2016 is ending, but the year will not leave us without some rumors about the new Fujifilm camera. The Japanese company is preparing a new edition of its compact camera with fixed lens, the Fujifilm X100F. Its launch is expected for the month of February, and we already know many of its technical specifications.
Fujifilm X100F, a classic Fuji
Since the launch of the Fujifilm X100, this series of cameras has become one of the favorites of the brand since it perfectly represents everything that is Fuji. A camera with advanced photography options, a fixed lens that offers an impressive optical quality, and the possibility of taking it wherever you go thanks to it being very compact and small. The Fuji X100S and the Fuji X100T arrived later, but now we can expect a renewal of the latter, a new version, the new Fujifilm X100F.
Features of the Fuji X100F
These are the features that have been rumored for the new Fuji X100F and that we hope to be true:
- 24-Megapixel X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
- Similar Design compare to the Fujifilm X100T
- Same 23mm lens with f / 2 aperture
- Same battery
- Controls similar to those of the X-Pro2
- Front Grip with Dial as in the X-Pro2
- Joystick as in the X-T2
- Fixed LCD Display
- No 4K Recording
We have the already classic Fujifilm camera sensor with a resolution of 24 megapixels. And also the 23 mm fixed lens with an aperture of f/2. When we call it fixed, we are not only talking about non-variable focal, it is also not interchangeable, so it is a compact camera without interchangeable lenses, which in turn reduces its size and makes it even more portable.
Comparing the APS-C sensor from the Fuji X-T1 versus the full frame Nikon DF may seem like a losing battle. A camera twice as heavy and expensive should beat the X-T1 in all sections except in portability and the damage to the pocketbook. However, the editor of the blog Soundimageplus David Taylor-Hugues has not hesitated to compare both cameras in a of high ISO battle.
Nikon DF vs Fuji X-T1: ISO 3200
Nikon DF vs Fuji X-T1: ISO 6400
Above is one of the clips detailing 100% of the comparison, a total of three: A ISO 3200, ISO 6400 and ISO 25600, JPEGs direct from the camera. With the Nikon DF they used a Nikon AF-S 24-85mm, 3.5-4G ED VR versus a Fujinon XF 18-55mm f / 2.8-4 R LM OIS from the Fuji X-T1. Both lenses had a fixed aperture set to f/4. You can see the rest of the examples on the Soundimageplus webpage.
Nikon DF vs Fuji X-T1: ISO 25600
The author of the test is clear: the Nikon DF has more detail in each of the examples but the excellent results of the X-T1 are surprising. To the extent that they claim to be "the best high quality ISO images" he has seen in a APS-C format camera.
Even then, they note the different "interpretation" of the ISO values of Fuji vs. Nikon: approximately half past exposure for the latter something that can quite distort some tests if not taken into account.
In conclusion, consider the Fuji X-T1 can be used perfectly for as a "workhorse" professional for any task. In his opinion, you would have to look very carefully to "see significant differences" in prints images at high ISO from Nikon DF and Fuji X DF-T1.
To top off everything that was rumored until today, we received a new leak with another delicious novelty for the 10-S fujist: The Fuji X-T1 “Graphite Silver Edition” a silver and luxurious version of the classic X-T1 with some new surprise in its firmware. The news come from a good Japanese web source digicame-info, so we don’t doubt too much that this information will be confirmed soon officially.
Generally, the “Special Editions” of cameras are, either exclusive design for collectors and people with means or with a developed sense of smell for investment, or fresh meat for the extremely stylish photographers. However, if it is confirmed, this Fuji X-T1 “Graphite Silver Edition” can be something more than an exclusive camera with an exquisite multilayer finish on the body and with some high end complements like a leather strap and an aluminum cover on the Flash adaptator. This “Graphite Silver Edition” has more surprises than the costly makeover.
From Fujirumors it is commented that the Fuji X30 could incorporate an electronic visor insubstitution of the optic visor that the Fuji X20 currently has. It would be a movement from the part of Fujifilm that will surely rally people for and against.
Even if the optic visor is the usual preference for most fujists, the Fuji X10 and X20 one is often criticized by a good portion of the users that acquire these cameras, as they are not used to the parallax error and because the lens appears in the framing an a good portion of the most angular focal range. An electronic visor could be the most marketable solution for Fujifilm and maybe even the cheapest.
What do you think about a Fuji X30 with an electronic lens?