Features & Controls
By Josh Fate
- Normal - Approx. 80cm / 2.6ft. to infinity
- Macro - Approx.10cm - 2.0m / 3.9in. - 6.6ft.
Here we have the camera's built-in flash and viewfinder selector. With Fuji's Super Intelligent TTL Flash, the camera automatically adjusts for any sized object and any low-light situation for the best image possible. The camera will also accept an external TTL flash when more power is needed. The built-in flash has a range of up to approx. 30ft. at ISO 1600.
The viewfinder selector on the left allows you to quickly switch between the optical and electronic viewfinders in the eye piece.
Here is the optical/electronic hybrid viewfinder. With the selector above, you can switch between the two modes. The sensor on the right works to turn on the viewfinder and turns the LCD off when the camera is put up to your face.
Viewing or framing your images can also be done on the camera's 2.8-inch, 460,000 dot LCD screen. With the hybrid o/evf, you will never have a problem seeing your images in any lighting conditions, although the LCD will work in most of them.
On top of the camera you will find the on/off switch and shutter release, Fn button which is programmable for a number of functions, shutter speed and exposure compensation dials. Combining the shutter speed dial with the aperture ring around the lens, the camera can be put into "P"rogram, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual.
Controls Left: From top to bottom you have the Playback button, Auto Exposure and Auto Focus buttons, which double as the zoom controls in playback mode and the view mode. The view button switches the camera from LCD to viewfinder mode.
Controls Right: On top is the command dial, followed by the Focus and Exposure lock button. In the middle is the 4-way controller, providing shortcuts for the drive mode, flash, WB and Macro shooting. There is also a dial around the controller for faster and easier menu navigation. In the center is the Menu/OK button which accesses the menus and makes your selections. On the bottom is the DISP/Back button which changes the info shown on the LCD screen or backs you out of the menu screens. Finally at the bottom right is a button that turns RAW shooting on and off.
Hidden under a door on the right side of the camera are the IO ports. On top is a USB 2.0 port that allows you to quickly transfer images to your computer. On the bottom is a HDMI output to send high definition images and movies to any HDTV directly from the camera.
With an incredibly small internal memory, your images will all be stored on a SD card of some type. The X100 accepts all SD/SDHC/SDXC cards and requires at least a class 4 card to record HD videos.
Powering the X100 is a 3.6V, 1800mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Providing up to 300 frames on a single charge, this lasts approx. as long as a standard digicam battery, so you will want to have a spare; especially if you are traveling or go on long shooting trips. Also included with the X100 is a portable quick charger to keep your batteries charged anywhere.
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