Stealthy Fujifilm X100S previewed in three hands-on videos


posted Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM EST


The 16.3-megapixel Fujifilm X100S isn't due to ship until next month, but photographer Brandon Remler has just posted three new videos showing off the stealthy attributes of this rangefinder-style camera. Remler, who is regional sales director at Fujifilm North America, highlights the quiet shutter sound of the Fuji X100S, comparing it to other cameras in the YouTube clips below including a film DSLR, the Fujifilm X-E1, and the X100S' predecessor, the Fuji X100.

Street photographers might be most interested in the first video, which features the X100S with the WCL-X100 Wide Conversion Lens (28mm equivalent) attached, and shows it firing off nearly silent 6 frames per second bursts. It's worth noting that the X100S that Remler uses in the clips is still a prototype, and the final version could be slightly different. (Though it's hard to imagine it could be any quieter.)

Remler also offers a hands-on introduction to the X100S on his personal blog.

(Via 1001 Noisy Cameras)

A great feature of the Fujifilm X100S is its quiet shutter.

The X100S' shutter sound compared to several other cameras.

A direct comparison of the Fujifilm X100 and X100S shutter sounds.