Given all the positive feedback on the Fuji X100 I post this with some trepidation....... I bought my X100 at the start of April having agonized about it for a year. When the prices started to drop , with firmware 1.21 looking good and Fuji announcing a proper fix for their X10 ( which I love and introduced me to Fuji colours) I thought it was time. From the outset I loved using it but was never impressed with the images : they were too soft and those X10 colours never looked as good on my X100. Using the X100 alongside my Canon G1X and Leica X1 it began to dawn on me that despite the hype this wasn't in the same league as those two. Surely I must have a defective unit. This morning I decided to change the camera for one with a late serial number i.e. post SAB aperture mechanism. The result is that my images seem no better. Am I expecting too much to look for parity with the Canon G1X or Leica X1? Sure I can sharpen the images up and desaturate a little if I must but I rather expected OOC shots to look great. Every time I read a review it describes image quality as very high but for a prime lens it's not impressing me - I do stop down to achieve better resolution with macro at F2.0 being stupidly soft. How does default resolution compare to your DSLRs? Do you guys always heavily sharpen your X100 images? POSTSCIPT Just loaded FW1.30 on to the new camera and back into the garden for some test shots. This straight from the camera actually looks sharper than the same shot yesterday. Maybe the old camera was a poor sample after all.