Fujifilm Release X-T100 for £619 - Here's what you need to know

The Fujifilm X-T100 and Fujifilm X-T200 have now been discontinued.

Show Me Your World – that’s the tagline for the new Fujifilm X-T100 and at first glance, it definitely looks up to the task.

The X-T100 fits in between the X-A5 and the X-T20 and will be a viable competitor for cameras like the Sony a6000, Olympus E-PL9, and Canon M50 etc.

Here are the standout features Fujifilm want you to know about:

  • 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor
  • Three-way tilting LCD screen
  • High-resolution EVF
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Fujifilm Design – including the third dial
  • 11 Film simulations and 17 advanced filter modes
  • Battery life – Over 430 Shots

Sensor & Kit Lens

The 15-45mm (23-68mm equivalent) kit lens is the same that comes on the X-A5 and similarly to the X-A5 this camera has a Bayer filter as opposed to the X-Trans filter commonly found on other Fujifilm X cameras.

The lens is plastic in construction and the electronic motor that drives the power zoom function makes it a bit noisy, so how that lens noise will effect video recording we can't be sure. 

Minimum focus distance is a mere couple inches so you can shoot a wide range of subject matter right out the box. It’s worth mentioning the lens mount it the X-Mount which means that unlike the M50 you’ve got access to the full range of Fujifilm glass should you find yourself looking to upgrade.

Video Capability

The camera shoots full HD at up to 60p which in combination with the mic jack and three-way tilting LCD means it justifies consideration as a camera for vloggers and video content creators. But be warned, you will need an adapter as the mic jack is 2.5mm. 

It does shoot 4K but only at 15p which is useful for time-lapses but that’s about it. I’ve been told by Fujifilm that this is due to processing limitations.

Still Image Capability

The camera shoots roughly 6 fps and you’ll get about 26 frames before the buffer runs out. You can shoot until your card is full if you’re happy to dial that down to 3fps.

The camera comes with a pleasing 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder, which is a huge feature as this camera is intended to entice people into proper photography not necessarily just shooting photos for Instagram. You won’t find an EVF on comparable models, and it’s nice to see the image through the viewfinder change as you adjust the settings on the camera giving you a clue as to what your exposure will look like before you hit the shutter release. Afterwards, you can preview your images on the bright touchscreen LCD monitor on the back of the camera.

The camera’s connectivity options, tilt screen and abundance of film simulations and filters are all intended to make it easier to share high-quality photos directly to social platforms. Fujifilm made a point about the APS-C Sensor being 14 times larger than a smartphone sensor, indicating they firmly believe that a proper camera is still better than using a smartphone to create the imagery for your social channels. Even if Huawei, Samsung, Apple and Google are making waves with their latest models and features like portrait mode.

Battery Life 

One of the stand-out features is the battery life, 430 shots is pretty darn good if you consider other cameras in this category are rated at 235.

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  • By Matthew Ward
  • 25 May 2018

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