yes promises make a debt, and therefore finally some pictures.
After only a few weeks with the camera I still really like it. The camera has some serious downsides, slow autofocus, even slower manual focus, and cumbersome AF point selection. But I knew about all 3 of them before I got the x100 so I was prepared. These downsides don't bother me as I explicitly bought this camera as a little brother beside my dslr. Also these downsides let me approach taking pictures a little different way.
The upsides are definitely the soundless shutter, and the dslr like picture quality.
I still don't care for the EVF. I expected this to be something I would use often, but the slight delay in the screen makes me feel like I'm seeing the world like a drunk.
@Jinko, I stil don't find the inability to swap lenses on the x100 a downside. As said, if I want to do that I'll bring my dslr. As compared to teh x10, I would not buy one for the smaller sensor. I don't think the x10 makes bad pictures, but one gets used to seeing higher quality pictures. And yes the link comes a bit late, oops.
I also read quite a few stories about x100's and x10's going bad. The only thing I can do is hope that mine doesn't break out of the 5 year guarantee period. But the x100 indeed doesn't feel that solid as some people claim it does. On the other side, a bit of respect for your camera comes a long way.
I bet that Fuji say there are thousands of people very happy about their x100 and shooting beautiful pictures with it. But as a pro camera it focuses to slow in auto focus, and manual focus isn't as snappy as manual focus is supposed to be.
For those that don't know, the x100 manual focus is a fly by wire system, and not a true autofocus system.
And now some pictures. The winter season over here is quite saddening rain, so it's no a beautiful inspiring set of pictures, but I hope it will give people an idea as to what the x100 can do.
Because of the width restriction on images I'll post the link to my website.
A shot in a barely lit kitchen shows low noise and beautiful colours
Having no zoom, you'll have to switch to macro mode to get close.
The quiet shutter at it's best. My first attempt to some street photography.
The velvia setting makes for some punching colours (look at the flag)
Yust something random
And yes, the autofocus can be slow.
Again an random snapshot.
Without flash, it can handle contrasty scenes quite good.
Here is a comparison to the metering of a d700 and a x100 both without tweaking. X100 straight out of camera jpg, d700 straight to jpg conversion trough nx2.
This shot is made with the x100
The same shot made with the d700
Yeah, that's my only gripe. I got used to NX2, and now I have to use photoshop, it just feels weird.