Fujifilm X-T100 First Impressions, Hands-On
Just this May, Fujifilm introduced the entry-level X-A5, which is a good choice for people who wanted to venture to photography and wanted a compact mirrorless camera. Then a couple months later, the company introduced yet again an entry-level camera dubbed the X-T100, which carries most of the internal features of the X-A5 but looks like the midrange X-T20. Let’s see how it fares.
The X-T100 looks nothing like an entry-level camera as its design is akin to the X-T20. It sports an anodized coated aluminum top cover and gives off that retro and premium vibe that is commonly found on the X-series of Fujifilm. The pre-production we received comes with a detachable grip which is pretty nice.
Author’s Note: This is a pre-production unit, and some aspects might change on the retail unit.
At the top, we will find a dial (left) that serves as a shortcut for changing film simulation which we found pretty convenient. We will also find here the hotshoe, the mode dial, the power button, the Function (Fn) button, and the shutter button. It’s also nice to see that the movie recording button is placed at the top and not on the back as it’s easier to reach when recording videos.
The left side houses the 2.5mm microphone port, while the right side has the HDMI (Type-D) and the Micro USB ports.
You’ll be glad to know that this camera sports a 3-inch touchscreen display that can be tilted in three ways. This setup is usually ideal for people who are into vlogging.
Unlike the X-A5, this one has an electronic viewfinder (EVF) which you can use just by simply pressing the View Mode button beside it. It’s also the same button to use to switch back to the LCD touchscreen. Located at the back are some more adjustment buttons and dials.
Down below are the battery and the tripod mount. Battery life is said to last up to approximately 430 shots, 90 minutes of 4K video recording, and 100 minutes for Full HD.
Like we previously mentioned, the X-T100 is largely based on the X-A5’s specs so you get the same 24.2MP APS-C sensor, 4K video recording at 15fps, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Autofocus is pretty fast and stable, though it tends to struggle a bit in video recording. We were able to take a few sample photos using various film simulation, and as usual, color reproduction looked good and accurate. (Again take note that this is a pre-production unit, quality may change in retail)
The Fujifilm X-T100 is priced at Php39,990 (comes with Fujinon XC15-45mm lens) and is now available nationwide.
FUJIFILM X-T100 Key Features:
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and high-speed imaging processor equipped with phase-detection AF system
- 3” (approx. 1,040K-dot) high-resolution LCD touchscreen can be tilted 3 ways
- Standard output sensitivity of ISO200 – ISO12800
- Extended output sensitivity: ISO100 – ISO51200
- 4K video recording up to approx. 30 mins
- Full HD 1920 x 1080 59.94p / 50p / 24p / 23.98p, Continuous recording up to approx. 30 min.
- HD 1280 x 720 59.94p / 50p / 24p / 23.98p, Continuous recording up to approx. 30 min.
- High Speed Movie 1280×720 / 1.6x / 2x / 3.3x / 4x, Continuous recording up to approx. 7 min.
- Tilting screen
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Improved battery life for still images – approx. 430 frames
- Black, Dark Silver, and Champagne Gold