When the "only fatal flaw" found on a camera is its (Silver-ish) colour scheme, you know that we're dealing with a momentous camera:
"The more significant development, in my mind, is that the autofocus can see in the dark. It was able to focus in light levels approach EV -6. It focused on my cat in the sink at midnight with only reflected street light to see with. Why I am taking pictures of my cat in the can in the middle of the night is a whole other story, but should your photographic perambulations take you into the outhouses of Borneo under a full moon, rest assured, any rare felines co-inhabiting the facilities will be autofocused-upon accurately.
Seriously, though, this thing sees in the dark. Walking the streets of NYC at night, I was able to focus readily on passersby, in conditions that would have been a real challenge with the best rangefinder. You will run out hand-steadying ability four or five stops before you run out of AF. This is truly impressive."
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