Despite the fact that every year fans to take on smartphones is becoming more and professional photographers fighting for the perfect image quality in heavy weight category, the segment of compact mirrorless cameras is still kept. Please recommend a good, small, inexpensive camera for a beginner – perhaps the most common among those that have to react to the photographer and specialist photography.

Fujifilm X-T100 fits perfectly into these “requirements” – it combines relatively small size with a signature design scheme includes a large number of analog selectors and an extensive set of interesting features. From the older X-series cameras it, in turn, distinguishes the sensor with a standard arrangement of pixels and low-pass filter. Whether the fruit of a compromise?

Who created the camera?

First and foremost, of course, the Fujifilm X-T100 is designed for beginners Amateur photographers who have decided to “move” from a smartphone (or an old dish soap) on a more serious camera, but not yet confident in their abilities. The beauty of the camera is that it can help with comfort and pleasure to shoot in auto mode, if you wish, playing with different effects and filters, and without going into technical details. Such a camera, for example, you can give a trip or parents to give thirsty children creativity. At the same time, the Fujifilm X-T100 has everything to seriously pursue photography, to study its nuances and even earn money on the set. I personally know photographers who have made their choice in favor of compact mirrorless cameras such level, and it does not prevent them to conduct commercial photo shoots.

Fujifilm X-T100 can also be a good second camera for those photographers who like always to “be alert” but not ready to wear a set of heavy equipment – in this smartphone with its limited functionality and a lens with a fixed focal length (or at best with double zoom) is not enough.

Key features camera

Fujifilm X-T100 is a mirrorless entry level camera, as it is positioning the company-manufacturer. In its innards it is largely similar to the previously released model X-A5, however, is markedly different in design and execution – for example, in the X-T100 has a viewfinder.

Fujifilm X-T100 Fujifilm X-T20 Olympus OM-D E-M10 III Panasonic Lumix GX80 Canon EOS M50
Image sensor The 23.6 × 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS The 23.6 × 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS III 17,3 × 13 mm (Micro 4/3) Live MOS 17,3 × 13 mm (Micro 4/3) Live MOS The 22.3 × 14.9 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Effective number of pixels 24.2 megapixels 24.3 megapixel 16.1 megapixels 16 megapixels 24.2 megapixels
Stabilizer Electronic No Built-in camera, 5-axis Built-in camera, 5-axis No
Photo format JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW 14-bit JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW 14-bit JPEG (EXIF 2.30), RAW 12 bit JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW JPEG (EXIF 2.30), RAW 14-bit
Video format MP4 MP4 MOV AVCHD, MP4 MP4
Mount Fujifilm X mount Fujifilm X mount Micro 4/3 Micro 4/3 Canon EF-M
Frame size up to 6000 × 4000 pixels up to 6000 × 4000 pixels up to 4592 × 3448 pixels up to 4592 × 3448 pixels up to 6000 × 4000 pixels
Video resolution up to 3840 × 2160 pixels (15 fps) up to 3840 × 2160 pixels (30 fps) up to 3840 × 2160 pixels (30 fps) up to 3840 × 2160 pixels (30 fps) up to 3840 × 2160 pixels (25 fps)
Sensitivity ISO 200-12800, expandable to ISO 100, 25600 and 51200 ISO 200-12800, expandable to ISO 100, 25600 and 51200 ISO 200-25600 with the possibility of expansion to ISO 100 ISO 200-25600 with the possibility of expansion to ISO 100 ISO 100-25600 expandable to ISO 51200
Shutter Mechanical shutter: 1/4000 – 30 s;
electronic shutter: 1/32000 – 4;
long (Bulb): max. 60 minutes
Mechanical shutter: 1/4000 – 30 s;
electronic shutter: 1/32000 – 1 sec;
long (Bulb): max. 60 minutes
Mechanical shutter: 1/4000 – 60 s;
Electronic shutter: 1/16000 – 30 s;
Long (Bulb): max. 30 minutes;
Silent mode
Mechanical shutter: 1/4000 – 60 s;
Electronic shutter: 1/16000 – 1;
Long (Bulb): max. 30 minutes;
Silent mode
Mechanical shutter: 1/4000 – 30 s;
long (Bulb)
The burst speed up to 6 frames per second with mechanical shutter up to 8 frames per second with mechanical shutter, up to 14 frames per second with electronic shutter up to 8.6 frames per second up to 8 frames per second; in the mode of 4K photos up to 30 frames per second with electronic shutter up to 10 frames per second with frame focus, up to 7.4 frames per second with focus tracking
Autofocus Hybrid, 91 point from which 35 – phase, located on the matrix Hybrid, 325 points, of which 169 – phase, located on the matrix Contrast, 121 area Contrast, 49 points Hybrid, Dual Pixel CMOS, 143 points
Metering modes TTL-metering in 256 points multi-point/weighted average/spot TTL-metering in 256 points multi-point/center-weighted/average weighted/spot TTL-metering 324 zones ESP/center-weighted/spot/light area/shadow TTL-metering in 1728 points, multipoint/centre weighted/spot TTL-metering at 384 zones, evaluative/partial/center-weighted/spot
Compensation ±5 EV in 1/3-step increments ±5 EV in 1/3-step increments ±5 EV in 1/3-step increments ±5 EV in 1/3-step increments ±5 EV in 1/3-step increments
Built-in flash There are, built-in, guide number 7 (ISO 200) Yes, built-in, guide number 7 (ISO 200) There, the guide number is approximately 8,2 Is equivalent to GN6.0 (ISO 200), the equivalent of GN4.2 (ISO 100) There, the guide number is approximately 5
Self-timer 2/10 with 2/10 with 2/12 with 2/10 with 2/10 with
Memory card single slot SD/SDHC/SDXC(UHS-I) single slot SD/SDHC/SDXC(UHS-I) SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II) SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-II) SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I)
Display 3 inch, 1 040 thousand points of inclined 3 inch, 1 040 thousand points of inclined LCD, 3 inch, 1 040 thousand points, touch, swivel LCD, 3 inch, 1040 thousand pixels, touch, tilt LCD, 3 inch, 1 040 thousand points, touch, swivel
Viewfinder Electronic (OLED with 2360 thousand points) Electronic (OLED with 2360 thousand points) Electronic (OLED with 2360 thousand points) Electronic (OLED with 2360 thousand points), rotary Electronic (OLED with 2360 thousand points)
Interfaces HDMI, USB, 2.5 mm for external microphone/remote control HDMI, USB, 2.5 mm for external microphone/remote control misroUSB, miniHDMI HDMI, USB, external microphone misroUSB, miniHDMI, external MIC
Wireless modules Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi, NFC Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth
Food Li-ion battery NP-W126S with a capacity of 8.7 WH (1200 mAh, 7.2 V) Li-ion battery NP-W126S with a capacity of 8.7 WH (1200 mAh, 7.2 V) Li-ion battery BLS-50 with a capacity of 8.7 WH (1210 mAh, 7.2 V) Li-ion battery DMW-BLC12E with a capacity of 8.7 WH (1200 mAh, 7.2 V) Li-ion battery LP-E12 capacity of 6.3 W·h (875 mAh, 7.2 V)
Dimensions 121 × 83 × 47,4 mm Of 118.4 × 82,8 × 41,4 mm 121,5 × 83,6 × 49.5 mm 133,2 x 77,9 x 63,1 mm 116,3 × 88,1 x 58,7 mm
Weight 448 grams (incl. the battery and memory card) 383 grams (incl. the battery and memory card) 410 grams (incl. the battery and memory card) 487 grams (incl. the battery and memory card) 387-390 grams (incl. the battery and memory card), depending on the color variation
Current price 39 990 rubles for the version without lens (body); 45 990 rubles for the version with lens (kit) 54 990 rubles for the version without lens (body); 65 990 rubles for the version with lens (kit) 42 990 rubles for the version without lens (body); 47 990 rubles for the version with lens (kit) 52 750 rubles for the version without lens (body); 67 990 rubles for the version with lens (kit) 42 990 rubles for the version with lens (kit)

Thus here, as in the younger X-A5 uses APS-C sensor with a Bayer structure – unlike most cameras Fujifilm, which used sensors with a non-standard arrangement of photosensitive elements. In this case, Fujifilm has gone the way of cheapening the end product, not introducing its proprietary “chip”. Sensor resolution of 24.2 million pixels. The camera has a hybrid AF system with 91 sensor (phase 35 + 56 contrast). Fujifilm X-T100 can capture video with Full HD resolution at 24 to 60 frames per second. It also provides the option of shooting 4K video – however, with a speed of 15 frames per second.

Another nice upgrade compared to the younger model – the presence of rotary in all planes of the LCD screen (i.e. the camera can even be used for shooting selfies).

Without traditional cameras modes Fujifilm film simulation in the X-T100, of course, also not done. In addition, experiments with color and other visual effects meets creative mode Advanced.

Like most modern cameras, there are modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Design, control and interface

Design with retropalatal are the hallmark of Fujifilm, in the case of the X-T100 she was not cheating. The camera is available in three colors – all black, which got me to the test, and also in “dark silver” (Dark Silver) and “Golden champagne” (Champagne Gold).

The camera weighs 448 grams (with battery and memory card), standard Fujinon lens XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ is also very light and compact.

Apart from the staff, I was able to test the camera with Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 R WR and the Fujifilm XC 50-230mm f/4.5-6.7 OIS X-Mount. Both of these lens have their own features (after all, one of them compact fixed, and the other telezoom), but also have a very low weight and reasonable size. Camera with one or even a couple lenses easily fits into a very small purse, it motivates to carry it with you almost constantly. If large camera always calculates the probability to encounter the interesting plot, with the X-T100 don’t think about it – just put it in your bag, its weight is almost not felt.

The camera body is made of plastic with aluminum top cover. The working surface is rough, in hand Luggage not slip. The ledge to grip for a more comfortable work with the X-T100 is invited to purchase optional slip handle. But there is a ledge on its rear panel, to the stop of the thumb.

The camera has 6 programmable controls, the user can assign desired functions. The menu is very clearly demonstrated.

On the left-hand edge of the camera is a connector for microphone.

Top left we see the disk (by default responsible for setting the timer) with a lever to raise built-in flash. Next – the actual built-in flash and hot Shoe.

To the left is the selector of shooting modes, the shutter button with the lever on-off switch of the camera, movie recording button, the wheel that meets the default for the introduction of the exposure compensation/value setting shutter speed and functional key (by default assigned with the choice of values sensitivity).

Located on the rear panel buttons deleting, playback, viewfinder, button view mode, switching the modes of operation of the screen and viewfinder, call button quick menu.

Above, we see multifunctional wheel, responding, in particular, for changing the shutter speed or aperture (depending on shooting mode) and for the approximation of a fragment of a scene for more accurate focusing. Below is the button for calling the main menu with buttons for quick access to basic settings and call key information about the shooting parameters. Here is the swivel LCD display.

On the right side is a Jack for charging the camera and connecting to the computer.

From below we see the battery compartment and memory card and tripod socket.


Speaking about the usability of the camera, you have to understand that the manufacturer had to make a number of compromises in order not to sacrifice the compactness. Management bodies here quite a lot, and in General it is convenient – no need to constantly go into the menu to change a particular setting. But at the same time to place all these controls on the surface of the camera, I had to make them very tiny. Recording button, for example, moreover, that tiny, and located very close to other controls, so start video recording “blind” is problematic – need to look at the camera to get a finger where you want. Same thing with the functional button (Fn). Assume that men with large hands will be more difficult to adjust to the management tiny than me. Another of the inconveniences is very tight drive the introduction of compensation, it was not too comfortable.

Menu Fujifilm traditionally one of the most convenient, logically organized and intuitive. Red and blue denote, respectively, the sections responsible for camera settings (5 points) and the actual settings of the camera (3 points). The settings for this camera type quite a lot – experienced user can flexibly adjust the camera under itself, depending on the shooting situation. For example, under focus, we can not only enable or disable face recognition, but also to choose whether the camera giving priority to focusing the left or right eye shooting.

Navigating the menus is accomplished with the buttons to the right of the display. Touch control for menu navigation is not available, it is used solely to operate the focus point and the ability to make quick the one touch of the screen.

Quick menu Q button on the rear panel is also well organized: there are 16 items in which the user can add the most popular settings.

By itself, a good display: 3 inch LCD matrix, rotating mechanism, allowing not only to tilt the screen, but turn his “face unto me.” Somewhat frustrating is that the low resolution of 1.04 million dots. Viewfinder, for comparison, has a OLED-matrix with a diagonal of 0.39 inches and a resolution of 2.36 million dots – exactly the same as on the older model X-T20. It is the standard for cameras of this level to date.

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