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Fujifilm Finepix X100

Ergonomics and Usability

The Fuji X100 is a large camera if one is used to a compact point and shoot, but it feels delightfully small and light compared to a Leica M9 or large DSLR.

Overall, I give high marks to the X100 in approachability as a camera compare to the average point and shoot.

The old-style direct manipulation of shutter speed and aperture is far superior to the Nintendo-style buttons on most point and shoots; I greatly prefer the X100 approach of dedicated dials. But that is not to say that all is well with the X100 usability— some features are a bit fiddly and less direct than is desirable.

I recommend watching this 38-minute Fuji video for helpful tips on using the X100.

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