The Fujifilm X100S looks to build on the success of the Fujifilm X100 – a camera that was an instant hit with photographers. How does it fare? We find out in the What Digital Camera Fujifilm X100S review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Fujifilm X100S

Overall score:91%
Image Quality:95%


  • Superb lens and sensor combination; Hybrid viewfinder; Handling characteristics; Premium feel


  • 35mm lens might be a bit restrictive for some; Pricey option when CSCs are considered; While improved, AF still not quick in all situations


Fujifilm X100S Review


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First Look


One of the most popular cameras of recent years, Fujifilm’s X100, has finally been succeeded by a model said to carry over 70 improvements.
The most significant improvement in the new Fujifilm X100S concerns the newly developed imaging sensor, which is based on the same X Trans CMOS technology as featured in the Fujifilm X-E1 and Fujifilm X-Pro1 Compact System Cameras. APS-C in size, the 16.3MP sensor not only presents an advantage in resolution over the 12.3MP X100, but together with the new EXR Processor II, Fujifilm claims the new model delivers images with 30% less noise too.

Fujifilm X100S front view

The new processor is also said to benefit the Fujifilm X100S in a range of other ways, from a claimed 0.9sec start-up time and faster shot-to-shot speeds, to a 31-frame burst depth, now at 6fps. Furthermore, the processor also allows for a new Lens Modulation Optimizer feature, which is said to help counter the effects of diffraction at smaller apertures among other aberrations.

As if that wasn’t enough, Fujifilm claims the Fujifilm X100S delivers the fastest autofocus speed of any current compact camera equipped with an APS-C sensor and a fixed lens.

Fujifilm X100S case shot

The new model retains the hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder of the Fujifilm X100, although the resolution of the electronic panel now stands at 2.35million dots, next to the X100’s 1.44million. Another improvement comes with the camera’s HD movie functionality, with full HD recording at 60fps next to the X100’s more basic 720p option.

Fujifilm has revealed that the price of Fujifilm X100S will be £1099. It’s expected to be available in time for Focus on Imaging 2013. For more information visit:

Fujifilm X100S top view


Video:1920 x 1080 pixels (60fps/30fps) with stereo sound
Memory Card:SD,SDHC,SDXC
White Balance:Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color temperature selection
LCD:2.8in, 460k-dot
Sensor:16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II
Exposure Modes:Programmed AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure
Metering System:TTL 256-zone metering system
Power:Li-ion NP-95 battery
ISO Range:200-25600
Dimensions:126.5 x 74.4 x 53.9mm
Lens:Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed focal length lens
Shutter Speeds:30sec-1/4000sec, bulb
File Formats:JPEG, Raw
  1. 1. Fujifilm X100S review – Features
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Verdict
  6. 6. Video Review
  7. 7. Sample Image Gallery
  8. 8. First Look
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