This new X100s looks like a step ahead from the current one at least on paper but they could have changed at least the clunky menu dial/button and used the button on the XE1 or the X-Pro 1 instead. The current X100 is a camera that you have to own to really appreciate. Reading the specs and reviews on sites like this and forming your opinion is unfair at best. It's a quirky camera specially before the firmware update but once you get over that and learn how to use it, it's a great camera specially in the IQ department and with this new S version it's a big improvement specially in autofocus speed.
Viramati: If only it had a FF sensor
h00ligan: Having bought an rx1 and finding several things not so hot. I believe the rx1 is going back and I've already preordered.
X100 was my favorite fixed lens camera but for the sluuuuuuuuuugishness. If they've fixed that. They have my money.
He can't share anything because he doesn't own one. I doubt if he even own the X100. It's a fantastic camera for people who know how to shoot.
hiplnsdrftr: so is the all BLACK X100s going to be another limited, over priced deal?
Do you have one?
whlcalifornia: I want full frame!
Can you please explain the advantages of a FF fixed lens camera to this camera? I'm just curious why people are always screaming for FF. I can understand if it is a DSLR but for a compact camera like this I don't think it's necessary. If you really want a FF fixed lens compact, there is a Sony which they sell for a ridiculous price.
It just goes to show that most of your readers are spec driven who doesn't even own the cameras that they voted for.
itsastickup: No Bokeh. No Buy.
This should always have been a 50mm equiv camera if it were to have a fixed lens.
Should have been, could have been. Find me a 50mm fixed lens camera in this category. You're the only one who is in the market for a fixed 50. Ridiculous.
jedinstvo: As a faithful user of the GSW 690 film camera I'd like to see something similar in digital. A giant sensor!
Get a Hassy grandpa. This is a compact camera.
They should throw in a CS5 or a CS6 when available and not Lightroom considering the price of an M9.
Stanley zheng: ok the image is great and all, but can anybody give some info on where this camera is made in? cuz I understand that some nikon camera like the d300 is made in Thailand. Are d800's are also made in thailand? please fill me in on this one.
Is there a difference if it is made in Thailand or Japan? Quality wise it is Nikon quality standards.
neo265: Again, us in the UK are being ripped off. At £3000 ($4500USD) the Mk3 is way more than Im willing to spend on a new body. Looks like its going to be another Mk2 for me. Looks a great camera though, just not enough to warrant paying double over a Mk2.
Anyone know if its easy to import?
I pre-ordered mine at B&H. They are right across the pond from the UK. You may want to find out how much custom duties you have to pay though. It should not be much.
polarhei: well, I think he is too negative to view something.
Currently now, there is no any 36X24 3-Layered CMOS in the production line, so this continues.
one more thing,chemical reaction are less relying on battery.
Huh? Are we talking something different here?
I'd like to pre-order a Nikon D4.Do you know if I have a chance to receive it before June (if ordered today)?I suppose there are too much pre-orders by well-known stores like Adorama, BH or Amazon. Your advices are welcome.
I think you'll get a more firm answer from the store you are buying the camera. Like with anything else there are no guarantees but the longer you wait the lesser the chance you will get it on the day you need it.
I'm sure a lot of people will fall for this camera. I am one of them but the increase in price for some minor changes to an already expensive camera is ridiculous. I can justify spending an extra grand if they have at least improve the performance of the camera. Leicaphiles will always use the "iconic and special not for everybody camera" as an excuse for the cameras technological shortcoming. Pro photogs will benefit more using Nikons and Canons than using this. Leica M will always be a good "street camera" and that's about it.