Summary: Have had this camera for a year now- first, our relationship was one of strangers. It then developed into more of a professional one and soon moved on, becoming a friendship. Well now we are lovers. This is one beautiful camera. Yes, it is a fixed lens and yes, it was not the easiest to learn to use, but the images delivered are fantastic. Beyond the images, (and more importantly), you will discover that this camera will make you a better photographer.
Summary: Fuji did something extraordinary. They released the most significant firmware update for this camera. Version 2.0 solves ALL issues of the already excellent X100. It turns the X100 into a new camera (hence mk III, after firmware release v1.0 and v1.2). Autofocus speed and accuracy? SOLVED Manual focusing? SOLVED Peak focusing?
Great images, easy to use, this camera hits all the marks.
31 August 2013
Summary: I was completely surprised by the quality of images taken with this camera. It has the look and feel of Old School rangefinder cameras, including the parallax view when looking through the viewfinder. However, this is a modern digital camera with easily customizing views whether through the viewfinder, or the LCD screen which makes this camera extremely versatile for shooting setups you may need.
Summary: Lots have been said about the autofocus on this camera. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it out. It locked immediately with no issues at all. It was way faster than I thought it'd be. The firmware is 1.30. I think Fuji really improved the autofocus with firmware updates. For a point of comparison my other camera is an Olympus EP3. The EP3 with the Panasonic 20mm lens is comparable in autofocus speed.
It's a phenomenal camera with fantastic features. Get one.
9 July 2013
Summary: I bought this camera to take to Jamaica so I didn't have to lug my giant DSLR around the island screaming "take me! take me!" It was very easy to carry and very discreet. Everyone thought I was carrying around an old film camera. It was great. I got it a couple of months before vacation and since I've had it, the DSLR hasn't been out of the bag since. Uh oh. However, the best part? The photos I was able to capture while on vacation.