I've played around with the Fuji X100s for just a day now. Here are some very first thoughts on the camera for those who are interested. I'll draw some comparisons with my kit which is a NEX 7 and CZ 24mm. It's not meant to be a fair or technical comparison. Rather, it's simply a report on user experience. AF in low light/indoors This is where I was surprised and not in a good way. After reading many X100 vs X100s comparisons and the claims that Fuji has been making in regards to the AF performance, I expected the X100s to be much better. X100s is slower and hunts more often than the NEX 7 + CZ24 here. EVF I don't know the X million dots specs.. I know that both look good. X100s has a bit of a lag compared to NEX 7. OVF X100s has a nice looking OVF. But it's easier to nail focus and exposure with the EVF. Once I focus through the OVF, it seems to "shift" the frame, usually to the lower right corner. Not sure why, I'll have to research some more. Handling/external controls X100s' main appeal was dedicated dials. They do not disappoint. Aperture clicks from 2 to 2.8 to 4 (full stops?). You set to 2.2, 2.5 etc with a dial in the back. Shutter speed and exposure dials are also nice to have. Tri-Navi, although not as customizable as I want, offers these controls at your fingertips too. I found the NEX 7 more comfortable to hold. Peaking/MF Assist X100s has peaking. It is done with white highlights but feels much different than the NEX. It's not as obvious even when set on high. Digital split screen is a cool idea. Don't see myself using it much. I really missed the "DMF" mode on the NEX. I wish the X100s has something like that. Peaking on while it's set to AF. Enlarge on a subject if you turn the focus ring. Aesthetics X100s is a nice looking camera. Not much to add here. Image Quality I'm not a pixel peeper and I don't do any technical comparisons. It's not how I look at photos AND I don't possess the technical knowledge. But I will say this... if you want sharpness, CZ 24mm runs circles around the X100s. I know the NEX 7 sensor is capable of capturing more.. but like I said, it's just user experience. I'm not going to account for the cost difference, sensor, etc. I'd say you need to stop down the X100s to F4 until it matches the NEX 7 + 24mm in center sharpness. This is where I need to spend more time with the camera. That "X-trans look" that people talk about and its exceptional image quality... I'm simply not grasping it quite yet. Also, I'm quite possibly spoiled with the amount of detail NEX 7 + CZ 24mm capture. 16MP suddenly feels so small. I'll post some RAW samples later if anybody wants to play with them. Update on IQ: X100s seems to perform better in medium distance to infinity than with closer subject. "Seems" being the key word.. I'm hoping to update this post with more thoughts and photos later. Vancouver rain isn't corresponding at the moment. 03.20.2013 First Update Built-in Flash X100s exposes quite well with the built flash used as fill flash. You can't tilt it back for the bounce flash effect like the NEX 7. When used directly on a subject, X100s seems to adjust flash output quite well without the user having to adjust flash compensation. NEX 7 has unless I adjust flash compensation or bounce flash, I get pretty harsh results. Auto-ISO This is where I wish NEX 7 is more flexible. X100s gives you the option of choosing max ISO (to 6400), min shutter speed. You also have three custom menus you can easily switch between. Battery Life Bad. I ran out of juice just playing around with the camera today and taking it out on lunch. I'll amend this section if I begin to see a different pattern. An extra battery is a must. I'm thinking two extra batteries. Silent Mode Disables navigational and shutter sounds. Actually allows for a virtually silent operation. This is a camera that I want to like. It actually hasn't been a love at first sight. Here are some glitches/annoyances/surprises. It seems like the max shutter speed at F2 is 1/1000. I kept overexposing outside today until I figured this out. I had to use the built in ND filter to get a somewhat correctly exposed photo. AF is nowhere near what Fuji claim to be. It's fast in good light. But NEX 7 actually does much better indoors. Woeful Battery life. EVF lag. Funky OVF "reframe." 03.20.2013 Second Update Few RAW files here at different apertures: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/51923200/X100sRAW.zip Photos from the market are focused on the green sign.