How good is the X100S?

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
sgoldswo
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Re: How good is the X100S?
In reply to Sulis2, Apr 11, 2013

Sulis2 wrote:

I do agree about the results not living up to expectations - especially due to the AF doggedly latching on to the wrong bit of the scene. Very frustrating, which is why I stick to MF and the AFL button on my X100.

The X100s is more responsive, the EVF is clearer, you don't have to switch to macro to focus on people nearby, and using the manual focus ring on the lens is way better.

However, the lens is exactly the same, and I find I prefer the subtlety of the X100 sensor.

Then we definitely disagree on this point - the X100 sensor is less subtle to my eyes. As I noted elsewhere, that's an issue of both colour and resolution.

Most of all, I find the AF on the X100s, even with phase detect pixels, was still capable of latching on to the background even though the subject pretty much filled the sensor box. That destroyed my confidence in the AF, so I am sticking with my X100.

I actually haven't had this at all with my X100S. Didn't really get it that much with the X100 - it was more of an issue of AF speed and lag (EVF, wake from sleep, switching out of play mode etc).

I am not saying that the X100s is a bad camera - just that the AF is not as fixed as it might be. I would also suggest that Fuji consider implementing face detection - it's already built in to the replay mode - and maybe even focus peaking within the AF box (which would alert you that it was locking on to the wrong bit).

Really confused by this, I find the AF very good indeed.

I would disagree on the face detection. It's constantly a minute of my life turning it off on every camera that includes it by default (are you listening Sony?).

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