Fujifilm really made us feel like it’s the 20th century all over again. Fujifilm X100F brings a touch of old feel when it comes to design, coming in two versions, Black, and a mix of black and silver. But if you’re scared the specs of Fujifilm X100F under the hood look and feel outdated, you’d be wrong. This one has brought what could possibly be the biggest upgrade when it comes to comparison with the previous model. The build feels premium, and in no way cheap, and with that in mind it has never been easier to use.
Now let’s take a look at just what Fujifilm X100F has to offer. First of all, they even shifted the buttons on the back to the right side, so the camera can be comfortably used with one hand. You’re also getting a small joystick/level on the back, to help you set up a focus point much easier and faster. That, of course, is not all there is to it. A huge jump from the previous model is the image sensor resolution. Fujifilm X100F now sports an APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor with 24.3 million of pixels. That ensures the picture is not only crystal clear but big in size as well.
Speaking of size, and judging by the 24.3 MP, you can expect an image to be at 6000 x 4000 resolution. That’ll make cropping an image to your liking a really pleasant experience, as you can simply remove the excess part. Now we’ll have to disappoint you, as video recording isn’t exactly the best feature of Fujifilm X100F. You’re going to shoot videos at Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution only with this one. We might’ve expected a little more from this one, as the competitors casually come equipped with 4K resolution recording. For this reason, we wouldn’t call this one a videographers’ favorite.
On the positive side, and with the price of Fujifilm X100F in mind, which is $1249, you can expect other features that are quite good. For example, this series has always been very well-known for its viewfinder. It’s hybrid and allows you to shoot in both electronic and optical mode. The fully electronic view is shown via a 2.36 million-dot OLED display. Should we say more? OLED display will certainly make sure you’re getting the right picture, without a cold shower when you open it on your PC. You’re seeing exposure, white balance, composition and other shooting info exactly as they are. For more traditional users, optical viewfinder provides the classic experience.
Given these points, you might already paint a picture of what Fujifilm X100F represents. It is a compact camera with great image shooting capabilities. You’re getting an LCD 3-inch display on the back, which is a standard one for cameras of this price range. Regardless of that, it’s still bright and sharp and will allow you to take a quick look at photos you’ve taken. Even though you don’t have a low-energy Bluetooth connectivity or NFC, the camera is still Wi-Fi enabled by default. All you need is the right app, and you’ll transfer your photos in seconds.
|Announced Date||January 19, 2017|
|Camera Type||Premium Compact Digital Camera|
|Dimensions||126.5mm x 74.8mm x 52.4mm / 4.98in. x 2.94in. x 2.06in.|
|Weight||469g / 16.5 oz. (including battery and memory card) / 419g / 14.8 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)|
|Display Type||TFT color LCD monitor|
|Display Features||Aspect ratio 3:2|
|Compatible Lenses||FUJINON single focal length lens|
|Image Sensor Type||(APS-C)X-Trans CMOS III with primary color filter|
|Total Pixels||24300000 pixels|
|Flash Control||Auto flash (Super Intelligent Flash) / Effective range:(ISO 1600) approx. 30cm - 9.0m/1.6ft. - 29.5ft.|
|Flash Modes||TTL(Flash Auto / Standard / Slow Sync.) / Manual / Commander / Off|
|Shutter Type||Mechanical and Electronic Shutter|
|Shutter Speeds||Mechanical Shutter: 4 sec. to 1/4000 sec.(P mode), 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec.(All modes) / 30 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(P / A / S / M modes) Bulb mode : 1 sec. fixed, TIME : 1sec to 1/32000sec. / 30 sec. to 1/32000 sec.(P / A / S / M modes) Bulb mode : 1 sec. fixed, TIME : 1sec to 1/32000sec.|
|Metering Modes||P(Program AE) / A(Aperture Priority AE) / S(Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M(Manual Exposure)|
|Metering Range||256 metering zones|
|Exposure Control||TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Center Weighted|
|Exposure Compensation||-5.0EV - +5.0EV, 1/3EV step (movie recording : -3.0EV - +3.0EV)|
|White Balance||Automatic scene recognition / Custom / Color temperature selection (K) / Preset : Daylight, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater|
|Autofocus||Single AF / Continuous AF / MF|
|Focus Point||Single point AF: EVF / LCD / OVF: 13x7 / 25x13 (Changeable size of AF frame among 5 types), Zone AF: 3x3 / 5x5 / 7x7 from 91 areas on 13x7 grid, Wide/Tracking AF: (up to 9 area)|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical / Electronic Reverse Galilean viewfinder with electronic bright frame display|
|Coverage||Coverage of frame area vs. capturing area : approx. 92% (optical) / Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area : approx. 100% (electronic)|
|Diopter Adjustment||-2 ~ +1m-1(dpt)|
|Image Format||JPEG, RAW : 14bit RAW(RAF original format), RAW+JPEG|
|Video Format||MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Audio : Linear PCM / Stereo sound 48KHz sampling)|
|File System||Exif Ver.2.3|
|Capacity||Photo shooting - 270 shots (EVF on) / Photo shooting - 390 shots (EVF off) / Video recording - 1.3 hours|
|WLAN||IEEE 802.11b / g / n (standard wireless protocol)|
|USB||USB2.0 (High-Speed) / micro USB terminal|
|Ports||HDMI micro connector (Type D), Φ2.5mm, stereo mini connector [Microphone]|
I bought this model for a present for my as-of-recent husband. He's been into photography for a long time but just didn't have the right tools. We settled on Fujifilm X100F because he says it's really great for this price. Plus it reminds me of those old ''idiot'' cameras, where all you had is press a button, and it will take a picture. I took some pictures with it, and they were magnificent! Get it if you can get a discount, New Year is approaching!