Jul 21, 2013

Fujifilm X100s Review


The Fujifim X100s replaces the X100 which created quite a stir when it was introduced due to its classy retro design, unique and excellent viewfinder, and large sensor (APS-C sized).

The X100 was, however, marred by a number of quirks which made it a less than pleasant tool in practical use. Fujifilm has addressed many of these issues with the new X100s, which otherwise shares the exterior looks with its predecessor.

The X100s has a 23 mm F2.0 fixed focal length lens. With the APS-C sized sensor this corresponds to a focal length of 35 mm in the 24 x 36 mm (aka full frame) format. This is an ideal focal length for many types of photography if you're only allowed one lens!

The changes from the X100 to the X100s are:

  • 16 MP sensor, up from 12 MP
  • Phase detect capabilty built into the sensor for faster autofocus
  • Improved manual focus: Focus peaking and split image and a more responsive focusing ring
  • Electronic viewfinder upgraded to 2.3 MP from 1.4 MP
  • Full 1080p HD video, not just 720p

Is the X100s stilled marred by quirks? Read on to find out! 

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