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Old 07-01-2011   #41
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Possibly yes. If this camera only did half of the things it can, all those things would fit on buttons :-)

They've already given us a button and command dial layout more suited to tiny hands!

Some re-thinking there would be useful!
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The real thing I hate with this camera (so far) is that every major change you want to make, be it Auto ISO or ND filter, you have to stop and wade through menus to activate/deactive it.

On my DSLR's and film cameras every function I use is at my fingertips, with a button or dial.
Set it auto ISO and forget about it. What else do you want to change on the fly in a hurry? Set the Fn button to that and away you go. I don't find the camera gets in my way in the slightest.
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Old 07-02-2011   #43
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Auto-ISO is brilliant.

I hardly ever need to use the menus. The most-used function is to format the card after I put it in the camera.

I got a couple of spare batteries for 2.99 each from 7dayshop. Both work fine. I wouldn't be hugely surprised if they lasted slightly less long than the Fuji battery, but if that is true I couldn't say for sure by how much. Certainly I get around 300 shots from the Fuji and more than 200 from the cheapo backup batteries, I have never drained one completely because I so far have never shot more than 500 frames in a single day with my X100.
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Lots of threads and posts on RFF on just how good this is. The small unit, the interface, the lens and the sensor are all fantastic. DSLR quality in a tiny package. Option for manual controls. There are some very experienced guys on this forum, street shooters with RFs and DSLRs, who recognize the clear quality of the X100. This is an auto everything that doesn't get in your way, with the option of manual everything.
Thanks. I will have to investigate further. A few rough experiences from people who are just getting started with this camera is certainly not enough to come to any conclusion. The X100 has definitely generated a lot of excitement, I'll see if I can get a chance to check one out for myself.
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Lots of threads and posts on RFF on just how good this is. The small unit, the interface, the lens and the sensor are all fantastic. DSLR quality in a tiny package. Option for manual controls. There are some very experienced guys on this forum, street shooters with RFs and DSLRs, who recognize the clear quality of the X100. This is an auto everything that doesn't get in your way, with the option of manual everything.
Richard, that's a great way to look at it. My friend has been in Paris for a few months and started to do Auto all. With the new small AF target, it focuses fast in low light.
I like to do some more thinking so I use A mode mostly or M mode.
With Auto ISO, the camera is brilliant.
I have no issues with the interface as I don't need to change anything but what my eyes are looking at.
It's a great street camera, probably one of the best.
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ok, 2 fully charged batteries...set to auto iso...no camera bag...i am ready for today's shooting...wish me luck!!
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Go gett'um

I am hoping to hear that the camera was simple and brilliant, not just brilliant.
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I pretty much have this camera down to a subconscious level, never menu dive, rarely miss focus and get 300-500 shots out of a battery of which I have three. I am as fast on this little guy as I am with my D700. I have shot close to 5,000 images since getting the X100.

I have very specific needs with my X100, needing it to basically eliminate the need to rent an M9 which it easily has. Today's fun includes behind the scenes with a former U.S president.

The X100 is truly an awesome camera for what I need it for...:-)
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