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The Fujifilm x100f is the latest premium compact digital camera to join the x series family. It is the ultimate in premium compact digital camera, equipped with the advanced hybrid viewfinder of enhanced convenience. While maintaining the elegant design and same 23mmf2 focal length that has proven to be popular, the new camera has been developed in pursuit for easy operability, reflecting requests from users of previous models
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172 of 182 people found the following review helpful.
Exceeded my expectations
By Keith Y
Edit: Spent one month in Japan. I'm an artist so I take a lot of reference photos, aperture priority at f4 for the most part to get the most detail. This camera has performed above and beyond my expectations. Images are crazy sharp and jpegs come out beautifully rendered. Camera is very easy to use once you get comfortable with the UI and controls. I found it intuitive to just pick up the camera, turn it on, and take a shot. With a prime lens, zoom is one less thing you worry about. In the span of a month I've taken around 1800 photos with this camera, so around 60 images per day. I've gone two days with a single battery charge. Very pleased with the performance of the camera during my trip.
I sold my XT1 to try out some compacts, so far I've tried out the Ricoh GR, and now the X100F.
- The design is reminiscent of the vintage Leica Model 3. I just love the design of the camera in general. The sleek design gives me the confidence to carry the camera around and not look like a tourist with a DSLR.
- Compact but has some heft. As much as I like my camera to be super compact and ultra light, I can appreciate the build quality and heft of the camera that adds a lot of its character. It's around the weight of a hardcover book.
- Coming from an XT1, I love how fresh everything feels. The upgraded UI and menu, the navigational buttons, the power toggle all feel better than the XT1. The way the buttons feel have been updated.
- I love 35mm focal length. I tried the Ricoh GR's 28mm focal length but found its pictures a bit too distorted. I've also used XT1+35mmF2 and found the 50mm focal length to be too limiting for landscapes. The X100F's 35mm focal length is a perfect fit for me.
- JPEG's look great. I just love how easy it is to get good looking shots. The images come out looking natural, with great shadows and color.
- I'm not much of a black and white shooter but I like Acros so far especially with Red filter. Acros gives you a bright, clean BW image, with nice contrast. It has a very modern feel to it.
- It was a bit hard to get used to the pull up ISO dial at first but with more practice I can now adjust ISO and shutter speed on the fly. I like having both settings on the same wheel because I don't have to move my hand to adjust one or the other.
- Joystick works great, I didn't use it at first but I find that I'm using the joystick more and more.
- Battery life is pretty nice. I used the camera sporadically for a 6 hour romp through NYC and it had around 40% left, enough time to battery life to transfer my images to my iPhone via WiFi.
- Fuji JPEG's work very well with VSCO filters. It's like a perfect pairing. Great if you have an instagram account.
- One thing which I think they would have put on the camera is a thumb rest. The camera is a bit awkward to hold without a thumbrest, although it's not much of an issue for me. However I'm sure this issue can be easily fixed with third party thumbrests come out, so not a big deal for me.
- I find myself moving the joystick unintentionally. The joystick is pretty sensitive and sometimes my hand would graze it, moving the focus point.
- Eye sensor is a bit annoying in that your left hand can unintentionally trigger it.
That said, these cons are mostly just minor issues for me, and the positives far outweigh the negative. Overall, I really enjoy using the X100F so far. This is a camera that I can see taking everywhere traveling and taking pictures. It just feels good to own this camera.
119 of 125 people found the following review helpful.
Amazing quality in a tiny camera
By Adrian Murray
Excellent day to day camera that will far surpass your expectations! I have had this camera since November 2016 (beta version) and it's been my main camera ever since. If you'd like to read a full review you can google my name to get my website and a full length review can be found there with more images and information.
109 of 117 people found the following review helpful.
Absolutely impressive image quality, build quality and design, but with some drawbacks
Overall rating: 4.5 (out of 5)
Hybrid OVF: 3
Image quality: 5
Look and feel: 5
Included strap: 1
Owner's Manual: 3.5
Overall: I would say with confidence this camera is the best Fujifilm camera I've owned, easily. Image quality, looks and handling are far and above my XE2 and X70. It feels like a camera worth thousands more and the image output is nothing short of impressive. Whether you already own several Fuji cameras or this would be your first time trying the X100 series, you simply cannot go wrong with this camera. Presently, IMO, there's no better street/travel camera in the market.
Hybrid OVF: I was personally looking into this feature which basically there's an electronic overlay on top of the optical viewfinder so that you can get relevant exposure information; however, I've found framing is not quite aligned with the lens/sensor, often creating super awkward framing since the viewfinder is off to the top and to the side, so you need to mentally calculate the offset. I think it was a good idea on Fuji's part, but they need to improve it -- perhaps aligning the viewfinder right on top of the lens would help.
Electronic viewfinder: luckily Fujifilm included the ability to turn the Hybrid OVF into a full fledged EVF with a turn of a switch. The color and exposure accuracy of the EVF is pretty great, but not perfect; however, behaves predictably enough so that you can compensate in your head. Definitely one of the best I've used.
Image quality: in short, if in this aspect the camera is 10 out of 5. The colors, the sharpness, the mood, the bokeh, saturation, etc. Absolutely perfect. IMO, this is just as good as it gets. Absolutely exceptional in every test shot I've taken (note, however, as of this writing I have not tested ISO > 1600, so can't speak of noise issues, if any).
Look and feel: the camera looks just gorgeous. The "classic" camera look just gives it a personality very often absent in digital photography. It handles very well and a breeze to operate (even the small knobs and buttons are easy to get to and work with).
Included strap: I honestly don't know why Fujifilm keeps including this strap with all X-series. It wears pretty uncomfortable, cheap materials, sharp sides. etc. At this point I would prefer they didn't include one rather than wasting materials in a strap that will be left in the camera box.
Owner's Manual: I can't comprehend why _all_ camera manuals, regardless of brand are just so terrible, and the one included with this camera is no exception. Camera makers need to start investing in much better, user friendly manuals as opposed to a 4x6 booklet with a bunch of information.
Lens: there were some Fuji aficionados who were concerned the venerable 23mm/2L lens attached to older X100 series was not going to be able to make use of the new sensor and image processor, I can say confidently those fears were just not granted. One of the main reasons image quality is perfect is because of the lens. It's exceptionally sharp and punchy even wide open. Stopped down to f/4 is simply incredible. The bokeh is just so even and creamy it beats my whole collection of Canon primes I used to own. Truly impressive seeing this level of performance in a "pancake" lens.
Conclusions: if you're a street or travel photographer you simply will not find a better compact camera in the market right now -- at least not w/o spending thousands and thousand more. Price-value on this camera is simply phenomenal.