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| p.1 #17 · Why is the Fuji X100 still so expensive? |
I've had an M4/3 camera and found I really didn't like to use it as the controls and lack of viewfinder really hindered how I shot. I'm used to shooting with a DSLR, so I like the optical view finder. The Fuji X100 and XPro 1 are the only cameras that have this hybrid viewfinder. That viewfinder, the excellent sensor and nostalgic look is what people are paying for with this camera.
I find that this camera is more for the niche crowd rather than people looking for a point and shoot or even a dslr replacement. As a point and shoot the x100 has too many quirks to make this user friendly. You have to understand how the optical view finder works in conjunction with the autofocusing and manual controls to get good pictures out of it. The camera doesn't have interchangeable lenses, average autofocus speed and low battery capacity to really replace a dlsr.
However... if you know how to use it, it can be great for street photography. It's silent, inconspicuous and has great iq and high iso abilities. The camera excel at doing candid shots and conversion to b/w.