method for large numbers of digital camera owners. Many prefer the finder to be as close as possible to the eye so the user can focus attention exclusively on photo composition to get a clear view of the subject without distraction.

While traditionalists prefer the clear, sharp view of an ‘optical’ finder, modern electronic displays, giving data like shutter speed, aperture, white balance, exposure correction and sensitivity can aid the photographer tremendously. The new Hybrid Viewfinder on the FinePix X100 aims to give the user the ‘best of both worlds’.

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[via iTn]

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