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Fujifilm Finepix X100

Shooting the X100

The X100 is definitely no DSLR in startup and reaction time, and it’s no Leica M9 either. Think point-and-shoot focusing, with a Leica M9 look and feel, and a DSLR image quality.

Startup time

The X100 takes well over a second to become operational once the switch is turned on (feels more like 1.5 seconds), and I wish it had some audible “ready to shoot” beep so I’d know when it could fire.

Review time

The X100 has a bit ofa delay when reviewing a just-taken image, even though I used a 45MB/sec SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB SDHC card. It takes up to 2 seconds to preview the image after shooting it, and this seems to be worse if shooting RAW+JPEG. But this is no worse then the Leica M9, and probably better. And it’s not an issue once the image has been stored.

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