Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fujifilm X-T100: First Look


Fujifilm has finally made a camera that I've been asking for all along (well almost), an ILC camera with a front facing articulating screen. No I don't care about taking selfies or group shots, I care about shooting video. Not only can I vlog with ease (the tally light on the X-H1 is nice but the camera is a brick), but I can shoot my YouTube videos with ease. Here's what Fujifilm says about the new camera:


Retro styled, portable in size and built around a powerful 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, the FUJIFILM X-T100 mirrorless digital camera is the ideal companion for creative everyday photography. Packed full of high spec features such as an advanced hybrid autofocus system that’s able to keep pace with even the most active subjects, a speedy 6fps continuous- shooting mode, high-resolution electronic viewfinder and intuitive swivelling touchscreen, it brings professional image making into everyone’s grasp. Boasting an ‘always on’ Bluetooth connection, 
the X-T100 connects seamlessly with your smart devices via an built-in Wi-Fi connection to instantly transfer your images . Also featuring 4K recording and the option to capture footage in HD at 100fps for super- slow-motion movies. 
The biggest difference between the new X-T100 and the similar looking X-T20 (obviously it's big brother or big sister) is the sensor (Bayer vs X-Trans) and processor (no-name vs X-Processor Pro). This isn't a replacement for your X-T20 or X-E3, but an option for someone who is currently in the Fujifilm eco-system who wants a competent companion video/stills camera with a forward facing screen. It's also the first non-X Trans sensor Fujifilm camera that I'm interested in, since it has a decent EVF (the same as the X-T20 and X-E3). Check out my latest YouTube video unboxing and first impressions for my full thoughts:




Key Information:
-$699.95 USD/ $899.99 CAD with XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens
-$599.95 USD/ $749.99 CAD body only
-3 colours: black, dark silver, champagne gold
-sales embargo June 18, 2018

Affiliate Links to pre-order the X-T100:


X-T100 body only (black): https://bhpho.to/2x9IraJ
X-T100 body only (champagne gold): https://bhpho.to/2KQQlro
X-T100 body only (dark silver): https://bhpho.to/2J8NkW2
X-T100 kit with XC 15-45mm lens: https://bhpho.to/2KS7VLQ

Key Features:
-fully articulating 3” touch screen for selfie mode (w/mic input)
-EVF on entry level ILC
-30min video HD 1920 x 1080 59.94p/50p/24p/23.98p
-High Speed Movie 1280x720 1.6x / 2x / 3.3x / 4x, Continuous recording : up to approx. 7 min 
-‘always on’ BLUETOOTH

Key Differences with X-T20/X-E3
-24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor Bayer (versus X-Trans colour filter array)
-fully articulating screen (first for Fujifilm)
-champagne colour?
-no ACROS film simulation on X-T100
-self timer: 2sec. / 10sec. / Smile / Buddy (LV.1 - LV.3) / Group (1-4 subjects) / Face Auto Shutter 
-increase D-RAM over X-A5
-different processor than X-A5
-improved touch screen
-preview film simulation real time
-only 6FPS mechanical shutter/ 8FPS or 14FPS electronic shutter

Key Similarities with X-T20/X-E3
-same EVF (0.39” 2.36 million 0.62x magnification)
-same shutter (1/4000th sec, 1/180th flash sync)
-same hybrid AF system, same exposure (256 zone metering)
-same ISO range (Bayer vs X-Trans)
-same touch screen features as X-E3 with EVF touch function
-same connections micro USB 2.0, micro HDMI, 2.5mm mic input
-same battery (NP-W126S)

As mentioned in my YouTube video, here are the two images I took consecutively using the Fujifilm X-H1 and the X-T100. Both used the same lens, same JPEG film simulation profile, same exposure. These are SOOC and absolutely no modifications. Details in FlickR and also in the EXIF data. This is just to see the difference between the sensors and processors. Please remember this is for personal use only. No re-posting!

Here is the link:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmckchLS

Finally, here is my first impressions article on FujiLove:
https://fujilove.com/fujifilm-x-t100-first-look-and-impressions/


AD Points from Fujifilm:
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor that enables a more shallow depth of field and excellent low-light image quality.
  • Intuitive swiveling 3.0” high resolution LCD screen meaning you can flip it outwards and easily frame-up selfies or video
    blogs, as well as being able to tilt it up and down.
  • Responsive touch screen controls, offering ease of use and functions such as tapping the screen to take a shot, as well as
    the option to scroll through filters and images when reviewing them.
  • 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder that allows for easy composition in bright light and gives you the option of turning off
    the LCD screen completely when shooting in the dark.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controls let you shoot with your camera remotely through your smartphone or tablet and
    transfer photos or videos to your smartphone using the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app (available on iOS and
    Android).
  • USB charging allows you to charge on-the-go, just as you would with your smart phone (or with optional BC-W126
    charger).
  • 4K video recording and the option to capture footage in HD at 100fps for super-slow-motion movies.
  • External microphone port means you can capture professional quality audio.
  • XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lightweight, compact power zoom kit lens takes wide and close up shots.
  • 6fps high-speed continuous shooting allows you to capture the perfect moment as the action unfolds.
  • 11 Film simulation modes are available for photos or video, including PROVIA (standard), the vibrant tones and saturated
    colors of Velvia (vivid), the soft tones of ASTIA (soft), the documentary-style tones of CLASSIC CHROME, Monochrome
    and Sepia.
  • 17 Creative Advanced Filter effects including HDR Art, Fisheye, Cross Screen, Toy Camera, Miniature, Dynamic Tone, Pop
    Color, Fog Remove, Soft Focus, High Key, Low Key and Partial Color.
  • Enhanced Scene Recognition (SR+) with face detection as well as main subject recognition. In this mode, the camera
    automatically recognizes the main subject by analyzing unique colour or noticeable contrast within the live view, and
    track it until it disappears from the screen.
  • Enhanced Auto Focus modes, including Zone and Wide/Tracking, ideal for sports, kids and pets.
  • Self Timer offers Smile Detection, Buddy Timer and Group Timer modes which automatically release the shutter when
    subjects smile, when two people are close together, or when a specified number of people come into the frame.
  • High ISO performance, up to 25600, produces clear images with astonishingly low noise, great for low-light nightscapes
    and indoor shots.
  • Panorama mode lets you shoot wide vistas without missing any details.
  • Up to 430 images per charge with the included rechargeable Li-ion battery. 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info! Looking forward to detailed comparisons to the X-trans. Looked at the pics on Flickr and I prefer the colors from the Bayer. Curious if the details in RAW hold up.

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    1. Yes because it was JPEG, colours could be affected by white balance algorithms, which is processor based, not sensor. RAW comparison would be more accurate, but I did want to give people an idea. Thanks for commenting!

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