The Fujifilm X100V is a high-end compact digital camera geared toward fans and road photographers, that includes a 26 Megapixel APSC sensor, mounted 23mm f2 lens, hybrid viewfinder, tilting touch-screen and 4k video. Introduced in February 2020, it’s the fifth mannequin within the common sequence and succeeds the X100F launched roughly two years beforehand. Word the letter within the title beforehand referred to its place within the sequence, reminiscent of S for second and T for third, however since F was used for the fourth model, Fujifilm has opted for Roman numerals right here with V.
The X100V, like its predecessors, packs Fujifilm’s newest APSC sensor, on this case, the X-Trans 4, equipping it with 26 Megapixels, a broad array of embedded phase-detect autofocus factors, burst taking pictures as much as 11fps with the mechanical shutter or 20 with the digital (uncropped), and assist for the latest Basic Detrimental, Eterna and Acros Movie Simulations. The X100V additionally turns into the primary mannequin within the sequence to report 4k video in UHD or the broader Cinema-4k codecs at 24 to 30p for ten minute clips, or 1080 video for as much as 15 minutes; 10-bit 4:2:2 output can also be accessible over HDMI.
At first look the X100V appears to be like an excellent deal like the sooner fashions, though for the primary time sports activities weather-sealing, as long as you match the non-compulsory adapter ring and filter. It’s additionally the primary X100 mannequin to supply a tilting touchscreen and whereas it received’t articulate to face you (unhealthy luck vloggers), ity does make it simpler to border discreetly at low angles. As earlier than the distinctive promoting level is the hybrid viewfinder, much like that within the flagship X-Professional sequence, which provides an optical or digital view, or a mixture view; I don’t consider it’s the identical half because the X-Pro3, however the magnification is bigger than the X100F. In the meantime after reusing the identical lens for 4 generations, Fujifilm has developed a brand new optical design which can share the identical 23mm focal size and f2 focal ratio, however now claims to be sharper; it’s nonetheless not stabilised although, whether or not optically or with sensor shift.
The X100V could stay an unstabilised digital camera, however in any other case addresses most of my points with the earlier mannequin, gaining a sharper lens, 4k video, a tilting touch-screen, USB-C which helps energy supply in addition to charging, and weather-proofing (with an adapter equipment). As such it turns into a way more succesful and versatile digital camera for individuals who want a high-end mounted lens compact. I look ahead to spending some high quality time with it quickly. Anticipate the X100V from the tip of February at a worth of 1299 GBP.