The Fujifilm X100T compact camera is the successor to the well-received X100S, inheriting its classic retro styling and bright 23mm f/2 lens, whilst evolving further with the inclusion of the world's first advanced hybrid viewfinder, complete with electronic rangefinder. Aimed at the professional and enthusiast photographers, the X100T comes with a large 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II ...
The Fujifilm X100T compact camera is the successor to the well-received X100S, inheriting its classic retro styling and bright 23mm f/2 lens, whilst evolving further with the inclusion of the world's first advanced hybrid viewfinder, complete with electronic rangefinder. Aimed at the professional and enthusiast photographers, the X100T comes with a large 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, a high-speed EXR Processor II and 3.0” LCD with 1.04M-dot resolution. The X100T also features a faster shutter speed at 1/32,000sec, a new Classic Chrome Film Simulation mode and a few ergonomic refinements, including a 1/3EV-stop aperture ring, command dial, 4-way controller and seven custom (Fn) buttons for increased operability.
Fuji X100T: Key Features
16.3 MP APS-C, X-Trans CMOS II sensor
Fixed Fujinon 23mm f/2 lens
Optical/Electronic Hybrid Viewfinder with Electronic Rangefinder
Full HD video (60/50/30/25/24p) with manual exposure control
EXR Processor II
ISO 100-25,600 (exp. to ISO 51,200)
3.0", 1.04M-dot LCD
Fast electronic shutter at 1/32,000sec
6 fps burst mode
11 Film Simulation modes
1) World’s first Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, complete with Electronic Rangefinder
To facilitate manual focusing while using the Optical Viewfinder, the focus area is enlarged and displayed in the bottom right of the viewfinder. Part of the original optical image is blocked and then the digital EVF display is projected in the resulting space. Manual focusing that was previously difficult with the optical viewfinder is made easier, much like a mechanical rangefinder. Focus Peak Highlight and Digital Split Image can also be selected on the enlarged area, and the magnification of the focused area can be changed.
Compared to the X100S, bright frame coverage has been increased from 90% to 92%
Real-time parallax correction has been added for more accurate framing. Parallax, the gap between the shooting range frame and actual shooting range when taking pictures close up, is automatically corrected in real time. Reframing after focusing is no longer necessary
Changes to the electronic viewfinder
Visibility has improved under a variety of conditions, from bright scenes outdoors to dark scenes indoors, by automatically controlling finder brightness
The Live View display can also be set to “Preview Pic. Effect”, which recreates selected camera effects such as Film simulation modes. Equally, a more natural Live View close to what the naked eye sees can be chosen by turning this option off
The image within the finder is smoother in low light conditions as it is displayed at the maximum frame rate possible
Display time lag, inherent problem with electronic viewfinders, has been significantly reduced
2) Increased operability
On previous X100 series models, setting the aperture to 1/3 stops could only be done with the command lever, now it can be done using the aperture ring. The exposure compensation dial has been extended to ±3 stops. Also, the command lever has been changed to a command dial, and with the addition of a four-way controller, operability has been dramatically improved
The X100T is equipped with seven Fn buttons, each one of which is customisable. Further user customisation is offered on via the Q Button on the rear of the camera: all 16 functions can be chosen according to the user’s preference
Die-cast magnesium is used for the top and bottom of the body, for a precise, light and highly durable design. A special coating is used for the surface finish, creating a premium feel
The exterior is finished with non-slip synthetic leather, which is durable and resilient
Applying a grooved pattern to the aperture ring, shutter speed dial, and exposure compensation dial improves grip and looks good
The rear LCD has been ungraded to 1.04M-dot 3-inch monitor, greatly improving visibility
Each and every part is made in Japan, for high precision and finish
3) New Classic Chrome Film Simulation
Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation modes mimic the effects of photographic films and help users to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green trees. Classic Chrome, which delivers muted tones and deep colours, has been newly added to the existing selection.
4) Installed with the fastest electronic shutter at 1/32000 sec., expanding the shooting range
A completely silent electronic shutter that is capable of exposures up to 1/32000 sec. has been added. Photos with a shallow depth of field can now be shot with the aperture wide open on snowy fields or the beach under clear skies. As there are no mechanically operated parts, natural facial expressions such as those of sleeping babies can be captured more easily than ever before.
5) Full HD video with the X-Trans CMOS II sensor
Frame rates can be selected from 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps for Full HD movies, supporting worldwide motion picture formats
The world’s first*2 videos can be shot with the optical viewfinder, just like using a film movie camera
Film simulation modes can be used on videos to add creative colour effects, plus bokeh can be created by using the lens’s wide maximum aperture
Manual exposure can also be set during video shooting. Aperture, shutter speed*3 and ISO sensitivity can be set, allowing videos to be shot just as the user wishes
A high bit rate of 36Mbps enables clear capture of delicate movement
High-speed, high-precision focusing thanks to Intelligent Hybrid AF, which switches between phase detection AF and contrast AF according to the scene, even during video shooting. Manual focus is also possible
6) Built in Wi-Fi for shooting from your smartphone or tablet devices*4.
By downloading the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app to your smartphone or tablet device, users can use the Remote Control function, which allows a wealth of control, even from a distance. This functionality is great for a wide variety of shots, including group photos, self-portraits and animals in their natural habitat
Photos and videos can also be sent to devices such as your smartphone with an easy one-touch operation. Pictures and videos on the camera can be browsed, selected, and imported using your smartphone, all without the hassle of inputting an ID or password. It is also possible to add location information acquired by the smartphone, etc., to the image
Photos can also be sent directly from the camera to the Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer for instant Instax prints
Wi-Fi Transfer*5 is also supported, enabling backup of the data in the camera onto the computer wirelessly.*6
7) A high-performance system that delivers high image quality and fast response
High image quality and high speed processing capabilities have been inherited from the X100S thanks to the APS-C size "X-TransTM CMOS II" *7 sensor, EXR Processor II image processing engine and FUJINON 23mm F2 lens.
The X100T’s 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor controls moiré and fake colours with the X-Trans color filter in which RGB pixels are randomly arranged, negating the need for a low-pass filter
Combined with the image-processing engine EXR Processor
II, the camera delivers images with impressive levels of sharpness and low noise
The unique image quality design technology created through years of developing photographic films helps to reproduce warm skin tones, bright blue skies and rich green
To reduce noise at high sensitivities, a setting of the highest ISO 51200*8 has been made possible through processor noise reduction processing optimisation. Noise is reduced even under ultra-high sensitivities, reproducing tight black colours
Optical effects that occur by light passing through the lens, such as the diffraction*9 are corrected by the unique Lens Modulation Optimiser*10 which deliver sharp details even when the aperture is set to F16
A specially designed FUJINON 23mm (approximately 35mm in 35mm format equivalent) F2 lens has an optimal optical design that delivers high levels of sharpness from the centre to the edges of the frame
The lens is made up of 8 glass elements in 6 groups, which includes one high-performance double-sided aspheric lens and a convex lens made of high refractive glass. Images display minimal aberrations, along with high sharpness, and beautiful colour reproduction. FUJINON's unique HT-EBC coating is applied to the lens control flare and ghosting
9 aperture blades are used, allowing for soft, beautiful, circular bokeh
Macro photography is possible down to 10cm
The built-in ND filter delivers the equivalent of three stops of compensation
By placing AF phase detection pixels on the X-Trans CMOS II sensor, AF speeds of approximately 0.08 sec are possible. Intelligent Hybrid AF automatically switches between image phase detection AF and contrast AF depending on the subject and scene, so high-speed and high-precision AF is possible on every scene
The EXR Processor II has with more than double*11 the processing performance when compared to previous models. The X100T is also starts up in approximately 0.5 sec., has a shutter time lag of about 0.01 sec., and offers shooting interval of approximately 0.5 sec
High-speed continuous shooting of a maximum of 6fps (25 frames continuously: during JPEG shooting) using the full 16.3 megapixels is possible
9) Other functions
11 different Film Simulation modes can be selected, including PROVIA / Velvia / ASTIA / PRO Neg.Std / PRO Neg. Hi / SEPIA, as well as three filter effects (Ye Filter, R Filter, G Filter) for monochrome shooting
A Multiple Exposure mode allows two shots to be put together on one frame
Advanced Filter functions offer creative fun. Pop Colour / Toy Camera / Minature / Dynamic Tone / Partial Colour (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple) / and Soft Focus can be chosen, as well as advanced shooting techniques such as High Key and Low Key
Interval timer shooting is possible. Shooting intervals of 1 second to 24 hours, up to 999 frames, and a start time can be set
Charging from your PC via the attached USB cable is possible
Built-in Super Intelligent Flash that automatically controls the amount of light according to the situation
The lens shutter is durable for approximately 100,000 shots. The camera is equipped with a shutter counter
A power saving function starts up when the optical viewfinder is used, increasing the number of possible shots to 700 with the OVF POWER SAVE MODE
X100T Sample Images:
Manual, ISO 3200, F/2.8, Shutter Speed 1/30sec, 23mm, Auto White Balance, JPG
Aperture Priority, ISO 1600, F/8, Shutter Speed f/8, 23mm, Auto White Balance, JPG
*2 As of August 2014. Fujifilm research.
*3 Aperture and shutter speed can be changed during shooting. Only shutter speeds faster than the set frame rate can be set.
*4 Android, smartphone and table devices, iPhone / iPad.
*5 Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
*6 Requires advanced installation of the free dedicated software "FUJIFILM PC AutoSave" to your computer.
*7 X-Trans is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.
*8 During expanded sensitivity
*9 When a fine image that should be sharp is blurred when shooting by stopping down the aperture
*10 Unique signal processing technology that reproduces the sharpness of images blurred by diffraction, etc.
*11 Compared to the "EXR Processor Pro"