After spending an entire evening drooling over photos and videos of the Fuji x100, I decided to rent it for the weekend. It's digital, but it looks like a film camera. Cool, right? I've had fun playing around with it so far, but I'm a little sad to report that I'm not completely in love with it. (Maybe my feelings would change if it didn't cost $1,200...?) That said, I'd seriously consider this camera if I didn't already have a DSLR.
Some sample photos and pros & cons below...
What I like:
- really good image quality. seems comparable to my DSLR.
- compact. (here's a side-by-side comparison.)
- super quiet. a perfect camera for stealthy street/restaurant photography.
- the design. really love the analog aperture & shutter speed controls.
What I don't like:
- you're stuck with only one lens (23mm).
- it's not as satisfying to use because I like hearing the sound of a DSLR's shutter (except when I'm trying to not draw attention to myself).
- the focus ring. it takes a LOT of turning to adjust the focus. it drove me crazy. (this obviously doesn't matter if you use auto focus.)
Now I'm off to enjoy the rest of the weekend + test it some more before having to give it back :)