Retro is so hot right now. Mad Men is on its sixth season and still pulling in huge ratings. The Great Gatsby is due to hit theaters next month, with a period-correct 1920s setting. And Fujifilm's new X100S, an update from 2010's X100, is one of the most retro inspired cameras we've seen to date. But despite its throwback look and feel, it has all the capabilities one would expect from a modern digital camera. Available now for $1,299.99, the X100S is one of the latest entries into the increasingly crowded high-end fixed lens compact camera segment.

At that price, you wonder who this camera is for, exactly. It's a bit out of the price range of the average camera buyer, and the camera's looks beg to be used by a photographer who knows what they're doing. But can the X100S take the place of a pro's rig when on the go? Is the X100S just a novelty toy for those that wish cameras were what they used to be? I've spent the past couple of weeks with the X100S to find out.