and when you switch to electronic shutter, it can go all the way up to 32,000! u need a lot of light for that though
- Image quality, JPG processing and film simulations - i personally think it renders images beautifully and because i am largely a jpg shooter and process/edit my pics in jpg, the excellent Fuji colors make this a great camera for me. i may get round to learning and processing RAW better when I have the time for it but for now, given that the jpgs look to me to be processed so very well, i can keep to what i'm used to.
- Good high ISO images - i haven't done many 3,200 and greater ISO shots but at 3,200 it looks good to me. [scroll down for my non-scientific iso test, 6,400 is usable, 12,800 in a pinch and 25,6oo if you really really really have to. 51,200 is unusable in my test shots]
- Ovf with the small evf screen - I shoot with the ovf mostly and i like having the little screen in there to see that the focus is sharp and exposure is right. it's a neat and useful feature for me. I don't like looking at full EVFs much.
- Resistance on the dials have improved so i don't get + - exposure changes unknowingly, but the on off switch is still quite easily moved.
- Wifi is good to have - I must say I haven't used it as much as I thought I would but will be doing so when I go for like a proper shooting excursion. It will definitely help with shots that I can't put my eye to the VF or see the LCD while taking and it will allow transfer to my phone if I feel the need to upload stuff quickly. i personally am not so into instant uploading/sharing stuff as the immediacy of it isn't so critical for me. just different strokes.
- It is... great looking. retro good looks and people do comment on it being a nice looking camera which also means it's not that stealthy but that's fine. it's not imposing(or big and heavy) like a dslr and that is a good thing for street photography.
- menus(generally), overall usability, haptics are good to me.
- Very quiet focusing and super quiet leaf shutter. i believe it's the quietest shutter out there, not factoring electronic shutters which are totally silent. you can take pix at concerts with this guy no problem.
- AF still misses at times. Wish AF was just a little bit better and that there was image stabilisation to help with less blurry shots. Stabilisation would help with vids too. [Leica Q has OIS...hmm]
- No weather sealing.
- Would have been good to sell it with an included thumb rest or grip included as it needs it for better handling.
- Tradeoffs/compromises: Wish they had made it smaller and more pocketable in this 3rd version or alternatively put a full frame sensor in it or the earlier mentioned IS or weather sealing.
- Improving the lens would have been good... f2.0 on the X100T can be soft especially for subjects shot at closer ranges. they could have considered catering for a faster, sharper wide open, lens in this iteration... a f1.8(or better 1.4) that's sharp wide open. macro to be shot from f2.8... [ok Leica Q has this too - sharp centres wide open, and sharp macro which starts from 2.8. since i have referred to the Q again, one negative i found, referring to the processed jpg straight out of camera for the Q, is that i still see distortions on the side/periphery where people/things are stretched out a little. this is not talking about the lens distortion pre-processing. Note pricing wise, the X100T new is about S$1.6k+ range and the Leica Q is S$5,650-5,950 range new and you can't get it now even if you wanted it coz there's a wait list :( ]
- Other cameras shooting 4k and all kinds of fancy 1000fps stuff[i'm talking about the Sony's here of course but you need a >=64GB UHS-I (or II) SDXC card rated as speed class U3 for it) so the video capability could do with an update.
- the battery life is horrible, just appalling, and kinda forces owners to buy additional batteries(note plural, not singular). they should have come out with a more powderful battery lah[that is Singlish by the way ;) ].
- A depth of field scale on the lens would be great for hyperfocal/zone focusing shooting [Again the Q's implementation of this on their lens is excellent]
- in camera crop/frame lines for 50 and 75 would be nice. [The Ricoh GR had this first... and the Leica Q does too... as they're 28mms the crops are for 35 and 47/50mm]
- Tilty screen... maybe even a selfie screen :)
- The C1 to C7 custom settings should be name-able [On the Ricoh GR, I can name my custom presets to 'Street Day', 'Street Night' etc.] Not being able to name it, I won't remember what C1 or C6 is... C4 I can remember cause it's the plastic explosives setting no?
- it's a niche camera - fixed lens(you have to zoom in and out with your feet) which gives a 35mm focal length equivalent based on full frame due to crop of the APS-C sized sensor
- price - i guess some will go with what can i get for the similar amount of money and m4/3[from Olympus and Panasonic] or other mirrorless ILCs[from the likes of Sony and Fuji] may have strong contenders. the pocketable APS-C of Ricoh GR and Nikon Coolpix A with their 28mm equivalent focal lengths are much cheaper too
- competition - does it compete against other fixed lens APS-C cameras like the aforementioned Ricoh GR[note i have the Ricoh too and love it and will likely keep both for a long long time], Nikon Coolpix A, Leica X2 or the fixed lens full frame beasts like Sony RX1/RX1R and Leica Q. OVF/EVF, pocketability, IQ, usability and price are pretty significant variations across all this of course.
- last thought here... & the 'emotion' element to this post... i enjoy shooting with it and it does make me want to go out and shoot at the detriment of just ending up with lots of random, boring/bad shots but you never know, there might be a couple of gems in there :) it goes toward inspiring me to try and create good images with it and that is a good thing... in terms of actually getting good to great pics... again one can always hope ;)
been half stops for Leica lenses]. f2 can be a bit too soft at times so i just bump it up a 1/3 or 2/3 stop at times instead of to 2.8
(8) Fuji half case(protect a bit of the body and has easy access to batt and sd card) and neck strap set. Neck strap to use when the simple wrist strap is not enough. the one that comes with the set is just a little bit better than the stock one that comes with the camera.
[i don't shoot buildings much but here u go] house
my high iso comparo. not done in some controlled manner. just change the setting and shoot in a dark room. How dark? this cupboard pic below is illuminated only by my pc monitor and normal brightness settings. 51,200 is unusable to my eyes so i didn't post it up but 12,800 actually looks pretty decent.
Additional notes to help me/other users on using it:
1) if you see a sun symbol and up word thing on the screen, press and hold the view button to get rid of it. it's a setting to brighten your lcd.
2) to shoot with flash, in Drive, get out of continuous shooting mode or go to Single and that should do the trick
3) macro mode disables the ovf