Fujifilm XT100 Review

Fujifilm XT100
Fujifilm XT100

The X-T100 is through no means Fujifilm’s most sophisticated X-mount mirrorless digital camera however, nonetheless it could show to be among its essential. That’s as it fills an essential gap within the mirrorless market and assumes DSLRs at their very own game.
What the X-T100 does is deliver that DSLR-style viewfinder experience right down to an infinitely more affordable cost. This is a mirrorless digital camera that a relative newbie are able to afford, but with the handling and also the prospective to simply take all of them a great deal more inside their photographic trip compared to normal entry level compact system digital camera.
Inside the X-T100 is a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, different X-Trans sensor found in Fujifilm’s more costly mirrorless digital cameras, however it does a fantastic job nonetheless.
You get 4K video capability, however it’s at a maximum frame rate of 15fps which, honestly, isn’t any good to anyone. The X-T100 shares this questionable requirements because of the cheaper entry-level X-A5.
Fujifilm XT100
Fujifilm XT100
The constant shooting overall performance is absolutely nothing special either, topping-out at a fair 6fps however with a buffer capacity of only 26 JPEGs. If you shoot at a slower 3fps, the X-T100 keeps going through to the storage device is full, however it’s obviously not a sports expert.
As a camera for newbies and enthusiasts to experiment and find out with, but has a great deal to offer. For a-start, it comes down Fujifilm’s celebrated Film Simulation modes, including PROVIA/Standard, VELVIA/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg (Hi and Std) and Monochrome (with various ‘filter’ choices) – though not the black-and-white ACROS mode available on even more upmarket models.
It may also capture Raw files, definitely, and offers in-camera Raw conversion for those who don’t desire to hold back until they are able to obtain images onto a pc. It has actually Fujifilm’s smart extended dynamic range settings, which juggle ISO and tone curve options to fully capture a wider brightness range with less clipped highlights. And should you want to protect all of the basics whenever you shoot, this has auto-bracketing settings for exposure, Film Simulation, dynamic range, ISO and white balance.
Fujifilm XT100
Fujifilm XT100
The autofocus system is apparently equivalent 91-point hybrid phase- and contrast-detect system available on Fujifilm’s more complex X-series digital cameras, so there are no compromises there.
From the leading, the X-T100’s design is classic and understated. Remember exactly how old-school amateur 35mm SLRs regularly look? Just nice, unadorned rectangles? That’s everything you have because of the X-T100, also it’s a million miles through the large bulges of a contemporary DSLR. In a means, mirrorless digital cameras have actually provided us back the digital camera shapes we used to have.
The X-T100 provides you with not only one control switch – the typical setup for an entry-level or mid-range digital camera – but three. There’s the 2 on top and a 3rd regarding straight back associated with the digital camera mainly used for menu/settings navigation but in addition for establishing the lens aperture in Manual or Aperture-priority mode, as well as zooming in in playback mode.
Fujifilm XT100
Fujifilm XT100

The right-hand switch on top is generally set aside for exposure compensation, whilst the one on left is multi-use. By standard, it cycles amongst the camera’s different Film Simulation settings (very helpful) you could customise it to create the main focus mode, metering pattern, white balance, ISO and much more.
Customization followers should remember that there’s additionally a Fn option on top the digital camera that may be set-to a variety of uses, and you will customize ‘flick’ motions the touch-screen display. That’s an excellent touch (sorry), though overall gestures don’t work rather very well regarding the smaller display on the back of this digital camera because they might on a bigger smartphone screen.
The touchscreen screen works pretty much, nonetheless. It’s useful for digital camera control instead of menu navigation, and you will work it for touch focus or touch shutter. It’s very useful to help you in order to touch on a subject on the screen and also have the digital camera simply take a photo in one activity. In playback mode, you can easily pinch to zoom in on a photo and swipe to move onto the next.
This display has an extremely uncommon tilting action. It tilts down and up, which will be completely typical, but it additionally has a sideways hinge. Not only performs this make it ideal for low-angle portraits along with other vertical shots, but also swings through the full 180 degrees for selfies. It’s more difficult, but it also seems more robust and foreseeable than regular side-pivot, vari-angle screens.
The X-T100’s autofocus system is beneficial, but does not feel specifically receptive. It’s maybe not slow, however it’s maybe not quick either, and also the technical noise associated with the shutter action is very drawn-out, that make you’re feeling like entire process has-been much more sluggish than it actually is. The X-T100 isn’t the fastest mirrorless digital camera on the market, though it’s effortlessly fast enough.
Fujifilm XT100
Fujifilm XT100
The aforementioned 15-45mm lens is a mixed blessing. Its small-size is a significant benefit as well as its wider-than-usual focal range is incredibly helpful, but its zoom-by-wire procedure does not have the immediacy of a mechanical zoom and you also will discover it difficult to consider which method to change the zoom ring to zoom in and out (or it may just be us).
The X-T100 might look just a little underwhelming however when you select it, all of that modifications. It seems solid, nice and refreshingly unfussy. It is constructed of plastic, however the top panel is constructed of trendy anodized aluminum, and you also get a choice of color schemes: dark gold, black colored or wine silver. There’s also a detachable grip included for those who can’t can get on with all the stripped-back external design.