Fujifilm ready to launch FinePix X100 rangefinder style camera

After talking about it at Photokina last year, Fujifilm is now ready to launch their rangefinder-inspired FinePix X100 digital camera to the market. And with that comes more details about this unique camera, as well as an availability date (March 2011) and price tag ($1199!). Here’s the scoop on the FinePix X100:

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Fujifilm FinePix X100
Prosumer camera

  • 12.3 megapixel APS-C sized (same size as most digital SLRs) CMOS sensor
    Fujifilm says the sensor was specially created and optimized just for this camera for optimal image quality
  • 23 mm f2 fixed focal length lens
    9 blade aperture diaphragm and built-in 3 stop neutral density filter
  • 2.8 inch LCD (460,000 pixels)
  • Hybrid Viewfinder lets you use the optical viewfinder with the 1.4 million pixel LCD inside overlaying shooting info and gridlines; or you can choose to turn the entire thing into an electronic viewfinder EVF
  • ISO range of 200 to 6400 (expandable to 100 - 12800)
  • Full manual controls with flash hotshoe and RAW image mode
  • Classic-looking rangefinder camera design; magnesium alloy construction
    Focus and aperture rings; exposure compensation and shutter speed dials
  • Motion Panorama automatically captures a panoramic image (up to 12 or 180 degrees) as you pan the camera
  • 720p Standard HD (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $1200

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