Fufjifilm X100T

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x100tThe Fujifilm X100T is the company’s flagship, premium, compact, fixed lens camera, featuring an advanced hybrid viewfinder with an electronic rangefinder delivering reduced display lag times, automatic brightness controls and a Natural Live View shooting display.

The camera combines the resolution and power of the 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II with a Fujinon 23 mm f/2 fixed lens. To give photographers a new type of film simulation to work with, the X100T offers new ‘Classic Chrome’ film simulation that delivers muted tones and deep colour reproduction.

The hybrid viewfinder with electronic rangefinder allows focusing as if using a mechanical rangefinder. While in optical viewfinder mode, pushing the OVF / EVF switching lever to the left will switch the viewfinder to electronic rangefinder mode. Additionally, focus peak highlight and digital split image can be selected, and the magnification of the focused area can be changed. Compared to the X100S, the frame coverage in the X100T has been increased from 90 to 92 percent, and the field of view can now be accurately checked closer to the actual subject. The X100T also uses real-time parallax correction for more accurate image composition. Reframing after bringing the image into focus is no longer necessary.

Photographers also now have access to shooting effect reflection settings within the hybrid viewfinder to recreate selected camera effects, including film simulations. When turned off, users can see the natural view. The image within the finder is displayed at the maximum frame when shooting under dim light and dark areas such as night scenes, enabling shooting while looking at a smooth image, all while greatly reducing display lag time.

x100t_backThe camera now allows photographers to set the aperture to 1/3 steps using the aperture ring, while the exposure compensation dial has been extended to ±3 stops. Also, the command lever has been changed to a command dial, and through the adoption of a 4-way controller to improve operability. The X100T is also now equipped with 7 customizable Fn buttons.

The camera has an upgraded body that is die-cast magnesium on the top surface and bottom of the body. The X100T’s aperture ring, shutter speed dial, and exposure compensation dial now have a groove shaped pattern for an improved feel and grip. The X100Talso features a high-definition 3-inch LCD.

Other features include: ND filter equivalent to 3 stops of aperture; high speed continuous shooting of 6fps (25 frames continuously in JPEG at full resolution); completely electronic shutter up to 1/32000 sec; Full HD video, 1080p at 60fps and bit rate of 36Mbps, plus frame rates of 50fps, 30fps, 25fps and 24fps; manual focus available during video recording; free remote app and wireless communication function allows users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via WiFi.

Accessories include a new hand grip; wide and tele conversion lenses; leather case; external mic.

The Fujifilm X100T will be available in silver and all black in mid-November for $1399.99.

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