I just got my hands on the Fuji X100, and after reading all the praises this APS-C format camera has received for its image quality, I wanted to take a closer look.
Below you will find a chart that covers the sensitivity range of the Fuji X100 for both RAW images exported via Lightroom 3 and in-camera JPEG images. Below the chart, you’ll see links for the full resolution images if you want to download them for your own personal inspection (not for republication).
First, here’s a look at the whole scene so you can get a flavor of what we’re looking at in the chart below.
The 100% crops are taken from the top-left corner of the color chart and include a portion of the wind muff on the Zoom H1. Note that the ISO 100 and ISO 12800 settings are “expanded” sensitivity settings for which the Fuji X100 does not offer a RAW format capture.
Here are the links to the original files if you want a closer look. To save a file, right-click the link and choose “Save link as…”
- ISO 100: RAW (N/A) – JPEG
- ISO 200: RAW – JPEG
- ISO 400: RAW – JPEG
- ISO 800: RAW – JPEG
- ISO 1600: RAW – JPEG
- ISO 3200: RAW – JPEG
- ISO 6400: RAW – JPEG
- ISO 12800: RAW (N/A) – JPEG
I was blown away at the noise handling throughout the ISO range. Even when noise starts to creep in, it’s not too ugly. A little grain is ok now and then and I feel like I could probably work around the noise at any setting with the X100.
I’ll have the full review up soon for an overall evaluation of the X100 . In the mean time, the Fuji X100 is available from Photography Bay’s trusted retail partner, B&H Photo, at the following link:
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