I think all the locks on the dials are a mistake... The shutter speed lock is one thing that I would change on my XP1, that didn't need changing from the X100.
Awesome images, clever boy...
This is just bloody great! My XP1 is such a capable camera but is AGAIN updated with great new features. This is such a good way to do business. Why would I look at any other camera manufacturer?
Felts: There's a lot of whinging and moaning about this (I realise I may get some backlash for this statement)...
£8.78 per month = £105.36 per year.If they put their prices up next year to, say, a tenner = £120 per year.The following year, maybe £12 = £144 per year.
So in 3 years you'll have paid £370 which is still just over half the price of CS6.
And you get LR5, storage etc., and all the subsequent updates as part of the package. I'm not sure I understand the negativity!?
And all this mention of greed... it's what companies do, try to make money.
If you want to sign up, great, enjoy the package. If you don't want to, also great... enjoy your other software programme.
It's made Photoshop affordable for me so I'm going to take the plunge! :-)
But in 5 years when you'll have paid for the current CS6 price, you'd want to upgrade to CS7, CS8, LR6, LR7 wouldn't you? It's just a different way of paying for your product and it seems a cheaper way too...
There's a lot of whinging and moaning about this (I realise I may get some backlash for this statement)...
Beautiful portraits, each and every one of them...
Paul_B Midlands UK: Big splash Sony - 2000 comments in a day, whereas poor old Pentax K3 150 comments in 5 days, they must be mortified. In this formula if I come back in a week Sony will be at 10,000 ... well probably not ule geeks will all be bored by then and ripping apart the next newbie bit of kit.
DPReview continue the comment count from earlier posts relating to a camera... The older comments here are a month old. You never know, in a month the Pentax count could be close to 200...
Too much HDR, strongly dislike!! Why, why, why??I love Urbexing and here's what I do without the use of that hideous technique:http://andyfelthamphotography.com/index/#/lostcause/
I moved across from Aperture to LR about a 6 months ago and have never looked back. I couldn't help but get very 'digital' looking images from Aperture, where as they are far smoother film-like colours I get in LR.
The extra tools found in LR5 has frankly transformed my photography.
armanius: So glad a major reviewer finally discussed the lack of face detection in Fuji's "advanced" cameras. I hope Fuji will implement face detection via firmware upgrade in its "advanced" cameras, and/or in its upcoming cameras.
As a user of the X100 and XP1 I would love face detect. I went to a music festival recently and every pic of me is OOF because I handed the cam to a non-photographer. Face detect would have negated this issue.
JackM: I own the X100S and a Canon 5D3. The X100S has all but replaced my 5D3 for family outings and candids. It's a wonderful camera with wonderful IQ. If you understand the need for an aperture ring and a shutter speed dial, and being your own judge of exposure, you understand this camera. If you don't, you don't. The only other manufacturer who understands this market segment is Leica. The Gold Award is well deserved.
Depending on the type of photography you partake in, it can be a real advantage to be able to alter aperture and shutter speed v rapidly. Then there is the joy of using something that is ergonomically 'right'. Finally the IQ produced by your $100-200 compact soon makes sure that the romance with the X100 is back on again!
bseng: A camera that shoots at only one focal length? No thanks.
I LOVE the fixed 35mm view. I find it liberating, not restricitve. You can see the shot prior to raising the camera to your eye.Horses for courses...
Paul Doe: Any chance we will see some of these improvements also in X100? Or maybe Fuji don't care anymore, since they are selling X100S?
Is there a technical reason why X100 can't have Q menu, improved manual focusing (like X100S), or focus peaking?
They implemented the Q button in the X10 via firmware... It was the RAW button...
Dave Oddie: One day fuji will put a tilt-able LCD and an EVF on a camera in this line and then I might be tempted to buy one!
Wafting a camera about to use a rear LCD is no more ergonomic a way to do it now that it's ever been for normal shooting particularly vertical shots. Cameras with viewfinders are so much easier to use.
However an LCD that tilts when you are faced with awkward angles or want to get down low is great. So fixed LCD's on these kind of cameras are equally annoying.
Oly are just as bad. With the ELP5 you have buy a separate EVF which ruins the cameras compactness.
Someone please take the design to its logical conclusion and give us a built in EVF like the XE-1 and a tilt-able LCD the XM-1 in the same camera.
To T3,I had the EP2 with the EVF and I found it a complete PITA to have to fiddle with the little bag and covers of the EVF and hotshoe cover - so for me it was a big deal. No integrated VF, no magic!! But thats why we are all different...
Oh and BTW I'm a young'n sonny, and only been shooting for 2 years but I hate using the LCD to shoot!! Try shooting at 1/15s with the camera held out in front of you!
Very impressed, thank you Mr Fuji!
I thought the X2 was a mess of specs but this has beaten that shamera by quite some distance...
Gaffman: I'd rather super-glue the EOS M to its kit lens.
Really made me laugh, thanks :-)
mpetersson: Another re-branded Panasonic? If this is the real camera it looks like a Panasonic with a Leica-like skin pulled over it.
Look at the top plate design, the dials, the shape of the camera. Its Leica through and through... it's DNA if you will. Not panasonic in any shape or form...
Theres too much M DNA in that camera for it to be a rebranded panasonic...
whyamihere: Dear Nikon:
Wrong camera system.
To marike6 - $900 is not inexpensive!!