UPDATE 10 January 2013: Our testing got the opportunity to play with a pre-production sample of the Fuji X100S. Take a look at their hands-on Fuji X100S review video below…
UPDATE 8 January 2013: We were wrong about the name (Fuji X100S, not Fuji X200), but it only took 8 days for our prediction of a Fuji X100S release to come true.
While Fuji has promised 70 improvements on the X100S, the the big news is that its APS-C format X-Trans CMOS II sensor boasts the same colour filter arrangement as the Fuji X-Pro1. We hope to update with a Fuji X100S review in the near future. Watch this space!
The Fujifilm X100′s big sensor and its blend of classical styling with high-tech digital imaging scored a big hit in September 2010.
It gave keen photographers the chance to rediscover the joys of shooting with a hands-on, high-quality camera, and was a precursor to Fujifilm’s excellent X-Pro 1 and XE-1 compact system cameras.
Only one thing is missing. The new cameras use Fujfilm’s innovative 16-megapixel X-Trans sensor for super-sharp fine detail, leaving the X100 to lumber on with an older, more conventional 12-megapixel design.
But just imagine the terrific 35mm f/2.0 fixed lens of the X100 married to the new sensor. That’s the hot tip for 2013 – a 16-megapixel X-Trans X100S.