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:

Afghanistan: Åland Islands: Albania: Algeria: American Samoa: Andorra: Angola: Anguilla: Antarctica: Antigua and Barbuda: Argentina: Armenia: Aruba: Australia: eBay.au, Digitalrev, B&H, Amazon, Adorama, eBay.au, Digitalrev, B&H, Amazon
Austria: eBay.at, Amazon.at, eBay.at, Amazon.at
Azerbaijan: Bahamas: Bahrain: Bangladesh: Barbados: Belarus: Belgium: Calumetphoto.be, eBay.be, Amazon UK, eBay.be, Amazon UK
Belize: Benin: Bermuda: Bhutan: Bolivia: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Botswana: Bouvet Island: Brazil: British Indian Ocean Territory: Brunei Darussalam: Bulgaria: Burkina Faso: Burundi: Cambodia: Cameroon: Canada: eBay.ca, Adorama, Amazon.ca, B&H, eBay.ca, Adorama, Amazon.ca, B&H
Cape Verde: Cayman Islands: Central African Republic: Chad: Chile: China: Digitalrev, eBay, Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay, Amazon.cn
Christmas Island: Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Colombia: Comoros: Congo: Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The: Cook Islands: Costa Rica: Côte D'Ivoire: Croatia: Cuba: Curaçao: Cyprus: Czech Republic: Denmark: eBay, eBay
Djibouti: Dominica: Dominican Republic: Ecuador: Egypt: El Salvador: Equatorial Guinea: Eritrea: Estonia: Ethiopia: Falkland Islands (Malvinas): Faroe Islands: Fiji: Finland: eBay, eBay
France: eBay.fr, Amazon.fr, eBay.fr, Amazon.fr
French Guiana: French Polynesia: French Southern Territories: Gabon: Gambia: Georgia: Germany: eBay.de, Amazon.de
Ghana: Gibraltar: Greece: Greenland: Grenada: Guadeloupe: Guam: Guatemala: Guernsey: Guinea: Guinea-Bissau: Guyana: Haiti: Heard and McDonald Islands: Holy See (Vatican City State): Honduras: Hong Kong: Amazon, eBay, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H, Amazon, eBay, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H
Hungary: Iceland: India: Indonesia: Iran, Islamic Republic Of: Iraq: Ireland: eBay, Amazon UK, eBay, Amazon UK
Isle of Man: Israel: Italy: eBay.it, Amazon.it
Jamaica: Japan: Rakuten, DigitalRev, eBay, Rakuten, DigitalRev, eBay
Jersey: Jordan: Kazakhstan: Kenya: Kiribati: Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of: Korea, Republic of: Kuwait: Kyrgyzstan: Lao People's Democratic Republic: Latvia: Lebanon: Lesotho: Liberia: Libya: Liechtenstein: Lithuania: Luxembourg: Macao: Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic Of: Madagascar: Malawi: Malaysia: Maldives: Mali: Malta: Marshall Islands: Martinique: Mauritania: Mauritius: Mayotte: Mexico: Micronesia, Federated States Of: Moldova, Republic of: Monaco: Mongolia: Montenegro: Montserrat: Morocco: Mozambique: Myanmar: Namibia: Nauru: Nepal: Netherlands: Calumet.nl, eBay, eBay
Netherlands Antilles: New Caledonia: New Zealand: Nicaragua: Niger: Nigeria: Niue: Norfolk Island: Northern Mariana Islands: Norway: ebay, ebay
Oman: Pakistan: Palau: Palestinian Territory, Occupied: Panama: Papua New Guinea: Paraguay: Peru: Philippines: Pitcairn: Poland: Redcoon.pl, eBay, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Portugal: Puerto Rico: Qatar: Réunion: Romania: Russian Federation: Rwanda: Saint Barthélemy: Saint Helena: Saint Kitts And Nevis: Saint Lucia: Saint Martin: Saint Pierre And Miquelon: Saint Vincent And The Grenedines: Samoa: San Marino: Sao Tome and Principe: Saudi Arabia: Senegal: Serbia: Seychelles: Sierra Leone: Singapore: DigitalRev, B&H, eBay, DigitalRev, B&H, eBay
Sint Maarten: Slovakia: Slovenia: Solomon Islands: Somalia: South Africa: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: South Sudan: Spain: Redcoon.es, eBay.es, Amazon.es, Redcoon.es, eBay.es, Amazon.es
Sri Lanka: Sudan: Suriname: Svalbard And Jan Mayen: Swaziland: Sweden: eBay, eBay
Switzerland: eBay, Amazon.de, eBay, Amazon.de
Syrian Arab Republic: Taiwan, Republic Of China: Tajikistan: Tanzania, United Republic of: Thailand: Timor-Leste: Togo: Tokelau: Tonga: Trinidad and Tobago: Tunisia: Turkey: Turkmenistan: Turks and Caicos Islands: Tuvalu: Uganda: Ukraine: United Arab Emirates: United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk, ParkCameras, Warehouseexpress, eBay, Amazon.co.uk, Warehouseexpress, eBay
United States: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay
United States Minor Outlying Islands: Uruguay: Uzbekistan: Vanuatu: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of: Vietnam: Virgin Islands, British: Virgin Islands, U.S.: Wallis and Futuna: Western Sahara: Yemen: Zambia: Zimbabwe:

Samsung leaks a 300mm f/2.8 XF-ED lens on youtube

After Sony also Samsung decided to commit a leak suicide :)
The video you can see on top contains the picture of a new 300mm f/2.8 XF-ED lens. Certainly an intentional leak from Samsung and also not the first one (Click here to see the NX camera/lens roadmap” leak”). It’s called viral marketing!

That’s the lens:

 

Nice or not?

A reader noticed that: “the focus ring turns in the opposite direction to other NX lenses“.

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)

Sony NEX-C3 manual leak and 30mm macro lens for NEX leaked too!

The czech manual of the NEX-C3 has been leaked…by Sony itself! On Sony czech website you will find username and password to download the NEX-C3 manual at the following link: http://sony.zstudio.cz/PERSONAL_VIDEO_FOTO-VIDEO/NEX-C3.

And the  30mm f/3.5 macro lens for NEX gets leaked to on Sony Service Canada (Check SonyAlphaRumors). And the lens gets a price on Camara.fr (259 Euro). Sounds like a Sony announcement is imminent!

Pentax confirms the imminent launch of two mirrorless systems???

Take it with a BIG grain of salt. According to the russian magazine Onliner (Click here) a Pentax company representative (name Anton Melnikov) commented on plans to produce mirrorless Pentax cameras. He said the first camera based on the APS-C sensor will be released in September this year. It is based on the K bayonet. The second mirrorless system is a compact camera with interchangeable lenses and the matrix 1 / 2, 33 inches.

Let’s see…

Two mirrorless concepts

I am sure many of you already saw those nice mirrorless concept videos and images floating around the web. But for those that might missed them here is a short recap. The video on top shows the WVIL camera. It is a concept camera envisioned by Artefact’s award-winning design team. It answers the question: “what’s next for camera design?”. You can read more info at http://www.artefactgroup.com/wvil/.

And there is also that cool Leica i9 concept (See the image on Engadget). It transforms your in a real rangefinder-mirrorless looking camera.