Last Updated on January 13, 2019
FUJIFILM X100F Introduction Video
FUJIFILM X100F Overview
From the X100 launched last March 2011 now comes the fourth generation of the X100 series, the X100F camera. Among the premium compact digital camera from Fujifilm, this one is the bomb. Equipped with the latest high-speed image processing engine and image sensor, it is the ultimate choice in the long line of premium compact digital camera.
While the camera went through innovative changes in terms of parts and features, it maintained the elegant design that the X100 series is known for. The only difference is that it is now easier to operate, accommodating users’ requests made based on their experience with previous models. So now you have a good idea why it is the ultimate choice.
Design & features
Equipped with the X-Trans™* CMOS III & X Processor Pro, Intuitive Analog Operation, Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, Digital Teleconverter, Film Simulation “ACROS”, and Focus Lever for Quick Selection of Focus Areas, among others, there are plenty of things to love about the FUJIFILM X100F digital camera. Not to mention, its compact size and elegant design, both of which make the camera a premium choice.
The X100F is the answer to user’s requests about easy operability. This is not to say that the other models were difficult to use, but they could have been better. And the latest offering provides a better solution.
Control comes in the form of an intuitive analog operation, built-in ISO dial, “C” Position for Enabling ±5-Step Exposure Compensation, rear button layout for one-hand operation, and Focus lever for Quick selection Focus areas. The very fact that you can operate the camera with just one hand says it all. Easy operability? Check.
The Fujifilm X100F is packed with features that let you maximize the camera’s full potential. The Drive Mode, for instance, lets you record a video, shoot a single frame or continuous frames in a choice of 3.0 fps, 4.0 fps, 5.0 fps or 8.0fps. It also comes with several options for auto bracketing.
There are also options for advanced filters, manipulating light, extended full HD video recording, and an AF mode for optimized close-up photography.
But the real highlight of its functionality is the ultra-fast electronic shutter that works at a speed of 1/32000 sec with silent operation. Yes, you will be able to achieve correct exposure when shooting with the aperture wide open or in strong daylight. Total discretion is achieved when you switch off the shutter sound setting, making it possible for you to take a snapshot in a quiet church, or when you don’t want to draw attention towards you.
How well the Fujifilm X100F performs? The numbers will tell you all about it straight up.
- 0.08 seconds for the fastest AF speed
- 0.01 second for the shortest time lag of shutter release
- 0.2 seconds for the shortest shooting interval
- 0.5 seconds approximate startup time
- 8.0 fps for continuous shooting frame rate
All of these are made possible through the Newly Developed APS-C Sensor, X-Trans™*** CMOS III, All New Engine, X-Processor Pro, and enhanced Autofocus features.
Sure, there are time differences and inaccuracies can occur under certain conditions, but high performance is still guaranteed.
Want to do more with the X100F? There are settings and accessories that you can use to expand its capabilities. To achieve an angle view of up to 70mm on top of the built-in 35mm perspective, you only need to activate the Digital Teleconverter.
If your objective is to expand the camera’s shooting field, while retaining image quality and camera performance, you only need to use conversion lenses that are compatible with the Fujifilm X100F. These are the Teleconversion Lens TCL-X100S II and the Wide Conversion Lens WCL-X100S II.
Use along with the Lens Hood LH-X100, Protector Filter PRF-49S, Shoe-Mount Flash EF-X500 and Shoe-Mount Flash EF-X20 and your compact digital camera will go a long way.
As for the viewfinder, the fourth-gen X100 comes with an advanced hybrid feature that combines the capabilities of an optical viewfinder (OVF) and electronic viewfinder (EVF). So taking photos of your subject is really fun and fancy.
Pros and cons
- Attractive elegant design
- Excellent still image quality, improved video quality
- User-friendly than other models in the X100 series
- Faster Bright Light Auto focusing
- Performs better than the X100 overall
- Slow and inconsistent light AF
- Lacks image stabilization
- Moire compromises video quality even at 60p
- AF control points are cumbersome to change because of the combined 4-way pad/command dial
- Control dials and setting easily change, even with just an accidental bump
With a compact design and user-friendly operation, the FUJIFILM X100F digital camera is definitely a worthy investment. It may not be perfect, but its new features and settings make it a better choice than other digital cameras on the market.
|Model Name||FUJIFILM X100F|
|Number of effective pixels||24.3 millions pixels|
|Image sensor||23.6mm x 15.6mm(APS-C)X-Trans CMOS III with primary color filter.|
|Storage media||SD Card (-2G) / SDHC Card (-32G) / SDXC Card (-256G) UHS-I*1|
|Number of recorded pixels||L: (3:2) 6000 x 4000 / (16:9) 6000 x 3376 / (1:1) 4000 x 4000
M: (3:2) 4240 x 2832 / (16:9) 4240 x 2384 / (1:1) 2832 x 2832
S: (3:2) 3008 x 2000 / (16:9) 3008 x 1688 / (1:1) 2000 x 2000<Panorama>
L: 2160 x 9600 (Horizontal : 9600 x 1440)
M: 2160 x 6400 (Horizontal : 6400 x 1440)
|Aperture||F2 -F16 1/3EV step (controlled with 9-blade aperture diaphragm)|
|Focus distance||Approx. 10cm – Infinity / 3.9in. – Infinity|
|Sensitivity||Standard Output Sensitivity : AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3(up to ISO12800) / ISO200 to 12800(1/3EV step)
Extended output sensitivity : ISO100 / 25600 / 51200
|Exposure control||TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Center Weighted|
|Exposure mode||P(Program AE) / A(Aperture Priority AE) / S(Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M(Manual Exposure)|
|Exposure compensation||-5.0EV – +5.0EV, 1/3EV step
(movie recording : -3.0EV – +3.0EV)
|Continuous shooting||Approx. 8.0 fps (JPEG: 60 frames Lossless compression RAW: 25 frame Uncompressed RAW: 23 frames)
Approx. 5.0 fps (JPEG: 68 frames Lossless compression RAW: 28 frame Uncompressed RAW: 25 frames)
Approx. 4.0 fps (JPEG: 73 frames Lossless compression RAW: 29 frame Uncompressed RAW: 25 frames)
Approx. 3.0 fps (JPEG: 81 frames Lossless compression RAW: 32 frame Uncompressed RAW: 27 frames)
|Auto bracketing||AE Bracketing(±2EV / ±5/3EV / ±4/3EV / ±1EV / ±2/3EV / ±1/3EV)
Film simulation bracketing(Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100% · 200% · 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV / ±2/3EV / ±1EV)
White Balance Bracketing (±1 / ±2 / ±3)
|White balance||Automatic scene recognition / Custom / Color temperature selection (K) / Preset : Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater|
|Self-timer||10sec. / 2sec.|
|Interval timer shooting||Yes (Setting : Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)|
|Flash||Auto flash (Super Intelligent Flash)
Effective range:(ISO 1600) approx. 30cm – 9.0m/1.6ft. – 29.5ft.
Guide Number: approx. 4.6(ISO100 · m)
|Hot shoe||Yes (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)|
|LCD monitor||3.0-inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx.
1040K-dot TFT color LCD monitor (approx. 100% coverage)
|Photography functions||Face / Eye detection AF, Auto Red-eye Removal, Select custom setting, Panorama, Color space, Setting (Color, Sharpness, D-range, Highlight tone, Shadow tone), Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Pre-AF, Control ring setting, Focus check, Focus Peak Highlight, Digital Split Image™ *4, Electronic level, Multiple exposure, Release priority / Focus priority selection, Fn button setting , ISO AUTO control, ISO dial setting(AUTO / COMMAND) , ND Filter , Instant AF setting (AF-S/AF-C), Interlock spot AE & Focus area, Focus area setting, AEL/AFL button setting, Edit/Save Quick menu, Preview exp./WB in manual mode, Shutter Type|
|Conversion lens||WIDE / TELE / OFF|
|Digital Tele-Converter||35mm*(Nomal)、50mm*、70mm* *35mm fomat equivalent|
|Film Simulation mode||15 modes (PROVIA / Standard, Velvia / Vivid, ASTIA / Soft, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black& White, Black& White+Ye Filter, Black& White+R Filter, Black& White+GFilter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS＋R Filter, ACROS＋G Filter)|
|Grain Effect||STRONG , WEAK , OFF|
|Dynamic range setting||AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%|
|Advanced filter||Toy camera / Miniature / Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft focus / Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)|
|Playback functions||RAW conversion, Image rotate, Auto image rotate, Face Detection, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites|
|Wireless function||Geotagging, Wireless communication (Image transfer), View & Obtain Images, Remote camera shooting, PC Autosave, instax printer print|
|Other functions||Exif Print, 35 Languages, Date/Time, Time difference, Sound & Flash OFF, Performance Setting, Preview exp. in Manual mode, LCD Brightness, LCD Color, Preview Pic. Effect, DISP. Custom Setting , Copyright Setting|
|Power supply||NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)
|Dimensions||126.5mm (W) x 74.8mm (H) x 52.4mm (D) / 4.98in. (W) x 2.94in. (H) x 2.06in. (D)
(Minimum Depth : 32.0mm / 1.26 in.)
|Weight||Approx. 469g / 16.5 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 419g / 14.8 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
|Operating Temperature||0°C – 40°C (+32°F – +104°F)|
|Operating Humidity||10 – 80% (no condensation)|
|Battery life for movies||Consecutive movie recording : approx. 80 min. (Face detection is set to OFF)
|Starting up period||Approx 0.5 sec.
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-W126S
Battery charger BC-W126
Metal strap clip
Clip attaching tool
Unboxing the FUJIFILM X100F
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