Fujifilm X100S Review
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.
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
|Self-timer cancels after each shot|
Default sensitivity (200-6400)
Max Sensitivity (400-6400)
Min Shutter Spd (1/4-1/125)
|L (100) and H (ISO 12800 and 25600) are unavailable and greyed-out when shooting Raw.|
|Image size|| L 3:2
| - 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
Fine + RAW
Normal + RAW
|Dynamic Range|| Auto
|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|
Provia / Standard
|Mimics the looks of various Fujichrome slide films, or black and white films shot using monochromatic filters|
|Film Simulation BKT||
Film 1 (user selectable)
|Allows automatic 'bracketing' in three film modes. User selects which modes, from full range (see cell above)|
|ND Filter|| Off
|Engages the ND filter, which reduces the light reaching the sensor by 3 stops|
|Adjusts color saturation|
|Adjusts JPEG sharpening level|
|Highlight tone|| Hard
|Controls the contrast specifically in the highlight region (above middle grey)|
|Shadow tone|| Hard
|Controls the contrast specifically in the shadow region (below middle grey)|
|Noise reduction|| High
|Long Exposure NR|| On
|+/- 9 steps each red/cyan and blue/yellow|
|Select Custom Setting|| Custom 1
|Recall saved custom settings|
|Edit/Save Custom Setting|| Custom 1
Save current settings
(same options as above)
(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.
|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
AF distance indicator
Aperture / S-speed / ISO
Image size / quality
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
| - displays 'rule of thirds' grid
- displays '6 x 4' grid
- displays guidelines for 16:9 shooting
|Wide Conversion Lens|| On
|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.|
|A range of JPEG-only color modes including popular effects like miniature (which mimics tilt/shift effect) and soft focus (etc.).|
|AF Mode|| Multi
|AF Illuminator|| On
|AE/AF-Lock Mode|| AE & AF On when pressing
AE & AF On/Off switch
|AE/AF-Lock button|| AE Lock only
AF Lock only
|Corrected AF Frame|| On
|Shows a secondary AF frame|
|Flash exposure compensation|| + 2/3EV
|Red eye removal|| On
|Save Org Image|| On
|Retains original image when removing red-eye in JPEG processing.|
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|
|Set date / time and display format|
|Time Difference|| Home
|Sets time zone difference when away on a trip|
|Lang||(Choose language)||Choice of 34 languages|
|Resets camera to default settings|
|Silent Mode|| On
|Turns on and off the flash, all operational sounds, and the AF illuminator|
|Formats SD card or internal memory|
|Frame No|| Continuous
|Defines file-naming convention on changing/reformatting SD card.|
|Focus ring|| Clockwise
|Defines operational direction of focus-by-wire manual focus ring|
|Focus check|| On
|Displays magnified view in EVF/LCD when rear thumb lever is clicked in.|
|Focus scale units|| Meters
|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|
|Allows you to customize the information displayed in the X100S's electronic/optical finder and its rear LCD screen.|
|Power management|| Auto power off
|OVF power-save mode|| Off
|Enables a low-power OVF mode which dims information display for better endurance.|
|Shutter count||Displays number of pictures taken|
|Color space|| sRGB
|Select colour space of output JPEGs.|
|Eye-Fi transfer|| On
|Formats installed SD card.|
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
• Selected frames
• All frames
|Crop|| Select frame for cropping|
|Image rotate|| Select image for rotation|
|Red-eye removal|| Select frame for processing|
|Slide show|| Normal, face detect
Fade-in, face detect
|Photobook assist||(Enters Photobook Assist sub-menu)||Allows you to select images and build photobooks|
|Mark for upload to|| YouTube
|Image search|| • By date
• By face
• By favorites
• By type of data
• By upload mark
|Copy|| Internal memory to SD card
SD card to internal memory
|Print order (DPOF)|| With date
|Disp aspect|| 4:3
|For displaying images with the camera connected to a TV|
|Playback volume|| 10 levels|
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