Fujifilm X100V Film Simulation Recipe: Fujicolor Superia 1600


Red Rose – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Fujicolor Superia 1600”

For some of you, this new Fujicolor Superia 1600 film simulation recipe will be your favorite! It is so good! It’s very analog-esque, and does a great job of mimicking the film in a number of circumstances. If you love my Fujicolor Superia 100 and my Fujicolor Reala 100 recipes, you’re bound to love this one, too!

For high-ISO color photography, Superia 1600 film was your best bet if you needed to go faster than ISO 800. It has higher contrast and lower saturation than other Superia films, and is also more grainy, but with a very nice look. There are people who use Superia 1600 just for its aesthetic. Fujifilm discontinued Superia 1600 in 2016, but supposedly Fujicolor Natura 1600 and Press 1600 are the same film, just sold to different markets.


Sephora – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Fujicolor Superia 1600”

I didn’t include a “typical” exposure compensation with this recipe because you can get some very interesting looks by underexposing and (especially) overexposing—don’t be afraid to try -1 all the way to +2! This recipe is only compatible with the Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4 (hopefully someday the X-T3 and X-T30, too—Fujifilm, please!).

Classic Negative
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: 0
Shadow: +2
Color: -3
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -1
Clarity: -4
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: Daylight, +3 Red & +1 Blue
ISO: 1600 to 6400

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Fujicolor Superia 1600 film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:


Electric Sunset – Kaysville, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Evening Overlook – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Sunlight Tree – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Country Fence – Kaysville, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Rose Bush Shadow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Red Rose Bush – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Yellow Flower – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Not Yet Blackberries – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Backyard Girl – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Evening Light Tunnel – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Building in Evening Light – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Head On Illusion – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Walking Reflection – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Indoor/Outdoor Restaurant – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Carbonaro – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Vegetables – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Dessert – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Willards – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Thank You For You Patronage – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Wall Pipes – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Closed Gas Station Store – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Abandoned Drive Thru Window – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Abandoned Gas Station Overhang – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Light at the Top – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Blue in the Middle – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Moon Above – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Suburban Sunstar – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Bike 48 – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Sunstar in the City – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Strength and Endurance – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

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  1. Dee · June 29, 2020

    Wow Ritchie! Literally this morning I posted in a local Fuji X group asking about a Superia/Natura 1600 recipe, only to be disappointed by google to discover that people have been looking since 2018. And then like like magic you arrive! This will scratch an itch many of us have had for a long time. You made my day so making a donation to the blog is the least I can do. Keep up the great work!

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 29, 2020

      I’m glad that the timing was good. You’ll have to report back what you think of it once you have a chance to use it. Thank you for the feedback and donation!

  2. Thomas Schwab · June 29, 2020

    Dear Ritchie, … awesome, ultimate recipe! I love it. Get the place in to the Q-menu.
    Thank you so much for sharimg.
    LG Thomas

  3. Thomas Schwab · June 29, 2020

    P.S. Over exposure (+1 1/3 to +2 EV) needs set the Highlights to -1. To me 😉

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 29, 2020

      Yes, especially if there are brighter highlights in the scene. Thank you for the suggestion!

  4. Luís Costa · June 29, 2020

    Wow, this looks gorgeous, can’t wait to try it out!

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 29, 2020

      You’ll have to report back what you think once you have a chance to use it. I look forward to seeing the pictures on your website!

  5. Jimmy · June 29, 2020

    This looks absolutely beautiful, now I have to decide which custom setting to delete for this.

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 29, 2020

      Thank you! You’ll have to let me know what you think.

  6. Vladimir · June 29, 2020

    Ritchie, hello.
    You once wrote your understanding of the essence of the Color Chrome Effect, could you please describe the Color Chrome Effect Blue.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 29, 2020

      Yes, I hope to do this very soon. Thank you for the reminder!

  7. Yohannes · June 29, 2020

    Wow, loving this recipe!

  8. Scott · June 29, 2020

    Great film simulation. Do you have any videos posted on the process of how you dial in the custom settings for someone not as familiar with adding film simulations in the camera?

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 29, 2020

      I’ve been wanting to create such a video, but I haven’t done so yet. Thank you for the suggestion!

  9. Mathieu Kirouac · June 30, 2020

    Thank you so much for this receipe, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for 🙂
    You are a genius!

  10. matthewzmd · June 30, 2020

    This looks gorgeous!
    You’ve created so many classic negative recipes, and they all look kinda similar. Is it possible for you to create a post comparing the results of these recipes side by side?

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 2, 2020

      That could be a fun experiment! I’ll give that a try sometime soon. Thanks for the suggestion!

  11. matthewzmd · June 30, 2020

    Ritchie this is gorgeous! You’ve created so many Classic Negative based recipes, ans they all look kinda similar, is it possible to create a post comparing results of these recipes side by side?

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  14. Melvin Brinson · August 4, 2020

    This recipe is STUNNING. The real magic (as you mentioned) is playing with the exposure dial. What a difference that makes. Thank you, Ritchie. This recipe is my current #1.

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  17. NicolasPetton · August 25, 2020

    Hi Ritchie!

    I’ve tweaked this recipe to my liking, I’ve explained the changes and the reasons behind them here: https://nicolas.petton.fr/blog/superia-like-recipe.html

    Thanks again for your great work on film recipes!

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  19. A · November 20, 2020

    I absolutely love this simulation but I own the X100F. Is there any recipe similar to this for my camera? Cheers!

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 21, 2020

      There really isn’t, I’m afraid. The closest thing might be my Fujicolor Industrial recipe, just change Grain to Strong and disregard Color Chrome Effect. It’s not going to be particularly close to this, but probably the closest.

  20. kingsamweb · November 29, 2020

    Too bad this isnt available on xt3. Its sooo good.

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  26. Esteban Tedesco · December 27, 2021

    LOVED this recipe, but noticed that when having at least 1600 iso and grain in Strong/Large, its way too much noise. Could I just leave the iso on 1600 and use the grain on Weak/Small?

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 27, 2021

      That’s a great question. In the past I have suggested adjusting the Grain when the ISO increases. You could go with Weak Large at ISO 1600, and as the ISO increases, maybe at ISO 3200 or 6400, go with Weak Small.

  27. Alvaro · May 20, 2022

    How can I get this to work on an x trans iii sensor !? I have it on my xt4 and love it

    Any tip are appreciated

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