With the replacement for the FinePix S5 Pro DSLR never materialising, it looked like Fujifilm was focusing its digital expertise on the compact camera mass market. This all changed with the announcement of the FinePix X100 compact camera back in September last year at the Photokina international trade show; with a host of features and controls to appeal to the professional and high-end enthusiast that haven’t been seen together on a compact camera before. Generating masses of interest at the time of launch, it’s been six months of waiting to get our hands on a final production sample. Has the wait for the FinePix X100 been worth it?