Yes! Last Saturday I received my Fujifilm Finepix X100 camera. While charging the battery I downloaded the firmware update and browsed through the manual. A couple of hours later I was ready for my first series of test shots. I was impressed, both by image quality and handling of the camera. It took an hour of playing with the camera to become familiar with its menu and preferences for the viewfinder, auto ISO settings, autofocus and image quality. I’m looking forward to the first serious testdrive during my next trip!
According to 43rumors.com, Panasonic will announce their new GF2 tomorrow, November 4. The site doesn’t mention lots of detail yet, except that the GF2 won’t have a rangefinder style viewfinder such as the Fuji X100 (which I totally love by the way). I must admit I’m not following the micro four thirds developments recently because I postponed my super compact buying decision until next year. I first want to explore the camera possibilities of my new Nokia N8 phone which I expect to receive today.
By far, the Panasonic GF1 and Olympus PEN are the dominating the micro fourthirds market. They are way ahead the competition, simply because many of the major brands have not yet entered the micro fourthirds arena.
This morning I read an article about the upcoming SonyAlpha NEX on sonyalpharumors.com and wired.com. Still no announcements of Nikon or Canon entering the market. Wired calls them “EVIL” (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) cameras. I would prefer an optical viewfinder, or at least a high-quality built-in electronic viewfinder, not an accessory that you put on top of the camera.