Fujifilm A100

 
Fujifilm FinePix A100 front
 
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-107mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 124g - 92 x 61 x 22mm
  • Released February 2009
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  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
14
Overall
26

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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Here is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm A100 history

The Fujifilm A100 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-AV250 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV250
A100 vs AV250
32-96mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-AX350 front thumbnailFujiFilm AX350
A100 vs AX350
33-165mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
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FujiFilm-FinePix-AV200 front thumbnailFujiFilm AV200
A100 vs AV200
32-96mm
F2.9-5.2
14MP1/2.3"2011
Fujifilm-FinePix-A170 front thumbnailFujifilm A170
A100 vs A170
32-96mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-A150 front thumbnailFujifilm A150
A100 vs A150
36-107mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
Fujifilm-FinePix-A100 front thumbnailFujifilm A10036-107mm
F3.1-5.6
10MP1/2.3"2009
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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.

built in lens has zoom (36-107mm 3.0 x zoom)
flash built-in
good min ISO (100)
lighter than competition in class (124g)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
doesn't have HDMI support
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have microphone jack
doesn't have Timelapse mode
fixed screen
focusing manually not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
no external flash support
no image stabilization
no manual exposure
no phase detect auto focus
no RAW files
no shutter priority
pixelated screen (230 thousand dot)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
sluggish at long end (f5.6)
small screen (2.7 inches)
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
wide angle not good (36mm)
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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.

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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.

Fujifilm FinePix A100 sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Here is a shot of the Fujifilm A100 beside a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.

Fujifilm FinePix A100 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show the button design on the A100.

Fujifilm FinePix A100 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Fujifilm FinePix A100 screen and viewfinder Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

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.

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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.

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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.

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lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format

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.

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lighter than competition (124g)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

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.

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no shutter priority
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF

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.

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lighter than others in class (124g)
flash built-in
missing Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)

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.

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no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording

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.

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lighter than others (124g)
wide angle not good (36mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have microphone jack

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm FinePix A100
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Released
2009-02-04
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW files
Maximum native ISO
1600
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
36-107mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/3.1-5.6
Macro focus distance
5cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.7 inches
Screen resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
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
Features
Slowest shutter speed
8 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.90 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
640x480
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
124 grams (0.27 lbs)
Dimensions
92 x 61 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.4" x 0.9")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
1
Pricing at launch
$0