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

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Brad Davis
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Re: The X100s is far a better camera than the X100, but...

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.

Bingo..."costs around twice as much as a used X100 right now..."

I'm thinking of picking up a used X100 for a four day trek on the Inca Trail and visit to Machu Picchu.  Honestly, I'm a bit concerned about the fixed focal length, but not crazy about lugging my FF DSLR and pro glass on the trail!  Also looking at the new NEX-6 with the power zoom......really curious about folks thoughts on the X100 for this outing if you'd care to share.

I have a quick trip to Germany next month and was thinking of renting an X100 for the week and see how that works out......


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