This article mainly deals with the X100S from a photographic perspective. Video is coming in the full review next week.
The old X100 was fatally flawed in my view. Manual focus with a massive lag between moving the focus ring and the clunky focus stepping itself. Very sluggish AF and a long minimum focus distance. We’re not talking macro here but just basic portrait stuff. Entering macro mode for portraits or even not particular close close-ups was a hassle.
All this and more is fixed on the X100S, which is a major upgrade that totally belies the similar external appearance, including 1080/60p video.