Canon G1 X, Sigma mirrorless lens and Fuji X PRO 1 pre order status and news roundup.

The Fuji sensor beats all current FF sensor (Image via Fotopolis)

Fuji X PRO 1
Fuji X PRO 1 at Amazon (notification only).
Fuji 18mm lens at Amazon (notification only).
Fuji 35mm lens at Amazon (notification only).
Fuji 60mm lens at Amazon (notification only).
Hands-on at Amateur Photograper

Fuji X100 All Black
Press release about the Fuji X100 all black edition: Photographylog, Quesabesde, Focus Numerique

Canon G1 X
Canon G1 X preorder at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Chuck Westfall chat at Imaging Resource.

Sigma m43 and NEX lenses. Is is also available for Nikon CX??? BHphoto says so:
Sigma 19mm for Nikon at BHphoto (Click here).
Sigma 30mm for Nikon CX at BHphoto (Click here).

One more thing:
The Ricoh GXR A12 M-mount module is in Stock at Bhphoto (Click here).

Black Friday deals: Fuji X100, Nikon 1 discounts.

Many reviewers argued that the new Nikon 1 cameras are too expensive. Good to hear that at least our US readers can enjoy a $50 discount on all Nikon 1 cameras! Check the list here at Amazon (Click here). And to learn more about the cameras read the two latest reviews:
Nikon 1 review at Neocamera (Click here): “Nikon really pushed things here, giving the V1 the smoothest and most seamless integration between stills and video on any digital camera to date. The V1 is always ready to shoot both images and video with an imperceptible lag and always previews the correct framing for both.
1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8 – Review at Photozone (Click here): “Thus, ompared to the default kit zoom lens, the 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm, the small pancake lens offers slightly superior performance, but in a much smaller and in addition more robust package. Unlike the zoom, however, the prime does not feature optical stabilization.

Also the price of the Fuji X100 is getting lower and lower. It’s now in Stock fo $1153 at Amazon (Click here). The camera just won the Design Award (Photographyblog)…again!

Fuji X100 price gets a bit lower in USA. Making space for the LX?


I still have no clue about the possible price of the upcoming Fuji LX interchangeable camera system. But the good news is that the Fuji X100 is now regularly in Stock worldwide and it already got it’s first small discount in some stores like Amazon (Click here).

Just a note: Fuji stated that the production of organic sensors is cheaper than the classic sensors. So the LX may not be not that more expensive than the Fuji X100? Let’s hope!

Thom Hogans guess about the new Fuji sensor (+ X100 in Stock).

First the good news for our US readers. After a long time the Fuji X100 is now in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

As you know yesterday Fuji announced the launch of a new mirrorless and interchangeable lens system for Spring 2012. I read Asian, European and American press releases and nowhere you can find any info about the sensor size. One of my Asian sources told me the sensor is definitely bigger than APS-C but he couldn’t unveil me the exact sensor size. Now let’s hope we can find some more info as soon as possible. I am really intrigued about that new Fuji system!

Meanwhile Thom Hogan wrote: “I’m still trying to fully decipher the materials from the Japanese press conference where Fujifilm made the announcement, but these things seem vaguely clear: (1) a new lens mount (i.e. not m4/3); (2) a larger than APS/DX sensor, but not as big as full frame/FX; (3) higher resolution and better noise handling than any existing FX sensor (which means more than 24mp and better than D3s); and (4) non-Bayer in nature.

Pentax Q price at Adorama (you can preorder)


The new Pentax Q system is already available for preorder and priced at Adorama. Click on the links to visit the product page:

Pentax Q with 47mm f/1.4 lens (in Black)
Pentax Q with 47mm f/1.4 lens (in White)
Pentax 3.2mm f/5.6 fisheye lens
Pentax 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 zoom lens
Pentax 6.3mm f/7.1 wide angle lens
Pentax 18mm f/8 lens
Pentax Q viewfinder O-VF1 for 46mm lens

The Pentax is also listed at BHphoto (Click here) but no preorders available yet.

New Fuji X100 reviews and news.

Reidreviews (Click here) published the “Part II” of the Fuji X100 review: “It includes, among many other things, a detailed look at the comparative quality of files from the X100, Leica X1, Sigma DP2s and Leica M8.2.”

Brandon Remler (Click here) published a couple of Street Scenes High ISO images on his blog.

DCresource (Click here) posted a full Fuji X100 review: “When I got my hands on the FinePix X100, I was instantly impressed. The viewfinder and user interface took some getting used to, but once I became familiar with the camera and its quirks, I found it quite enjoyable to use. And did I mention the excellent photo quality? There is room for improvement in terms of performance, user interface, and manual control limitations, but for a first effort, Fuji has done a very good job.

Golftoimpress (Click here) also tested the X100: “In the end, while not without its quirks or issues, the X100 is an awesome camera. It is built wonderfully, has great technology, and most importantly is fun to use and takes great pictures.

A few Fuji X100 cameras are in Stock for the very first time in Europe:  at Amazon UK (Click here). As you know in US switches form the “in Stock” to “out of Stock” status every couple of hours. Check at Amazon US (Click here). I can’t keep up with all the status changes. If you want to check for yourself here is the full list of worldwide stores I do check from time to time…and yes I am crazy :)

Alphabetical order by country:
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Fuji X100 in Stock in US (and new reviews)

UPDATE: Out of Stock now!!!!
You can get the Fuji X100 right now at Amazon US (Click here). In Stock for the normal price $1199!

Systemkameraforum (Click here) posted a new Fuji X100 review. But you have to be a registered forum member to download the pdf file!

Steve Huff (Click here) posted the final X100 review: “The Fujifilm X100 ROCKS and it ROCKS HARD. No, it is NOT perfect but neither is the Leica X1, or NEX-5, or E-P2, or Ricoh. What the X100 has is a combination of looks, size, performance and technology all wrapped up into one classic and sexy well built design. $1200? It’s priced right folks. To be honest, this could be my only camera and I would be happy. It’s light enough to take anywhere, it’s a joy to use, and once you get used to how it operates and exposes, the results are up there with the best of the APS-C cameras.”

The official Fuji website added five new photographer interviews on their website (Click here). (via Noisycamera)