Due to the high demand Fujifilm received from its customers in 2011, when the original X100 was released, the company now presents an all black model, aptly named the X100 BLACK Limited Edition Digital Camera. Featuring the simplicity and beauty of an old school rangefinder, the X100 harkens back to a time when press photographers stalked the streets doggedly, looking for the next iconic image. The all black design adds to the camera's stealth, while simultaneously giving it a beauty rarely seen in today's cameras. What's more, the X100 BLACK feels like a traditional rangefinder, with just the right amount of "heft" - letting you know you're carrying a camera that's ready to work.
Fujifilm will only produce 10,000 of these BLACK Limited Edition X100's; once they're gone, they're gone. Each unit will come with a message card, numbering the camera, as proof that it is only one of 10,000 in the series. The X100 BLACK edition will also come with a genuine leather ever-ready case, a lens hood, metal adapter ring, and protective filter.
While the X100 is all traditional rangefinder design on the outside, it's all 21st-century technology on the inside. It has a fixed focal length 35mm (equivalent in 35mm format) lens with a very bright f/2.0 aperture and a 9-blade diaphragm for beautiful blur in out-of-focus areas (bokeh), plus, a very large APS-C CMOS sensor with 12.3Mp of resolution and the EXR Processor.
The switchable hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder and a high resolution 2.8" LCD monitor with 460K-dot resolution make capturing images with the X100 a real joy. The X100 senses when you bring your eye to the viewfinder, automatically switching into viewfinder mode. When you lower the camera, it switches back to the LCD. You can also choose to set the camera on LCD or viewfinder only mode, depending on your shooting needs.
The X100 will also give you 720p HD video with stereo sound. Other non-traditional features include sensitivity from 100 to 12800 ISO, RAW capture and in-camera processing for the highest quality images possible, along with high-speed contrast autofocus. You can use the Film Simulation mode to give your photos the distinctive look of Fujifilm's Velvia, PROVIA or ASTIA color films, or monochrome. Macro mode will focus as close as 4" from the lens, and a built-in 3-f/stop neutral density (ND) filter can be activated with a simple on/off switch. Additional features include built-in auto bracketing functions, 5fps high speed continuous shooting, 49 points selectable auto focus and manual focusing, among other focusing features, a TTL based flash system, and then some.