Fujifilm FinePix X100 Review

Overall 45
Imaging 17
Features 20
Size 78
Price 0

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 2.8″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (24 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 126 x 75 x 54 mm
  • Weight: 445 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced by Fujifilm X100S. Compare

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Summary

This review is devoted to FinePix X100 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in May 16, 2011. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Fujifilm has replaced this product with their most recent model X100S. To learn more about the specs and difference between these two models, check our complete comparison by following this link:
Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs. X100S

In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #103 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 45/100 and it takes a rank of #315 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix X100 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F2.0
  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • Number Of Focus Points: 49
  • Viewfinder: Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
  • Built-In Flash: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 90
  • Viewfinder Magnification: 0.5
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

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Complete Comparison of Fujifilm FinePix X100 With Other Cameras in Large Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix X100. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Large Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100 has the following external dimensions 126 x 126 x 54 mm (49.61 x 29.53 x 21.26″) with the weight of 445 g.

The typical weight for average Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 393g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm FinePix X100, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix X100 has about an average thickness compared to other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 54mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix X100 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix X100 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix X100 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm FinePix X100 — 300 shots
Min: 200 shots
Average: 301 shots
Max: 450 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm FinePix X100 — 54 mm
Min: 31 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 122 mm

Weight

Fujifilm FinePix X100 — 445 g
Min: 206 g
Average: 393 g
Max: 1040 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix X100 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix X100 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm FinePix X100 comes with EXR processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm FinePix X100 has the following ISO range 200 - 12800 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Fujifilm FinePix X100 features a 12.0 MP APS-C sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Fujifilm FinePix X100, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 73 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Fujifilm FinePix X100’s sensor.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix X100 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm FinePix X100

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm FinePix X100 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.8" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic and Optical (tunnel) ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix X100 are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

FinePix X100 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix X100, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix X100 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Fujifilm FinePix X100 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect FinePix X100 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm FinePix X100 provides a shooting life of 300, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 301 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Fujifilm FinePix X100 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Fujifilm FinePix X100 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix X100’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix X100’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix X100 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm FinePix X100 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix X100 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 66. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix X100 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm FinePix X100 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix X100 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 82. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix X100 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Large APS-C(23.6 x 15.8 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (126 x 75 x 54 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm FinePix X100 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix X100 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 63. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix X100 can be called a 63 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (5.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (49)
  • Bad Low Light ISO (1001)
  • Small battery life (300 shots)

Fujifilm FinePix X100 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix X100 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 62. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix X100 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (445 g)
  • Big size (126 x 75 x 54 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix X100 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix X100 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 84. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix X100 can be called a 84 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sensor
  • Good Dynamic Range (12.4)
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Low Light ISO (1001)

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model FinePix X100
Announced May 16, 2011
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 10
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.8″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
ViewFinder Resolution 1,440k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 90%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.5
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 9
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 73
DxO Color Depth 22.9
DxO Dynamic Range 12.4
DxO Low Light ISO 1001
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 372.88 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4288 x 2848
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 445 g
Physical Dimensions 126 x 75 x 54 mm
Battery Life 300 shots
Battery Type 300 shots
Battery Model NP-95
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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