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Fujifilm X100S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and lens. The performance and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed comments on the reliability and battery. Many are less positive about the flash and exposure.

portability, responsiveness, performance, lens, usability

value for money, screen, features, exposure, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm X100S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Fujifilm X100S review


The invasion of the large sensor cameras with fixed focus lenses continues. It's not epic levels but there's definitely been a veritable wave of these babies flowing into our offices over the past few months. And who are we to argue about a trend of...

Superior 16MP stills ; Excellent Hybrid viewfinder ; Very responsive

Expensive ; Not geared toward casual users, no matter how much money they have ; Small LCD screen with so-so quality

After using the X100S for a while, it’s easy to see why Fujifilm remains a force in digital photography. If you’re looking for a compact camera with a large sensor and prime lens, this is a camera for you.

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Fujifilm X100S


When Fujifilm announced its FinePix X100 retro-styled compact at Photokina 2010, it instantly captured the imagination of serious photographers. With its fixed 23mm F2 lens and SLR-sized APS-C sensor, it offered outstanding image quality, while its...

Excellent JPEG image quality - little need to shoot Raw except to correct WB ; Very sharp 23mm (35mm equiv.) F2 lens ; Fast and responsive when shooting (with decent SD card) ; Speedy and generally accurate hybrid AF (but still slower than the best M43...

AF can still get confused occasionally even in bright conditions ; Histogram does nothing useful in manual mode (when it would be most useful if it worked) ; No face-detection AF ; Rear LCD somewhat prone to glare in bright light (use viewfinder...

The Fujifilm X100S is a hugely likable, very capable camera with some useful tricks up its sleeve. Almost all of the bugs from the X100 have been ironed out, and image quality from its 16MP X-Trans sensor is excellent.

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Fujifilm X100S


Don't be fooled by the Fujifilm X100S's retro exterior; it's a modern, full-featured digital camera that impressed us enough to earn our Editors' Choice award.

Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder. Superb high ISO image quality. 35mm wide-angle field of view. Fast f/2 lens. Excellent control layout. Fast focus. Continuous shooting at 5fps. X-Trans image sensor. Wide-angle adapter available

Bigger than some other large-sensor compacts. Lens suffers from edge softness. Macro shots at wide apertures have a soft-focus look. Video could be better. No image stabilization. Rear LCD could be sharper

The Fujifilm X100S ($1,299.95 list) is the follow-up to Fuji's groundbreaking X100 digital camera. Like its predecessor it features a retro design that makes it look more like a 1960s-era Leica than a modern digital camera, a hybrid viewfinder system...


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Fujifilm X100S Review


While not made for everyone, the Fujifilm X100S is an amazing rangefinder-type model. With unparalleled image quality and performance, this is a must have for the right group of photographers. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Program mode allows basic point-n-shoot operation ; Shutter Speed and Aperture dials on the camera body ; Fixed 35mm Fujinon f/2.0 lens ; Unparalleled image quality in its class ; Hybrid EVF offers a fantastic way for you to shoot no matter what your...

Limited versatility with the fixed lens ; No active face detection software while shooting ; 2.8-inch screen looks rather small on the back of camera and does not provide the clarity you will find in the EVF ; Very steep price tag

While not made for everyone, the Fujifilm X100S is an amazing rangefinder-type model. With unparalleled image quality and performance, this is a must have for the right group of photographers. Read more in our

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Fujifilm X100S review: Making today’s pictures with yesterday’s design


Retro is so hot right now. Mad Men is on its sixth season and still pulling in huge ratings. The Great Gatsby is due to hit theaters next month, with a period-correct 1920s setting. And Fujifilm's new X100S, an update from 2010's X100, is one of the...

Pretty looks ; Fast autofocus ; Great image quality ; Hybrid viewfinder

Clumsy control system ; Video is an afterthought ; Minor build quality complaints

The X100S is an excellent camera, but I'm dying for a full-frame version

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Fujifilm X100S


Despite an almost identical appearance to its predecessor, the X100, the Fujifilm X100S offers enough enhancements to deliver a significantly more fluid shooting experience and notably improved photo quality. It still suffers from a few annoying issues...

The Fujifilm X100S produces excellent photos, and an updated viewfinder adds to the camera's increasingly streamlined shooting design.

The lens has a few quirks, as does the autofocus system.

A great enthusiast compact for manual-focusing fans.

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Camera Review: Fujifilm X100S


A retro-style compact for the manually inclined gets faster and smarter.

Fantastic SLR-like image quality, even at high ISOs; nifty hybrid viewfinder; cool look

It’s expensive; Fuji’s menu system is less intuitive than alternatives

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Camera Test: Fujifilm X100S


After achieving near-instant cult status with its rangefinder homage, the X100, Fujifilm had to tread lightly in designing the follow-up model. Fiddle too much with success of this fixed-lens compact camera, and risk alienating the many photographers...


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Fujifilm X100S


Fujifilm's X100S is a compact, retro-styled camera with a large APS-C sized sensor, fixed 35mm f2 equivalent lens and the choice of screen or viewfinder for composition. Announced in January 2013 it's the successor to the X100, a model that revitalized...

16MPX X-Trans CMOS sensor ; Fast Hybrid AF with manual focus aids ; Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder ; Bright f2 35mm equivalent fixed lens ; Excellent high ISO noise performance

Viewfinder prone to light leaks ; 1/1000 min shutter speed at f2 ; Lacks built-in wi-fi and GPS ; Limited movie exposure options ; Buttons occassionally unresponsive

The Fujifilm X100S builds on the success of its predecessor, the X100, with a new sensor, faster, more accurate focusing and a raft of other improvements. Fujifilm has concentrated on improving what needed it and fixing (most of) what was broken, while...

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Fujifilm X100S


Fujifilm's second crack at a large-sensor, fixed-lens camera improves in some key areas, but is it worth the price?

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Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23.6 x 15.6 MM / 23.6 x 15.8 mm


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


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


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