Fujifilm X100S Review

Announced Jan 7, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 2.8 screen | 35 mm
dpreview conclusion

The Fujifilm X100S is a hugely likable, very capable camera with some useful tricks up its sleeve. Almost all of the bugs from the X100 have been ironed out, and image quality from its 16 MP X-Trans sensor is excellent.

Good for

Provided you can live with the fixed focal length, for portraiture, candid and everyday photography, the X100S is a great carry-everywhere camera.

Not so good for

Shooting movies, and any situation where 35mm isn't long enough for stills.

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Movie / video mode
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Fujifilm X100S Review
By: David Schloss, Imaging Resource (Nov 25, 2013)

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Fujifilm X100S review
By: Phil Hall, What Digital Camera (Mar 27, 2013)

The Fujifilm X100S is priced just over £1000, which is a lot to pay for a compact. However when you look at the compariable options in that field, it's not too bad – doesn't feature a viewfinder and it costs over double that, while Nikon's Coolpix A, which is closer in spec to the Fujifilm X100S, is £100 or so cheaper, but again lacks a built-in viewfinder.

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Fujifilm X100S review

The Fujifilm X100S builds on the success of its predecessor, the X100, with a new sensor, faster, more accurate focusing and a raft of other improvements. Fujifilm has concentrated on improving what needed it and fixing (most of) what was broken, while leaving what what best and most loved well alone - namely the X100's retro styling, composition and traditional controls. Those who came to...

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