FUJIFILM’s unique Hybrid Viewfinder is unparalleled and the FinePix X100 is the first camera to feature this innovation.
The Hybrid Viewfinder combines the window-type “bright frame” optical viewfinder found in high-end film cameras, such as 35mm or medium-format cameras, and the electronic viewfinder system incorporated in fixed single lens or mirrorless digital cameras.
While traditionalists prefer the clear, sharp view of an ‘optical’ viewfinder, modern electronic displays, giving data like shutter speed, aperture, white balance, exposure correction and ISO can aid photographers tremendously. The new Hybrid Viewfinder on the FinePix X100 aims to give the ‘best of both worlds.’
The reverse Galilean optical finder with a 0.5x magnification features all-glass elements made from high-refractive index glass and offers low chromatic aberration and distortion.
By using an integrated prism for the 1,440,000 dot LCD panel image on the viewing screen in the reverse-Galilean optical viewfinder, the Hybrid Viewfinder can show both the shooting frame and a variety of shooting data. Of course, it can also be used as a high-quality electronic viewfinder to compose or playback shots.
With the ability to instantly switch between optical and electronic viewfinder images with a simple “one touch” control; the new Hybrid Viewfinder offers users expanded freedom in the composition and enjoyment of photography, in a range of challenging shooting conditions.
Within the generous viewfinder coverage, the displayed “bright frame” overlay clearly indicates the shooting frame. Depending on the shooting distance, the parallax is automatically corrected. Shooting data and other information are automatically displayed for optimal brightness and easy viewing.
The high-resolution LCD viewfinder with 100% coverage lets you preview exposure, depth-of-field and white balance as you shoot. When shooting macro shots from as close as 10cm, it provides a parallax-corrected view for easy, accurate framing. After the shot, you also can immediately see the results.