The Fujifilm X100T–what’s arguably considered one of the best point and shoot cameras out there may be getting a revamp soon and that revamp is said to include a new lens according to reports on Fuji Rumors. The lens has been a concern of ours for a while since the original X100 housed a 12MP APS-C sensor and the iterations after that all had a 16MP APS-C sensor. Whenever we asked Fujifilm about the lens, they always stated that the lens would be able to handle the sensor. And for the most part, they were right.
Apparently though, we’re getting a new lens because Fujifilm’s latest sensor will also be present in this camera. The reports state that the sensor will be the same one that will be in the X Pro 1 successor, and because of that upgrade, the lens will need to be much better.
All of the X100 cameras so far have housed a 23mm f2 lens–which has served its user base quite well. It’s a pancake lens that offers a 35mm field of view–which is great for so many things. But this makes us wonder if we will get a 28mm, 50mm, or even a zoom equivalent. What I really, really hope is that we don’t get a zoom. A zoom lens would mess with the formula too much and kill the camera’s Hexar AF-inspired looks way too much.
In fact, we really hope that the ergonomics don’t change much at all. Fujifilm (along with Olympus) has the ergonomics game down perfectly. Every time you pick up a Fujifilm camera, you fall in love.
The camera is also bound to incorporate new autofocusing algorithms like the XT10 has. But for what it’s worth, it’s time that Fujifilm creates a really big splash the way that they did when the original X Pro 1 camera out. And we’re probably going to get it with this camera and then the X Pro 1 successor.