When Fujifilm presented its FinePix X100 retro-styled small camera at Photokina 2010, it immediately piqued the interest of photographers who take their craft seriously. It featured remarkable image quality thanks to its fixed 23mm F2 lens and SLR-sized APS-C sensor. Additionally, its ‘traditional’ dial-based handling and revolutionary optical/electronic ‘hybrid’ viewfinder gave a shooting experience similar to that of rangefinder cameras. Its original firmware suffered from a number of annoying flaws and idiosyncrasies, but after a number of software revisions, it evolved into a powerful instrument for photographers. Despite the fact that it included a number of issues that were supposedly too deeply ingrained in the hardware to be corrected, it is nonetheless considered somewhat of a cult classic today.
Fujifilm X100S Price in USA
Fujifilm is bringing the concept back with the release of the X100S; however, despite the fact that the outside appearance has remained mostly same, the camera has undergone significant internal revisions. It utilizes a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS sensor, which is analogous to the sensor found in the interchangeable lens X-Pro1 and X-E1 models; however, it now has on-chip phase detection, which promises to significantly enhance the focusing performance. This is made possible by a brand new processor known as the “EXR Processor II,” which comes equipped with a feature called the “Lens Modulation Optimizer.” This “overcomes” lens aberrations like as diffraction and peripheral aberrations, according to Fujifilm, and should deliver superior picture quality at the greatest and smallest apertures. The electronic viewfinder now includes a display with a greater resolution of 2.35 million dots, up from 1.44 million dots; however, this is an LCD unit rather than the OLED device that was utilized in the X-E1 model.
When using the electronic viewfinder (EVF) or the LCD, you have access to two additional manual focus aids: a focus “peaking” display that outlines in-focus elements, and a brand-new “Digital Split Image focusing” display that uses phase detection data from the sensor and is designed to provide an experience that is analogous to that of manual focus film cameras. Both of these displays use phase detection data. In addition, the movement sensor on the manual focus ring has been updated so that it can detect movement with a better degree of precision. Fujifilm claims that this will make the ring more responsive.
The user interface receives all of the enhancements that Fujifilm has made to its X-series cameras over the previous few years. These enhancements include an onscreen ‘Q’ menu that allows access to important settings and a tabbed menu system that is significantly enhanced.
Fujifilm is promising a wide array of minor changes and upgrades spanning every element of the camera’s design and performance in addition to these headline enhancements. In total, there will be no less than 70 of these modifications and improvements. Many of them solve faults and peculiarities that have been brought to the attention of customers and reviewers, which demonstrates once again Fujifilm’s admirable commitment to listen to input and learn from it. Several controls have had minor adjustments made to them, the movie mode has been vastly enhanced, and a number of little but major issues with the operability have been fixed.
Fujifilm X100S Specifications
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Max resolution||4896 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||4896ｘ2760,264 × 3264, 3456ｘ2304, 3456ｘ1944, 2304 × 230, 2496ｘ1664, 2496ｘ1408 , 1664 × 1664|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)|
|ISO||Auto (ISO 200 – 6400), ISO 100, 12800 and 25600 with boost|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||25600|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|File format||JPEG (Exif 2.3),RAW (RAF format)RAW+JPEG|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||35 mm|
|Normal focus range||21 cm (8.27″)|
|Macro focus range||10 cm (3.94″)|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT color LCD monitor|
|Viewfinder type||Electronic and Optical (tunnel)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure modes||Program AEShutter priorityAperture priorityManual exposure|
|Flash range||9.00 m|
|External flash||Yes (hot-shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Continuous drive||6.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 30fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini connector)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NP-95 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||330|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||445 g (0.98 lb / 15.70 oz)|
|Dimensions||127 x 74 x 54 mm (5 x 2.91 x 2.13″)|
The Fujifilm X100S is a camera that has a lot of potential, is really likeable, and has a few handy tricks up its sleeve. The majority of the issues that were present with the X100 have been resolved, and the 16 megapixel X-Trans sensor contributes to a great image quality.
- Fast f/2 lens.
- Optical and electrical components combined into one viewfinder.
- Outstanding image quality even at very high ISOs.
- Rapid concentration
- Wide-angle field of vision created by a 35mm lens.
- Excellent control arrangement.
- X-Trans image sensor.
- Continuous shooting at a frame rate of 5 fps
- Wide-angle adapter available.
- The lens has a problem with the edges being too soft.
- Larger than most other small cameras with big sensors.
- When photographed with a wide aperture, macro photography results in a blurry, out-of-focus appearance.
- The video might use some improvements.
- No image stabilization.
- Sharpness of the rear LCD might be improved.