In 2011, the Fujifilm X100 took the world by storm, offering the style of a Leica M but at a more affordable price. We test its successor, the X100S, with upgraded 16.3-million-pixel sensor. Read the Fujifilm X100S review..

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The Competition

When we tested the X100 in AP 23 April 2011, its only competitors were the Leica X1 and compact system cameras. Two years later there are a few more, such as the full-frame Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, APS-C-format Nikon Coolpix A and the Leica X2.

The sensors of the APS-C models contain around 16 million pixels, while the RX1 has 24 million. Of the APS-C cameras, the X100S has the fastest lens at f/2, compared to f/2.8 on the Coolpix A and X2. Equivalent focal lengths are 35mm, 28mm and 36mm respectively. Like the X100S, the RX1 uses a 35mm f/2 lens.

The Coolpix A is the smallest of the these cameras and lacks a viewfinder or accessory port. An OVF slots onto the hotshoe instead. The X2 has an accessory port for an OVF or EVF, while the X100S features Fuji’s built-in hybrid viewfinder. The X2 has neither video recording nor live view.

  1. 1. Fujifilm X100S review - at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Manual-focus assists
  4. 4. Build and handling
  5. 5. White balance and colour
  6. 6. Metering
  7. 7. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Autofocus
  9. 9. LCD, viewfinder and video
  10. 10. Dynamic range
  11. 11. The Competition
  12. 12. Our verdict
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