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!

New Samsung NX200 reviews and firmware update

[shoplink 100005][/shoplink]A couple of weeks ago Samsung announced the 1.01 firmware upgrade for the NX200 and now they released the new 1.02 firmware (Click here to download the Zip file / via OpenPN). That’s fats Samsung ;)

There are also two new reviews:
Samsung NX200 review at ePhotozine (Click here): “The camera scores highly in all areas and importantly produces great image quality whilst providing an extremely competitive price. Highly Recommended!“.
And another NX200 review at Whatdigitalcamera (Click here): “The NX200 is a big step beyond the NX100. The design and layout don’t disappoint and the camera is a breeze to use. Image quality is also phenomenal at the lower ISO settings – something we didn’t anticipate considering the high resolution – and high ISO settings are decent

The NX200 is in Stock at [shopcountry 100005].

Fuji X10 reviews and in Stock status

Fuji X10 video review by Digitalrev.

The Fuji X10 is in Stock in almost any worldwide store and reviews are being publish almost everyday. Here is a recent list:
New Fuji X10 review at ePhotozine (Click here): “This camera feels great in the hand, but more importantly it feels great as a camera to use, with extremely quick focusing and shutter response it’s very easy to get candid street shots.“. It gets “Recommended” by the reviewer.
Another Fuji X10 review at Outbackphoto (Click here).
Fuji X10 takes to the Streets (Invisible Photographer).

And here are some direct Fuji X10 links to check price and availability: [shopcountry 100018].

Leica announces coming surprises for 2012. Is one of them the Fuji partnership?

The Leica Camera Blog reports that Leica will announce some new “surprise product” in 2012. And we are not talking about the pre announced mirrorless system only. Dr. Kaufmann “told us that they haven’t been discussed or discovered by Leica Rumors or the Leica Forum until now.“.

After reading that I checked back some strange rumors from unknown sources. They might be false but it’s the only rumor I got that haven’t been posted by anyone. The rumor says that Leica could use Fuji organic sensors for their next cameras (including the M10). I repeat, the rumor is from unknown sources but what’s true is that Leica will no more rely on Kodak sensors. And Fuji organic sensor technology looks very promising….

Canon fears Fuji sensor technology. Fuji expands sensors business. Organic sensor patent.

A chinese source at Xjrumo (Click here) said that Fuji will use an APS-C sized (organic?) sensor (via Photorumors). The source also said that it will NOT use a hybrid viewfinder. It would use the same kind of viewfinder from the [shoplink 100018]Fuji X100[/shoplink] (optical VF that zooms in and out). So the real highlight will be the mysterious organic sensor. I am not the only one thinking this could be a real sensation. The Online Photographers writes: “Komori-san says that the sensor quality of Fujifilm X mirrorless will exceed that of current full-frame sensors, although its sensor size will likely be smaller than 24x36mm. The claim reminded me of something…I have a hazy memory of someone with knowledge of the industry telling me long ago that an official of Canon said that Fuji is the only company Canon is scared of—not Panasonic, not Sony, not Nikon—because of Fuji’s expertise with sensors. (I might not have that right, so please don’t quote me.)“. (via Petapixel). Image Sensor World also found a new Fuji organic sensor patent.

One more news: Fujifilm to establish a semiconductor material manufacturing company in South Korea (Fujifilm). Getting ready for organic sensor mass production? :)


This is how the Fuji LX could look (a Photoshop reconstruction)

A japanese deisgner recreated that Olympus Fuji LX image on the base of the leaked images. I think it’s a very reliable reconstruction of the final cameras.

For comparison only: Below you can see the front of the [shoplink 100018]Fuji X100[/shoplink].

There are price drops on the Fuji X100. Check at [shopcountry 100018].
And the Fuji X10 is finally in Stock in most stores: Check at [shopcountry 100018].