Even with the introduction of cameras with “unconventional” form factor like the square-designed Canon PowerShot N, it seems that retro designs are still the “in” thing this 2013 from companies like Pentax and Fujifilm.
Pentax recently revealed the new MX-1, a retro-styled point-and-shoot camera that features a fast f/1.8 lens, 12.1 MP BSI CMOS sensor, DSLR-like mode dials that includes aperture or shutter priority, and exposure compensation dial.
The Pentax MX-1 is going to cost around $500 when it becomes available.
Also in the retro fever is Fujifilm, who officially unveiled the X100S and X20. Both cameras are the successor to the X100 and X10, respectively. The two shooters boost a super fast autofocus performance.
The FujiFilm X100S carries a 16.3 MP APS-C sensor with 23mm f/2.0 Fujinon lens, new X-Trans CMOS II sensor, and EXRII processor.
On the other hand, the X20 packs a 12.1 MP 2/3-inch sensor with the same X-Trans sensor found on the X100S.
Availability of the Fujifilm X100S and X20 is expected to happen around the end of first quarter. Price for the X100S is $1300, while the X20 is $600.[Gizmodo]