Although it’s aimed at beginners the Fujifilm X-T100 has a nice solid build, a good quality viewfinder and a robust-feeling 3-way tilting screen. In fact, the build quality is so good, it doesn’t feel like an entry-level camera. Inside it has a regular design 24Mp CMOS sensor rather than the X-Trans CMOS III design chip of X-series cameras further up the Fujifilm line, but it still delivers high-quality results. You also get 11 of Fujifilm’s superb Film Simulation modes, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity and a straightforward interface. We’re not fans of the power zoom of the XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens, but on the whole, the X-T100 is a good choice for beginners.
For Fujifilm X-T100
- High-quality viewfinder
- Attractive images
- Easy to use
Against Fujifilm X-T100
- Focusing can be sluggish
- 4K video only available at 15fps
- Power zoom kit lens
Inside the Fuji X-T100 is the same 24.2MP APS-C format CMOS sensor as is in the company’s X-A5. This means that the X-T100 has the more common Bayer colour filter array rather than the X-Trans array found in cameras like the Fujifilm X-T2, X-T20 and X-Pro 2.
This also means that there are phase-detection pixels on the sensor, which is good news for the autofocus system. There are 91 AF points in a 13×7 grid, with the central 35 being the phase detection points.
Fujifilm has combined the sensor with a processing engine that enables a maximum continuous shooting rate of 6fps (frames per second). This rate can be maintained for a burst of up to 26 jpegs. Alternatively, the Low Continuous shooting rate enables 3fps shooting until the card is full.
Fuji has given the X-T100 a native sensitivity range of ISO 200-12,800. If you’re prepared to sacrifice capturing raw files, the sensitivity range can be expanded to ISO 100-51,200.
There are also three customisable Auto settings with a maximum value of ISO 6400.
Viewfinder and Screen
As I mentioned earlier, the X-T100 has an electronic viewfinder. This is a 0.39inch 2,360,000-dot OLED device. This shows the entire image and previews the impact of the camera settings.
There’s also a 3inch, 1,040k-dot LCD screen with a unique 3-way tilting mechanism. This is unlike the tilting mechanism of the Fujifilm X-T2, but it’s not like the usual vari-angle hinging type you find elsewhere either. Nevertheless, it can be flipped out to the side for selfie shooting as well as tipped up or down for low and high-level shooting.
As you’d expect, the X-T100 has Wi-fi connectivity onboard for transferring images. However, it also has the low-power Bluetooth connectivity that introduced with the Fujifilm X-E3.
After initial pairing, this makes connecting your camera and smartphone easy.