X70? = X100S-viewfinder - would anyone be interested?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by theoldsmithy, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I think there would be a market for it depending on how much cheaper it is. For me losing the viewfinder would be a dealbreaker. I also don't like it losing one stop going from 2.0 to 2.8 and getting smaller is either a plus or a minus based on personal preference.
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  3. ean10775

    ean10775 All-Pro

    Feb 13, 2013
    Cleveland, Ohio
    If it still had the same high ISO performance of the X100S I don't think I'd mind the drop to f2.8 provided that the lens was sharp wide open. I agree though that the loss of the viewfinder would put me off it, but then neither the Nikon A, Ricoh GR nor the RX-1 have viewfinders (stock) and if that's the market it would be going after perhaps it makes sense.
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  4. Prototype

    Prototype Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    There is certainly a market, Luke. I've been waiting for something like this and while the GR comes close, I'd prefer a 23mm or 27mm for an everyday lens over the GR's 18.3mm. Neither the lack of a viewfinder nor the f/2.8 lens bothers me. I don't mind taking photos with the DP2 Merrill in low light settings, but I'd like some color photos in my collection! I think X-Trans is the answer. Given that the rumors are accurate, this is a likely buy for me.*

    *I'd also like to see what Olympus has brewing on a large-sensor fixed-prime front. If they release a similar product with a 17mm f/2.8, then it will be a tough decision.
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    I don't see why there should be a drop from 2.8 to 2 if Fuji will be taking the hybrid VF out. Taking the VF should make the camera relatively smaller already. Like Prototype, I'd love to see a 35mm EFL fixed lens small camera (that is cheaper than a RX1).
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  6. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    The lack of a viewfinder gives me pause. I already have an XF1 (I realize it's a much smaller sensor) and I can already put a 17mm or 20mm prime on my Oly E-PM2 and get pretty much the same results - and still have the option to add an EVF if I want. But I suspect there are enough people would would be interested in such a camera: Look at the market reaction to both the Nikon A and Ricoh GR.
  7. flysurfer

    flysurfer Hall of Famer

    Aug 31, 2011
    People love small cameras with great IQ, see RX1 and RX100, and Sony will soon announce an RX10 to compete with Nikon's A and the Pentax/Ricoh GR. So a very small and more affordable X100 derivate could be attractive. Done right, it could be the world's smallest APS-C camera, but with extremely good IQ.
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  8. hoodlum

    hoodlum New Member

    Aug 1, 2012
    The Sony RX10 will also be announced in October. No word yet on the lens specs for this APS-C sensor.
  9. Yeats

    Yeats All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    I'd be interested in any FF mirrorless with IBIS.