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Fujifilm FinePix X100
7.1 out of 10

Fujifilm FinePix X100

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Fuji X100

Ken Rockwell
8 July 2015
  • Conclusion: Use the LEICA strap . It attaches easily, and works great. Be sure to use a UV filter over the lens . The non-recessed lens of the X100 is highly vulnerable to damage without one.
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Fujifilm Finepix X100 Camera Review

7 June 2015
  • Summary: Contra: - LCD resolution lower than modern SLR screens (460,000 RGB dots instead of 921.000 pixels) - high price Test results by Betternet, in affiliation with Shutterbug via the TIPA membership connection.
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Capture to the Future

Gear Patrol
3 April 2012
  • Excerpt: A camera straight out of left field (of dreams), the FujiFilm FinePix X100 is not just a retro looker. This is a pro shooters compact, designed with a 12 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, ISO 100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800), Fuji EXR processor, 2.8″ LCD display, hot shoe, magnesium alloy & leather...
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Camera Test: Fujifilm FinePix X100

Pop Photo
24 March 2012
  • Summary: If you’re looking to recreate the rangefinder experience, but don’t want to pay thousands for a Leica, Fujifim’s X100 is a very appealing alternative—as long as you won’t miss true rangefinder focusing or swappable lenses.
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Fujifilm announces X100, APS-C Sensor Compact

Pop Photo
24 March 2012
  • Excerpt: FROM OUR EDITORS AT PHOTOKINA: Fujifilm entered the all but non-existent large sensor compact camera category this morning, with the launch of the Finepix X100—a 12.3MP APS-C sensor camera with a 35mm equivalent f/2 lens, a newly developed EXR processor and a 1970’s feel.
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Overall 8

Fuji Finepix X100

29 September 2011
  • Summary: The Fuji Finepix X100 is a uniquely intriguing camera. Its inconspicuous analog-camera look is alluring for its quantity of buttons and dials, promising efficiency while shooting. A one-of-a-kind hybrid viewfinder lets it have an EVF and an optical-tunnel viewfinder in the same place.
  • Pros: Superb image quality in compact size, Extremely low noise, Very good sharpness from wide-open, Flexible rendition of colors and tones, Bright lens with F/2 maximum aperture, Real aperture ring, Leaf-Shutter allows High-Speed-Sync, Built-In 3-Stop ND Filter, Plenty of external controls, Inconspicu...
  • Cons: Sluggish autofocus system, Slow manual focus ring, Severe yellow cast under tungsten lighting, Live-Histogram shows metered exposure, Previews metered exposure, not actual, Clear but pointless OVF, Two dials needed per exposure parameter, No AE-L with MF, Illogical and under-used button functions...
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Fuji X100 Digital Camera Review

The Gadgeteer
15 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Are there better cameras that cost less than the $1199 price tag? I’m sure there are. But there aren’t many that can match the sturdy build, good looks, and great performance in such a package smaller than a digital SLR.
  • Pros: + Looks great, + Feels great, + Smaller than a full-size digital SLR
  • Cons: - More expensive than your ordinary digital camera, - No zoom; can't change lens, - If you want a petite camera, look elsewhere, - No auto-intelligent-preprogrammed-whizbang features, - If you take a lousy picture, you only have yourself to blame
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Overall 9
Video quality 7
Functionality 8
Audio & image quality 9
Appearance 10
Build quality 9

Fujifilm X100 Digital Camera Review

5 August 2011
  • Conclusion: The X100 is a truly pioneering camera that has brought retro styling back to market in a big way. Though retro styling aside the real beauty of the X100 is that it offers the market a relatively inexpensive rangefinder camera that delivers incredible image quality from a large APS CMOS sensor.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

DP Review
16 July 2011
  • Summary: The X100 combines excellent image quality, solid build and a superb viewfinder with somewhat sluggish and quirky operation. It's been much improved by multiple firmware updates since its initial incarnation, and despite its flaws, is now a very likeable camera indeed.
  • Pros: Excellent sensor offering superb image quality even at high ISO settings, High quality lens with excellent cross-frame sharpness, and minimal distortion and chromatic aberration (although see Cons below), Exceptional build quality - extremely solid, yet not too heavy, Intuitive and straightforwar...
  • Cons: Camera locks-up certain key functions for several seconds while writing to card (including ISO), Requires fastest possible SD cards to give tolerable write speeds when shooting raw, Several key features buried deep in the menus (Auto ISO configuration, ND filter, flash exposure compensation), Aut...
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
13 July 2011
  • Summary: Some Controls are difficult to use / manipulate Exposure Compensation dial is too easily turned when bumped or touched Fixed lens limits framing versatility Very Expensive No audio input for external mic The Fuji FinePix X100 is a rangefinder style digicam with a newly designed EXR system featuring...
  • Pros: Heavy, Solid Feel, Unique Rangefinder body style, Designed for users with manual camera knowledge, High Quality Fixed lens, Outstanding overall image quality, Robust shooting performance, Hybrid Viewfinder is useful and a pleasure to use, LCD is an excellent shooting and viewing option, Excellent...
  • Cons: Some Controls are difficult to use / manipulate, Exposure Compensation dial is too easily turned when bumped or touched, Fixed lens limits framing versatility, Very Expensive, No audio input for external mic
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