Jumping out ahead of the Photokina camera deluge, Fujifilm announced that they will bring the new X100T advanced compact camera to stores in November.
The X100T features a 16.3-megapixel, APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the company’s EXR Processor II technology. It offers a 23mm, f/2 fixed lens.
With the X100T, Fuji is rolling out a new “hybrid” viewfinder with an electronic rangefinder mode that the company says mimics the functions of a mechanical rangefinder. The frame coverage of the EVF has been increased from the 90 percent found in the X100S to 92 percent. Image effects, such as film simulations, can be previewed in real time in the viewfinder as well.
Fuji has also tweaked the body design, adding more controls over aperture in the aperture ring (now adjustable in 1/3 steps) as well as extending the exposure compensation dial by +/- three stops. The command lever found on the X100S is now a command dial. On the construction end, the top of the X100T body is now die-cast magnesium and the dials have been given a grooved pattern for a better grip.
The X100T also plays host to a new film simulation: Classic Chrome. According to Fuji, it will deliver “muted tones and deep color reproduction.”
Among the camera’s other highlights:
- 1080/60p HD video recording at a maximum bit rate of 36Mbps
- Manual focusing during video recording
- High-speed shooting at 6 frames per second (fps) to 25 full resolution JPEGs
- A 3-inch, 1.04-million dot LCD display
- Focus peaking function and a digital split image display
- Seven customizable function buttons
The X100T will be sold in silver and black for $1,299.