The X-T100 is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s X series of mirrorless cameras, featuring a flip-out screen; 24-megapixel on an APS-C size sensor; with the ability to focus images after you’ve actually shot them, and more.
Here, we’re going to talk about some of the top features of this entry-level camera; so, if you want to know more about the X-T100, read on.
The APS-C sensor is much larger than the one on your typical smartphone, or your compact camera, which means you can give your subject the Bokah effect, or a very blurred background, making the subject stand out in comparison to the backdrop.
The X-T100 uses the entire lineup of 25, or so, lenses of the X series cameras, which makes it possible for you to work with a wide range of subjects and the fact that you can pair your camera with your smartphone, transferring images is a quick and easy affair.
The camera is equipped with a 2.36 m-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), with an automatic changeover mode that switches between the LCD screen and the EVF with the help of an eye sensor.
So, when you place your eye on the EVF, the eye sensor automatically switches you over to the EVF mode; and as soon as you move the EVF away from your eye, the sensor detects the change and puts you back on LCD.
Also, you can customize it to stay only on the LCD screen, or only on EVF, which, effectively means that the eye sensor gets disabled to keep you fixed on whichever of the two you have chosen.
This gives the X-T100 a lot of versatility, allowing you to use the camera differently in different situations.
The LCD screen is engineered to flip in three different orientations, again, adding to the flexibility and resourcefulness of the X-T100.
So, when you need to shoot over the heads of a crowd, for example, just flip the LCD down 45° and raise the camera as high as you can reach and the angle of the screen will give you an uninterrupted view.
Flipping the screen to 90° will let you shoot down low, without really having to crouch; and, flipping it around horizontally will make it front-facing for your selfies and vlogging.
And, yes, the LCD on the X-T100 is touch-sensitive in a number of different ways – touching to shoot is one of them.
So, when you touch the screen on a certain spot, the camera focuses on it and takes the shot; or, you can touch the screen on the upper right-hand side corner to get it to auto-focus, after which when you touch the LCD screen on a particular spot, the camera focuses it but waits for you to physically press the shutter button on top to shoot the picture.
You can even turn the entire touch option off, as far as taking the touch shot is concerned and shoot manually using the shutter button.
On the lower right-hand side of the LCD screen, you can choose from autofocus single, manual focus, and autofocus continuous, whichever you may prefer in a given situation.
The LCD screen also has film simulation capability, allowing you to choose from a whole range of film coloration options, with previews of your choice getting displayed on the screen. All you need to do is select the one you want and the camera will shoot in that coloration, like black and white, for example.
The NP-W126S battery on this thing, which is the same as you find on several other Fujifilm mirrorless versions, gives you up to 430 shots per charge, give or take, depending on the lens you are shooting with.
So, with 400-plus shots to each charge, you can shoot your way around town all day long.
The camera uses Bluetooth to communicate with your Android or iOS smartphone, via a WiFi network, of course; so, basically, what you’re required to do is the first pair your camera with your mobile device and then take it from there.
While the stills from the X-T100 are great, the video quality is found wanting, in the sense that all the goodness of the 4K feature is seriously compromised by the 15 frames per second limitation.
There are three unlabeled command dials on the X-T100, one on the top left; one on the top right; and one up-facing dial on the back; and, there’s a labeled command dial on the right, as well.
Then you have the control group on the back, as well as a small thumb rest but no grip on the front.
In terms of connectivity, there’s the micro (Type D) HDMI and the USB 2.0 ports on the right side on top of the X-T100 and on the left, you have a 2.5mm audio jack.
And, you have the flash shoe in the middle on top; there’s also a left side lever that releases the integrated flash and, of course, your OLED EVF and the touch-sensitive LCD screen.
You have the NP-W126S battery going in at the bottom, where you also have the SD card slot, supporting UHS1
The X-T100 comes equipped with a 15-45 power zoom lens f/3.5 to 5.6.
The camera is going on sale from June 18 in the U.S. for $600, and this for body only; lenses will have to be purchased separately.
However, the bundled option with the 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 power zoom lens will set you back by $700.