The first photos of the upcoming Fujifilm X100T have been leaked on the web along with a more detailed specifications list, that includes some spicy details, such as a very fast shutter speed.
When the first set of rumors about the replacement for Fujifilm X100s appeared on the web, the compact camera was supposed to be a major overhaul over its predecessor.
As time went by, it has become clearer that this will not be the case, as the Japan-based company will actually choose to polish its top compact model.
The device’s first photos and lots of details have just been leaked by a trusted source, confirming that the so-called Fujifilm X100T will be an evolution of the X100s, instead of a complete revolution.
First Fujifilm X100T photos show up online ahead of compact camera’s official launch
Fuji has chosen a similar design for the X100T, one that has some clear roots. The device will still employ a hybrid viewfinder that combines both electronic and optical elements.
The viewfinder will have a very high quality and will support a maximum autofocus speed of 0.08 seconds.
The source is also reporting that the HVF will have a “power saver” tool, which will expand the camera’s battery life up to 700 shots on a single charge by using only the optical viewfinder in the process.
As expected, focus peaking will also be supported, so the AF speed will be very quick, as stated above.
Built-in ND filter, higher ISO, and bigger display are just some of X100T’s improvements over the X100s
The upcoming compact shooter will sport a 16-megapixel APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS II image sensor, that appears to be identical to the one employed by the X100s. If this turns out to be true, then the sensor will not feature an optical low-pass filter, thus increasing image sharpness.
Additionally, the Fuji X100T will come packed with a 23mm f/2 and will be powered by the EXR Processor II, which are just two other similarities with the X100s.
The list of improvements consists of a built-in 3EV neutral density filter and an increased maximum ISO sensitivity setting, which now goes up to 51200.
Another thing worth mentioning is the 3-inch 1.04-million-dot LCD screen, which is a tad bigger than the 2.8-inch version of its predecessor.
Fujifilm X100T to feature a 1/32000-second electronic shutter speed function
Perhaps the most important additions are the integrated WiFi and an electronic shutter mode with support for a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000th of a second.
This mode could make the Fujifilm X100T one of the fastest digital cameras ever and the best part about it is that everything can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet via a WiFi connection.
Fuji’s upcoming camera will be able to capture videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution with a bitrate of up to 36Mbps. As for creative photographers, several special models, such as multiple exposure, will sit at their disposal.
Now that the Fujifilm X100T photos and specs are out, we only have to wait for the official announcement, which is expected to take place by the end of this week. Stay tuned for more!