Fujifilm X-T100: Consumer Reviews

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  • 24.2 Megapixel APS-C size sensor with Color Reproduction technology refined over 80 years. Artistic expression are made easy with the x-t100 with film Simulation and advanced filter modes
  • Featuring super-fast autofocus and a variety of automatic functions, including an evolved SR+ auto mode which is capable of subject recognition together with conventional scene recognition
  • Compatible with existing XF/xc Lens lineup of 26 Fujinon high quality lenses which cover focal lengths from 15mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Features three-way tilting LCD monitor with a high resolution and high magnification (0.62x) electronic viewfinder, along with a powerful battery capable of 430 frames per charge
  • Bluetooth low energy technology allows for quick and seamless image transfer

Customer’s honest reviews and opinion about the product.

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5 stars – 83%
4 stars – 17%
3 stars – 0%
2 stars – 0%
1 stars – 0%

 

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5.0 out of 5 starsA Terrific New Fuji Camera for Either those Moving into Mirrorless Cameras or Experienced Photographers Needing a Lighter Backup
July 1, 2018
Size: w/ 15-45mm LensColor: Champagne GoldConfiguration: Camera Only
This is a terrific camera. I’ve been using Fuji equipment for about four or five years now and have experience with the vast majority of Fuji’s cameras and lenses, all the way from their entry-level models up to the more expensive “XF” lenses and the newly-released (spring 2018) X-H1 camera, and have also used them in a wide variety of shooting environments. Although my camera of choice is currently the X-H1 for a series of reasons that I have listed in my separate review for that camera, this new Fuji X-T100 camera is well worthy of your consideration. This is equally true whether you are beginning photographer or a more experienced photographer looking for a second, lighter camera that you might wish to use when you don’t want to lug all your other equipment around. The Fuji X-T100 is truly a great way to enter into the Fuji X mount system at a more than reasonable price, and with a camera that provides a significant percentage of all the features of the revered X-T2, but at half the price, and half the weight!

As I have noted in several of my reviews of Fuji photographic equipment here on Amazon, it is an oddity that Fuji, a company that pays meticulous attention to the quality of their equipment, has some of their less-expensive models overlooked even by veteran Fuji users because of the human tendency to equate “sticker price” with quality. While this truism is often the case with many brands, it does not hold here: my experience has shown me that even lower-priced Fuji photographic equipment can be outstanding, and the new X-T100 again reconfirms this assessment. I doubt Fujifilm is selling this camera at a LOSS, but the company is certainly not making much money off the model, either, due to its extensive feature set and the quality of the build. It is more likely that the introduction of the X-T100 is a strategic move by the company to help introduce their terrific line of Fujinon “XF” lenses to those who have not yet ventured into the X mount lens platform. This “move” plays into the buyer’s favor, as I will shortly describe.

I first started shooting with Fuji about five years ago when the X-A1 camera was first released with its meek little plastic XC 16-50mm kit lens. Of course, professional photographers would not be interested in such a camera, but I had been shooting with a number of other brands for many years and was looking for something with the APS-C sensor size but that was lighter and smaller. I was truly astounded when I saw the quality of the images that started pouring out of the X -A1 coupled with that cheap little XC 16-50mm lens, and even to this day, images that I shot with that duo are STILL complemented because of their color and clarity.

In 2018, of course, we are in a much different world. Fuji is now up to the fifth generation of that old X-A1 (the X-A5), 24mp is now becoming standard, and the introduction of the X-T100 model is designed to place a much more capable camera in between the two ends of their camera ASP-C line’s spectrum (with the X-A5 at the so-called “bottom,” and the X-H1 at the so-called “top”). As I say, this means that the Fuji X-T100 camera can appeal to a person who has not yet before shot with a DSLR or a mirrorless camera, but also those who are just looking for a lighter second camera. So if you think you might have even the slightest interest, please read on for my comments on this new model (the X-T100 release date was June 2018).

First, let’s start with build quality. This camera is not built in Japan like most Fuji cameras, but this is, of course, to help keep costs down. The camera is made in Indonesia, and if you purchase the camera with the XC 15-45mm “kit” lens, the lens will be built in the Philippines (please see a reposting of my earlier review on the XC 15-45mm lens appended at the bottom of this camera review for convenience). Nevertheless, and this is been the case with the few Fuji items that the company does not manufacture in Japan, I was quite surprised at the quality feel of the camera as soon as I picked it up. In fact, I had to initially dig around to assure myself it was not built in Japan because it really almost did feel like it was. It is a solid body with solid knobs and buttons, no squeaks, no mismatched parts, solid hinges, flaps, and doors, and a generally overall higher quality fit-and-feel that you would expect from a camera in this price range. The same is true for the lens itself, but if you are a Fuji user, you have to get past that feeling that this is not an XF lens, and therefore will not be made of all metal and glass, be much lighter, and not have the incredibly silky smooth rings for focusing and aperture for which the XF line of lenses is renown. But if you can understand this lens for what it is, a cost-reduced model that is made with plastic and therefore lighter in weight, and be objective in your review of the images it produces, I think you will be quite surprised at the quality of the glass elements that make up the lens. (Again, please see my review of the XC 14-45mm lens below, and you will get a more detailed analysis of my experience with this lens.) For its price range, I would certainly give this camera the build quality of 10 out of 10; if the camera is being compared with the much more expensive Fuji cameras, I would still give it a 7 out of 10, but not with any implication that it is poorly built: rather, it is just that the more expensive Fuji model’s employ more expensive body substructures, have controls that are designed to be more smooth, and are increasingly built to be water resistant. That’s a great thing, but just remember, you’ll pay for it. Again, a reminder: photography, except for those who are very wealthy, or who have successfully established photographic businesses, comprises a series of trade-offs. Yes, I can purchase a pair of Zeiss binoculars for $7,000 that are world renowned and operate at the peak of performance in nearly any condition, but, for me, is it really necessary when I can get binoculars from Canon, Fuji, or Nikon that cost $600, and more than meet my needs?

The functional operation of this camera is also acceptable, although there is a sluggishness when taking a shot that you have to adjust to (for example, if the camera is shooting at a higher aperture setting, there is a marked delay after pressing the shutter button). This is perhaps the one thing about this camera that you have to come to accept, and find ways to mitigate, if possible (perhaps future firmware upgrades, which Fuji routinely puts out, will address this). Turn on time is acceptable, as is the lens extension upon power on, and all the knobs and buttons, as I say, turn and push reassuringly well. The rear LCD panel pulls out and is mounted on two axes of movement so you can get the panel to pull out and/or sideways and use it in virtually any configuration you wish. Also, and what distinguishes this model from the X-A5, is the inclusion of a very good optical viewfinder (2,360K-dot OLED color, 100% coverage and a diopter control) that is of course not as nice as the X-T2 or the X-H1, but is quite exceptional when one considers the cost of this camera. It’s relatively high resolution and provides a good field-of-view. And, of course, you can set the viewer so that either, 1.) the LCD is always on, 2.) the viewfinder is always on, or 3.) the camera automatically switches between the two as one uses the camera. The LCD screen itself is beautifully crisp and colorful, and you do not for a minute feel that you are being shortchanged with a cheap LCD for cost-cutting sake. The rear viewfinder, as well as the rear viewscreen, are almost certainly manufactured by Sony or Hitachi, but I cannot prove that. In a move that SURPASSES either the much more expensive X-H1 or the X-T2, the rear LCD screen pulls out and rotates on TWO rotational axes instead of one, which can be helpful under certain conditions. The physical movement, too, of the screen on these pivot points is also smooth and sturdy feeling.

The camera comes replete with a series of features and functionality that easily makes it straddle across the worlds of both the introductory user and the more experienced photographer. There are numerous color pallets available that can be automatically applied to a shot, multiple specialized shooting features for doing fun things with the camera (toy, miniature, colorized, etc.), and then, of course, there are a wide array of both automatic and manual controls so that you can either let the camera figure everything out for you or can specifically control shutter, aperture, ISO, etc., just like any DSLR or mirrorless camera. Both the menu system and the mechanical controls are logically laid out and easy to access and use, but I accept that, as a person coming in with many years of Fuji experience, some of this may be my own familiarity with how Fuji does things in their camera designs. Having said that, I do not see much of anything that even a newcomer to Fuji would be confused with, assuming there is a basic understanding of what each feature is for. Of course, there are many, many special features of the camera to be learned, but basic settings and functional operation are straightforward in the menus. Oh, and by the way, did I mention that many settings can be directly controlled right on the screen via touch? Amazing for a camera of this price.

One of the great features present on most all Fuji cameras, including this X-T100, is the “Q” button. One press of this button gives you access to a bevy of key settings without having to dig through the menu system. The Q “palate” of settings is also customizable, a nice touch. Don’t be shy about trying the “Q” button: push it and see what is available on its standard menu. Chances are, everything you need is there. And if not, you can learn how to customize the “Q” menu so that settings you use more often are also placed on its menu for one-button-push access. Its a powerful and useful feature that you don’t hear too much about, but is extremely useful during shooting.

Next, the sensor. This is a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, likely made by Sony. The sensor is a traditional CMOS sensor, not the “X-trans” design that is used in the more expensive Fuji cameras. Whether or not that is of concern to you is a question of personal taste. There has always been debate as to the merits of the X-trans sensor implemented in the Fujifilm X-T1, X-T2, X-H1, and their “rangefinder” style cameras, and even though Fuji continues to improve the X-trans sensor (which, by the way, is probably also manufactured by Sony to Fuji specifications: Sony makes many sensors for even the most expensive camera models of many brands), the traditional CMOS sensor can be said to yield colors that are perhaps more akin to what many photographers are expecting based on previous digital camera experience. There is no doubt that the X-trans sensor yields a unique visual signature in terms of its color palette, and although I use the X-H1 camera and find the images to be fantastic, I put on my CMOS “hat” when I use the X-T100 and am quite impressed with the results, even though they yield different visual signatures than what an X-trans sensor would produce. Pictures are crisp, saturated, have a natural look, and the many different Fuji filters (Velvia, Standard, Sepia, Classic Chrome, etc.) that can be automatically applied to the photos are quite useful, and quite good-looking, as well. This same sensor is used in many different cameras by different manufacturers, so it’s a tried-and-true design about which one can find little to criticize. It’s also capable of producing stunning RAW images if you wish to go through the extra step of using RAW instead of jpeg. Software is included to convert the RAW images and also to process them, but most all major software editing programs (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, etc., will also do this conversion: one of the best Fuji RAW converters, by the way, is “Iridient X-transformer,” but you’ll have to do a web search for that program.)

I’ve tested the X-T100 camera with approximately ten of Fuji’s lenses, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at the results. Now, of course, it is true that many of the lenses I’m using are each more expensive than the entire X-T100 camera kit, so someone might be tempted to say, “What does that prove?” But the point is that the camera itself and its sensor are capable of capturing truly good photographs at high resolution and with beautiful color. In fact, the sensor operates well enough that, while flipping through the images on the computer with an image viewer, I can clearly see the difference in optical characteristics of each lens without even looking at the EXIF data to see what lens was used for each shot. This is an indication that the sensor and the camera are doing a very good job of capturing exactly what information the lens is sending to them. And again, try not to in intuitively reject the XC 15-45mm lens because of its cheapness and “XC” status. It actually turns out some truly terrific pictures that could easily be mixed in with shots from some of the most expensive lenses that Fuji makes. Some of this comes down to “pixel peeping” and the level of scrutiny at which you are willing to analyze a shot, but if you’re just looking at the overall results of an image, this introductory kit lens is truly outstanding, and to boot, has built-in optical image stabilization, a real plus. (If you are new to the Fuji X mount system, Fuji lenses are routinely compared to lenses two and three times their price, but the majority of them do not have image stabilization: this cheap XC 15-45mm lens DOES have image stabilization, along with the much more expensive XF 10-24mm, the XF 50-200mm, and the XF 18-55mm lenses, and a handful of other Fuji lenses: most other Fuji lenses are “fast primes” which aim at the highest picture quality using very wide apertures, are generally heavy, and expensive compared to this kit lens, and will not have image stabilization). Again, I encourage any skeptic to take out this little cheap lens and see what it produces in terms of image quality. I argue that this lens should likely be in the collection of ANY Fuji X mount shooter, regardless of camera model, and even if all the expensive “XF” lenses are already in their collection.

I would not hesitate to recommend this camera to anyone wishing to take fantastic pictures at a reasonable price and not caring around a big, heavy camera to do so. The X-T100 is a terrific “entry-level” camera but it is also so much more than that, and it can also serve the needs of more experienced photographers may not want to carry heavy equipment for a shoot. And, with proper, careful usage, and yes, with the ability to access some of Fuji’s superlative X-series lenses, the results this camera can turn out are truly spectacular when you consider its price point. Adding in its build quality, we have here what I can consider only a truly excellent camera. I encourage you to carefully look into it. Fuji has done it YET again, creating an outperformer that might very well be overlooked because of its lower price. Five stars.

FUJIFILM X-T100 CAMERA – PLUSSES
++ Excellent image quality, with richly saturated color, and good sharpness
++ Very good build quality, particularly when considering the price point (entire top and bottom is made of magnesium alloy)
++ Body is composite metal/hardened plastic; not up to X-H1 and X-T2 levels, but extremely solid/attractive for its price point
++ Very nice viewfinder, particularly for the price point (2,360K-dot OLED color, 100% coverage, and diopter control)
++ Direct control of many features via TOUCH (!) on the main viewscreen
++ Super “SR+” mode allows newcomers to let the camera figure out almost everything on its own until manual features are learned
++ “Q” button on the rear gives quick access to many of the camera’s main controls and is customizable
++ Relatively lightweight, particularly when used with the kit lens
++ Kit lens, though plastic, is in no way a piece of junk; the lens is actually is capable of producing truly good images
++ Kit lens has built-in optical image stabilization, somewhat rare for the Fuji X mount line
++ Kit lens starts at a fairly wide 15mm, also unusual for a kit lens (15mm is wide enough for the interior shooting of rooms, for example)
++ No shortage of both hardware and software controls, allowing you to take control of the camera, or allow the camera to do all the decision-making
++ Buttons and knobs work reassuringly well, firm and with good operational tolerances
++ Extremely sturdy and reassuring manual flash lever/pop-up mechanism
++ Removable grip screws into the right-hand side of the camera to aid gripping (can be attached at will by using a penny as a screwdriver)
++ Outstanding, TWO-axis rotational LCD screen that also looks great
++ Provides access to all of Fuji’s truly outstanding range of X-mount lenses (check on firmware updates for both the lenses AND the camera)
++ “Performance mode” speeds up camera operations (but will reduce battery life)
++ Inexpensive for everything you get
++ Comes in three colors; the champagne gold is particularly nice (This is individual taste, of course, but the champagne color is quite striking and unusual for a camera — others may prefer the more traditional black or silver, both of which also look nice.)
++ A couple of good third party battery manufacturers make very inexpensive batteries that can be used for backups (try the Wasabi Power Battery for Fujifilm NP-W126, NP-W126S (2-Pack) for a pair for $18, and that work fine as backup batteries; I recommend having two AUTHENTIC Fuji NP-W126S batteries (make sure they are the “S” models, not the older, non-“S” models), and two of the Wasabi’s for backup
++ DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THIS: if you take good care of the camera, the lens, and the original packaging, you’ll be able to EASILY re-sell it down the road; the camera will not lose its draw on the used market (keep the original box in good shape, keep the inner boxes and bags, and all parts: this is a big aid to reselling should you ever decide to sell)

FUJIFILM X-T100 CAMERA – MINUSES
— Sluggish shot speeds, particular at higher aperture settings
— The recommended battery, the newer Fuji NW-126S, is eye-wateringly expensive
— Eye viewer has no option/ability for adding a rubber extension cup (a BIG mistake, one of the few on the camera)
— No external battery charger supplied (try the Kastar LCD Dual Charger for Fujifilm NP-W126 NP-W126S and FUJIFILM X-Pro2 / X-Pro1 / X-T2 / X-T1 / X-T10 / X-E2S / X-E2 / X-E1 / X-M1 / X-A10 / X-A3 / X-A2 / X-A1, FinePix HS50EXR / HS30EXR / HS33EXR for only $11, which not only works great, but can SIMULTANEOUSLY charge TWO batteries at a time, and also charges batteries FAST, too)
— Kit lens, while giving excellent performance, has limited range (3x)
— Fuji neck strap, while functional, is probably not what you will be most comfortable with, and will need to be replaced with a nicer strap
— Camera responsiveness is not up to the levels of the X-T2 or the X-H1, but that is perhaps to be expected at this price point
— Neither camera nor lens made in Japan, like most Fuji equipment pieces are (but are nevertheless of good quality)

FUJINON XC 15-45mm Lens Review (Reposted here from the original post for convenience):

Title:
Fuji’s Least Expensive Lens is a Much-Needed Entry into the Fujinon Lens Line and is Surprisingly Good

Review:
Those who have experience with the incredible Fuji “XF” lenses, particularly models like the XF 56mm, the XF 90mm, and the XF 35mm (either variant), might have an instinctive “lurch” backward when Fuji puts out another “XC” lens because we know that any “XC” lens is not going to be constructed with those first-rate steel components, silky smooth rings, and wonderfully designed blades of the “XF” line. However, much of photography is knowing what you need and when you need it, and almost always under any but the most exceptional conditions, consists of a series of compromises that the photographer must work around to get the desired shot.

And thus it is with this little fellow, a new “XC” lens, not manufactured in Japan (mine is from the Philippines), not built of steel (the “XC” models use all plastic), not supplied with a standard Fuji black rear end cap (a push-on style semi-opaque white plastic piece is substituted), and packaged in a minimalist fashion (not as some “XF” lenses come, with black-fold magnetically attached flaps, lens cloths/wraps, etc.). So, why bother? Well, because–and this has been my contention for many years now, and am not alone in this viewpoint–that most of the “XC” lenses take terrific images because they still contain well designed and well-crafted glass elements which, together, makes up the “lens,” and then simply omit all those wonderful other construction components we love in the “XF” line but are also priced accordingly. Some of the best photos I have taken, for example, were surprisingly taken with the humble XC 16-50mm lens, a model that was routinely scoffed at because of its plastic construction and because it was the kit lens for Fuji’s least expensive model, the original “X-A1” (but more on the XC 16-50mm lens, below). But it is not, ultimately, all that beautiful metal and silky aperture rings that make an image, but the glass elements employed in a lens, and Fuji doesn’t skimp very much on this, even when they put out an “XC” model.

This new “XC” lens fills a much-neglected hole in the X-mount line-up in regards to field of view, starting at a pretty wide 15mm and zooming up to a modest 45mm. This range is actually the field of view where many photographers take the majority of their outdoor shots, and sometimes, indoors, and the closest we could previously achieve would be to choose an XF 14, 16, or 18mm prime lens, and then, when a wider shot was desired, move into the much more expensive, but brilliant, XF 10-24mm, which takes superb photos, but only zooms to 24mm, making it, essentially, a specialist lens (I use that lens, for example, all the time to shoot the interiors of French cathedrals). So, what this new entry into the Fujinon lens line provides is a VERY lightweight lens that begins at a quite wide 15mm width and then zooms, via with a zoom-by-wire mechanism, the first, I believe, in the Fuji lineup, to an acceptable 45mm.

Build quality is actually very good, despite it being one of the few Fujinon lenses not manufactured in Japan. Once you get used to its lightness, you can begin to discern that it is actually a well-built item, and the zoom-by-wire mechanism, too, works very well, requiring only a small turn of the ring (which can be done with a single finger!) to go all the way from one end to the other. As with many Fuji lenses, there is one ring for zoom, and a separate ring for focus, but there are no mechanical switches to turn off OIS or to turn off auto-aperture modes; these are accomplished through the menu system of the camera itself. No one will argue, I think, that Fuji precision lenses–even the most expensive ones–cannot be damaged by mistreatment: lens elements can become de-centered, etc., if one drops the lens, or perhaps knocks one into the sides of a doorway while passing through. But I will tell you a story that may shed some insight into the quality of the build of even the “XC” lenses. A number of years ago, I was photographing the Eiffel Tower from the Passy Viaduct in Paris and was swapping lenses. At one point, I dropped the XC 16-50mm lens about three feet to the concrete, and the lens bounced two or three times and then rolled away from me down the pavement. Of course, it was certainly ruined. But I dusted it off, tried to make sure there were no embedded dust, dirt, or pebbles, and then re-mounted the dropped lens onto the camera I was using at the time, which was the X-A1 (my first Fuji camera). I was shocked to find that the lens still worked just fine. Other than two small gouges in the plastic where the lens impacted the cement, the lens operated correctly, and I continued to use it repeatedly throughout that trip. Now, “don’t try this at home,” but it demonstrates that these “XC” lenses are NOT junk, but are just made of plastic, rather than steel (for example, the mounting plate on this 15-45mm lens is fully plastic, not brass).

The image quality of this lens is quite good. The lens has a surprising sharpness and good color, too, particularly for this price point. No, it won’t surpass your XF 16mm prime lens, but that’s a completely unfair comparison with one of Fuji’s nicest, and at three times the price. (But, nevertheless, you might be able to slip some shots from this lens past an experienced Fuji viewer with little indication the photos were taken with Fuji’s least expensive lens.) It’s light, too, and so if you are using the new X-H1 camera, you can “buy back” some of that extra weight while still having a decent range of view. The “fly-by-wire” focusing technology is different from the other Fuji lenses, and I would not necessarily wish to see it implemented on the high-end XF models, but it still works very well and is quick, too. Focusing is also fast and quiet. I have not noticed any focus hunting to speak of. You can see the sample images that others have posted, and once I get some of my own processed, I’ll try to upload a few myself.

So, for a $300 model, this lens is WELL worth the price and probably belongs in most Fuji shooter’s arsenal of lenses. It’s certainly an excellent choice for a vacation lens, so long as you supplement with a longer range lens when you need it. I love to shoot wide, but I don’t always want to carry around the XF 10-24. This lens gets me pretty close to that, though, and at 1/3 the price. Actually, it’s a bargain if you can accept that it is NOT an XF lens. This lens is a no-brainer, then, even for those shooting with the much more expensive XF lenses. It’s too bad that some Fuji X users, I believe, will overlook the lens because of its price point. Five stars, and congratulations, Fuji, for continuing to impress us, even with your least expensive lens model!

THREE-MONTH UPDATE
Well, I’ve been playing around with this lens now for more than three months, and just used it over the weekend on a shoot, along with a number of the much more expensive Fuji lenses. I was literally shocked at the image quality this lens produced, even when compared with some of the much more expensive Fuji lenses. Very sharp images, and good image quality. I say again: don’t overlook this lens because of its price and because it is an “XC” model. This lens is truly an outperformer in both image quality and price!

FUJINON XC 15-45mm Lens – Plusses
++ Great wide end (15mm) that zooms to 45mm
++ Optical Image stabilization built-in
++ Good sharpness and color
++ Fast autofocus
++ Quiet autofocus
++ Automatic barrel extension keeps the lens shorter when not in use
++ Very light (only about 130g)
++ Good quality and configuration of lens elements—not much skimping here!
++ Fly-by-wire zooming works fast and can be done with a single finger
++ Well constructed, even though it is all plastic and glass rather than the metal and glass of the “XF” line
++ Better-adhering lens cap than some of the most expensive XF lenses (Fuji is now slowly doing something about their “cap problem” so many have commented on)
++ The least expensive Fujinon lens on the market

FUJINON XC 15-45mm Lens – Minuses
— Like all “XC” lenses, does not come with the standard black Fuji rear end cap (what’s this all about?)
— Not the metal and glass construction of the “XF” line (is this really a minus? It’s the entire point of the XC line)
— No carrying case provided (well, would we expect that with a relatively inexpensive lens? However, I believe that Fuji is making a BIG mistake by not supplying high-quality cases with ALL their lenses, with “FUJINON” marked right on them. Most people would gladly pay the extra ten dollars for a good case, and Fuji would be taking advantage of a great marketing opportunity. Said another way, Fuji is MISSING OUT on a HUGE opportunity by not including branded lens cases with all their lenses.)

Carsten
4.0 out of 5 starsif absolutely wonderful crisp. When you eyes need glasses
June 24, 2018
Size: w/ 15-45mm LensColor: Champagne GoldConfiguration: Camera OnlyVerified Purchase
This is a cute little camera with a very light kit lens, i planned it to be the goto vacation camera. It weights a third of my X-H1 but has similar sized sensor and the X-mount fits my lenses.

The Electronic View Finder, EVF, if absolutely wonderful crisp. When you eyes need glasses, the LCD is not the best option, it is nice to just put the EVF to your eye and see clear again … with the full resolution of your eye.

The X-T100 is an entry level camera and it do not try to hide this. You can set it to fully automatic or you can dig into all the manual settings and twist the 4 dials or use the touch screen to “point-focus-and-shoot”.

The fully automatic mode SR+ is not to my liking, the focus is forced to continuous mode and hunts around, even on high contrast object. This function tries to guess what to focus and it more than often chooses random objects with the focus hunting back and forth.

The other modes PASM are more under user control and works just as expected. The many big dials come in handy for quick adjustments in these modes. The focus point can be moved around; but somehow it alway ends up in the corner; properly my big nose hitting the touch screen.

The film-simulations are as expected from Fujifilm, nice colors. I would properly limit the ISO to 1600 as 3200 looks too processed.

The default auto white-balance seems to be off, to me looks like too much blue; but all can be adjusted in camera.

The build-in focus stacking is fun to play with, it runs through the lenses focus range and make a 4k movie, with a sweep of many focus settings. In the play-back menu you can now select the best single frame or more interestingly; combine a many frames into one picture with huge depth-of-field. There will be artifacts; but still a cool feature.

The 4k video, well max 15 fps will not work for most people, so it is really only full-HD (1080) that is useful.

I found a few FW bugs; but by tradition Fujifilm will properly come with many FW updates.

Carter Moore
5.0 out of 5 starsThe perfect first camera for someone new to photography; capable & user friendly in an affordable package
July 25, 2018
Size: w/ 15-45mm LensColor: Dark SilverConfiguration: Camera OnlyVerified Purchase
After a month of deliberation I decided to make the jump into a new hobby and purchase the new Fujifilm X-T100. So far I am very happy with my purchase! As a newbie photographer this camera is everything I wanted and more. In my opinion I’ve found this to be a very capable camera, in a small package, at a reasonable price. I compared specs between every similar ~24MP, APS-C, Mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera on the market and finally purchased the X-T100. There are better cameras on the market for sure but I didn’t want to spend over a grand on my first camera. I feel that my X-T100 will be a very capable camera to learn photography with.
Pros:
Small Size for even a mirrorless camera
Quality Build
EVF included
APS-C sized sensor
Articulating touchscreen
Reasonable price
In the Fujifilm X-Mount Family

Cons:
Bayer Sensor instead of X-Trans like the X-T20
Difficulty finding a case (brand new model)

5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Bayer sensor yields bright, colorful jpegs like the X100! Solid camera with excellent results. PASM control wheel!
August 1, 2018
Size: w/ 15-45mm LensColor: Champagne GoldConfiguration: Camera Only
The special thing about the T100 is that it is a Bayer sensor camera, like the original breakthrough X100 of several years ago. After that Fuji went with the Trans sensor.

The Bayer sensor produces bright, happy jpegs with lots of color and light. About 80% of the average jpeg is color and bright, and only about 20% is dark. You can see that in the samples in the reviews. The T100 has the same bright colorful look as the X100.

Trans sensors in other Fuji cameras produce jpegs where shadows and dark areas are 70% of the picture, with only 30% colors and bright areas even in daylight. While the Trans does produce a somber, sharp, dramatic picture that makes old men filled with character and wrinkle definition, the Bayer sensors make women look 20 years younger, with less deep dark wrinkles and more rosy cheeks.

The camera feels solid, quality. Add a 27mm 2.8 tiny lens for ultimate portability.

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