Fujifilm X100F: a professional compact

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We have two mantras in Photographer’s Blog. One is that There is no perfect camera but the ideal camera for each person. The other is that The camera does not make the photographer. Starting from these two important premises, we must bear in mind that the tools with which one works are important. It is essential to find the ideal camera, that is, the one that meets your needs. Today I present the Fujifilm X100F, so you can discover if this is your ideal travel companion.

Because although having a Formula 1 does not make you Fernando Alonso, obviously he will not do the same race with a Fiat Tipo as with one of the Toyotas that he uses for his races. Just as he hasn’t used the same vehicle for the Dakar as for a Formula 1 race, has he? I think this makes sense of everything. Each camera has a target audience and each photographer has the ideal camera for their needs, which can range from taking photos of their family’s birthdays and outings, to making a living from their photos; passing of course through many other degrees of hobby.

Who is the Fujifilm X100F for?

That said, we already know that this camera has a target audience, one that will be able to make the most of it and that will see their needs met. And based on the fact that it costs a lot and that it is a compact one, it is already giving us clues that it is for a very specific audience.

The ideal user is someone who is looking for a compact camera but who has a very high level of quality demand. Someone who can pay for it, of course, but who knows how to take advantage of all its benefits. To be a compact, its price is quite high, but its performance justifies it.

It is perfect for lovers of the classic or vintage for its aesthetics. Ideal for social, travel, street or documentary photography, because of how light it is and how comfortable it is to transport, in addition to the fact that its lens, despite being fixed, is very versatile and suitable for the type of photography in these disciplines.

It is also perfect for the professional photographer who needs a second camera, good as a support for your SLR; or as a camera for more personal use, so as not to have to carry heavy equipment, but without losing performance or quality.

Not an ideal camera for those who prioritize video over photos, or navigate between these two waters, in this case, although it performs well enough, videographers are not its ideal audience. For its price, it is also not suitable for those who are starting out, or who only shoot in automatic, because they will not take advantage of all its functions and it is a waste of money.

Let’s break down its features to see if it’s what you’re looking for.


It is a compact one, so it has a fixed lens, but with all the manual control options that a SLR camera can offer. It has an APS-C sensor and is a very snappy camera compared to its predecessors.

The ignition is much faster than that of its predecessors and although it does not have a touch screen, it has a joystick with which you can control the focus point. It offers great ergonomics with the changes incorporated compared to its predecessors, you can handle it with one hand without any problem.

  • Hybrid viewfinder: It has a normal optical viewfinder, but with the lever on the front you can turn it into a digital viewfinder
  • Sensor: 24MP APS-C
  • Objective: FUJINON 23mm (35mm equivalent). Opening f/2-f/16. 9 Diaphragm Blades Focus Distance: Approx. 10cm – Infinity
  • ISO: 100-12800 (Expanded to 51200)
  • Shutter speed: 30s to 1/4000s (mechanical shutter) / 30s. at 1/32000s (electronic shutter)
  • Exposure compensation: -5.0EV – +5.0EV in 1/3EV increments
  • File format: JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG. In MPEG-4 AVC video
  • flash shoe
  • Screen: 3.0 inches, aspect ratio 3:2 approx.
  • Battery duration: 300 shots approx
  • Dimensions: 126.5 x 74.8 x 52.4mm
  • Weight: Approx. 469g (battery and card included)
  • Colors: Black and silver
  • Here to view full specs
  • Price: €1,200 approx

Other features

In addition to all of the above and the more specific specifications, it has some quite interesting functions, for example:

  • Film Simulation: 15 film simulation options including PROVIA/STANDARD Velvia/VIVID and ASTIA/SOFT, named after the famous photographic film.
  • Filters: It has eight artistic filters.
  • Integrated ND Filter: to control the entry of light.


In addition to its price, which not everyone can afford, it has few drawbacks. Perhaps one of its weakest points is the ISO control, which is not the most comfortable or practical.

Another weakness is battery life, although this is easily fixed with a spare battery.

Photo gallery

These images are taken with a Fujifilm X100F to give you an idea of ​​what it can do.


This is the presentation video of the brand:


There is no other compact that overshadows it. Its price is high, yes, but well justified, because if this focal length is enough for you, you don’t need anything else, you have all the features in a compact, lighter body and without having to change lenses.

With great image quality, stunning bokeh, amazing colors, good dynamic range, good control of noise and chromatic aberrations, the Fujifilm X100F does not disappoint anyone. She is beautiful outside and inside.

If you know someone who could use this camera like a glove, do not hesitate to recommend it. And if you have already tried it, tell us in the comments what your opinion is or if you want to add something, all information is welcome and appreciated. Thank you and see you soon!