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Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm’s X100T Digital Camera, which continues their hybrid design philosophy, and combines modern parts of photography technology with well-respected concepts from famous cameras, is a step forward in their hybrid design philosophy.

This rangefinder-styled camera, which makes use of its proprietary sensor design, has an APS-C-sized 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor, which provides the highest level of image clarity and sharpness possible due to the randomized pixel array, which does not require the use of a conventional optical low-pass filter.

Refined handling and viewing technologies have also been included to complement the imaging assets, including an Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder that combines both optical and electronic viewing modalities, as well as an electronic rangefinder for improved manual focusing and monitoring capabilities. This camera is also equipped with a fixed 35mm-equivalent f/2 lens, which elevates it to the top of the list of flexible and efficient cameras.

This lens is very useful while working in ordinary shooting scenarios. Classic themes are becoming increasingly important in modern technology, and the X100T incorporates both schools of thinking into usable and capable image-making equipment, as shown in the video below.

A new EXR Processor II, which complements the X-Trans sensor design, is used to deliver exceptional low-light sensitivity with maximum extended ISO 51200 and fast performance throughout the camera, including a continuous shooting rate of 6 frames per second, Intelligent Hybrid AF, Full HD 1080p video recording, and quick start-up, shutter lag, and shooting interval times.

Faster shutter speeds of up to 1/32,000 sec are possible thanks to a revised shutter mechanism that is now totally electronic and allows you to capture fast action or work in bright settings with wide apertures while still taking sharp images. In contrast, the Fujinon lens integrates a 3-stop neutral density filter into its construction, allowing for the use of shorter shutter speeds and larger apertures, allowing for better control over focus and movement in the image.

Fujifilm has drawn on its heritage as a film manufacturer to create a variety of Film Simulation modes, including the Classic Chrome mode, that is designed to replicate the distinctive attributes and colors of different film emulsions. The Classic Chrome mode is one of the most popular of these modes.

The design of the body makes use of the imaging capabilities while also providing durability and intuitiveness when shooting. The magnesium alloy top and bottom plates, as well as a dial-based design motif, all, contribute to the overall handling experience. For live view shooting or picture playback, a rear 3.0″ 1.04m-dot LCD panel provides a big viewing area, while a dedicated command dial and four-way controller make it simple to alter the camera’s settings.

Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the use of linked mobile devices to both send imagery to and remotely operate the camera from the camera, using the Fujifilm Camera Remote app, which is available for both iOS and Android smartphones.

Sensor with 16.3 Megapixels (APS-C X-Trans CMOS II)


The X100T is equipped with a huge 16.3MP APS-C CMOS image sensor, which produces images with excellent detail and high quality. The sensor is constructed with a randomized pixel pattern, which eliminates the need for an optical low-pass filter, which helps to reduce moiré and aliasing. It makes use of Fujifilm’s proprietary X-Trans pixel array.

It is possible to achieve improved image clarity by deleting this filter from the design. The EXR Processor II takes into consideration Lens Modulation Optimizer (LMO) parameters as well, which helps to automatically adjust for aberrations and diffraction blur in order to generate images with the highest possible inherent sharpness. It also makes use of backside illumination technology to aid in the integration of phase-detection pixels into the sensor, which results in increased focusing efficiency without compromising image quality.

The X-Trans sensor also works well in conjunction with the EXR Processor II, resulting in extremely effective noise reduction and a clean signal-to-noise ratio. It is possible to achieve a smoother-looking picture as a result of this, which is notably noticeable while photography in low-light circumstances with an extended sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200.

EXR Processor II 

Aside from improving low-light performance, the EXR Processor II also ensures that the camera system as a whole operates at a rapid pace. Approximately 0.5 seconds are required for the camera to start up; 0.01 seconds are required for the shutter to open, and 0.5 seconds are required for the camera to take a picture.

Additionally, this processing capability gives adequate speed to take full resolution photographs at a continuous rate of 6 frames per second for up to 25 consecutive full-quality JPEGs, or at a rate of 3 frames per second for the capacity of the memory card, depending on the configuration.

A photographic lens with a fixed focal length of 23mm f/2

For daily shooting, the built-in 23mm f/2 fixed focal length lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 35mm, making it a perfect single primary lens length for most situations. This fast wide-angle lens is purposely intended to be non-interchangeable and non-collapsible in order to provide the finest possible optical quality for the photographer.

This is accomplished by designing the rear lens group with a big diameter, which allows the group to be placed closer to the sensor, which results in a more compact overall profile for the camera. This near proximity to the image sensor also results in the best edge-to-edge sharpness and lighting, resulting in improved image quality.

The basic lens design consists of just eight components organized into six groups, with a single double-sided aspherical element for intrinsic distortion and aberration reduction, as well as a single double-sided aspherical element for innate distortion and aberration reduction. As an added bonus, the lens elements are coated with an HT-EBC coating, which reduces flare and ghosting while keeping picture contrast and color fidelity.

Also included in the design is a three-stop neutral density filter, which allows for better control over exposure periods while also encouraging the usage of larger apertures. In addition to providing a more fluid representation of moving things, this also provides improved control over your focus plane.

Because it produces more visually beautiful out-of-focus images, a nine-blade aperture diaphragm improves the ability to shoot with larger apertures while maintaining sharpness and detail. This lens can also focus on things as near as 3.9″ / 10cm away, which makes it ideal for taking macro-style images with this camera.

Viewfinder with Advanced Hybrid Technology

Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder incorporates both optical and electronic viewing methods, resulting in a unique product that combines the ease of an optical viewfinder with the technical improvements of an electronic viewfinder. The unique OVF/EVF switching lever is used to switch between the two different viewing modalities, allowing for a rapid transition between the two different modes.

The benefits of using an optical viewfinder are that it provides a crisp, undistorted image of the scene you’re capturing and that it decreases the shutter lag time to a bare minimum. The electronic viewfinder (EVF) allows you to fine-tune your focus, exposure, white balance, and other camera settings by allowing you to watch all of the applied settings before taking the exposure.

An improved optical viewfinder now includes an electronic rangefinder mode, which pays homage to the traditional mechanical rangefinder cameras from which this camera takes its appearance. This mode allows for more refined and comparative manual focusing methods, as well as improved autofocus performance. Real-time parallax correction, as well as 92 percent frame coverage, allows you to focus and compose at the same time, resulting in more accurate framing.

The high-resolution 0.48″ 2.36m-dot EVF, on the other hand, gives you 100 percent frame coverage as well as the option to use electronic focusing aids for fine manual focus adjustment, which is particularly useful while shooting video.

Digital Split Picture, which makes use of the phase-detection pixels placed on the imaging sensor, is able to aid in the acquisition of accurate focus by displaying comparative in and out of focus parts of the image on the screen. A feature that contributes to manual focus accuracy is focus peaking, which is incorporated and allows for a more objective system of focusing by displaying sharp edges and lines of contrast in an easy-to-understand manner.

If you’re working with the EVF, you may also make use of the Shooting Effect Reflection settings to preview and use selected camera effects, such as Film Simulation modes, while you’re working with the camera. When this setting is turned off, the image will revert to a natural view that is devoid of any exposure or camera settings that have been applied. This will make it easier to work in low-light environments and will minimize any display latency significantly.

A big 3.0″ 1.04m-dot LCD monitor, in contrast to both eye-level viewing ways, is also included in the design of the X100chassis. T’s Using this screen for image evaluation and menu navigation, as well as while working from a tripod to provide a bigger viewing display, is very advantageous.

Fujifilm X100T Specs

Price
MSRP$1299.95
Body typeLarge sensor compact
Max resolution4896 x 3264
Other resolutions4896x2760,264 × 3264, 3456x2304, 3456x1944, 2304 × 230, 2496x1664, 2496x1408 , 1664 × 1664
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorEXR Processor II
ISOAuto, 200-6400 (expands to 100-51200)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
Focal length (Equiv.)35 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF2
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range10 cm (3.94″)
Number of focus points49
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic and Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage92%
Viewfinder magnification0.5×
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/32000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesNo
Built-in flashYes
Flash range9.00 m (at ISO 1600)
External flashYes (hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, commander
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMultiAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
FormatH.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with smartphone control
Remote controlYes
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NP-95 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)330
Weight (inc. batteries)440 g (0.97 lb / 15.52 oz)
Dimensions127 x 74 x 52 mm (5 x 2.91 x 2.05″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone

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