Fujifilm’s Retro-Styled Camera

Reviewed by Grayson Schaffer

Underneath the sweet ’70s styling and “analog” controls, the Fujifilm FinePix X100 is possibly the most advanced rangefinder-style camera ever (yes, we know about the Leica M9), though not the most rugged. Look through the eyepiece and you’ll see the best of old and new: a digital heads-up display superimposed over a classic glass viewfinder. And since there’s no mirror to pivot up and out of the way like on an SLR, you can shoot with almost no shutter lag while never losing sight of your subject. The large 12.3-megapixel sensor also records 720p HD. Stay away from water, though; each of those cool analog dials sits atop unsealed circuitry.

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  • Fujifilm FinePix X100
  • · $1,200
  • · Fujifilm

Photo: Jens Mortensen

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