One of the coolest cameras so far this year has to be the Fuji X100. The X100 is a serious camera with a solid retro design that has been generating a whole lot of buzz.
Check out the photos of the X100 up close, along with some new TTL flashes made for the X100 and HS20EXR below.
The X100 features a 12.3MP CMOS sensor in the APS-C format, a 23mm fixed focal length lens, and a leaf shutter. Unfortunately, the X100 on display at CES wasn’t a working model; however, most of the components on the exterior of the camera were in tact and several were mechanically functional.
It’s a nice camera to hold. It has a solid feel to it. This is the rangefinder that many of you have been asking for. The sensor and lens were made for each other – literally.
Fuji had several accessories for the X100 on hand.
The EF-42 TTL flash – which should be around $200 when launched.
The EF-20 TTL flash – which should be around $120 when launched.
Notably, the EF-42 and EF-20 TTL flashes will be fully compatible with the new Fuji HS20EXR for TTL functionality. This was a feature that I missed big time on the Fuji HS10, so I’m happy to see it on the new model.
Note the additional contact points in the HS20EXR’s hot shoe for TTL communication. Thank you Fuji.
The Fuji X100 should be available for around $1200 retail in March. See the rest of the photos below.