David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.

Fujifilm x100s silver front
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.
David Cleland tries out the Fujifilm X100s and X20 for a week: Genuinely I think both the X20 and X100s are cameras to get excited about. I suspect they will appear on the “Camera of Year” lists of 2013.

Although he had very early prototype cameras in his hands, he's very pleased by the experience. This from his X100s hands-on preview:

"Fujifilm are certainly leading the way in the mirrorless camera market and we all knew it was only a matter of time before we saw an upgrade to the X100. Despite expecting to see the Fuji X200 the announcement of the X100s came with a very large wave of excitement. I was lucky enough to have the X100s for a week in December and I used it to capture some images around Northern Ireland. Like the X20 I decided to visit Belfast, County Down and my favourite location ‘The Dark Hedges’.

Physically the camera is almost identical to the X100, there is the addition of the ‘S’ to the logo and the all important Q button but also the focus options are now M-C-S rather than M-S-C as they were on the X100. The big changes come on the inside, a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II a a Lens Modulation Optimiser and the new EXR processor are just a few of the highlights.
Please note all images were captured with a very early pre-production version of the X100s with basic firmware. Please note these images are copyright and should not be used without permission. Click on an image to view it large on Flickr.

Anyway, I was already a massive fan of the X100 and was the X-Trans sensor going to make that much of a difference? In short, in complete certainty and after just a few hours I was able to conclude the answer is a definitely YES. The image output is breathtaking and I can’t wait to use the X100s to capture long exposure photos.

If I was asked to describe the X100s in two words they would have be “Super Sharp”. I was restricted to shooting JPG but I was blown away at just how sharp the photographs are and how quick the camera is to focus and capture."

 

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