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The X100s is far a better camera than the X100, but...

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: The X100s is far a better camera than the X100, but...
In reply to cptrios, Mar 25, 2013

cptrios wrote:

palincss wrote:

I don't get it. In view of this: "Wow. What a better camera it is. Faster in every possible way. AF now caught my kids as fast as any camera. Manual focus is a dream." why wouldn't it be a "keeper"?

Not worth all of the extra money, perhaps? It costs around twice as much as a used X100 right now...definitely not chump change.

I too am a bit reluctant toward the X100s in IQ terms. The X100's RAW files have a bit of unquantifiable "magic" that the X100s's (OK seriously, they should have chosen a different letter than "s!") lacks. The X100s's IQ is definitely better in plenty of other ways - high ISO being the biggest - but the prospect of giving up that je ne sais quoi is kind of sad. The X100s is undeniably a better camera mechanically, though.

Palincss, it wouldn't be a keeper (still not sure) for the reasons Cptrios explain. Exactly that je ne sais quoi. It lacks that but in any other respect is a much better camera, including IQ.

What I'm questioning myself is if I'm willing to loose that "thing" that made my photos special, for me. Or if it just another animal and I just need to learn how to domesticate it.

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