The Fujifilm X100S aka The Best Camera I Ever Owned aka The Only Leica A Photographer Can Afford is now available in black. And unlike the overpriced special edition black X100, the black X100S is neither a special edition nor more expensive – it’s just a regular alternative colorway for the camera.
Plenty has been said about the fixed-lens, rangefinder-style X100S. Even I had a go. The standout features are the hybrid viewfinder, which switches from a hi-res electronic number to a bright optical one (with HUD overlay) at the touch of a lever, the “retro”-style body covered with manual knobs and dials so you can take pictures instead if dicking around with menus, and the amazing X-Trans sensor which gives sharper, more detailed photos because it kinda mimics the layout of film grain.
And now you can get it in slick and shiny black, instead of just-as-slick silver and black. Hot.
$1,300, available in February.