Rangefinder shooters rejoice! Fuji has announced their latest X-Series performance point and shoot: the X100T. Immediately following its arrival, the X100 ushered in a competitive new market where large-sensor cameras, with fast prime lenses and an analog film aesthetic began to take hold. Now, nearly four years after the announcement of the original X100, Fuji has introduced their third model of the series.
First among the changes in the X100T is the improvements brought to the hybrid viewfinder: reduced lag time, brightness controls, and Natural Live View shooting displays. Focus peaking and a split image focusing mode can be triggered on the viewfinder, which now features 92% coverage and an adjustable focus area enlargement.
Film simulation has undergone its own change, with the X30’s Classic Chrome making an appearance on the X100T. The aperture control on the lens is now spaced in 1/3 EV increments, while the exposure compensation dial has been expanded to +/- 3, also at 1/3 EV stops. The command dial located where the thumb was, has now been switched to a dial, offering more fluid adjustment for when changing settings.
The hybrid AF system is rated at 0.08 seconds, the startup at 0.5 seconds, a shooting interval of 0.5 seconds and a shutter lag of only 0.01 seconds means this camera is speedy, and responsive. The electronic shutter is matched to meet this high speed, with a 1/32000 maximum shutter speed. Inside the camera you’ll also find an ND filter adjustment which can be used to reduce exposure by up to three full stops.
HD Video has undergone its own improvements, picking up the X30’s 1080p recording at 60fps, at a respectable 36 Mbps bit rate while also allowing full time manual focusing operation. If time lapse is your bag, then you’ll enjoy the built-in intervelometer, offering a file up to 999 frames with exposures from 1 second to 24 hours, offering you the opportunity to shoot a time lapse over a maximum duration of nearly three years.
As with a lot of new cameras being announced, Wi-Fi compatibility is included in the X100T. A Fujifilm Camera Remote offers wireless control of your camera via tablet or smartphone, while also allowing reviewing of photos. The same Wi-Fi setup can be used to transfer photos to your smart device, computer, or Fuji’s Instax printer systems for instant prints on the fly. Check out the full press release below for more information and pictures of the camera, and don’t forget to stay tuned for our samples and preview of the camera once we get our hands on it.
[ Fujifilm X100T Official Press Release ]
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