Fujifilm has added another mirrorless camera to its growing X-series. This time, it is made more versatile than its siblings. The same cleverly combined classic look with modern tech makes the device a neat and nifty package.
Looking at it would make anyone feel nostalgic with the attractive retro look, and especially because it borrows some features from its siblings.
The X-T100 sports a retro look in a lightweight body of no more than 448g, including SD card and battery. Where image quality is concerned, however, expect nothing else but high quality as it uses an image sensor with the same level of quality.
The camera has an anodized aluminum top cover and a three control dial system that Fujifilm is known for.
The cover gives the camera that premium and luxurious feel, making it worth its price. The controls, on the other hand, adds a user-friendly touch since it is the same dial system used in other cameras in the same series.
The rear controls are almost identical to the X-T20, the entry point of the X-series that was considered the best by many. It also has traditional PASM controls similar to entry-level X-A5 in place of the dials for dedicated shutter speed and exposure compensation.
With SLR-like form factor, suffice to say that loyal users of the X-series will have no problem getting around the camera’s functions.
The X-T100 is available in black, dark silver, or champagne gold.
One noticeable downside of the camera is the lack of grip, which can be a problem for some but not for others.
The camera offers the “ultimate image resolution, lowlight capability, wide dynamic range, and outstanding colour reproduction,” because it combines 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, image processing technology, and the C15-45mm zoom lens that comes supplied with the camera.
It also features the Intelligent Hybrid Autofocus system that was newly developed by Fujifilm and taken from the cameras in the flagship X-series. It delivers fast and precise autofocusing because of its proprietary algorithm combined with phase detection pixels.
The X-T100 is also built with amateur photographers in mind. It boasts of an improved SR+ auto mode that recognizes various scenes better, allowing a novice to take high-quality photos with ease.
It has a pop-up flash that is revealed when the “dome” of the electronic viewfinder tilts back and a touchscreen that tilts horizontally so you can take selfies.
When it comes to the battery life, one charge will give you 430 images.
Compatibility and connectivity
The X-T100 can be paired with all 26 of X-mount lenses that include the XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ electronic zoom lens.
It comes with a built-in Bluetooth for easy transfer and sharing of images to other Bluetooth-enabled devices of family and friends.
The X-T100 would be available for sale in the US on June 18 at a price that is more than the cost of the X-A5 and less than the X-T20. It can be bundled with the new 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 power zoom lens at a higher price.