This review is devoted to X100S that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jul 29, 2013. This model is a Large Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.
Initially, Fujifilm developed this model to replace their older
and, after some time, Fujifilm has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent
To learn more about the specs and difference between these models, check our
complete comparison by following these link:
Fujifilm X100S vs. X100T
In Large Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #190 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #470 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm X100S 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.
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In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm X100S. 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.
Fujifilm X100S has the following external dimensions 127 x 127 x 54 mm (50 x 29.13 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 X100S, 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 X100S 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 X100S with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm X100S is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm X100S compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Fujifilm X100S 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 X100S 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 X100S comes with EXR II processor. This model also boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor.
The base of Fujifilm X100S has the following ISO range 100 - 12800 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 25600.
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 X100S features a 16.0 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.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Fujifilm X100S with other standard sensor sizes.
Fujifilm X100S 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.
Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm X100S are its 6.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
X100S 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.
As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm X100S, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm X100S allows you to save files in H.264 formats.
Fujifilm X100S provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Fujifilm X100S is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect X100S to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm X100S provides a shooting life of 330, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 301 shots.
Compared to all models in the Large Sensor Compact category, Fujifilm X100S offers the highest battery life that reaches 330 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm X100S’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm X100S’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the X100S to the average Compact camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X100S performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 63. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X100S 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.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X100S performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 81. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X100S can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X100S performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 63. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X100S can be called a 63 model for this type of photography.
No Significant Advantages
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X100S performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 48. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X100S can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm X100S performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 77. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm X100S can be called a 77 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.
|Announced||Jul 29, 2013|
|Body Type||Large sensor compact|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||10|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots|
|ViewFinder||Electronic and Optical (tunnel)|
|ViewFinder Resolution||2,350k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||6.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Sensor Type||CMOS X-TRANS II|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.6 x 15.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||372.88 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4896 x 3264|
|Max Native ISO||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||25,600|
|Min Native ISO||100|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||49|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 30fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Physical Dimensions||127 x 74 x 54 mm|
|Battery Life||330 shots|
|Battery Type||330 shots|