06 Apr 12 reasons the Fujifilm X100F is the perfect street photography camera

Source: Fujifilm Insider

Fujifilm’s excellent premium compact camera series is now in its fourth generation. The latest model, the X100F, brings a host of improvements and upgrades while retaining the best features which of the previous iterations. In this piece, we look at why the X100F is the ideal camera for street photography – hopefully inspiring you to get out there and capture the world.

1. Size: The X100F is small, portable and discreet. It doesn’t make you stand out for all the wrong reasons like a DSLR, making it ideal for taking pictures without it being obvious what you’re doing. This is a camera you can blend into the background with, watching street scenes unfold in front of you – go for the all black version if you want to be particularly unobtrusive.

2. Looks great: As with many Fujifilm cameras, the X100F looks like an old-style film camera. In many respects, it also works like one. As well as feeling like a street photographer from years gone by, many people may assume you’re an art photographer using an analogue camera and not pay you all too much attention. Underneath the bonnet of this retro housing though is some serious technology at work.

3. Large sensor: Despite the X100F’s small size, it houses a large APS-C sized CMOS sensor. Not only that, but it’s an X-Trans sensor, seen in the X-Pro2 and the X-T2, which has been known to outperform some full-frame sensors thanks to its unique design and lack of an anti-aliasing filter. What that means is that your images will be filled with lots of lovely detail and depth – just what you need for a busy street scene. Also, the resolution has been increased from 16 to 24 megapixels….

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