Camera Menus

The X100S's s menu system is divided into three main sections - Shooting, Set-up, and Playback. Compared to the menu system of the X100S, they're considerably cleaner, more logical and easier to navigate.

Shooting menu

The shooting menu plays host to most of the camera's photographic settings. The ordering of the options is reasonably sensible, although some functions are given rather hard to understand prominence, while others are still a little buried. Self-timer is right there at the top, for instance, whereas the option to activate the ND filter is in the second tab, and AF settings are right down in tab 4. At least it's clear which page of the menu you're on though - something that wasn't true of the X100's more 'Finepix-style' menus.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Self Timer  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 10 sec
Self-timer cancels after each shot
ISO  • Auto
Default sensitivity (200-6400)
Max Sensitivity (400-6400)
Min Shutter Spd (1/4-1/125)
 
 • L (100)
 • 200
 • 320
 • 400
 • 500
 • 640
 • 800
 • 1000
 • 1250
 • 1600
 • 2000
 • 2500
 • 3200
 • 4000
 • 5000
 • 6400
 • H (12800)
 • H (25600)
L (100) and H (ISO 12800 and 25600) are unavailable and greyed-out when shooting Raw.
Image size  • L 3:2
 • L 16:9
 • L 1:1
 • M 3:2
 • M 16:9
 • M 1:1
 • S 3:2
 • S 16:9
 • S 1:1
 - 4896 x 3264 (16M)
 - 4896 x 2760 (14M)
 - 3264 x 3264 (11M)
 - 3456 x 2304 (8M)
 - 3456 x 1944 (7M)
 - 2304 x 2304 (5M)
 - 2496 x 1664 (4M)
 - 2496 x 1408 (4M)
 - 1664 x 1664 (3M)
Image Quality  • Fine
 • Normal
 • Fine + RAW
 • Normal + RAW
 • RAW
 
Dynamic Range  • Auto
 • DR100 100%
 • DR200 200%
 • DR400 400%
DR200 provides one stop additional highlight range with a minimum ISO of 400; DR400 provides two stops additional highlight range with a minimum ISO of 800
Film Simulation

 • Provia / Standard
 • Velvia / Vivid
 • Astia / Soft
 • Pro Neg. Hi
 • Pro Neg. Std
 • B&W
 • Monochrome + Yellow filter
 • Monochrome + Red filter
 • Monochrome + Green filter
 • Sepia

Mimics the looks of various Fujichrome slide films, or black and white films shot using monochromatic filters
Film Simulation BKT

 • Film 1 (user selectable)
 • Film 2 (user-selectable)
 • Film 3 (user-selectable)

Allows automatic 'bracketing' in three film modes. User selects which modes, from full range (see cell above)
ND Filter  • Off
 • On
Engages the ND filter, which reduces the light reaching the sensor by 3 stops
Color  • High
 • Medium High
 • Mid
 • Medium Low
 • Low
Adjusts color saturation
Sharpness  • Hard
 • Medium Hard
 • Standard
 • Medium Soft
 • Soft
Adjusts JPEG sharpening level
Highlight tone  • Hard
 • Medium Hard
 • Standard
 • Medium Soft
 • Soft
Controls the contrast specifically in the highlight region (above middle grey)
Shadow tone  • Hard
 • Medium Hard
 • Standard
 • Medium Soft
 • Soft
Controls the contrast specifically in the shadow region (below middle grey)
Noise reduction  • High
 • Medium High
 • Standard
 • Medium Low
 • Low
 
Long Exposure NR  • On
 • Off
+/- 9 steps each red/cyan and blue/yellow
Select Custom Setting  • Custom 1
 • Custom 2
 • Custom 3
Recall saved custom settings
Edit/Save Custom Setting  • Custom 1
Save current settings
ISO
Dynamic Range
Film Simulation
White balance
Color
Sharpness
Highlight tone
Shadow tone
Noise reduction
 • Custom 2
(same options as above)
 • Custom 3
(same options as above)
Saves custom parameter sets for future recall. The same range of options is available for all 3 custom sets.

You can save current camera settings into a Custom set, and modify each parameter from within this menu at any time.
Fn Button

 • Advanced Filter
 • Multiple Exposure
 • Preview depth of field
 • Self-Timer
 • ISO
 • Image size
 • Image quality
 • Dynamic range
 • Film simulation
 • ND filter
 • AF mode
 • Select custom setting
 • Movie
 • Raw
 • Wide Conversion Lens

Select one of these functions for quick access from the top-plate Fn button.

This sub-menu can be accessed quickly by pressing and holding the 'Fn' button for 2 seconds.
Disp. Custom Setting  • OVF
Framing Guideline
Electronic Level
AF distance indicator
Histogram
Aperture / S-speed / ISO
Exp. Compensation
Photometry
Flash
White balance
Film Simulation
Dynamic Range
Frames remaining
Image size / quality
Battery level
 • EVF / LCD
(same options as above)
Allows configuration of the information that will be shown in the viewfinder in detailed display mode.

The OVF and EVF/LCD displays can be independently configured; each has the same set of options
Framing guideline  • Grid 9
 • Grid 24
 • HD framing
 - displays 'rule of thirds' grid
 - displays '6 x 4' grid
 - displays guidelines for 16:9 shooting
Wide Conversion Lens  • On
 • Off
 
MF Assist  • Standard
 • Digital Split Image
 • Focus Peak Highlight
Select one of three manual focus assist modes - focus peaking and digital split image are new in the X100S.
Advanced Filter

 • Off
 • Toy Camera
 • Miniature
 • Pop Color
 • High-Key
 • Low-Key
 • Dynamic Tone
 • Soft Focus
 • Partial Color (Red)
 • Partial Color (Orange)
 • Partial Color (Yellow)
 • Partial Color (Green)
 • Partial Color (Blue)
 • Partial Color (Purple)

A range of JPEG-only color modes including popular effects like miniature (which mimics tilt/shift effect) and soft focus (etc.).
AF Mode  • Multi
 • Area
 
AF Illuminator  • On
 • Off
 
AE/AF-Lock Mode  • AE & AF On when pressing
 • AE & AF On/Off switch
 
AE/AF-Lock button  • AE Lock only
 • AF Lock only
 • AE/AF Lock

 
Corrected AF Frame  • On
 • Off
Shows a secondary AF frame
Flash exposure compensation  • + 2/3EV
 • + 1/3EV
 • 0
 • -1/3EV
 • -2/3EV
 
Red eye removal  • On
 • Off
 
Save Org Image  • On
 • Off
Retains original image when removing red-eye in JPEG processing.

Set-up menu

The Set-up menu mainly contains the X100S's 'set-once and forget' options. That means things like date/time, focus scale units, power management options and color space. Buried among these little-used functions are some interesting (and useful) ones though - it's here that you can customise the EVF/LCD displays, set up an Eye-Fi card and also format your memory card.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Date/Time  • OK
 • Cancel
Set date / time and display format
Time Difference  • Home
 • Local
Sets time zone difference when away on a trip
Lang (Choose language) Choice of 34 languages
Reset  • OK
 • Cancel
Resets camera to default settings
Silent Mode  • On
 • Off
Turns on and off the flash, all operational sounds, and the AF illuminator
Format  • OK
 • Cancel
Formats SD card or internal memory
Frame No  • Continuous
 • Renew
Defines file-naming convention on changing/reformatting SD card.
Focus ring  • Clockwise
 • Counterclockwise
Defines operational direction of focus-by-wire manual focus ring
Focus check  • On
 • Off
Displays magnified view in EVF/LCD when rear thumb lever is clicked in.
Focus scale units  • Meters
 • Feet
Select units for focus distance/DOF scale shown in the viewfinder.
Sound setup  • Operation volume (4 levels)
 • Shutter volume (4 levels)
 • Shutter sound (3 options)
Volume control and options for operational sounds
Screen set-up

 • Image disp.
Off
0.5sec
1.5sec
Continuous
 • EVF/LCD brightness (+/-5)
 • Monitor sunlight mode
Off
On
 • Autorotate PB
Off
On
 • Background color
Silver
Gold
Blue
Yellow
Green
White

Allows you to customize the information displayed in the X100S's electronic/optical finder and its rear LCD screen.
Power management  • Auto power off
5 min
2 min
Off
 • High performance
Off
On
 
OVF power-save mode  • Off
 • On
Enables a low-power OVF mode which dims information display for better endurance.
Shutter count Displays number of pictures taken  
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
Select colour space of output JPEGs.
Eye-Fi transfer  • On
 • Off
 
Format  • OK
 • Cancel
Formats installed SD card.

Playback menu

The X100S's playback menu is pretty slim, and the most interesting and useful item - in-camera raw conversion - is more easily accessible via the 'Q' button. Other options include basic retouching options like crop/resize, tagging images for upload to sharing sites and red-eye removal.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Raw conversion (Enters raw conversion mode)  
Erase  • Back
 • Frame
 • Selected frames
 • All frames
 
Crop  • Select frame for cropping  
Resize  • M
 • S
 • 640
 
Protect  • Frame
 • Set all
 • Reset all
 
Image rotate  • Select image for rotation  
Red-eye removal  • Select frame for processing  
Slide show  • Normal, face detect
 • Normal
 • Fade-in, face detect
 • Fade-in
 • Multiple
 
Photobook assist (Enters Photobook Assist sub-menu) Allows you to select images and build photobooks
Mark for upload to  • YouTube
 • Facebook
 • Reset all
 
Image search  • By date
select date
 • By face
all image
closeup
couple
group
 • By favorites
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
No stars
 • By type of data
still
movie
continuous
RAW
 • By upload mark
YouTube
Facebook
 
Copy  • Internal memory to SD card
 • SD card to internal memory
 
Print order (DPOF)  • With date
 • Without date
 • Reset all
 
Disp aspect  • 4:3
 • 16:9
For displaying images with the camera connected to a TV
Playback volume  • 10 levels