So this probably means no 2.0 firmware update for the X100 owners :-(That's a shame. I will have to find some additional funds again.So far for the value of second hand X100´s.
The IQ is amazing for a smartphone but because of Symbian better wait for the Windows version. Probably the Lumia 808 ?Or rather I'dd like to see Canon squeeze a phone into the SD4000IS/IXUS1100 lolAnyway, people will mostly use these pictures to post them on the net so the IQ is more than sufficient.
Anyone using FB or planning to use FB for their photography should read this: http://blog.exposedplanet.com/why-sharing-photos-on-facebook-is-bad-for-you/
There are a lot of photographers (professional and amateur) shooting exclusively in B+W. Ok, the price is way too high. But there is no other digital range finder with good old mechanical manual focus. Look at the samples, I think they are excellent. L1000090 for example. Beautiful grey scaling.
sesopenko: Seems like this camera has a lot of people arguing. They either think it's too expensive. Or they complain about the lack of lens lineup at launch. Or they think that the noise performance is poor. Or they think the lenses are too big.
But there are a crap load of people out there buying up Nex cameras because they offer awesome image quality at an incomparable price. They are the best solution out for somebody to mount various classic manual lenses due to the short flange distance and the big sensor. The noise performance is very very close to even full-frame cameras causing lots of full-frame shooters to think the Nex-7 is a complete bargain. And there are people itching to put M mount lenses on this system for an extremely compact, travel friendly camera.
Sony's making good money on the Nex cameras already out and once they solve their supply issues for the Nex-7 they're going to make a killing filling this market that lots of people don't seem to think exists.
"very very close to even full-frame cameras" ? Go to the Compare with Raw page at DPR and compare the Nex 7 at 3200 ISO in a dark area with the Fujifilm X100. The X100 is much better. The X100 is the only one which can be compared with a full frame at high ISO.I'l wait unitll february for the next Fujifilm X.. with exchangeable lenses that they've anounced.
Keith Pulver: Dear Dan Nikon and foto2021,
Sorry if I have somehow offended you by offering my opinion of this camera. I admit I was plain HOT for this jewel when I first saw it - it reminded me of my beloved old Leica II - but glad I waited.
I still stand by my opinion (even though I learn my living in SW not photography). This, and all digital cameras, are essentially computers that record images. Granted the photographers vision is the essential ingredient but as I stated in my earlier post - pilot, soldier or photographer should not have to loose focus of the vision in order to focus on system operations. Fuji knows this very well and could have avoided all the hassles with a little quality design before development and quality process during development.
I am happy to hear you have developed "work arounds" that allow you to produce you vision using the Fuji, but no one should be forced to adapt to the technology, rather the technology should adapt to humanity.
Did you ever have a Leica M9 in your hands and revised the software? It's worse. IMO there's not much wrong with the software nor the menu structure. I learned it in an hour or so. I owned a Pan LX3 and the menu structure was more complicated.Work arounds? There aren't any necessary. The only thing is that the X100 might be a little faster. But hey, focusing with the M9/M8 is still slower ;-)
lbjack: Andy, I remember your posting a comment on the forum, that if Fujifilm addressed the firmware issues, then definitely -- Gold Award. Apparently, they haven't addressed enough for you. Exactly what important ones remain? All of them?
The flaws mentioned in the review are highly exagerated IMO. At 1) use a fast card, and who is changing settings all the time anyway? At 2) Yes manual focus only by the ring is unuseable, but not intended like that. When using it combined with AFL button it works ok and fast enough. At 3) Huh? my camera doesn't. Anyway, most shooters will have images disp. switched off anyway.Are these 3 things the "most important issues remaining" ?? I think not. Everybody has always a differnet concept of what's the ideal camera.Let's be real, the reviewers verdict is highly subjective. At least admit that. I have the x100 for 3 weeks now and for me it's Gold.Only when and if fuji (or someone else) comes with a fullframe, fast focus in the same concept at a reasonable price i'll switch ;-)
yashicadude: A minor improvement, hopefully they'll address the two largest issues for me....the Auto ISO buried in menus fiasco and the in viewfinder picture review when using the OVF. There should be an option to send the picture review to either the EVF or the rear LCD...it's very distracting when shooting.
Minor improvements? You must be kidding. What's this that people are obsessed by auto ISO. If you use it you just set it up once for the whole day. Or even better, don't use it. When you need higher ISO once in a while just push the Fn button ;-)You can switch the review in OVF off by the way.
stickynugget: Us folks who bought an Olympus XZ-1 are jealous as crap that some company out there actually listens to consumers and fixes things.
Yeah, some good imprevements. Mind you this is version 1.10. They must be already busy with version 2.0 ;-)
ezradja: fixed the price tag and problems solved ... not really :)
Buy yourself a EP-2 or something like that. That will be good enough for your needs ;-)
Les Kamens: Waiting for the x200 with an "M" mount....
It's already there called M8 ;-)Keep on waiting, meanwhile I am enjoying my wonderfull X100.