Dear Fujifilm: Please Give Us a Digital Fujifilm Natura Black Point and Shoot

One of the most perfect film point and shoot cameras should find new life in the digital world: The Fujifilm Natura Black.

While I’m still a big lover of the Hexar AF, I have to admit that the Fujifilm Natura Black has always been a camera I’ve lusted over for fantastic reasons. With much talk about Fujifilm and their point and shoot lineup, I decided that I’d look back in their history. Obviously the T-X2 is on the list of cameras that folks think about, but circles of photographers in the know perhaps have kept the Fujifilm Natura Black a secret for years. If you find them on eBay, they’re often in good condition or heavily discounted due to the slightest ding. But those slight dings aren’t to worry over, especially when you consider just how great this camera is.

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Fujifilm May Have a New Compact Coming, but Not an X70 Replacement

The Fujifilm X70 was a beloved camera that deserves an update

According to some recent reporting across the interwebs, Fujifilm could be gearing up to launch a new compact camera sometimes towards the beginning of July. This must lead many fans of the Fujifilm X70 to get their hopes up that Fujifilm would launch an updated model with better features and functionality. However, also according to the reporting, it doesn’t look like this upcoming camera, possibly called the XF10, is a true X70 successor. Continue reading…

How To Choose Your First Good Point and Shoot Camera

Point and Shoot cameras, once a staple of the middle-class family, has now largely been replaced with high-quality smartphone-based cameras. But there is still a good portion of the population who likes to have a standalone camera in their bag for when the smartphone doesn’t cut it, and those situations do exist. Smartphones aren’t nearly as versatile as a point and shoot camera with a zoom lens, nor do they offer the image quality or low light performance of a fixed prime lens compact point and shoot. But some of you may be asking yourselves how to choose your first good point and shoot camera? That is what we are here to answer for you today.

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Report: Sony Sensor Production Halt Causes Ripple Effect at Fujifilm

Editor’s Note: Fujifilm USA tells us that the Fujifilm X70 is not discontinued here.

Sony, beyond their own camera production, is a key piece to the puzzle for many of the top camera brands in the world. It has been reported recently that Sony has stopped production of their 16MP APS-C imaging sensors, moving on to more in-demand resolution sensors. This, according to the report, has caught some camera makers by surprise and could affect the availability of products using those sensors going forward. Continue reading…

5 Fixed Lens Point And Shoot Cameras For Professional Photographers

As professional photographers we demand a lot from our cameras: we need manual controls and the ability to tweak the settings to our liking, at the same time though, lugging around our professional gear all the time can be a pain. Luckily for us, these days camera companies are making some pretty great fixed-lens point and shoot cameras that come with all those features that we need, but in a small, compact, and easy to carry everywhere size. It is the best of both worlds for when the thought of taking your 5D Mark IV or D810 makes you cringe.

Today we will be sharing some of our top picks for fixed-lens point and shoot cameras that give professional photographers the tools they need to be creative and capture images they can be proud of – even with our professional caps on.  Continue reading…