I thought I would provide a short update on the books I have in the pipeline as of now. I’m in the process of finishing up the final editing of Photographer’s Guide to the Fujifilm FinePix X100. The FinePix X100 camera has made quite an impression on photographers around the world with its unusual but very attractive “retro” styling. It looks more like an old-fashioned rangefinder film camera than a modern digital compact, but it still includes most of the features of other advanced compacts, including full manual exposure and manual focus along with autoexposure and autofocus, and a wonderful “hybrid” viewfinder that gives you the choice of viewing the scene through an optical window or on a very clear and informative electronic display screen. The electronic display can be viewed either through the viewfinder window or on the LCD on the camera’s back.
After the X100 book is done, I expect to get to work on Photographer’s Guide to the Canon PowerShot S100, which will be a follow-up to the current book about the PowerShot S95. The S100 camera is an update of the S95, adding features such as GPS tagging and some other enhancements. I just got my S100 and haven’t had a chance to start taking pictures with it. I’m hoping to have that book done by the end of the year, though I can’t guarantee that schedule.