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Product Highlights
  • 16 Mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
  • EXR Processor II
  • Fujinon 23mm f/2 Fixed Focal Length Lens
  • Hybrid Optical and Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2.8" 460k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 60fps
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • Expandable ISO 100-25600
  • Film Simulation and Advanced Filters
  • Die-Cast Magnesium Body Construction

The silver Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera features a 16 megapixel APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II image processor to provide high quality imagery and exceptional camera performance. The combination of the sensor and processor enables a native sensitivity range from ISO 200-6400, which is further expandable to ISO 100-25600. Fujifilm's proprietary X-Trans sensor uses a unique randomized pixel array in order to avoid the use of a resolution-reducing optical low-pass filter, therefore providing images with the utmost sharpness and clarity. This imaging system is benefitted by the Intelligent Hybrid AF system, which uses both contrast- and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly and accurately. The EXR Processor II also delivers fast performance speeds to all aspects of the camera, ranging from quick startup and shutter lag times to a fast 6fps continuous shooting rate.

The X100S incorporates a unique Hybrid Viewfinder that blends the capabilities of both optical and electronic viewfinders into a single entity. The optical viewing benefits include a clear, natural method of composing your scene with the added benefit of exposure and camera settings being displayed in the perimeter of the frame. The electronic viewing method utilizes a 2,360k-dot LCD monitor to provide clear, sharp live view monitoring with the ability to previsualize focus and exposure settings. You can toggle between both viewing methods quickly and easily using a lever located on the front of the camera body. Manual focusing capabilities are greatly enhanced when using the electronic viewfinder in connection with either the Digital Split Image function or manual focus peaking; both of which aid in acquiring exacting focus. In regard to auto focusing, a unique Intelligent Hybrid AF system employs both contrast- and phase-detection methods to focus accurately and as quickly as 0.08 second.

A built-in 23mm f/2 fixed focal length lens is used and provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35mm, which is ideally suited as an everyday-use wide-angle lens. The fast f/2 maximum aperture benefits both low-light shooting as well as control over the focus in the image. The lens has been intentionally designed as a non-interchangeable, non-collapsible, and fixed in focal length in order to provide the highest quality optical performance possible. Its construction includes a single double-sided aspherical lens and features a Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) to reduce lens flare and ghosting. A three-stop neutral density filter has also been built-in to allow greater control over your exposure settings and selective focus applications.

Full HD movie recording is supported up to 1920 x 1080p at 60fps with a 36Mbps bit-rate for clear, fluid-looking videos. Focus can be manually controlled during recording, while audio levels, white balance settings, and Film Simulation modes can also be applied to refine the overall appearance of your movies. Film Simulation modes make use of Fujifilm's history of producing both negative and slide films, and allow you to apply those films' characteristics to your digital imagery to better suit your intended look.

Surrounding the camera's technology is an elegantly designed camera body that features die-cast magnesium top and bottom plates, precision-milled metal camera controls, and a durable synthetic leather body wrap.

16 Mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
A large APS-C CMOS image sensor is integrated into the X100S to provide high image quality and detail. Using Fujifilm's unique X-Trans bespoke pixel array, the sensor is designed with a randomized pixel pattern to eliminate the need of an optical low-pass filter for reducing moiré and aliasing. By removing this filter from the design, higher image sharpness is possible. Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) factors are also taken into account using the EXR Processor II, which helps to automatically compensate for aberrations and diffraction blur in order to produce images with the utmost inherent sharpness. The image sensor also utilizes backside illumination technology to help with the integration of phase-detection pixels into the sensor for improved autofocus performance without affecting image quality.

The X-Trans sensor also pairs well with the EXR Processor II to provide highly effective noise reduction and a clean signal-to-noise ratio. This enables smoother-looking imagery that becomes especially apparent when photographing in low-light situations with an expanded sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600.
EXR Processor II
Aside from benefitting low-light performance, the EXR Processor II also provides quick performance throughout the entire camera system. The camera start-up time is about 0.5 second, shutter lag is about 0.01 second, and the shooting interval time is about 0.5 second. Additionally, this processing power provides enough speed to capture full resolution images at a continuous rate of 6fps for up to 31 consecutive frames.
Intelligent Hybrid AF
Intelligent Hybrid AF is a quick, responsive autofocus system that employs both contrast- and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly in a wide variety of shooting situations. Clear focus can be attained in as little as 0.08 second to aid in catching fast-paced movement more easily.

Three focus modes are available (AF-S, AF-C, and M) for greater control over how the X100S achieves sharp focus. When working with autofocus, the AF area is divided into a 49-point matrix in order to gain clear focus of any type of subject matter. Additionally, a built-in AF assist lamp is available for aiding the focus system when photographing in low-light situations
Fujinon 23mm f/2 Fixed Focal Length Lens
The built-in 23mm f/2 fixed focal length lens gives a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35mm, making it an ideal single prime lens length for everyday shooting. This fast wide-angle lens is purposefully designed as non-interchangeable and non-collapsible in order to garner the highest optical quality possible. The rear lens group is designed with a large diameter in order to allow its position nearer to the sensor to render an overall slim profile for the whole camera. This closeness to the image sensor also provides optimal edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination for enhanced image quality.

The simple lens construction is comprised of just eight elements within six groups, including a single double-sided aspherical element to reduce aberrations and improve sharpness. Lens elements also feature the Super EBC to reduce lens flare and ghosting while maintaining image contrast and color fidelity.

A three-stop neutral density filter is also incorporated into the design to allow for more control over exposure durations and promote the use of wider apertures. This allows for a more fluid rendering of moving subjects as well as greater control over your focus plane. A nine-blade aperture diaphragm benefits the ability to shoot with wider apertures by producing a more aesthetically pleasing out of focus image quality. Additionally, this lens is capable of focusing on subjects as close as 3.9" / 10cm for macro-like shooting.
Optical and Electronic Hybrid Viewfinder
Both optical and electronic viewing tools are incorporated into the unique Hybrid Viewfinder, which provides both the simplicity of an OVF with the technological advancements of an EVF. Switching between both viewing methods is done with the Viewfinder Switch Lever located on the front of the camera body, enabling quick transitioning between both modes. The OVF has its benefits in providing a clear, unadulterated view of the scene you're photographing and reduces the shutter lag time to a minimum. For fine-tuning of focus, exposure, white balance, and other camera settings, the EVF gives you the ability to monitor all of the applied settings prior to making the exposure.

A conventional bright frame viewfinder is used as the base construction for the Hybrid Viewfinder, and from which the LCD monitor was incorporated into. A viewfinder shutter can be opened or closed in order to use either the OVF or EVF, and with this method the highest clarity is attainable using both viewing methods. An approximate horizontal apparent field of view of 26° and 0.5x magnification offer comfortable viewing conditions that best suit the built-in 35mm wide-angle lens. High-refractive glass, a high-precision prism, and Super EBC coatings also contribute to producing a clear view for both the EVF and OVF.

While the optical viewfinder does give crisp natural viewing abilities, it is also aided by an LCD projection of customizable shooting information along the border of the frame. This information is useful in that it allows you to continuously use the OVF without having to check settings on the LCD or with the EVF setting.

The EVF provides you with 100% frame coverage by way of the 0.48" / 12.19mm 2,360k-dot LCD monitor. This monitor is able to provide a high resolution live view and is useful for confirming focus , exposure, depth of field, and white balance accuracy. The EVF can also be used for menu navigation and review of imagery.

An eye-sensor is located on the viewfinder to automatically turn off the rear 2.8" LCD monitor during eye-level viewing. These settings can further be adjusted to always keep the LCD off (and only use the viewfinder) or to always keep the viewfinder off (and only use the LCD).

The Hybrid Viewfinder also gives way to efficient and effective manual focusing performance. By using the phase-detection pixels located on the imaging sensor, Digital Split Image is able to assist in acquiring precise focus by showing comparative in and out of focus areas of the image. Also contributing to manual focus accuracy, focus peaking has been integrated and enables a more objective system of focusing by way of highlighting sharp edges and lines of contrast in a clear manner.
Design in Mind
The X100S is designed to mimic film-based cameras and exhibits a clean, functional, and compact form-factor that emphasizes the ability to make photographs in a direct, intuitive manner. The top and base components are constructed from die-cast magnesium for durability, while also remaining lightweight. The aperture ring, shutter speed dial, and exposure compensation dial are all constructed from precision-milled metal to give a sturdy, tactile reinforcement when controlling camera settings. The body is finished with a synthetic leather wrap that provides additional durability and tack for improved handling. Small, nuanced details, such as the ability to change sound of the shutter, firm aperture click stops, and an elegant metal lens cap are also kept in mind to provide even greater satisfaction during use.

An efficient graphical user interface promotes greater intuitiveness for menu navigation and monitoring. The Q Button gives a one-touch solution to modifying commonly used camera settings quickly and easily. All of the menus and setting navigation is done on the rear 2.8" 460k-dot LCD that also provides high definition playback of still images and video. This monitor can be used to display an exposure histogram, an electronic horizon leveling gauge, and focus point zoom, too.
Film Simulation Mode
Taking advantage of Fujifilm's vast history in traditional film-based photography, the X100S integrates several Film Simulation modes to mimic the look and feel of some Fujifilm's classic film types. Pulling from their line of transparency films, PROVIA offers natural-looking tones for everyday shooting, VELVIA produces a more dramatic and rich tonality with deeper color saturation, and ASTIA gives less contrast for a softer depiction of skin tones. Mimicking their negative films, PRO Neg. Std. gives smooth image tones that are suitable for accurate color renditions, while PRO Neg. Hi produces a more dramatic feel with the ability to draw color out of a variety of lighting conditions. In addition to the colorful benefits of these Film Simulation modes, there are also monochrome modes that simulate the look of traditional yellow, green, and red black and white contrast filters. A sepia mode is also available for producing an inherently nostalgic look.
Full HD Movie Capabilities
Full HD movie recording is possible with multiple frame rates and formats up to 1920 x 1080p at 60fps to produce smoothly-depicted movement. A high bit-rate of 36Mbps enables greater clarity when shooting video, which is ideal for showcasing your movies on an HDTV utilizing the built-in HDMI mini connection.

While recording video you can manually control the focus settings via the lens, and, additionally, you can control the audio level in four steps. A 3x digital zoom is available during movie shooting to effectively triple the lens' focal length to 105mm (35mm equivalent). White balance settings and Film Simulation modes can also be applied to movie recording to fine-tune the appearance of your videos.
Advanced Filters
Eight Advanced Filters are built-in to the camera to enhance the aesthetic quality of imagery further:
  • High Key
  • Low Key
  • Soft Focus
  • Toy Camera
  • Miniature
  • Pop Color
  • Dynamic Tone
  • Partial Color (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple)
  • Other Camera Features
  • An in-camera RAW converter lets you record your images in 14-bit RAW and process them prior to computer-based editing procedures. This process enables you to modify the exposure, white balance, and other controls directly through the menu interface. Additionally, for more thorough processing of files, SILKYPIX software is included for RAW conversion and processing on your computer.
  • Multiple exposure mode gives you the ability to overlay imagery in-camera. When working in this mode, subsequent exposures can be paired and the final appearance can be previewed on the LCD or in the EVF before making the final exposure.
  • The exposure controls for the camera are all physical and easily accessible via the shutter speed dial, aperture ring, and exposure compensation dial. This physicality offers instant familiarity and intuitiveness when working, as well as making it simpler to work without having to remove your eye from the viewfinder.
  • Both Time (T) and Bulb (B) exposure settings are available for recording long exposures. T enables exposure lengths between 1/2 and 30 seconds, and B allows you to keep the shutter open for a maximum duration of 60 minutes.
  • Motion panorama mode allows you to record expansive views up to 360° wide in a seamless, sweeping manner.
  • A built-in flash provides additional illumination to imagery for photographing in dark conditions.
  • Four different auto bracketing modes are available: Dynamic Range, Film Simulation, AE, and ISO Sensitivity.
  • Imaging
    Pixels 16.3 Megapixel
    Sensor APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) CMOS
    Bit Depth 14-bit
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: Linear PCM
    Max Resolution 16MP: 4896 x 3264
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
    Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
    Optics
    Lens 8 elements in 6 groups
    1 Aspherical
    EFL: 23 mm (35 mm equivalent: 35 mm)
    Aperture: f/2 to f/16
    Zoom Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Focus Range Normal: 1.64' (50 cm) - Infinity
    Macro: 3.94" (10 cm) - 6.56' (2 m)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 1/4 - 1/4000 sec in Program Mode
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 min in Bulb Mode
    Exposure Metering Multi, Spot, TTL 256-zones
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Shooting Modes Panorama
    White Balance Modes Auto, Custom, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Incandescent, Kelvin, Shade, Underwater
    Burst Rate Up to 6 fps for up to 31 frames
    Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Off
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range 1.64 - 29.53' (0.5 - 9 m)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Memory
    Built-in Memory Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
    Video
    Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Optical, Electronic
    Diopter Adjustment - 2 to +1 m
    Viewfinder Coverage 85/100%
    Screen 2.8" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Power
    Battery 1x NP-95 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1800mAh
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.0 x 2.9 x 2.1" / 126.5 x 74.4 x 53.9 mm
    Weight 15.70 oz / 445 g

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    FujifilmX100S Digital Camera (Silver)
     
    4.6

    (based on 171 reviews)

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      (39)

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      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (97)
    • Great resolution (96)
    • Good in low light (84)
    • Easy to use (66)
    • Fast shutter speed (48)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (56)
    • Lag / shutter delay (12)
    • Complicated controls (10)
    • Limited zoom (6)
    • Poor in low light (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (108)
    • Low light (78)
    • Family photos (77)
    • Weddings (38)
    • Macro photography (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (56), Semi-pro photographer (33), Pro photographer (28), Casual photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (147), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It's not hype.

    I bought the X100s after reading, I believe, every review, watching every video, and fantasizing about it for months. Finally, I pulled the trigger, wondering all along if I was simply...Read complete review

    I bought the X100s after reading, I believe, every review, watching every video, and fantasizing about it for months. Finally, I pulled the trigger, wondering all along if I was simply buying into a lot of hype.

    I wasn't.

    This camera performs as billed. I'm amazed at the clarity of the photographs I'm taking. The autofocus, which some still question, is just not an issue. And manual focus is a joy. People seem to almost pop off their backgrounds when the aperture is set at its widest. They have a beautiful dimension to them. And the colors...they are so true to life. Skin tones are marvelous.

    The ergonomics of the X100s are wonderful, as well. Things are easy to get to, shortcuts abound, and the whole user experience is intuitive. It's a pleasure to shoot with.

    It has a few limitations, such as shooting wide open at high shutter speeds, but the built-in ND filter helps with that. And when I think about it, every camera has SOME limitations. It's all about trade-offs. And this camera has far more pluses than minuses. In fact, it's hard to really think of any other negatives.

    I currently own two other cameras. I have the Canon 60D along with three prime lenses: 28, 50 and 85. I am happy with it, but like many others, I don't always want to lug all of that around. And I am very attracted to the idea of a simple, fixed-lens solution. I've also found that the quality of the 23 mm lens on the X100s is superior to my Canon lenses. And the X100s seems to perform better at higher ISOs.

    The real factor complicating my purchase was the Sony Nex-7 I also own. It was a gift, and I've never been thrilled with it. It does take beautiful pictures, but the user experience is quite different. For me, a lifelong Mac guy, it just seemed very PC. I never got comfortable with it. Having a small mirrorless camera already made buying the X100s a real question for me.

    But I did it anyway. And I don't regret it one bit. It just functions more intuitively than the Nex-7. And, let's be honest, it looks a lot cooler.

    If you're on the fence about adding an X100s to your camera collection, I recommend going for it. This camera is destined to be a classic.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Didn't check my boxes

    In summary, I sent the X100s back after a few weeks. I felt sad. I really wanted to like this camera, but we just didn't bond.

    Let me first begin...Read complete review

    In summary, I sent the X100s back after a few weeks. I felt sad. I really wanted to like this camera, but we just didn't bond.

    Let me first begin by pointing out three things about the context of the test this camera took: 1) I shoot mostly medium and large format film, so that kind of pegs the standard against which I personally compare image quality 2) This camera was intended as a second quick shooter I could use on family shots and just generally to have around for fast moving situations, or when I don't want to lug around my other cameras. 3) The ability to quickly take snippets of video was also very important.

    I read essentially every review I could find of this camera and went in with a high degree of anticipation. But I also recognized that video, though improved, might still be a weak point.

    I am going to focus on some of the negatives in my write-up, as I haven't seen these discussed as much. Overall, it's a decent camera with limitations others may have no problem with. For me it just didn't fit the role I had in mind as well as I hoped.

    My very first experiences with the camera were emblematic of what I ultimately decided were show-stoppers for a camera at this price point. I am a big fan of prime lenses, and love the advantages of being able to shoot at wide apertures. Foot zoom is fun! I was a little shocked, though, at the bizarre ghosting and other artifacts that I saw in both jpg and raw files from shots taken with the X100s wide open: essentially unusable. OK, so I eventually figured out that in certain conditions wide open was not a big issue, and in others it just looked almost Holga-like. Hmm. So, not really an f2 lens, it just happens to open up that far. A limitation that could be worked around, but strikes me as odd if the selling point of a camera like this is you get a fast prime as part of the deal.

    The autofocus sometimes also mysteriously got totally lost. I mean, really lost. Point the center-focus square at a cherry blossom, depress shutter halfway, watch it give me a focus confirmation, then notice it focused on stuff behind the blossom that was not in the focus box. Try again. No. Try again, oh I think that got it. Release shutter. Good thing cherry blossoms can't run away. Then there was an interior shot, a low-ish light portrait of my son, who sat patiently still while the camera repeatedly told me he was in focus (again, his eyes were right in the focus confirmation window), while in fact it was clearly focused on the wall around and behind him. It was almost as if the focus window was telling me exactly what it would not be attempting to get in focus. Weird. It just meant that I frequently found myself questioning whether I was actually getting focus on the right thing. My trust in the AF having been somewhat shattered, I found myself often switching to manual to work around it.

    The manual focus features are cool - the electronic rangefinder is particularly nifty and something I would probably use frequently if I held on to the camera. Being spoiled by the 2.25x2.25 inch viewfinders on my TLRs meant, however, that it still seemed a little alien and difficult to nail focus in all situations. I'm sure practice would overcome that.

    Lightroom 4 made a hash of the raw files, at least using default processing or with my tweaking to sharpening and nr settings. The colors looked over-cooked, and the details were smeared. As many have commented, the jpgs are really quite good. They showed better color and better resolution and detail than the processed RAWs. If shooting just out-of-camera jpg serves your ends, then this will not be an issue. I suspect I could have done better with the RAW processing if I spent time with it, but it was just another area where I felt like I was going to have to make investments of time that were not really the goal here.

    The many comments out there about the image quality from this camera had me prepared to chuck these issues in the back seat once I got to review the files in detail. This is where my context is important to understand. Forget comparisons with MF film. The X100s certainly does not compete with that. Its files still looked very digital to me compared to my film scans– fragile highlights, weird artifacts in high frequency detail areas, lower resolution etc. The usual digital stuff. OK – so it's not like X-trans is that kind of revolution. Fine, I don't need it to be, that's why I shoot film. My other digital camera is a seven year old canon Rebel XT. The X100s did beat that in overall resolution and noise – especially at low light levels where the progress in sensor design is clearly visible. But, it didn't beat it as badly as I hoped and expected. My 8 mpix Rebel XT with Canon's decent 35mm EF (not the L) prime mounted on it produces nicely sharp files – and does not periodically render a bizarre mess at f 2.0. And it is a compact package that is frankly not that much larger than the X100s, and it focuses MUCH more reliably. Hmm. But, the Rebel is still bigger than I would like to just carry around, and it doesn't do video.

    So, I tried the video. Not that bad at all. Some of it came out downright pretty. The lack of a dedicated video button is a bigger problem than I expected, however. Having to fish around to get video going when the kids were having a "moment" often meant capturing a lot of "after moments." Alas.

    So, decision time came and it went back. I was sad about that because I truly like the range-finderness of the X100s, but it just didn't check the right boxes for my purposes. It wasn't good enough to compete with my film cameras (wasn't my goal anyway), and it wasn't convenient enough to be the "family" cam (which was my goal). The X100s is pocketable in the geek sense, but doesn't bear comparison with a point and shoot like the Sony RX100, which is a marvel of pocketableness. I ultimately found the Sony RX100 to be a better fit as the digital complement to my film arsenal.

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    5.0

    But it, you won't be disappointed

    By Lumar

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

    Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

    If you can live with no lens options then this is the best camera you'll ever own. Well, at least for the size and functionality, it's the best camera on the market. Great optics and this shoots the best jpegs I've ever seen. You can shoot in jpeg mode exclusively and be more than satisfied with the results.

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    5.0

    love it!

    By mc

    from buffalo

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

      small, quick, great image quality

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      5.0

      Great little camera!

      By EOS2You

      from Virginia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Silent Mode
      • Small / Compact
      • Vintage look

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

      I wanted a smaller camera than my Canon 5d and 7d for those times the large camera wasn't appropriate or would be out of place. This camera is perfect. Besides the vintage look, which I love, it takes great pictures. At f/2, it's fast, nearly inhaling light in dim circumstances. The controls may take a little getting accustomed to, but they're not difficult to understand, and after only a little practice, become intuitive. I love the EV dial right out where you can get to it, and the fn button that can be programmed for whatever you need.It takes great outdoor pictures that are very sharp, more so than any camera I've ever owned, and I have some very good lenses. I have not missed the ability to zoom; I can crop if necessary. I do recommend that you purchase at least two more batteries, especially if you plan to be out for any length of time using this camera.

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      5.0

      EXCELLENT picture quality

      By BH516

      from New Windsor, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Great Resolution
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

      This is my point and shoot, to compliment my D800. The autofocus is not as fast when compared to a dSLR. So don't compare it! It's a totally different animal!Image quality is superb! There are many reviews on the internet about this camera, and they're all positive.The camera is classy. I bought the silver body because I wanted the retro look. It is definitely an attention grabber! Before I bought mine, I caught a glimpse of someone with one at Grand Central Terminal. I knew immediately what it was!I love the camera and would buy another one!BUT DO NOT compare it to a dSLR's focus speed!

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      4.0

      Fuji X100S Camera

      By Young

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

      Used as an everyday walk around camera, in place of a bulky DSLR. Works great, autofocus is a bit slow and wish the manual focus ring was better, but otherwise a solid walk around camera. Only a few instances where a DSLR was desired over this.

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      4.0

      It's a nice walk around camera

      By sasagirl

      from bay area, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Pros

      • Good in Low Light
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Limited Zoom
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

      After using Canon T1, T4, 70D, i think this camera is a good walk around camera esp if you like street photography. However, the Auto focus is slow comparing my Canon DSLR, and that bother me a lot. other than this, i like this camera alot. the fix lens is not bad at all because now i learn to plan the position to capture what i want.

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      4.0

      Excellant color rendition

      By Kent

      from San Francisco

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography
      • Travel

      Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

      The Fuji X100S is great at rendering accurate and pleasant colors under varied lighting conditions that I am unable to get easily with my Nikon D7100 other that outdoor. Florescent, incandescent, low light, partial natural light or mixed lighting—not a problem for the X100S. Sure, I can custom the white balance on my D7100, but that takes time. The auto WB just isn't as good as the Fuji's. I could so it in post, but that takes time too. The hybrid viewfinder is fantastic. I wish the color and exposure was more accurate in the viewfinder, but at least the actual shot was. The LCD screen produced a truer image in terms of color and exposure. "Manual" focus is really slow. It's not a true manual focus, and it just doesn't feel right. Take it from me, I spent the 80's and 90's with manual focus SLR's, and don't miss it. Stick to autofocus. There's some shutter lag compared to a DSLR. So I would not recommend this for sports or other fast action photography. It's not impossible, but I just recommend against it. Don't throw away your DSLR. The X100S has those silly simulated sounds and obnoxious beeps. Why ruin a very quiet, discreet, and otherwise aesthetically pleasing camera with this? When it's all turned off, the X100S becomes a sonic "black hole". Battery life is pretty sad, as is the battery meter. Buy extra batteries. The retro lock is awesome IMO. Girls love it, and guys ask all sorts of questions about it. I just have an affinity for vintage looking stuff, I guess. I wish I could compare it to the Leicas, but those are out of my budget. But the Fuji shoots so well anyway (shrug), maybe it's not necessary to drop $8-16k on one of those. A least this is made in Japan, not China or Thailand...I love the slim profile of the fixed lens, BUT you will need an adapter for a filter. If you add a lens cap on top of that, you will have effectively doubled the length of the lens! Honestly, I hate ruining the look of the X100S with the adapter, BLACK filter (49mm silver filters are hard to come by) and black lens cap. I dislike the supplied Fuji lens cap, as I prefer flatter threaded lens caps. I bought the Fuji factory leather case, because I thought it would look classy, and it does. But I think I will use it mostly for transporting in my carry on or camera bag to protect it. Looks WAY better than that nylon number you might buy at @. The X100S looks way to awesome to cover up, especially in plastic!

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      5.0

      Exactly what I have been looking for

      By ScottL

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Menu Navigation
      • Navigation Wheel 2 Small
      • Nav Wheel Too Small
      • Non Standard Usb Cable

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

      I have gotten to the point where I hate carrying around my dslr, so this fits the bill perfectly. Good depth of field, small, compact, good quality. So far I have very little to complain about.

      My biggest complaint is the non standard USB cable. What are you guys doing over there fuji? No one uses UC-E6 cables.

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      5.0

      Bravo!

      By Flo

      from NYC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

        Love it! Love the look, the size, all the options (files, viewfinder,macro, etc etc), the super high quality of the images, even when using it in all automatic settings. I love to be able to switch to aperture mode or speed mode very easily. The auto-focus can be a little slow, but I can deal with that. I added a non-fuji BXW filter, a non-fuji lens hood (Fuji hood too expensive!) , bought a few extra non-fuji batteries, and I am happy!

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        5.0

        Classic style, advanced performance

        By Uh, Clem

        from Somewhere near Detroit

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Friends Will Be Jealous
        • Good Battery Life
        • Great Resolution
        • Just Looks Cool
        • Strangers Will Stare

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • "grab" Shooting
          • Travel

          Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

          I am a casual shooter, although in my younger days I worked for daily newspapers and have been published in a few magazines.

          The Fujifilm X100S is expensive, and worth it. I travel extensively and wanted a small rangefinder, but something more than a plastic point-and-shoot. This camera fills the bill.

          I like the fixed focal length lens--it makes me plan my shots (like the old days) and not rely on zooming in and out. I enjoy being able to choose among the characteristics of several Fuji color emulsions, plus B&W options and sepia for original images. And I appreciate a real rangefinder window, with and without the exposure information. I have never warmed up to the idea of arms-length shooting while squinting at an LCD. (What would HCB think?)

          Options and capabilities are well beyond what I need, but a working pro would appreciate the degree of control that this camera offers. It's not a replacement for a DSLR with a couple of good lenses, but it belongs in the bag of any serious photographer.

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          5.0

          A great package!

          By Patricia

          from New York

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • All the necessities
          • Well-priced

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

              This is a complete and well-priced combination package!

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              5.0

              Worth every penny!

              By Patricia

              from New York

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

              This camera was recommended by a professional photographer friend as the best camera on which to learn how to shoot professional quality photos--offering an old school feeling of manually setting the controls. At B&H, the only "con" we discussed was the relatively high price...but this camera is worth the money for its quality and ease of use!

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              5.0

              A beautiful camera

              By Charlie

              from Metro New York

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Resolution
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Macro Photography
                • Travel

                Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Black):

                A beautiful camera to see and use. The controls are well placed and it's easy to change settings which make the camera 'very' user friendly. The pictures, even on auto setting, are exceptionally nice and are so typical of Fuji color. The cost of the camera is well spent.

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                4.0

                Will not replace DSLR but comes close

                By Ton Verkuijlen

                from Curacao

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Poor in Low Light
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Macro Photography
                • Travel

                Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

                I use it for a light travel camera. When the circumstances are not to difficult excellent images. The camera is a lot slower than I thought but I see it as a plus. This camera forces you to slow down and be more precise when taking pictures. Like in the film days. I ordered Extra battaries which is a must for working with it all day. I love the sync speed with flash sysytems.

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                5.0

                Fuji X100S Digital Camera

                By Arnaldo

                from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

                  Coollllll

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                  5.0

                  I like it. I really like it.

                  By Hondo

                  from Bloomington, IN

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Travel

                  Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

                  It's fun and the photos it takes are so fine.

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                  5.0

                  The Perfect Pro Compact

                  By Tony

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

                    Use it for travel and documentary photography.
                    It is an amazing product from Fuji

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                    5.0

                    Great build quality, great images

                    By Alan

                    from Wheat Ridge, CO

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

                      This feels like the cameras I grew up on, and you can use it just like those old machines…or just like the new digital instrument that it is. All-auto, all-manual, your pick. And the image sensor and lens are no slouches, either.

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                      5.0

                      Wonderful

                      By Douglas

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Resolution
                      • Large Clear LCD

                      Cons

                      • Limited Zoom
                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

                      This camera came highly recommended to me from a photographer friend. So far it takes beautiful images and i am only learning how to use it. Can't wait to see more.

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                      5.0

                      Second Fuji camera

                      By dave

                      from harrisburg, PA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Resolution

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about X100S Digital Camera (Silver):

                        I had wanted this all along, but if I was going to switch systems I needed an ILC first, so I bought the XE-1. I loved the X-E1 so much that when it was time to add another camera, I finally got my hands on this thing. Using a fixed lens for shooting is scary, and not always possible, but this thing gets used for 70% of my work now. Also, it goes with me everywhere attached to my blackrapid sling. This camera still has it's quirks, as do all Fuji cameras, but the IQ of this thing and the usability are just spectacular. If I could only have one camera for the rest of my life, this is it. Now, that said, this isn't for everyone. Make sure you can live with the 35mm equivalent angle of view. Also, as compact as it maybe, this is in no way light for it's size.

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