Rewind to February 2011, when Fujifilm released the X100--the first camera in their X-series set of classically styled but modern performing compact digital cameras. It shook the world of photography because it was not only small and beautiful to look at, but the APS-C sensor and stunning 23mm f/2 lens delivered image quality that nobody had seen from a camera this size before.
Fast forward to today, and after adding many new X-series cameras to the lineup, iterating on the X100 with the faster X100s, and continuing to find the balance between retro styling and modern functionality, Fuji has announced the X100T. It's not a groundbreaking update by any means, but the small refinements have addressed some well-known issues and made the shooting experience just that much more enjoyable.
Inside the X100T is Fuji's famed 16mp X-Trans sensor, which forgoes the anti-aliasing filter in favor of sharper images. In front of that is the same (but excellent) 23mm f/2 lens with built-in leaf shutter. New, however, is the inclusion of an electronic shutter that can go up to 1/32,000 of a second which makes it the world's fastest settable camera. Imagine shooting in broad daylight at f/2 with no ND filter. Woof.
Things have also changed in the world-famous hybrid viewfinder, which now includes a "classic rangefinder" focus, updated electronic viewfinder, and real-time parallax correction which moves the viewfinder frame as you focus. The viewfinder has always been the killer feature of the X100 and X100s, and these refinements make it even more exciting.
Lastly, there are a handful of usability enhancements, such as more programmable function buttons, a larger LCD screen, and a simplified rear control layout. It's clear that Fuji listened to their users and built this camera with the refinements and enhancements that we've all been asking for. Nicely done.