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Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera

£449.20
Compact Camera 16.3MP 1x CMOS II Oct 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Thirty-three industry awards
Video could be better
Mediocre battery life
296 Reviews + 33 Awards
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Power

Mediocre Battery Life

Ten owners concluded that the Fujifilm X100 did not have a good battery life. Website Wired.com wrote “Battery life and meter can cut a planned long day shooting too short”. Digital Versus mentioned “Battery life is quite low 250 shots”. Website Imaging Resource.com said “Memory card slot and battery cannot be replaced while the camera is mounted on”.


Reviews

Thirty-Three Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most highly awarded by camera experts of all the digital cameras of this age and spec.

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites 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 of whom thought that this camera was good.

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

The writers at websites Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of websites What Digital Camera, DP Review and Onfoto.ru all decided that this Fujifilm camera was excellent and gave it their "Gold" award.

The experts at two additional expert review sites thought that this digital camera was good. This camera received a "Cutting Edge Design" award from review website Ephotozine and it received a "Platinum" award from website Buy-n-shoot.com who wrote it was exceptional.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eighty-six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com this digital camera has an average expert rating of 83%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this Fujifilm digital camera rated it as outstanding. Over 78% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 8,047 user and expert reviews (including 478 verified purchases), Fujifilm has good reviews for its digital cameras. Fujifilm also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Q Button for Quick Access to All Important Features

Three owners agreed that the product had good features. Digit.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Q button for quick access to all important features” . Expert review site Alphr.com said “A luxurious camera with the features and quality to back up its premium design”. Jl Adcock gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “The camera itself is chock full of features.”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Fujifilm X100 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since October 2014.


Other Features

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 this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think cheaper cameras such as the Canon G12 (£439.99), and the Fujifilm FinePix X20 (£439) are also worth considering.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10 (£469).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Fujifilm X100 has a fairly average weight (400 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix X20 (£439) (333g and cheaper), or the Canon G15 (£389) (352g and cheaper).

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Compact Size

Fifteen people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. Ephotozine wrote in their review of the Fujifilm X100 six years ago “Superb image quality in compact size”. Expert website Ld2.ciol.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Look wise this is the most attractive compact camera which you love to carry around”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “For a long time the difference in image quality between compact cameras with small sensors”.

Four customers who purchased this digital camera said that it was a good body shape. Four years ago website Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of this digital camera “Small and light body” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Expert website Yugatech.com mentioned in the same month “A quick tour of its body, as well as our initial thought about it” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Popphoto.com said also four years ago “Excellent image quality; stylish body What's Not”.

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “The heavy, brushed metal body is luxurious” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Theregister.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “The retro viewfinder styling and chunky shutter speed dial”.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm X100 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

Alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper cameras such as the Canon PowerShot G7 (£342.99).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II (£494.99) is also worth considering.

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Features Bluetooth

The Fujifilm X100 features bluetooth, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera which do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm X100 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon G15 (£389), or the Ricoh GR (£368.49).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 860,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the Fujifilm X100 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Audio

Extremely Low Noise

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was noisy. Ephotozine said six years ago “Extremely low noise” in their review of this digital camera.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Fujifilm X100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Extremely Quiet Shutter

Five people who reviewed the Fujifilm X100 agreed that it was quiet. Website Imaging Resource.com said “Extremely quiet shutter”. Website Asia.cnet.com wrote six years ago “Leaf shutter mechanism for quiet operation” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Mr. M. C. Copland rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said “The silent mode is supreme as the 9 bladed shutter is akin to a dropping pin” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was noisy. Ephotozine said six years ago “Extremely low noise” in their review of this digital camera.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Fujifilm X100 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Fujifilm X100 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a shoe mounting point.

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Camera

Has a Dioptre Correction

The Fujifilm X100 has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Fujifilm X100 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Fujifilm X100 has a microphone in, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Fujifilm X100 has an HDMI. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Fujifilm X100 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Fujifilm X100 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Fujifilm X100 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and type that we have assessed, the viewfinder screen size of the Fujifilm X100 of 0.48 inches is one of the largest. Across all the similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.2" to 0.48".

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The Fujifilm X100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 320, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and 51200 are also supported by this camera.

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Lens System

Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 35 millimeters, the Fujifilm X100 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 250mm.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2, the Fujifilm X100 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.7 to 4.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.6.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 1 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm X100 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

Alternative 1x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper digital cameras such as the Ricoh GR (£368.49).

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G7 (£342.99) (4.2x) which is also cheaper.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 26mm. The Fujifilm X100 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (35 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

16.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.3 megapixels digital camera.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot G7 (£342.99) (20.2MP) which is also cheaper.

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Price

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Reasonably Priced

Ten people thought the product was good value for money. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of this digital camera “The idea of an affordable digital rangefinder is so obvious that once you hear about it, you w”. Robert Groom mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It does not in any way feel like a cheap plastic bodied item”. Nsoh wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Having noticed it for a while, kept reading reviews and browsed samples on the net while checking prices in order to find a good deal” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine people said in their reviews that the product was expensive. R. Hill mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk six years ago “It's expensive”. Mousley wrote on expert website Amazon “It is true; the camera is expensive” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. John Kaiser Calautit said on expert review site Amazon “Expensive Fixed focal length RAW not available with "Advanced Filters" Battery Rating”.

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Design

Solid Build

Twenty-two owners wrote that it was well made. Techradar wrote four years ago “Solid build”. Techdigest.tv said in their Fujifilm X100 review “Great image quality, unique design, great build quality, ingenious viewfinder”. Website Digitalcamerareview.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Excellent build quality”.

Two customers thought the product was strong and durable. Website Digitaltrends.com wrote “Sturdy chassis, vintage look” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Jl Adcock mentioned on expert website Amazon “Small, compact and quite rugged” in their review of this digital camera.

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Great Image Quality

Fourty-seven people thought the Fujifilm X100 was good quality. Techradar mentioned “Superb image quality in a range of conditions”. Six years ago website Dcresource.com wrote “Excellent photo quality, with very low noise levels”. Techdigest.tv scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned also six years ago “Stunning quality images”.

Pretty Looks

Twenty-one customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Website Cameragearguide.com said “Beautiful and sturdy build” in their review of the Fujifilm X100 but despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Website Theverge.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Pretty looks” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. They also wrote “On more than one occasion during my time reviewing it, people noted that it looked like their dad's old camera.) Luckily, they made beautiful cameras back in 1965” in their review.

Twelve owners who reviewed it concluded that it was well designed. Website Imaging Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “Attractive design” . Website Cnet.co.uk mentioned in the same month “Beautiful retro design” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Also six years ago Techdigest.tv said “Great looking retro design” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven customers who reviewed the product considered that it was retro. Four years ago Techradar mentioned “Retro, style controls” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote “Wonderfully retro.”. Expert website Technoodling.net mentioned “It also looks pretty damn good with the whole retro vibe going for it” .

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Intuitive Control Layout

Twenty-four customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use. Techdigest.tv said six years ago “Intuitive control layout”. Trusted Reviews wrote “Versatile yet easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Website Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “Hybrid viewfinder is a treat to use”.

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Website Hardwarezone.com.sg said four years ago “Useful Q for Quick Menu button” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mr. M. C. Copland gave the Fujifilm X100 a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The alteration of settings is far from natural”. R. Emmott mentioned “Often they had immensely complex menu structures and incomprehensible instruction manuals”.

Three customers said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. What Digital Camera said “Handling characteristics” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Robbyasti wrote “The handling is superb”. Zika scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said “With the wonderful viewfinder, sensor and handling” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. R. Hill mentioned in their review of this digital camera “That makes it very easy to hold steady at eye level” . Amazon Customer said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “My first reaction when taking the camera out of the box was that it had weight and felt "good" to hold”.

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Video Could Be Better

Six people considered that the product was not good for video recording. Pc Mag wrote “Video could be better” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Camera Labs scored it 1 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Limited movie exposure options”. Also four years ago Digital Versus said “Video mode could be more practical”.

Good Flash

Three people who purchased it considered that it had a good flash. Tiberious scored the Fujifilm X100 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The flash is amazing on the thing for a natural look” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Purple Ackey gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “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”. D Farmer scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Amazon last year “The built in flash is quite powerful”.

Detail, Rich Images

Seventy-one people who purchased the product thought it was able to produce good images. Techradar wrote “Detail, rich images” in their review of this digital camera. Website Digitalcamerareview.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Class leading image quality”. Website Cameragearguide.com wrote “High image quality from sensor and lens” but even so they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Six people said in their reviews that it was good in low light. K. Williamson mentioned on expert website Amazon “It is in low light though where the benefits of the Trans sensor come into play” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago John gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Amazing for low light use when traveling, had a few issues with the power button”. He also said “Great low light camera” in his review.

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Digital Versus said “Sensor captures high levels of detail” in their review of this digital camera. What Digital Camera gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Superb lens and sensor combination”. Mr. M. C. Copland gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Then that sort of complaints can be offset by the amazing light capture that the larger sensor/ fast lens combo give you in very low light conditions” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Website Cnet.com mentioned four years ago “An updated viewfinder adds to the camera's increasingly streamlined shooting design” .

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Unique Viewfinder

Twenty-two owners who purchased the product thought it had a good viewfinder. Website T3.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Unique viewfinder”. Techdigest.tv said in their review of this digital camera “Large, clear optical viewfinder” and rated it 80 out of 100. Website Electronista.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Optical viewfinder with overlay”.

Three owners who purchased it considered that it had a good screen. Woody 16 said “The screen is bright in sunshine” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. D Farmer mentioned “The rear screen is excellent and you can be sure that what you see on the back is exactly what you have captured” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Five years ago Leodis said “The experience is a bit like being a pilot in a plane that has a heads up display”.

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Bright Lens

Twenty-seven customers who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Exceptionally sharp lens” . Techdigest.tv wrote six years ago “The lens is outstanding” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Quick 2 lens provides speed” in their review.

Twelve customers thought it had a good autofocus. Digital Versus gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Digital Split Image function helps with manual focusing”. Website Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of this digital camera “New manual focusing tools”. Website Pentaxforums.com rated this digital camera 70 out of 100 and wrote “Hybrid optical and electronic viewfinder with exposure and focus area overlay” in their review of this digital camera.

Five owners who bought it concluded that it had a good zoom. Four years ago expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their review of this digital camera “We wouldn't recommend it if you can't live without zoom, or if you don't at least know what the exposure triangle is”. Three years ago R. Emmott wrote on expert website Amazon “Some of these had exceptional zoom ranges” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. D Farmer scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “It's quick to zoom the image in”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm x100specialedition, fujifilm evfujx100sbkb1bdl, fujifilm x100fbjapan, fujifilm p10nc04120a, fujifilm x100fsilver, fujifilm 16128244ob, fujifilm x100tblack, fujifilm 16207404iv, fujifilm x100black, fujifilm fxx100tb
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Fujifilm X100 Review Sources

To prepare this Fujifilm X100 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,997 product attributes, 171,823 digital camera reviews and 3,191,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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