The Fuji X100T is the world’s best digital camera because no
other camera has its ability to capture great photos perfectly in
any light, all usually on the very first shot. It’s also the
world’s quietest camera, with a completely silent electronic
The X100T has an astonishing combined optical and electronic
finder that allows perfect viewing of anything in any light. A
lever push selects each one, and even shooting with the optical
finder the just-shot image can pop up for review! New in the X100T
is the ability to use the optical finder and have an electronic
inset at the bottom right to magnify a focus area. No other brand
of camera can do any of this.
The X100T is a mechanical jewel, made at least as well as a
$7,000 LEICA M240, with all-metal dials, lenses and top and
I own and adore the year-old X100S. The T update brings face detection, Wi-Fi, the silent electronic shutter, and a few other improvements, but not enough for me to consider upgrading. This is a great camera.
Just like the older versions, ergonomics are superb. The X100T is
designed for photographers, not computer programmers. The X100T
has all the dials and controls we need right at our fingertips,
not buried behind a function button.
The menu/settings system could use a thorough redesign, but in terms of shooting controls — having aperture, shutter speed, and exposure compensation as analog dials is just wonderful. It feels like a camera. And image quality is excellent. It’s a little too big to fit in a pocket, but it’s way smaller and lighter than my Canon SLR. I already have a good camera in my pocket; the X100 series hits a sweet spot for me, between image quality, photographic control, and weight. $1300 isn’t cheap, but in my opinion there aren’t many cameras left that (a) cost a lot less than that; and (b) are good enough to justify carrying them around instead of just shooting everything with your iPhone.
★ Thursday, 11 December 2014