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Wow! Fuji CSC Leak!

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by WT21, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    The Reason I don't care about Nikon One Series or NEX CSC. Waiting for something like this:

    Fuji mirrorless camera leaked | Photo Rumors

    Fuji CSC!

    Look at the pic of the camera from top down. Blow it up to get closer look. It has a 1.4 lens mounted on it! Maybe a 35mm 1.4 on an APS-C sensor????????:eek: :eek: :eek: 

    I'd fall over faint if that is what I'm seeing. If the body was <$2,000 I'd sell my Jeep Wrangler to get it!

    If it was full frame, I'd just plain lose my marbles.

    Fuji -- I'm waitin' on you! Let's see what you got!
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  2. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    damn, not exactly small, heh. but I just welcome the move to mirrorless.
  3. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    I am also excited to see more, but I don't think you'll be able to call a "C"SC. If it's APS-C or full frame as some expect, it can not be compact....especially if you plan on putting a zoom or tele lens on it.
  4. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I'd be more than happy to get a camera with a bigger sensor and less noise at base ISO, even if it is larger. In my case lenses and tripod determine the size and weight of the bag; I couldn't care less if the camera is a little larger. For me the Sony route with the NEX-7 is the way to go, I think this dual optical/electronic viewfinder will die out as soon as EVF's become better and better.
  5. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I agree, though for me, I don't think I'd put a tele lens on it. Or a zoom. Just a three prime kit.
  6. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    From the looks of it, Fuji isn't aiming towards M43 or NEX, they're gunning for Leica. Slap a couple native lenses and a Leica mount adapter and you pretty much have an M9 killer.

    As a Nikon guy, if they got some special sensor in there, I wouldn't mind if they release a follow up to their F-mount S5...Fuji S6 Pro in a D700 chassis would be sick!
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  7. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    If they can deliver the goods on this one with the larger sensor, goodbye M43
  8. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Fuji pushing the boat

    I suspect that like me, many others thought the X100 was very much a "Test the water" camera to see if people liked the styling and hybrid finder as well as the sensor quality and a fixed lens version was cheaper than changable lenses in case of lack of take up.

    It appears the majority of people who own the X100 like it and are more than pleased with the quality of image, the main criticism appears to be based around focus but as I am not an X100 owner / user and have never used one, I cannot comment.

    If there is any truth in the rumour it could be the water was warm and Fuji have decided to proceed with a CSC albeit APS-C sensor - the images show what appears to be a fairly large bodied camera with what looks like a rangefinder / X100 style viwefinder window and another shots shows what looks like a lever to swop the frame lines in the same way Leica rangefinders do.

    It will be interesting to see how this all manifests itself in a production model and it could be a serious contender to current CSC's as well as Leica providing build quality, reliability and optics are all up to scratch and the price is sensible.

    As much as I rate and love Leica's including my M8.2, I like many others have experienced issues with reliability and had the long frustrating absence while waiting for Leica Solms to do their bit - I do also feel I am using it on borrowed time and even more so now that Kodak has gone into demise - does Leica have sufficient spare sensors to cope with known / but not admitted issues?

    If the right camera at the right price comes along, I may just be tempted to trade my M8.2 in..............I would miss it though as it is a superb piece of build equipment when working efficiently!
  9. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Two issues with the X100 as I understand it (not owning one myself) -- focusing and some with sticky aperture blades. Certainly sounds like they're trying to be like Leica, complete with quirky issues :) 
  10. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Fuji X100 is to Leica X1 as
    Fuji LX is to Leica M9

    Leica will be in more trouble than m4/3
  11. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    And it seems as if many Leica owners bought an X100 as a backup. It's the other non-fuji group that mentions that camera a lot.

    Given the price of entry of the X100 and projected LX, I think m4/3 will be just fine.
  12. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    That camera body appears to be pretty large. I should think that m43 (one of whose strengths is small size) would not me the target audience. That appears to be aimed at the folks that would be thinking M9 but are put off by the cost of entry.

    If it's like the X100 I suspect you' start to see folks tooling up LTM and Mount adapters for it.
  13. Wes7

    Wes7 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 22, 2011
    I am really interested in where they price this one, especially if they decide to go after Leica.
  14. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    The rumor right now is $1400 for the body. We'll see, though, as the X100 price rumors started lower than where it ended up, as well. Who knows on the lenses.

    p.s. -- why is your EP1 dead?
  15. Wes7

    Wes7 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 22, 2011
    The screen was shattered. No idea how, just pulled it out of the bag one day and it was busted. Something hit it hard enough to dent the frame around the screen through the padding of my camera bag. Bad luck.
  16. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Ouch. Sorry for the loss :( 
  17. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Shame it seems like it's gonna be an APSc based camera vs. at least an APSh or full frame. Would have been be nice if it was a reasonably priced M9 competitor :frown:

    So Fuji has basically just reissued the X100 as an interchangable lens camera with a tweaked sensor ... a bit of let down especially as they are going with their own new mount which in my opinion makes absolutely no sense ... just to have an aperature ring based lenses.

    Pffffff.. another product just confuse the marketplace vs. truly standing out from the crowd.

    I guess u43 will be able to stand its ground a while longer. Granted, I'd prefer to the Fuji LX over the Sony NEX7 if I was in that marketplace..

    So we now from Nikon with a decent ILC mirrorless system for an entry point, u43s being IMO the best bang for you buck, Fuji x100, NEX7/Fuji LX, Leica M

    Of all those.. it still seems to me u43 is still the overall system to get.. if ONLY they'd make a significant announcment about some type of sensor improvement coming down the pipe and a freaking body variant that includes a VF if only to stop all the bad forum posts and begging for some diehard vf shooters.
  18. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    A real shutter speed dial and a manual aperature ring...heavy sigh...the only things I really miss in my Gf1.
  19. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    If the sensor performs as well as the X100 sensor, it would be awesome. I hope Fuji doesn't go the Sony route and try to squeeze 24 mp in there.
  20. John M Flores

    John M Flores Super Moderator

    Jan 7, 2011
    Pricing makes sense - they are going after a niche market and are pricing accordingly. What they can't support with volume they'll make with margin.

    Interesting play.
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