Unofficial X100S Firmware Wishlist

How can the X100S be improved?

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  1. Make distance scale indicator easily readable.

    Because of the notoriously slow AF on x100s I prefer to shoot in manual focus relying on zone focusing.
    It is hard to see at a glance what distance the camera is focused at due to the tiny size of the indicator. At least some contrast in the scale would help.

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    • Always fire a flash on the hotshoe.

      ... without having to enable that in the menu.
      Just do it. If I don't want the external flash to fire, I'll switch it of. Without having to dig through a camera menu.

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        • Allow external flash with film simulation bracketing (and 3fps drive)

          Unlike with other bracketings, at "film simulation bracketing" there is only one picture taken and then three pictures are generated from this one exposure. so it should be no problem to trigger a flash, but flash is completely deactivated here.
          For the 3fps or 6fps-Setting I understand that the internal flash is deactivated maybe to protect it, but there are many speedlights that have no problem to keep up with 3fps if set to 1/4 or less.

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          • Put "Preview Exposure in Manual Mode" on fn-Button

            ... or halfpress shutter (as it was in 1.03). When you photograph without flash in manual mode, you surely want the preview, but with external flash it's sometimes not very handy (for example when you underexpose -2ev and want to pop put the subject with flash). Now you have to do 9 steps in the menu instead of one handy fn-press.

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            • setting to crop picture to 50mm / 70mm / 85mm / 105mm equivalent

              though x100s has a fixed lens and you could crop the pictures later in post it would be a nice feature, if you could set you camera to crop the pictures directly like for example as a 85mm. of course in terms of quality it wouldn't be the perfect solution, but it would be a fast and convenient way if you you need a ready-made portrait-jpg out of camera.

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              • add interval shooting (timelapse)

                Add interval shooting (timelapse). it is possible to add an option in the self-timer menu: to do one picture in 1 seconds / to do one picture in 2 seconds ... to do one picture in N seconds

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                • 2 votes
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                  • Alow spot metering from selected AF frame.

                    Currently spot metering area is fixed in the middle of the sensor. There should be option in the menu to allow spot meeting from current AF box selected.

                    14 votes
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                    • 4 votes
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                      • Focus confirmation when using AFL button in manual mode

                        Quick access to autofocus in manual mode (via AFL button) is very useful but seems to be lacking focus confirmation, i.e. box going green when focus is locked.

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                        • Use built-in and external flash together

                          It seems either the built-in flash can be used or an external flash, but not both together. It would be useful to be able to fire off-camea bounce flash (for general illumination) together with built-in flash to introduce some highlights.

                          5 votes
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                          • Strobist friendly flash

                            The fast X-sync is great for shooting with flash in daylight, but the flash still has some shortcomings compared to other cameras :
                            * it should allow rear-sync
                            * it should be manually adjustable from 1/64 to full power
                            * it should allow a wider range of flash exposure compensation (e.g. from -3EV to +1EV)
                            * it should be possible to use the on-camera flash for fill even if a PocketWizard or external flash is put on the hotshoe

                            12 votes
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                            • Option for Auto ND

                              To compensate automatically the unability to use the fastest fast shutter speed at large apertures

                              32 votes
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                              • An option to choose focus points via turning the focusing ring (in AF mode)

                                As focusing ring doesn't do anything in AF mode, there could be an option to choose focusing poitns with the focusing ring (it could cycle through the points like using the command dial does).

                                3 votes
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                                • Write some copyright information to EXIF

                                  It should be possible to set the copyright information written to the EXIF.
                                  Something like "(c) First name Last Name 2013" should be enough.
                                  With SD card formatted to "Untitled" and no copyright information, there's no way to personalize the X100s.
                                  What if it gets lost/stolen?

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Add FEC (Flash Exposure Compensation) setting to fn button menu or to Q menu

                                    This would allow to adjust built-in flash power quickly, without needing to go into menu.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Correct the jpeg tone curve.

                                      Correct the clipping blacks in jpeg to match that of the X100 and X Pro 1.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Outline spot area in spot exposure metering mode.

                                        When spot measurement mode si enabled, exposure is measured in a 2% area located in the center of screen. Boundaries of such area are not visibile, therefore metering may occur on an unwanted or a mistaken area. A dashed line outlining such 2% area would solve this problem. Much better would be if spot area is coincident with AF area, with ability to move it.

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                                        • Apply advanced filters to RAW

                                          There should be a possibility to apply advanced filters to RAW files. I like the filters, but I don't feel comfortable applying so many effects in camera without being able to retrieve the original picture.

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