Recently, I decided to pull the trigger and purchase the Fujifilm X100S after hearing rave reviews from DigitalRev and Zack Arias. Its old school facade is beautifully crafted and with a 35mm-equivalent focal length, it's an ideal street photography buddy. I'm not the best when it comes to this form of photography but the X100S's silent leaf shutter and its sleek, retro look helps ease the nerves of my unsuspecting subjects. Also, the optical/electronic viewfinder offers a unique DSLR/rangefinder-hybrid experience.
One of the first things I do with any new camera is test the sensor to see how good it really is. I like to shoot scenes that push the camera's capabilities, like capturing bright backgrounds with a dark foreground. This helps me see how much detail the camera's sensor can capture during post production. The X100S's performance is mindblowing ... just see for yourself below.