This camera has changed how I take photos.
This camera has been a revelation for me.
I'm a bit of a camera nut, and have owned a bunch of cameras over the last few years. Medium format film, 35mm film, SLR, DSLR, mirrorless, Sony, Canon, etc. I enjoy taking photos, but do find the size of many cameras to be a limitation. Many are bulky, even smaller mirrorless ones. Sometimes it's just not practical.
That's never been the case with this little gem. And importantly, the picture quality is superb.
There's an APS-C sensor inside with 24.3 megapixels, which is a step up from previous gen...erations of this camera (the F in X100F stands for Four - fourth generation). It's a great sensor, and I really like what I'm seeing from it. This 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) offers an f2.0 aperture. It's a great focal length, although I do find myself wishing it was a little wider at times - 28mm might be ideal, like the Leica Q. The lens and/or sensor also isn't stabilised, but hey, you can't have everything in every camera. I've never really found it to be an issue. Also, the lens is permanently attached, so you'll be stuck with it (although there is a Wide and a Tele conversion lens available if that's your thing, at the cost of size - and money - they offer 28mm and 50mm full frame equivalent). There's also a digital converter, to give you 50mm and 70mm, which is just a crop of the image, so you lose megapixels. That's not terrible, but I've found that I just stick with 35mm equivalent. This lens actually sticks into the body a bit, so it only sticks out so far, which means that this is almost pocketable. It certainly is pocketable in cargo short pockets.
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