Fujifilm X100V Film Simulation Recipe: Fujicolor Superia 800


Flags of IKEA – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V – “Fujicolor Superia 800”

One of the earliest film simulation recipes I created that was intended to mimic a specific film was Fujicolor Superia 800, which I made on a Fujifilm X100F about two-and-a-half years ago. This is a recipe that I’ve used often; I especially like it on overcast days. When I published the Superia 800 recipe, I stated, “It’s not a 100% match [to the film], but I feel like it’s convincing enough….” I think that’s a true statement, but with the new tools available on the X100V, could I create a closer match, one that might be even more convincing?

Classic Negative needed to be the starting point for a new Fujicolor Superia 800 recipe since this new film simulation is “modeled after” Fujicolor Superia with “Superia-like” colors. I incorporated the new Clarity and Color Chrome Effect Blue features into this recipe. Unfortunately, Clarity slows down the camera considerably, so you’ll either have to accept the slow speed (which is what I do) or add Clarity later by reprocessing the RAW file. I think this new recipe is indeed a closer match to actual Superia 800—in fact, you could likely convince people that you shot film!


Horse Boarding – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X100V

I think this recipe might be my favorite of the Superia recipes that I’ve created thus far. If you like my Superia 100, Reala 100, and Superia 1600 recipes, you’ll certainly like this one, too! It has a great analog aesthetic. It’s pretty amazing that you can get this look straight out of camera. This Fujicolor Superia 800 recipe is (as of this writing) only compatible with the Fujifilm X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4.

Classic Negative
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: -1
Shadow: +1
Color: -1
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpening: -1
Clarity: -4
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Weak
White Balance: Daylight, -1 Red & -3 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: +1/3 to +2/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Fujicolor Superia 800 film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:


Line Begins Here – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Fire Suppression – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Trash – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Family Friendly Parking – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Waiting for Hope? – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Waiting to Enter – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Waiting Reflection – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Keeper of the Door – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Entrance – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Cloud Above Yellow Wall – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Two Flag Poles – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Home Furnishings – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Upplaga – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Track Closed – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Artificial – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Hanging Patio Lights – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Two Step – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Red Light – Draper, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Rainbow Spirit – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Chair Back – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Joshua Eating – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Brother & Sister on the Couch – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Balcony Railing – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Umbrella Unopened – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Sunlight Sky & Green Leaves – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Ripening Soon – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100V


Fallen Log in the Forest – Monte Cristo, UT – Fujifilm X100V

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

This post contains affiliate links, and if you make a purchase using my links I’ll be compensated a small amount for it.

Fujifilm X100V Black    Amazon   B&H
Fujifilm X100V Silver   Amazon   B&H

Help Fuji X Weekly

Nobody pays me to write the content found on fujixweekly.com. There's a real cost to operating and maintaining this site, not to mention all the time that I pour into it. If you appreciated this article, please consider making a one-time gift contribution. Thank you!



  1. Luís Costa · July 27, 2020

    Man, I need more slots just for all your Superia recipes! 😀

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 27, 2020

      Sometimes I wish that you could have more slots, as seven doesn’t seem like nearly enough. Other times I think I only really need four or five. Still, other times I think I should just get a bunch of cameras, and have different presets set up on each (only kidding on this last point, sort of…).

    • Khürt Williams · July 28, 2020

      Hi Luis, between you and Ritchie, all my slots are filled. But I’m doing some tests and hopefully soon, I can pare it down to just four – two B&w and two colours.

      • Luís Costa · July 28, 2020

        ahahah I can definitely relate! 😀 But even though I have all the film simulation slots filled, 95% of the time I use the same color one when shooting, and then I’ll try different ones at home with Raw Studio.

  2. Marian · July 27, 2020

    This recipe looks stunning. If only the xt2 had all these additional options for custom film sims. Thank you for sharing your passion with us!


    • Ritchie Roesch · July 27, 2020

      I appreciate it! Someday it’ll be time to upgrade, and then you’ll be able to use this recipe on your new camera.

  3. Mathieu Kirouac · July 27, 2020

    Amazing, thank you so much for this!

  4. Jimmy · July 27, 2020

    I like the photo “Hanging Patio Lights”, although the name could be a little better. On a side note, have you thought about a Fuji Pro 400 recipe? I haven’t had any success at all, but I’m not great at coming up with recipes.

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 27, 2020

      That’s a real tough one. I have made a few attempts that are ok but not great. I should try again with the X100V.

  5. Khürt Williams · July 28, 2020

    Great job, Ritchie.

  6. mindartcreativity · July 28, 2020

    This recipe looks great! Back in May I got an XPro3 so I’m now in the Classic Negative Club 😛 As others have stated, I also have not enough slots haha But these settings here are easy to remember or to use in the X-Raw Studio software Also, I somehow missed your 1600 version of Superia. I’m gonna try them both on my next photowalk!

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 29, 2020

      “The Classic Negative Club” is a great club to be in, as Fujifilm knocked that film simulation out of the park. You’ll have to report back what you think of the recipe after your photowalk.

  7. kadoMI (@coolmikado) · July 28, 2020

    Fantastic work! Unfortunately i’m not in the Classic Negative Club… 😉

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 29, 2020

      Thanks! I’m still hoping that Fujifilm will add Classic Negative to the X-T3 and X-T30 via a firmware update, which will open up the “club” to a lot more people. But we’ll see if they do.

  8. Nico · August 2, 2020

    Hi Ritchie!

    Thanks for this great recipe, I used it during a photo walk yesterday, it’s too good!

    I noticed that the old Superia 800 recipe used auto WB while this one uses Daylight. Is there a reason why you changed?

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 2, 2020

      You can use either. Daylight is more accurate to the film since it is daylight balanced. Back in the film days I used to carry warming and cooling filters to adjust the temperature. With AWB there’s no need for that. But, to be most accurate to the film I use Daylight. Feel free to “season to taste” any film simulation recipe.
      I’m glad that you like this recipe!

  9. Pingback: Film Simulation Recipe Compatibility: X-Trans IV | Fuji X Weekly
  10. kelsey · September 7, 2020

    New Fuji owner. These have been incredible. Your recipes are basically all of my customs setting options. Thanks so much!

    • Ritchie Roesch · September 9, 2020

      I’m glad to hear it! I’m happy to help.

  11. Pingback: Fujifilm X100V Film Simulation Recipe: Superia Premium 400 | FUJI X WEEKLY
  12. Pingback: Red (and Classic Neg) – CESTBIBI PHOTOGRAPHY
  13. Pingback: #114 A poem of 12 months – poems i make .
  14. guli · February 15, 2021

    Hi Rirchie!! Thanks for all your work and recipes. I’ve just starting with the XT3. Does any of the superia works in my old camera? Looking for some dark look for my photos, any advice? Thanks again!!

  15. Pingback: Travel: 10 Film Simulation Recipes in Arizona | FUJI X WEEKLY
  16. Pingback: My Own Recipe – Natura 1600 for X-Trans 4 – ewen.fung photography
  17. Pingback: My Own Recipe – Natura 1600 for X-Trans 4 – e.fung Photoblog
  18. Pingback: My Own Recipe – Natura 1600 for X-Trans 4 - e.fung Photoblog
  19. Pingback: One Year with the Fujifilm X100V | FUJI X WEEKLY
  20. Pingback: The Journey Is The Destination, Part 1: Getting Gas | FUJI X WEEKLY
  21. Pingback: Comparing Classic Negative Recipes | FUJI X WEEKLY
  22. Pingback: No Edit Photography: 7 Tips To Get The Film Look From Your Digital Photos | FUJI X WEEKLY
  23. Pingback: Fujifilm X-Trans IV Film Simulation Recipe: Elite Chrome 200 | FUJI X WEEKLY
  24. Pingback: Why I Love The Fujinon 18mm F/2 Lens | FUJI X WEEKLY
  25. Pingback: Fluorescent Negative film simulation (X-trans IV) – CESTBIBI PHOTOGRAPHY

Leave a Reply