Tech to Watch: The Fujifilm X-T100

FujiFilm XT100 All HeroRecently, Fujifilm announced the release of the new X-T100 compact mirrorless camera to its lineup of X Series cameras. The new X-T100 is aimed to entice photographers that have lusted over the X-T2’s retro-styling but may have also thought that the X-T20 may have been too much camera. On paper, the X-T100 appears to be a travel photographer or vlogger’s mirrorless dream come true; here’s how it stacks up.

X-T100 Features and Specs from Fujifilm

  • 24.2MP APS-C?CMOS?sensor and?high-speed imaging processor?equipped with?PhaseDetection?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.
  • Bluetooth®?version 4.1 low energy technology
  • Wi-Fi® image transfer and remote camera operation
  • Improved battery life for still images?-?approx.?430 frames
  • Start-up period:
    Approx. 0.4 sec., when High Performance mode set to ON
    Approx. 0.8 sec., when High Performance mode set to OFF
  • Photos can be sent to?instax?SHARE printers?using the free?“instax?SHARE”?app
  • Detachable Grip

Built to Move, Built to Capture

XT100 Travel Camera

The first thing that jumps out to us is the camera’s small footprint combined with the Fuji’s 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with Phase Detection. It’s the same sensor and image processor that’s found in the much larger (and more expensive) X-T2. We’re also very much in favor of the physical dials on the top of the camera even if they’re more of a traditional mode dial and a customizable dial./

On the video side, the X-T100 boasts the ability to shoot 4K and includes the option to connect an external mic which makes it an easy contender for anyone looking for the perfect vlogging rig. The Fujifilm X-T100’s ability to incorporate their film simulations into video allow for creativity without having to mess around with filters in your post-production editor of choice.

Fujifilm X-T100 trio lifestyle

But what really got us hyped, the sleek and stylish design of the Fujifilm X-T100 that’s paired with all the tech bells and whistles that you should expect from a modern camera – Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity to easily take high quality images via the remote-control function and share on your smartphone, geotagging (when using the Fujifilm Camera App), and the ability to print your photos directly from your camera.

We’re excited by the prospect of a sleek, stylish, and powerful travel camera that can produce great images without having to make many compromises. The X-T100 may be the camera to make non-camera folks take the plunge into digital photography.