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FujiFilm X100F Review: Fuji’s Retro and Stylish Pro-Mirrorless Camera

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

FujiFilm X100F Review - camera side

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.

FujiFilm X100F Outlook

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.

FujiFilm X100F ReviewA 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.

FujiFilm X100F Display

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.

FujiFilm X100F Review - camera back and front sideNow, 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.

FujiFilm X100F Specification

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.

FujiFilm X100F Review - camera faceMore 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
Body typeLarge sensor compact
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorX-Processor Pro
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayX-Trans III
Image
ISOAuto, 200-12800 (expands to 100-51200)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
File formatJPEG (Exif v2.3)
RAW (RAF format)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)35 mm
Maximum apertureF2–16
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Center
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (Digital Tele-Converter: 50mm, 70mm)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range10 cm (3.94″)
Number of focus points325
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic and Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage92%
Viewfinder magnification0.5×
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/32000 sec
Exposure modesProgram AE
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Built-in flashYes
Flash range4.60 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, commander
Continuous drive8.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMulti
Center-weighted
Average
Spot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±2 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
FormatH.264
Modes1920 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
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with smartphone control
Remote controlYes (via cable release or smartphone)
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion W126S rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)390
Weight (inc. batteries)469 g (1.03 lb / 16.54 oz)
Dimensions127 x 75 x 52 mm (5 x 2.95 x 2.05″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes

 

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.

FujiFilm X100F 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.

 

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