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- Fujifilm FinePix X100
- The Fujifilm Finepix X100 made a huge spash when it was announced nearly a year ago at Photokina.
Fujifilm X100 Digital Camera Review$1,199.95
The Fuji X100 cannot record Full HD video and it only makes use of one frame rate: 720/24p. Luckily, this single record mode produced fairly good results in our motion tests. Moving images looked smooth, although there was some blur and trailing, and the 24p frame rate produced a decent film-like aesthetic. We noticed some fuzzy pixelation around the edges of certain subjects in our motion test, though, and the camera did suffer from a rolling shutter effect (wobble) when we panned back and forth rapidly. More on how CamcorderInfo tests motion.
Being a camera that only records 720p HD video, the X100's so-so results in our video sharpness test shouldn't be all that surprising. The camera managed a horizontal sharpness of 650 lw/ph and a vertical sharpness of 550 lw/ph. While these numbers are definitely lower than the elite class of consumer HD camcorders, the X100 was able to hold its own against most of the video-capable DSLRs we compared it to. It managed a much higher sharpness score than the Panasonic GF2, nearly the same as the Olympus E-P3 (which records Full HD), and a bit lower score than the Sony NEX-5 (also records Full HD). More on how CamcorderInfo tests video sharpness.
Low Light Sensitivity
With its fast f/2 lens, the Fuji X100 was able to churn out quality videos in our low light testing. The camera required just 8 lux of light to record an image that could pass the minimum illumination standards of broadcast television (50 IRE). This is a much better result than what the Olympus E-P3 showed us recently, although the Panasonic GF2 and Sony NEX-5 also did well in this test.