Fujifilm X-T100 verdict
Occasional overexposure and some too-easily pressed buttons are just minor annoyances. The X-T100 has a simple, classical design, a practical and compact kit lens, and a very effective control layout. The image quality is top-drawer too. It’s comparatively low-price camera that feels like nothing of the sort.
Mirrorless cameras are often touted as the perfect choice for those upgrading from a smartphone, but while basic models are cheap, it's definitely worth paying that little bit extra to get a camera with a viewfinder, and the X-T100 makes that option just a little bit more affordable.
Fujifilm X-T100 competition
Canon EOS M50
The EOS M50 is small and neat and shoots 4K video at proper frame rates, rather than the pointless 15fps of the X-T100, but it lacks the X-T100’s external controls and enthusiast appeal. The EOS M50 is neat, compact and efficient, but somewhat charmless at the same time.
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
With its M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5–5.6 EZ "pancake" zoom, the Olympus is small and jewel-like but actually very easy to handle. It only has a 16MP sensor, but it’s packed with features for more ambitious beginners who want to learn about photography and not just point and shoot.
Over four years old, the A6000 is a one-time advanced mirrorless camera now discounted to extremely enticing entry-level prices. It’s old, but still good, though the external controls don’t really provide the best access to the camera’s features, and it doesn’t shoot 4K video.
Fujifilm X-T100 specifications
Sensor: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS, 23.5 x 15.7mm
Image processor: not quoted
AF points: 91-point hybrid phase/contrast AF
ISO range: 200 to 12,800 (exp. 100-51,200)
Max image size: 6,000 x 4,000
Metering zones: 256
Video: 4K UHD at 15p, Full HD at 60/50/24p
Viewfinder: EVF, 2,360K dots, 100% coverage
Memory card: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
LCD: 3.0-inch 2-axis tilting touchscreen, 1,040K dots
Max burst: 6fps
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Size: 121.0 x 83.0 x 47.4mm (body only)
Weight: 448g (with battery and memory card)