After jonesing for this camera for over a year, I finally bit the bullet and pushed the “order” button on amazon.
I’ve been wanting a compact digital rangefinder forever, but just could not justify the cost of a Leica. The x100s is the next best thing, in some ways perhaps even better. It’s everything a camera of this type is supposed to be, it delivers perfect results under challenging conditions, in short it’s the best camera I’ve ever had the pleasure to use. Ken Rockwell calls it The World’s Best Digital Camera (in caps), and I am inclined to agree with him.
The hybrid viewfinder is fantastic, delivering all the information you need and none of the distractions
The controls are proper camera controls, located where they make sense.
The lens is fast and sharp.
The world will run out of light before this camera runs out of ability – I routinely shoot at 6400 with very, very little noise
I am not going to add another gushing review – there are enough of those available – but if you’re even half-serious about photography, go and get one. You won’t be disappointed.