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While Sony is having a hard time keeping the Sony NEX7 camera available, Fuji will be releasing their latest X-Pro1 interchangeable lens camera very soon. This is definitely a camera to look in to if you're all about stills. It seems most of the marketing is based around Photography tapping in to that rangefinder market. There's not a lot of samples about it's video quality. Even still, I'm sure this camera will disrupt a bit of business from the M43 crowd along with Sony's ILC audience who wanted a nice small high quality interchangeable lens camera. With the new adapter for Leica lenses, it may even sway some of that high end market from Leica's very expensive bodies..

Prices are sketchy online, and there is currently no price listed over at the product page at B&H (here)

Fuji X-Pro Video.

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Available again, the fast moving Fuji X10 is currently in stock
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find-price-button Fuji X10 Digital Camera

A few other popular items you might have been eyeballing are also available.
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find-price-button Rokinon 7.5mm Fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds

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find-price-button Olympus 45mm F/1.8 for Micro Four Thirds

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The Fuji X10 is in stock and shipping from B&H today (regular price and not marked up like Amazon). I expect it won't be there tomorrow. Following the link (click here).

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find-price-button Fuji X10 Digital Camera

[Update] Looks like they sold out sooner than I thought. I at least gave it one day, but all it takes is a few hours. Hate to rub it in, but mine just showed up from UPS..
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Fuji X100

Hopefully I won't regret my recent purchase as I opted for the Panasonic GF2 recently as my small camera since it was cheaper and still allows for interchangeable lenses. Though i'm expected to receive that GF2 today, I've been following the Fuji X100 for some time, and periodically check out Flickr galleries for the latest snaps. If you haven't seen the stuff this camera has been putting out, you can check out some of the images being upload here: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=fuji+x100&s=rec. Yeah, amazing stuff in a retro style camera...

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The Fuji X100 has been hitting the US shores lately, but very spotty on inventory. If you really want one, you can find them on the auction sites, but for a nice markup of over $1500 dollars. Oddly, the retail price was set to $1199, but B&H is one retailer that has now raised that number by a few hundred dollars. This makes you wonder if other retailers will follow with this significant price increase, but if you still have your heart set on one, Amazon's been shipping them out as they become available and is still taking orders at just $1199 (for now).

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find-price-button Fujifilm X100 Camera 23mm Fujinon Lens

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I've been shopping for a smaller point and shoot type camera and was really leaning towards Fuji's sexy new rangefinder like X100. The disaster in Japan delayed inventory on the Fuji, and to my benefit has given me more time to think about this next camera. I've come to realize that the Fuji X100 is just too high priced and comes with a fixed lens that I might outgrow quickly. Instead, I went for Panasonic's latest GF2 Micro Four Thirds camera. Sure it's technically NOT a point and shoot, but i'll be working mainly with a Lumix 14mm f/2.5 Lens, the LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 or if I could ever afford the Voigtlander 25mm F/0.95.

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Shown with optional EVF - Electronic View Finder

The GF2 is a replacement for the popular GF1, and carries the label as the smallest interchangeable lens camera with a built in flash. Even with the built in flash, there's a hot shoe to support an optional EVF, or if I wanted to mount a bracket to support a Zoom H1 and Rode VideoMic. The GF2 comes in with quite a few new specs over the GF1 including full 1080p Video and touchscreen controls. (The video above should give you an idea of it's capabilities)

As soon as it comes in, i'll give it a good run through. After many weeks of research and checking out all the reviews and samples, i'm pretty happy with my decision. Especially because it comes in at half the price of the Fuji X100, and I still have the ability to interchange and adapt just about any lens on the market.

Panasonic GF2 Micro Four Thirds
find-price-button Panasonic GF2 Interchangeable Lens Micro Four Thirds Camera

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I once fell in love with Fuji's Super CCD 'honeycomb' sensors in their early digital SLR's. With just a handful of different sensors on the market (long time ago) it pushed out some of the best images and color. Not long after, Canon and Nikon dominated and well I wasn't shooting Fuji any longer. There's no doubt that they've got the skills, but they've just been a step behind the competition IMHO.

Well I think i'll be playing Fuji Fan Boy again with their latest release. If you've got a love for cameras, you won't be able to neglect the sexy new Fujifilm X100 Digital Rangefinder. Like the announcement of Olympus' PEN cameras, It's a throw back to old school designs stuffed with modern technology. It's not all about looks either. Fuji has taken many considerations on the X100 to include some awesome features in both video and photography not found in this line of Digital Rangefinder cameras. First off, this is not an interchangeable lens camera, but with it's 35mm (equivalent) F/2 prime lens who needs anything else? Using a large 12.3MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor, it's much larger than the micro four thirds cameras (Olympus Pen 7 GH2, and more like Canon's T21, T3i, 60D, or 7D.

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You can switch between optical or EVF viewfinder, shoots in both JPEG and RAW, up to 12800 ISO, 720p HD Video @ 24fps with Stereo Sound, Manual Kelvin white balance included, and the body is built with a Magnesium Alloy Top Cover. Did I mention built in ND filters with an equivalent f-stop reduction of 3?? That's crazy! To keep with the throw back feel, the new X100 also has Provia, Velvia, Astia, and other Film Effects. For flash control, there's even a Hot Shoe on the X100 and an old school manual cable shutter release can be used by threading into the shutter release button (how many young folks know about that?).

It's all digital, but they've even added the detail of an actual 'click' on the shutter button, click feedback on every dial, and aperture control through the lens ring - oh snap! The only other camera that I would consider next to this would be those of Leica's Digital rangefinders, which will run you close to $2,000 dollars. Fujifilm's new X100 Digital Rangefinder should be giving Leica a run for their money.

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find-price-button Fujifilm Finepix X100 Digital RangeFinder Camera