The Fuji X100T A Disappointment?

There’s been a lot of hype around the rumored Fuji X100T, the successor to the Fuji X100s, a street photography masterpiece. However, recent rooms have seemed to be a let major let down. The camera no longer seems to have any major upgrades but only really seems to be a simple refresh. Almost as though it’s an Apple refresh. No new features really, just a few minor upgrades under the hood.

Specs I’ve Been Following On

Announced Sept 10th
16MP TransX Sensor
3″ LCD Screen
Parallax improvement in OVF
Upgraded EVF
The camera will also charge via USB adapter which is also a major plus. Some of the cool custom leather cased wouldn’t allow you to take out the battery without removing the case.
No battery charger with camera.

We were all really hoping for a 24mp sensor which was mentioned in previous rumors. But I don’t think 16MP is a bad thing. With more megapixels you’ll have larger pixels which means less low light performance and increased diffraction. If that 16MP sensor can get closer to doing what the Sony A7s sensor does, then I think everyone will be very happy with it.

Another thing I was really looking forward to was a Tilt Screen. It’s been so useful on my Sony A7r, it’s too bad we won’t see it on this camera. Plus some are saying the T in the X100T name means toughness or improved durability. So having a tilt screen would only contradict that.

There were rumors of an improved lens as well. But let’s face it, the current lens is already amazing. Maybe it could be a little faster?

Worth The Money?

I’m on the fence about this camera. With these specs I feel like there are a lot of other options. The only thing this camera really has going for it right now is the price. It’s probably the best bang for the buck in terms of what you’re getting. And to make it all even better, the Fuji X100s will be even less expensive.

I still do want a camera like this for my travels though. And improved durability is a big selling point for me. I want to be able to drop this thing eight to ten times like I would my Canons and not have a scratch.


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