The Fuji X100S has been out for a while and there are already plenty of reviews for it. Instead of being a general review, this user review will focus on the X100s' suitability for family and candid photos. I will first discuss how a 35mm* lens is useful for candid shots. Next, I will discuss how the X100S is different from other 35mm lens/camera combinations. I will then discuss how the X100S performs. Of particular concern is whether it can capture fast-moving subjects (e.g. kids and pets). Lastly, I will also list some possible alternatives for those who are interested in this camera.
*By "35mm" I mean a lens and camera combination that has the same field of view as a 35mm lens on a full frame 35mm (36x24mm) sensor.
Yes, that's a shot of my daughter on a swing. But you shouldn't jump to the conclusion that the X100S is good for candid action shots. Because the truth is that capturing fast action on the X100S is possible but only under some circumstances.
Note: unless otherwise noted, the sample shots here were taken in raw, then converted in Lightroom, with minimal adjustments. Shots of the X100S itself were taken with the Stylus 1.