Fuji X100s Review

on Sunday, October 26, 2014
This is an in-depth review of the Fujifilm X100S mirrorless camera, which was released on January 7, 2013 together with the X20 compact camera. After the success of the original X100, Fuji upgraded the sensor and the hybrid viewfinder, added some new features, addressed a few important firmware issues and added the “S” to the label of the camera. The long-awaited Fuji X100S debuted with a lot of fanfare, thanks to its big supporters like Zack Arias and David Hobby that provided plenty of coverage of the camera. Being tied up with reviewing newly released Nikon lenses and cameras, I did not have a chance to test the X100S out until the summer of 2013. Another reason was poor availability – the X100S was in such a high demand, that it was nowhere to be found for a long time. And it is still hard to find even today in the US market, with very few retailers like B&H Photo occasionally having limited stock.
I finally got a hold of the Fuji X100S in August of 2013 and I have been enjoying it since. I requested the X100S to be shipped together with other Fuji gear, as a part of my effort to review every Fuji camera and lens available. So far I have published three reviews: Fuji X-Pro1Fuji X-E1Fuji X-M1 and I am planning to start publishing reviews of Fujinon and Zeiss Touit lenses right after this. Having used the Fuji X100S for a couple of months now in different environments, I have a few things to share with our readers in regards to its overall performance, handling, usability and personal or commercial use.

1) Fujifilm X-100S Specifications

Main Features and Specifications:
  1. Lens: Fujinon 23mm f/2
  2. Sensor: 16.3 MP (1.5x crop factor), 4.8ยต pixel size, same as on X-Pro1, X-E1 and X-M1
  3. Sensor Size: 23.6 x 15.6mm
  4. Resolution: 4896 x 3264
  5. Native ISO Sensitivity: 200-6,400
  6. Boost Low ISO Sensitivity: 100
  7. Boost High ISO Sensitivity: 12,800-25,600
  8. Sensor Cleaning System: Yes
  9. Weather Sealing/Protection: No
  10. Body Build: Magnesium Alloy
  11. Shutter: Up to 1/4000 and 30 sec exposure
  12. Shutter Control: Leaf Shutter
  13. Storage: 1x SD slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible)
  14. Speed: 6 FPS
  15. Exposure Meter: TTL 256-zones metering
  16. Built-in Flash: Yes
  17. Autofocus: Yes
  18. Manual Focus: Yes
  19. LCD Screen: 2.8 inch, approx. 460K-dot TFT color LCD monitor
  20. Movie Modes: Full 1080p HD @ 60 and 30 fps
  21. Movie Recording Limit: 10 minutes
  22. Movie Output: MOV (H.264)
  23. GPS: No
  24. WiFi: No
  25. Battery Type: NP-95
  26. Battery Life: 300 shots
  27. USB Standard: 2.0
  28. Weight: 405g (excluding battery and accessories)
  29. Price: $1,299 MSRP

Source : photographylife.com


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