FujiFilm JV100

FujiFilm FinePix JV100 front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 37-111mm (F3.2-4.3) lens
  • 126g - 93 x 55 x 21mm
  • Introduced February 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix JV105
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

FujiFilm JV100 overview

FujiFilm JV100 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact camera first introduced on February of 2010. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is known as "FinePix JV105" in certain regions.

The JV100 comes in at #232 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #1216 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can use our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personal requirements.

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The following is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

FujiFilm JV100 family

The FujiFilm JV100 comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can discover all earlier and new models alongside important features.

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JV100 vs JZ500
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JV100 vs JZ300
FujiFilm-FinePix-JV100 front thumbnailFujiFilm JV10037-111mm
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FujiFilm JV100 Pros and Cons

Here is a list of pros and cons of the FujiFilm JV100 based on factors which are usually seen as crucial in a camera.

built-in flash
built in lens has zoom (37-111mm 3.0 x zoom)
good min ISO (100)
lighter than others in class (126 grams)
cannot use external flash
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have RAW files
lack of image stabilization
lack of manual exposure
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
max zoom aperture not good (f4.3)
missing external microphone jack
missing HDMI support
missing headphone jack
missing Timelapse mode
no aperture priority
no shutter priority
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (230 k dot)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
slow max aperture (f3.2)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
wide angle not good (37mm)
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FujiFilm JV100 Sensor specs

The specification of the sensor on the FujiFilm JV100 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a maximum of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.

The graphic underneath displays the JV100's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The JV100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

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To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm JV100 dimensions

FujiFilm JV100 weighs about 0.28 lb (126 gr or 4.44 oz) and features outside measurements of 93mm x 55mm x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr and the FujiFilm JV100 is lighter compared to other rivals.

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Down below is a picture of the FujiFilm JV100 next to a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.

FujiFilm FinePix JV100 dimensions scale

The top view under will illustrate the button design on the JV100.

FujiFilm FinePix JV100 topview buttons dials

FujiFilm JV100 Lens details

The JV100 is equipped with a built-in lens giving a focal range of 37-111mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which won't be significant however it would certainly be convenient in certain situations.

At it's widest 37mm, it offers an aperture of f3.2 and that's very sluggish and not the best in low light occasions and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You could also have to boost your ISO setting which causes noisy files. At the long end, 111mm comes with f4.3 which is quite slow and you will have to go with slow shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm JV100 Connectivity

The JV100 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can send photos and sometimes alter camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.

Many apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.

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FujiFilm JV100 Video details

The highest video resolution on the FujiFilm JV100 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really try to get a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone jack which means you get zero control over your audio. It is perhaps best to look at a different model in case you want better audio in your video clips.

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FujiFilm JV100 Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing on the FujiFilm JV100 so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.

FujiFilm JV100 Display and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm JV100 has got a 2.7" fixed display with a resolution of 230k dots.

Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder details regarding FujiFilm JV100 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really useful during sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to view.

FujiFilm JV100 Shutter details

The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.

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FujiFilm JV100 Flash and Hot shoe details

FujiFilm JV100 includes just integrated flash with missing external flash ability.

FujiFilm JV100 Autofocusing details

FujiFilm JV100 includes only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and exact compared to Contrast Detect focusing.

FujiFilm JV100 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good during low light or you want more exact control on focus.

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FujiFilm JV100 Battery life

The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest (470) battery life within this category of cameras.

Underneath is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:

FujiFilm JV100 for varying types of photography

The following illustration displays a analysis of the FujiFilm JV100 for varying types of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

FujiFilm JV100 Portrait photography details

The FujiFilm JV100 gets a points total of 21 which is really bad, and means the camera is not acceptable to use for portraits. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files in addition to the ability to use off-camera flash.

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focusing manually not possible
no manual control
no external flash support
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files

Street photography with FujiFilm JV100

Having a average points tally of 55, the FujiFilm JV100 is fairly adequate for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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lighter than competitors (126g)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

FujiFilm JV100 Sports photography factors

A really bad sports photography score of 17 means the FujiFilm JV100 is not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera really should have great tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low resolution (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus

FujiFilm JV100 Travel photography factors

Portability is extremely crucial when selecting a camera for travel. On the whole, the FujiFilm JV100 gets a modest 56 as a travel camera which is somewhat suited for your vacations.

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lighter than competition in class (126g)
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.2)

FujiFilm JV100 Landscape photography factors

If you find yourself looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The FujiFilm JV100 with it's really bad grade of 23 for a landscape camera is not acceptable among it's competitors.

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manual focus not available
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7")
manual exposure not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Time Lapse recording

Vlogging with FujiFilm JV100

A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the FujiFilm JV100 is not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a really bad rating of 25.

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lighter than competition (126 grams)
wide angle not good (37mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone socket

FujiFilm JV100 Alternatives

If you are searching for alternatives to the JV100, below is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The line chart listed below provides you an overview of the JV100 vs it's top scored rivals suggested earlier.

These are some more cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To review a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
FujiFilm FinePix JV100
Otherwise known as
FinePix JV105
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
37-111mm (3.0x)
Highest aperture
Macro focus distance
Crop factor
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
Resolution of display
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
8 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.50 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
126 grams (0.28 pounds)
Physical dimensions
93 x 55 x 21mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
Price at launch