Fuji X100S review

Fuji makes 70 improvements to its top-end compact

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Here we compare the Fuji X100S with the Canon G1 X, Fuji X100, Sigma DP1 and Sony RX100.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Fuji X100S review

These results show that JPEG images from the Fuji X100S have a high signal to noise ratio, outperforming rival cameras the Fuji X100 and Sigma DP1 at every sensitivity setting. The X100S also betters the Canon G1 X and Sony RX100 at every setting but ISO1600-3200, where the three are very closely matched. At ISO 6400 the X100S and Sony again show very similar signal to noise ratios in their JPEG images.

Raw signal to noise ratio

Fuji X100S review

TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Fuji X100S show a stronger signal to noise ratio than those from the Sigma DP1 at every sensitivity setting, while they are also stronger than those from the Sony RX100 at ISO 200-800, and stronger than the Canon G1 X at ISO 200-400. The Fuji X100's TIFF images beat those from the X100S for signal to noise ratio at every sensitivity setting.

JPEG dynamic range

Fuji X100S review

The Fuji X100S's JPEG results for dynamic range are less impressive than those for signal to noise ratio, with the camera sitting below the Sony RX100 and Fuji X100 at every sensitivity setting, and below the Canon G1 X until ISO 6400-12800. The Fuji X100S shows less dynamic range in its JPEG images than the Sigma DP1 at ISO 100, but picks up to produce stronger results than the Sigma at every other ISO.

Raw dynamic range

Fuji X100S review

Here we see that TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Fuji X100S start off with the highest dynamic range of all the cameras here, at lower sensitivities. At ISO 800, the X100S falls a little below the Sony RX100, to the same level as the Sigma DP1, before surging ahead to the lead again at ISO 1600. At ISO 3200 the X100S falls below the Fuji X100 but stays just above the Sony, finishing level with the Sony at the top of its ISO range, ISO 6400. TIFF images from the X100S show stronger dynamic range than those from the Canon G1 X at every sensitivity setting.

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.3 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationNo
ColourSilver
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesLive View, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.1 cm (2.8")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, MOV
Viewfinder TypeHybrid
Weight (Approximate)405 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, RoHS, EuP, WEEE
Image Sensor Size23.60 mm x 15.80 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4896 x 3264
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height73.7 mm
Width127 mm
Depth53.3 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashIncluded
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelX100S
Product NameX100S Bridge Camera
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC09330A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

The FUJIFILM X100S is the successor to the FUJIFILM X100, inheriting its elegant design and high-performance lens, whilst evolving further with the introduction of a higher-definition Hybrid Viewfinder and a new sensor and processor.

The X100S' newly-developed X-Trans CMOS II sensor has built-in Phase Detection pixels which provide the X100S with the world's fastest AF in as little as 0.08 seconds.

Package Contents
  • X100S Bridge Camera
  • Li-ion Battery NP-95
  • Battery Charger BC-65N
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Lens cap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
Limited Warranty1 Year