Andy Westlake on Fuji’s upcoming X100:
Overall the X100 has an unusually consistent design philosophy, and it’s refreshing to see a camera that’s so firmly dedicated to the process of simply capturing images, without unnecessary fripperies. The fixed-lens design has a attracted a degree of debate, but it’s clear that this is fundamental to the overall approach. It enables the camera to remain relatively slim despite the fast lens, and through the use of an in-lens shutter, be almost silent in operation while offering flash sync at high shutter speeds without a loss of flash power.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011