The Fujifilm X-T100 is the brand's latest entry-level mirrorless camera, slotting in above the X-A5 and below the X-T20 in the X Series range.
Looks can be deceiving though, and while the X-T100 shares a design more closely related to the mid-priced X-T20, many of its internal features are actually borrowed from the X-A5.
While the X-A5 is geared towards more novice users looking for a simple to use camera that delivers noticeably better pictures than their smartphone, the X-T100 is that next small step up the ladder. With a built-in electronic viewfinder, and offering a greater degree of control than the more basic X-A5, the X-T100 is designed to appeal to those looking to get a bit more creative with their photography.
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Clever 3-way touchscreen display
- 4K video but only at 15fps
The X-T100 features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor with the more standard bayer array, as opposed to the unique X-Trans design featured in Fujifilm’s more advanced cameras like X-T20. What does this mean? The bottom line is that image quality won't quite rival its higher-priced siblings, but should satisfy most users.
It also means the camera is capable of shooting a pretty broad ISO range, from 100-51,200, although if you want to shoot raw you're restricted to the X-T100's native range of ISO200-12,800.
Sensor: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS
Lens mount: Fujifilm X-mount
Screen: 3.0-inch three-way touchscreen, 1,040,000 dots
Burst shooting: 6fps
Autofocus: 91-point AF
Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Battery life: 430 shots
The X-T100 can also shoot 4K video – but there is a small caveat here, as it's only at pedestrian 15fps. If you're after smooth video capture, you'll have to downsize to Full HD to achieve this.
The Fujifilm X-T100's 4K video capture capabilities aren't completely wasted though, with the camera sporting a 4K Burst Shooting mode that can capture 8MP images in a burst at 15fps. This is something Panasonic has offered for a while on its 4K-enabled cameras, although most of those can shoot at a faster rate. If you're wanting to shoot full-resolution images in rapid succession the X-T100 can shoot a burst of images at 6fps, which is some way off the 14fps offered by the X-T20.
The X-T100 features a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), with the 0.39-inch display featuring a decent 2.36 million-dot resolution and a similarly respectable 0.62x magnification.
As well as the EVF, the X-T100 as sports a very clever rear display that offers an even greater range of movement than the higher-end X-T2 and X-H1. This sees the screen able to be tilted away from the body for either waist-level or elevated shooting, while it can also be pulled outwards for those who fancy shooting selfies. It also has touchscreen functionality, including touch focus and shutter, pinch-to-zoom, drag to scroll the image and additional options using flick gestures.
Most users will get the X-T100 as a kit with the new retracting 15-45mm power zoom lens. With a focal length equivalent to around 23-68mm in full-frame terms it’s a little wider than the average kit lens, and a little shorter at its longest focal length.
In addition to Wi-Fi, the X-T100 features the low-power Bluetooth connectivity option we first saw on the X-E3. Once the camera has been paired with your smartphone using Fujifilm's free Camera Remote app sharing images should be a breeze, as the X-T100 will automatically connect to previously paired smartphones provided Bluetooth is turned on for both devices.