Fujifilm has announced the X-T100, which represents a new line of mirrorless cameras in its X-T family of cameras. It comes in at USD600 (SGD805), or USD700 (SGD940) with kit lens, though local pricing in Singapore will be announced at a later date. At this price point, it is positioned below the X-T2 and X-T20. While it sports the iconic X-T series aesthetic, reminiscent of Japanese-built SLR cameras from the 1980s, its innards resemble that of the consumer favourite X-A5.
Despite its premium pedigree, it is the only camera in the X-T series not to feature Fujifilm’s iconic proprietary X-Trans sensor. Instead, it utilises a 24.2-megapixel Bayer array, found on Fujifilm’s lower-tier options, and also on most modern digital cameras. The APS-C sensor size is identical to that on other X-series cameras, and it is compatible with Fujifilm’s repertoire of X Mount lenses. This means better low-light performance and bokeh rendition than that on smartphones, enabling users to upgrade to quality glass from an early point and invest in Fujifilm’s legendary optical quality.
Its sleek anodised aluminium top cover allows the camera to come in an attractive range of colours: Dark Silver, Black and Champagne Gold. It features a 2.36-million-dot 100% coverage electronic viewfinder in the ‘hump’, the same found on the top-tier X-T2, at a high magnification at 0.62x. The tri-directional articulating touch-sensitive LCD screen allows convenient shooting in a variety of situations, including snapping seamless selfies.
The X-T100 sports a phase-detection autofocus system with an improved algorithm, which optimises it for moving subjects. It supports 4K video recording, a feature found mostly on top-tier cameras. Fujifilm’s legacy in imaging is not lost, with 11 of its film simulations made available on the X-T100 – slightly less than the 16 currently available on recent top-tier models like the X-H1.
With a weight (body only, with SD card and batter) of 448g, and a battery life rated for 430 shots, the X-T100 is an ideal companion while travelling or while out and about with friends. A new SR+ Auto Mode recognises the subject and the scene, allowing users to seamlessly capture images with the optimal settings, regardless of skill level. The latest Bluetooth technology on board lets users control the camera and seamlessly transfer images to mobile devices while shooting with a free mobile application. It is also compatible with the Fujifilm Instax SP 3 printer, making the camera ideal at parties.
The camera will launch in Singapore on the 14th of June, at an SRP that is to be announced.