Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
The goal of this overview is to provide a detailed comparison of two popular camera models from Large Sensor Compact category, introduced by Fujifilm. We are going to take a closer look at the technical and physical characteristics, features, and performance. The models we are going to assess and compare in this review are X100S and X100F. The models we are going to compare in our review have different sensors. Fujifilm X100S features a CMOS X-TRANS II sensor that has a resolution of 16.0 MP. Fujifilm X100F, on the contrary, has a different CMOS X-TRANS III sensor with 16.0 MP resolution.
Now, before we can move on to our comparison, let's take a moment to look at the key characteristics of Fujifilm X100S and Fujifilm X100F.
Fujifilm X100S Key Features:
Fujifilm X100F Key Features:
Since Fujifilm X100S has been around for some time, it was substituted by
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Fujifilm X100S vs. X100T
Fujifilm X100T vs. Fujifilm X100F
Being a newer model, Fujifilm X100S substituted Fujifilm X100.
|Sensor Area||372.88 mm2 vs 368.16 mm2||1.3% larger pixel area|
|Flash Range||9 vs 4.6||4.4 better flash range|
|Weight||445 g vs 469 g||24 g lighter|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Resolution||24.0 MP vs 16.0 MP||33.3% more pixels|
|Continuous Shooting||8 fps vs 6 fps||2 fps faster|
|Number Of Focus Points||325 vs 49||276 more focus points|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes vs No||Very handy for portraits|
|Screen Size||3″ vs 2.8″||0.2" larger screen|
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots vs 460k dots||55.8% higher resolution screen|
|Battery Life||390 shots vs 330 shots||60 more frames with a single charge|
|Microphone Port||Yes vs No||High quality audio recording option|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2,360k dots vs 2,350k dots||0.4% higher resolution|
|Viewfinder||Electronic and Optical (tunnel) | Electronic and Optical (tunnel)||Better framing and control|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Touch Screen||No | No||No touch screen|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type | Fixed Type||No flexible viewing angles|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|Image Stabilization||No | No||No image stabilization|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Fujifilm X100S and Fujifilm X100F from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Fujifilm X100S is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 24g less than the Fujifilm X100F. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Fujifilm X100S and Fujifilm X100F any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Fujifilm X100S features a 16.0 MP APS-C sized CMOS X-TRANS II sensor and boasts of a EXR II processor . Fujifilm X100F, in its turn, comes with a 24.0 MP APS-C sized CMOS X-TRANS III sensor and X-Processor Pro processor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Fujifilm X100S and Fujifilm X100F by the size of their sensors.
Fujifilm X100S and Fujifilm X100F are identical by this indicator, as each feature a sensor of the same size. Thus, both cameras will provide the same level of control in terms of the depth of field if you use them with the same focal length and aperture.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Fujifilm X100S and Fujifilm X100F in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Fujifilm X100S||Fujifilm X100F|
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Fujifilm X100S or Fujifilm X100F, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Fujifilm X100S and Fujifilm X100F here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Fujifilm X100F deserves a higher Total Score than the Fujifilm X100S. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Fujifilm X100S||Fujifilm X100F|
|Announced||Jul 29, 2013||Jan 18, 2017|
|Body Type||Large sensor compact||Large sensor compact|
|Sensor Type||CMOS X-TRANS II||CMOS X-TRANS III|
|Sensor Dimensions||23.6 x 15.8 mm||23.6 x 15.6 mm|
|Sensor Area||372.88 mm2||368.16 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP||24.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4896 x 3264||6000 x 4000|
|Max Native ISO||12,800||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||25,600||51,200|
|Min Native ISO||100||200|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||10|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||49||325|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots||1,040k dots|
|ViewFinder||Electronic and Optical (tunnel)||Electronic and Optical (tunnel)|
|ViewFinder Resolution||2,350k dots||2,360k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s||4 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||6.0 fps||8.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-Eye, Slow Sync||Auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, commander|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 30fps)||1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||445 g||469 g|
|Physical Dimensions||127 x 74 x 54 mm||127 x 75 x 52 mm|
|Battery Life||330 shots||390 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|