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Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera

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16.3MP CMOS II SDXC Feb 2014
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43 Reasons For

Thirty-Two Industry Awards

Amongst cameras of this age and type, this Fujifilm camera is one of the most awarded by experts.

The editors of Digitaltrends.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Pcauthority.com.au, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Luminous-landscape.com, Focus-numerique.fr, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Hardwarezone.com.ph and Alphr.com all thought that concluded that they would endorse this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag, Photoreview.com.au, Hardwarezone.com.sg, Ferra.ru, Parentesis.com and Reviewed.com all of whom concluded that this Fujifilm digital camera was marvellous.

Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all concluded that this Fujifilm camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This compact camera camera was given a "Gold" award by What Digital Camera, DP Review and Onfoto.ru all of whom said that this camera was outstanding.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 83% based on eighty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com. Experts think this compact camera camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a comparable type and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this compact camera camera as fantastic on average. Owners think this camera is one of the better cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seventeen customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Jl Adcock wrote “The optical viewfinder is bright and easy to see through, diopter adjustments too are most welcome”. Jl Adcock also wrote “And the digital viewfinder too works well”. M. Hickman mentioned “The optical viewfinder is a nice touch.” in their Fujifilm X100 review and scored the product 5 stars.

Six people said that the product had an electronic viewfinder. M. Hickman mentioned in their review on Amazon “I find myself using the EVF more if careful compostion is required”. Expert review site Luminous-Landscape.com wrote in their review “And the innovative OVF / EVF is a real pleasure to use most of the time” .

One person who reviewed the Fujifilm X100 reckoned that it had a good screen. D Farmer wrote a few weeks ago “The rear screen is excellent and you can be sure that what you see on the back is exactly what you have captured” in their Fujifilm X100 review.

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Good Quality Lens

Several people wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Anna mentioned in her review on Amazon “Also a lens hood is a great idea, as in the bright sunny days you may have some sun flares due to the wide lenses”. Anna also said “Camera and lens seem to be "frozen”. Brian Homer said in his Fujifilm X100 review “The 35mm equivalent lens is spot on for street” and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

A few people who purchased it said that it had a good autofocus. Two years ago B. Phelan scored this digital camera very highly and mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm X100 “It really isn't difficult to adjust or just simply use the great EVF for close focus”. June Erroch mentioned “Fast Fast Fast Fast Auto Focus” . Mr C. wrote two years ago “This little camera takes superb JPEGS with super fast focus and stealth silence for those candid shots” in his review of the Fujifilm X100.

Several Fujifilm X100 reviewers considered that the product had a good zoom. In November D Farmer mentioned on Amazon “It's quick to zoom the image in”. Two years ago R. Emmott wrote on Amazon “Some of these had exceptional zoom ranges”. Zika scored the Fujifilm X100 very highly and wrote “Surely, this is not versatile as dslr cameras/ICL, zoom compact cameras.” in their review of the Fujifilm X100.

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Good Quality Pictures

Eighty-six customers who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Anna wrote “Quickly set up so many photo settings really teach you how to take less and better images” in her review of the Fujifilm X100. Anna also wrote “After two months of using this camera - I must say again - GREAT CAMERA! Images are sharp, clear, bright amazing colours”. B. Phelan said on Amazon “I can easily have print ready photos unless i mess up exposure”.

A few Fujifilm X100 reviewers considered that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Diziet rated this digital camera as very good and mentioned “The Fuji sensor is superb”. Redhenry mentioned in their review in November this year “The sensor is outstanding and the jpegs are fabulous”. Cameralabs.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Camera Labs “The X100, with a new sensor, faster, more accurate focusing”.

A few Fujifilm X100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm X100 was good in low light. Last year Inni rated the Fujifilm X100 as excellent and wrote in their Fujifilm X100 review on Amazon “It IS good in low light”. John wrote in his review of the Fujifilm X100 “Great low light camera”. John also wrote “Amazing for low light use when traveling, had a few issues with the power button”.

Seven people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. James Rainsford wrote in his review of this digital camera “In being able to hold the camera steady when shooting”. John Kaiser Calautit said in his Fujifilm X100 review on Amazon “Excellent resolution and detail in photosExcellent colour reproductionExcellent build qualityLightweight”. The Lambanana mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm X100 “X100?=====This is the updated version of the rather superb x100 Fujifilm FinePix X100 Digital Camera - (12.3MP, APS-C CMOS EXR) 2.8 inch LCDIt's faster with more pixels” and scored it very highly.

Some Fujifilm X100 owners who bought it thought it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Some people who reviewed it said that it had a good ISO range. M. Hickman gave it a rating of 5 stars and said three years ago “The camera is genuinely usable up to ISO 6400 The camera is a joy to behold”.

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Good Size

Fourty-eight Fujifilm X100 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Brian Homer wrote “Be interesting to see if Fuji get round to a similarly compact full frame version - now that would be something!” and scored the product very highly. Three years ago Drjboo wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X100 on Amazon “Don't want to lug / carry an SLR around this is the compact for you”. Eduard mentioned “The Fuji is compact, has a great lens” in their review of this digital camera and scored it very highly.

Some customers concluded that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their Fujifilm X100 review “The Fujifilm WCL-X100 is a classy addition to your X100 kit, perfectly matching the camera body in both build” . Photoradar.com wrote in their review on expert website Photo Radar five years ago “All encased in a beautiful and solidly-built body”. Popphoto.com said “Excellent image quality; stylish body What's Not”.

A few people said that it was lightweight. The Lambanana wrote “LIGHT=====At just over 400 grams (Three iphones) it feels really lightweight” in their review. Expert website Alphr.com said “Premium compact cameras are often billed as lightweight companions to a DSLR.” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 4 stars.

A number of Fujifilm X100 owners who bought it agreed that it was good physically.

Two Fujifilm X100 reviewers said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Mousley mentioned in their Fujifilm X100 review “You want a camera that captures large, high resolution images, without being heavy and cumbersome”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Anna said on Amazon “, great photos quality”. Anna also said “The SD cards I am using are also the best quality”. B. Phelan said two years ago “With automated controls, light, fits in a coat pocket so you have top notch dSLR image quality with you at all times.I actually don't use my dSLR now”.

Easy to Use

A few customers who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use. Anna mentioned “You have full control of what you are doing! I love this feeling” in her Fujifilm X100 review. Eu gave the product an excellent rating and wrote on Amazon “You need to study a little in order to learn how to use it properly.”. James Rainsford said on Amazon “Is a joy to use” in his review of the Fujifilm X100.

A few people reckoned that this digital camera was easy to handle. B. Phelan said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Light considering it rivals a dSLR in IQ and noise- Lovely handling and ergonomics - love the physical control dials, aperture ring, shutter dial”. Zika rated this digital camera as excellent and mentioned in their review “With the wonderful viewfinder, sensor and handling”. Expert website Techradar.com said “The improved handling and image quali” in their review.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. R. Emmott wrote on Amazon “Often they had immensely complex menu structures and incomprehensible instruction manuals”. Wooster wrote “I double checked the settings and it was clear that the camera was at fault” .

A number of people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good experience. Vascopat mentioned on Amazon “The experience is being so good I'll never buy another zoom lenses, I'll buy prime lenses instead, less expensive, less bulkier, better overall performance”. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “The Fujifilm X100S offers enough enhancements to deliver a significantly more fluid shooting experience and notably improved photo quality” in their review of the Fujifilm X100 and gave this digital camera a score of 70 out of 100.

One Fujifilm X100 reviewer who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One Fujifilm X100 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Vascopat mentioned “The auto mode is easy to setup, meaning” in their review.

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Nice Design

A few Fujifilm X100 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good looking. Anna said in her Fujifilm X100 review on Amazon “Very good camera!Small and very fast, with a vintage look (it looks even better than on the images”. In November D Farmer scored this digital camera 5 stars and said in their review of the Fujifilm X100 on Amazon “Versatile enough to capture beautiful landscapes”. D Farmer also wrote “The 16mp sensor renders beautiful skin tones and produces accurate colours”.

Several Fujifilm X100 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was retro. In November this year D Farmer mentioned on Amazon “This is a fantastic little retro style camera” and rated it as excellent. James Rainsford mentioned “I love its retro looks and its brilliant viewfinder” in his review of this digital camera. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Like its predecessor it features a retro design that makes it look more like a 1960s-era Leica than a modern digital camera”.

Several Fujifilm X100 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was a good design. William Morrison said on Amazon “The leather case was very well made and a great fit and design though it was almost black” in his review of the Fujifilm X100. Techradar.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “By taking some of the best elements of the Fuji X-Pro1, such as the sensor design and Quick Menu, Fuji has produced a worthy update to the X100” in their review. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Fujifilm X100 review on expert website Expert Reviews “A stunning design and jaw-dropping image quality – worth the high price”.

Three customers reckoned that this digital camera was luxurious. Scribula mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The brown will match that useless posh case.”. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm X100 “The heavy, brushed metal body is luxurious and the placement of the shutter speed dial on the body top”. Alphr.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “A luxurious camera with the features”.

Two customers who bought the product agreed that it was ergonomic. One Fujifilm X100 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was smooth. Vascopat scored the product very highly and mentioned “It produces a beautiful light flare, sharp images (f4 up), wonderful smooth bokeh”.

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Robust

A few Fujifilm X100 owners who purchased the product concluded that it was well made. Two years ago B. Phelan said in their Fujifilm X100 review on Amazon “Built in ND filter allows you to shoot wide open in sunlight”. This year D Farmer mentioned in their review on Amazon “The built in flash is quite powerful” and scored it 5 stars. Diziet wrote on Amazon “Easy, obvious and beautifully engineered” in their review of this digital camera.

Several people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was strong and durable. Briano gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Is very sturdy you wont regret buying one of these”. Jl Adcock said in their review “Small, compact and quite rugged”.

One person who purchased it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Brian Homer wrote in his Fujifilm X100 review on Amazon “Effective controls which make key things available easily without diving into menus”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Fujifilm X100 reviewers said in their reviews that it was noisy. John Kaiser Calautit said “Detail in photos Excellent colour reproduction Excellent build quality Lightweight and compact Low noise up to ISO3200” and gave the Fujifilm X100 a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Fujifilm X100s improves quite dramatically over the Fujifilm X100, with a new 16 megapixel sensor that delivers excellent noise performance and detail in photos” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

A number of Fujifilm X100 owners considered that this digital camera was quiet. B. Phelan said in their review on Amazon “EV comp dial- Leaf shutter (silent and flash syncs to very high shutter speeds- Wonderful optical viewfinder- Very good EVF- Stunning out of camera JPEG tonality, contrast”. Vascopat mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera is silent, very small”.

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Good Flash

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm X100 had a good flash. D Farmer wrote “If you want to use this more professionally then there is an optional extra flash with a tilt” in their review. M. Hickman said “Because of the leaf shutter and 3 stop ND filter you can get pleasing results with fill in flash in bright conditions whilst keeping the background out of focus” in their Fujifilm X100 review. Purple Ackey gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The leaf shutter opens up some really interesting options using off camera flash in full sunlight, even the on camera flash makes an amazingly effective fill flash”.

Good Technical Features

Four customers who purchased the Fujifilm X100 considered that it had good features. Jl Adcock scored the product 5 stars and mentioned two years ago “The camera itself is chock full of features.” in their review of the Fujifilm X100. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “The Fujifilm FinePix X100 has plenty of attractive features, including its retro design, excellent picture quality, hybrid viewfinder” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Fujis strategy for the X100S was to keep the good features of the X100, make changes according to customer requests” in their review.

Good Connectivity

Some Fujifilm X100 reviewers agreed that the product was easy to sync.

One Fujifilm X100 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was wifi compatible. Mr C. said on Amazon “The X100T is now out which has Wi-Fi and some other small changes so prices for the S are competitive” in his Fujifilm X100 review.

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Good Support

A number of customers who purchased it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. B. Phelan wrote on Amazon “Thanks! Manual focus assist, wow, turn the speed sensitive manual focus ring” in their review. Two years ago Diziet wrote “You have a fully manual set-up” and scored the product very highly. Also two years ago R. Emmott mentioned “One disadvantage of the fact that the camera has so many manual controls is that it is easy to forget to reset some of” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

Three people thought it was good for video recording. This year D Farmer said “This also has HD video if you find this useful” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars. The Lambanana wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X100 “For video it was OK”. Expert review site Camcorderinfo.com wrote “The Fuji FinePix X100 delivered impressive video performance in our testing”.

Good Exposure Control

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good exposure controls. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their Fujifilm X100 review three years ago “Its retro-style exposure controls are a joy to use”.

Fujifilm Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Fujifilm digital cameras and also specifically for Fujifilm compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Fujifilm had good ratings.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X100 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Fujifilm X100 supports WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper digital cameras such as the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price], or the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] both from Sony.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Sony DSC-QX10[plb_2136113_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and cheaper)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and cheaper)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and cheaper)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and cheaper)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper) both from Sony.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the X100 which do not support Full HD video, the Fujifilm X100 supports Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price], and the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-QX10[plb_2136113_price].

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.3 megapixels, the Fujifilm X100 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel count of cameras of this age and spec is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm X100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the X100 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price], or the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] both from Sony which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Canon PowerShot S120[plb_1602828_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Fujifilm X100 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the X100. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Nine Diaphragm Blades

The Fujifilm X100 is a nine diaphragm blades camera.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Fujifilm X100 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this camera.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 0.48 inches, the Fujifilm X100's viewfinder screen size is one of the largest amongst compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest viewfinder screen size of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.2" and the largest is 0.48".

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Fairly High JPEG Frame Rate

At 60 frames per second, the Fujifilm X100 has a very high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The JPEG frame rates of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X100 range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Fujifilm X100's maximum ISO speed of 25,600 is one of the highest.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the Fujifilm X100 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X100. The average maximum camera shutter speed of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 14s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.0005s to 250s.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X100 is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. When compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Fujifilm X100's maximum aperture of 16 is one of the smallest.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Fujifilm X100 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Fujifilm X100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm X100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X100. This Fujifilm digital camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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330 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Fujifilm X100 is a digital camera that takes 330 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Fujifilm X100 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the X100. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Fujifilm X100 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Fujifilm camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X100. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Fujifilm X100 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this digital camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) and Spot are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Fujifilm X100 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Fujifilm camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the X100. The camera file system "DPOF" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the X100 have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.6. The Fujifilm X100 has a fairly small minimum aperture (only 2) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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17 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Fujifilm X100 was not cheap. Three years ago John Kaiser Calautit wrote in his review on Amazon “Expensive Fixed focal length RAW not available with "Advanced Filters" Battery Rating” but in spite of that he scored the product 4 stars. M. Hickman mentioned also three years ago “I bought a cheap one from Amazon and an expensive B+W filter to help protect the otherwise exposed front element” in their Fujifilm X100 review nonetheless they still gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mousley mentioned on Amazon “It is true; the camera is expensive”.

Some customers considered that the Fujifilm X100 was not good value for money. Scribula said in their Fujifilm X100 review on Amazon “Doesn't represent good value”. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “The pricey Fujifilm FinePix X100 is a bit of an oddball” in their review however they gave it a rating of 4 stars. Enticingthelight.com mentioned in their Fujifilm X100 review five years ago “Quality design comes at a hefty price” .

One customer who purchased the Fujifilm X100 reckoned that it was not a bargain for the price. Ms said on Amazon three years ago “Then make up your mind to do it if you don't mind the price, because it isn't cheap.” in their Fujifilm X100 review.

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Poor Battery Life

Several Fujifilm X100 reviewers who reviewed it thought it did not have a good battery life. Anna wrote on Amazon “Battery life isn't great, so you will need one or two of spares” but in spite of that she still scored it 80 out of 100. M. Hickman mentioned “Battery life isn't great, so you will need a couple of spares to get through a days shooting”. Expert website Digitalversus.com said five years ago “It misses out on a fifth star for the sake of a few annoying details (slow start-up, battery life” in their review of this digital camera but even so they gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Fujifilm X100 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the X100 which have an image stabiliser.

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at include the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price], or the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] both from Sony which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Fujifilm X100 does not support video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do support video recording.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price].

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS II sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the X100 are not 3D compatible. The Fujifilm X100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X100 do not have a GPS. The Fujifilm X100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the X100, the Fujifilm X100 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the weights range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The Fujifilm X100 is fairly heavy (405 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the X100.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (137g and cheaper).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 35 millimeters, the Fujifilm X100 has a very short maximum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X100. Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the X100 have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Fujifilm X100 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash modes "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

Most cameras of this spec and age have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements, including the Fujifilm X100 which has one aspheric element.

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Very Low Lens Magnification Ratio

At only 0.5 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X100 has a fairly low lens magnification ratio compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the X100. The lens magnification ratios of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.5x to 20x, and the average lens magnification ratio is 5.8x.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Fujifilm X100 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Fujifilm digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the X100. The playback modes "Single image", "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Eight White Balance Modes

The Fujifilm X100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Thick

With a depth of 53.9 millimeters, the Fujifilm X100 is one of the thicker similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X100 amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec to the X100 that we have assessed the minimum focal length of, the Fujifilm X100's minimum focal length of 35 millimeters is one of the longest. Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the X100 the minimum focal lengths range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm X100

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Fujifilm camera was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Fujifilm X100 has a fairly standard screen size (2.8 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the X100.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Diopter Adjustment
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Built-In Flash

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Expert Reviews

(147)
30 September 2015

As featured in the May 2015 issue of Digital Photo...

Many useful usability tweaks over its predecessor, nice build quality, excellent controls
Excellent viewfinder
35mm equivalent prime lens
Assignable buttons
Gorgeous, retroinspired design
Relatively expensive, fixed 35mm equivalent focal length a bit limiting
Annoying shutter control
Poor RAW detail
Expensive compared to 100S
Slow and inconsistent autofocus
26 May 2014

This review of this Camera is currently available only as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages.You can download it here: Fujifilm Finepix X100 ReviewBrand: Fujifilm ... Read more…

12 March 2014

If the Canon 5D Mark III is the world's best DSLR and the Fuji X100S is the world's best digital camera, which is best?Easy: they are each best for different things. They are each completely... Read more…

24 February 2014

Fujifilm's portable Finepix X100S is the second entrant in our retro camera round-up, and it comes armed with a beefy 16.3-Megapixel sensor and both a LCD display and a viewfinder with two modes -... Read more…

31 January 2014

The Fuji X100S rangefinder-style camera takes a leap forward with its new 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor that helps it deliver stellar images with low noise, high dynamic range, good color...

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Reviewed 5 April 2011 by Robert Groom

SUMMARY: An excellent camera in its own right or in a supporting role to a DSLR. If you can live with a 35mm fixed focal length, you won't get better quality images under a variety of lighting... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2011 by Vikdaddy

Let me get these points out of the way first: if you're a novice to photography, this camera isn't for you - buy a beginner's DSLR for a comparable price (or cheaper) and learn how to use that... Read more…

Reviewed 27 March 2011 by Mr Taylor

First impressions this is a solid piece of engineering, feels heavier than you'd expect (if you were expecting a Chinese compact)! Japanese build quality is superb. Switches, dials, aperture ring,... Read more…

Reviewed 22 January 2012 by G. T. Miller

I bought one of these from Park cameras in December.I was very pleased with it until after a few weeks my pictures were starting to dramatically overexpose a lot of the time due to the well known... Read more…

Reviewed 14 July 2011 by Iain McArthur
(Verified Purchase)

Like everyone else with a keen interest in photography I was fascinated with the x100 as soon as it was announced. During the "Focus on Imaging" show at the NEC I, like thousands of others,... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm x100b, fujifilm x100t, fujifilm x100bl, fujifilm fxx100, fujifilm x100tb, fujifilm x100bla, fujifilm fxx100t, fujifilm x100tbl, fujifilm fxx100tb, fujifilm x100tbla, fujifilm x100spec, fujifilm x100blac, fujifilm x100speci, fujifilm x100black, fujifilm x100tblac, fujifilm x100tblack, fujifilm x100specia, fujifilm x100special, fujifilm x100speciale, fujifilm x100specialed, fujifilm x100specialedi, fujifilm evfujx100sbkb1, fujifilm evfujx100sbkb1b, fujifilm x100specialedit, fujifilm evfujx100sbkb1bd, fujifilm x100specialediti, fujifilm x100specialeditio, fujifilm evfujx100sbkb1bdl, fujifilm x100specialedition
Barcodes 00000016207404, 00000016416445, 00017342464339, 00074101008357, 00074101013610, 00074101021691, 00074101024234, 00074101105957, 00616241046006, 00616241046242, 00616348050296, 00617689590076, 00617689595378, 00628804149192, 00636983056873, 04547410151824, 04547410197945, 04547410266429, 04547410288483, 04547410288513, 04547410288544, 04547410288551, 04547410288582

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