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Fujifilm X100S

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This product is ranked
10th of 32 in Fujifilm Digital Cameras
11th of 32 in Advanced Compact Digital Cameras
22nd of 32 in $600 - $1000
47th of 155 in 14-16 Megapixels Digital Cameras

Editor's Review

Leading the way to the ultimate image quality, the X100s features the new APS-C 16M X-Trans CMOS II Sensor & EXR Processor II. X-Trans CMOS II incorporates an original color filter array with a highly random pattern, eliminating the need for an optical low-pass filter (OLPF). These filters are used in conventional systems to inhibit moiré at the expense of resolution. The X-Trans CMOS II array lets the sensor capture unfiltered light from the lens, achieving an unprecedented level of resolution. Also the unique integration of phase detection pixels in the array contributes to the dramatic leap in AF speed. Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed focal length lens, quality without compromise was the goal when the FUJIFILM X100S was being developed. While featuring the generous brightness of a maximum F2 aperture, the large-diameter rear lens group is integrated into the body for an ultra-slim profile. In addition, the optimization of the sensor for this special lens fully exploits the advantage of a fixed focal length lens for superior edge-to-edge image quality. The new Hybrid Viewfinder offers expanded freedom in a range of challenging shooting conditions. When you want to view the subject with maximum clarity or keep shutter time lag to a minimum, the Optical Viewfinder (OVF) impresses with stunning optical quality. For confirmation of focus, exposure, white balance and depth of field while shooting the scene, just move the lever to Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) featuring an integrated 2,360K LCD. Using the power of the phase detection pixels integrated in the X-Trans CMOS II sensor, Digital Split Image helps you manually focus your shot with greater precision. While viewing the split image displayed in the LCD monitor or EVF, you can manually adjust for pinpoint focus, especially helpful when working with an open aperture or macro shooting. Focus Peak Highlight For pinpoint manual focusing highlights high contrast areas of your subject for smoother and more accurate focusing.

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Specifications

  • APS-C 16M X-Trans CMOS II sensor with OLPF-less architecture
  • Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed focal length lens for quality without compromise
  • Newly developed Hybrid Viewfinder
  • Digital Split Image Manual Focus System
  • Full HD movies
  • Part Number: X100S
  • UPC: 074101021691
  • Release Date: Jan 07, 2013

Fujifilm X100S Reviews

Fujifilm X100S Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

Fujifilm is a leading imaging and photographic company and is one of the innovators of the compact camera. Fujifilm is generally credited with launching the first authentic digital camera, the DS-1P, in 1988. Fujifilm digital cameras now come with a vast selection of features you can select from, the most notable of which is a technology called Super CCD. These sensors first debuted in the vastly popular Fujilm FinePix F30 and give stunning low-light and dynamic range performance, generally outperforming the competition.

Key Attributes

Natural image color, low noise, wide dynamic range and high sensitivity are several of the reasons people pick Fujifilm digital cameras. One of the more popular models, the Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR, features a Super CCD sensor and provides a large selection of enthusiast-oriented features. Boasting manual modes, image stabilization, RAW capture, WiFi connectivity, a large half-inch 16 megapixel sensor and a 20x optical zoom, Fujifilm is plainly targeting the high-end compact camera market. In the compact zoom class, the image quality with this camera is one of the best, although the camera does have a steep learning curve.

Recently there has been a trend for retro looking cameras; appearing to be analog, while still providing the attributes you would want from a modern camera. Fujifilm has responded to this market need by offering more expensive models such as the X100, XPro-1, X-E1, and the cheaper XF1. These cameras are created for enthusiasts that want to not just take great pictures, but look great while doing so.

If you need a waterproof camera at an affordable price, Fujifilm's XP series is the best place to look. For a high-end waterproof camera that also boasts wireless, the XP170 is available. You can also find a great deal on the cheaper model, the XP50, as well. This camera is perfect for any circumstance, offering a 5x optical zoom and waterproofing up to 16 feet. Image quality isn't as good as more expensive offerings from other manufacturers, but it gets the job done.

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