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Fujifilm X100V initial review: The most capable fixed-lens compact camera, ever: Digital Photography Review



The X100V is Fujifilm’s fifth X100-series digicam for the reason that unique mannequin debuted virtually a full decade in the past. By means of every successive iteration, Fujifilm has made its large-sensor, prime-lens compact digicam increasingly succesful, and this newest mannequin (formally pronounced Ex One Hundred Vee) takes the core bits of Fujifilm’s high-end interchangeable-lens X-Pro3 and slips them right into a a lot smaller bundle.

This implies you get the corporate’s newest 26MP X-Trans APS-C sensor and processor combo, the promise of much-improved autofocus and one of the best video characteristic set we have seen on a prime-lens compact digicam. However they did not cease there: the lens has been redesigned, the ergonomics refined, the viewfinder revisited, and an entire lot extra.

Key specs:

  • 26MP X-Trans sensor
  • Redesigned lens (however nonetheless a 23mm F2 pancake)
  • Constructed-in 4-stop ND filter, suitable with earlier lens converters
  • Tilting 1.62M-dot touchscreen LCD panel
  • Up to date 3.69M-dot OLED EVF, redesigned OVF optics
  • As much as 4K/30p with Eterna movie sim and F-Log inside seize (8-bit solely)
  • 2.5mm mic port, headphones by way of USB-C with adapter
  • Climate-sealed, when filter adapter and filter are used
  • Single SD card slot
  • CIPA rated to 350 pictures utilizing the EVF, 420 utilizing the OVF

The X100-series has all the time been a favourite among the many DPReview employees, and for some good causes; these cameras produce great pictures, are superbly designed and are participating to make use of. For these which were eyeing some or different model of X100 over time however by no means taken the plunge, this newest mannequin is arguably the one to get. However for homeowners of earlier X100 fashions, ought to the V tempt you to improve? Let’s discover out.

The X100V is predicted to be out there in late February 2020 at a steered retail value of $1399, £1299 (inc VAT), €1500 (inc VAT) or $1799 CAD.

What’s new and the way it compares

The X100V comes with some vital adjustments, however nonetheless follows the essential system its predecessors have adopted for the final decade.

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Physique, controls and dealing with

Out with the 4-way controller, in with the touchscreen. This and extra have the potential to vary the best way you are taking management over the X100V.

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First impressions

If Evaluations Editor Carey Rose had the earlier X100F, he is undecided he’d improve – however he is undecided he’d not improve, both.

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Pattern gallery

It is a darkish, grey, moist January in Seattle, however we did attempt to reap the benefits of a few sunny days to see what our pre-production X100V can do.

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