What’s next for the Fuji X100t?

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Note:  This article, originally published on January 27th, 2016, continues to be one of the most popular pages on this site.  I think this speaks volumes as to the popularity of the X100 series, and I continue to update it as Fujifilm publishes new information or when new  suggestions or ideas arise from discussions with other Fujifilm users.  I should add that even though I am an Official Fujifilm X Photographer, none of the information here comes from any discussions I have had with Fujifilm.  The reality is simply that I am a huge fan of the X100 series.  I love my X-Pro2s, I loved working with a pre-release of the new X-T2, but the one I am really waiting for is the successor to the X100t as it is truly the perfect camera for me.   Now, on to the latest update of this article…

At the beginning of 2016 Fujifilm held a celebration for the 5th anniversary of the Fuji X system.    This camera series has been a huge part of my day to day life for so long now that it is remarkable to think that it has only been with us for 5 years.

The camera that started it all was the Fujifilm FinePix X100, originally shown to us in September, 2010 and introduced in February, 2011.  This little camera changed everything about photography for so many people.  It felt like a classic rangefinder, so comfortable and elegant in the hand.  It had manual controls, an aperture ring on the lens, and easily accessible dials for shutter speed and exposure compensation.  There was even an optical viewfinder to go along with its electronic one.  For those who have been shooting a long time there was something romantic about it…. like coming home to an old friend.

Under the hood the X100  had a large APS-C sensor… no small chip sensor here.  As with most first generation products, however, it wasn’t without its quirks.  The focusing in particular, both auto and manual, was very fussy.

Fujifilm didn’t rest on their laurels though:  They listened, they took notes, they paid attention, and much to everyone’s delight they updated the camera with free firmware upgrades to make it better and better.  In January, 2013 Fujifilm released the second version of this camera, the X100s, followed in September, 2014 by the X100t.

I have been shooting with the current X100t since the day it came out (upgraded from the X100s).  Like you would expect from a third generation product it is a dream to use.  It is fast, responsive, has a sensor that delivers beautiful images, has modern technology we have come to expect like wifi, yet it still retains the classic elegance and handling of the original X100 series camera.

(You can read more about my journey with these cameras HERE)

With the recent launch of the new Fuji X-Pro2 and the X-T2 I’ve been thinking a lot about what may be next for this little camera that I love so much.  This constant companion, that has traveled the world with me and rekindled my love of photography.

Here are some thoughts…

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Possible updates via firmware upgrades

Fuji has aggressively updated the firmware of many of their cameras, but have been surprisingly light on firmware updates for the X100s and its successor, the current X100t.  While the X100t is a dream to use, there are a few things that I believe could be tweaked via firmware that would significantly enhance the usability.

I would add that, not being an engineer, these may be things Fuji has already considered and rejected for appropriate reasons.  Still, as an avid user and member of the Fuji community it never hurts to dream, does it?

With that said here goes:

Faster minimum shutter speed in AUTO ISO

When I am out and about shooting street photography I tend to leave my camera in Aperture Priority, usually around f/5.6 – f/11 depending on lighting conditions.  I set my Auto ISO for a minimum shutter speed of 1/125th, and to allow the ISO to rise to 3200 to maintain that shutter speed as needed.  I am 100% confident in the high ISO performance of these cameras, so 3200 is fine with me.

The downfall to this is capturing people moving… 1/125th is often not fast enough.  On my X-T1 I can set my Auto ISO to maintain a minimum shutter speed of 1/500th!

Now, I don’t know if this is a limitation of the X100t’s leaf shutter versus the focal plane shutter in the X-T1 (not an engineer).  If it is possible though, I would LOVE a faster minimum shutter speed in Auto ISO.  This would actually be my number one request.

can we bracket just a little bit more?

As an avid landscape and cityscape shooter there are times when I find myself without filters, and shoot multiple bracketed exposures to ensure I capture the entire dynamic range in the photo I am making.

Currently, the X100t only allows bracketing to 1 stop +/- EV, while the new X-Pro2 and X-T2 allow bracketed exposures to 2 stops +/- EV.   It would seem to me (again, not an engineer) that it would be possible to allow for a wider range of bracketed exposures to provide more flexibility in post production.

more options in saved custom settings

This is one that most people probably don’t care about, and even for me it would be a rarely used thing.  But, daring to dream…

I occasionally enjoy playing with the advanced filters, especially the toy camera filter with a square crop.  It reminds me of old Holga photographs and is a fun way to “Think Different”.

Currently I need to manually adjust to these settings, then manually re-adjust back to my “walk around” settings.  I would LOVE to be able to set up a custom setting as my “Holga” setting, that I can just drop into and out of as required.

digital tele-converter mode

I’m going to plead total ignorance on this one, but I am curious about the X70 digital teleconverter mode that allows for 28, 35, and 50mm fields of view when shooting in jpeg mode.   As the X100t currently shares the same sensor and processor as the X70 it would seem that would be something that could be done via a firmware update.

Improved autofocus

Many people have asked if it is possible for the Fuji X-T1’s firmware 4 autofocus system to be added to the X100t via firmware upgrades.  Our friends at Fuji Versus Fuji have written an article about this:

http://www.fujivsfuji.com/fuji-views/the-new-autofocus-system-and-the-x100t

For the most part the new Fuji X70 shares the same internals as the X100t, and the X70 has many of the elements of the firmware 4 autofocus system.  This says to me that it could be possible for it to come to the X100t via firmware update.

On the other hand, the new X-Trans CMOS III Sensor found in the X-Pro2 and X-T2 also have significant hardware upgrades that have made significant leaps forward in autofocusing.  I would expect these to come to the X100t successor, and this may preclude any autofocus updates coming to the X100t via firmware upgrades.

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The future – What will the next model bring?

There are of course some hardware upgrades that will only come to the X100 series through the launch of a new model.   On many people’s wish lists are:

The new X-Trans CMOS III Sensor

The launch of the new Fuji X-Pro2 also brought us Fuji’s new sensor, the X-Trans CMOS III.  This new sensors brings us:

  • A 24mp sensor
  • An expanded ISO sensitivity from ISO 100 to 51,200
  • Centre weighted exposure control
  • Expanded exposure compensation (-5 EV to +5 EV)
  • Mechanical shutter speeds up to 1/8,000
  • A flash sync of 1/250th (which is not a concern with the fabulous leaf shutter in the X100 series)
  • 273 focus points on the X-Pro2 with 77 being phase detection focus points (and up to 325 on the next X-T2).

This new sensor is a game changer for Fuji, and one that I believe will come to the next generation X100 series camera.

The joystick (focus lever)

If you haven’t used an X-Pro2 or X-T2 yet, there is a new feature on the back of the camera that is essentially a joystick to move around the AF point.  This is one of those “why didn’t they do this before?” things.  It seems so simple, but it is one of those day to day game changers.  On the X-Pro2 it sits right where my thumb rests.  Holding it down moves the focus point.  Double tapping it returns the focus point to centre.  So simple, so fast.  It also frees up the other function buttons for other tasks, providing you with more options for customizing your camera.

Dual card slots 

I have never had a memory card fail on me, but when I am shooting gigs like weddings I have always preferred having dual card slots and the peace of mind that I have multiple copies of images that capture once in a lifetime moments.  This feature is now in the X-Pro2 and X-T2, and  is another example of how the X line up is becoming a serious contender in the professional photography world.  I’m not sure how well dual card slots would fit in the X100 body size wise, but I’d love to see it if it was possible.

Film Simulations – “Thank you sir, may I have another?”

Fuji’s excellent film simulations are already well documented.  The X100t offers a wide range of selectable film simulations (either in camera, or in Lightroom when shooting RAW)  that offer beautiful image quality.  Already we have:

  • Provia / Standard
  • Velvia
  • Astia
  • Classic Chrome
  • PRO Neg. Hi
  • PRO Neg. Std
  • Monochrome
  • Monochrome + Yellow Filter
  • Monochrome + Red Filter
  • Monochrome + Green Filter
  • Sepia

With the launch of the X-Pro2 Fuji introduced a new black and white film simulation called “Acros”, modelled after Fuji’s Neopan Acros 100 film.  It is beautiful.

Fuji has said here:

http://fujifilm-x.com/en/x-stories/the-newest-film-simulation-acros/

That:

“The image design of “ACROS” is only achievable with the resolution of X-Trans CMOS II and the processing power of X-Processor Pro.  The fine detail that ACROS achieves is only possible with the resolution power of 24MP.   And the complex grain effect is only possible with the powerful X-Processor Pro engine.  It may be possible that the same concept can be achieved without the two new devices, but can we say that to be “ACROS”?  The answer is “No.”  We would not release a quality that does not meet our standard.”

So, what does this mean?  It means that ACROS will not come to any of the cameras released before the Fuji X-Pro2 via firmware.  A shame, but understandable as the new hardware is a significant leap forward in the Fuji lineup.  I suspect it will come to the new X100 series camera of course.

resistance is not futile…

As an avid street and travel photographer I am outside in inclement weather often, and would love it if the next generation X100 series camera was weather proof.  Truth be told the X100t is incredibly resilient.  I shoot in the rain with it often now, but there would be piece of mind to know that the camera was indeed built for inclement weather.

Many expected this to come in the X100t.  I don’t know why it didn’t… perhaps it is a size or weight issue (say it with me now… not an engineer), but I will continue holding out hope for a weather proof X100 camera in the future!

tilting lcd screen

I am kind of…. “shrug”…. about this one.  Many people swear this is a deal breaking feature.  Others don’t care.  I find I used the tilting screen on my X-T1 about 2% of the time before I switched to dual X-Pro2s.  If Fujifilm can add it great, but if it meant increased bulk or weight I’d gladly carry on without it as I do with my two X-Pro2 bodies.

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in summary…

See that picture above?  I was in Las Vegas for a conference last year.  I was walking from one venue to another on an overpass.  I had a minute or two to shoot.  My X100t was in my pocket, and I grabbed that photo.  It is a one second exposure… handheld.  On a regular basis I have experiences like this that make me fall in love with the X100t all over again.

Please note, nothing in this article is a knock on the current Fuji X100t, nor on Fujifilm as a company. In 5 short years they have built a diverse and remarkable camera system, have supported their users through free firmware upgrades, and have (in my opinion) become the leaders of the mirrorless camera market.  The X-Pro2 and new X-T2 prove that Fujifilm isn’t resting on their laurels, and I think that bodes well for the next generation X100 series camera.

I easily echo many others when I say:

The Fuji X100t is one of the greatest digital cameras ever made.

It is always good to talk about how something amazing can become better though.  I doubt I will ever stop using an X100 series camera, and it is exciting to think of what the future may bring.

Until then, we will all just have to be satisfied with the current gear we have, which is already pretty awesome.  🙂

Cheers,

Ian

56 thoughts on “What’s next for the Fuji X100t?

  1. Mac Sokulski says:

    It will probably be the prophesied X100MFT or medium frame. To start a new trend of Fuji-Medium X 🙂
    I have the X100s and I love the fact of the two screw-on lens extensions. The teleconverter mode would only work from 35mm and up, since that the lens we have on these cameras. I don’t mind quickly screwing on the 28mm converter or the 50mm one. I like that, instead of cropping the poor 16mpx sensor to bits.

  2. Vince Bakunawa says:

    I agree with everything you have said. One thing though I would love would to have a iso dial (like the xpro2) as I like to shoot in manual and adjust my iso last for exposure compensation.
    Having a dial would be just that little bit easier than pressing the top function button (to which I have assigned it) and scrolling with the wheel or dpad.

    On the occasions I shoot with auto iso raising the minimum shutter speed above 1/125 would also be really desirable (I’m not an engineer either though!)

  3. martinmphotography says:

    I love my x100t but like you said it could do with few improvements few days ago I went to shoot in quite dark club and autofocus couldn’t handle it so i would love if they can improve autofocus like they did with XT1 and I definitely don’t mind new film simulations 😉 it is still my favorite camera for photowalks, to carry with me all the time when walking or cycling, and using it a fair bit on weddings too as got this major advantage to slr’s it is smaller (but silence its good too) so I can easier shoot candids, always ready and small enough to put in the pocket, but for studio work and main wedding cameras I will still use my trusty nikon slr’s for now but maybe….x pro2 or xt2 could replace them soon??

  4. Barron says:

    I hope we can have the ACROS film simulations as well. One thing I would love to have is the film simulation bracketing show the first bracket showing on the LCD. For instance, if I set the first film simulation the b&w +red filter, I’d like the LCD liveview to show that.

    Overall though, my X100T is my favorite camera I have ever owned.

  5. FujiPopsImages says:

    Hello Ian,
    I recently began following your blog and enjoy reading about your passion for the Fuji X Series. I have an X-T10 and am looking for a neck strap. May I ask what kind you have attached to your X-100T in the first picture?

  6. kahfui says:

    Great writeup, I am having exactly the same thought. Particularly the “ACROS” film simulation. Currently, I’m trying my best to use the Monochrome+R filter (with a bit of tweaking on sharpness, shadow, etc). I do hope Fujifilm will include ACROS film simulation.

    Faster minimum shutter speed in auto ISO also something I am looking forward. The X100T has been my trusted companion for my travel and street photography. Currently, I use the exposure compensation to get hold of the shutter speed in Auto ISO to match the speed that I wanted.

    • Ian says:

      Great comments, thanks for replying. The X100t is brilliant, the best ever. A little tweak here and there it it would be absolutely perfect.

  7. antonyhands says:

    The best improvement to the T would be the implementation of the “T” setting on the shutter speed dial, a la X-T1 FW 4.0. This would enable the camera to be used easily and quickly in manual mode.

  8. lefey says:

    Blimey! you guys.. I am still using the original X100, keep promising myself to upgrade, but.. agh! when I look at my archive images they sell look very sweet against my XE2 shots.. cheers for a great write up Ian, regards Drew

      • 7digit says:

        I have the original X100 and the X100t and can just say the original’s images have their own magic. I don’t know what it is, but this special appeal of the X100 Bayer sensor and the colours are somehow missing from what I have seen with the X100t (and the X-E2 before). That’s why I started using RAW more extensively on the X100t, as it has its own advantages of course, mainly regarding speed and AF.

  9. follyview says:

    The original X100 was announced in September 2010 (as you said) at Photokina a biennial photography exhibition held in Cologne, Germany. 2016 is Fuji’s 5th anniversary of the X-Series and Photokina is on again this year. I would be very surprised if Fuji did not announce something new at Europe’s biggest photo show…

    My guess is that a new X100 model will be at least announced in September and will use the new X-Pro 2 sensor. This is just a hunch and as an owner of the original X100 I would be very interested in seeing this come out!

    I may be completely wrong but I often wonder why about the timing of some X-Photographers blog posts about certain models of the Fuji range or the Wide/Telephoto lense adapters, etc. It’s almost as if they have been ‘prompted’ to help promote models to encourage sales of a model to use up stock before perhaps a new one comes out. Maybe it’s just me reading between the lines but it’s interesting…

    • Ian says:

      Hello!

      Thanks for commenting. I too am hoping for a new version of the X100 series this year.

      When a new product is being launched Fuji does work closely with select X photographers and product reviewers to generate web content that goes live at the time of launch. I suspect you’d find, however, that there is no other coordinated process going on. Fuji has always given great latitude to their X photographer community to say what they want about the X series products. This feedback has gone into many of the improvements we have seen over the years and is one of the things I love about Fuji… their sense of community.

      Industry events, however, often guide the works of bloggers and writers. This article, for example, was inspired by the X-Pro2 launch and what that may mean for the next generation of the X100 series. I am not an official Fuji X Photographer (But, Fuji, my phone is on!), I am just a photographer who loves working with these cameras and enjoys sharing and discussing with like minded people.

      Thanks again for popping by!

      Cheers,

      Ian

    • Ian says:

      Hey there! It could work, but you also lock in your shutter speed when you do that.

      One of the hallmarks of Auto ISO is that it will maintain your desired shutter speed to the point where your ISO hits the ceiling you have assigned, then it will decrease your shutter speed to maintain your exposure. This means you may lose some shutter speed in darker areas, but your photo will be properly exposed.

      Conversely, Let’s say it is extremely bright out: Your camera will hit the bottom ISO (200), and won’t be able to increase the shutter speed to ensure a correct exposure (because you have locked it in)… resulting in overexposed photos.

      Cheers,

      Ian

  10. thefujifreak says:

    I’ve never owned one of the X100 range, Ian, but I have an X-10 (on loan to my son), an X-20, an X-Pro1 – oh, what a great little box of clicks that turned out to be (and continues to do so) – and the X-T1. I’d love the new monochrome “emulsion” on a future upgrade for ANY (all? Please, Fuji!) of the aforementioned cameras. And I’m excited because I’ve got a Nikon D700 with 24-70 and 70-200 lenses just lying about, which might just go to fund an X-Pro2! We’ll see when the serious reviews are featured in the monthly photo mags. Thanks a very insightful article. It’s hard NOT to love Fuji’s “babies”…

    Best, as always,

    Tony

    • Ian says:

      Hey Tony!

      They are great cameras. I should have my review copy of the X-Pro2 soon and will be publishing several articles about it…. I’m very excited to give it a try. 😀

  11. Brian says:

    Ian, good write up, wouldn’t disagree with much if any of what you wrote. I stuck with the x100s and avoided upgrading to the T, I decided I would wait for the V or whatever it will be called. I’d like to see them maybe improve the lens sharpness if they could. I don’t think the lens has changed in the 5 years through the 3 models. Maybe it would be time to see some improvement.

    • Ian says:

      Hey Brian,

      Thanks for commenting…

      I’ve never found an issue with the current lens (my copy is very sharp), but I suppose better is always a good thing. 🙂

  12. Roberto Camera says:

    I didn’t read any comment about the strange Fuji decision to limitate the Raw ISO range from 200 to 6400, leaving the complete spread (100 – 51200) for jpeg only.
    It looks a bit weird to me and I don’t understand why it’s like that…
    What do you think?

    • Ian says:

      I never thought about it either way to tell you the truth. Prior to using Fuji I had used DSLRs that had a base ISO of 200, and others that had a base ISO of 100. For me it isn’t a thing, especially with a camera that has a 3 stop ND filter built into it!

  13. Tom Lenham says:

    Great article Ian! I’ve travelled with my x100s around Asia for 18 months, so it’s had its fair share of constant use. In that time it’s seen two new lens / viewfinder units and had the top plate replaced. Admittedly one was from passing out and landing on it in Tajikistan and the other time it flew off my motorbike in Cambodia, so while it has done pretty well – I still think there is a need to toughen it up a little, weather sealing should be par for the course.

    In terms of every day use the key thing for me is autofocus, autofocus, autofocus. Only a few honest commentators ever really dig into this, a few bloggers tacitly hint at the issue, but no one ever seems to call Fuji out on it. I sense that some are trying to get on the Fuji-X marketing bandwagon a little, but it’s performance is truly woeful. The camera is marketed as a street shooter, but it doesn’t even come close to having the kind of focus speeds required for the job, in my opinion at least. I find so often I miss the shot because it back focusses or is still seeking after the moment’s passed, leaving me with a blurry scene of what could have been.

    I usually shoot landscape orientation, even for portrait shots, one hack for the focus is turning the camera into portrait orientation to focus then rotating it back when you’ve locked on, this works surprisingly well, but it’s not really ideal.

    That said, every cloud has a silver lining, and this inability to focus really made me rethink how I was using the camera, and so I shifted into taking a more till life / portrait orientated approach. This has served me surprisingly well, I’ve had a few articles printed in national newspapers in the UK off the back of it, but I still yearn to be able to take less contrived photographs, especially living in Asia – nothing stays still for long here.

    On the other points, the tonal range I seem to get from jpegs is so limited l that the film simulation modes are just side shows for me, though I understand why some people like them.

    Overall, the big step up this line needs to make is in regards weather sealing and a drastic rethink of the focussing system. If you whip down my instagram feed some of the portraits I’m talking about are hiding in there. @saigontom

    Thanks Ian!

    • Ian says:

      Hey Tom!

      I think the autofocusing capabilities of mirrorless cameras in general is fairly well documented… both what they were like years ago, and how far they have come since.

      I too am an avid street photographer myself:

      https://ianmacdonaldphotography.com/street/

      …and have found the autofocus to be fine. Definitely not DSLR quality yet, but I haven’t had the horror stories I hear from some people. Yes, I have missed a few shots too. I will say though that the firmware 4 autofocus on the Fuji X-T1 and Fuji X-T10 is definitely a step up, and many hope this will come to the X100t via firmware. I’m not sure if you’ve read the specs for the new X-Pro2 yet, but the new sensor looks incredibly promising also and I would be very surprised if it didn’t come to the next generation of X100 cameras. An easy way to think of the progress is to look at it this way: Your X100s has 49 autofocus points if I recall correctly. The new X-Pro2 sensor has 273!

      I suppose I have a few other random thoughts that have always kept me engaged with these cameras:

      1) I knew it was a new and evolving line. The X100s you have now, for example, is 3 years old. Since then Fuji has made huge leaps in their firmware and hardware, as have other mirrorless producers like Sony and Olympus. I shoot bands and the occasional wedding and rarely miss focus these days. We are in the early years of mirrorless and are watching it come into its own. I find this exciting to be honest.

      2) I didn’t place high end DSLR expectations on any of my mirrorless cameras (not to say that you have). I learned their strengths, their weaknesses, and I found ways to get the shots I wanted. A good friend of mine likened it to using a Macintosh after decades of being a Windows person. Whenever he tried to make it work like Windows he got frustrated. Whenever he cleared his mind and said “how does it work here” he found ways to be productive.

      I firmly believe mirrorless technology is the future, and there are always growing pains in the early days. They’ve come a long way though in a very short period of time and I think the new sensor in the X-Pro2 shows that they are listening to people with concerns like yours.

      Thanks again for commenting!

      Best wishes,

      Ian

      p.s. Don’t all “real men” shoot street photography manually with zone focusing? 😀

  14. Peter Bendheim says:

    All I would like is a tougher, less eraser-like rubber around the viewfinder (like the X-Pro) which doesn’t wear down, some weather sealing and a tempered glass LCD. I love pretty much everything else.

  15. spybeef says:

    Great article! With regard to the new Acros simulation, I recently went to the Fujifilm Square in Tokyo and was talking to one of the Fuji guy there. I wanted to compare X-pro2 with the X-T1 since I wasn’t sure I should upgrade. Loving B&W photography, I asked about the new simulation. The Fuji person told that it required the faster processor of the pro2. Not sure if this was legit or not, but decided to believe him and pre-ordered the Pro2. Now with the X-T1 and X100T sharing the same processor, I guess it is unlikely it will show up on our favorite little camera…

    • Ian says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I feel quite confident that the new sensor will make its way to the successors of the X-T1 and the X100t, but I am watching with curiosity to see what comes to the X-T1 and the X100t via firmware. Fingers crossed!

  16. Jean-Louis Coffre says:

    I love my X100s with the 2 converters. I agree with you for more film simulation, electronic converters and told touch screen for the next improvement for the next X…

    • Ian says:

      Hey Jimmy!

      I’ve found stopped down 1/3 the lens on my X100t to be perfectly sharp. I’m ok with it, but sharper is always better I suppose!

  17. Pablo says:

    Hi Ian, great article! I have a x-t1 and I want to buy a x100t because I want something more compact and light to carry with me all the time. But maybe the next model will be announce this year in September, so I guess I will wait some months to get the new version.
    I would like to see IBIS or OIS in the next generation of the x100 series as long that doesn’t compromise the size or weight of the camera. Although it’s unlikely.

    • Ian says:

      Good morning Pablo,

      I would be very surprised if the next iteration of the X100 series didn’t come this year.

      I’m a fan of IBIS, but to be honest I don’t think it would be of much value in the X100 series for two reasons:

      1) The lens is wide angle, and you don’t need an excessively high shutter speed to maintain sharpness.
      2) It has a leaf shutter, which doesn’t vibrate or shake the camera the same way other shutters do.

      Using the 2 second timer and good technique I have handheld sharp images from the X100t at 1/2 and even 1 second exposures. With a little practice it is surprisingly easy.

      Cheers,

      Ian

  18. D says:

    I’d love to see Fuji remove the skin smoothing “feature” in jpegs at ISO 3200 and above. Apparently, the new X-Pro2’s NR set to -4 does allows for this.

    • Ian says:

      Hey Douglas,

      Thanks for commenting! I agree, a lot of people would like to see a firmware update that changes the noise reduction options.

  19. Vecair says:

    I agree with you…. 100%. My personal list of what i am expecting so far.
    1. sensor update (mostly because of the delightful autofocus)
    2. lens update (sharpness overall)
    3. no tilting screen!
    4. wr, evf, dials, still leaf shutter

  20. Pakorn Kumpornlua says:

    Hello Ian. Great article. I would like to ask if it’s better to wait for the new X model coming this year or to straight up get the X100t?

    • Ian says:

      Hello!

      I would say it depends on your timeline. I think the new version will be released in 2016, but I would expect it to be announced this fall with a shipping date to follow.

      The X100t is an amazing, brilliant camera. If you bought it today you would be exceptionally happy. If you are willing to wait 6-12 months you could probably get the next generation version, but by then you could have done a lot of shooting!

      Cheers,

      Ian

  21. T-Man says:

    Since I have the X-T2 on preorder, I feel a yearning now for the next iteration of X100T and been thinking what I’d like it be. Assuming that Fujifilm upgrades the next iteration’s sensor to 24MP (X-Tran CMOS III,) in my opinion taking the Leica Q approach be ideal.

    A fixed 16mm f/1.7 (24mm FF eq.) lens resolving on to 24MP sensor. With a push of a lever it switches to 23mm (~35mm FF eq.) and with another push to 35mm (~50mm FF eq.) I wouldn’t mind losing pixels to achieve that. Of course 16mm shall be at 24MP, but 23mm crop be at ~20MP while 50mm crop at ~16MP.

    Cropping, distortion and coma corrections, and film simulations be done in-camera for JPEG images, while RAW files be left untouched. Goes without saying that it must have the incumbent flash sync speed and ACROS film simulation. Also, I feel that there is no need for the “Advance Filters;” they are gimmicky and in my perspective not something most X photographers use. Instead Fujifilm should allow for the memory banks to save more Custom Menu settings, especially extend the ability to use ‘friendly names’ for these settings. Finally, icing on the cake will be weather sealing.

    Cheers.

  22. johnny1k says:

    Going a little OT here, but for me personally the biggest caveat with the X100T is the lack of a view mode that uses the viewfinder for shooting exclusively and the LCD for image review and menus. I don’t like the eye sensor mode because it eats too much battery and causes the EVF to uselessly slide in and out. I’ve read on different message boards, that the old “viewfinder only” mode on the X100s worked the way I want it and it is beyond me why it has been changed (especially on the ProX2 which is supposed to be a professional camera and apparently underwent a similar, questionable firmware design change).
    I can’t count the times of how many times someone was snickering at me because they were thinking I was trying to take a picture with the lenscap on, when in reality I was changing some menu settings in the tiny viewfinder.

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