Zofia’s Fuji x100 Review

Who says you need the biggest, most expensive, sexiest equipment out there? I do, most of the time. But I recently purchased a Fuji x-100 after hearing amazing things about how fun this point and shoot can be, and I was more than impressed. This little guy with its fixed 23mm (135 equivalent: 35mm) lens, retro look, RAW shooting mode, 12.3 megapixels, a range of F2 – F16, an extended output sensitivity equivalent of ISO 100 to 12800, shutter speed ranging from 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. with a bulb max of 60 minutes, a hot shoe – really I can go on and on about the impressive specs.

The macro feature is fabulous, especially at F2 or at arms length. The camera is so quiet, all you need to do is cover the back and you’re able to shoot very unobtrusively for street photography. I think the files capture so much detail, as can be seen in the sunset photographs. At 6400 (as in the fire pit image), it’s beautiful and it focuses without much effort in low light. Though it does have focusing issues in general, which is my one and only complaint, but you can manually focus in a pinch.

At about $1200, this camera isn’t something I’m going to simply throw into my purse – I’ll take care of it. I think it makes a fantastic alternative to a DSLR for everyday photography.

~ Zofia

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