Fujifilm X100F Brief Review


REVIEW SUMMARY

Specifications

  • Other Features : Built-in neutral density filter
  • Weight : 16.5 oz. (469g)
  • Battery : 270 shots (or 80 minutes of video)
  • Weather Sealing :
  • Screen : 3" LCS, Hybrid viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi : Yes
  • Flash : Built-in and hot shoe slot
  • Video : 1080p at 60 fps
  • RAW : Yes
  • Image Stabilization : No
  • Autofocus System : Hybrid contrast phase detection
  • Autofocus Points : 91
  • Burst Speed : Up to 8 fps
  • Zoom : 0x (fixed 23mm lens)
  • Aperture : f/2
  • Shutter Speed : 30 sec. to 1/4000, 1/32000 electronic, Bulb
  • ISO : 100 - 51200
  • Sensor : 24.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans Sensor
  • Release Date: 2017-02-16
  • Final Grade: 90 4.5 Star Rating: Recommended


Fujifilm ups the ante with an updated sensor and processor in the street favorite X100T
Fujifilm's X100T advanced compact has an upgraded sensor and processor.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 3/22/2017

Fujifilm's X100 line is a favorite among street photographers for the high-end sensor in a sleek, unobtrusive design. The Fujifilm X100F continues in that tradition with an upgraded sensor and processor as well as better black and whites.

Fujifilm's XTrans sensors produce beautiful colors and skin tones -- the X100F has the latest version of that sensor, upgrading from 16.3 megapixels to 24. The processor also sees an upgrade, which bumps the burst mode from 6 to 8 fps. That new processor is also behind a better black and white mode called ACROS, which Fujifilm says produces a smoother gradation between the shades with a deeper black.

Like earlier X100s, the latest version keeps the f/2 lens, still fixed without zoom at 23mm. 

The X100T is a pretty sleek looking camera -- continuing the retro camera vibe, the X100T uses several physical control dials and a leather-like wrap all inside a pretty compact camera. The viewfinder is now a hybrid mix of electric and optical, allowing functions like adjusting the viewfinder's zoom.

With the same sensor that's inside Fujifilm's mirrorless cameras, the X100F should have some of the best images coming from an advanced compact. The camera, however, doesn't offer the same flexibility as their mirrorless line and costs the same as options like the X-T20 which also has 4K video. If compact is top priority, the Fujifilm X100F will fit the bill with excellent images -- but you can also find better features like 4K and interchangeable lenses with the X-T20, which sits at the same price with a kit lens.


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Fujifilm has also recently joined the retro camera craze, giving many of their models a retro film look with all the features of digital. Many of their models follow this trend, but there's a few that stick with a more digital look.

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