Playing with Fujifilm FinePix X100 images

I received an email tonight from Fujifilm announcing new details for the upcoming FinePix X100 camera, as well as sample JPEG images. For those who haven't seen it, the X100 is a rangefinder sized  digital camera geared towards advanced users. Fujifilm's answer to the Leica if you want. I'm a Nikon DSLR shooter but I can totally see myself carrying one of these as my walkaround camera. In fact we're planning a trip to Europe in a few months and this would be perfect - fixed 35mm equivalent lens, compact… It looks stunning both outside and inside (with a price tag to match…ouch) and I admit to some serious technolust...

It's due out in about a month but DP Review has a hands on preview of a prototype and they seem pretty impressed.

I've taken the liberty to do some quick post-processing in Aperture on the sample images, just to get a feel for it. These are JPEGs mind you (and they've obviously been re-compressed for this post) but I'm liking what I see.

So Mr. Fujifilm? If you need someone to take this camera through it's paces Jarvis style, let me know. Who knows? It could be the beginning of a wonderful relationship - just sayin' ;)

All images © Fujifilm btw (original gallery with full-sized pics is here) :