Fujifilm Finepix X100

      Photo Review 8.8

      In summary

      A fixed-lens compact camera for serious photographers, which features an APS-C sized sensor plus a hybrid viewfinder that combines optical and electronic systems.Although production of Fujifilm’s FinePix X100 was set back by the earthquake and tsunami that devastated north-eastern Japan, the factory in Sendai resumed production at the end of March and stocks were scheduled to arrive in Australia late in April. However, demand has been high and many retailers have pre-sold their stock, so it might still be difficult to obtain one for a month or so. . . [more]

      Full review


      Although production of Fujifilm’s FinePix X100 was set back by the earthquake and tsunami that devastated north-eastern Japan, the factory in Sendai resumed production at the end of March and stocks were scheduled to arrive in Australia late in April. However, demand has been high and many retailers have pre-sold their stock, so it might still be difficult to obtain one for a month or so.

      Designed for serious photographers wanting a compact back-up camera for street or travel photography, the X100 features a 12.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a non-interchangeable Fujinon 23mm f/2 prime lens and a new Hybrid Viewfinder that combines the best features of optical and electronic viewing systems. Only four shooting modes are provided: Program AE, aperture-priority AE, shutter-priority AE and manual exposure.

      There’s no mode dial for setting them. Instead, you adjust apertures with the ring around the lens and shutter speeds with the dial on the top panel. Setting both to the A position selects the Program AE mode; it’s that simple!

      Build, Ergonomics and Controls
      The X100’s Leica-like ‘retro’ styling and control system were a hit when a prototype was shown at Photokina 2010, and it remains the most exciting new camera Fujifilm has produced in years. The rangefinder-style body is mostly metal, with the upper control deck and base plate cast from magnesium alloy.


      Front view of the FinePix X100. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      Leather accents provide a secure grip and the front panel has a subtle moulding for the second and third fingers. The lens covers roughly a third of the front panel and has a fit-over aluminium lens cap with a fabric lining around its inner lip and over the area that covers the front of the lens. The former ensures a snug fit without making the cap difficult to remove.

      The lens is a 23mm f/2 prime lens that is fixed to the camera body. Its optical design comprises eight elements in six groups and includes one aspherical glass-moulded lens. With the APS-C sensor, it covers an angle of view equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format, which is slightly wider than a ‘normal’ lens and particularly well-suited to landscape and street photography.

      Lens apertures are adjusted with a metal ring on the lens, which has ridged tabs on either side and is located very close to the camera body. Aperture settings range from f/2 to f/16 in one-stop increments, controlled by a 9-bladed diaphragm.

      According to Fujifilm’s press release, optimum performance is achieved when the aperture is between f/2.8 and f/4. A minimum focusing distance of 10 cm limits the camera’s close-shooting capabilities, although it’s certainly usable for larger flowers and animals.

      The lens has no filter ring and no lens hood is supplied. If you want to fit add-on filters (including close-up lenses) and the optional LH-X100 lens hood, you’ll need the optional adapter ring (AR-X100), which is included with the LH-X100 lens hood.

      Adding these accessories is a clumsy process that requires you to unscrew a ring around the front of the lens and replace it with the adapter. The hood locks into bayonet mountings on the adapter ring and the inner rim of the ring is threaded for 49mm filters.

      A manual focusing ring is located near the front of the lens but manual focusing must first be selected via a slider on the left hand side of the camera (see side views below). A cover on the opposite side panel lifts to reveal the USB and mini-HDMI ports.


      Side views of the FinePix X100. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      The AF system is contrast-based and two modes are supported: AF-S and AF-C. The manual focusing mode is accessed via the same slider and when selected, you can use the AF/AE button for quick autofocusing on a shot-by-shot basis. You can select a single point from a choice of 49 points when using the LCD monitor or EVF or 25 points with the optical viewfinder. Pressing the AF button and rotating the command control wheel lets you change the size of the AF sensor area.

      Manual focusing is tricky, even though the focusing ring has a ridged grip. You have to rotate the focusing ring through at least 20 turns to move between close and distant focus.

      Indicators on the monitor and EVF show how closely the focus distance matches the distance to the subject and the depth-of-field at the selected aperture. However, it can be difficult to determine when subjects are truly sharp because neither screen has sufficient resolution.

      If MF Focus Check is set to On in the menu, you can magnify the centre of the image by pressing the command control wheel. On the whole, however, manual focusing is a hassle, whereas the AF system is quick and easy to use.

      Above the lens is a narrow flash tube, which is quite close to the lens axis, making red eyes likely in flash portraits. Between the flash and viewfinder lies one of the pair of holes for the stereo microphone. The other hole is just left of the viewfinder switch lever.

      At the left hand end of the front panel is the relatively large viewfinder window, while right of the lens is the viewfinder switch lever, which swaps between the optical and electronic modes. (See below for details of the viewfinder.) A yellow AF-Assist LED is inset into the body between this lever and the lens.


      Top view of the FinePix X100. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      The top panel is dominated by two solid metal dials. The larger one, which sets shutter speeds lies close to the flash hot-shoe, while the smaller one, which adjusts exposure compensation, is adjacent to the rear right corner.

      Both enable users to set and confirm the position of the settings without turning on the power. However, despite its click-stops, the exposure compensation is deceptively easy to re-set inadvertently so you should always check its position before shooting.

      In front of the exposure compensation dial is a small function (Fn) button which can be set to provide quick adjustment of one shooting parameter (such as ISO, depth-of-field preview, dynamic range adjustments, image size/quality). The only other control is the shutter button, which has a surrounding off/on power lever switch.

      The shutter button, which is located in the traditional rangefinder position, includes a socket for a screw-in cable release, an unusual feature on a modern camera. The hot-shoe is recessed into a raised section that covers roughly half of the top panel and includes the viewfinder.

      An in-lens leaf shutter supports flash synchronisation at the fastest shutter speeds and makes the camera relatively quiet to operate, an excellent feature for street photography. Shutter speed settings range from 1/4 second to 1/4000 second with T and B settings also provided for longer exposures.

      The T setting is unlike a traditional Time setting (which opens the shutter with one press and closes it with a subsequent press). Instead, it’s used for setting exposures between 1/2 second and 30 seconds in 1/3 EV steps. Adjustments are made with the command dial surrounding the arrow pad.

      To make it easier to use wide apertures in bright conditions, the X100 comes with a built-in ND filter that cuts light entering the camera by the equivalent of three f-stops. It provides both greater depth-of-field control and the ability to set slow shutter speeds in bright conditions.


      Rear view of the FinePix X100. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      Almost half of the rear panel is covered by the 2.8-inch, 460,000-dot LCD monitor, which has high enough resolution – although not as high as some lower-featured cameras provide. This screen is quite vulnerable to finger-marking and nose grease when the viewfinder is used for shooting but easily cleaned with a microfibre cloth.

      Ranged along the left side of the monitor are four buttons covering Playback, AE, AF and View Mode. In the shooting mode, the AE button selects the metering pattern while the AF button selects the active focus point; in playback these buttons let you zoom in and out of displayed shots. The View Mode button is used for switching between the LCD and viewfinder. You can access three settings: automatic selection using eye sensor, viewfinder only and LCD monitor only.

      On the opposite side of the monitor is a four-way controller with a central Menu/OK button and directional switches that access the delete/drive, flash, white balance and macro settings. Inside these switches is a rather flimsy command dial for navigating menus and selecting settings.

      The Drive mode provides four bracketing options. In addition to the normal AE bracketing you can access ISO, Film Simulation and Dynamic Range bracketing, in each case for three frames. Continuous shooting is available at three or five frames/second, depending on the shutter speed selected. For 5 fps, the shutter speed must be at least 1/100 second. Buffer capacity is limited to 10 Large/Fine JPEGs or eight RAF.RAW or RAW+JPEG frames
      Below the arrow pad are the Display/Back and RAW buttons. Above it lies the AF/AE lock button, which is customisable. Further up is a press-and-turn switch that is used for adjusting the function assigned to the Fn button.

      If you have set the camera for JPEG capture, pressing the RAW button lets you toggle raw file capture on and off for a single shot. In playback mode it accesses the in-camera raw file conversion facilities (to JPEG only). If you want to record RAF.RAW files or RAW+JPEG pairs for more than one shot, it must be set in the Quality section of the camera’s menu.

      The X100’s menu system is similar to other Fujifilm cameras and contains two sections. There are four pages in the Shooting menu and six in the Setup. The first page of the Shooting menu includes Fujifilm’s Dynamic Range and Film Simulation adjustments, the former offering four settings: Auto, 100%. 200% and 400%. (These only work on JPEGs, although they can be emulated when converting raw files to editable formats. They aren’t supported for movie capture and with some camera settings.)

      The Film Simulation setting allows you to simulate the appearance of some traditional Fujifilm emulsions and includes: Provia/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, Astia/Soft, Monochrome, Monochrome + Yellow filter, Monochrome + Red filter, Monochrome + Green filter and Sepia. Some of these are quite subtle, as shown in the illustration below.


      Top row: Provia/Standard and Velvia/Vivid; second row: Astia/Soft and Monochrome; third row: Monochrome + Yellow filter and Monochrome + Red filter; fourth row: Monochrome + Green filter and Sepia.

      Page three of the shooting menu lets you set up and save three different groups of Custom Settings, most of them only relevant to JPEG capture. However, this is a clumsy option because you can only recall them by going back into the menu and selecting Edit/Save Custom Setting. There’s no way to access them quickly so we suspect most photographers will ignore them.

      The battery and memory card share a compartment in the base of the camera. SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are supported. This compartment has a plastic lid that feels at odds with the otherwise rugged and elegant build quality of the rest of the camera.

      The X100 uses the same NP-95 rechargeable battery as the company’s F30 and F30fd digicams. The claimed battery capacity of 300 shots/charge is low compared with most DSLR cameras.

      Also on the base plate is a metal-lined tripod socket, which sits some distance from the optical axis of the lens (not the optimal position). A three-slot microphone grille is also located here, just off the lens axis.


      The LC-X100 leather case offered as an optional extra for the X100. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      The camera is supplied in a handsome two-piece presentation box that also contains the neck strap, battery, charger, cables, software disk and printed instruction manual. Optional accessories include a leather case (LC-X100), LH-X100 lens hood and AR-X100 adaptor ring. You can also choose between two shoe-mounted flash units (EF-20, EF-42) and purchase spare batteries and charger.

      The Hybrid Viewfinder
      A key feature of the new camera, the Hybrid Viewfinder combines a typical ‘bright frame’ optical viewfinder with an electronic viewfinder system. The optical components are arranged in a reverse-Galilean configuration but without the ‘bright frame’ section, as shown in the diagram below. The data display is automatically balanced against the brightness of scene.


      A schematic diagram of a conventional reverse-Galilean optical viewfinder with ‘bright frame’ superimposition. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      The X100’s viewfinder contains elements made from high-refractive index glass with low chromatic aberration and distortion. It has an eye point of approximately 15 mm plus a proximity sensor that detects when your eye is close enough to switch over from the LCD. Adjustment of -2 to +1 dioptres is provided, which is a bit skimpy.

      The optical viewfinder has a magnification of 0.5x and the frame line covers 90% of the subject. Outside of the frame line it provides a slightly wider view of the subject than the sensor ‘sees’, enabling users to keep track of objects just outside the frame.


      A schematic diagram of the Hybrid Viewfinder in the FinePix X100. (Source: Fujifilm.)

      The electronic viewfinder replaces the ‘bright frame’ elements with a 1,440,000 dot LCD panel that displays data like shutter speed, aperture, white balance, exposure correction and sensitivity. Users can switch between optical and electronic viewfinder images with the lever switch on the camera’s front panel, giving them the best of both worlds.

      When shooting, the X100’s viewfinder provides a very clear view and is a pleasure to use. The optical setting provides the advantage of real-time viewing and reduced capture lag. Because it responds automatically to ambient lighting, the electronic mode appears slightly brighter in low light levels. In bright conditions, it was quite contrasty but still reflected how shots would be exposed and provided 100% frame coverage.

      The Display Custom Setting mode in the Shooting menu allows users to select a range of data overlays for display in both OVF and EVF modes. Included are framing guidelines, electronic level, AF distance indicator, histogram, aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, exposure compensation, photometry, flash, white balance, film simulation, dynamic range, image size/ quality, frames remaining and battery level.

      Sensor and Image Processing
      The 23.6 x 15.8 mm (APS-C sized) sensor in the X100 has been developed exclusively for this model. Its effective resolution of 12.3 megapixels is ideal for this type of camera: low enough to ensure optimal quality at high sensitivity settings but high enough to enable images to be printed up to A2 size.

      The sensor provides high-speed read-out to the camera’s EXR Processor. Together they optimise autofocusing speeds, taking advantage of the camera’s optical viewfinder and low shutter lag times.

      The microlenses covering the sensor have been matched to the lens to maximise the sensor’s light-gathering capabilities as shown in the diagram below. This has enabled Fujifilm to provide a normal sensitivity range of ISO 200 to ISO 6400 and offer expansion to ISO 100 and ISO 12800 – but only when shooting JPEGs.


      Alignment of the microlenses on the X100’s sensor to optimise light-capturing. (Source: Fujifilm.)
      Image files are recorded by default in JPEG format but users can opt for RAF.RAW or RAW+JPEG pairs, the latter with Fine and Normal compression for the JPEGs. Interestingly, all raw files are recorded with a 3:2 aspect ratio, regardless of the settings selected in the camera. Compression rates for 16:9 JPEGs are slightly lower than for 3:2 images, particularly with the ‘Normal’ quality setting. Typical file sizes are shown in the table below.

      Aspect ratio

      Image Size






      4288 x 2848



      4288 x 2848



      4288 x 2848




      3072 x 2048?




      2176 x 1448?





      4288 x 2416




      3072 x 1728




      1920 x 1080



      The X100 also provides two ‘Motion Panorama’ modes, which are selected via the drive settings. They are distinguished by their angle of view (which is selected from 180 and 120 degrees by toggling the left side of horizontal arrow pad buttons) and their direction (selected with the right side of the arrow pad).

      In these modes, the camera collects a series of JPEG exposures as you sweep the lens across the scene in the selected direction. You can hear the shutter clicking as you pan and the camera will alert you if you stray too far from the indicated path or move too quickly. An indicator bar on the LCD monitor helps you to track progress.

      Capture ends when the camera reaches the end of the on-screen guides. We found horizontal panning to be simple, but it took roughly eight attempts before a successful vertical pan was recorded.

      Fujifilm claims these images can be enlarged to A3 size for printing. However, despite their size, the compression of the resulting JPEG files is very high, as shown in the table below, so we’re a little sceptical of this claim.

      Angle & direction


      Typical file size

      180 degrees vertical

      7680 x 2160?


      180 degrees horizontal

      7680 x 1440


      120 degrees vertical

      5120 x 2160?


      120 degrees horizontal

      5120 x 1440


      The video capabilities of the X100 aren’t particularly impressive. There’s no direct recording button so you have to select the Movie setting in the Drive sub-menu or assign movie recording to the Fn button. There’s an upper limit of 10 minutes per movie.

      The camera can record HD video clips with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels using progressive scanning and supporting a frame rate of 24 frames/second, which results in a recording rate of roughly 10 megabits/second. Aperture settings are fixed at the start of each recording and shutter speeds and sensitivity are adjusted automatically. Soundtracks are recorded in stereo but there’s no jack for an external microphone.

      In its press release for the X100 – and also in its promotional brochure – Fujifilm emphasises the benefits of the camera’s f/2 lens for shooting HD movies. To quote: the combination of the large-sized sensor and the large aperture lens, lets users shoot with a soft out-of-focus touch (bokeh) – a capability not available in conventional compact cameras.

      Nice as this may be, it can’t overcome the camera’s limited zooming facilities. Users can apply up to 3x digital zoom by pressing the + (AE) button while shooting video. However, this is small compared with the zooming most compact cameras provide. Shooting video with the X100 will involve as many compromises, albeit slightly different ones, as shooting video with a DSLR camera.

      Compared with………….
      Potential buyers of the X100 may have already considered other compact, large-sensor cameras from Leica, Olympus and Panasonic. The table below compares key features of models from these manufacturers that most closely resemble the X100 with the Fujifilm camera.


      Fujifilm X100

      Leica X1

      Olympus E-PL2

      Panasonic GF2

      Sensor size/type

      23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS

      23.6 x 15.7 mm CMOS

      17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS

      17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS

      Effective resolution

      12.3 megapixels

      12.2 megapixels

      12.3 megapixels

      12.3 megapixels

      Raw file format





      Video formats/ resolution

      MOV (H.264)/ 1280 x 720


      AVI Motion JPEG

      AVCHD/1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720

      Motion JPEG: 1280 x 720, 848 x 480, 640 x 480, 320 x 240

      Video soundtracks



      Wave Format Base Stereo PCM

      Stereo with adjustable volume


      Integrated hybrid

      Optional optical

      Optional EVF

      Built-in stereo

      LCD monitor

      2.8-inch TFT LCD with 460,000 dots

      2.7-inch TFT LCD with 230,000 dots

      3-inch HyperCrystal LCD with 460,000 dots

      3-inch touchscreen TFT LCD with 460,000 dots

      ISO sensitivity range

      200-6400. exp to ISO 100 and ISO 12800




      Max burst speed/ Raw capacity

      5 fps / 8 frames

      3 fps/ 6 frames

      3 fps / 10 frames

      3.2 fps / 4-7 frames

      Storage media

      SD/SDHC/SDXC cards

      SD/SDHC cards

      SD/SDHC cards

      SD/SDHC/SDXC cards

      Interchangeable lenses

      No (max. aperture f/2.0)

      No (max. aperture f/2.8)



      Built-in flash





      Body dimensions

      126.5 x 74.4 x 53.9 mm

      124 x 32 x 59.5 mm

      115.4 x 72.7 x 42.0 mm

      112.8 x 67.8 x 32.8 mm

      Body weight

      405 grams

      286 grams

      317 grams

      265 grams




      $799 (with one lens)

      $999 (with one lens)

      Playback and Software
      Playback options are similar to other Fujifilm cameras and include the usual single and multi-frame displays, the latter with four options. Twelve steps of playback zoom are available, with the degree of magnification depending on image resolution.

      Toggling the Disp/Back button lets you move through the various display modes, which include image with/without shooting data, thumbnail plus data and thumbnail plus data and brightness histogram. You can also allocate images to any of six ‘Photobook’ folders or add a Favourites or DPOF tag or upload mark.

      Images can be searched by date, face, favourite tag or upload mark and allocated to any of the following three functions: erase, protect or slideshow. JPEG copies can be created from RAF.RAW files and the camera includes facilities for adjusting exposure levels, dynamic range, film simulation, white balance, colour, sharpness, noise reduction, highlight and shadow tone and colour space settings.

      The supplied software disk contains Fujifilm’s MyFinePix Studio, a truly annoying application that wants to take charge of your computer and images as soon as it’s given the chance. Any serious photographer would avoid loading it onto his/her computer if at all possible.

      But, until Adobe releases a version of Camera Raw that can decode the X100’s raw files, you’re stuck with it because it’s the only way to convert RAF.RAW files into editable formats. Part of MyFinePix Studio is Fujifilm Raw File Converter EX powered by Silkypix 1/1.
      This Windows-only software is a version of Silkypix, a raw file converter commonly used by Japanese manufacturers who choose not to develop their own software. It’s an OK converter but limited in the range of adjustments it provides when compared with Adobe Camera Raw.

      It was difficult not to be impressed with the review camera’s performance. JPEGs straight from the camera were sharp, colour-accurate and, in the main, well-exposed. Imatest confirmed our subjective impressions and showed the camera to be capable of above-average resolution for both JPEG and RAF.RAW files.

      Slight edge softening was revealed by our Imatest tests. However, you had to look hard to find it in most test shots, particularly those taken with aperture settings of f/5.6 or smaller. Highest resolution was recorded at f/4, as shown in the graph below, which plots resolution across the camera’s aperture range.


      Resolution remained high throughout the review camera’s not inconsiderable sensitivity range. Little noise could be found in either long exposures or flash shots right up to ISO 12800, although slight softening could be seen in JPEGs recorded at ISO 12800. Raw files captured at ISO 6400 (the highest resolution available for raw files) were remarkably clean. The graph below shows the results of our Imatest tests on JPEG and RAF.RAW files.


      Lateral chromatic aberration was consistently negligible and we found no evidence of coloured fringing in test shots, even in areas silhouetted against a bright sky. In the graph below showing the results of our Imatest tests, the red line marks the border between ‘negligible’ and ‘low’ CA.


      The lens was somewhat flare-prone and veiling flare was common if a bright light was just outside the frame. However, normal backlighting was handled quite well and resulted in some interesting shots. In-camera dynamic range adjustment helped to prevent excessive contrast.

      As with most digital cameras, the auto white balance setting failed to eliminate the warm cast of incandescent lighting but delivered close-to-natural colour rendition under fluorescent lights. Good correction was provided by the pre-sets and manual measurement delivered accurate colour rendition. Plenty of adjustments are provided for correcting colour balance as you shoot.

      Autofocusing was quite fast for a contrast-based system and accurate in most types of lighting, even after dark. It was slightly faster when the optical viewfinder was used and slightly slower when the camera was set to macro focus. The camera was also very quiet, making it an excellent choice for street photography. (The lens focal length is also ideal for this genre.)

      Flash exposures were well-balanced throughout the camera’s ISO range, right up to the ISO 12800 setting. The flash output appears to have been balanced for use as a fill-in and in our test shots it never resulted in shots that looked obviously flash-exposed.

      Video clips were pretty ordinary compared with still photos, largely as a result of the camera’s limitations. The lack of stabilisation tends to produce shaky footage unless the camera is tripod-mounted. Using the digital zoom degraded image quality. Autofocusing was also quite slow during panning shots.

      We found several instances of the rolling shutter during these pans. Soundtracks were reasonably clear but somewhat deficient in stereo ‘presence’.
      The review camera took roughly three seconds to power-up, which is slow for a modern camera. Shot-to-shot times averaged 1.8 seconds. It took two seconds on average to process each Large/Fine JPEG file, 3.2 seconds for each RAF.RAW file and 5.4 seconds for each RAW+JPEG pair.

      In the continuous shooting mode, the camera was able to record 10 Large/Fine JPEGs in just under three seconds. It took 10.1 seconds to process this burst. With RAF.RAW files and RAW+JPEG pairs, the buffer fills with eight shots. Capture rates were close to the three frames/second specified. It took 16.4 seconds to process a burst of eight RAF.RAW files and 24.3 seconds to process a burst of eight RAW+JPEG pairs.

      Buy this camera if:
      – You’re looking for a high-performance compact camera for street and landscape photography.
      – You require the ability to shoot and edit raw files.
      – You’d like a camera with a traditional user interface that includes an excellent viewfinder.
      – You could make use of the extended sensitivity range.
      – You don’t mind ‘zooming with your feet’ (i.e. moving towards or away from the subject).
      – Video isn’t a high priority.
      Don’t buy this camera if:
      – You’re a point-and-press photographer.
      – You require a zoom lens.
      – You want automated shooting modes (such as Scene pre-sets).
      – You want to record Full HD video clips.

      JPEG images


      Raw images converted with Fujifilm Raw File Converter EX powered by Silkypix 1/1.




      Auto white balance with incandescent lighting.


      Auto white balance with fluorescent lighting.


      ISO 100; 30-second exposure at f/2.


      ISO 800; 20-second exposure at f/5.6.


      ISO 6400; 8-second exposure at f/8.


      ISO 12800; 8-second exposure at f/11.


      Flash exposure; ISO 100; 1/30 second exposure at f/5.6.


      Flash exposure; ISO 800; 1/30 second exposure at f/5.6.


      Flash exposure; ISO 6400; 1/30 second exposure at f/5.6.


      Flash exposure; ISO 12800; 1/30 second exposure at f/5.6.


      The X100 used in Program AE mode for street photography: ISO 250, 1/90 second at f/2.


      ISO 250, 1/170 second at f/2.8.


      Close-up; aperture-priority AE, ISO 200, 1/320 second at f/2.8.


      Close-up; ISO 200, 1/200 second at f/11.


      Bokeh at f/2; ISO 200, 1/600 second at f/2.


      Skin tones; ISO 640, 1/17 second at f/4.


      ISO 200, 1/210 second at f/8.


      Crop from 100% enlargement of the above image showing negligible coloured fringing.


      Veiling flare; ISO 200, 1/500 second at f/8.


      Strong backlighting with 400% dynamic range adjustment; ISO 100, 1/60 second at f/11.


      ISO 100, 1/90 second at f/11.


      ISO 200, 1/280 second at f/11.


      ISO 200, 1/140 second at f/11.


      ISO 200, 1/180 second at f/5.6.


      ISO 400, 1/3 second at f/4.


      ISO 6400, 1/50 second at f/4.


      ISO 12800, 1/90 second at f/4.


      Horizontal panorama, 180 degrees; ISO 200, 1/200 second at f/11.


      Vertical panorama, 180 degrees; ISO 200, 1/140 second at f/11.


      Still frame from video clip at normal focal length;


      Still frame from video clip shot with digital zoom;




      Image sensor: 23.6 x 15.8 mm CMOS sensor with primary colour filter and 12.3 megapixel effective resolution
      A/D processing: 12-bit
      Lens: Fujinon 23mm f/2 lens (35mm in 35mm format)
      Image formats: Stills -RAF.RAW, JPEG (Exif 2.3), RAW+JPEG; Movies – MOV (H.264) with stereo audio
      Image Sizes: Stills – 3:2 aspect: 4288 x 2848, 3072 x 2048, 2178 x 1448; 16:9 aspect: 4288 x 2416, 3072 x 1728, 1920 x 1080; Motion panorama 180 degrees vertical 7680 x 2160, horizontal 7680 x 1440; 120 degrees vertical 5120 x 2160, horizontal 5120 x 1440; Movies: 1280 x 720 at 24 fps
      Image Stabilisation: No
      Shutter speed range: 30 seconds to 1/4000 second plus Bulb (max. 60 minutes) and Time
      Exposure Compensation: +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV increments
      Exposure bracketing: 3 continuous exposures in 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV steps
      Self-timer: 2 or 10 seconds delay
      Focus system: TTL contrast-detection with 49-point sensor matrix (25 points with OVF) with area and multi modes; AF-assist lamp; minimum focus 10 cm (macro mode)
      Focus modes: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus with distance indicator
      Exposure metering: 256-zone TTL with multi, average and spot modes
      Shooting modes: Program AE, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
      Picture Style/Control settings: Film Simulation modes (Provia / Standard, Velvia / Vivid, Astia / Soft for colour; yellow, red and green filters for monochrome)
      Colour space options: sRGB, Adobe RGB
      Other functions: Select custom setting, Motion panorama, Auto red-eye removal, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Focus check, Electronic level, One-touch RAW
      ISO range: Auto, ISO 200 – 6400 (extendable to ISO 100 or 12800)
      White balance: Auto, Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Colour temperature selection
      Flash: Built-in Auto flash, range 50 cm to 9 m; Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro modes (red-eye reduction/removal available; hot-shoe for accessory flash
      Flash exposure adjustment: +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV increments
      Sequence shooting: 5 fps/3 fps selectable for up to 10 Large/Fine JPEGs, 8 RAF.RAW or RAW+JPEG frames
      Storage Media: Approx. 20MB internal memory plus single slot that accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC cards
      Viewfinder: Hybrid Reverse Galilean viewfinder with electronic bright frame display and 90% FOV coverage and 0.47-in., approx.1,440,000-dot colour LCD viewfinder with 100% FOV coverage; approx. 15mm eyepoint, eye-start sensor; dioptre adjustment -2 to +1 dpt
      LCD monitor: 2.8-inch TFT colour LCD monitor with approx. 460,000 dots, 100% coverage
      Playback functions: RAW conversion, Image rotate, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favourites tagging
      Interface terminals: USO 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI (Type C Mini)
      Power supply: NP-95 rechargeable lithium-ion battery; CIPA rated for approx. 300 shots/charge
      Dimensions (wxhxd): Approx. 126.5 x 74.4 x 53.9 mm
      Weight: Approx. 405 grams (without battery, memory card or accessories); 445 grams with battery and card






      Digital cameras, lenses and accessories with 100% genuine Australian manufacturer’s warranties.
      Ph: (02) 9029 2219

      Camera House



      Ph: 133 686
      The largest speciality photographic retail chain in Australia.

      Camera Pro


      CameraPro Pty Ltd
      Suite 607, 180 Queen St, Brisbane 4000
      Tel: 07 3333 2900
      Australian owned and run company based in Brisbane.




      Retailer of digital camera equipment and more.
      Secure online shopping and delivery across Australia.
      Ph: 1300 727 056


      Ph: 1800 155 067




      Comprehensive range of digital cameras and accessories online (www.camera-warehouse.com.au) and an online print service (www.royalexpress.com.au).

      Digital Camera Warehouse


      174 Canterbury Road 367 High Street
      Canterbury Northcote
      NSW 2193 VIC 3070
      Ph: 1300 365 220

      Electronics Warehouse


      1300 801 885
      Australian retailer of Vapex rechargeable batteries offering factory direct prices and fast, free shipping Australia wide.



      Photographic Equipment & Supplies – Retail & Repairs. Click here for list of stores.

      Ted’s Cameras




      1800 186 895
      Big range of cameras and photographic products with stores in most states and online.




      RRP: $1299

      Rating (out of 10):

      • Build: 9.0
      • Ease of use: 8.5
      • Autofocusing: 8.5
      • Image quality: JPEG 9.0; Raw 9.0
      • OVERALL: 8.8