Fuji X100S Comparison Results
UPDATE: Please see the wedding I photographed entirely on the X100S!
Thanks for playing along! A lot of people said they had fun trying to guess. I certainly thought it was a fun exercise. And now for the results of the head-to-head comparison guessing game between the X100S vs X100 vs Canon 5D Mark III (Canon 35L). If you haven’t testing your skills yet, click the link to the test, then come back here to see the answers!
The correct answer is:
#1 Fuji X100S
#2 Canon 5D3
#3 Fuji X100
And the experimental/statistical psychology major in me wanted to look at the results of what people guessed… no… not just ordinary people… but photographers! The results may surprise you!
So, 65 people guessed in total and every possible combination was offered up.
And, less than 1/2– 46% got it correct!! And several people that got it wrong included a confidence measure along with their incorrect answer, using terms like “obviously,” “definitely,” “clearly.”
57% of the incorrect respondents got the X100S and the 5D3 mixed up.
26% of the incorrect respondents got the X100S and the X100 mixed up.
A couple of people thought that #3 (the X100) was a little out of focus, when it actually is not. When you consider it’s a 12mp sensor, compared to a 16mp and a 22mp sensor, both of which have been downsized to match the size of the X100 (therefore not presented at 100% views, but rather less than that) , you’ve just got the superior resolving power of those two cameras. That, in combination with the X100S’s and Canon’s newer/better sensor technology, the Canon’s sharp-ass L lens, among other factors– it just leaves the X100 looking a little dull in the details in comparison.
Another thing to note is that Fuji is definitely inflating the numbers in the X100S in terms of the ISO rating–hence the darker image in #1. Maybe we should just leave the “S” out of ISO.
And one final item of interest is the WB of these 3 cameras. They were all set at the same Kelvin temperature, yet they all clearly have distinct coloration differences. Not sure what to make of that, I just find it interesting.