By now, if you’re keeping up with my photography adventure, you know my main camera is the Fujifilm X-Pro2. I like the old rangefinder style and overall it’s a great camera. It’s a nice walk-around as well as for creating landscapes, macro, portraits and anything else I enjoy shooting. The more I think about it, X-Pro2 did very well shooting sports. But you know sometimes when I want to get low or high to photograph something, whether it’s handheld or tripod, it’s not fun trying to see through the LCD…because the LCD on the X-Pro2 does not tilt 😦
I did not want to pay a lot for another camera…unless it was the X-Pro3 (yes I’m still keeping my fingers crossed). As I was researching I saw the Fujifilm X-T100 on Fuji’s website. I don’t remember seeing it from one of their emails or really heard anything about the camera. I even went to X Stories – where they have all the videos for each camera and they only had one – the promotional video. I read several places that this camera “is a step up from a smartphone” or “it’s a beginners camera if you want to get into mirrorless cameras”. Automatically I thought it was a point & shoot – but it wasn’t. So I went to YouTube and found where two photographers I follow (very good on technical stuff) and listened to their reviews about the X-T100. They both said don’t let the notion that it’s a step up from a smartphone fool you; don’t let the price fool you. I’m not going to get deep into the camera but I’ll share this: it’s a 24 megapixel, electronic viewfinder, wireless, 3-way tilt LCD, touch screen, exchangeable lenses, and lightweight. Price: $599.00…but I got it for sale $499.00. It doesn’t have as many dials/buttons as some of the other cameras but it does a whole lot. It does not have HSS – high-speed sync. It’s not weather protected. And if you’re into colors, it comes in dark silver, black and champagne gold!! Remember “is a step up from a smartphone” or “it’s a beginners camera if you want to get into mirrorless cameras”. OKAY…LOL!
I had this camera since late last year 2018. I have used several photographs on my blogs with this camera. I was trying to shoot as many different subjects possible before writing a blog. I really like this camera. One person wrote the camera is slow between each photograph you take. I don’t know if it’s how the electronic viewfinder is set or what. I still have the X-E1 and that camera was the same-I guess. I’m saying that because it works okay for me. No I’m not looking into fast action photography with this camera. I wouldn’t use it as if I was shooting an event of some sort of if it was fast moving…but then again maybe I would- who knows. X-Pro2 has the focus stick/focus lever and the X-T100 (nor the X-E1) does not. So I had to get use to that again. It’s not a big deal for me. $499.00 PEOPLE!! 🙂 🙂 The 3 –way tilt is sweet. Makes so much difference when I’m trying to shoot low or high…..big help. It also tilts forward in case I want to shoot a selfie or use for blogging. It has the face and eye detection, which is very nice. I don’t use touch screen much but it’s nice; I was impressed. It has a built-in flash. Qualities of the images are unreal. I was able to print here at home and was blown away. The colors were dead on. To me Fujifilm colors are vivid. Even though I shoot everything in RAW I set the camera to Classic Chrome and in processing I bring in the amount of color I want. Lightroom will not accept the RAW images but I had no problems in Camera Raw. Fujifilm has the Capture One 11 software but as long as Camera RAW works I’m happy.
The photographs I’m going to share are all handheld except for one. Walking around, shooting to see what it could do I didn’t have the need for a tripod. For months I’ve been trying to go to a favorite spot, which is the Shenandoah River. We had so much rain last year that each time I went the river was high, muddy and nasty looking. I’ll continue to go back. The X-T100 was purchase for me to shoot landscapes, macro or anything that may want to use a tripod. It will also be a great backup. As I sit here looking at this $499.00 camera, this camera can hold its own. Just don’t let the price fool you 😉
HAPPY SHOOTING!! 🙂 🙂 🙂