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Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Fujifilm X100S front
Portability
80
Imaging
58
Features
50
Overall
54

Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S Key Specs

Fujifilm X100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 445g - 126 x 75 x 54mm
  • Released May 2011
  • Replacement is Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100S
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Expand to 25600)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 445g - 127 x 74 x 54mm
  • Released July 2013
  • Older Model is Fujifilm X100
  • New Model is Fujifilm X100T
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Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S Overview

On this page, we are evaluating the Fujifilm X100 and Fujifilm X100S, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both produced by FujiFilm. There is a noticeable difference between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and Fujifilm X100S (16MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X100 was introduced 3 years earlier than the Fujifilm X100S and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the Fujifilm X100 grades versus the Fujifilm X100S with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Fujifilm X100S

 Fujifilm X100 Fujifilm X100S 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100S over the Fujifilm X100

 Fujifilm X100S Fujifilm X100 
ReleasedJuly 2013May 2011Fresher by 26 months

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Fujifilm X100S

 Fujifilm X100 Fujifilm X100S 
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.8"2.8"Equal display measurements
Display resolution460k460kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch display Neither features Touch display

Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry your camera, you have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X100 enjoys outer measurements of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") along with a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs) and the Fujifilm X100S has measurements of 127mm x 74mm x 54mm (5.0" x 2.9" x 2.1") and a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm X100 and Fujifilm X100S in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are working with at that moment. The following is a front view size comparison of the Fujifilm X100 vs the Fujifilm X100S.

Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X100 and Fujifilm X100S is 80 and 80 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to see the contrast between sensor sizing only by looking at technical specs. The photograph here may give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X100 and Fujifilm X100S.

As you can tell, both of those cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Fujifilm X100S to give extra detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos a bit more aggressively. The older Fujifilm X100 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm X100
Portrait photography with Fujifilm X100S
61
you can focus manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
low MP (12MP)
74
you can focus manually
flash sync is higher than normal (1/2,000s)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Street photography camera
Fujifilm X100S as a Street photography camera
63
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
64
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm X100S as a Sports photography camera
34
nice sensor size (APS-C)
fixed focal length (35mm)
max fps very slow (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not have phase detect auto focus
45
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
fixed focal length (35mm)
max fps low (6.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Travel photography information
Fujifilm X100S Travel photography information
58
flash built-in
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
no Time Lapse mode
low MP (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
67
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
does not have Timelapse recording
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Landscape photography factors
Fujifilm X100S Landscape photography factors
56
you can focus manually
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
pretty good screen size (2.8 inches)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
does not have low pass filter
saves RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (35mm)
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
no Time Lapse mode
63
you can focus manually
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen is a decent size (2.8 inch)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
no low pass filter
exports RAW files
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (35mm)
lack of image stabilization
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Vlogging advice
Fujifilm X100S Vlogging advice
25
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic socket
29
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
does not have external microphone support
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Fujifilm X100 vs Fujifilm X100S Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Fujifilm X100S
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Fujifilm X100S
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix X100 Fujifilm X100S
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2011-05-16 2013-07-29
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by EXR EXR II
Sensor type CMOS CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 372.9mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 2848 4896 x 3264
Max native ISO 12800 12800
Max boosted ISO - 25600
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35mm (1x) 35mm (1x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0 f/2.0
Macro focus distance 10cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.8 inch 2.8 inch
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dots 2,350 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 90% 90%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.5x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 9.00 m 9.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/2000 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4 H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 445 gr (0.98 lb) 445 gr (0.98 lb)
Physical dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 127 x 74 x 54mm (5.0" x 2.9" x 2.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 73 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.9 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.4 not tested
DXO Low light score 1001 not tested
Other
Battery life 300 images 330 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-95 NP-95
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $1,800 $1,299