FujiFilm's $1,700 X100 Black Edition now shipping, limited to 10K units worldwide

We somehow missed this retro-styled gem at back at CES, but no matter -- Fujifilm's X100 Black Premium Edition is now shipping and available for purchase. This is exactly the same 12.3-megapixel camera that's been pleasing photographers for nearly a year, albeit in a darker, single-tone finish that's limited to a run of 10,000 units worldwide. Priced at $1,700, the black X100 is 500 more bones than the standard-issue variant and features the same 23mm fixed lens, but it comes with a lens hood, leather case, clear lens filter and an adapter ring; all of which are all painted to match. We'd say this blacked-out shooter gives the NEX-7 a run for its money in the dapper looks department, but you can decide for yourself at the source link below. Full press release past the break.

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Valhalla, N.Y., March 8, 2012 – Following the introduction of the FUJIFILM X100 Black Premium Edition during the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas in January, FUJIFILM North America Corporation today confirmed that the camera is now shipping and available for purchase.

The FUJIFILM X100 Black Premium Edition ($1,699.95 MSRP) is a limited release all black version of the high-end compact FUJIFILM X100 digital camera that is currently available. The X100 Black Premium Edition will come with a genuine leather case, a lens hood, an adapter ring and a protective filter; and will also include a Limited Edition numbered card for product authentication.

Since debuting last spring, the FUJIFILM X100 continues to be one of the top-selling digital cameras, and it is known for delivering professional performance and unsurpassed high resolution images. The premium compact camera features the newly-developed FUJINON 23mm (135 equivalent: 35mm) F2 lens and the 12 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor to deliver those premium images. The camera is also equipped with the world's first "Hybrid Viewfinder," which switches between the optical viewfinder (OVF) and electronic viewfinder (EVF).