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Refined functions let you endeavor distinctive photo expressions. For both professional and creative needs, the FinePix X100 functions will fire your passion for photography.
Just like choosing the ideal film for your creative direction, this easy-to-use mode lets you simulate the color and tonal qualities of color reversal film types loved by professional photographers: the true-to-scene natural look of PROVIA, the vibrant tonality and saturated colors of Velvia, and the silky soft look and beautiful skin tones of ASTIA. The FinePix X100 makes it simple to take photographs with distinctive Fujichrome color ? a quality that only film could previously capture.
Replicating the effects of monochrome film photography, the FinePix X100 lets you use color filters to expand your photographic interpretation. Heighten contrast with the Y filter and R filter. Brighten greens and deepen reds with the G filter. Just as you once selected a filter and printing paper to complement your creative vision, the FinePix X100 empowers expression with a choice of an array of image quality enhancement functions.
Dynamic range can be expanded to prevent “blackout” or “washout” of the subject in high contrast lighting and bring out the detail in shadow and highlights. In addition to automatic optimization, the user can manually select 100%, 200% and 400% dynamic range. Capture natural gradations from the brightest to the darkest parts of the image just as the eye sees them.
The default format is JPEG, but if you want to take the next shot in RAW, with just a touch of the RAW Button, you can switch to JPEG+RAW and capture the next scene in both.
The FinePix X100's built-in RAW data converter lets you view your results when you're on the move without the need for your PC. In addition to the conversion of RAW data taking into account exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera image quality control settings, the user can also apply Film Simulation modes in the converter mode.
For the management, viewing and converting of RAW image data on your PC, you will find SILKYPIX® viewer and RAW conversion software included. The special FinePix X100 version of this software ensures versatility and ease of use, plus movie playback functionality.
When you hold the camera for a shot, your left hand naturally controls the Aperture Ring and your right comfortably finds the Shutter Speed Dial. Everything is ideally positioned so you can concentrate on composing your shot. You are in complete control with a choice of aperture priority AE, shutter speed priority AE, program AE and manual exposure control.
For photographers who always want access to detailed exposure control, the Exposure Compensation Dial is positioned in easy reach of your right thumb for smooth ±2EV adjustment in 1/3 EV steps without taking your eye from the viewfinder.
The FinePix X100 lets you easily set exposure in 1EV steps with the Aperture Ring and Shutter Dial, but for more detailed adjustment in 1/3 EV steps, you can use the Command Lever to fine tune the aperture setting and the Command Dial to adjust shutter speed.
Turn the shutter speed dial to “T”, set a time between 1/2 and 30 seconds (1/3 EV steps), and the countdown begins. In “B” mode, you can keep the shutter open for a maximum of 60 minutes.
Use the menu to select the Self Timer function. It is not only great for group photos, but also comes in handy in macro photography and low exposure shots when you want to avoid blur caused by manual shutter release.
With a touch of the special AE/AF Lock button, you can lock both exposure and focus for the subject. Using the setup menu, you can also set the button to lock only AE or AF.
From a choice of “MULTI METERING” for accurate response to a variety of lighting conditions, “SPOT” metering for precise reading of approximately 2% of viewfinder area in the center of the screen, and “AVERAGE METERING” for an average exposure setting for the entire scene, you can swiftly select the best metering for your shot.
The FinePix X100 incorporates an ND filter in the lens so you can take full advantage of the bright F2 optical excellence. Just turn it ON/OFF in the menu and you are ready for scenes where a slower shutter speed or a more open aperture is desirable.
Fine-tune image quality with “Color” for color saturation adjustment, “Highlight Tone” and “Shadow Tone” for tweaking contrast in highlights and shadows, and “Sharpness” to stress or soften image outlines. With this detailed image quality control, you can produce an image that precisely matches your creative objective.
Depending on how you intend to use the image, the FinePix X100 lets you choose output color space: sRGB for a standard range of color reproduction on general displays or the broader color rendition of Adobe RGB®.
Sensitivity versus noise reduction. Depending on your priority, the FinePix X100 lets you choose from 5 levels of noise reduction to adjust the textural quality when shooting high sensitivity scenes.
In addition to Auto White Balance, the FinePix X100 offers a choice of 9 white balance presets to compensate for the color of different light sources. Users can also set a Custom White Balance using a gray card or other surface, or select the optimum Kelvin value.
For precision correction of white balance or to explore the creative effects you can achieve from filters, the X100 lets you fine tune white balance by adjusting R (red) ⇔ Cy (cyan) and B (blue) ⇔ Ye (yellow) in ±9 steps.
The FinePix X100 lets you expand the normal sensitivity range of ISO200～6400 to ISO100～12800, and by assigning this setting to the Fn Button, extended sensitivity is available at a touch of a button.
ISO Auto automatically adjusts the ISO within a range of ISO200 to ISO3200 when it is not possible to get an appropriate exposure. With this control, you can freely set an ISO Auto sensitivity ceiling up to ISO3200 and a minimum shutter speed down to 1/4 sec., highly useful as a safeguard against unintentional high-sensitivity shots and blurring caused by camera shake.