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Fujifilm FinePix X100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 561 reviews of Fujifilm FinePix X100. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but opinions are divided on the energy efficiency. There are some less positive views about the zoom and exposure.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, design

price, focus, battery, exposure, zoom

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm FinePix X100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix X100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. The battery and screen get mixed reviews, while the storage and zoom get negative comments.

usability, performance, design, portability, image quality

zoom, storage

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm FinePix X100 Digital Camera - (12.3MP, APS-C CMOS EXR) 2.8 inch LCDFujifilm FinePix X100 Digital Camera - (12.3MP, APS-C CMOS EXR) 2.8 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Fujifilm FinePix X100 sieht nicht nur irre gut aus - sie ist es wohl auch

 

Die Fujifilm FinePix X100 ist optisch (und preislich, 1000 Euro) ein Killer - soviel war sofort klar . Begeistert schreibt Photography Blog nun, dass diese Schönheit auch wunderbare Bilder schieße. Die X100 sei in der Bildqualität den besten...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Grayson Schaffer (wired.com)

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Fujifilm FinePix X100 review

 

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.

May, 2011

SILVER AWARD!

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (dpreview.com)

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Review

 

The Fujifilm Finepix X100 is a new compact camera that's quite unlike any other available today. Featuring a retro design that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Leica M-series, the X100 is a blend of old and new, bringing together a very...

The Fujifilm Finepix X100 is one of the most surprising, appealing and well-realised cameras of recent times, offering a compelling mix of intuitive handling, impeccable image quality, and a truly innovative viewfinder. That's not to say that you...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

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...

Expert review by : neocamera.com (neocamera.com)

Fuji X100S

 

The Fuji X100S is an extremely capable premium compact camera. It features a unique 16 MP X-Trans II CMOS sensor without anti-alias filter that delivers image-quality which competes with the best APS-C DSLRs on the market. The new sensor incorporates...

Superb image quality in compact size, Extremely low noise, Very good sharpness from wide-open, Flexible rendition of colors and tones, Bright F/2 lens, Real aperture ring, Leaf-Shutter allows High-Speed-Sync, Built-In 3-Stop ND Filter, Plenty of...

Very slow autofocus in low-light, Some over-exposure, Some cast under tungsten lighting, Wrong Live-Histogram, based on display, Not, Clear but pointless OVF, Two dials needed per exposure parameter, No AE-L with MF, Illogical and under-used button...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Fujifilm X100s Review

 

Fuji got off to a strong start when they released the X100 to the public, not to mention startling their competition in the process. It was a solid performer overall, but it was plagued with a few drawbacks, both major and minor, that made some...

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800
Battery life (CIPA standard):300
Battery performance:1800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-95
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Album organization: Yes
Built-in processor:EXR
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW / Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Image quality adjustment:Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, ITA, JPN, KAZ, KOR, LAV, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, SER, SLK, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:3
Playback zoom (max):3
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Candlelight, Landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Self-portrait / Candlelight, Landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Self-portrait, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Sharpness:Soft
Sharpness levels:Soft
Start-up time:2.2
White Balance:Auto, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade / Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.8
Display resolution (numeric):460000
Field of view:100
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Suppressed
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 354.3

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:0.8 - ∞
Super Macro focusing range:0.1 - 2

Lens System

Fixed focal length:0.906
Focal length range (f-f):23
Lens structure:8/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/6
Maximum aperture number:16
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.38
Minimum aperture number:2
Number of aspheric elements:1
Number of diaphragm blades:9

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 12800, Auto / 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2250, 3200, 6400, 12800, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/2EV step) / ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE, Auto
Light metering:SPOT

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:20
Maximum memory card size:8
Memory slots:1

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/4 - 1/4000
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7\nWindows XP\nWindows Vista\nMac OS X 10.3.9-10.6
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.98 x 2.12 x 2.93
Frame: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Macro focusing range:0.1 - 2
Minimum system requirements:VGA 1024x768\nDirectX 7+
Panorama: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Weight:0.893 / 0.981

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera / MILC
Image sensor size (W x H):0.929 x 0.622
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4288 x 2848
Megapixel:12.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080, 2176 x 1448, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 4288 x 2416, 4288 x 2848 / 1920 x 1080,2176 x 1448,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2048 / 1920 x 1080,2176 x 1448,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2048,4288 x 2416 / 1920 x 1080,2176 x 1448,3072 x 1728,3072 x 2048,4288 x 2416,4288 x 2848
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Shutter speed settings:B, T
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:2048
Minimum processor:Intel Pintium 4 2GHz, PowerPC
Minimum RAM:512

Video

Full HD: No
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:24
Video compression format:H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV
Video Frame Rate:24
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Hybrid / Hybrid, Optical
Magnification:0.5
Viewfinder screen size:0.47
Viewfinder type:Hybrid / Hybrid, Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.12
Height:2.93
Weight:14.3
Weight (including battery):15.7
Width:5