PetaPixel got some Hands On time with the new Fuji X-100S immediately after the company’s press conference, and they were impressed with the new camera’s autofocus speed, which they called “blazin’ fast”. PetaPixel also played around with 2 of the new manual focus features, including Fuji’s new “Split Image Manual Focus”, which is highlighted in the videos above and below (courtesy of PetaPixel). PetaPixel Reports:  One [new manual focusing feature] is something many photographers are already familiar with (and have been clamoring for): focus peaking. The second hasn’t been received with as much fanfare, but is actually quite fantastic. It’s [More]
Billy from the FujiGuys gives a hands on preview of the new Fuji X-100S and highlights the changes from the previous model, the X-100. The X-100S features an all new X-Trans CMOS Sensor with a Phase Detection Pixel built in.  Does this mean that Fuji have now closed the gap in Autofocus speed with other top line mirrorless and DSLR systems?  The demonstrations that Billy gives in the video look promising, but we’ll reserve final judgement until a final production version is released (and we can get our hands on one).  If Fuji have succeeded in producing the lightning fast [More]
PetaPixel posted an article stating that Fuji are touting their new X20 and X100S cameras as having the “World’s fastest autofocus”, but seem to partially retract that claim in an update at the end of the article, downgrading it to rumor status, stating that Fuji have removed the claim from their website.  (Read article on PetaPixel – video above from Oscar50Channel) My 2 Cents I’m hoping that the rumor turns out to be true.  Fuji make some phenomenal stuff, most notably their X-Series Compact Digital Cameras (which we have recognized as the best stills cameras of 2012), but they are [More]
Consumer Reports talks about the new and innovative cameras they expect to see launched at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) next week. We can’t wait to see all the cool new cameras and gadgets that’ll be launched at the show, and we’re sure that YOU can’t wait either, so be sure to keep coming back to MirrorlessCentral for all the latest news, reviews and updates from the CES! Until then, we’ll wet your appetite, here’s a list of all the compact cameras that will be introduced by Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony (via PhotoRumors.com). Fujifilm: HS35EXR: 16MP, 30x [More]
Chase Jarvis Blog lists their favorite mirrorless cameras and muses that they could mean the end for the DSLR (at least in some respects).  Chase and his staff handle and use just about every camera you can imagine, and it looks like their picks are pretty much right in line with our picks for 2012. Here are the picks from Chase and Co. Olympus OM-D E-M5 The Good: Fast Autofocus, excellent low-light performance, fantastic in-body 5-axis image stabilization. The Bad: Not much. Continuous Autofocus tracking is a bit on the unreliable side sometimes. Who it’s Ideal For: Outdoor enthusiasts and [More]
2012 was an incredible year for mirrorless cameras and hybrid photography.  It was a year that saw the launch of several breakthrough cameras and lenses as well as serious advancements in sensor technology, lighting and innovations such as Wi-Fi.  The world of photography is changing, folks…  Hybrid isn’t just coming, it’s already here, and as we look back on 2012 a few years from now, we just might recognize that THIS was the year that started it all. The following are the favorite cameras, lenses and technological breakthroughs in 2102 of the MC contributors and Hybrid Heroes on DiscoverMirrorless.com.   There [More]
Complexmagazine posted a fun video of pro photog Zack Arias hitting the streets of Atlanta to shoot some of the cool and eclectic people he met, and Zack was armed with one of our favororite cameras of the year, the Fuji X-Pro 1. ComplexMag Reports:  If you ask 10 different photographers what makes a great photograph, you’lll surely wind up with 10 different answers. However, there are three constants: a subject, a photographer, and a camera. For our new series, Shots Fired, we wanted to put the hottest cameras in the hands of the best photographers and let them loose [More]
MC Contributor and Pro Photo/Video/Hybrid “Coach” Will Crockett peels back the curtain to show you some of the tools and techniques that he uses to create Hybrid eProducts for his commercial clients. Will Writes:  Product photography is moving hybrid too.  We are making a cool hybrid eProduct for a commercial client to use in their trade show booth and for their website to grab some attention for their new product. To create the video and still images, we’ve chosen the Fuji X Pro because of it’s luxurious blacks at high ISO and it’s wicked sharp lenses for product photography.  Here’s [More]
Pro Photographer Frank Doorhof of StudioFD posted a great in depth review of the Fuji X-E1, Fuji’s smaller and lighter followup to the highly acclaimed X-Pro1. Here are Frank’s conclusions:  What’s not to like about the FujiFilm cameras… well maybe if you like the brick look of some of the competition, or if you really want something big and heavy in your hands. But when I look at the camera, the results, the focus speed, etc. etc. I just think that the X-E1 is the perfect companion for the travel/street photographer and will really make you think twice about taking [More]
Our good friend and Pro Photo Guru Chuck Jones of theCameraForum has just made the switch to mirrorless.  Chuck is a highly talented veteran photographer who has seen paradigm shifts in the photography industry before, most notably the shift from film to digital about a decade ago.  He sees the writing on the wall for large, bulky and heavy DSLR systems, so he’s trading in his DSLR Gear in favor of a Panasonic Lumix GH3…  and he’s not alone. In this video, Chuck and 3 other photo/video colleagues (Paul Gero, Marc Weisberg and Pham Minh Son, PhD) discuss the Lumix [More]
Here’s a look at the Fujifilm X-E1 from a couple of different reviewers. First up is WhatDigitalCamera (video above), whose verdict on the X-E1 is as follows:  While it may appear to be simply a stripped down, more affordable X-Pro1 to tempt more people into Fujifilm’s CSC family, that would be doing the X-E1 a great disservice. Similar in size to the X100, and combined with a similar premium finish that won over so many fans to Fujifilm’s retro-inspired compact, the X-E1 manages to feel more refined and balanced as soon as you pick it up compared to the rather [More]
PetaPixel have posted their full review of the Fuji X-E1, Fuji’s latest addition to the X-Series and little (and less expensive) brother to the X-Pro 1.  Like us, PetaPixel love the retro styling of this camera as well as the incredible quality of the images it produces. Here’s PetaPixel’s Verdict:   In our opinion, the Fujifilm X-E1 is one of the most — if not the most — beautiful digital cameras on the market today, on par with the X-Pro1 and the X100. Someone clearly forgot to tell Fujifilm that digital cameras aren’t supposed to look this good. The X-E1 is [More]
The Camera Store‘s Chris Niccolls and Dave Paul put the Fuji X-E1 and the Sony NEX 6 to the test in a head to head shootout! The Camera Store writes:  If you’re looking for a small mirrorless camera with a viewfinder, the Fuji X-E1 and Sony NEX-6 are two of the best options out there. But which is the better choice for your style of shooting? Editor’s note:  Looks like the Camera Store guys came to the same conclusion that we did.  The X-E1 is a better stills camera while the NEX 6 is better for video and all around [More]
Dave from Geekanoids takes a look at three Digital Cameras, including the Sony NEX-6, the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and the Fujifilm XF1. All very different, with different uses planned for them all. Editor’s Note:  Looks like Dave is planning on using the Fuji XF1 as his “take everywhere” camera (for which it is ideal!), the Olympus PEN E-PL5 as his “event” camera and the Sony NEX-6 as his “pimped out video camera”.  Each of these is well suited for the stated purpose, but if you don’t have a ton of money burning a hole in your pocket (which apparently, [More]
Billy of the Fuji Guys is back to outline the top features of the X-E1 X Series premium camera. We at MC are eagerly waiting to get our hands on this little beastie, as it’s bigger brother, the X-Pro1 is one of our favorite cameras – and since the X-Pro1 and the X-E1 share the same sensor and image processor, the X-E1 is sure to produce the same spectacular image quality as it’s bigger sibling. If you’re undecided as to whether you should go the X-Pro1 or X-E1 route, here’s a great article from FujiRumors that addresses that issue. If [More]
When pro photogs got their hands on a pre-production model of the Fujifilm X-E1 at Photokina back in September, there were some questions about the quality of the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder), which seemed to be lacking at the time.  But was this due to the fact that the pre-production model sported an EVF that was somehow incomplete…  and has Fuji fixed the issue in their final production model? PetaPixel asks the same question in a recent post on their website… Here’s their take >> When we handled a pre-production model of the Fujifilm X-E1 at Photokina back in September, we [More]
Last year, Fuji released the X-Pro 1 at the top end of their mirrorless camera lineup. The camera received high praise from pro photographers (and several MC Contributors) for the outstanding quality of the images it produced, which rivaled those of any DSLR system while creating a beautiful, organic feel with a film-like quality. This year, Fuji have launched the X-E1 Digital Camera – a mirrorless compact system camera just a notch below the X-Pro in the remarkable Fuji X-Series. The Fuji X-E1 features a built-in pop-up flash and includes the same, powerful 16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor and EXR Pro [More]
Luminous Landscape posted a full review of the new Fuji X-E1 and they were highly impressed with the new entry into Fuji’s X Series of cameras. The new camera is the smaller, and less expensive, brother to Fuji’s highly celebrated X-Pro1 – a favorite of MC Contributors Will Crockett and Giulio Sciorio as well as a growing number of Pro-togs worldwide. I shares the same rangefinder sensibilites, but in a smaller body without an optical viewfinder. But most importantly, it shares Fuji’s incredible X-Trans sensor, which produces some of the most jaw dropping images you’ll ever see, from any camera. [More]
Here’s the Fuji Guys in a Super Secret (at least, before September 6th 2012) Video going over the selling points of the new Fuji X-E1, the little brother to their flagship mirrorless camera, the X-Pro1 – and comparing it to the competition.   Namely, the Sony NEX 7 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5, two other high quality and extremely popular mirrorless cameras in the same price range. We’re really excited about the X-E1, which borrows a lot of technology from it’s big brother, the X-Pro1 – which we LOVE –  and the X-E1 shares a LOT of that camera’s features, including [More]
Warrick Williams of FujiFilm Australia discusses some of the features of the new FujiFilm X-E1 Compact System Camera. Take Warrick’s comments for what they are. He does, after all, work for Fuji – so he’s only going to talk about the positive stuff. That being said though, there’s a lot of positive stuff to talk about with the X-E1. It’s the little brother of Fuji’s flagship CSC, the X-Pro1, and shares a LOT of that camera’s features, including the sensor and processor, only in a smaller body and with a smaller pricetag. Like the X-Pro1, the new X-E1 also sports [More]
Kai and the gang from DigitalRevTV are back at it, this time with a hands-on review of the new Fujifilm X-E1.  Kai puts the camera through it’s paces while goofing around with a guy in a Super Mario suit.  The X-E1 looks to be an impressive offering from Fuji, incorporating many of the same features as the X-Pro1, but at a much lower price.  The X-E1 lacks it’s bigger brother’s hybrid viewfinder (an optical / electronic viewfinder combo), but it does pick up a mic input.  From what we’ve seen, the biggest weakness of the X-E1 is in autofocus speed, [More]
From 4/3 Rumors – The Phoblographer pits the Fuji X-Pro 1 against the Olympus OM-D E-M5 to see which camera has the fastest autofocus speed. The Fuji just got a new firmware upgrade that has greatly enhanced it’s AF speed, but is that enough to keep up with the blazing fast speed of the OMD? Watch and see… The X-Pro 1 and the OM-D E-M5 are two of our absolute favorite mirrorless cameras, and both of them produce STUNNING QUALITY IMAGES that rival (and even surpass) just about any DSLR out there. You really can’t go wrong with either system, [More]
FUJIFILM launches a second X Series interchangeable-lens camera, with image quality comparable to 35mm full frame D-SLR sensors, the FUJIFILM X-E1 Key features list: • 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor • EXR Processor Pro • FUJIFILM X mount (For Fujinon XF lenses) • Extra high resolution 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder • 2.8-inch (460K dot) LCD (High contrast, High Brightness and Wide viewing angle) • Built-in pop-up Flash (hotshoe attachment also available for external flash) • ISO 200 — 6400, extended ISO 100, 12800, 25600 (range of ISO400-6400 when using ISO Auto) • 0.05 sec Shutter time lag [More]
Billy Luong from The Fuji Guys joins Henry’s TV host Mark Shannon to introduce one of Fujifilm’s newest compact system cameras, the X-E1. With the same X-Trans CMOS sensor as the X-Pro 1, and its ability to accept existing X-Mount lenses, the X-E1 proves to be a strong contender in the Compact System Cameras market. We LOVE the INCREDIBLE IMAGE QUALITY produced by the X-Pro1 and expect much the same from the X-E1. Although it loses the hybrid viewfinder of it’s bigger brother, it still has an extremely sharp EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) and throws a mic input into the mix.