Fujifilm's Stunning New Retrocam
By James Grahame
The Fujifilm FinePix X100 large sensor compact camera is aimed at wealthy hedge fund managers with great taste. It offers impeccable retro styling, along with a fast 23mm fixed focal length lens and a hybrid optical/LCD viewfinder. Its body houses a newly developed high performance 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor that can capture 720p HD video at 30 fps.
Pseudo-vintage glory doesn't come cheap. The X100 is slated to hit store shelves sometime next spring at a price of around $1000. Given the stratospheric price tag and the fixed focal length lens, I'd be more inclined to pick the svelte new $449 Nikon Coolpix P7000 instead.