One reason to switch from Nikon to Fuji was Fuji’s Kaizen philosophy (Kai=change Zen=good).
This means, that Fuji will improve their cameras by firmware updates. And this even after months or years after the release. And even after the release of the successor. So the X100 got an autofocus improvement after the release of the X100s.
You might say, that that a good camera should be ready at release and don’t need an improvement. I think, both is true. Some of the „improvements“ Fuji should have at the release. Especially because the cameras are quite expensive. But some things you will recognize after some usage.
Now fujirumors say, there will be no more improvements for the X100s. That’s very pity for me, because I love this camera.
Yes, I could buy the successor, the X100T. But for a camera with a fixed lens it is a lot of money. And when Kaizen is only a marketing gag, I don’t know, if I want to spend so much money for another Fuji camera.
So Fuji, I hope this is only a rumor, and not the truth. And if you don’t have ideas, how to improve the X100s, I’m pretty sure, the users can deliver. And I believe, most of them won’t be costly (I know, how it works, I’m a software developer).
Here are some ideas:
– customizable Q-menu
– iso shifting by exposure compensation in manual mode (I need this so bad)
– classic chrome (I don’t need this really, but I know, many owners wants it) (and I know David Hobby had a X100s prototype with this film simulation)
– more slots for custom settings
– I want to name the custom settings
– show the exposure time all the time in aperture priority mode (not only, when I half press the release botton)
– focus should stay at the same point when I turn the camera off an then on
– better battery indicator
Is Fuji’s Kaizen philosophy only a marketing gag? We’ll see. Fuji, it’s up to you to prove me wrong.