For a long time on this weblog I have opined for the camera companies to make a digital version of my beloved Konica Hexar. Well, now it’s time to put my money where my mouth is, because Fuji has done it. The new Fuji X100 is available for pre-oder today. It is an APS-C format digital Hexar with a nice small size, a nice fixed F2 lens and the promise of two things that have as yet eluded the smaller-than-huge-DSLR cameras:
1. A good optical viewfinder, with focus confirmation.
2. Reasonable performance.
Only time will tell if the shipped camera actually fulfills these promises. If it does, I guess some of my disposable income will be disposed.