Fujifilm has launched the fifth entry in its X100 series under the moniker X100V. This upgraded camera comes with a replacement lens, a replacement sensor, a tilting rear LCD, and far more. the simplest part is, X100V borrows a number of the premium features from the Company’s high-end cameras like X-T3, X-T30, and X-Pro3, which makes it the simplest full-featured vacation or street photography camera.
Design and Display
Just like its predecessors, the Fujifilm X100V maintains the retro, rangefinder aesthetic, and features variety of and host of dials and manual controls.
Fujifilm has shifted from the magnesium alloy in previous X100 cameras to aluminum with a satin coating. the planning is analogous to X100F. However, there are some sharp lines during a few places. this is often the primary camera in Fujifilm’s X100 series that comes with a weather-resistant camera body.
The other significant design change is that the rear display which will now be tilted up or down. For normal use, the LCD can still sit flush against the rear of the camera. The four-way D-pad has been ditched, so users will need to use the main target joystick and touchscreen to navigate through the camera menu. The Q button has been shifted in order that it’s less susceptible to accidental presses.
The X100V comes with a 26.1-megapixel X-Trans IV CMOS APS-C sensor almost like the X-T3, X-T30, and X-Pro3. On top of this sensor upgrade, the camera also features an upgraded glass. consistent with Fujifilm, X100V’s 23mm f/2.0 lens exhibits less distortion as compared to other cameras within the series. it’s an improved close-focus performance albeit the focal distance and aperture are both unchanged. the general corner sharpness has also been improved.
As far because the videography cares, the X100V is capable of shooting 4K footage at 30 fps but is more of a stills camera. If you’re curious about videography, it’s better to stay at X-T3. To use X100V as a video camera, you’ll need to plug external gear into the X100V’s HDMI port to urge the foremost from its video mode. The camera also comes with a microphone jack. However, to connect headphones, you’ll get to use the bundled adapter with the USB-C port.
The camera comes with a built-in ND filter that has been updated over the previous model and now features 4-stops. It also supports most of the Fujifilm film emulation modes including Eterna, and also F-log for a flat log profile.
As far because the focus cares, consistent with Fujifilm, the X100V can focus right down to -5EV, like the X-Pro3’s -6EV. The SEO is often adjusted using the outer ring of the dial.
The X100V’s hybrid viewfinder features a 3.69-million-dot OLED EVF if you’re not a lover of the optical viewfinder. This catches up to the X-Pro3. Moreover, the continual shooting is rated at 11 fps with the mechanical shutter or up to twenty with the electronic shutter, although this camera isn’t for fast action.
Pricing and Availability
The camera comes with a hefty tag of $1400. As far because availability cares, the corporate has not committed anything. Fujifilm is currently busy in launching its previously announced X-T4 camera.