I just got a copy of the X100F, and I was really excited to play around with it. But as I've taken a handful of pictures in various settings, I've noticed that the sharpness of the images were not what I would expect from a $1300 camera (and from Fuji glass no less!). So, I ran the sharpness experiment, taping a $2 bill to a vertical surface and shot at all the fstops (at 200 iso, on a tripod, and focused on the center at ~3 feet back). To my dismay, the images were just lame in terms of sharpness.
I am posting my comparison image at f2 (worst) and f5.6 (sharpest - but still crappy) at 100% crop. Would you go through all the hassle of sending back your copy with these results? Remember that this is the very best of conditions and this is the best it will ever produce. When hand held, it just gets worse from here.
I am also attaching someone else's test image(s), I was expecting to have sharpnesses similar (but not exact) to this. But, alas, that is not the case with my copy.
Should I try for another copy?