fmian: I loved the entire concept of the X100 series. The hybrid finder is the only thing in the last several years of camera releases that has excited me.Good to see this release tweaking the usability of the camera.My only personal wish would be for the lens to be a little easier to control. I'd be happy if it was slightly bigger with the aperture ring and focus ring more prominent. Also a good focus ring travel distance that stops at either end of the scale so pre focusing can be done without looking at the camera.Basically more tuned for manual focus use.But... still tempted to get one of these.If only I didn't just order 20 rolls of Fujifilm...
A great an idea as the hybrid viewfinder is and as nice as the view is though it is no competition for a DLSR viewfinder where you get an accurate view of your composition. The Fuji's framing lines are approximate. As a result I use the EVF a lot.
Fredy Ross: why no articulating LCD? I think that is a minus and not menioned
Maybe it it neither a minus or a plus as this is not a pocketable P & S type camera but for those who like viewfinders and maybe a more considered approach. Not to mention adding an articulated LCD adds weight and complexity to a simple and elegantly conceived camera.
bigdaddave: I cannot believe the 'Cons' section doesn't mention the elephant in the room - IT ONLY HAS ONE FOCAL LENGTH
In the days when even a compact camera the size of a pack of cigs has a reasonable zoom this 1950's throwback might appeal to the well-heeled but as an actual tool it's far far too limited
But DP love Fuji so they've overlooked the obvious again
Hah! But maybe that's a plus!
coyot3: Where is x pro 2 ._.
Under your 2015 Xmas tree?
xpanded: "...size/price/image quality balance it offers and the style with which it does so."
You must be very stylish. Both the Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR give much better IQ than the X-Trans sensor. They are both smaller, cheaper and sporting much better lenses.
The only thing the X100 has going for it is the hybrid viewfinder.
And yes, I will upgrade my X100 when Fuji dumps the X-Trans sensor.
Yes...I too am not a fan of X-trans...but they are (unfortunately) committed to it. Damn shame as they do so well with Bayer. Thank God they kept issuing firmware updates to the original X100 so we can continue to enjoy it.
Andrew Butterfield: Gorgeous camera, but with a fixed LCD it loses many points for me, and the lack of an image stabiliser is a deal breaker. They desperately need something like the Olympus 5-Axis stabiliser. I couldn't buy it as it is.
OMG!! Catch up please. Everyone complained about the original X100 not having IS. It is not needed at this focal length. Ok it might be useful but in the 4 years I have owned the original X100 it has never been an issue.
SIlver!! But I have never seen so many high ratings on your bar graph (except for video)…and performance.
GigaBrent: If only he knew how many of us are teetering on the verge of dumping our Canons.
I haven't seen a reason to switch until the release of the D750.And who knows what is around the corner? If Canon could match the sensor performance of Nikon/Sony then I wouldn't be tempted.
D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.
Argument is different to arguing. : )
Yes and I would like one.Still this strays from the original argument which was in response to the original post.
Who mention Mp? We were discussing DR.Personally 36 Mp is too much for me. I prefer smaller files. I repeat - I think the D810 is exceptional but that doesn't mean the Canon is poor.
Better by a little from 6400 to 12,800 - pretty much neck and neck from ISO 800. I quite agree the D810 is superior. I only post this to counter the claims that the Canon is somehow totally hopeless. It is outstripped for DR by the D810 at the lower ISOs but is not useless.
http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-D810-versus-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III___963_795Go to measurements and click on Dynamic range. Admittedly not much in it and the Sony senor is way ahead at lower ISOs and way cleaner (ie when lifting shadows). Both cameras fall below DR10 after ISO 1600 anyway so physics still applies. ie shoot at the lowest ISO possible.
Dougbm_2: He doesn't seem to know much at all about the market place. Life in a bubble.
Aur: The dismissive attitude of the competition outpacing them is sad, it's very reminiscent of Nokia.
Saying they would use better sensors if anyone made them, Sony and CMOSIS sensors have way more dynamic range, some have global shutter and they're generally simply better.
Saying they provide enough lenses. Carl Zeiss their Sony lineup have all brand new lenses with MTF charts that easily beat Canon's offerings.
Sony FF sensor only has more dynamic range under ISO 800 when the Canon takes over.
PeaceKeeper: I am betting less than 10% of Canon's customers are professional "photojournalists". The rest are hobbyists, enthusiasts, and casual photographers.
In other words, he just gave 90% of his customers the finger(or any of countless other insulting hand gestures).
All the dancing around issues aside, I just can't wrap my head around the fact he thought this was a good strategy. Surely there were better ways to avoid questions than alienating their main source of revenue. Consumers are too well informed to swallow that "We make it for professionals, if you don't want it, you must not be a professional" nonsense(or are they?)
I reckon over 50% of tourists I regular see in New Zealand have an entry level or enthusiast Canon DSLR with a kit lens. Most people are not gear heads or forum trawlers but for them the name Canon is synonymous with quality photographic equipment.
Suck at hi ISO? The 5DIII has better DR than D810 past ISO 800 but the Sony sensor has cleaner shadows. The D810 creams DR below ISO 800.
He doesn't seem to know much at all about the market place. Life in a bubble.
sailorboy414: Like it...don't like it...at least it is leader in zoom. It has been a while since Nikon put out a camera that leads in something. Recently they've been following and not leading.
Following??D810 best in class, D750 best overallD7200 best in class (probably)
tkbslc: atmospheric distortion + haze + diffraction + camera shake = FANTASTIC PHOTOS!!!
I had an SX40 that was poor at 'cutting' through the haze. I got much better results with a 70-200 lens on my 7D. The 840mm SX40 image was useless. It was surprisingly good otherwise but didn't serve the purpose I wanted it for.