CeleryBeats: To my eye it looks cleaner then the RX-1 in RAW-6400iso. That's just amazing.
It is; especially as the x100s is 1/2 the price, smaller and beautifully built.
d3xmeister: Comprison widget, and gallery slideshow not compatible with iOS. really dpreview, are you in 2013 or 2006 ?
Sam Carriere: About half the comments find the photos the best thing since sliced bread and the other half find them mediocre to awful.Which proves once again that you simply cannot assess photographs posted to the web with any degree of credibility. There are too many variables, starting with the calibration or lack of it of the viewer's monitor. This kind of posting -- and the comments -- are useless.
The first paragraph was spot on, thereafter you lost me. This thing trances any Canon full frame, any Nikon Full frame except the D4 - any one who can't see that just thinks the lack of string on the lens cap is a deal breaker.
Rob P: Why does the link unnecessarily open in a new tab/window? Please stop doing this, DPReview.
ogl: I choose K-5IIs to compare and I see K-5IIs is simply better.
I am pleased for you.
Looking at the Kodak model's lips and bottom eye lashes the raw files are a bit more saturated and detailed at iso6400 with the X100s than the older x-trans/exr processor cameras, Fuji never stop still. Impressive.
ps. I like the way you do your test shots Mr Butler, respect.
Wacom tablets are great, after using them for years in all sizes I have settled for the little bamboo for the last two, the pen screens are too expensive. A friend has an asus windows tablet with built in wacom pen screen and it's fantastic, he paid less then any Cintiq - that's shows how expensive the Cintiq is. My guess is the impending MS Windows 8 tablet will change that with wacom likely lowering their prices over time.
Perhaps a return of the dislike button might ease the pantomime around these parts.
CeleryBeats: The noise performance on this camera is simply ludacris! Amazing!
I think when you have two cameras with this level of outstanding image quality, hair splitting differences have more to do with the flavor of the output - just taste like different brands of film.
Both cameras are exceptional packages, though at nearly 3 grand the Sony is a big ask, that alone makes the Fuji a no brainer.
vkphoto: Subtitle typo: "Fujifilm X100 Real-world Samples Gallery". Should be X100sPhotos look good.
Photo's look excellent here, I found myself saying 'that's gorgeous' heaps of times, well done Barney.
Some really nice frames in these samples. Given the price, performance and build this little camera is extraordinary - I love the 'look' of the photographs from these x-trans sensors. Fuji is on a roll.
qwertyasdf: I always wondered why ALL camera manufacturers are so conservative and complacent with kit lens apertures. it's been 3.5-5.6 for general purpose and 4-5.6 for telephoto since the beginning of time.Fuji is the only exception, taking half a step (stop) at a time, now that's progress!
And not often, if ever, sharp from near wide open - by the time you stop down for sharpness the benefit is gone.
Its always good to have confirmation, especially with physical objects, looking good Fuji. :-D
That is a very nice frame, congratulations. :-D
Still climbing, heading towards 500 comments and nearly 13% of clicks in reviews and specs in the last five days going to the x-e1. That's a stellar performance by any measure.
Simon, that would seem to warrant a bonus for Shawn Barnett and Andy Westlake. :-D For the rest of us, it might be a good time to take a close look at adding Fujifilm shares to the portfolio.
Mdopp: I am still puzzled by this "camera locks up" issue. I own the X-E1 for over two months now together with three lenses (the zoom, the 35 and the 14mm). During that time I have shot some 2500 pictures with it and the camera never ever locked up. Not even once.
This could be related to changing lenses often while still having the camera on, perhaps something similarly simple, highlighting a workflow glitch that may otherwise not show itself readily. This is a good thing as it can now be isolated and rectified, Fuji has shown a clear willingness to refine and correct with the x-series.
This is a very successful camera review, it has generated a lot of interest and discussion, nearly 400 comments and the x-e1 is topping the camera scale at almost 10% of clicks in reviews and specs over the last five days.
Well done dpreview.
ps. Reuters ran a story recently showing a senior Western Politician explaining how our western systems cherish the inalienable right of the individual to be an idiot - I see many are testing that freedom in the comments below.
Congratulations Dov, a most deserving frame. Many of us have admired your work on these forums over a long period and its wonderful to see you getting formal positive recognition. My very best to you. :-D
digby dart: I commented first and then read some of the other comments... from the images I have seen around from this camera, taken in a variety of situations, I'd have given it a Sparkling Triple Mega Platinum Award.
At au$1200 with a totally excellent 35mm metal bodied prime its a gift. I read OMD, GH3 & D7000 in some comments, are we all pointing outward on the same planet, this thing delivers D4 results minimum - for that at au$1200 with a 'magic' prime thrown in I'd be happy focusing with a mechanical crank handle on the side.
For the grumbling cash flash grandads below, Nikon and Canon full framers are really nice gear, take excellent frames - these Fuji's just look to be heck of a lot better from build/ergonomics to image quality. Doesn't make your or my gear any less, this stuff is just heaps better for the money.
Like me for the moment, live with it. :-D
I purposely pointed to the D4 as that is the only full frame that's close to the x-trans output - even with the LightRm x-trans handicap (now solved).
Make no mistake, if Fuji deliver a Full Frame sensor x-trans offering in 2014, game over - affordable medium format quality with live view and phase detection focus for less than a d4 let alone a Hasselblad is likely to be an unmitigated success.
They could easily do this with only the technology already in the x100s.
E.J.: I like this kind of camera but the lens is just way too bulky for what it is. Personally, I'm looking forward to trying an X100s - takes e back to my first serious camera in 1972 - the Yashica Rangefinder with fixed 45mm f/1.7 lens.
Your right, most cameras are out of balance with the weight mostly at the front, so a shallow lens lessens the effect. Another awkwardness is viewfinders in the middle, one always sees snappers squashing their faces against camera backs.