Fujifilm will announce a replacement for the X100T compact camera. It will be called X100F and will be unveiled in the near future, so a few details about it have showed up online.
The history of Fujifilm’s X100 series begins in September 2010, when the company confirmed the development of the X100 compact camera at the Photokina event. A little over six years later, we are preparing for the launch of the fourth model of the line-up: X100F.
A lot of Fujifilm X100F rumors are circulating across the web and it seems like the general consensus is that the fixed-lens shooter will be unveiled sometime in January 2017. Until its official announcement event, here is what we know about it!
Fuji will reveal an X100T successor in January 2017
All the cameras have featured the same lens: a 23mm prime with a maximum aperture of f/2. The lens offers a full-frame focal length equivalent of roughly 35mm and the upcoming camera will provide an identical combination to its users.
After the 12.3-megapixel sensor of the X100, both the X100S and X100T have used a 16.3-megapixel APS-C-sized sensor. It is finally time to get rid of it and to employ the 24.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor available in the X-Pro2 and X-T2 mirrorless cameras.
Another thing that will be borrowed from Fuji’s higher-end shooters will be the built-in shutter and ISO dial. Furthermore, the device will be powered by an NP-W126s battery, which is also taken from the company’s mirrorless interchangeable lens camera line-up.
The final Fujifilm X100F rumors confirmed by trusted sources are the lack of a tilting display and the January 2017 announcement date. As a result, do not expect to see a tilting/articulated screen in the camera when it becomes official early next year.
More Fujifilm X100F rumors to be clarified soon
As there is still plenty of time until the device gets revealed, there are some unconfirmed Fujifilm X100F rumors online. Some voices are suggesting that the device will come with a fully-electronic viewfinder.
Nevertheless, the company has repeatedly hinted that photographers will want hybrid viewfinders. The flagship X-Pro2 shooter has kept its hybrid viewfinder and we believe that the same version will be added into the X100F.
There are surprisingly few gossip talks regarding 4K video recording, meaning that it would be best to assume that such capability will not be available. If it does, then it will be a nice surprise.
This is a compact camera, therefore the company has to prioritize both size and weight. The device cannot be too big, nor too heavy. Either way, we will find out what happens within the next few weeks, so stay tuned for more!