Fujifilm A100 overview
Fujifilm A100 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first released on February of 2009. It has got a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The A100 is ranked #248 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #1198 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to test our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your customized factors.
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Fujifilm A100 history
The Fujifilm A100 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
Fujifilm A100 Gallery
You can view the A100 from different angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm A100 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm A100 based on criterias which are oftentimes viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Fujifilm A100 Sensor information
The sensor spec in the Fujifilm A100 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor has 10MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the A100's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The A100 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm A100 dimensions
Fujifilm A100 weighs 0.27 lbs (124 gr / 4.37 ounces) & the size of the camera is 92mm x 61mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Fujifilm A100 is lighter compared to various competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Here is a shot of the Fujifilm A100 beside a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view just below will show the button design on the A100.
Fujifilm A100 Lens information
The A100 offers a fixed lens giving a focal range of 36-107mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which might not be perfect but it will definitely be convenient in a few situations.
At it's widest 36mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.1 which will be very sluggish and not great for low light occasions and you will probably find it difficult to get good bokeh. You would also have to boost your ISO setting leading to noisy shots. Towards the long end, 107mm comes with f5.6 which is fairly slow and you would have to set slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm A100 Connectivity
The A100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer files and usually change camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Fujifilm A100 Video information
The maximum video resolution in the Fujifilm A100 is 640 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful for today's standards. You should go for at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The body doesn't feature a microphone or headphone port which means that you get zero control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look into an alternative model should you want good audio for your videos.
Fujifilm A100 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm A100 doesn't have weather sealing so rainy conditions can damage the camera.
Fujifilm A100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm A100 has got a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specs for Fujifilm A100 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders can be particularly useful.
Fujifilm A100 Shutter information
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Fujifilm A100 Flash and Hot shoe information
Fujifilm A100 has just built in flash without external flash ability.
Fujifilm A100 Autofocus information
Fujifilm A100 has only Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & precise compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
Fujifilm A100 lacks manual focus. Manual focus option is good for low light or you want to have more exact control on focusing.
Fujifilm A100 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest possible (470) battery life for this category of cameras.
Below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
Fujifilm A100 for specific forms of photography
The following chart gives a analysis of the Fujifilm A100 for specific forms of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Fujifilm A100 as a Portrait photography camera
The Fujifilm A100 receives a rating of 20 which is dreadful, and means the camera is simply not good to use for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support in addition to the ability to use external flash.
Street photography with Fujifilm A100
With a reasonable points total of 55, the Fujifilm A100 is reasonably suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Fujifilm A100 as a Sports photography camera
A dreadful sports photography points total of 17 means the Fujifilm A100 is simply not good for shooting sports. A camera needs to have good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm A100 Travel photography info
Weight is really important when choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Fujifilm A100 gets a decent 56 as a travelling camera which is relatively suited for your travels.
Landscape photography with Fujifilm A100
For those who are looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm A100 at it's dreadful score of 23 as a landscape camera is simply not good compared to its competition.
Fujifilm A100 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a moving display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm A100 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it comes to a dreadful rating of 25.
Fujifilm A100 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the A100, here is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart below shows you a bird's eye view of the A100 vs it's top ranked rivals listed previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might look into as alternatives. To check out a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.