- 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
- Announced May 2011
- Renewed by Fujifilm X100S
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Fujifilm X100 overview
Fujifilm X100 is FujiFilm's Large Sensor Compact digital camera initially revealed on May of 2011. It has a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 4288 x 2848.
FujiFilm launched the newer Fujifilm X100S (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this model.
The Fujifilm X100 is ranked #56 out of 63 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and all round #503 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can check out our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your customized criteria.
Here is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Fujifilm X100 history
The Fujifilm X100 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the full list underneath.
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Fujifilm X100 Gallery
You can view the Fujifilm X100 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Fujifilm X100 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm X100 based on aspects which are typically seen as essential in a digital camera.
Fujifilm X100 Sensor information
The Fujifilm X100 houses the EXR processor chip. The spec of the sensor on the Fujifilm X100 is 23.6mm x 15.8mm (APS-C). The 373 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4288 x 2848 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor boasts 12MP and has a standard ISO range of 200 to 12800. RAW photos are saved therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
FujiFilm chose to omit the low pass filter in the Fujifilm X100. This may result in more clear pictures but might create moire in some circumstances.
The graphic underneath displays the Fujifilm X100's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm X100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm X100 dimensions
Fujifilm X100 weighs 0.98 lb (445 grams or 15.70 ounces) and features external size of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1"). The weight of general Large Sensor Compact camera is 392 grams and the Fujifilm X100 is weightier compared to its competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Here is a picture of the Fujifilm X100 next to a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the Fujifilm X100.
Fujifilm X100 Lens information
The Fujifilm X100 has a fixed lens giving a constant focal length of 35mm which means you do not have the ability to zoom.
At it's widest 35mm, it offers an aperture of f2.0 which will be ideal in low light conditions and capturing good bokeh. It is going to also allow you to go with a much lower ISO to have clearer images.
Fujifilm X100 Connectivity
The Fujifilm X100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy images and in some cases adjust settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Fujifilm X100 Video information
The highest video resolution on the Fujifilm X100 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in MPEG-4 file format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should really target at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone jack which means that you have got zero control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to purchase another model in case you require decent audio in your videos.
Fujifilm X100 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm X100 doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions might ruin the camera.
Fujifilm X100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm X100 has a 2.8" fixed display with a resolution of 460k dots.
Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Fujifilm X100 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
- Resolution 1,440k dots
- Coverage 90 percent
- Magnification 0.5x
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are very useful.
Fujifilm X100 Shutter information
Fujifilm X100 continuous shooting rate is 5.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Fujifilm X100 Flash and Hot shoe information
Fujifilm X100 includes both inbuilt flash and external flash ability.
Fujifilm X100 Autofocus information
Fujifilm X100 includes only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
The AF system has 49 focus points to pick from. Fujifilm X100 supports manual focus when needed in low light scenarios or you need more exact control on focus.
Fujifilm X100 Battery life
The battery power (NP-95) in the Fujifilm X100 is fashioned to last for 300 photos with respect to the CIPA standards which is comparable with its rivals. The typical Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 301. Leica X-U has the highest (450) battery life in this class of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Large Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:
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Fujifilm X100 for different types of photography
The following illustration displays a overview of the Fujifilm X100 for different types of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Fujifilm X100 as a Portrait photography camera
The Fujifilm X100 receives a rating of 62 which is nice, meaning that it is a respectable fit to use for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the flexibility to utilize external lighting.
Street photography with Fujifilm X100
Having a nice score of 63, the Fujifilm X100 is a respectable pick for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Sports photography with Fujifilm X100
A bad sports photography rating of 35 means the Fujifilm X100 is not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Fujifilm X100
Weight is very important when buying a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm X100 gets a average 58 as a travel camera which is somewhat adequate for your journeys.
Fujifilm X100 Landscape photography info
For anyone planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm X100 with it's average score of 56 as a landscape camera is reasonably acceptable within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Fujifilm X100
A camera for vlogging preferably should have a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm X100 is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a bad rating of 25.
Fujifilm X100 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the Fujifilm X100, here is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Large Sensor Compact.
The diagram listed below offers you an overview of the Fujifilm X100 compared to it's top ranking competitors mentioned previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.