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Fujifilm X-T100 Review

The Fujifilm X-T100 is the most recent addition to the company’s X Series lineup of mirrorless cameras. It occupies a position in the range above the X-A5 but below the X-T20.

However, appearances may be deceiving, and even though the X-T100’s design is more closely akin to that of the more affordable X-T20, many of the X-internal T100’s functions are derived from the X-A5.

While the X-A5 is designed for consumers with less experience searching for a camera that is easy to operate and produces photographs that are noticeably better than those produced by their smartphone, the X-T100 is the next little step up the ladder. 

The X-T100 is meant to appeal to those seeking to get more creative with their photography. It is equipped with an electronic viewfinder built-in and provides a more significant degree of control than the more fundamental X-A5.

Fujifilm X-T100 Features

In contrast to the one-of-a-kind X-Trans design found in Fujifilm’s more sophisticated cameras, such as the X-T20, the X-APS-C T100’s CMOS sensor comes equipped with 24.2 megapixels, utilizes a more conventional Bayer array. What exactly does this entail? The bottom line is that the image quality won’t quite compete with that of its brothers with more significant price tags, but it should still be satisfactory for most consumers.

However, if you wish to shoot raw, you are limited to the X-native T100’s range of 200-12,800 ISO if you want to use the camera’s full potential. This also means that the camera can shoot a relatively large ISO range, from 100 to 51,200.

The X-T100 can also record video in 4K resolution; however, the frame rate is capped at a prolonged 15 frames per second. If you want to record smooth video, you’ll need to reduce the resolution to Full HD first.

Fujifilm X-T100 Build Quality

The Fujifilm X-T100 has an appearance comparable to that of other X-T models in the Fujifilm range. However, it is perhaps most closely related to the X-T20, even though the X-T20 has magnesium top and bottom plates, and the X-T100 has an anodized aluminum top cover that comes in a choice of dark silver, black, and champagne gold finishes.

Although it is at the bottom of Fujifilm’s product line, the X-T100 has a far more quality finish than the plasticky X-A5, even though it is priced similarly. It weighs more than the X-T20, coming in at 448g instead of the X-383g; T20. This difference in weight might be related to the more advanced hinge mechanism for the back display included on the X-T100.

However, it is undoubtedly more streamlined, with the X-T100 forsaking the X-comfortable T20’s handgrip, despite its relatively small size. The grip is excellent because the body’s bulk has a leatherette surface. Still, it can be substantially increased by attaching the removable clasp with the product and screws into the side of the body.

Fujifilm X-T100 Autofocus

Because Fujifilm designed the X-T100 for users with less expertise, the camera does not have a superior focusing mechanism on par with the X-T20 or the X-T2. It has a powerful 91-point phase-detection system that provides several different focus patterns.

Modes such as Wide/Tracking, Zone AF, and Single Point AF are included in this category. If you want to point and shoot with the X-T100, set it to the Wide/Tracking mode. This will allow the camera to decide what to focus on, whereas the Zone AF mode is a bit more specific and tells the camera roughly which area your subject is in if you want to point and shoot with the X-T100.

You will want to choose Single Point AF, which allows you to select any of the 91 AF points if you want total control over the photograph. Additionally, coverage is pretty strong, stretching almost to the frame’s borders.

You may adjust the size of the focus zone or point using the control wheel on the back of the camera if you are using the Zone or Single Point AF modes. This allows you to tailor the level of precision to your needs. There is also a helpful feature called eye-detection AF, which, as its name indicates, concentrates the camera’s focus on the eyes of the people photographed in portraits.

Fujifilm X-T100 Performance

The Fujifilm X-T100 has a burst shooting speed of 6 frames per second, which may place it below the X-T20 and some other mirrorless competitors, but, at this price range, it is comparable to a DSLR.

The X-T100 takes advantage of Fujifilm’s tried-and-true 256-zone metering technology, which achieves excellent results in various lighting conditions. When it is presented with a high-contrast scene, it has the potential to underexpose the shot. As a result, some exposure compensation or the recovery of shadow detail in post-processing may be necessary. However, this is preferable to overexposing the image and running the risk of the highlights blowing out.

It’s the same story with the X-Auto T100’s White Balance system, which faithfully reproduced the colors of pretty much everything we pointed it at, even though you also have a decent selection of white balance presets. The X-T100 is a professional-grade mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Fujifilm X-T100 Image Quality

The X-T100 produces photographs of very high quality for such a basic level of a system camera. Even though it lacks Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor technology, the conventional 24.2MP CMOS sensor performs admirably as the camera’s imaging component.

The images are excellent and crisp, and if you don’t want to get bogged down in processing raw files from the X-T100, you will be more than delighted by the plethora of Film Simulation settings offered. Also provide some extremely nice-looking JPEG files right out of the camera, giving several color and mono settings that replicate some of Fujifilm’s iconic film stock.

Fujifilm X-T100 Specs

Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 200-12800 (expands to 100-51200)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (3 slots)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File formatJPEG (Exif 2.3)Raw (RAF format, 14-bit)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points91
Lens mountFujifilm X
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.93× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/32000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Built-in flashYes
Flash range5.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash modesAuto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander
Flash X sync speed1/180 sec
Drive modesSingleContinuous H/LSelf-timer
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec, smile, buddy, group, face)
Metering modesMultiAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 15p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/ SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (Micro HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Remote controlYes (via smartphone or wired remote)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-W126s lithium-ion battery
Battery Life (CIPA)430
Weight (inc. batteries)448 g (0.99 lb / 15.80 oz)
Dimensions121 x 83 x 47 mm (4.76 x 3.27 x 1.85″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone

Fujifilm X-T100 Verdict

Even while the lack of an X Trans sensor in the Fujifilm X-T100 is a little bit disappointing, the fact of the matter is that Fujifilm was able to price the camera a little bit more competitively as a result of this decision. It is also accurate to state that the difference will be minor for most photographers, with the X-T100 producing some of the most outstanding photos you’ll see from an entry-level mirrorless camera.

However, the maximum frame rate for 4K video capture is just 15 frames per second, and the focusing speeds might be inconsistently sluggish sometimes. This is a very frustrating limitation.

Fujifilm X-T100 Pros & Cons

Good For
  • Very simple to use
  • I think that film simulation modes are fantastic.
  • Modern and elegant style
  • Very excellent viewfinder
  • Very reasonable, given the quality of the pictures.
Need Improvements
  • Only 15 frames per second while filming in 4K.
  • Focusing has the potential to be brisker
  • The ISO range is restricted while shooting in raw.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Features
Metering & focus accuracy
Image quality
Low light / high ISO performance
Viewfinder / screen rating
Performance
Movie / video mode
Connectivity
Value
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The Fujifilm X-T100 is the most recent addition to the company's X Series lineup of mirrorless cameras. It occupies a position in the range above the X-A5 but below the X-T20. However, appearances may be deceiving, and even though the X-T100's design is more closely...Fujifilm X-T100 Review