Ophicleide: I am considering the Fuji X100S. I have to rely on professional feedback from unbiased photographers. I used to have a Canon 10D , 20D and 5D as my professional cameras and used a small Powershot S45 as my "point and shoot". I was blown away by the accuracy of the S45 exposure metering system but was always disappointed with the 10D, 20D and 5D. I had to shoot in RAW to get good JPEGS. Highlights were always over-exposed. The point and shoot S45 always gave me good exposures in JPEG's, I never needed to use it in RAW ( it did shoot RAW). My wedding photographer friend used an Olympus with a sensor that had two types, one for bright light one for normal. Result was no blown out highlights. Ne never used RAW and the JPEGS were always spot on.
My question is: How is the metering system in the X100S and how does the sensor handle contrast ? I don't want to shoot in RAW all the time.
For me the best camera in its catecory, check my blog fot the answer of your question (raw, contrast etc. ) :
I used my Fuji X100s mostly as a "MONOCHROME" camera,the X-Trans sensor is excellent for B&W.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------See some exemples : http://my-finepix-x100s.blogspot.com
I have used the X100 for the last two years mostly for B&W. I have since 3 monthes the X100s and I am very pleased with the X-Trans sensor, the results in B&W (raw + LR4) are quite outstanding . The X100s for B&W photographers is clearly a "monochrome" camera alternative !
See some exemples : http://my-finepix-x100s.blogspot.com
Fuji X-Trans sensor is still sharper, and have less moiré ...
iRadio07: Look at the image DSC00057 (train) at full size and see at the building roofover the first train wagon
the CHROMATIC ABERRATION, my Fuji X100 has NO !
Well then, make the picture 3x4 time bigger and see ...
CHROMATIC ABERRATION, you can see it here :
Look at the image DSC00057 (train) at full size and see at the building roofover the first train wagon
Comparing the RAW, the Fuji X-Pro 1 is still better and sharper, especially in hight ISO
Interesting article, I supposed with years of experience and try and learning, you automatically or indirectly use or not use those rules to make the pictures interesting. Speaking for myself I can say that I never crop a picture (digital or film), I try to use the format to its best. I prefer 3:2 than 4:3 its more like the Golden Ratio, check my blog :