Summary: I owned the original X100 and loved that camera, then along came Sony with the RX1 and, at the time, I felt like I really wanted a full frame fixed-lens camera. I sold the X100 and waited for a chance to get an RX1. I eventually got bored of waiting, plus had read a lot of reviews of the RX1 that indicated to me that the RX1 was not what I was looking for. Fitting full frame into such a small package meant compromises, including a large protruding lens.
Excerpt: I upgraded to the X100S from the X100, and I have loved these cameras. I have DSLRs but they are very imposing, where the X100s looks like a film camera and is utterly SILENT. I can't tell you how many times people say, "when are you gonna take the picture?" I never use the flash. Image quality is fantastic. Here's a shot in near darkness in a bar/restaurant at night, and one of my black dog, Buddha.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I've been into photography for the past 30 years and can say this is my favorite camera. The fixed lens is not for everyone but if you can learn to be the zoom and can appreciate the perspective this focal length gives you, then this camera is every bit 5 stars. Plus, it gets hip considering what extras you can put on it. And, did I mention the internal ND filter (daylight bokeh!)?What I end up telling people is that the proof is what's in my frames at home.
Pros: Fast lens, Great Evf, Great manual controls, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, One Button Nd Filter, Small / Compact
Probably the single best value available in a compact street camera
1 November 2014
Summary: Others have already written extensively on the technical aspects of this camera. I'll just add that at the current price-point in the used market, and taking into consideration the notable performance improvements with the latest firmware update, this has got to be just about the most perfect compact camera available! I liked it so much that I immediately packed up and returned my new X30 and bought a second x100 as a gift for my son!
Excerpt: What ??The best non-DSLR camera is discontinued ?OMG, the X100s is a fantastic camera, that I use when I don't feel caring my 60lbs Nikon DSLR backpack.I'm glad I have mine, and I will take care of it, may worth a fortune soon on @.X100s discontinued ? Incredible.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
This true is the world's greatest camera! Learn to use its features
13 October 2014
Summary: After using the Fuji x100s for a few months now, I can honestly and 100% agree with Zack Aries. This truely is the world's greatest camera! Learn to use its features, and get used to its layout and controls...and you can do no wrong. Get this camera (or the new X100T). You will never regret it. Trust me.
Perfect size for travel. Very impressed with low-light performance.
13 October 2014
Summary: I read tons of reviews for this camera, especially compared to the Fuji X100S before I bought. For the price difference, I determined the X100 was the better choice. I do a lot of travel, and having a small, quality camera like the X100 saves lots of room in the bag compared to my DSLR. Sure, being restricted to a fixed 35mm lens is somewhat limiting, but I am happy to work around it. Reminds me of getting started with my Pentax K1000 and 50mm.