3.3. Fuji Digital Cameras
The Fuji X100T is somewhat of a luxury camera at around $1,300. It only has one prime lens that doesn’t zoom in/out, it *only* has 16MP, and it costs as much as some of Nikon or Canon professional full frame cameras. So why recommend it here?
Because of the unique experience of taking photos, and the superb photo quality – when you take photos with the Fuji X100T, nothing gets in the way of making beautiful photographs – it’s just you, the camera, and the subject. The X100T is not a single lens reflex (SLR) camera, but rather a digital rangefinder camera – you don’t look through the lens, but through a separate viewfinder that is both optical (OVF) and electronic (EVF). I prefer the optical viewfinder, but many people like the added features of the EVF.
Since it’s so easy and intuitive use, the Fuji X100T helps a good photographer take better photos, while making a beginner’s faults more visible: boring framing, weak composition, distracting light, annoyed subjects, etc.
If you set your camera on auto ISO, lowest aperture setting (f/2.8), and Aperture mode, you could take photos in any type of light and not have to worry about any settings at all. Its face recognition AF system focuses perfectly on your subject’s eyes, the shutter is silent, and the small and compact look makes your subjects feel at ease. Big cameras like the Nikon D810 intimidate shy subjects.
If you are a talented photographer who doesn’t care for zooming in and out all the time, if you enjoy people photography or nature walks, and if you want to immerse yourself in the experience of taking photos vs. adjusting your settings all the time, the Fuji X100T is probably your best choice.
Fuji also makes other models: the XT1, X-Pro1, X-E2, etc. All the other cameras have the same stylish, vintage look, but have interchangeable lenses. To me, if I wanted interchangeable lenses, I would stick with a dSLR, which offers a great deal of speed, variety, choices, etc.