Today was a cold rainy Monday with absolutely nothing special. I didn't take any picture even though I carried my camera pretty much everywhere I went. So let's talk about the camera.
My Fujifilm X100T is seriously dying. After 4 years of hardcore use, many rainy and wet session and a Japanese sake flood, it doesn't work as smooth as it uses to anymore. Most of the control on the top plate are sticky and get stuck, the manual focus ring doesn't work anymore and there are a few screws missing on the base plate. Well...
Of course, I have a back-up, a brand new X-H1 with the amazing 18-55mm kit lens, but that camera does not and will never replace my X100T. Right now, I am seriously thinking about getting an XF10 until they release the fifth generation of the X100 series camera... I mean, for 500$, you can't go wrong!
If you guys own an XF10, please let me know what you think about it.
Perfection does not exist, and it's probably because like everything else, it evolves, transforms, disappears, reappears and finally leaves us alone when we stop thinking about it. The perfect camera, it does not exist either, unless I decide to create it myself! There it is:
This could become the Fujifilm X-S100 or the future X80
X for X series (make sense right?)
S for small or street (your choice)
100 because it would be part of the X100 series (why not?!?)
Here is what I propose:
A device with the dimensions of the Fujifilm X70.
A quality construction like the Fujifilm X100 series.
A 24-megapixel BAYER sensor like the one on the XF10.
The optical viewfinder of the X100 (could be a little smaller)
A very small screen of 1.75 inches, because it is more than enough.
The 23mm f/2 lens of the X100 series.
An integrated flash and of course exactly the same buttons and controls as those on both the Fuji X70 and/or the Fuji X100.
What really matters here, is having a small camera that leaves out the 3-inch screen to insert an optical/electronic viewfinder.
ATTENTION FUJI !!! THE FOLLOWING MODEL COULD HONESTLY BECOME THE FUTURE FUJIFILM X80...
If you are like me and think that a device like this would have its place on the market, write me a few words in the comments section.