Klarno: I bought this camera specifically as a platform to use with legacy lenses on a metabones speedbooster. For that, it's wonderful-- it offers just enough direct controls to get the job done quickly and effectively. ISO, exposure comp and shutter speed adjustments are very easy to get to. I set the bottom soft button to magnification and I leave peaking on. At $160, can't argue at all.
I managed to get one on ebay for $140. It was a "new-in-box" body-only offer, so I guess the kit lens had been removed to sell separately. It was a great buy and I am thouroughly enjoying what it allows me to do with my old Canon FD and Konica Hexanon AR lenses.
feztizzle: I have a nex6 and all i use is third party lenses. I sold the kit lens which was horrible and got 4 primes and adapter's from ebay. All 1980's and older and love the pictures I get and so does everyone else.
I reccently picked up an a3000 (body only deal) with the intention of using it as a "toy" with my old Canon FD and Konica AR lenses. I have been so pleased with the results that this camera (with my Konica lenses) has now become my prime user system.
themacguy: I own both the S9100 and the S100fs. Both are excellent, IMHO, for the use I intended. The only things I didn't like about the S100fs were the proprietary battery (I prefer AAs - who doesn't?) and the fact that the histogram can't be set to stay on without depressing the +/- button. Otherwise, I'm quite happy. I skipped the HS10/20 units as I didn't feel there was enough improvement to warrant another purchase at that time. I'll wait for the X-S1 to come down in price a bit (and be thoroughly debugged by the early adopters). Too bad about the continued use of proprietary batteries in the X-S1.
Agree 100%. I started in digital with the S1000fd and then moved up to the S100fs. I still love using it and the results it provides.
I looked at the X-S1 in a camera store this week and was VERY impressed. In fact, this was the first time in 4 yrs that I have ever even be led to consider an alternative to my S100fs. However, I probably won't be making a move until my S100fs fails on me.