Editors Liked

  • Very nicely designed body
  • Smooth, silent manual zoom
  • Bright optical viewfinder
  • Very bright lens, especially for a zoom
  • Above average high ISO performance for a compact camera
  • Improved dynamic range with EXR
  • Sharp photos
  • Good video quality
  • Retro styling
  • Solid build quality
  • Much improved menu system over X100
  • The kind of camera you grow to like more over time
  • Versatile wide-aperture zoom lens

Editors Didn't Like

  • The white disc problem
  • Demosaicing artifacts more common than other cameras
  • Slightly soft corners at telephoto
  • Anamorphic distortion at wide-angle
  • Overly complex electronic options
  • Unusual white disc/orb problem makes photos look awkward
  • Some "jaggies" in photos
  • EXR sensor's most useful features require drop in resolution
  • So-so low-light performance
  • LCD could be sharper
  • Expensive
  • RAW shooting speeds are pretty slow
  • Continuous AF in lowlight not quite up to par when shooting videos
  • LCD could be higher resolution
  • A bit too much image processing at higher ISOs
  • Below average battery life
  • Rear physical button interface is slightly messy