Latest Fujifilm X100F is a speed demon of a camera
Published On 27-March-2017
The original Fujifilm X100 was actually the camera that launched the mirror-less series of the company, and now finally we are getting its latest version.
The Fujifilm X100F basically follows the Fujifilm X100T, featuring a higher-resolution 24.3Mega Pixel X-Trans III CMOS APS-C sensor.
Another enhancement is the improved optical viewfinder, which now provides an extra 6x magnification besides the original 2.5x.
Fujifilm has also improved the frame rate of electronic viewfinder to 60 frames per second, to assist the street shooters for capturing the action in real time.
The autofocus system of the camera has also been vividly upgraded, along with the 91 autofocus points which is more than from the earlier 49 to assist along with shooting action.
Visually, Fujifilm has made some jerks to the X100F control scheme in contradiction with the X100T, involving the scuffling all the back buttons to make more space for the consumers to place their thumb.
An Auto Focus joystick, similarly on the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro 2, has also been added in this gadget.
For the 4th time in a row, Fujifilm has wedged to its guns along with the Fujinon 23mm f/2 lens, however the optic maybe still holds its own, even after all these years. But, we are most disappointed that this street shooting-focused camera still does not come along with the weather sealing.
The Fujifilm X100F is now available at almost $1,299 (approximately £1,060, AU$1,730), in black and silver color choices.
Last year we saw Fujifilm refresh its two top notch mirror-less cameras, so it looks just fitting that we see the latest X-Trans III sensor trickle down to medium range cameras such as the latest new Fujifilm X-T20, which succeeds the X-T10.
Along with latest featuring Fujifilm 24.3MP X-Trans III sensor, the X-T20 contains new touchscreen controls that permit the consumer to both capture shots as well as to review the images. The X-T20 moreover seed a host of other enhancement comprising of a 4K video shooting up to 30 frames per second as well as a boosted ±5 stops of exposure recompense.
The consumer can now also add a Grain effect for a distinct film-like graininess, along with the Fujifilm’s film-simulation filters.
Similar to the Fujifilm X100F, the X-T20 contains 91 autofocus points that cover the complete image sensor.
It is also now available in black and silver color choices along with the price tag of almost $899 (approximately £730, AU$1,200).
The consumers can now buy the mid-range camera as a kit along with the XF 18-55mm lens for $1,199 (almost £1,630, AU$1,600), or along with the XC 16-50mm lens for $999 (almost £810, AU$1,330).
Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 WR
Fujifilm has also added a latest addition to its lens family in the form of the XF 50mm f/2 WR. As the name implies, it would be the latest weatherproof lens of the company, while internally the lens is constructed of 9 glass elements in 7 groups, along with one a-spherical extra-low dispersion lens.
Along with the exceptional autofocus system, brilliant handling and an advanced sensor that provides pin-sharp images, the X-T2 has to be one of the most wanted cameras available at present.