I Think I’m In Love: Fujifilm Finepix X10

Photo Courtesy of FUJIFILM North America

Wow. This is a seriously cool camera. I made a promise to myself to post as little about gear (and more about pictures) as possible since my redesign but I just couldn’t help it. I have always loved the look and feel of rangefinders but have never been satisfied with the “enthusiast compact” digital cameras available. I think that feeling might change. Behold what appears to be the best combination of retro style and modern digital technology I have seen to date. I want one.

Here’s a quick rundown of the most important specs:

  • 2/3″ 12 megapixel EXR CMOS sensor
  • An f2.0 to f2.8 lens consisting of 11 glass elements in 9 groups, including 3 aspherical
  • An all-metal lens barrel and smooth manual (YES PLEASE!) zoom ring
  • Film Simulation Modes including Velvia, PROVIA, and ASTIA (Excited yet?! Wait, what’s film again?)
  • 460K dot high contrast LCD screen
  • A glass optical viewfinder with a wide 20° viewing angle (That’s right, OPTICAL)
  • 0.8 seconds start up time using the on/off power switch built into the lens ring
  • P, A, S and M shooting modes accessed through an external dial
  • Quick shutter-release lag time of approximately 0.01 seconds

A few more press pictures after the jump.

Photo Courtesy of FUJIFILM North America

Photo Courtesy of FUJIFILM North America

Photo Courtesy of FUJIFILM North America

Photo Courtesy of FUJIFILM North America

You can read the full Fujifilm Finepix X10 press release here. It is expected to be released sometime in late October of 2011 with a MSRP of $699-$799.

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