Dan Nikon: The MF ring speed is still slow, but the AF is much improved in low light. Between that and the ISO consistency from mode to mode, I am pretty happy. Now put Auto-ISO on the ISO menu and this thing will be darn near perfect...
The MF ring is much more responsive for me. Definitely not my imagination - 3 turns. Perhaps it's speed-dependent now.
Gethenderson: I was waiting for this firmware upgrade to see if it addressed the concerns that have held me back from buying the X100. And it doesn't.
1) RAW button assignment.2) MF ring being too slow.
Crazy oversights to me. Lost them a customer right here.
If you shoot using RAW and also happen to use the film simulation modes then the camera remembers the settings you have chosen if you then process to jpg (using the RAW button in playback mode). With a wifi enabled memory card which automatically uploads jpgs, you end up with a very effective way to shoot raw, process on the fly and upload moderately edited files. It's a nice system.