Fujifilm X100F – What’s new and better than the X100T?
Fuji X100F Vs the Fuji X100T
The rangefinder style Fuji X100T was a flagship compact camera with fixed lens until Fujifilm launched the 4th iteration of the famous X100 Series – The Fujifilm X100F
Let’s have a look at the key differences between the X100T & the X100F
The X100F has an upgraded 24.3 Megapixel X Trans CMOS III sensor whereas the X100T has a 16MP X Trans CMOS II. Both cameras have APSC sized sensors. The X100F has a low pass filter to its new sensor which means sharper pictures. The processor of the X100F is faster and gives a start-up time of 0.5 seconds with autofocus speed of 0.08 seconds.
The X100F has an advanced hybrid viewfinder. The refresh rate of this EVF has been increased from 53 Fps to 60 Fps.
The X100F has a new layout with a focus lever control which is a new addition and is not present in the X100T. This is going to make a lot of photographers happy. The lever will act as a joystick to select focus and has multi direction movements.
Another improvement is in the no of focus points. The X100F has 325 focus points available in the 91 point arrangement, whereas the X100T has 49 focus points. This is perhaps the biggest upgrade for the camera.
The lens on both the cameras is the same 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) F 2.0 and consists of 6 groups, 8 lenses (1 aspherical glass molded lens included)
The LCD Monitor has not been upgraded in the X100F and is the same as that of the X100T – 3.0 inch, aspect ratio 3:2 (approx.), 1040k TFT colour LCD with 100% coverage
The focus distance on the X100F is normally 10cm to infinity. With the X100T it is 50 cm to infinity. Only with the macro mode on with the X100T you can get a focus distance of 10 cm to 2 m.
There is an added dial on the X100F. The ISO dial is built within the shutter speed dial to give a quick glance at the ISO and shutter speed while shooting.
Exposure compensation of the Fujifilm X100F is going to give relief to a lot of photographers because it has been upgraded to +- 5 EV. The X100T has +- 3 Ev exposure compensation. This feature matters to not all, but many photographers out there.
The Across film simulation has been added to the X100F just like the Xt2 and the X pro 2. The Fujifilm X100F is slightly heavier at 469 grams than the X100T at 440 grams.
There is a change in the batteries of the X100F. It uses LI-ION NP W126S batteries unlike the X100T which uses NP 95 Batteries. Both Cameras have full HD Movie recording. The battery life of the X100F is between 270 to 390 shots depending upon the usage of the hybrid viewfinder. Using the EVF will drain the battery more.
Watch this video for a detailed comparison between the two cameras.
For those who already own the x100T, there is a better option available if you are into professional work. There is definitely a reason to upgrade to a faster processor and high megapixel count. For those who post on social media like Facebook and Instagram, the X100T is still a very good camera.
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