Hi Guys/Gals. I have owned several Canon DSLRs. I currently shoot with a 70D. I'm about to embark on a very busy trip to Japan in which I will have to pack light. After reading around I decided I wanted to try one of Fujifilms fixed lens cameras to take. Last week I found a local photographer ditching his like new X100S for cheap and I picked it up.
The X100S has blown my mind in several ways, good and bad. It's such a different way to take pictures. I didn't realize how used to Canon I have become. The camera is tiny compared to a DSLR, and can be tough to negotiate the settings. The pictures have been great so far with one major problem. It takes forever to focus, at least compared to my 70D. This is something I am not used to, and when trying to get photos of my toddler it makes it almost impossible to get a good shot as she can't ever sit still for longer than a second. I don't think this will be as big of an issue traveling. I'll play some more with it. Once I learn the camera a bit better I think I will be able to take some amazing photos.
I'd like to hear what you guys have to say. I really had my eyes on the X70 before buying this camera, and still may purchase one. I like the tilting screen as I like to shoot from low angles, its also the smaller than the X100 line. But I have read the video on all of these cameras is not great. I'd like to use a gorillapod and make some vlog type videos on my trip. The X70 apparently makes focusing noises, not sure if that is a deal breaker for videos. I haven't tried video yet on my X100S. Any thoughts on these cameras and my use? I think they all have incredible capability for their size, it would be a shame though to not be able to take decent vids.