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Fujifilm X100S Summary

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Fuji X100S Assessment

The Fuji X100S is an extremely capable premium compact camera. It features a unique 16 MP X-Trans II CMOS sensor without anti-alias filter that delivers image-quality which competes with the best APS-C DSLRs on the market.

The new sensor incorporates Phase-Detect AF to improve autofocus speed. The X100S remains fast and responsive and only slows down when light is low. Its external controls make it relatively efficient to operate but the interface has more than its share of oddities.

The hybrid viewfinder is very clever but it is the 2.4 MP EVF mode which is truly superb. It is very sharp and assists manual-focus in one of three ways, including a unique Digital Split-Screen.

Unlike when its predecessor was launched, the Fuji X100S faces a healthy amount of competition. There are new several fixed-lens camera with an APS-C or larger sensor, including other models without anti-alias filter. At its price, it also faces competition from mirrorless cameras, including Fuji's own X-series which look rather similar to the X100S.

Photographers who are comfortable with a fixed F/2 23mm lens would be highly pleased with the Fuji X100S. While the AF slows down in low-light, MF is quick and direct when needed. The all-in-one body and excellent quality of this camera is sure to make it last under capable hands.

Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review Read the full Fuji Finepix X100S review here.

PROS CONS
Superb image quality in compact size Very slow autofocus in low-light
Extremely low noise Some over-exposure
Very good sharpness from wide-open Some cast under tungsten lighting
Flexible rendition of colors and tones Wrong Live-Histogram, based on display
Bright F/2 lens Not Exposure-Priority
Real aperture ring Clear but pointless OVF
Leaf-Shutter allows High-Speed-Sync Two dials needed per exposure parameter
Built-In 3-Stop ND Filter No AE-L with MF
Plenty of external controls Illogical and under-used button functions
Inconspicuous analog camera look No direct Self-Timer access
Excellent EVF clarity Poor camera grip
Great LCD visibility
Excellent build quality
Excellent +Excellent + Excellent +

Related Information

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- 12 MP with Bayer and Anti-Alias filter, 1.5 MP Hybrid EVF, Contrast-Detect AF only.
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Fujifilm X100S Highlights


Medium digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 200-25600
Fixed 35mm lensShutter 1/4000-30s
0.48" Hybrid EVF 2.4 Megapixels (0.50X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Automatic Eye-Start sensorCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
1 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
6 FPS Drive, 29 ImagesHot-Shoe
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingStereo audio input
2.8" LCD 460K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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