Fujifilm FinePix X100
Manufacturer: Fujifilm Part number: X100
- Bottom Line:
- 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.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $1,129.00
- Reviewed by: Lori Grunin
- Reviewed on: 05/30/2011
- Released on: 03/15/2011
The good: 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.
The bad: 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.
The bottom line: 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.
Image Quality the Best of The Lot. New Firmware needed.
by wilswong on June 1, 2011
Pros: Image Quality out of camera JPEG second to none. Manual Controls beat menu based systems hands down. And the manual controls leads on to the retro design (with all the dials and switches, it already looked like the old cameras. It is the usage of metal a
Cons: Although focusing is an issue for some, it is pretty quick if one stop relying on scene auto-focus (i.e. getting the camera to decide what to focus on) and opt for the centre/spot focusing method. Just look for a place where there is the most contrast th
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
One word: Perfect.
by ocrickard on September 18, 2011
Pros: +Beautiful, retro styling
+Large sensor with incredibly low noise at high ISO
+Easy to use analog controls
+Awesome auto-panorama system
Cons: -Lens has some trouble focusing when close to an object. Fixed by switching to macro mode.
-Constantly worried I'll break it
Summary: I've owned a number of nice SLRs and compacts over the years including the Canon 20D, the Digital Rebel, SD1000 Digital Elph, Lumix LX5 to name a few. None ...
Summary: I've owned a number of nice SLRs and compacts over the years including the Canon 20D, the Digital Rebel, SD1000 Digital Elph, Lumix LX5 to name a few. None of them could bring me the satisfaction that I used to feel when using my old Canon F-1 or Olympus OM-1. The plasticy feel and relatively poor build quality of modern cameras take away from the experience of being a (amateur) photographer.
I thought that I would have to step up to a Leica M9 to feel this kind of excitement about photography again... the only problem was the price. In steps the X100 to fill the gap between my checkbook and my hobby. I've had this camera for a month now, and take it everywhere. The photos are spectacular, and the experience of taking them is fantastic.
I'm rarely enthusiastic about products that I buy, but this is one that I feel genuinely connected to and have grown to love.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
The only camera I will NEVER part with...
by radioman 3 on December 25, 2011
Pros: Overall BEST image quality
Amazing Build quality
Makes you WANT to use it
VERY VERY low noise at high iso
Fantastic jpeg quality
Cons: Fixed lens in that you can't zoom (DUH) But knew that obviously b4 buying
Write time to card a bit slow but not bad..
Summary: Overall I have owned just about every really good pro-sumer camera out there in recent times. Presently own the Pentax K-5, Nikon D-7000, Sony Nex 5n..Canon S95. Well besides ...
Summary: Overall I have owned just about every really good pro-sumer camera out there in recent times. Presently own the Pentax K-5, Nikon D-7000, Sony Nex 5n..Canon S95. Well besides going broke buying all these cameras :) just wanted to say by FAR my STANDOUT camera and the one I use most is this Fuji X100 for overall amazing picture quality. At the end of the day when you are done fiddling around with settings, playing with dials..whatever, the X100 is an overall standout as it's pictures are for the most apart AMAZING.
Particularly it's color accuracy and VERY low noise at all isos puts it ahead of most cameras out there. I wish it could zoom..obviously I knew it had a fixed lens...which happens to be GREAT. Just sometimes I find myself at an Arboretum or somewhere whee I just wish I could get closer to my subject be it a swan in the water...geese on a lawn..etc etc. You can use your FEET to zoom but try doing that in a lake haha. Other than the fixed lens, this camera is just wonderful THOUGH not rocket fast for sports etc. For portrait photography, landscapes, nature, even buildings his X100 is very hard to beat. It's build quality is both beautiful and it's also built like a tank. It has a built in distance scale and if you use it, you rarely can can a picture that is not in focus. I have generally had nothing but positive issues with it's focus ability. Yes manual focus is just not so great on it however. To sum up..if you are after beautiful creamy color accurate type photos (produces SKIN TONES best I ever saw)..you jut have to try the X100, to me it's in a class all by itself..HIGHLY recommended!!
- Manufacturer: Fujifilm
- Part number: X100
- Description: The FinePix X100 features a custom 12.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS high-performance sensor, internally optimized and developed exclusively for this model. Optimization of the angle-of-incidence in conjunction with the specially developed lens maximizes light gathering efficiency extending to the perimeter of the sensor for a sharper image with exceptional clarity. When shooting HD movies, the combination of the large-sized sensor and the large aperture F2 lens, lets users create a soft out-of-focus image - a capability not available in conventional compact cameras. The ideal combination of a fixed focal length lens, high-sensitivity sensor (approximately 10 times the sensitivity of a conventional compact) and a high-performance image processor captures extremely high quality images from low sensitivity to high sensitivity. In standard form, the planned ISO range is from 200 to 6400, but this can be expanded to include 100 and 12800. The FinePix X100 is a high precision digital compact camera that combines modern technology with a traditional camera design to deliver the ultimate in image quality. Featuring an APS-C CMOS sensor (12.3 megapixel), a FUJINON 23mm Single Focal Length Fixed F2 lens, a 2.8" LCD 460K, and the world's first Hybrid Viewfinder, the FinePix X100 captures exceptionally high quality images.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Digital camera - Compact
- Resolution 12.3 megapixels
- Optical Sensor Type CMOS
- Effective Sensor Resolution 12,300,000 pixels
- Optical Sensor Size 15.8 x 23.6mm
- Image Processor EXR Processor
- Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
- Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty 49
- Digital Video Format H.264,
- Image Recording Format JPEG,
RAW + JPEG
- Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
- AV Interfaces HDMI
Exposure & White Balance
- Light Sensitivity ISO 12800,
- Exposure Metering Multi-segment,
- Exposure Metering Zones 256
- Exposure Modes Time exposure,
- Special Effects Black & White,
- White Balance Automatic,
- White Balance Presets Underwater,
Fluorescent light (daylight),
Fluorescent light (warm white),
Fluorescent light (cool white),
- Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
- Min Shutter Speed 3600 sec
- Exposure Compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
- Auto Exposure Bracketing 3 steps in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
- Type Fujinon Lens - 23 mm - F/2.0
- Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 35 mm
- Focus Adjustment Manual,
- Min Focus Range 31.5 in
- Macro Focus Range 0.3 ft - 6.6 ft
- Lens Construction 6 groups / 8 elements
- Features Aspherical lens,
Built-in neutral density filter
- Camera Flash Built-in flash
- Flash Modes Slow synchro,
Flash OFF mode,
- Features AF illuminator
- Effective Flash Range 1.6 ft - 30 ft
- Continuous Shooting Speed 5 frames per second,
3 frames per second
- Self Timer Delay 2 sec,
- Flash Terminal Hot shoe
- Additional Features Wide Dynamic Range (WDR),
Exif Print support,
720p HD movie recording,
In-camera red-eye removal,
Film Simulation Bracketing,
Dynamic Range Bracketing,
Digital level meter,
Auto power save,
Digital noise reduction,
In-camera RAW processing,
Camera orientation detection,
LCD live view mode,
USB 2.0 compatibility,
- Viewfinder Type Hybrid (optical/electronic) - Real-image
- Viewfinder Color Support Color
- Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.47 in
- Viewfinder Resolution 1,440,000 pixels
- Field Coverage 90%
- Magnification 0.5x
- Dioptric Correction Range -2 to +1
- Viewfinder Frames Autofocus frame
- Viewfinder Information ISO sensitivity,
- Features Viewfinder brightness control,
Built-in eyepiece shutter,
Auto eye sensor
- Type 2.8 in LCD display
- Display Features Built-in
- Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
- Connector Type 1 x Hi-Speed USB,
1 x HDMI output
- Software Drivers & Utilities
System Requirements for PC Connection
- Operating System Support MS Windows XP,
MS Windows 7,
MS Windows Vista
- Peripheral Devices USB port,
- Included Accessories Lens cap,
- Body Material Magnesium alloy,
- Supported Battery Fujifilm NP-95
- Supported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )
Memory / Storage
- RAM Installed 20 MB
- Memory Card Slot SD card
- Supported Memory Cards SDHC Memory Card,
SD Memory Card,
SDXC Memory Card
- Image Storage 4288 x 2848,
4288 x 2416,
3072 x 2048,
3072 x 1728,
2176 x 1448,
1920 x 1080
- Video Capture H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 600 sec - Max clip duration
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 0.5 in
- Depth 2.1 in
- Height 2.9 in
- Weight 14.3 oz
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
- Humidity Range Operating 10 - 80% (non-condensing)