Fujifilm X100S Review

Overall 44
Imaging 15
Features 20
Size 78
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP APS-C CMOS X-TRANS II sensor
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Expands to 25600)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 2.8″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60, 30fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 127 x 74 x 54 mm
  • Weight: 445 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Fujifilm X100.
  • Replaced by Fujifilm X100T. Compare

Fujifilm X100S Summary

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 product X100 and, after some time, Fujifilm has replaced this upgraded model with their most recent one X100. 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.

Fujifilm X100S Compared to other Compact 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.

PROs

  • Max Aperture: F2.0
  • Sensor Size: APS-C
  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • Number Of Focus Points: 49
  • Viewfinder: Electronic and Optical (tunnel)
  • Continuous Shooting: 6.0 fps
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Battery Life: 330 shots

CONs

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

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Complete Comparison of Fujifilm X100S 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 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.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm X100S

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:

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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.

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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:

Battery

Fujifilm X100S — 330 shots
Min: 200 shots
Average: 301 shots
Max: 450 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm X100S — 54 mm
Min: 31 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 122 mm

Weight

Fujifilm X100S — 445 g
Min: 206 g
Average: 393 g
Max: 1040 g

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 Photo and Sensor Features

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.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm X100S

LCD and ViewFinder

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.

Max Shutter speed

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.

Flash

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.

Video Features

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.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect X100S 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 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.

How Good is Fujifilm X100S for Different Types of Photography?

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.

Fujifilm X100S for Portrait Photography

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.

Advantages:

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

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X100S for Street 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.

Advantages:

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

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (127 x 74 x 54 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X100S for Sports 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.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (6.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (49)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (330 shots)

Fujifilm X100S for Daily Photography

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.

Advantages:

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

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (445 g)
  • Big size (127 x 74 x 54 mm)

Fujifilm X100S for Landscape 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.

Advantages:

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

Disadvantages:

  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Fujifilm X100S Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model X100S
Announced Jul 29, 2013
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 2,350k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 90%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.5
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 6.0 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
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS X-TRANS II
Sensor Size APS-C
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
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 No
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
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 127 x 74 x 54 mm
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type 330 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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