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The rumors were accurate...Fujifilm announced its new compact digital camera. The X10 features a 2/3″ 12 megapixel EXR-CMOS sensor and a high-definition F2.0 wide-angle and F2.8 telephoto Fujinon 4x manual zoom lens (28-112mm)*1, and it follows the footsteps of the Fujifilm FinePix X100 released a few months ago.
As I sort of predicted (well, more like wishful thinking) a few days ago, I am more convinced now that Leica will come up with a Micro Four Thirds camera, and will announce it during Photokina 2011 in September. This type of compact sized cameras (whether Micro Four Thirds or otherwise) are the future...perhaps not for professionals (unless they're used for back-up or for specific gigs), but certainly for the rest of the photography consumers.
The new FujiFilm x10 is gorgeous...but we don't buy our tools for looks...do we?
For more on FujiFilm x10 and some commentary, drop by Steve Huff's blog.