tenoverthenose wrote in post #13365384
For what I use the DP2 for, it's almost perfect. The seemingly clunky operation is fine for me - I don't try to use it as an action camera. There is just something about the noise of the Foveon that looks perfectly akin to film grain that I love. To me the high iso Foveon files are beautify because of this. The X100 high iso noise, while very minimal, looks likes digital noise to me.
One of the biggest hangups for me is that the DP2 pushed to it's limit in a dim room (3200 iso, 1/40th, 2.8) it can't focus. So while I might have the ability to get the frame I need, I can't focus the thing at all making it unusable. I know for the purpose of trail hiking, the DP2 is my dream camera. Small, light, excellent outdoors, and just plain beautiful color and details.
I'm hoping I can grow into the x100 and learn to love it for what it is, but as many others have stated it's not perfect.
I strongly suggest you check out Samsung. My NX100/30mm combo cost less than $400 and, when processed through ACR, does exactly what you liked about the DP2 in regards to "filmy" noise. Nowhere near the high-ISO quality of the X100, but the noise is fairly pleasing as long as you don't mind the fact that it exists. AF is definitely not super-fast though (I do hear that other lenses are significantly better).