A great camera improved, but still a bit quirky
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A great camera improved, but still a bit quirky

Cameras
On the surface, there's not a lot difference between Fujifilm X100S and its predecessor the X100. But beneath the surface, there has much improved, a new version of the sensor and updated image processing yield better photo quality. A few simple changes to the interface results in a much improve shooting experience. All the performance still won't win any races. It's a lot faster than before as well. The camera retains the nice retro design with all the analog control dials that you still got your As for automatic shooting. The biggest change is the new quick menu which is similar to that of other Fujifilm cameras and it provides access to common shooting functions and reduces reliance on the menu system. That's good because the camera still has the cheap feeling imprecise navigation dial with its hard to manipulate buttons. If you're a manual focusing fan, one of the best improvements is the update to the view finder with the new split screen stimulated focus and focus peeking displays. Both of these make manual focus a lot easier than before. The hybrid viewfinder which is switchable between straight through optical and electronic is still a really nice feature especially the LCDs also still pretty coarse and hard to view in direct sunlight. The image quality also remains great even a little better and even on JPEGs. You can shoot comfortably up through ISO1600. Keep in mind though that for expanded ISO sensitivity settings, we're talking ISO100 and ISO12800 and above. You can only shoot JPEG, not raw. The standard color settings put the saturation in contrast a bit too much but you can tweak them. And I still wish mutual worn option though. The lens is very good at every aperture except F2. There it's okay out to be on 10 feet but close in, it's pretty bad. Performance remains the camera's weakest point. It's a lot faster than before and probably adequate for most tasks, but it's not really as fast as I expect for the price and the autofocus is more inconsistent than I'd like as well. Despite some quirks, I like the camera a lot and it's even more suited for street photography than ever. I'm Lori Grunin and this is the Fujifilm X100S.

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