I have had a pre-production copy of the new Fuji X100T for a week and I have been putting it through the paces to find out how much this camera has evolved since the first X100 was introduced at Photokina in 2010. It was the original X100 that started my love affair with Fuji cameras, and I haven’t looked back since selling my DSLR gear in favor of the Fuji X series for my small format cameras. Yes, I’m going back to film days and saying that 35mm full frame sensors and below are “small format.” That’s not a dig at full frame sensors. That’s just calling 35mm and below what it is. But, before I digress into hyperbole and enrage the trollz, let’s jump into this new camera and why or why not you might be interested in it.
This post is not a review of the Fuji X100T per se, but more of a first look at the new camera and its new features and my opinions about it.
UPGRADE #1 :: SPEED
To test the X100T I went back to the original X100 with the latest firmware running on it. I walked around and shot with the original X100 and was first surprised by how much that camera had changed with firmware updates. It is no longer the slow weird beast I fell in love with nearly four years ago.