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Perfected fusion of Optical and Electronic Viewfinder

The new Hybrid Viewfinder offers expanded freedom in the composition and enjoyment of photography enabling you to shoot in a wide range of challenging shooting conditions

Hybrid Viewfinder

There's an indescribable pleasure that peering through a viewfinder provides. Now Fujifilm have taken this further with the launch of the newly developed Hybrid Viewfinder. Whether you're framing your shot through the Optical Viewfinder (OVF), or Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), your eye will not only see the subject and scene, but also a range of shooting data projected by an integrated high-definition LCD panel. It's the perfect marriage of intuitive analogue operation and state-of-the-art digital functionality to deliver the ultimate picture taking experience.

Instantly switch between OVF and EVF - FUJIFILM X100S

(Left) Optical Viewfinder (OVF) (Center) Viewfinder Switch Lever (Right) Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
  • Optical Viewfinder (OVF)
  • Viewfinder switch lever
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)

The FinePix X100S empowers you with the capability to switch between two viewfinders. When you want to view the subject with maximum clarity or keep shutter time lag to a minimum, the Optical Viewfinder (OVF) impresses with stunning optical quality. For confirmation of focus, exposure, white balance and depth of field while shooting the scene, just move the lever to Electronic Viewfinder (EVF).

Vivid frame and text data display projected from the built-in LCD

Using a conventional "bright frame" optical viewfinder configuration as a base, the FUJIFILM X100S has an integrated 2,360K-dot LCD panel to display shooting information. Compared with a conventional display that uses an illuminating window to bring in external light, this hybrid approach produces a crisply defined bright frame and sharp easy-to-read text information.

(Left) Conventional Bright Frame Viewfinder (Right) Newly Developed Hybrid Viewfinder
  • Conventional bright frame viewfinder
  • FUJIFILM X100S' hybrid viewfinder
  1. 1. Bright frame
  2. 2. Illuminating window
  3. 3. Prism
  4. 4. Viewfinder window with a fingerprint / grime-resistant coating
  5. 5. Display information
  6. 6. LCD panel
  7. 7. Optical image

Reverse galilean optical clarity

Offering a comfortable horizontal apparent field of view (approx. 26°), the viewfinder's 0.5x magnification is ideal for a lens with a 35mm focal length (35mm format equivalent). Adoption of a high-precision prism, high-refractive glass and Super EBC coating, enhance enjoyment of a bright, clear optical image with minimal aberrations.

Amazing clarity in both OVF and EVF

The unique viewfinder shutter controls the entry of light from the optical viewfinder. When it is open, your eye sees the precise clarity of an optical image. When it is closed, the sharp definition of the Live View projected from the LCD panel is displayed.

(Left) OVF Configuration (Viewfinder Shutter is Open) (Right) EVF Configuration (Viewfinder Shutter is Closed)
  • OVF Configuration (Viewfinder shutter is open)
  • EVF Configuration (Viewfinder shutter is closed)
  1. 1. Viewfinder shutter [open]
  2. 2. Half mirror
  3. 3. Eye
  4. 4. LCD panel (information display)
  5. 5. Viewfinder shutter [closed]
  6. 6. LCD panel (live view/playback)

Eye sensor

Raise the camera to your eye and the viewfinder will switch on automatically. Lower the camera back down and the display switches to the rear LCD. Alternatively you can select to always display images on the LCD or always use the viewfinder depending on your preferences.

Built-in diopter adjustment

You can easily change viewfinder focus setting from -2 to +1m-1 (dpt) via the dial located next to the viewfinder.

Comfortable viewing for spectacle wearers

By setting a relatively high eye point (distance between the eyepiece and the naked eye) of about 15mm, the design facilitates natural and comfortable viewing, even for glasses wearers.

Optical Viewfinder (OVF)

Optical image clarity & rich information display

Framing shots with the sharply defined bright frame projected by the LCD panel is a real pleasure. In addition, the freedom to customise the information displayed in the viewfinder lets you confirm key settings while you enjoy framing your shots.

  1. 1. Exposure Compensation
  2. 2. Depth of Field (DOF) Display
  3. 3. Exposure Mode
  4. 4. Shutter Speed
  5. 5. Image Size / Image Quality Mode
  6. 6. Shots Remaining
  1. 7. AF Target Mark
  2. 8. Shooting Range Frame (field of vision frame)
  3. 9. Distance Index
  4. 10. ISO Display
  5. 11. Aperture


Electronic Level

Focus Distance Index

Framing Guide

Automatically adjust frame and information display brightness

Automatically adjusting multiple levels of display brightness according to ambient light conditions, the newly developed Hybrid Viewfinder delivers the crystal clarity of the optical image while optimising the brightness of frame and information display for comfortable framing of every shot.

(Left) Dark Scene (Right) Bright Scene
  • Dark Scene
  • Bright Scene

Power control system: OVF power save mode

Turn this mode on when using the optical viewfinder and the power saving system is activated, doubling the maximum number of images per full charge from 300* in normal operation. It is ideal for getting the most out of your battery capacity.

  • * Maximum shots from a fully charged NP-95 lithium battery pack, based on the CIPA test standard.

Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) - 100% coverage 2,360K-dot of high definition quality

Enjoy 100% coverage with the EVF delivered by a 0.48-inch high-definition LCD with a resolution of 2,360K-dots. From precision framing of macro shots with "Live View" to quick post-shot reviewing of your results, the EVF is ready with its vividly accurate display whenever you need it.

  1. 1. Exposure compensation
  2. 2. Depth of field (DOF) display
  3. 3. Exposure mode
  4. 4. Shutter speed
  5. 5. Shots remaining
  1. 6. Image size / image quality mode
  2. 7. AF target mark
  3. 8. Distance index
  4. 9. ISO display
  5. 10. Aperture

Check depth-of-field and focus

Check white balance

Macro photography

Check the Manual Focus with a magnified view (MF FOCUS CHECK function)


  • · Sample photos are simulated images.