Fujifilm X100S overview
Fujifilm X100S is FujiFilm's Large Sensor Compact digital camera first revealed on July of 2013. The camera has got a 16MP, CMOS X-TRANS II APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 4896 x 3264.
The X100S is positioned #44 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and all around #327 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your customized requirements.
The following is a chart of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Fujifilm X100S history
The Fujifilm X100S comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can look at all older and the latest models alongside key specifications.
Fujifilm X100S Gallery
You can view the X100S from various angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm X100S Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Fujifilm X100S based on factors that are oftentimes seen as necessary in a digital camera.
Fujifilm X100S Sensor specs
The Fujifilm X100S houses the EXR II chip. The sensor measurement on the Fujifilm X100S is 23.6mm x 15.8mm (APS-C). The 373 mm² sensor can resolve 4896 x 3264 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS X-TRANS II sensor boasts 16MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 to 12800. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a maximum of 25600. RAW files are saved therefore the user has more room to maneuver in post.
FujiFilm chose to omit the low pass filter in the Fujifilm X100S. This may result in more clearer images but can introduce moire under some circumstances.
The image below illustrates the X100S's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The X100S sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm X100S dimensions
Fujifilm X100S has a weight of 0.98 lbs (445 gr or 15.70 ounces) and the size of the camera is 127mm x 74mm x 54mm (5.0" x 2.9" x 2.1"). The weight of general Large Sensor Compact camera is 394 gr and the Fujifilm X100S is more heavy compared to its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The following is a photo of the Fujifilm X100S alongside a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view below will illustrate the button arrangement on the X100S.
Fujifilm X100S Lens details
The X100S features an inbuilt lens giving a fixed focal length of 35mm which means you have no option to zoom.
At it's widest 35mm, it will have an aperture of f2.0 making it awesome in low light conditions and capturing a shallow depth of field. It will also allow you to use a lower ISO to capture cleaner photos.
Fujifilm X100S Connectivity
The X100S has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy files and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Some apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Fujifilm X100S Video details
The highest video quality on the Fujifilm X100S is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance between video quality vs file size but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with much room to crop. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone port which means that you get zero control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to get another camera should you require decent sound in your videos.
Fujifilm X100S Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Fujifilm X100S so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Fujifilm X100S Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm X100S has got a 2.8" fixed screen with a resolution of 460k dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Fujifilm X100S are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
- Resolution 2,350k dots
- Coverage 90 percent
- Magnification 0.5x
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders can be rather useful.
Fujifilm X100S Shutter details
Fujifilm X100S continuous shooting speed is 6.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Fujifilm X100S Flash and Hot shoe details
Fujifilm X100S boasts both inbuilt flash and also external flash ability. The highest flash sync speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Fujifilm X100S Autofocus details
Fujifilm X100S has not got Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact compared to Contrast Based focusing.
The Sensor has got 49 focus points to select from. Fujifilm X100S includes manual focusing in case it is needed during low light scenarios or you need more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm X100S Battery life
The battery power (NP-95) in the Fujifilm X100S is made to last for 330 clicks with respect to the CIPA standards which is similar to its competitors. The typical Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U offers the highest (450) battery life within this type of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Large Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
Fujifilm X100S for specific styles of photography
The following chart indicates a analysis of the Fujifilm X100S for specific styles of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section below.
Fujifilm X100S Portrait photography details
The Fujifilm X100S has a rating of 76 which is great, and means the camera is a outstanding fit for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW photos in addition to the potential to work with off-camera flash.
Fujifilm X100S as a Street photography camera
Getting a above average points tally of 64, the Fujifilm X100S is a very decent pick to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Fujifilm X100S Sports photography information
A average sports photography points total of 46 indicates the Fujifilm X100S is relatively suited for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm X100S Travel photography details
Weight is really critical when selecting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Fujifilm X100S gets a nice 68 as a travelling camera which is a very decent fit to purchase for your trips.
Fujifilm X100S Landscape photography advice
When you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Fujifilm X100S and it's above average score of 63 for a landscape camera is a very decent pick amongst its competitors.
Fujifilm X100S Vlogging features
A vlogging camera should really come with a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Fujifilm X100S is not really acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a subpar rating of 30.
Fujifilm X100S Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the X100S, here is a number of the top scored cameras which fall under the category of Large Sensor Compact.
The line graph underneath provides you a summary of the X100S vs it's top scoring competitors suggested above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might consider as alternate options. To check out a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.