What if X-S1 release PRO version?

Started Jan 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Larry Winters
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Re: More likely to see
In reply to Kim Letkeman, Jan 11, 2013

Kim Letkeman wrote:

Larry Winters wrote:

Under the right condtions where you would expect to use DR100 anyway, there is nothing wrong with the 12mp HR mode when when using the newer sensor/lens units.

That depends entirely on what is in the frame. If you have a low contrast fine detail, then you will have some trouble retaining it. This has been tested many times. It is less visible on the X series because the sensor is a bit larger, but since they do not respond well in RAW, it remains a real issue.

So yes, some cropping capability is still available. Just blindy labeling all the X-S1's as 6mp cameras in kind of disingenuous.

And the opposite is equally misleading and disingenuous. There are few subjects and lighting conditions that are rendered better at 12mp than at 6mp upsized because of the need to shoot DR100 and of course because of the JPEG NR.

What is so misleading and disingenuous about stating using 12mp HR "under the right conditions"? For your style that right condition may be 1 out 10, but for me its closer to 5 out of 10. The point is it does exist, no matter at what ratio. Besides, there is no perfect setting for any camera, and that includes your EXR camera P mode, M size, DR400 settings. If I recall your trials were with the original X-S1. If may be hard to fathom, but they are like different cameras. If you ever get the chance and time try an updated one. It may still have the lens droop but the IQ is dramatically different.

What really is disingenuous is basing an asumption on an older version when you know for a fact there is a newer and improved version available.

If you ever decide to try one with a 23 or later serial number to assure yourself of the new sensor/lens, you might find you like it more than you think. Kind of like back in the day when your original assessment of the s100fs was over priced with damaged IQ because of purple fringe. Later when you finally tried a few used ones for a cheaper price, your opinion changed to the more positive. Isn't that ironic the same product suddenly gets better when its cheaper. Its all relative and subjective.

All the older Fujis still have the worst CA in the business. If you don't mind processing it, then they are still viable cameras.

Correcting CA is one setting among many in RAW conversion and you state "if you don't mind processing it"? The s100fs RAW files process very nicely in LR so its no effort whatsover.

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