mashimisha: I have been using the X100 for some time now. The image quality is great and the viewfinder is a pleasure to use when there is adequate light. Unfortunately, the manual focus is completely useless and the auto-focus is FAR too slow for serious candid photography. Unless these issues can be dealt with, it will never be a professional instrument.
Too bad Fuji engineers have been unable to incorporate an actual range finder into the hybrid. This focus by wire idea is crap. It is slow, non-intuitive, and prevents the user from enjoying the big bright viewer.
i agree strongly. if one wants automation, they should go to advance SLR. i want this camera to step down a bit in technology and make it more traditional. this is a perfect camera, except the crap 'focusing by wire' system. all i want is a good old manual camera with good quality full frame sensor and reliable metering system. personally, i can even make do without a monitor.