Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fuji X100, take two....

It's 2 years since I wrote this, where I naively hoped the forthcoming Fujifilm X100 would retail at somewhere around £700.

Well, today you can get a brand new silver X100 for £530, and even better the black, 'limited edition' model, which comes with a leather case, filter adapter, protective filter (essential in my opinion) and lens hood - about £200 worth of extras - can be had for £700.

Although now over-shadowed by the reportedly much-improved X100S (£1100?), it is tempting to grab one of the LE versions of the older camera, specially as many of the handling and performance foibles have been addressed through firmware revisions.

At the original price I contrasted the X100 with the D7000 in terms of value and capability, and today you could have a D3200 plus the 35mm f/1.8 DX for around £500.

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