Fujifilm X-T100 Review

July 19, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 24 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 10Mb.

The Fujifilm X-T100 produces images of excellent quality. It recorded noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100 all the way up to 3200, with a little noise at ISO 6400 and more visible noise and slight colour desaturation at the faster settings of ISO 12800 and 25600, an amazing performance for a camera with an APS-C sensor. The RAW files were also excellent, exhibiting more noise but still producing very usable images from ISO 100-6400.

The night photograph was excellent, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds being long enough for most after-dark shots, and the Bulb mode allowing much longer exposures if required. The Dynamic Range settings subtly improve detail in the shadows and highlights, while the Film Simulation modes hark back to a bygone era.

Noise

The Fujifilm X-T100 has has seven native ISO settings ranging from ISO 200 to ISO 12,800, for JPEG and RAW files. The ISO range can be extended down to ISO 100 and up to ISO 51,200 in JPEG format only. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting for both JPEG and RAW files.

JPEG RAW

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 51200 (100% Crop)

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File Quality

The Fujifilm X-100T has 2 different image quality settings available, with Fine being the highest quality option. Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

24M Fine (7.18Mb) (100% Crop) 24M Normal (4.14Mb) (100% Crop)
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24M RAW (41Mb) (100% Crop)
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Flash

Flash settings on the Fujifilm X-T100 are Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Synchro, 2nd Curtain Sync, Commander and Suppressed Flash (off). Red-eye removal can be applied to flash, plus a manually selected Flash Compensation up to ±2EV selected in values of 1/3EV. The sample pictures of flowers were taken at the same distance of approximately 1m.

Flash Off

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Flash On

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Flash Off

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Flash On

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Flash On - Red-eye Reduction

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Night

Using either mechanical or electronic shutter, the maximum shutter speed of the Fujifilm X-T100 is 30 seconds in manual exposure mode or up to four seconds in P Mode. There is also a Bulb mode which allows exposures up to 60 minutes long.

The exposure settings of the picture below are 4 seconds shutter speed, aperture of f/5.6 and ISO 200.

Night

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Film Simulations

Most cameras include a choice of colour styles, but Fujifilm names these colour styles Film Simulation because they are designed to emulate the company’s film stock. In the X-T100, there are 11 different film simulation choices, including Provia, Velvia, Astia and a range of monochrome with filters.

The camera offers a Film Simulation bracket mode in JPEG format only, where up to three different styles are captured with a single push of the shutter.

Provia / Standard

Velvia / Vivid

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Astia / Soft

B&W

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Sepia

Pro Neg

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Classic Chrome

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Advanced Filters

On the shooting mode dial is an option called Advanced Filter that offers 17 different filter effects (including six different ‘Partial Color’ effects). These effects can be selected quickly via the touchscreen and you’ll see the effect on the screen in real time.

Toy Camera

Miniature

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Pop Color

High-Key

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Low-Key

Dynamic Tone

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Soft Focus

Partial Color (Red)

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Partial Color (Orange)

Partial Color (Yellow)

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Partial Color (Green)

Partial Color (Blue)

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Partial Color (Purple)

Cross Screen

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Fisheye

Remove Fog

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HDR Art

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Panorama

The Fujifilm X-T100 can record a 6400x1440 pixel panorama by sweeping the camera from side to side.

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