Hands-on with the beautiful new Fujifilm X-T100 mirrorless photographic camera
Fujifilm’s new X-T100 camera is gorgeous. The new entry-level mirrorless cameras come in dark, dark silver, and a bottle of wine gold. On the retrospective body, the actual dark silver, and wine gold look especially good.
The X-T100 comes with a 24.2MP APS-C sensor — Bayer, not X-Trans. The colored top plate is definitely aluminum, which helps explains the reason why the entry-level camera doesn’t sense cheap. Instead, it feels good and solid. But not serious, at 448g only.
The X-T100 comes up correct against the Fujifilm X-A5, which was just announced in February. The X-A5 is only S$100 less at S$999, with an XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.A few kit lens. The two digital cameras share common features, both of them shoot at 24MP and have a 91-point phase-detect AF system. Both also feature Wireless bluetooth for wireless image transactions.
At S$1099 with the same XC 15-45mm kit lens, a X-T100 introduces an electronic viewfinder, and its Live view screen monitor swivels in more instructions than the X-A5. The autofocus criteria is supposed to be new and made with the flagship X cameras. Your X-T100 gets up to 430 shots on a full charge, a little less versus the X-A5’s 450 shots. The fact is that, neither camera really tries for a takedown at 4K. They do 4K at 15 frames per second, which produces staccato circulation. Full-HD video is available at a number of frame-rates, from 24P to 59.94P.
The X-T100’s flat front feels inferior, but Fujifilm thoughtfully includes a strong optional front grip from the box. The camera feels like it’vertisements made for Auto mode. Although you can be manual, the controls aren’testosterone levels as developed as they are for an X-E3 or X-T20.
The control dial, including, is squeezed into an awkward vertical position on the again. There’s hardly any surface that will get a hold on.
The big contact on the top plate (the one about camera right if you’re shooting with the camera) handles exposure compensation. If you’re also on Manual, it takes about shutter speed while the small control dial handles aperture. The large Function dial on the top plate (the one on camera left in the event that you’re shooting with the video camera) can be customized to take around several commands, like dvd simulation modes, white steadiness, and so on.
The screen swings using a side hinge, and can further swivel up and down. So you can swing it around to the side with the camera to take a selfie, or swivel it up if you’re shooting something low on the garden soil. It’s a pretty useful element and worth the S$100 upgrade from the X-A5.
The electronic viewfinder has a noticeable electrical outage when you take a shot. And at six frames per second, you’re not visiting grab a lot of action injections with this one. The one weird thing that stands out in my situation is how small the shutter discharge button is.
It’s unexpected that Fujifilm released the X-T100 immediately after the similar X-A5. There’s no doubt any X-T100 is the better camera at only S$100 even more. To get a Fujifilm camera with an X-Trans sensor / probe you’ll need to pony upward S$1,899 for the X-E3 with a 23mm f/2 lens, so that the X-T100 looks like an affordable gateway in to the Fujifilm Photographic Universe.
The Fujifilm X-T100 is available pertaining to pre-order now at S$1,099 with an XC 15-45mm system lens. It’ll be available in stores from 19th June. More on the following camera when we complete each of our review.