Summary: I've Been a Photographer for 65 years and this is the first camera I have had to learn "Focus" . What a shame. This is a very nice camera, otherwise. My first "Street" camera was a Leica M2, 35mm lens; loved that camera. My reason for the purchase of the Fujifilm X100 was the size and "rangefinder" viewing. I know Leica, and this is no Leica !. However, this is a camera you have to wrap your brain around to fully exploit it's features.
Summary: Absolutely love the look and feel. However, I am disappointed with the camera. First, the lens is a little too wide angle for street shooting. It takes in so much that you have to maneuver around to compose without including unwanted elements. I could live with this. The big disappointment is the shutter lag. I do a lot of street shooting, and what I see is not what I get because the lag time, maybe a quarter of a second, causes me to miss the moment.
Summary: The Fuji X100 has some nice features and performance. It is easy to use, especially coming from a film camera background. There are some poorly arranged menus, but it has manual analog dials for many functions, which is a good thing. The hybrid view finder is great! The performance, for a digital camera, is very good. It has good auto white balance, great fill flash, and usable auto ISO (high ISOs are great)and auto dynamic range functions.
Summary: The most interesting things in the world are things with distinct personalities. This camera has personality This camera is like a good wife - sometimes a little frustrating sometimes performs well you just have to get to know her and she will always come through when others will let you down. I will leave it at that - I will let my rating of stars do the talking UPDATE after 7 days of shooting I finally decided to return it.
Summary: I had moderate hopes for the camera but i could not get used to the camera controls. The camera does take wonderful pictures but the settings and flimsy thumb wheel drove me nuts. The hybrid viewfinder is something to get used to. After a month of tinkering with the camera I had to return it.
The Barack Obama of cameras; So much hope, so many flaws
Mr. E. J. Allen, Amazon
19 September 2011
Summary: While I am enjoying the compactness,styling and image quality of the X100 below are numerous issues that detract from its effectiveness and make it a hard little camera to make good use of. (Caution it gets a bit techy, but these are all genuine issues I have noted within the first week of ownership) When in OVF mode, the focus point around under the "Area Focus" command why does the white key-line that denotes the edge of the image disappear, and only reappear when you...
Summary: I really wanted to love this camera. Instead I'm left a little disappointed. First the good: the quality of the sensor is top-notch. Images at 1600 look fantastic and 3200 is very good. That, combined with the sharp, wide, fast lens should make it a great indoor shooter. The top controls and aperture ring are great. Exactly what I was expecting. But the x100 is let down by its focus. The auto focus in low light simply isn't good.
Summary: If it was on looks alone then this camera will be worth every penny but that is not the case. Although it does have a APS-C sensor which is even slightly bigger than the 7D's, this camera does not have a processor that can handle like a DSLR. What I'm trying to say is that this camera is bloody slow to react. I feel like I'm spending most of my time waiting and waiting for this camera to either load up or finish writing onto the card.