Fujifilm FinePix X100: retro compact camera unveiled

Fujifilm has the X100 factor
Fujifilm has the X100 factor

Fujifilm has unveiled what may be the nicest-looking compact we have seen all year – the Fujifilm FinePix X100.

Fujifilm has given the X100 a decidedly retro feel, offering up a chassis which emulates the look of a Rangefinder.

But underneath the classic exterior are some pretty meaty features, which point to the higher-end of the compact market.

Inside you get a 12.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a newly developed EXR processor, while the lens chosen for this fixed-lens camera is a Fujinon 23mm.

Also on board is a hybrid viewfinder, which combines an optical viewfinder and an electronic viewfinder system, which mirrorless camera systems like the MicroFourThirds range pack.

Fujifilm finepix x100

Other features include: a 2.8-inch rear LCD, hot-shoe connectivity, 200-6400 ISO and 5fps continuous shooting.

The camera supports SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards and its dimensions are 127x75x54mm. There is also the ability to record 720p movies.

Fujifilm is being a bit of a tease about when we will actually be able to get the camera.

The company has so far only mentioned that UK release date will be early 2011, with no hint whatsoever on pricing.

The camera was unveiled at Photokina 2010, so we are hoping more details are released once the show hits its stride.

For more details on the Fujifilm FinePix X100, head over to PhotoRadar.com.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.