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



All product pictures by Dan Bracaglia

The X100V is Fujifilm’s fifth X100-series digicam because the unique mannequin debuted virtually a full decade in the past. By way of every successive iteration, Fujifilm has made its large-sensor, prime-lens compact digicam increasingly more 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 the perfect video characteristic set we have seen on a prime-lens compact digicam. However it would not cease there: the lens has been redesigned, the ergonomics refined, the viewfinder revisited, and a complete lot extra.

Key specs:

  • 26MP X-Trans sensor
  • Redesigned lens (nonetheless a 23mm F2 pancake, suitable with earlier converters)
  • Constructed-in 4-stop ND filter
  • 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 inner seize (8-bit solely)
  • 2.5mm mic port, headphones by USB-C with adapter
  • Climate-sealed, when filter adapter and filter are used
  • Single SD card slot
  • CIPA rated to 350 photographs utilizing the EVF, 420 utilizing the OVF
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Photograph by Barney Britton

The X100-series has at all times been a favourite among the many DPReview employees, and for some good causes; these cameras produce great photographs, they’re superbly designed and are participating to make use of. For these which have been eyeing some or different model of X100 through the years 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 anticipated to be out there in late February 2020 at a recommended retail worth 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 modifications, however nonetheless follows the essential formulation 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 way in which 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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Picture and lens high quality

The X100V has a well-known sensor with good efficiency and we take a detailed take a look at the brand new Coloration Chrome characteristic and the redesigned lens.

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The X100V will get just about the entire similar autofocus options because the X-Pro3, making it very succesful for a digicam of its kind.

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By way of video, there’s actually no better-specced fixed-lens, large-sensor choice in the marketplace right this moment.

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The X100V is (predictably) the perfect X100 but, and admittedly, leads its market phase by way of general functionality.

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Pattern galleries

Our pre-production digicam gallery began out with a darkish, grey January, and our full-production gallery ends with quarantine. However we did get some good images right here and there.

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