Fujifilm’s hybrid viewfinder makes the X100T compact digital camera even higher
Each Fujifilm’s X-T1 mirrorless and X100 compact cameras have been extensively lauded, so how might the corporate enhance them with out messing up a great factor? We’ll speak concerning the X-T1 Graphite Silver Version shortly, however within the case of the brand new X100T, Fujifilm’s reply was to deal with its lone Achilles’ heel: the viewfinder. The fundamentals of the digital camera, just like the sixteen.three-megapixel X-Trans II APS-C sized sensor and glued 23mm f/2.zero lens stay the identical as final yr’s X100S. Although the shortage of a zoom may dissuade some, that lens delivers excessive-high quality pictures and labored properly with the unique optical viewfinder (OVF). Although purists love OVFs, they convey sure issues — specifically, parallax points on shut-up photographs and issues checking focus. Fujifilm has now addressed these issues with one thing we have not seen on some other digital camera: a hybrid viewfinder.
We noticed it previewed earlier this yr, however this is a reminder on the way it works: You’ll be able to shift between three viewfinder modes utilizing a toggle on the entrance of digital camera. Within the first mode, you have got a ninety two % protection optical viewfinder (OVF) with an overlay displaying shutter, f/cease and different information. Whenever you’re capturing up shut, the place parallax is usually a drawback, the system routinely adjusts the body border in actual time in order that you do not have to regulate after focusing — usually an enormous concern with OVFs. In pure EVF mode, there is a low-lag, 2,360K-dot digital viewfinder that shifts shortly from optical mode. Lastly, the hybrid, or “digital rangefinder” mode exhibits an optical view with an EVF inset into the decrease-proper nook, permitting you to digitally decide publicity and focus. The parallax correction additionally works on this mode.
In follow, it really works quickly and seamlessly, and switching between modes is straightforward with the entrance toggle. Although the standard of the EVF is sweet, switching to the OVF is jarring as you possibly can immediately see how synthetic an EVF truly is in comparison with a real rangefinder. However having the digital view within the nook is reassuring, eliminating the nagging feeling that you’ve got botched the publicity. Different tweaks embrace a “basic chrome” movie simulation mode, simpler-to-grip dials, new programmable features, finer f/cease and publicity compensation dials, and 1080p/60fps video with guide focus. All of that ought to make the superb X100T even higher, particularly in case you like tweaking settings your self — so long as you’ll be able to stay with no zoom lens and do not thoughts paying $1,300 when it arrives in November.
As for the X-T1 Graphite Silver Version, the mirrorless digital camera has undergone extra minor modifications. Together with the brand new silver shade, the shutter now deploys electronically and silently at as much as 1/32,000 of a second, which might freeze even a jittery hummingbird. A quick shutter additionally means you will not want an NDF on an excellent-brilliant day, so long as you do not thoughts your topic having zero hint of movement blur. It is also obtained a brand new EVF that Fujifilm claims is extra pure, and which we discovered to be comparatively clear and freed from lag. The X-T1 will arrive in November beginning at $1,500 (physique solely) or $1,900 with an 18-135mm f/three.5-5.6 package lens.
Daniel Cooper contributed to this report.
Tags: Fujifilm, Graphite Silver Version, arms-on, photokina2014, X-100T, X-T1, x-t1graphitesilveredition
- Key specs
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- Sort Mirrorless interchangeable lens
- Lens mount Fuji X-Mount
- Decision (efficient) sixteen.three&#one hundred sixty;megapixels
- Sensor measurement APS-C
- Reminiscence card SD (SDXC, SDHC)
- Dimensions 5.08 x three.fifty four x 1.eighty four in
- Weight 15.fifty two oz
- Launched 2014-eleven
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