Fujifilm X-T100 Ambassador James Reid, Baninay, Deegee Razon, Kerwin King and More!

Yesterday, July 14, 2018 at the Fujfilm Fair held in Glorietta 2 Activity Center.   I arrived just in time for the Fujifilm X-T100 with James Reid #ShowMeYourWorld as the event hall was already surrounded by fans. 

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Fujifilm celebrity ambassador James Reid shared that he is happy to be part of the Fujifilm family for two years now.

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It also introduced 18 other ambassadors: Dee Gee Razon, Kerwin King, Rhea Bue, Aryanna Epperson, Marco Gumabao, Lharby Policarpio, Sebastian Castro, Baninay Bautista, Aura Azarcon, Matt Nicolai, Bani Logrono, Jesi Corcuera, Benedict Cua, Gil Cuerva and more.

I think that one thing that's cool about Fujifilm.  It aligns its product well with its market.  The Fujifilm X-T100 at the SRP price of 39,990 php makes it the ideal photography and videography equipment for young enthusiasts.  It inspires us to believe that we can be as influencial as its 18 ambassadors.

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James Reid shared what he likes more about the Fujifilm X-T100.

I agree with him on the importance of how easy a camera is so you can focus on shooting.  That is what got me started with my Fujifilm mirrorless camera four years ago too.

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Bret Jackson
Bret Jackson heats up the stage as he performs before the crowd.

So the shouts and cheers were so loud when James Reid finally showed himself.

I'm sure you all want to see him perform live on stage so here it is.
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The lucky 25 first purchasers got to take a photo with James Reid.  For those who weren't as lucky, they still received some love from James through a groufie.

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Glen Gatan, senior product specialist, shared the highlight features of Fujfilm X-T100.

Actually, I also considered this as my next upgrade unit so I'll share my Top Considerations for Fujfilm X-T100 (This is supposing you already fell in love with Fujifilm like I did and only consider other Fujifilm models as alternative),

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Fujfilm X-T100
 Fujfilm X-T100 vs. Fujfilm X-A5 vs. Fujfilm X-E3 vs. Fujfilm X-T20
  1. Price Point
  • At an SRP 39,990 php the Fujfilm X-T100 with XC14-45mm kit lens, it is only 5,000 php more than X-A5 which is the latest in the A series. On the other hand it is far cheaper than the X-E3 priced at 64,990 php and X-T20 priced at 51,990 php with the same kit lens.  
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Fujfilm X-T100
       2. Electronic Viewfinder
  • When shooting outdoors, having a viewfinder is essential.  The Fujfilm X-T100 is the cheapest Fujifilm model with a view finder.

      3.  Colors Available
  • To date, this is the only Fujifilm mirrorless that has a Champagne Gold variation apart from the classic Black and Silver.  (Yes, I am the kind of consumer who considers color in par with features)
       4. Centered Pop-Up Flash
  • I have never used my pop-flash with my A series because it is position on the side.  Flash at the center is better.
       5. 30-Minute Video Clip Length
  • Video clip length for Full HD (not 4K) is 30 minutes.  This is a big improvement from the 5-minute limit (4K) and 14-minute limit (Full HD) of X-A5.
       6. 4K Burst and 4K Multi-Focus
  • You can take 4K Burst and 4K Multi Focus still images of 8-megapixels at 15 fps.  For video I wouldn't recommend shooting on 4k at 15 fps.  It's like the GoPro Hero 5 (who used its 4k at 15 fps before the Gopro Hero 6 was released with 4k at 30 fps right?).  Who shoots at 4k anyway?  If you're uploading on social media, 1080 Full HD is enough.
       7. XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens
  • It comes with the XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens which is the first Fujifilm motorized powerzoom lens.  It is so compact (nearly the size of a pancake lens) and lightweight (only 136g while the XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II is at 195g!). It is also reviewed to be sharper than the XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II.
Of course, I also have reasons not to upgrade yet.  

        1. Weight
  • It weights 448g including the battery and SD card.  It is heavier than the X-A5 weighting 361g including the battery and SD card and X-E3 weighting 337g including the battery and SD card.  Having powerful mobile phones as an alternative and coming from the A series, I do not see myself as upgrading to a camera which weights 400 g or more.  
Other Fujfilm X-T100 ambassadors
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Kerwin King
I began my love for photography and instagram because of my Fujifilm mirrorless.  But, from time to time I get lazy in taking shots or lose creativity as I become buried with my day job.  During those slump days I would look at young, creative and passionate photographers to give me the kick I need to push me to revive my account again.

Nowadays, there's so many platforms for creativity and expression.  Let's see there's:

  • Blog
  • Youtube
  • Instagram (Instagram Posts, Instagram Stories and Instagram TV)
  • Facebook (Facebook Post, Facebook Stories, Facebook Live)
  • Twitter
  • Podcast
  • and many more...
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 Matt Nicolai
Being an accountant (analytical mind), my left brain (creative mind) is already being stretched with writing tasks in blogging and photography through instagram.  So I really look up to those who can do so many things like write, photograph, act, produce, video edit and more at the same time!

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Bani Logrono
I mean what can they possibly not do right?  They trully deserve the spotlight!

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They have the gift of showing us their world of spontaneity and fun!

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Sebastian Castro

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Benedict Cua
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Dra. Aura Azarcon
Aside from that, they also have their reputable professions.

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Baninay Bautista
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Lharby Policarpio

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Gil Cuerva 

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The program ended with a performance by Bret Jackson and James Reid.

Of course, it gained more cheers than ever.

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Congratulations Fujifilm for a sucessful Fujifilm X-T100 launch.  Hope you will continue to be a perceived strong and reliable brand with superb after sales service.