"During my entire time with the X100S, I've struggled with who exactly this camera is for. It's not a camera that an average buyer can easily pick up and use, and its $1,299.99 price will keep most of those buyers away anyway. And for the hardcore photography enthusiasts with deep pockets, the Sony RX1 offers better controls and full-frame image quality — albeit at twice the sticker price. But the X100S does have its own charms, and its unique viewfinder and special features like high-speed flash sync may be just what some particular photographers are looking for. Furthermore, its strong picture quality and
dense level of control make it a suitable companion for a pro photographer that doesn’t feel like toting their DSLR rig around all of the time. And really, can you get over those drop-dead gorgeous retro looks? For me, however, I'm holding out hope that Fujifilm will be able to offer a full-frame camera and a slightly better control scheme in the next iteration of the X100. "
Not only were the rumors about an upcoming X-Trans sensor true, but Fujifilm managed to squeeze a lot more than that under the hood of the X100S. This newbie will give every high end prosumer camera a run for their money, not least, Sony's RX1. The areas that have received most of the attention are speed, sensor and video: . . . read more
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’. . . . read more