Fujifilm X100T – Fine Grinding of a Winning Concept

TEST: With a new smart wireless communication capability and so take the previous X100T early success with the X 100 even a notch ahead.

If you look at the Fujifilm boost in recent years so will note that it began with a little weird camera that, when launched, were met with mixed opinions. A compact fixed focal length lenses and large sensor, with a classic look.

People began to whisper about a Leica-copy and so on. But it was the camera that was the beginning of Fuji’s new and successful, and now well stocked, the X-series. X100T is the third iteration of the camera.

The step between the X 100 and X100Swas definitely bigger than between X100S and X100T. X100S answered virtually all of the complaints that had come on the X 100when it was released. With Fujifilm X100S thus managed to land many right and with the upgrade to X100T has made some minor adjustments and added some new features. On the one hand to hold the camera a date with competition, but also to refine the elements that are unique to the camera. At the heart of the camera is unchanged since the predecessor.

Sensor and processor are the same as before, as the lens, except that it had the opportunity to be adjusted in the third step directly on the aperture ring.

More increases functionality

The viewfinder is one of those little special features with X 100 cameras. It has retained its ability to serve as both optical and digital viewfinders, but now it has gotten an extra add-on. A little extra screen down in the right corner in the optical mode. It is a small plate that folds up on the focus area is projected digitally. The screen is supposed to be used to check the focus setting, both autofocus and manual focus, but it can of course also serve as a check to see if the white balancing and video simulations look good. If you do not want to use the digital viewfinder.

The advantage of the viewfinder in X100T is that you don’t have to choose if you want to have optical or electronic depending on what information you want to get up in the viewfinder. The camera lets you decide for yourself what information should appear in the various options. Do you want a histogram of the image in the optical viewfinder so you can have it.

Would you like a digital level gauge so you can choose the one that need to determine your choice of viewfinder is what you feel or what your preferences. But parallaxfelen, you say? Yes, they have also thought about. When you press the shutter button halfway down to set the sharpness to adjust the picture frame in the viewfinder to correspond to what the camera actually sees, not what you see through the viewfinder. Smart in every way.

The viewfinder also received the same refresh rate and delay (or rather lack of) X – T1, which means that you hardly notice any delay or other weirdness in the electronic viewfinder. It also means that it gets better video in low light. One advantage of this is that the digital viewfinder is brighter than the optical when it is so dark that it can get hard to see through the optical viewfinder.

Button layout change that appeared on X100S remains at X100T.Including the q button that gives access to a context menu to adjust the style, sensitivity, video simulation and white balance, among other things.

For the basic exposure adjustments and let them either manually via the shutter speed dial on the top of the camera and the lens ‘ aperture ring, or adjust these in their respective A-modes which allows the camera to automatically take care of the current setting. This system means that you don’t have any programs knob but instead chooses the type of automatism, if any, you want by using the various vredena.

There is a knob for exposure compensation, but if you want to adjust ISO to get make it through a shortcut menu. With a twisted even for ISO would almost never need to use the screen for exposure adjustments.

On the other hand, one would then probably have to pick off the exposure compensation dial to make room for a new knob so it’s a matter of priorities.

New on the video front

X100T has been loaded with the latest video simulation Classic Chrome to give a little more subdued color scale and slightly lower contrast. New on the video front (now we mean moving image) is that you can now set the exposure completely manually while filming, also ISO can be adjusted.

Unstable wifi

WiFi is something that is almost standard on cameras these days and it has its points. You can quickly transfer pictures and you can remotely control the camera, to name some.

But then required that wifiuppkopplingen is stable and easy to handle. Unfortunately, it feels like that Fujifilm has some way to go until they can compete with the best players. In both the X100T and the X 30 that we tested earlier so has wifiuppkopplingen been complicated and not worked entirely stable. It’s a bit of a shame because it would raise the camera another notch.

Image quality is the same class as with the predecessor X100S, who in turn was a substantial lift from the X 100. The sensor is still really competitive and it’s hard to find anything to complain about.

Conclusion

How to sew it together the SAC is Fujifilm X100T? Well, you could say it’s a souped-up version of X100S where the biggest change is the new features in the viewfinder.

The little extra digital magnification in the optical mode makes it possible to focus manually, with greater security, even if you want to use the optical viewfinder mode.

Otherwise, it is a really sharp compact camera with a large sensor and good lenses. Is stable wifi required perhaps to get the look on.

But for street or traveling and portrait photographer who want good quality in a compact and unobtrusive format, it’s a real hit.