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Fujifilm X100F breathes some fresh air into a veteran design

While it's essentially the same design as the first model from six years ago, the incremental updates culminating in the X100F have made a big difference.

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Top dials

Fujifilm embedded the ISO sensitivity dial inside the shutter-speed dial; to change ISO, you lift and turn. 

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Lens

The X100F has the same lens the first X100 had many years ago. It's a 23mm f2; with the X100F's APS-C sensor, it has the equivalent angle of view to a 35mm on a full-frame.

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Exposure compensation

There's now a "C" mode on the exposure compensation dial that allows you to access a broader range of adjustments -- up to +/-5 EV -- via one of the jog dials.

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Leverage

The lever switches the viewfinder between an EVF and an OVF with an electronic overlay.

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Aperture ring

The X100 series has long had a manual aperture ring; now it supports 1/3 stop settings. While they're not labeled, they click in as you rotate.

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Fn button

Since Fujifilm did away with the buttons down the left side of the camera back, now you access metering -- which the company refers to as "photometry" -- via the reprogrammable Fn button.

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Could use a little more grip

While you can hold it and shoot single-handed, it's not as comfortable as I'd like.

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Back

The back is much more streamlined than the previous model, with fewer buttons.

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LCD

It's a little bigger and higher-resolution.

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Because it looks good on purple

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