Fujifilm has made a metric ton of announcements today, and along with the others, we have ourselves the long awaited X100 update, the newly minted Fujifilm X100F. Beyond the X-T line of cameras, probably the most popular line of Fujifilm’s digital cameras is the X100 series, and since Fujifilm unveiled their latest X-Trans sensor technology last year photographers have been clamoring for an updated X100 with the new tech.
So, as you would imagine, the new Fujifilm X100F features Fujifilm’s latest 24.3MP X-Trans III CMOS sensor and X-Processor Pro, along with the highly acclaimed Acros film simulation profile. But beyond that, Fujifilm has also overhauled the X100’s AF system, increasing from the previous models 49 Phase AF points up to 91 on the Fujifilm X100F. These phase detection AF points cover roughly 40% of the imaging area, with an additional 234 contrast detection AF points covering the remaining sensor area, for a total of up to 325 AF detection points.
Another key upgrade to the Fujifilm X100F is the overhauled hybrid viewfinder, which remains one of the most unique and attractive features of this line. Among the new features of the hybrid viewfinder is focus peaking and digital split image for manual focusing while using the optical viewfinder. Something that will no doubt intrigue many.
Many will also be thrilled to see that Fujifilm has also included the focus lever, or as you may know it – joystick, from the X-Pro2 and X-T2. This means that navigating the menu and selecting focus points will be faster than ever before on any X100 series. A nice addition to be sure.
• 24.3MP APS-C size X-Trans CMOS III sensor
• Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder (OVF / EVF) equipped with an Electronic Rangefinder
• FUJINON 23mm (35mm in 35mm format Equivalent) F2 lens in 8 glass elements in 6 groups with FUJINON’s proprietary HT-EBC coating
• ND filter equivalent to 3 stops of aperture
• High-definition 1.04M-dot 3” LCD
• NEW ‘ACROS’ film simulation mode
• Focus Peaking function and Digital Split Image display even in the OVF
• Extended full HD Video Recording
• Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps, and with Film Simulation effects
In terms of pricing and availability the new Fujifilm X100F will be available in February 2017 with a US retail price of $1,299, making this probably one of the most expensive fixed lens compact cameras you consider purchasing in 2017.