We knew it was coming but today (19th January) Fuji has officially announced the latest version of its rangefinder styled “X” camera the Fujifilm X100F.
The updates over the previous X100T are evolutionary and subtle but nonetheless useful and welcomed.
Fujifilm X100F : Best X100 Model Yet
Key Features / Updates over X100F
(1) Now uses the 24mp Trans-X sensor as found in the XT2 and X-Pro 2
(2) Number of autofocus points increase from 49 to 91
(3) The Camera gains an AF toggle on the rear
(4) Top shutter dial modified to now include ISO setting
(5) Rear buttons move to the right of the body
(6) New battery with promised improved battery life
(7) Acros effect has been added to film simulation
And that’s about it.
The new camera is ever so slightly bigger than the X100T but for a camera so clearly aimed as a top-end street camera offering a 35mm equivilent fixed focal lenght it still lacks weather sealing and the rear screen is not only fixed but also has no touch capacity?????
And for me the omission of those two features is a bit of a strange decision for a camera that will cost close to £1300.
Current X100 owners will be delighted, an upgrade purely because of the new sensor would be justified but I can’t help thinking Fuji have slightly short changed their loyal customers.
Along with the camera itself Fuji have updated the WCL-X100 wide-angle and TCL-X100 tele-conversion lenses ‘Mark II’ versions and will now offer electronic contacts so that the camera will automatically recognize the conversion lenses when they’re attached and apply distortion correction.