Talking about new mirrorless product, FujiFilm X100F Review must be on the topic. This is one of the new anticipated mirrorless cameras coming out in 2017.
And based on Fuji’s logic, it is totally okay to replace something out-dated with something better; just like what they did on Fujifilm X100T.
Even though X100T is still relevant for today’s photography, but Fujifilm X100F has been released to provide a better option with much more features included.
FujiFilm X100F Review
X100F comes as the fourth iteration of the popular Fujifilm X100 series. You might think that it’s just another type of X100. But, when you look under the HOOD, everything has something will be different.
So let’s find out big surprises prepared by the manufacturer in below FujiFilm X100F Review.
One concern in this FujiFilm X100F review is the camera outlook. From the outside, we can see that FujiFilm X100F still has classic and retro design cues.
It is dominated by black nuance over the body with silver plate on the top. As for the material, you will find magnesium alloy to cover the body for maximum handling protection. Magnesium is well-known for its capability to block tears and scratch.
About the size, the camera is constructed under 127 x 75 x 52 mm body dimension. With this dimension, you won’t find it difficult to grip this camera.
Especially with 469 gram of overall weight, handling will be so much easier. Having this overall measurement, it’s sure that the X100F will be practical to bring wherever you are.
A good improvement made by the manufacturer in this camera is that it offers two push-in control dials on the rear and front body. The rear body is purposed for easiness of control with super-wide screen and clearly-labeled navigation menu.
While in the front side of the camera, it seems to be full of non-zoom lens, viewfinder, mode dial, and image sensor. While the second dial button, power on/off, and shutter button are easy to reach on the top plate. In addition, users are also allowed to set the ISO setting right from dial by just lifting and turning the shutter speed dial.
The super-wide 3” LCD Screen is an unforgettable part of this FujiFilm X100F review. This screen gives you amazing experience of more than just image reviewing. Having 1.040.000 million effective dots inside, everything seems to be easy to control.
Now, it is also possible to shoot moving subjects with Continuous Shooting mode. This feature results 8 frames per second, better compared to 6 fps in the previous products.
Last but not least, high voltage of NP-W126S battery will accompany your journey until the last 390 shots for every charging.
Let me remind you that FujiFilm X100F is the fourth generation of X100 after X100S and X100T. Realizing this fact, of course this product will bring better performance in several aspects.
Most of the FujiFilm X100F Reviews say that we’ll get impressed by its 24 million effective pixels of APS-C CMOS X-Trans III sensor resolution, which is highest among all. With this sensor, resulting high quality of images with sharp and vivid color will be more than possible.
Still talking about the sensor, Fuji seems to not letting their competitors own the mirrorless market. Compared to conventional pixel patterns, the sensor used in FujiFilm X100F is designed for smoother and more natural tonal transitions.
More than that, the manufacturer also sets non-interchangeable lens with fast wide-angle and greater color and contrast fidelity.
This lens advanced Contrast Detection and Hybrid Phase feature for creating perfect focus easily. Those are the things that make FujiFilm X100F review powerful.
FujiFilm X100F Quick Specification
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||X-Trans III|
|ISO||Auto, 200-12800 (expands to 100-51200)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal|
|File format||JPEG (Exif v2.3)|
|RAW (RAF format)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||35 mm|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (Digital Tele-Converter: 50mm, 70mm)|
|Normal focus range||10 cm (3.94″)|
|Number of focus points||325|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Electronic and Optical (tunnel)|
|Minimum shutter speed||4 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/32000 sec|
|Exposure modes||Program AE|
|Flash range||4.60 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (hot-shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, commander|
|Continuous drive||8.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)|
|Modes||1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 36 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|1280 x 720 @ 60p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|1280 x 720 @ 50p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|1280 x 720 @ 30p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|1280 x 720 @ 25p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|1280 x 720 @ 23.98p / 18 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n with smartphone control|
|Remote control||Yes (via cable release or smartphone)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion W126S rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||390|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||469 g (1.03 lb / 16.54 oz)|
|Dimensions||127 x 75 x 52 mm (5 x 2.95 x 2.05″)|
FujiFilm X100F EVF
Many mirrorless products nowadays are no longer providing EVF such as Cannon EOS M3, Canon EOS M10, Nikon 1 J5, and others. Instead, they prefer to bring flipped screen or selfie screen to attract logger. But, the case is different in FujiFilm X100F.
The viewfinder will be a meaningful feature here. Having Hybrid OVF/EVF viewfinder with 2.36m-dots, you’ll get the professional-feeling when shooting through this viewfinder.
Price and Release Date
Looking from this short FujiFilm X100F review, it can be assumed that FujiFilm X100F comes as a good betterment in FujiFilm X series. Everything is now easier with 24MP, APS-C CMOS X-Trans III, Hybrid OVF/EVF viewfinder, 3” LCD Screen and powerful NP-W126S battery pack.
Moreover, the body is specially made of magnesium alloy for high-safety handling and care. And about the FujiFilm X100F price, this camera will be tagged with a price starting from 1.299 USD, and has been ready in the market since March 2017.