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New XT100

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by drd1135, May 24, 2018.

  1. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    The new XT100 is $599 and has a reasonable feature set and a 24 MP Bayer sensor. It seems like a very attractive entry level camera if you like the SLR format.
     
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  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Might be interesting for adapted lenses.
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm glad to see Fuji offering an olive branch to the woefully underserved champagne finish crowd.
     
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  4. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    I didn't really see the need for it given the other models currently available. Can't just be the cheaper price is it?
     
  5. Just another option for "newbies" IMO. Certainly can't replace what is already available except the XA series.
     
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    That’s certainly part of it.
     
  7. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    If you want an XA with a viewfinder and the traditional SLR look appeals, then this will make sense.

    -R
     
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Now Fuji, like others, has a rangefinder and slr style camera at each price point. For me, I would certainly buy this over the XA for the EVF.
     
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  9. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    it's a departure from the manual control scheme as well. Has the PASM dial which other fuji cameras do not.
     
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  10. I have been mizzling over an XA5 for ages, but the EVF sells this, for me, as well as the price and bayer filter.
     
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  11. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I liked the Bayer of the X Pro 1 series.....
     
  12. Mike G

    Mike G Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 7, 2016
    West London
    Mike Gorman
    The X-Pro1 had an Xtrans sensor not a Bayer sensor!
     
  13. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Yup, I'd be excited for Fuji to go Bayer only. Xtrans might've had some benefit for 16mp sensors, but at 24mp the benefits and downsides in terms of iq potential seem to cancel each other put, and all you're left with is files that not all software can work with...
     
  14. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    At the $599 price point, it will have built in competition from used X-T1's.
     
  15. Beg to differ.....
    All you're left with are great images that you don't have to molest in aftermarket software! :2thumbs:
     
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  16. So right, Andy!
     
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  17. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I love fuji's jpegs but sometimes you envision something else than the jpeg engineers (as a side note, the jpegs are nicely judged but rarely resemble actual film).

    For me i want something else than the jpeg in about 30 - 50% of the "keepers", and I'd rather edit the raw file instead of the jpeg in 95% of the images I wish to print. And in those cases, having more flexibility in editing is desirable, hence my desire for Bayer X camera's.

    And on a final note, I've lost count of the number of times that I've read that Xtrans jpegs, while nice, still don't look quite as nice as the original X100.
     
  18. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle

    To each their own and whatnot, but, as a long-time user of both (original X100 and XT1), I find a FEW kinds of scenes where the X100 does surprise me happily, but in most cases I prefer the X-Trans. In the right kind of light, the old Bayer does some neat things. In every other kind of light (read: what you're stuck with 95% of the time) the X Trans is the one that digs deep and pulls out a good image. ...For Me...
     
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  19. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    The purpose of this camera is sales.The low price will attract some new folks to try Fuji. Most of these newbies won't even think of the used market for XT1.
     
  20. For me its about economics as well as that which I referred to above. I simply cannot afford even a used XT1. And TBH I prefer to have a warranty with my camera purchases. IN any case... the XT100 is still going to be more than I can afford (at least $1099 body only, over here), so once more I shall content myself with my now less than stellar X100.
     
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