I have a Fuji X100s, and love it too. I just came back from New orleans, and I thought that a tele-lens would be great for the bayou or other street pictures, but nonetheless I took my X100s, and even if I could not do anything I wanted to, due to the fixed lens, I am really satisfied with the picture I took.
At the end of the day that's all that matter: are you satisfied with the pictures you took?
I am pretty interested in a full frame camera with regular manual controls and optics, it fits really well with my style of street photography.
Still the back seems like any Nikon DSLR these last years, so so...
Fascinating incredible design, with this awesome large red dot in front, and a wonderful soft pouch, probably the most interesting pocket camera launch of this century (if we except all other Leica special series or Hasselblad rebranded gears naturally).
I am thinking about selling my X100s that is just a camera, to buy one of these Leica D-Lux 6 Silver Edition, that is much more than a simple camera, but a tribute to centuries of photography and an iconic object that deserve to be exposed on a photo gallery among the bests photos of the world.
Thanks Leica to give us this marvel, this photography icon, where the black of the body answer to the white silver of the lens to reimaginate how pure black & white defined photography for most of its history.
Thanks again to give us cameras that do more than shooting: they show!
It's not Leica or Hasselblad: they won't sell it (even if it's a great camera!).
Thanks Fuji, as a former X100 owner, and now X100s owner, I appreciate the dedication you have for your customers, hope this will continue for future camera generations.
I still own a F10 and it's still a great all-around pocket performer for vacations :)
I like my Canon S100, a truly pocketable camera, that is 2 years old now, and looking forward to change it for another one with a better sensor, and still keeping same form factor.
This one is an interesting contender, as I mainly work with wide-angle and full aperture, I wonder how noise is handled by this sensor, that's my only concern with my current gear (compared to my X100s!!!)
I don't see the point to use older lenses with a 36MP no-OLPF sensor: your lens won't be able to deliver the true resolution of the sensor. Even with the 24MP version, I am pretty sure that 95% of the lens will serve as a low-pass filter!
These gears deserve lenses with an impressive resolution, that's probably why the Sony/Zeiss lenses are not as fast (or wide-open) as some would have liked: to preserve resolution at any aperture.
Interesting offer, but why the hell did they have just a XGA 1024x768 electronic viewfinder? Seems weird given the other specifications of these cameras.
Clearly not a fan of electronic viewfinders, I used some of them since 10 years, and only find one really useful on the Fuji X100s, that is usable in pure electronic mode while still not close to optical viewfinder for composition and following moving subjects.
The strong point of Sony with it's latest products is to offer full frame sensors on relatively small cameras, I find this move a game changer, and couldn't wait for the future announcement in this direction.
Where is the red dot?
Oh the tag price is correct? It may explain the lack of the red dot
They may look similar as any compact-sized camera in white color. But they are truly diffrent: this one is much interesting with the sensor/shutter/lens modules, enabling to have perfectly tailored modules for any usage!
rossdoyle: Wow, festooned with so many buttons. And one "Canada" panel in the back. This looks like it required the supreme concentration of 3 people to fly. And to think that the first American astronaut (arguably) was Ham the chimp. I wonder what the Soyuz control panels look like.
I see the parallel with a Pro camera: all important controls are available at the press of a button, instead being hidden in menus and submenus.
It seems impressive, but there's nothing as efficient!
It's not a camera, it's a uniquely designed object from world-class designers.
It doesn't matter if it takes photos, it's a statement.
*** OUCH *** didn't read there are more than 500 of it. It's dumb!
iAPX: i am pretty sad that Leica could NOT differenciate it from competition with something else than a red dot or Luxury protections (featuring a big visible "Leica" logo).
I'd liked that Leica have taken the Panasonic DMC-LF1, simplified it's interface, removed wi-fi, adding a grip for the right hand. And I would even liked to have video modes removed too, to simplify the interface, and make it a pure photographer tool, something simple and more efficient.
These proposals are essentially:1-firmware simplifications, removing useless fonctions (not adding or modifying existing functionalities!)2-shell modification, since they have modified the Panasonic presentation, it's doable
i am pretty sad that Leica could NOT differenciate it from competition with something else than a red dot or Luxury protections (featuring a big visible "Leica" logo).
AngryCorgi: Greatly appreciate them offering a non-xtrans option...if this rumor is legit. They have opened up another category of the market that was annoyed by the raw-processing issues and demosaicing weaknesses of the x-trans scheme. The x-trans filtering scheme has some benefits but also some critical weaknesses.
Congrats to Fuji for a move toward broader acceptance.
The fact is the JPEG are totally impressive on X100s wioth X-Trans sensor, and this new camera targets primarily people that will use JPEG. Maybe X-Trans sensor had much sense than a classic bayer APS-C sensor, for JPEG shooters???
I think that it's not necessarily the best move for Fuji, to have a lower-quality sensor, and lower price-point for it's mirorless camera system, at least for the non-fixed lens models.
I'd rather preferred a low-cost variant of the X100s, meaning no hybride EVF (or no EVF at all), the impressive 16MP X-Trans sensor, the incredible X100s fixed-lens, with less expensive body (meaning plastic instead meatl), and simpler controls for beginners.
A camera for the beginners of our days, that will be able to deliver incredible results and still be accessible to anybody, with nearly perfect DR 400% JPEG quality out of the box!
Hennie de Ruyter: A camera which was perhaps revolutionary only because of it's low price was the Canon 300D. It contributed greatly towards the end of large fixed-lens cameras. I recalled many years ago that I had to choose between the similar priced Sony-F828 and 300D. I ended up buying a 300D as they had no F828 in stock. What a well considered buying decision!
I own a 300D "Rebel" because I emigrated in Canada, and bought a used one here. It still works perfectly, seems lightweight but it's solid.
It was a game changer, probably the first DSLR for most families, and able to fit 99% of home/family needs, I don't understand the need for 18MP or 24MP sensors except for professional that print in large size!
Shoot Raw: Why some of these people are so NEGATIVE on there comments?
Think POSITIVE and SHOOT RAW.
Ineteresting comment gil.
I shoot JPEG on my X100s, having choosen 1:1 square format, black & white and selective black and highlight parameters, and I use them from the JPEG, not from the RAW, because I am trying to work my ability to expose correctly and do it correctly from scratch.
But still, I record the raw too, to be able to crop it differently, use it in color if I want to, and be able to change my mind later, for example to add some of this work on a serie.
I think your comment is worthy, and may be a real great advice to give to beginners, to learn to make good photos from start, and not becoming photoshop masters (or raw managers masters!)
*** EDITED TO REMOVE SOME STUPID TYPOS ****
So from what I read on the comment, you must remember to use the flash indirectly, pointing to the ceil instead your subject, especially when you have nice white ceil and walls :)
I just need one camera for my work, and this is actually a D300, that I plan to change for a D300s when it will fail, but seems it's totally indestructible! I use it since 4 years now, it's totally dependable and nearly every shoot is perfect.
And I have another camera for everyday's photography (maybe the most important part for me), it happens this is a X100s, but that's not that important. What does matter is that I know it more each and every day, and use it more and more efficiently, and nearly every shoot is perfect too.
It's fun to have so much camera, but I didn't understand the point...I think you'd better focus on one, or maybe two great cameras, to know them, to be able to take the most of them...