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The X100s is now being marketed and looked at as perhaps the perfect camera for street photography and candids. Indeed when you pick up a DSLR or a mirrorless camera and then hold an X100s, you'll be astounded at the differences. Granted, you're stuck with one lens--but that lens still offers the quintessential field of view for documentary shooting.So what's all the hype about? Besides having some heart-palpitating good looks, the X100s has many other things going for it. For starters, the camera's heart is a 16.3MP APS-C sized X Trans II sensor. While that right there is a lot to swallow, note that the sensor has been revamped for better high ISO noise processing and there are now phase detection sensors on the semi-conductor. And in front of the heart is the other lip-biting feature--the lens. The X100s has a permanently fixed 23mm f2 lens with Fujinon glass comprising its design. Fujifilm has been in the business of optics for many years and have made what many professionals may consider some of the best lenses ever made in the medium format and large format territory. Bringing that knowledge down to the APS-C level, this lens renders a 35mm field of view due to the 1.5x crop factor of the APS-C sized sensor. Around this lens is an aperture ring--which will tug at the nostalgic memories of many experienced film photographers and retro-infatuated enthusiasts.The X100s is mostly the same camera as the X100 except for the new autofocus, a few new button placements, revamped autofocus and new manual focusing methods. Users now have the option of using either a split prism display in the EVF mode or they can use focus peaking.Otherwise, all the knobs and dials that photographers loved are still there--including the exposure compensation dial. And yes, the EVF/OVF switch is also still carried over. This was extremely important to many shooters.Read our Full Review of the Fujifilm X100s
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