About Fuji X100
Fujifilm, founded in Japan in 1934, is a leading manufacturer of cameras and camera accessories, and a household name across the globe.
Launched in early 2011, the Fujifilm Finepix X100 is the first in the Fujifilm X-Series of digital camera. Based on the classic design of the Leica X1 digital camera with an old film camera style body, the X100 is a sleek mix of design and functionality that proved a bold start to the X-Series.
Equipped with a 23mm fixed lens (instead of the typical digital zoom lens favoured by many consumer cameras) and an f/2 aperture, the camera is technically suited to a number of situations, from inside shooting to out on the go. The design blend of new and old is continued with the hybrid optical-electric viewfinder, giving the user information about the shot before they take it.
A number of accessories are sold alongside the camera, from cases to straps, and different lens caps and fittings. For those concerned with style, a number of high-end accessories have been created for the device as well. Customers are advised to make sure that either the deal includes, or they purchase separately, a battery and memory card (Either SD, SDHC or SDXC) as the camera will not function without both of these.
The camera is very lightweight, weighing 445g with the memory card and battery included. The model was reconfigured in the Finepix X100S, which has the same body, and fail-safes installed to prevent errors that occurred on the previous model.