Fujifilm X100F Review

Does the X100F still have that magic X factor for traditional camera fans?

Fujifilm X100F review

Digital Camera World Verdict

The X100F is beautiful to use, although the too-easily-clicked rear control dial annoys. We’d hoped the 23mm f/2 lens would be a little crisper wide open and the autofocus could be a bit snappier. But the image quality generally is superb, the hybrid viewfinder is terrific and the shutter speed and aperture dials inspire you to engage more with these settings.


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    Traditional dials and controls

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    Excellent X-Trans sensor

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    Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder


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    Autofocus feels a tad tardy

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    Lens somewhat soft at f/2

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    Premium price

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The Fujifilm X100F is the most recent model in  X100 premium fixed-lens camera line. Its selling points are its traditional exposure controls, including a lens aperture ring with f-stop settings and a shutter speed dial on the top of the camera. In true retro 35mm film camera style, you lift and turn this dial to change the ISO setting.

Update: The X100F is now almost two years old, and it’s not just the competition that’s moved on but Fujifilm’s own sensor technology too, so we’ve updated our review to reflect the latest changes. There are rumors of an updated version with Fujifilm 26.1MP X-Trans sensor coming soon

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com