Najinsky: Well, I'm (genuinely) happy for you guys who can make use of this but unfortunately my X100 is an ornament.
It's an ornament because it developed Sticky Aperture Blades and I can't get it fixed.
I can't get it fixed because Fuji won't publicly acknowledge the problem and insists it goes via warranty repair.
It can't go via warranty repair because the required warranty card and receipt were in a document wallet that got stolen in Thailand (all it had was receipts so the thief got nothing but deprived me of a fix).
They were being carried in the wallet in the vain hope of finding a repair centre while travelling, who spoke enough English to understand the problem in the absence of any public acknowledgement I could show them.
I know some of you get annoyed with me for beating down on Fuji for this, but you know what a great camera it is and I bet you'd feel the same if YOU lost the ability to use yours because of an unacknowledged manufacturing defect and bureaucracy.
Apparently, you're an idiot on top of being a liar.
You're just a flat out liar. I sent my X100 to Fuji USA for repair. It is arriving back at my home today. I never filled out my warranty card. Fuji did acknowledge the error and, for a time, was fixing all X100 cameras free of charge. Two years later, they are now charging a service fee ($140), but the $700 lens assembly is still free. Get a life, Mr Grumpy.
Edit: I should mention my X100 is 2 years old. I bought it at the end of 2011.
andywhoa: I feel like this camera received a silver award because so many people have been complaining about how many gold awards are being thrown out.
Top camera and "virtually untouchable" in it's class? SILVER AWARD!
@jkoch2 Maybe that's why they've never reviewed the Leica. The award would have to be made from mud.
I feel like this camera received a silver award because so many people have been complaining about how many gold awards are being thrown out.
TJGKG: It is bad enough the first version of this camera did not get a gold award when it clearly deserved one. But now the MkII version, which is supposedly better than the original, also gets a silver award you really have to question the ratings. Granted these are high marks but as someone who owns the first version of the camera, I can tell you it is extraordinary. Not only are the pictures fantastic, but the movies are incredible. In fact, the movies are far superior to movies on my other gear: the Nikon D7000 and the newly acquired Ricoh GR. The in camera charging is a nuisance but I bought an external charger for my spare battery so that issue is negated. I took this camera on vacation and it was just a pleasure to use with fantastic picutres.
Why are you comparing this camera to the GR, Nex 7, etc. They are two completely different classes of cameras. The RX100 is a truly pocketable compact. It's tiny. You can fit it into your jeans pocket. The GR, Nex cameras, Fuji X100, etc. fit in a large jacket pocket at best, and most of them have huge bulky interchangeable lenses.
DenWil: "iPhone Photographers" as a group should get over themselves and actually buy functional adjustable cameras. Phone cameras are a convenience for spur of the moment needs. They were never and should not be expected to supplant a 2.8 L lens on a DSLR with a FF 24MP sensor. 2.0 on a piece of glass 3mm across is not my idea of mechanical excellence. The obsession over this is comedy.
Get off your high horse, dude. Elitist is an ugly look.
OldArrow: See here, https://www.abine.com/how-donottrackme-works/ , and pick what best suits your needs.Aside from that, the reasonable decision is to remove your contents and account from FB, and then be prepared for an avalanche of reminders, prods, and other "important" messages about how you should re-join. :P
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Mikhail Tal: DPR you are giving away gold awards to the majority of cameras now (not counting your "rugged camera" reviews). I'm not saying that the X100s doesn't deserve it but I think you're really diluted the value of a gold award and it's almost like a silver award means its a camera to avoid. You really need to rethink and clearly define your criteria for rating cameras because right now you are sending a lot of mixed messages.
I think this has less to do with dpreview tossing out gold awards like candy and more to do with rapid camera advancement and the creation of several new camera spaces with no standard to compare the camera being reviewed to.
Give me a full-frame sensor and a function to automatically set the focus to the hyperfocal distance of the selected aperture, and I'll give you $2,000. Weatherproof it and I'll give you another $300.
I don't understand the complaints. If this doesn't work for you, don't use it. Just because your workflow does not cooperate with this card, does not mean the card is rubbish.
It seems to me this card is being marketed to people who carry around compacts and want their JPGs to be instantly available to post on social media for casual use. There is a significant enough segment of the population to warrant this, and everything about this card seems perfectly suited to it. If that is not your intention, move along.
This is not being marketed as the pro-photog's dream card.
Perry Carmichael: Why the hell would I want an iPad except to eBay? from the other complaints, total waste of time. Great site, but sorry on this one.
Do you always complain when people offer you free stuff?
MrPetkus: Tantalizing cam. As a consumer, it's frustrating that Fuji's 3 APS-C offerings are in such different evolutionary states. I like the XPro1 but the recent XE1 has a better EVF spec. Now the X100 comes out with on-chip phase detection and both focus peaking and split focussing...
I, for one, will certainly not purchase either the XPro1 and XE1 knowing that these important (to me) features are in the pipeline. Fuji's outstanding trio is out of sync.
That's right, starwolfy. I was so miserable with my iPhone 4 that I bought the 4S.
R Butler, while your comment is accurate, it is ultimately inconsequential. MrPetkus is absolutely correct. We can all presume this technology, which (in my opinion) has dramatically bettered an already awesome X100 camera, is coming to the X-Pro 1 and X-E1; and sales of these cameras could see a very sharp decline.
Now I just have to stop myself from purchasing an X100S so I can purchase an X-Pro 2. This is like quitting smoking.
Sam Carriere: At the risk of sounding perhaps a little bit churlish, I rather wish Fujifilm would get on with the production of their promised X-mount lenses before trying to turn my head with more new camera models.
As it stands, your comment is unmistakably unfair. Fuji long ago laid out their lens roadmap and they have completely adhered to it. Your comment suggests not introducing new cameras would speed up their roadmap, which is entirely illogical.
Not churlish, just foolish. A company is not required to tackle only 1 project at a time. There are different areas of the company working on different things simultaneously.
andywhoa: Those dummies. Don't they know it only received a silver award from DPR. It's not like it's the best compact camera of all time or anything.
Sorry, KingDon, I forgot to use the sarcasm font
Those dummies. Don't they know it only received a silver award from DPR. It's not like it's the best compact camera of all time or anything.
I'm not really sure how a 78% gets this camera a gold award when the Sony DSC-RX100 gets a 78% (and is clearly the best pocketable compact on the market) and gets a silver. And the Fuji X-Pro1 gets a 79% and a silver to boot.
None of the open positions are product management positions. A developer at a large company doesn't get to make the decisions. Only implement them.
Tom Goodman: This review pulls no punches with regard to determining whether or not a model on the shelf contains the old or new sensor. In that regard alone Fuji's silence is deafening and damning. The other major issue raised in the review is this line from the list of negatives: "Poor image quality of Raw files processed via the bundled (and other third party) software." Of course the "other third party" software in question must include PS. If one is buying this camera as a walk-around model with RAW capabilities and those capabilities are inferior, a rating of 76 is frankly preposterous!!! Thus, while parts of this review are praiseworthy, in the end DPR has done followers a disservice.
I agree that various pieces of the conclusion should be weighted differently. The X10 should probably have a lower score, and the X-Pro1 should have a much higher score.
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