It's the camera I've always felt is the camera that Fuji made for me. In spite of owning the Fuji X-Pro1 with a couple of lenses, which I absolutely adore and each dawning day seemingly bringing new ways to take better images, the nagging voices in my head still tell me the X100 camera is the most ideal option for me.
For those who don't know much about the X100s, it features a fixed 23mm lens which offers a 35mm equivalent in full frame mode. It packs a good punch too, with a 16.3 MP sensor, together with a lens which can stop down to f/2.
As good as this camera is though, it's not just the technical jargon that sells the X100s. The ergonomics and looks of it make it a want on many photographers wish list, and with the recipe that Fuji appear to have found, there's no doubting this little camera has soul too.
First impressions count, and as first impressions go the camera is excellent. The image quality is fantastic, simple. As good as you'll find anywhere other than absolute top end professional top end DSLR cameras, and let's not forget we're not talking about anything much bigger than a fag packet here.
The X100s ooozes quality, and although it's now a couple of years old and soon to be superseded by a new X100T which will offer even more features, the x100S remains an excellent choice for those wanting a camera which can provide excellent pin sharp results, great retro looks and now, fantastic value for money.
With the x100T soon to be out in the open, prices for the S model are soon going to fall, and with a lot of S owners no doubt looking to step up the Fuji evolution chain once again, there'll be some excellent second hand bargains to be bagged too.
More soon, when I've had more opportunity to shoot with it, in the meantime here's a couple I did manage to rattle off today.