MoltenP: (I accidently posted this as a reply to another user)
Here's a ride report done by a motorcyclist who used the x100s when riding through some of the 'stans (Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan). He has some beautiful images in his ride report.
Some of his photographs prompted forum members to buy x100s.
I'll have to admit, seeing photos from the camera generates some desire to own the camera, regardless if I could reproduce the other photogs pictures or not. For my purposes a Nikon P7800/Canon G/Fuji X20 would likely be a better fit.
That's a great link..thanks
This illustrates the X100S at its worst.I think DR400 has been applied to the jpeg and although NR was at -2 there is too much smearing for my taste look at the sheep. The colours are equally bad making the shooting of green landscapes in bright sun a no-no for this Fuji.RAW files show minimal improvement if any.
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.
I always thought that the X100 and the X100S have a built-in face detection routine used (at least) for red eye removal..possibly more!Manual page 79 ( 75 for the X100)
Nice reviewIt's so much better than my X100 ; even the lens at F2 is reasonably sharp.
I change cameras like others change socks but not this one ; for the first time I've paid for a 4 year warranty.
Dropping Highlight tone -2 might help with the Fuji colours particularly blue skies.
nathondetroit: Brilliant job with the noise reduction samples! It definitely gave a great impression of what JPEG shooters will need to tweak as they use this camera. I was worried, but the -2 NR shots were quite crispy in relation to the apocalypse-level fear spreading around the forums.
Setting the NR to-2 still leaves watercollouring on the jpegs.I tried this as I was desperate to keep the camera ; it is a thing of beauty!
THe smearing of the jpegs was too much and NOTHING you can do with the settings makes it acceptable to me.Just surprised that what passes as simply a Con to DPReview should be a deal breaker to me.
Poor Greens and smeary jpegs are why I returned the X20.If Fuji issues a firmware fix then I'll buy another but until then I'm sticking to the X10 and RX100 as my compact choices.
Lovely camera to use though ; just a shame about the jpegs.RAWs were fine and look great on LR4.4
I just want to them to ensure no more back focus issues with better QC.
Quite useless really.
Only the smallest of the bags is suitable for low cost operators in Europe and I need provision for cables , chargers , sat navs plus at least one change of clothes and a wash kit.Since 2008 I've used an Antler Back Pack with wheels and that's got me around the Globe a couple of times and through the States 3 times a year.My cameras are packed inside it in a Domke bag.
Ipads are always removed for checking.
Good to see Jeff on board..been a quiet admirer of his work for years.
Without the power of DPR nothing would have been done ; so a big thankyou to all the team involved.
And also a belated thanks to Fuji for having made the effort (finally) who perhaps learnt a little about the demands and standards of the enthusiast market.
Rather exposed , this Blackbird is nesting in my garden.
migus: The expense of a sensor replacement in labor, logistics and parts makes a 'free' exchange unlikely. Most likely is the Sigma method: A point-based discount towards the purchase of a new camera.
Fuji US might try that butI don't think that they would get away with that in the EEC where consumer protection is stronger. In the UK the product can be shown as not fit for purpose demonstrated by comparison with competitors and numerous technical reviews ( including this site )
pixel_peeper: Time to ditch this studio scene for something flatter. There is too much depth in it for the thin depth of field of the latest, high-resolution cameras. People are complaining about lack of sharpness when the part of the scene they're looking at is merely out of focus.
I agree completely.These images are taken at the top end of the focal range and typical sharpness is shown around the dime and the face next to it.
You can't have macro , a small size and a large sensor but the IQ is astonishing and I'll live with it. It's no P&S replacement more a Fuji X100 alternative.
Yes it does produce DSLR level images that quite shocked me.The only other camera I have that has the "wow" factor is my Leica X1 - not one of my Sony DSLRs or m4/3 impress that much !
Erik Johansen: I'm afraid "someone" at FujiUK promise too much.........
Fact is: No FW-update in the world can solve this problem. Can Fuji take the cost of change of the sensor?
Well Canon had to do something similar to SOME G10s.Whether a similar fix can be implemented on 120,000 X10s is another matter.
Anyway I look forward with interest to another Press Release using the English Language in the most ambiguous and non committal way.
Thanks for this test.My Amazon returns window dropped out while I was waiting for firmware v1.03 but I've had enough and have written to Amazon to get a refund.
It's such a lovely camera in all respects bar the sensor but it's no good if you want a single do-it-all travel camera.
I have neither taken night shots or been exposed to strong sunlight but my initial attempts to create orbs using artificial light using P mode has really failed since upgrading.At least I haven't been able to get those ugly sharp edged horrors that look so unnatural....so perhaps the firmware has helped a little to bring the camera into line with its competitors.
The X10 remains a superb camera but if you like shooting at night or shooting shiny cars by day still give it a miss until the X11 ( which I bet has a bayer sensor)
From the LX5 and its Bayer Sensor a rough and ready example to compare to the resolution of the X10