01 Feb Fujifilm X100F: The Greatest or the Latest?

Source: Fujifilm Insider

When the first Fujifilm X100 came out in 2010, I was excited. The camera looked the part, but could it deliver? After testing it for a week, my initial enthusiasm was slightly dampened, considering my primary camera at the time was an amazingly fast, powerful and refined DSLR. The X100’s AF was slow and inaccurate, the hybrid viewfinder was still immature in execution, and the manual focus was difficult. I knew it was a first generation product and I accepted the technological and performance limitations; but I wasn’t ready to be an early adopter. It had the form, but lacked functional refinement. I was content with my DSLR.A couple of years later I was ready to upgrade my digital point and shoot, and I auditioned then the new Fujifilm X100S against the Ricoh GR. I must admit the decision was very difficult, but I went with the sharper lens and compact size of the Ricoh, versus the better colours and focusing features (both AF and MF) of the X100S. Finally in 2014, the mighty X100T was released. Form finally met function and performance. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a mature 3rd generation product and quickly became my favourite Fujifilm X Series camera. I had GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and I wasn’t alone. It soon became a cult classic and I knew there would be very high expectations on the next iteration of this venerable X100 series. The replacement has finally arrived, the all new X100F. It’s the latest, but is it the greatest? Let’s find out….

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