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The X100 has been one of the most anticipated compact cameras. Although it looks like an old rangefinder, it is a very modern device. Its most obvious innovation is its hybrid viewfinder that combines both an optical viewfinder and an electronic one, projecting the information from the electronic viewfinder onto the optical one. And this really works!
The X100 combines a 12-megapixel APS-C sensor with a fixed 23-millimeter lens (equivalent to a 35mm). For a compact camera; the X100 sits well on the upper-end range, (around 1,000 USD).
Nevertheless, it could be the case that its high price tag matches its high sensor performance making it the best mirrorless camera available so far.
We will compare how the X100 performs in contrast with the NEX-5, Sony’s top APS-C mirrorless unit, not only that but we will also compare it to mid-range DSLRs units as the EOS 60D and the Nikon D90.
Bare with us; comparing a small, mirrorless camera to much bulkier DSLR models might seem awkward or unfair at first sight, but doing so may answer one crucial question: could the X100 be the “everyday” camera for the much more demanding DSLR enthusiasts?
The key to answering this question lies in its sensor performance and how it will fare compared to those of DSLRs.