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Fujifilm Finepix X100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 668 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The portability and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the image stabilizer and features.

performance, responsiveness, portability, image quality, design

value for money, battery, features, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm Finepix X100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Fujifilm's Forward-Thinking, Retro-Styled Camera

 

Underneath the sweet '70s shell and analog controls, the Fujifilm FinePix X100 is possibly the most advanced rangefinder-style camera ever.

Prosumer hardware in hipster packaging. Built-in flash, but the blazing-fast 35-mm-equivalent f/2 lens and maximum ISO of 12,800 mean you won't need it much

One lens only. Water-resistant? This camera isn't even rated for use in humidity over 80 percent. Sorry, Florida

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Fujifilm FinePix X100

 

Looking at the Fujifilm FinePix X100, you might be reminded of a simpler time and the age of analog photography. But once you get your hands on the camera and take it for a spin, that notion will be shattered. The FinePix X100 is a complicated camera...

Hybrid viewfinder is everything it’s cracked up to be ; Sturdy chassis, vintage look ; Yields impressive images

Steep learning curve ; Pricey ; Slow AF ; Complicated handling, unfamiliar physical and in-camera UI

While the FinePix X100 takes some bold and appreciated steps forward for digital photography, don’t confuse it as a user-friendly device.

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Fujifilm FinePix X100 Review

 

Fuji's FinePix X100 is a high quality, rangefinder type digicam with outstanding performance and quality. A lack of various automatic shooting modes makes this a camera for more advanced users, and the price tag of around $1,200 US means that this...

Heavy, Solid Feel ; Unique Rangefinder body style ; Designed for users with manual camera knowledge ; High Quality Fixed lens ; Outstanding overall image quality ; Robust shooting performance ; Hybrid Viewfinder is useful and a pleasure to use ; LCD is...

Some Controls are difficult to use / manipulate ; Exposure Compensation dial is too easily turned when bumped or touched ; Fixed lens limits framing versatility ; Very Expensive ; No audio input for external mic

Fuji's FinePix X100 is a high quality, rangefinder type digicam with outstanding performance and quality. A lack of various automatic shooting modes makes this a camera for more advanced users, and the price tag of around $1,200 US means that this...

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Fujifilm FinePix X100

 

From a market standpoint, the pricey Fujifilm FinePix X100 is a bit of an oddball. Though we traditionally call models like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 or Canon PowerShot G12 "large sensor" compacts, their CCDs are relatively tiny compared to the...

Thanks to great photo quality, a clever hybrid viewfinder, and a cool, retro design, there's a lot to like about the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Sluggish performance, especially for such a high-priced camera, and a frustrating navigation control make shooting with the camera a lot less fluid than it should be

If you have the bucks and you want the best photo quality possible, the Fujifilm FinePix X100 delivers. But definitely try before you buy to make sure the focusing systems won't make you crazy.

SILVER AWARD!

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Fujifilm FinePix X100 Review

 

NOTE - On 21st March 2012 Fujifilm updated the X100's firmware to Version 1.20 with a number of new features - most notably the ability to customise the 'RAW' button. We recommend familiarising yourself with these improvements and bearing them in mind...

Excellent sensor offering superb image quality even at high ISO settings ; High quality lens with excellent cross-frame sharpness, and minimal distortion and chromatic aberration (although see Cons below) ; Exceptional build quality - extremely solid,...

Camera locks-up certain key functions for several seconds while writing to card (including ISO) ; Requires fastest possible SD cards to give tolerable write speeds when shooting raw ; Several key features buried deep in the menus (Auto ISO...

The X100 combines excellent image quality, solid build and a superb viewfinder with somewhat sluggish and quirky operation. It's been much-improved by multiple firmware updates since its initial incarnation, and despite its flaws is now a very likeable...

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Fujifilm FinePix X100 First Impressions Review

 

We first saw the Fujifilm X100 at Photokina and were intrigued by its retro flavor, hybrid OVF/EVF, and APS-C sensor. Imagine our delight when we arrived in Yokohama to find a fully functioning X100 and a treasure trove of specs. We spent one whole...

Fujifilm’s aim was to “make a camera that gets back to the basics: the joy of photos.” The FinePix X100 may actually accomplish this lofty goal. With manual control versatility, an APS-C CMOS sensor, a clever hybrid viewfinder, and elegant retro body...

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Fujifilm FinePix X100Digital Camera Review

 

What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Fujifilm FinePix X100. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at DigitalCameraInfo.com.

Despite its numerous flaws, the Fuji FinePix X100 delivered impressive video performance in our testing. The camera’s fast lens proved to work well in low light, and noise levels were kept to a minimum at all times. The fact that the camera does not...

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Fujifilm FinePix X100

 

Delivering excellent image quality and a unique user experience, the Fujifilm X100 nevertheless manages to confound us with a quirky user interface and extreme lens flare wide open. Designed for a narrow market, potential buyers should consider...

Superb image quality; Dazzling Hybrid Viewfinder; Traditional mechanical controls; Mostly excellent optical performance

Quirky interface; Manual dials turn easily; Manual focus is too difficult to use; Dramatic lens flare, especially at night

After all I'd heard, I expected to write a short list of complaints about the Fujifilm X100 and move on, but as soon as I started using it, I discovered what the buzz was all about. The Fujifilm X100 is not made for everyone who ever liked the look of...

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Hands-on Report: The Fujifilm X100 Camera Review

 

This beautiful, quirky, and often irksome camera delivers in the image quality department

Beautiful and sturdy build ; Excellent hybrid viewfinder ; High image quality from sensor and lens

Very poor multi-selector ; Confused interface and sluggish performance ; Expensive

Unfortunately, and even inexplicably, the X100 suffers from some very annoying flaws, no doubt exacerbated by the X100′s potential and its pricetag. For a camera that costs $1199, the X100′s horrible multi-selector is just inexcusable, making...

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Fujifilm FinePix X100 comes with a fine leather coat

 

Back in the day when you wanted to be extremely cool, you'd step out and pick a gizmo that was black, white or silver. Things seem to have changed and colors of luxury have begun shining out. For instance we have the special edition of the Fujifilm...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI Interface:No / Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:23.6 x 15.8 mm
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Fujifilm NP-95
Battery Type:Fujifilm NP-95

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode: No
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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