Review Fujifilm X20

BOTTOM LINE: Still one of the best, if not the best, compact camera available today, with great looks, build and image quality. Fujifilm X20 – Vital Stats Sensor: 12MP 2/3inch CMOS Lens: 28-112mm (equivalent) f 2.0-2.8 Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC Construction: Magnesium alloy Weather-sealed: No Category: Rangefinder Compact Price in South Africa: R6 900 (This review was … Read moreReview Fujifilm X20

News Round Up: More Photokina 2012 Announcements, Canon EOS 6D, Leica Range Refresh and more

The news continues to flow fast and furious out of Photokina 2012. Lets not waste time and jump right in.

Canon

A slightly better kept secret than the Nikon D600, Canon’s new EOS 6D is also aimed as an affordable entry into full frame photography. Features include a 20.2mp sensor with a DIGIC 5+ image processor that allows you to shoot at 4.5fps, offers in camera HDR and 1080p video capture at 30fps. ISO range is from 100 to 102,400 when extended. The autofocus system is claimed to work in light levels as low as EV-3. It looks to be a fantastic machine and sports built in Wi-Fi.

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News Round Up: Nikon D600, Sony A99, RX1 etc, etc, etc.

What a busy week with Photokina happening, next week so lets jump straight in.

Fuji

Following on the success of the X-Pro1, Fuji have announced the X-E1. It features the same, highly acclaimed 16.3mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor that is in the X-Pro1 but this time without the fancy, hybrid optical and electronic viewfinder. In fact the electronic only viewfinder in the new X-E1 is an OLED kind, with 2.36mp resolution which is very similar sounding to the one found in the Sony NEX-7. We are looking forward to testing this machine soon, particularly with the new 18-55mm f/2.8-4 standard zoom and 14mm f/2.8.

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Fuji Fiesta Ahead of CES

Each year around Jan/Feb the Consumer Electronics Show is held, usually in Las Vegas. In 2012 the show will also have a combined feature with PMA (Photo Marketing Association) and as such, it is expected that there will be even more photographic related activity than normal. Fuji have kicked things off with announcing nearly 20 new cameras, and that is excluding the big announcement everyone is waiting for, a changeable lens version of the ever popular X100. Read on for more about the new line-up for 2012.

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Inside July 2011 Issue of PhotoComment Magazine

The July 2011 issue of PhotoComment Magazine is live on our site as well as hitting the shelves of stockists throughout this week. Here is a breakdown of what you can find inside. Don’t forget you can buy a postage paid subscription of the print magazine if they running off of shelves faster than you can get to them.

Meet The New Editor

You may have seen his portfolio and cover image in the April 2011 issue, and last month his image was on the cover again following his review of the Fujifilm Finepix X100. This issue is the first of what we hope to be many more for Armani Quintas our new magazine editor. From this founding father, a big “Welcome Aboard”.

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Fujifilm X100 Review

A few months ago when the X100 was first announced , I immediately became very excited. Despite being of a completely different generation to when rangefinders were commonplace, I love their simplicity and style of shooting. In the modern world of DSLR’s and digital compacts, rangefinders are becoming scarce. Due to the nature of how a rangefinder works, today’s method of trigger happy shooting where just holding down the shutter button to take hundreds of photos, hoping at least one will be a “keeper,” isn’t encouraged. Composition requires effort and focusing requires time. Because time is taken, it forces the user to think hard about shooting and usually the result is better photos.

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Fuji FinePix X100 First Impressions

So, as you will have spotted by now, last night I attended the South African launch of the Fuji 2011 lineup and there making its first appearance on our shores was a sample of the Fuji FinePix X100. Choosing to let the crowds go first I waited till near the end of the evening to get some solo time with the camera and thought I could share with you my first impressions of it. We hope to get to do a full review of it soon.

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Fuji Launch Round Up

Last night I attended the South African launch of the Fuji 2011 line up. I wont go into many of the details of the cameras as we have covered them when they were announced worldwide earlier this year. What I would like to do is highlight the models that grabbed my attention and why.

FinePix XP30

This model is hailed by Fuji as the first waterproof camera with GPS and its about time. I would have thought manufactures would know that people buying this camera are more likely to want the GPS than the consumers for some of the other cameras that have had this feature.

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Fujifilm X100 Officially Launches

One of the cameras that we saw at Photokina 2010 which had me fascinated, was Fuji’s classical range-finder styled X100. With a 12MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a lens roughly equivalent to a 35mm f/2 this looked like a great alternative to a Leica M9. The problem was in September 2010 it seemed like a lifetime away to wait till 2011. Now its coming in March, thats only next month. Price, about USD$1200.00 but you can check out more in the press release.

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