"The Best Digital Camera I have ever used."5.0 starson by Hellfirex
Pros: Amazingly well-built, full-manual controls, fast, gets out of the way, looks great
Fujifilm's film heritage shows when it comes to the JPGs
Cons: Dodgy RAW conversion support from third-parties.
Summary: The Fujifilm X100S Costs $1,200 (I got it for way less by trading in a bunch of old Nikon lenses and an SB900 flash), and is worth every penny. It's the first digital cameras I have used that comes close to being as good as my old Leica M6. No, it's not a Leica, and it doesn't have the look that comes from Leica's amazing lenses. Then again, the M9 costs ¢9,000, plus a few grand more for a lens.
To call the X100S a "Leica-Lite" is unfair. What Fujifilm's designers have done is start with the same concepts as Leica's M-series designers (all long-dead now, seeing as Leica hasn't had a new idea in a century) — a shutter dial, an aperture ring, a small body and prime lens and a big, oversized optical viewfinder — and built a modern camera with them.
There's even a hint of Apple-like compromise in here, leaving out many features so the remaining ones can be better: The non-changeable lens is the most obvious of these, banking on the fact that most Leica-shooter never used anything but a 35mm Summicron anyway and using that knowledge to keep the camera small and light.