Review Date: December 1, 2014
Category: Serious to Advanced Amateur
Photoxels Editor’s Choice – Compact Premium
This Fujifilm X100T Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified.
Compact large sensor cameras come in two flavors: with interchangeable lenses and with fixed lens. The Fujifilm X100T is of the second variety: a compact premium fixed lens digital camera with a 16.3MP X-Trans II APS-C CMOS sensor and EXR II Processor (both same as on the X100S), and a high quality prime Fujinon 35mm (equiv.) f/2 lens.
All the buzz surrounding this head (and heart)-stopping beauty revolves around three main differentiators: 1) outstanding image quality rivaling top end DSLRs in a compact package; 2) an advanced hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder that works superbly, even while manual focusing using the optical viewfinder; and, 3) dedicated and intuitive dials that directly control exposure settings.
If you are looking for a large sensor digital camera that will accept interchangeable lenses, check out Fujifilm’s X-E and X-Pro1 series. The X100 series are meant to be compact, unobstrusive, low-key, inconspicuous, approachable and friendly — and the X100T succeeds in looking unthreatening with its rangefinder-style looks. Still, there’s no denying the gorgeous retro looks of the X100T and many of you will “fall in love” with it and make a purchasing decision based on your heart; the fact that it rivals top-end DSLRs in image quality and peformance will make the purchase decision seems like it’s based on hard calculating head facts also.
Head or heart, you can’t go wrong with the Fujifilm X100T. You will have in your hands a finely crafted camera with excellent image quality, excellent build and ergonomics, and it is an even more delightful camera to use now in its third revision.