19 Jan Fuji X100F: Fourth version of fixed-lens shooter gets most things right

Source: Macfilos

Here’s the thing about reviewing Fuji X series cameras.  It can be a bit boring for you, the readers.  The problem is, they are good.  Really good.  They are not perfect, but in most important respects, Fuji gets it right.

The release of a new iteration of the X100 series seems to stir up more emotion than most – even more than the X-Pro2 when it replaced the X-Pro1.  We have had months of the usual impassioned to-ing and fro-ing with regard to things like 4k video, weather-resistance and tilt/touch screen. I’m pleased to say that Fuji has resisted the temptation to throw the baby out with the bathwater and “bling up” the X-100F with bells and whistles.  It remains true to its roots – a superlative travel, documentary and street tool.

You can read the press release and specifications here and I’m not going to give a laundry-list repetition here. What I am going to do is just look at some of the changes that are significant to me.

Way back in July last year I made some predictions about what I thought we would see in this new model. I got the name wrong, but in most other important respects I think I nailed it pretty well.

Weather-resistance – wrong
24.3mp sensor – right
Joystick as per X-Pro2 and X-T2 – right
No tilty screen – right
No dual sd card slots – right
Bigger battery – right

Five out of six ain’t bad…

 

Fujifilm X100F 24.3 MP APS-C Digital Camera – Silver
Fujifilm X100F 24.3 MP APS-C Digital Camera – Black

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