The sensor lens pairing is astounding, though it does have some kinks.
27 February 2014
Summary: Amazing image quality, I cannot complain. Better than a majority of the DSLRs I used simply because of the glass pairing. The focus can definitely be an use though if you do not know what you're doing. You can miss countless shots, and even if you do know what youre doing you can miss shots when push comes to shove. If you're okay with the kinks, definetly purchase this. If you've been eyeballing it.
Excerpt: I decided to write this, let's say review, because of two main critics I heard about X100S, and advanced compact cameras as a whole. These are: (1) compact cameras are pointless because of the existence of advanced mobile phones with cameras (2) x100s jpeg engine makes skin look artificial So I went with my x100s to a birthday party of a friend of mine and ...
Summary: This camera is hands-down the best camera I have ever owned. That being said, your next question logically is "if it's that good, why not five stars?" The only reason I haven't sold my thousands of dollars worth of Canon equipment is that because you cannot change lenses on it, the camera becomes slightly less versatile than a camera whose lens can be changed.
Summary: Great Camera. I love all the manual controls. The build quality is really really good. The autofocus is more than adequate for me. I used to shoot the Nikon D90 and sold it to get this camera since I needed a more portable camera. For me this camera focus faster than the D90. This was unexpected as I have read everywhere about the slow AF of the fuji. I expected slow, but I guess my expectations were too low. Image quality is awesome.
Like this camera!!!!! Definitely worth purchasing.
DJ Miller III, Amazon
8 October 2013
Summary: I really dig this camera so far! Well built, beautiful images, people drool over it when you are photographing with it. Honestly it is truly beautiful. I am still learning how to use it, but I am very happy with the focusing system so far. Sure it back focuses some times but so do all my canon cameras including my 1DV and 5DIII. It's not perfect, but no camera is going to be.
Excerpt: My Fuji X100s after two weeks of use, shown with Fuji LC-X100s case (yes, it's better than the old case, it has a battery door flap) and strap, as well as Match Technical "bop" black shutter button. Soooo... I've had this thing for two weeks now - got it on Friday April 19th, and today is Friday May 5th. I've clicked the shutter over 1000 times now, so I guess that makes me a frickin' expert, right? Right.
Excerpt: I just spend the first weekend with the x100s. Well, mixed emotions actually. Especially the back buttons are embarassingly fiddly, but produces amazing OOC images. Pros: (1) Classic, cool design (2) High built quality (except the back buttons) (3) Amazine out-of-camera images both JPEG and RAW (4) Very compact Cons: (1) Almost too small, especially the lens is small to have both ...
Summary: Love the camera - for sure has some quirks to it, but overall great! The Bad: The control wheel spins too easily in my opinion, so it can move the exposure +/- 1/3 stop at a time by accident while shooting. The lens isn't the sharpest thing in the world wide open - which is a shame, because that's what I feel a camera like this begs to be used at. It isn't awful, just on the soft side (put a positive spin on it and call it "dreamy...").
Excerpt: With the right expectations, the X100S is a superb camera. The image quality is topnotch up to at least ISO 6400, the handling is intuitive (I hardly need the manual), operation (startup time, shutter lag, responsiveness of buttons) is very good, and last but not least, the cam looks awesome. The price is okay considering the handling, build, and image quality.