Inputs and Outputs Notes
Retro Design: The Fujifilm FinePix X100 digital camera is
designed to look like a classic 35mm film camera with many of the features of a
high-quality DSLR. It has a synthetic leather-wrapped body with a die-cast
magnesium top and base, and precision milled metal rings and dials. The fixed
focal length lens is protected by an aluminum lens cap.
23mm Lens: The X100 is equipped with an f/2 23mm fixed focal
length Fujinon lens. The camera has a 3x digital multiplier which extends the
focal length to 105mm (35mm format).
Note: The camera does not allow for interchangeable
The X100 has a 2.8" color LCD
monitor featuring approximately 460,000 dots and approximately 100% horizontal
and vertical coverage in the shooting mode. When shooting, you can choose from a
standard display, a custom display, or a detailed display.
Hybrid Viewfinder: The camera is equipped with the world's
first Hybrid Viewfinder, which is switchable between an optical viewfinder and
electronic viewfinder. As you bring the camera up to your face, an eye sensor in
the viewfinder will switch automatically to viewfinder mode. A built-in diopter
allows you to adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight, either with or without
glasses. Details of each type of viewfinder include the following:
- Optical Viewfinder (OVF): The Reverse Galilean Optical Viewfinder offers a wide field of view (approx 26°)
for maximum clarity with no shutter time lag. It has a integrated 1,440,000
dot bright frame LCD panel to display shooting information. It has
approximately 90% frame coverage and 0.5x magnification.
- Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): The 0.47" High-Definition Electronic
Viewfinder provides 100% coverage and detailed shooting information with its
1,440,000 dots of resolution. You can preview focus, depth of field,
exposure, and white balance before you shoot, and view the photo instantly
The FinePix X100 features a 23.6mm x 15.8mm APS-C, square-pixel customized CMOS image sensor with
12.3-million effective pixels. The new EXR Processor features dual CPUs, EXR
core and a Reconfigurable Processor for HR (high resolution), DR (wide dynamic
range), and SN (high sensitivity/low noise) images. This high-powered processor
allows you to enjoy HD Video and high-speed continuous shooting.
Recording Media: Still images and movies
can be recorded onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. The X100 also has an internal memory of approximately
20 MB to allow you to store a few test
images in case your memory card is full.
Still Image Quality: The FinePix X100 records still images in JPEG
format in 3:2 and 16:9 aspect
ratios in three sizes and two compression ratios. In addition, RAW images can be
recorded from the raw, uncompressed image data from the camera's image sensor.
RAW format images must be processed on a computer using the supplied RAW File
Converter application software. You can also shoot a RAW + JPEG image at the
same time, with separate RAW and JPEG files recorded and stored.
|JPEG 3:2 Image Sizes
||JPEG 16:9 Image Sizes
|L: 4288 x 2848
M: 3072 x 2048
S: 2176 x 1448
|L: 4288 x 2416
M: 3072 x 1728
S: 1920 x 1080
HD Movies: The X100 can record 1280 x 720 (16:9) high
definition movies in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
at 24 frames per second (fps) with stereo audio. Individual movies files cannot exceed
10 minutes in length, regardless of the capacity of the memory card. A Class 4
SD memory card or higher is recommended when shooting HD movies.
Motion Panorama: The camera is capable of taking panoramic images by
panning the camera through one of two angle settings. As you pan the camera,
multiple frames are recorded and automatically stitched together in the camera
to create the panoramic image. The Motion Panorama options are:
- Motion Panorama 180°:
- Vertical: 2160 x 7680 (16.6M)
- Horizontal: 7680 x 1440 (11.1M)
- Motion Panorama 120°:
- Vertical: 2160 x 5120 (11.1M)
- Horizontal: 5120 x 1440 (7.3M)
Shooting Modes: The Fujifilm X100 lets you set the shutter
speed and aperture automatically or manually. The shutter speed and aperture
settings combine for four shooting modes:
¹ Shutter Speed Options:
Auto, 1/4000, 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15,
1/8, 1/4, Time (selectable 1/2 to 30 sec), Bulb
² Aperture Options:
Auto, F/2, F/2.8, F/4, F/5.6, F/8, F/11, F/16
ND Filter: The X100 is equipped
with a Neutral Density (ND) filter that reduces exposure by the equivalent of 3
EV. This allows slower shutter speeds or wider apertures to be used with
brightly lit subjects, making it possible to blur motion or soften background
details without risk of overexposure.
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO
200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400. Extended settings are equivalent to ISO 100
(Low) or ISO 12800 (High). The Auto settings will adjust the
sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at
reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in
more noise in the recorded images.
White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of
lighting. You can select
Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent
lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, Incandescent light and
Underwater (requires waterproof case). In addition, you can measure for a white
balance value or display and select from a list of color temperatures.
Film Simulation: The X100 can simulate the effects of
different kinds of film, including black-and-white. You can select one of the
- Provia/Standard: standard color reproduction
- Velvia/Vivid: a high-contrast palette of saturated colors, suited
for nature photos
- Astia/Soft: a soft-toned palette of less-saturated colors
- Monochrome: standard black-and-white
- Monochrome + Y Filter: black-and-white pictures with slightly
increased contrast; tones down the brightness of the sky
- Monochrome + R Filter: black-and-white picture with increased
contrast; also tones down the brightness of the sky
- Monochrome + G Filter: softens skin tones in black-and-white
- Sepia: takes pictures in sepia tone
Color Space: Depending upon how you intend to use the image,
you can choose the output color space at the general sRGB setting or the broader
color rendition of Adobe RGB.
Exposure Compensation: Using the dedicated Exposure
Compensation dial on the top of the camera, you
can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures
brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 13 steps from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3
EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in all shooting modes except
Continuous Shooting: You can capture motion in a series of
pictures using the Continuous Shooting mode. At shutter speeds faster than 1/100
second, the camera can take pictures at 5 frames per second. At shutter speeds
faster than 1/10 second, the camera can take pictures at 3 fps. Focus and exposure are determined by the first frame, and the flash is
turned off automatically. Pictures are recorded when the shutter release button
is held down. Shooting stops when the shutter button is released, 10 JPEG or 8
RAW pictures have been taken, or when the memory is full.
Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a 10-second
or 2-second self timer. The 10 second self timer is recommended for self
portraits, while the 2-second self timer is used to reduce blur caused by the
camera moving when the shutter button is pressed.
Auto Focus: In most cases, the X100 uses contrast-detection TTL
(through the lens) Auto Focusing. You can choose between two AF Modes: Single or
Continouous. You can also focus manually using the focus ring on the lens.
Focus Range: The camera's focus range is approximately 2.6'
to infinity. In the Macro mode,
the focus range is approximately 3.9" to 6.6'.
Flash Modes: The
FinePix X100 has a built-in flash with an effective range of 1.6' to
29.5'. Red-eye removal minimizes the
"red-eye" effect, and is available for each flash mode. You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto: flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended)
Suppressed Flash (Off): flash does not fire, even when the
subject is poorly lit.
The X100 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera
automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can
select from three metering options: Multi, Spot, or Average.
Viewing Images: Images can be
played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. Multi-frame
options include a 5-frame cascading display (two previous and two following
frames cascaded behind the highlighted image), a side-by-side two-frame display
(with smaller thumbnails of the previous and next frames, 9-image grid (3 x 3)
and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid
views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.
Image Search: The Image Search function lets you search
pictures by the following criteria:
- Date: Search for photos by date
- Face: Search for photos that include faces
- Favorites: Search for photos by rating
- Type: You can easily search your pictures according to the type
of photos: still photos, pictures taken in burst mode, or movie footage.
- Upload Mark: Search for pictures selected for upload to
a specified destination.
Playback Zoom/Cropping: You can
enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size).
After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition,
you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies will have an aspect ratio
of 3:2, and will be saved as a separate file.
Resize: To create a small copy of a picture, you can select
"Resize" from the menu. The new images vary in size with the original
Slide Show: You can view pictures in an automated slide
show. You can select normal playback, normal playback that zooms in on faces, or
multiple pictures at once.
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF
(Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether
to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
- Printer or Photo Lab:
plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer,
insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to
a digital photo lab
- Transferring to Computer:
transfer the images to a computer before printing them
Power Requirements: The
FinePix X100 is powered by the supplied NP-95 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.
A fully-charged NP-95 is good for approximately 300 shots. The supplied BN-65N
battery charger will charge an NP-95 battery in about 210 minutes.
Auto Power Off Function: When
the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically
turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no
operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu.
Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off
when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.
FinePix X100 Accessories: The following accessories are made
specifically for the FinePix X100:
- AR-X100 Adapter Ring
- EF-20 Shoe Mount Flash
- EF-42 Shoe Mount Flash
- LC-X100 Leather Case
- LH-X100 Lens Hood and Adapter Ring
- NP-95 Battery: Spare Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
and Outputs Notes
Digital In/Out: The FinePix X100 features a single proprietary jack for
connecting the supplied USB
cable. This output allows you to download your photos to your
computer via USB, or connect the camera to a compatible PictBridge printer.
HDMI: The camera has a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for
connecting the camera to your HDTV. An optional mini-HDMI to HDMI cable (such as
119HDMICAM) is required.
System Requirements: The
FinePix X100 is equipped with Software for MyFinePix Studio Version 2.1 for Windows and FinePix Viewer Version 3.6 for Macintosh. In order to use this software, your computer must have the following minimum
Requirements for MyFinePix
||Windows 7 / Windows Vista
||3 GHz Pentium 4 or better
(2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo or better for displaying HD movies)
|2 GHz Pentium 4 or better
(2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo or better for displaying HD movies)
||1 GB or more
(1 GB or more for displaying HD movies)
|Free Disk Space
||15 GB or more
||2 GB or more
||1024 x 768 pixels or more with 24-bit color or
A graphics processing unit that supports DirectX 7 or later
||Built-in USB port
Internet connection (broadband recommended) required to install
.NET Framework (if necessary), to use auto update feature, and
when performing such tasks as sharing pictures online or via
Requirements for FinePix
||Power PC or Intel (Core 2 Duo or better for
displaying HD movies)
||Pre-installed versions of Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 - 10.6
||256 MB or more (1 GB or more for displaying
|Free Disk Space
||A minimum of 200 MB required for installation with 400
MB available when FinePixViewer is running.
||800 x 600 pixels or more with thousands of colors or
||Built-in USB port
Number of Storable Images: The approximate number of
images you can store on the internal 20 MB memory or an inserted SD memory card is as follows:
|4 GB SDHC
||8 GB SDHC
Number of Motion Panorama Images: The approximate number of
motion panorama images you can store on the internal 20 MB memory or an
inserted SD memory card is as follows:
|4 GB SDHC
||8 GB SDHC
Amount of Movie Recording Time: The approximate
amount of total recording time you can store on the internal 20 MB memory or
an inserted SD memory card is as follows:
|2 GB SDHC
||4 GB SDHC
1280 x 720
* A Class 4 card or better is recommended for
recording movies. Maximum movie clip length is 10 minutes.