Fuji X100S, a retro cameras with exciting and sophisticated features
|New Fujifilm X100S. Image: pricearea.com|
If you are fond of retro camera, then you need to see a Japanese camera, made by Fujifilm, namely Fuji X100S. This camera does seem old-fashioned, but in this camera you will get advanced technology from Fujifilm.
The design of the Fuji X100S is barely different from its predecessor, the Fuji X100. At this new camera you do not find shooting mode regulator at the top like a DSLR camera in general. Instead there is a shutter speed setting knob (shutter speed) and exposure compensation. Fuji seemed to signal that X100S is not designed for photographers who rely on automatic shooting modes. You do not need to worry because you will be familiar with this design.
The camera body is very strong because it is made with the magnesium material on the top and polyurethane on the bottom. When holding this camera, Fuji X100S really feels luxurious and expensive, which is comparable to the price premium. Besides luxury, the ergonomic factor of this camera is quite well with a fairly comfortable grip. The placement of the keys is quite fitting and easy to reach, even when peering through the viewfinder innovative. Fuji includes a button with label Q which can bring some basic functions of the camera can be set, such as ISO settings, white balance, timer, image resolution, and so on. So is no need to venture too deep into the layered menu.
|Fujifilm X100S. Image: kenrockwell.com|
Fujifilm X100S equipped with the APS-C X-Trans CMOS II 16 megapixels, lens 23mm f / 2 (same as X100) and EXR processor II is proven to produce very good photos, even a little nicer in the APS-C DSLR camera class beginner and intermediate. Exposure and accurate white balance in various lighting conditions, assisted with the film simulation option that determines the color eventually, guaranteed to make you be amazed to see the picture. This camera already proved very sharp lens at all aperture settings. Macro performance is also very good, as long as you use a smaller aperture of f/2.8 (f / 4 down). But the most amazing is the images in high ISO settings. I am confident enough to use an ISO setting of 3200 and 6400 were fairly clean. Even the results (JPEG format) are cleaner than middle-class DSLR cameras such as the famous Canon EOS 7D, and Nikon D7000.
There are some pretty useful shooting features, such as AE / ISO / Film Simulation / DR (Dynamic Range) bracketing, and Motion Panorama. With this feature, you can generate the desired photos directly on the camera. Motion Panorama feature is useful to create extra wide image automatically, by shifting the camera that will connect some photos. Its use is quite easy with the good results, except in the room and dim light conditions. This Feature is suitable for making panoramic landscape photos. You can also use Fujifilm X100S to make video clips with the great results, but you need to practice using the video feature so that you are accustomed to, so you will smoothly when making movies.
Are you interested in this camera? Before you decide to buy Fujifilm X100S, perhaps you need to compare with retro cameras from other brands such as: Nikon COOLPIX A and Sigma DP3 Merrill. Do get confused, you'll know if you've been holding all these cameras with your own hands.