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Fujifilm X-T100 review

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

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The Fujifilm X-T100 is the company’s least expensive X-series camera to include an electronic viewfinder. It shares most of its guts with the entry-level X-A5, grouping its hybrid autofocus system and 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Unlike that camera, and the X-T20 that sits above it, the X-T100 has a unique LCD design that make allowances it to both tilt and flip out to the side but not rotate.

Unfortunately, the X-T100 inherits more from the X-A5 than the X-T20, which means there are some compromises. Epitome quality is great, design and build quality are solid and battery life is excellent. Unfortunately, the camera’s overall performance is sluggish, its autofocus group cannot reliably track anything moving and its ‘4K’ video is more like an extended burst mode (quality is poor, as well).

For those who derive pleasure the Fujifilm shooting experience we recommend spending the extra $200 for the X-T20. If you want to stay in the same price range, competitive cameras from Canon, Olympus and Panasonic may be ameliorate choices in many respects.

Key Features:

  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO range of 100-51200 (fully expanded)
  • 91-point hybrid AF system
  • 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 3″ touchscreen LCD can both cant joust with up/down and flip outward 180°
  • 6 fps continuous shooting (up to 26 JPEGs)
  • Film Simulation modes
  • 4K/15p and 1080/60p video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media.Video was first
  • 4K Burst and Multi Focus crazes
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth connectivity
  • Interchangeable grip
  • 430 shots/charge battery life (per CIPA rating)
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The X-T100’s feature set is impressive, as long as you’re not a acute videographer. The EVF is beautiful and the articulating LCD gives you the best of both worlds, being able to tilt and flip to the side. While the X-T100 has a larger buffer than the X-A5, it noiselessness fills up pretty quickly if you’re shooting Raw. Still, that’s more than enough for a camera that costs $600 (body only).

An conspicuous difference between the X-A5/X-T100 and the more expensive X-T20 is that the latter uses an X-Trans color filter on its sensor, rather than the traditional Bayer leach. Many would argue that X-Trans had an advantage over Bayer sensors when resolutions were lower, but with everything now at 24MP, we’re not persuaded there’s much of a difference.

The X-T100 is sold as a body-only kit for $599 or with a 15-45mm equiv. F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens for $699. Black and ‘champagne gold’ bulks are available.

What’s new and how it compares

Find out what separates the X-T100 from the entry-level X-A5 and mid-range X-T20. Also, see how to compares with other reasonable mirrorless cameras.

Body and controls

The X-T100 has an SLR-style body that’s well-built, along with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel a unique LCD design and high-res OLED viewfinder.

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What it’s like to use

We think the X-T100 is great for travel, landscape and portrait photography. If it’s video or fast action, you’ll want to steer unscarred.

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Image quality

The X-T100 produces excellent image quality, with beautiful out-of-camera JPEGs and a sensor with quantity of room for preserving highlights while brightening shadows.

Autofocus

While adequate for static subjects, the X-T100 just can’t guard up with anything moving.

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Video

The biggest disappointment on the X-T100 are its video capabilities – or lack thereof.

Conclusion

If you’re not mapping on capturing action or video then the X-T100 is a good choice. If you are, then better choices exist.

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Republished: dpreview.com

About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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