Cipher9250: will the wide conversion lens for x100 work on the x100s thanks
Greg Gebhardt: The biggest advantage the X100S has is it is cheaper. As far as image quality and detail the RX1 will always win. Those who do not agree are in denial and likely are regretful Fuji owners. Lol.
No viewfinder, no sale.
Rob Klein: What I would like to know is how many of these improvements can be added to the X100 by firmware upgrade? I really hope that some can as with the X10, when the RAW button was converted to a Q button with a firmware revision. Any thoughts?
@JesperMP: apparently not. The FujiGuys said in their first look that they had to add more motion sensors to the lens barrel to enable the shorter throw. If you shorten the throw without enough motion sensor resolution, focusing becomes "jumpy" and you can't do it precisely enough.
Samuel Gao: Only thing I care about that nobody mentioned on this one: Sticky Aperture Fix, and Manual Focus. They both sucked big time on the X100
Did you miss the part about digital split image, focus peaking, and shorter but more precise throw on the focusing ring?
As to SAB, that's already been addressed in the later-production X100.
The idea has potential though. Just needs more source pixels and a bigger sensor for more DOF control.
If you used the 41 MP one from the new Nokia, it'd be a whole different beast. I bet you could get quite decent focusable 3-4 MP pics from that.
Yomama: To be honest, The short flange focal distance of the nex is what makes it so difficult for them to produce decent fixed primes that are not bigger/longer then it needs . It's pure physics, small body (with short FD)=bigger lenses (NEX), normal body (with normal FD)=normal lenses (Fuji & Samsung), and big body (with long FD)=small lenses (Pentax).
The market is longing for faster pancake lenses with high IQ..... Sony will have a hard time doing so. M43 seems to be hitting the sweet spot with the size of the body and collection of lenses. I also think Pentax K-01 will do a lot better than we think.
Please do the math of adding up the lenses length of Sony's 16mm (23mm), 24mm (66mm) & 50mm (62mm) and compare to Pentax's 21mm (25mm), 40mm (15mm), 70mm Ltd (26mm)........ Ouch Sony. Ouch
Fuji's flange focal distance is slightly shorter than Sony's (17.7 mm, Sony is 18). [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_mount ]
This makes no sense to me. Why shackle themselves to the K-mount, with its long flange-sensor distance? They could've introduced a new mount optimized for mirrorless, and provided a fully-functional, electronic K-mount adapter for legacy lenses, like Nikon did with the 1 system.
No more button lock while writing. That settles it, count me in.
Also, I have it on good authority that the NEX 7 has cooties.