Fujifilm X-T100 First Shots: The most affordable X-T camera to date hits our laboratory


posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 6:57 AM EST


We've long appreciated Fujifilm's ability to deliver the goods in the image quality department, both from models sporting their X-Trans sensor as well as from their X-A line using the more traditional Bayer filter sensors. Now they've released the X-T100, which somewhat bridges the gap between the two lines, and brings X-T styling to a lower price point along the way.

Of course, for most of our readers, the key question is: "How is the I.Q.?"

Our First Shots are here to help answer that for you, and we're getting them into your hands less than 24 hours after the X-T100 touched down in our lab. After all, you the readers have voted the camera as very popular already, as evidenced by our Most Popular Cameras pod on our homepage. For many weeks the X-T100 resided in the #1 slot, and is now in #2 and holding. We must have plenty of readers awaiting some reports from us, so here goes with our very first image series from the lab.

Fujifilm X-T100 Still Life image
[Base ISO / 1:1]

Our signature laboratory First Shots comprise our Still Life test target across the available ISO spectrum, and give you two key ways to compare the camera's I.Q. For starters, you can simply dive right into our X-T100 Lab Samples page and start pixel-peeping your way through the ISO's that interest you, in addition to the ability to compare key noise reduction settings and also access the RAW files for your own conversions. Equally important is the ability to compare the images side-by-side against any camera we've ever tested using our renown Comparometer.

To get you started on this quest, below are side-by-side 1:1 comparisons at base ISO as well as ISO 6400 against the X-T100's slightly pricier X-Trans brother, the X-T20. We'll also show comparisons against a similarly-priced DSLR in the Canon SL2 as well as a mirrorless competitor in the Olympus E-M10 III.

(Special note: We have now switched to the XF 56mm f/1.2 (non-APD) as our standard Fujinon reference lens.)

Fujifilm X-T100 vs Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T100                   base ISO                    Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T100                   ISO 6400                    Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T100 vs Canon SL2

Fujifilm X-T100                   base ISO                    Canon SL2

Fujifilm X-T100                   ISO 6400                    Canon SL2

Fujifilm X-T100 vs Olympus E-M10 III

Fujifilm X-T100                    base ISO                  Olympus E-M10 III

(Differences in apparent size are due to the differing sensor resolutions.)

Fujifilm X-T100                   ISO 6400                   Olympus E-M10 III

Fujifilm X-T100 Lab SamplesOverviewComparometer