About the Fujifilm X100F
A breath of fresh air
A breath of fresh air
As a seasoned DSLR user who also dabbles in mirrorless shooting, I found Fujifilm's X100F delightful in its simplicity and versatility. This compact rangefinder-style camera's all-metal construction gives it a luxurious feel, and I love the classic 35mm film camera vibe it gives off. Beyond cosmetics, shooting with the X100F was seamless, intuitive, and fun — particularly once I'd studied the manual and gotten familiar with the menu options.
A built-in lens that lets you capture more light
The X100F boasts a high-quality fixed 23mm f/2 lens that's great for creating radiant low-light images and crisp portraits with beautifully blurred backgrounds. Its 35mm equivalent focal length lets you capture landscapes and street scenes as well as close-ups and detail shots. As an added bonus, the lens has a built-in three-stop neutral density filter to make it easier to shoot wide open in bright light.
Committing to a single focal length is a great exercise for developing your composition skills. I found myself getting pretty creative in order to get shots I might have used other lenses for. The X100F's lens has a minimum focus distance of 1.6 feet in normal mode, and just 3.9 inches in Macro mode, so you can change up perspectives by getting extra close to your subject.
The X100F's built-in fill flash cuts out shadows and makes colors pop.
Fantastic fill flash
I normally wouldn't be touting the benefits of any camera's built-in flash, but the X100F's flash capabilities came as a very pleasant surprise. I'm glad I did my research before testing out this camera, because I might not have tried the flash otherwise.
As it turns out, a really cool advantage of the X100F having a fixed lens is that the flash can sync at all speeds up to 1/4000 seconds, giving you a much greater range than you'd get with an interchangeable-lens camera (where flash sync speeds normally top out around 1/250 seconds). I found my results with this camera's built-in flash to be a lot smoother and more natural-looking in general than previous attempts at using my DSLR's pop-up flash.
Experience the real joy in making photographs
I've never had a camera that made it so easy to switch between manual and automatic settings before. The X100F's engraved metal dials let me adjust settings without having to take my eye away from the viewfinder.
The X100F's OLED electronic viewfinder can display all your settings and show you what your final image will look like. I loved that it can function as an optical viewfinder too, and a dedicated switch makes it just as easy to toggle between electronic and optical viewfinder modes. You can even get a live electronic focus-assist window in the corner when using the optical finder.
Outstanding performance for stills and video
The X100F's 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized sensor and high-speed processing engine combine to give your photos and videos exceptional color reproduction with high ISO sensitivity and low noise. This camera records video in Full HD resolution. A 2.5mm microphone input lets you add an external mic so you can capture high-quality audio.
An advanced autofocus system
The X100F's high-speed processing power gives it improved autofocus performance over previous X Series models. For subjects on the move, AF-C Custom settings let you optimize autofocus according to the type of movement for extra-precise tracking.
Awesome color reproduction
As a renowned manufacturer of color and black-and-white films for over 80 years, the folks at Fujifilm have a deep understanding of the role color plays in creating memorable photos. The X100F's 15 different film simulation modes — including the popular Provia and Velvia film types — let you use different tones and gradations to add texture, depth, and atmosphere to your photos and videos.
- 24.3-megapixel X-Trans™ CMOS III sensor for highly detailed images
- fixed Fujinon 23mm f/2 lens (35mm equivalent focal length 35mm)
- speedy operation and autofocus with X-Processor Pro image processing engine
- built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing and control from smart devices
- 3" high-resolution (1040k-dot) LCD monitor
- Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder lets you switch between optical viewfinder (OVF) and super high-resolution 2,360K-dot Organic LED (OLED) electronic viewfinder (EVF) for accurate focusing in real time and in live view mode
- Electronic Rangefinder (ERF) function shows EVF in small window in bottom right corner of OVF
- 91-point phase detection autofocus system
- Face Detection and Eye Detection AF modes for sharp candids and portraits
- built-in flash
- includes lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, rechargeable NP-W126S lithium-ion battery, and battery charger
Exposure Modes and Controls:
- continuous shooting mode: up to 8 frames per second
- shutter speed range: 30-1/4,000 seconds, bulb (4-1/32000 seconds with electronic shutter)
- ISO sensitivity range from ISO 200-12800, expandable to ISO 51200, for superior low-light imaging
- program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
- 15 film simulation modes for traditional and artistic touches
- 8 filter effects including Soft Focus, Toy Camera, and Pop Color for creating unique images
- 5 bracketing functions including AE, ISO, white balance, dynamic range, and film simulation let you choose the best shot from a series of images
- multiple exposure and panorama shooting modes
- interval timer shooting for time-lapse photos and videos
File Formats and Storage:
- still image storage modes: JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG
- top JPEG resolution (pixels): 6,000 x 4,000
- AVC/H.264 movie files with stereo sound
- Full HD video recording at 1920 x 1080 resolution
- records photos and video onto optional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
- high-speed USB 2.0 interface
- micro HDMI (Type D) output (cable not included)
- 2.5mm microphone input
- 5-5/16"W x 3"H x 2-5/16"D
- weight: 16.5 oz. (with SD card and battery)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 16534584
What's in the box:
- X100F digital camera (silver/black)
- Silver lens cap (installed)
- NP-W126S Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2V 1260mAh)
- BC-W126 Battery charger (8.4V 0.6A)
- 80" AC power cord (C7 non-polarized plug)
- 2' USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and a Micro USB on the other end)
- Leather neck strap
- 2 Metal strap clips
- Clip attaching tool
- 2 Protective covers
- Owner's Manual
- Owner's Manual (Spanish)
- Warranty/Online Product Registration
- Customer Service sheet
- Fujifilm Worldwide Network sheet
- Manual correction sheet
- Information sheet
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Features & specs
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||35mm|
|SD Cards||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Highest Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||16.5|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Retro Design: The Fujifilm X100F digital camera is the fourth generation in the X100 series. It 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. Using traditional dials allows you to see the camera settings even when the camera is turned off. The camera's fixed focal length lens is protected by an aluminum lens cap.
Image Sensor: The X100F is equipped with the 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS III sensor and the high-speed X-Processor Pro image processor. This combination results in excellent image quality with lower noise, high-speed continuous shooting up to 8 fps at full resolution, and super-fast 0.08-second auto focusing.
23mm Lens: The X100F is equipped with an F2 23mm fixed focal length Fujinon lens. This is equivalent of a 35mm lens in 35mm photography. The lens has a focus range of 1.6' to infinity in normal mode and as close as 3.9" (10 cm) in Macro mode.
Note: The camera does not allow for interchangeable lenses, however, two optional conversion lenses are available: the WCL-X100 II 23mm wide conversion lens and the TCL-X100 II 50mm tele-conversion lens.
LCD Monitor: The X100F has a 3.0" color 3:2 LCD monitor featuring approximately 1,040,000 dots and approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in the shooting mode. When shooting, you can choose from a standard display, an information off display, or an info display. In playback mode, you can select a standard, information off, info display, and a favorites display.
Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder: The camera is equipped with an Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, which allows you to switch between an optical viewfinder and electronic viewfinder. In addition, you can also display an enlarged focus area in the corner of the viewfinder to assist you with manual focusing. 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 for maximum clarity with no shutter time lag. It has a integrated LCD panel overlay to display shooting information. The OVF has approximately 92% frame coverage and 0.5x magnification.
- Electronic Viewfinder (EVF): The 0.48" High-Definition Electronic Viewfinder provides 100% coverage, 0.64x magnification, and detailed shooting information with its 2,360,000 dots of resolution. You can preview focus, depth of field, exposure, and white balance before you shoot, and view the photo instantly after shooting.
- Electronic Rangefinder (ERF): When selected, the enlarged view of the focus area appears in the lower right corner of the viewfinder. You can use this to help you check the focus on a specific area of the frame.
Recording Media: Still images and movies can be recorded onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. A UHS-I card with a speed class of 1 or better is recommended for movies or burst photography.
Still Image Quality: The X100F records still images in JPEG format in 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios in three sizes and two compression ratios (Fine or Normal). In addition, RAW images can be recorded from the raw, uncompressed image data from the camera's image sensor. RAW format images can be processed on a computer using the downloadable RAW File Converter application software, or converted to JPEG in the camera. You can also shoot a RAW + JPEG image at the same time, with separate RAW and JPEG files recorded and stored.
|3:2 Image Sizes||16:9 Image Sizes||1:1 Image Sizes||Panorama|
|Large||6000 x 4000||6000 x 3376||4000 x 4000||Vertical: 2160 x 9600 |
Horizontal: 9600 x 1440
|Medium||4240 x 2832||4240 x 2384||2832 x 2832||Vertical: 2160 x 6400 |
Horizontal: 6400 x 1440
|Small||3008 x 2000||3008 x 1688||2000 x 2000||---|
Note: RAW images are recorded at 6000 x 4000.
HD Movies: The X100F can record movies in MOV format (H.264 standard) with Linear PCM stereo sound. You can choose between Full HD (1920 x 1080) and HD (1280 x 720) at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p. Full HD movies record at 36 Mbps for up to approximately 14 minutes, while HD movies record at 18 Mbps for up to about 27 minutes.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera's built-in Wi-Fi lets you connect the camera to your smartphone or computer wirelessly. With the Fujifilm Camera Remote app on your smartphone, you can view and download images and videos to the smartphone, control the camera remotely, or copy location data to the camera and save it to your photos (smartphone must have GPS feature). When the Fujifilm PC AutoSave application is loaded onto your computer, you can upload pictures from the camera via wireless LAN.
Note: Fujifilm Camera Remote is available from the Apple App Store, and is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 and later. It is also available from Google Play for Android Smartphones and Tablets running Android OS Ver.2.3 and up (6.0 or later to use the Location Services). Fujifilm PC AutoSave is compatible with Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 (SP1), and Vista (SP2), as well as Macintosh OS X 10.6-10.11 and macOS Sierra.
Shooting Modes: The Fujifilm X100F lets you set the shutter speed and aperture automatically or manually. The shutter speed and aperture settings combine for four shooting modes:
|Shooting Mode||Shutter Speed1||Aperture2|
1Shutter Speed Options: P Mode: Auto, 1/4000, 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, Time (selectable up to 30 seconds), Bulb (max: 60 min)
2Aperture Options: Auto, f/2, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16
Electronic and Mechanical Shutter: The X100F features an electronic shutter that can produce shutter speeds of up to 1/32000 second. Shallow depth-of-field effects can be shot with the aperture wide open even in snow or on the beach. When the electronic shutter is used, there is no shutter sound, as there are no mechanically operated parts being used. You can choose to use the built-in mechanical shutter, if desired, with shutter speed of up to 1/4000 second. In the Mechanical + Electronic Shutter Mode, the camera chooses the shutter type, according to the shooting conditions.
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity from ISO 200 to ISO 6400 in 1/3 EV increments. Extended settings are equivalent to ISO 100 (Low), ISO 12800 (High), ISO 25600 (High), or ISO 51200 (High). The Auto settings will adjust the sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions with maximum ISO of 800, 1600, or 3200. 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: 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 X100F can simulate the effects of different kinds of film, including black-and-white. You can select one of the following options:
- 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
- Classic Chrome: soft color and enhanced shadow contrast for a calm look.
- Pro Negative Std: a soft-toned palette. The range of hues available for skin tones is enhanced; a good choice for studio portraits.
- Pro Negative Hi: offers slightly more contrast than Pro Negative Std, making it ideal for outdoor portraits.
- Acros: for taking black-and-white photos with rich gradation and outstanding sharpness.
- Monochrome: standard black-and-white
- Sepia: takes pictures in sepia tone
Note: Acros and Monochrome are also available with yellow (Ye), red (R), and green (G) filters, which deepen shades of gray corresponding to the selected color.
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 19 steps from -3.0 to +3.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps. When the dial is set to Custom (C), you can adjust the Exposure Compensation from -5.0 to +5.0 EV using the front command dial.
Continuous Shooting: You can capture motion in a series of pictures using the Continuous Shooting mode. There are four speed options to choose from: 8 fps (up to approximately 53 frames), 5 fps (up to approximately 56 frames), 4 fps (up to approximately 58 frames), or 3 fps (up to approximately 62 frames).
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.
Interval Timer Photography: In addition to the self timer, the X100F offers interval timer shooting, allowing you to take a specified number of photos over a period of time at a set interval. You can choose the number of shots (1 to 999), the interval between shots (1 second to 24 hours), and the start waiting time (1 second to 24 hours). The display turns off between shots, and turns back on a few seconds before the next shot is taken. Use of a tripod and a full battery is recommended.
Auto Focus: In most cases, the X100F uses Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast-detection/phase-detection AF). You can choose between two AF Modes: Single or Continuous. You can also focus manually using the focus ring on the lens.
Flash Modes: The X100F 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 the Flash Control mode (TTL, Manual, Commander, or Off), and the Flash Mode (Flash Auto, Standard Flash, and Slow Sync).
Light Metering: The X100F uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can select from four metering options: Multi, Spot, Center-weighted, 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 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.
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 image.
Power Requirements: The X100Fis powered by the supplied NP-W126S Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.2V, 1260mAh). A fully-charged NP-W126S is good for approximately 270 shots (with Electronic Viewfinder) or 390 (with Optical Viewfinder), or up to 95 minutes of continuous movie recording. The supplied BC-W126 battery charger will charge an NP-W126 battery in about 150 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 a preset length of time (5 min, 2 min, 1 min, 30 sec, 15 sec, or off). 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.
Micro USB: The X100F features a Micro-B USB jack for connecting the supplied USB cable. This output allows you to download your photos to your computer, or to charge the battery via USB. The optional RR-90 Remote Release can also be connected to the USB port.
HDMI: The camera has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV.
Microphone Input: A 2.5mm sub-mini jack is provided to connect the optional Fujifilm MIC-ST1 stereo microphone.
Downloadable Software: The X100F does not include camera software in the box. Software for the camera can be downloaded from the Fujifilm website for copying photos and movies to your your computer. MyFinePix Studio software is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), and Windows XP (SP3). For Mac users, pictures can be copied to your computer using Image Capture, which is supplied with your computer.
RAW File Converter: RAW File Converter EX 2.0 is used to view RAW images on your computer. Versions for Windows (10, 8/8.1, 7 (SP1), Vista (SP2)) and Macintosh (OS X 10.6.8-10.11/ macOS Sierra) are provided.