Fujifilm FinePix X100 Review

March 17, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Specifications

Model Name FinePix X100
Number of effective pixels 12.3million pixels
Image sensor 23.6mm×15.8mm?APS-C?CMOS with primary colour filter
Storage media Internal memory (Approx. 20MB)
SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC(UHS-I) memory card *1
File format (still image) JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3 *2),
RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
(movie) H.264?MOV? with Stereo sound
Number of recorded pixels L?<3:2>4288×2848?<16:9>4288×2416???
S?<3:2>2176×1448?<16:9>1920×1080 ?Motion Panorama?
180°Vertical 7680 x 2160?Horizontal 7680 x 1440
120°Vertical 5120 x 2160?Horizontal 5120 x 1440
Lens (name) Fujinon Single focal length lens
(focal length) f=23mm, equivalent to 35mm on a 35mm camera
(full-aperture) F2
(constitution) 6 groups 8 lenses (1 aspherical glass moulded lens included)
Aperture F2 - F16?1/3EV step (controlled with 9-blade aperture diaphragm)
Focus distance (from lens surface) Normal : Approx. 80cm / 2.6 ft. to infinity Macro: Approx.10cm - 2.0m / 3.9 in.- 6.6 ft.
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 200 - 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Extended output sensitivity equivalent ISO 100 or 12800
ISO AUTO Control available
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure mode Programmed AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure
Exposure compensation -2.0EV - +2.0EV 1/3EV step
Shutter speed
(with mechanical shutter)
(P mode) 1/4 sec. to 1/4000* sec., (All other modes) 30 sec. to 1/4000* sec.
Bulb (max.60min.)
*1/4000sec at F 8 or smaller aperture
Continuous shooting Up to 10 /JPEG
Up to 8 /RAW or RAW+JPEG
5 / 3 fps selectable
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (PROVIA / Standard, Velvia / Vivid, ASTIA / Soft)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (DR 100%, 200%, 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
Focus (mode)
(AF frame selection)
Single AF / Continuous AF/MF?Distance Indicator
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
Area / Multi
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White),
Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, underwater, Custom, Colour temperature selection
Self-timer Approx. 10sec. / 2sec. Delay
Flash Auto flash (super intelligent flash)
Effective range: ( ISO 1600)
approx. 50 cm – 9 m / 1.6 ft. – 29.5. ft.
Flash modes Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash,
Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
Hot shoe Yes ( dedicated TTL?Flash compatible)
Viewfinder Hybrid viewfinder
Optical viewfinder
Reverse Galilean viewfinder with electronic bright frame display
0.5 x magnifications
Coverage of frame area v.s. capturing area : approx. 90%
Electronic viewfinder
0.47-in., approx.1,440,000-dots colour LCD viewfinder
Coverage of viewing area v.s capturing area : approx. 100%
Eye sensor installed
Eye point : approx. 15 mm
Diopter adjustment : -2 - +1 m-1?dpt?
LCD monitor 2.8-inch, approx. 460,000dots, TFT colour LCD monitor (Approx. 100% coverage)
Movie recording 1280 x 720 pixels (24frames / sec.) with stereo sound
Individual movies cannot exceed 10 minutes in length.
Photographic functions Select custom setting, Motion panorama, Colour space, Film simulation, Auto red-eye removal, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Focus check, Electronic level, One-touch RAW
Playback functions RAW conversion, Image rotate, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Protect, Panorama, Favourites
Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 languages selection, Time difference, Quick start mode, OVF power save mode, Silent mode, Shutter sound select
Terminal (Video output)
(Digital interface)
(HD output)
USB 2.0 High-Speed
HDMI mini connector
Power supply NP-95 Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions 126.5 (W) mm x 74.4 (H) mm x 53.9 (D) mm / 5.0in.(W) x 2.9in. (H) x 2.1 in. (D)
(Minimum thickness : 31.0mm / 1.2in.)
Weight Approx. 405 g /14.3 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
  Approx. 445g / 15.7 oz. (including battery ) and memory card)
Operating Temperature 0°C - 40°C
Operating Humidity 10 - 80% (no condensation)
Battery life Approx. 300 frames
Starting up period Approx. 2.2 sec. ( Approx 0.7 sec at QUICK START mode) * evaluated by FUJIFILM method
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-95
Battery charger BC-65N
Shoulder strap
USB cable for the FinePix X100
Lens cap
Metal strap clip
Protective cover
Clip attaching tool
CD-ROM (Viewer software, Raw File Converter etc. *3 )
Owner's manual
Optional accessories Li-ion battery NP-95
Battery charger BC-65N
Leather case LC-X100
Lens hood LH-X100
Adapter ring AR-X100
Shoe mount flash EF-20, EF-42
*1 Please see the Fujifilm.com website to check memory card compatibility.
*2 Exif 2.3 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
*3 OS compatibility
Viewer software : Windows7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X 10.9-10.6
Raw File Converter : Windows7/Vista/XP