A China manufacturer producing a clone? Wow that must be the news of the century!!
villagranvicent: No RAW? I bet the JPG ISO 12800 samples won´t be anything to write home about...
Provia_fan: Looks like a great package but no RAW, so for me it's a non starter once more. I have been tempted by the HX series, I think they can be great for street but I need RAW.
I have a Pentax MX-1 and although its JPEGs are excellent and overall image quality excellent, the JPEG engine still commits a bit of a murder when converting RAW data to JPEG. So I shoot RAW and use Silkypix or Adobe Camera RAW.
And from what I have seen from Sony, being also a long time user, you definitely need the RAW file. I have learned over the years to never judge what a camera can do from the JPEG file alone, because in particular with the smaller sensors, they let you down a bit.
18mp, ISO 12800 and no RAW in a 2/3" sensor... So basically this cameras include a filter who transforms any high ISO picture into a lovely water color paint (for free).
No RAW? I bet the JPG ISO 12800 samples won´t be anything to write home about...
Papi61: You do realize that with only $200 more you can buy a Samsung NX1, right? I know, I know: apples and oranges, but still an extra $200 buy you the best APS-C camera on the market and the best 4K shooter under $3K. As opposed to retro chic with technology comparable to that of a 2010 camera?
Talk about overpriced...
Oh, and if you like the smaller, rangefinder-like form factor, the NX500 totally steals this camera's lunch for considerably less. Lens included.
@Papi61 you are a joke... nobody cares about your asian, racist, west-vs-east political comments you post again and again. This is a PHOTOGRAPHY website and you are polluting it with your crap. Get a life.
Sorry but I won´t buy a camera the same brand as my microwave.
obsolescence: I don't think this camera merits the same 81% rating as the Olympus E-M5 II, especially due to the lack of interchangeable lens.
You get both the wide and tele converters and suddenly your X100 becomes an interchangeable system with a 28, 35 and 50mm F2 lenses.
theprehistorian: Am I alone in finding the image quality on offer from this camera wholly inadequate, considering its price? I really don't understand it. I had the X100s for a while, and while I agree it looks funky and feels nice to use, it suffers from hideous lens flare and the files look weird and mushy, even without pixel peeping. It's just a fashion accessory, I'm afraid.
As I said before, owners of the S and T versions could upgrade to the original X100- I have the limited edition and I wouldn´t trade mine for any of the newer versions at all. I sold my X-E1 because of the Trans sensor.
xpanded: "...size/price/image quality balance it offers and the style with which it does so."
You must be very stylish. Both the Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR give much better IQ than the X-Trans sensor. They are both smaller, cheaper and sporting much better lenses.
The only thing the X100 has going for it is the hybrid viewfinder.
And yes, I will upgrade my X100 when Fuji dumps the X-Trans sensor.
You can upgrade it to the original X100 with CMOS sensor... I have my X100 limited edition and I wouldn't trade it for the S or T at all.
Papi61: Why would GoPro be afraid of a cheap knockoff? Call me when Xiaomi releases something capable of taking 4K video and/or 240 fps @ FHD.
Oh, and BTW, stop with the thinly-veiled anti-Chinese racism: every tech company steals ideas from others. You don't think Apple invented the phablet, now did they?
Look @peacekeeper I just found @Papi61 new watch: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/apple-watch-knockoffs-40-already-sale-china-225026332.html
inrissk: What stops a 3rd party vendor to sell it to overseas on Ebay or Alibaba?
It's a shame for innovators like GoPro to lose out to copycatters.
I am not stalking anyone. But seems like you cannot stop posting the same BS all over the place calling names and accusing everybody. I wonder why you want to spend time in a forum full of racists? Maybe you would be happier in one of those replica watch forums, obviously you will feel like home there.
@Papi61, Wow you read minds now... NO, I don´t hate Koreans like you said in fact I really have plans to visit Korea and Japan very soon... I will skip Cloneland of course.
Now, If I am a racist because DON´T like cloners, thieves and losers (whatever their nationality) who buy all that crap or trolls like you, then yes... call me anti-Troll and anti-Clone racist. I vote for the supremacy of originality.@Inrissk, is there a way Dpreview could BLOCK a troll???
I think they also have a US Military Carrier clone... I bet its name is something like "USS Kennedee" or something like that. "Why wasting time with names if we can knock--off the whole thing?"
Light Pilgrim: Why don't they try to come up with a product that is not a rip off of something we already know?
@Papi61 see? inrissk and me are not the only ones thinking China is the world´s capital of counterfeiting... The way they stole everything from original concepts to product to branding make everyone sick; there are fake Apple stores, fake starbucks (Bucksstars), fake KFC (OFC), fake Walmarts (Wumarts) fake Pizza Hut (Pizza Huh) fake Ikea stores... fake museums, fake food... you name it, 70% of the world´s replicas are made in China. At least in corporate America there is something called "intellectual property" and laws to protect it. Besides chop suey, paper and gun powder what else is original?
@inrissk THANK YOU! and Papi61, you are wrong, nobody hates "Asians in general" only Chinese who make money stealing other´s ideas: LOL
Papi61: right to the blocked section.
I am not conservative and I believe white, yellow, brown, green, black or any other color people are exactly the same. I judge people by their acts, not their color of skin or color of money... oh, and by the pictures they take :)
Papi61 we start talking about how Chinese steal intellectual property, I have gave you an example (The Modena´s interior design Exhibition in Italy) but since you have nothing to say about that you keep talking about Police racism and other stuff that has nothing to do with the original post. This discussion has become obsolete and boring.
I gave you the example of the Italian interior Design Exhibition. So, if the Chinese go there and STEAL concepts, tendencies, and ideas from others manufacturers who spend millions in R&D, thats is justice???? So now you are implying white cops killed black people "accidentally" but in real life they do it because are racists?
@Papi61 Again with the racist thing. Did you work at Xiaomi?