JacquesBalthazar: These Fuji X offers, this one in particular, are so tempting for old but increasingly broke leicaphiles such as me. So familiar and re-assuring. At the same time, they annoy me by playing this much on the retro/pseudo vintage chords in terms of design cues. This is 2013. Why are we trying to pretend to be in 1956?
The feature list and tech innards are fantastic. But the design references....am I the only one to be bothered?
I'm going to say something profound. Ready.... I own an X100. It's not perfect. It has faults but it is a beautiful camera one binds to rather quickly. If you experience the same with a Sony, Nikon, etc then enjoy it. For me I experience it with the X100 and I have multiple cameras like D600, M3, Fuji MFT, etc. I don't really understand all the hating on one end and justifying the purchase on the end. Relax....enjoy...focus & shoot.
reedjecd: a wonderfull sensor in a poorly designed camera.lens chatter, hoods cannot be reverse mounted on 18mm and 35mm lenses, ridiculous autofocus speed, no firm click of aperture stops,focus ring turn non stop either way, no distance markings on the lens.i'm so sorry I bought the kit. I just hope that sensor will climb his way into a new Hassy.
You can do alot with an M8/M9 so long as you don't push the ISO. A $7000 camera that doesn't shoot well above ISO800. When comparing images, the X-Pro1 hammers the M9 at any point above ISO800. Below ISO800, all you lose is some punch in color from the X-Pro1 when compared to M9. I hope you are as critial about Leica as you are about Fuji.
If the M mount works as intended WOW!! Leica's advantage lies in their amazing lenses. Yet the body is not as feature rich as the X-Pro1. This could be a perfect marriage between Japanese gizadry and German optics. The possibilities intrigue me.