Archive for February, 2012

26
Feb
2012

Is the X PRO 1 better than the Canon 5DmarkII?

The japanese website DSL-check (Click here) compared the X PRO 1 and Canon 5D markII RAW and JPEG quality. If you click on the image here on top you can see the full size comparison. The X PRO 1 has the edge don’t you think? Fuji said that the X PRO 1 beats current FF camera but to be honest the markII is a quite “old” camera and it will be replaces soon by the markIII. Also Nikon just announced a 36 megapixel cameras. Maybe it’s just me but I would be happy if Fuji would develop a full frame system too!

P.S.: More image samples:DC.watch (Click here), Alltombild (Click here) and Itmedia (Click here).

The Fuji X PRO 1 camera can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Epxansys US (Click here) and Expansys Canada (Click here).
in Europe at Jessops UK (Click here), eBay Italy (Click here) and Expansys UK (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here) and eBay Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 60mm f/2.4 macro can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

23
Feb
2012

Fuji news roundup…

Fuji X10 review at DigitalPhotographySchool (Click here): “Excellent; some of the best pictures I’ve taken with a compact digicam.

Fuji X-S1 review at Techradar (Click here): “The Fuji X-S1 is an ideal purchase for the photography nut looking for one camera that can do it all, and prepared to compromise on having image quality not quite on a par with a semi-pro DSLR that one could buy for a similar outlay.

Some X PRO 1 “cameraporn” pictures at DC.watch (Click here).

Fuji X PRo 1 image samples at Kakaku (Click here).

21
Feb
2012

New Fuji X PRO 1 tests and image samples

Fuji produced that first “professional” movei shot with the Fuji X PRO 1. Of course what you see is a for youtube compressed video and it’s difficult to judge the real quality. Anyway, basd on the secs I don’t expect the Fuji to be a top video performer. Anyway, I guess most of you are more interested to get the cameras to take photos and not video. That’s why it may be better to look those new image samples instead:
At Nikkei Japan (Click here) at Zol China (Click here) and Pixinfo Hungary (Click here).

18
Feb
2012

Fuji X PRO 1 in Stock in Japan!

As promised by Fuji the new X PRO 1 is TODAY in Stock at Amazon Japan (Click here)! It should arrive by mid/end March in USA and European stores.

The Fuji X PRO 1 camera can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here), Epxansys US (Click here) and Expansys Canada (Click here).
in Europe at Jessops UK (Click here), eBay Italy (Click here) and Expansys UK (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here) and eBay Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 18mm f/2.0 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 35mm f/1.4 can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).
in Asia at Amazon Japan (Click here).

The Fuji X 60mm f/2.4 macro can be preordered:
in USA/Canada at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here).

17
Feb
2012

Fuji says it’s too early for the use of organic sensors (and they sold more X10 and X100 than they expected).

 

In an Interview with Lenstip (Click here) Fuji didn’t unveil any secret news about the future strategy. There were a lot of “We will consider it” answers :(

Anyway, they said that the super high quality organic sensor (that we hoped to be inside the X PRO 1) will not be find any use in the short term. It’s still too early for a real use on cameras.

Lenstip (Click here) posted a set of Jpeg image samples taken with the X PRO 1 including a crazy comparison with a Mamiya 645 medium format camera using Velvia film.