The Fujifilm X100V was launched throughout a reside X-Summit occasion in London, and is Fujifilm’s replace to the “critical compact” X100 collection of cameras. The X100V introduces a totally new lens, and though it is nonetheless a 23mm f/2.Zero lens, the optical components within the lens are fully new, giving improved macro efficiency in addition to taking the picture high quality to the following stage. The design of the digital camera has been improved as properly, with a extra angular design, in addition to a tilting rear display.

Fujifilm X100V Options

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The Fujifilm X100V is the fifth model of the X100 collection, with the X100 collection well-known for being a premium compact digital camera, with traditional styling and an optical viewfinder.

The X100V advantages from the newest 26mp APS-C CMOS sensor, the identical X-Trans CMOS Four sensor as discovered within the Fujifilm X-T3, X-T4, X-T30, and X-Pro3. The digital camera additionally options the identical quad-core X-Processor Four picture processor, and the digital camera now provides as much as 30fps steady capturing (cropped).

The digital camera has a brand new design, with high and backside plates milled from particular person items of aluminium, and completed with a satin coating, giving the digital camera a brand new, extra critical look, in addition to a extra premium end.

There’s additionally a weather-sealed choice, in that the digital camera is weather-sealed, so long as you purchase the non-compulsory AR-X100 adapter ring and PRF-49 safety filter. This provides climate sealing to the entrance of the digital camera in order that the lens is protected against the weather. The remainder of the digital camera is weather-sealed, nonetheless, they have been unable to totally climate seal the lens, as a result of transferring elements – the entrance of the lens strikes out and in when focusing.

Fujifilm has redeveloped the 23mm f/2.Zero lens for higher decision, decrease distortion, in addition to improved close-focus efficiency. The shut focus distance is 10cm, however the lens has been improved to offer significantly better picture high quality. The digital camera remains to be suitable with the WCL/TCL (broad and teleconverter) adapters, turning the 35mm equal lens right into a 28mm or 50mm equal.

 

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Auto Focus has been improved, with a brand new focusing algorithm, which lets the digital camera focus in low-light all the way down to -5EV. The digital camera additionally advantages from phase-detection built-in to the sensor, in addition to face and eye detection AF. A spotlight limiter operate has been added so you’ll be able to set the space for when you understand the place your topic might be.

The X100V retains the analogue controls, and exterior dials, to be able to immediately management the aperture, shutter pace, ISO pace, even when the digital camera is switched off.

The hybrid viewfinder has been improved… with the next decision 3.69million OLED digital viewfinder (EVF)… there’s additionally the 0.52x optical viewfinder with overlay obtainable displaying the framing. There’s additionally an digital vary finder (ERF) choice that allows you to have the optical view, with an digital overlay within the backside proper nook.

A tilting display has been added however, at first look, you would not even discover this because the display is so flush with the digital camera physique. Nevertheless, the 3inch display does certainly tilt up and down. It is also a touch-screen so you should utilize it to set the main focus level when wanted, and has an improved decision of 1.62million dots.

Here is a fast comparability desk displaying the variations between the X100V and former fashions, the X100, X100S, X100T, X100F, and X100V.

X100 (2011) X100S (2013) X100T (2014) X100F (2017) X100V (2020)
12mp CMOS 16mp X-Trans II 16mp X-Trans II 24mp X-Trans III 26mp X-Trans IV
– BSI CMOS
ISO100 – 12800 ISO100 – 25600 ISO100 – 51200 ISO100 – 51200 ISO80 – 51200
2.8inch (460Okay) 2.8inch (460Okay) 3inch (1040Okay) 3inch (1040Okay) 3inch tilting contact (1.62m)
1.44m dot EVF 2.36m dot EVF 2.36m dot EVF
– ERF added
– break up focus added
2.36m dot EVF 3.69m dot EVF
5fps 6fps 6fps 8fps 30fps
HD 720p video FullHD video FullHD video FullHD video 4K video
    Wi-Fi added   Bluetooth added
USB-C added
300 pictures 330 pictures 330 pictures 390 pictures (OVF) 420 pictures (OVF)
405g 405g 440g 469g 478g

 

There are 17 digital movie simulations, together with the brand new “Basic Adverse” that’s designed to offer the look of an previous 70s fashion {photograph}, and naturally, there are all of the traditional Fujifilm movies together with Provia, Velvia, Acros (monochrome), ETERNA, and others. You’ll be able to add a grain impact, to offer the picture the look of pure movie. In-camera uncooked enhancing is included making it straightforward to shortly appropriate any issues with a picture after you have taken it, akin to publicity, or white stability.

4K video recording is now doable, with 30fps doable. It’s also possible to file FullHD video at 120fps. There’s additionally the potential of 10-bit 4:2:2 output utilizing the HDMI output from the digital camera.

The digital camera has built-in Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth has been added for low-power picture switch. USB Kind-C has been added, and this can be utilized for charging the battery, in addition to picture switch.

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Key Options

  • 26.1mp X-Trans IV BSI CMOS APS-C sensor
  • 23mm f/2.0 – f/16 lens, 35mm equal
  • Inside 4-stop ND filter
  • 3inch 1.62m dot tilting touch-screen
  • Switchable Hybrid OVF / EVF
  • OVF: 0.52x magnification, 95% protection, with body strains
  • EVF: 3.69m dot OLED, 0.66x magnification, sRGB 97%
  • Clever Hybrid AF (Distinction / Section detection), 91AF factors
  • As much as 30fps steady capturing (digital shutter, cropped)
  • 11fps steady capturing (mechanical shutter)
  • Climate-sealed, with non-compulsory package
  • CINE-4K 30, 25, 24fps video recording, as much as 10min
  • FullHD video recording as much as 15min, FullHD at 120fps as much as 6min
  • ISO160 – ISO12800, Prolonged ISO80 (Low) to ISO51200
  • 10cm macro focus
  • 2.5mm microphone/shutter launch socket
  • Out there in black/silver or all-black

Fujifilm X100V Dealing with

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At first look, the digital camera seems to be pretty just like the earlier model(s) of this digital camera, with aluminium high and backside plates. Nevertheless, it additionally seems to be extra angular, and critical, with a mode that appears somewhat bit like a Leica. The manufacturing course of for the aluminium high and backside plates has been up to date, which improves the texture, and the digital camera definitely feels strong within the hand. The “leather-based” impact grip provides textured space to carry on to and is barely delicate to boost grip. There’s additionally an improved rear grip, though, for final security, we would advocate a hand strap or use of the offered neck strap.

The ISO dial has been up to date to make it simpler to regulate the ISO pace. The lens barrel has additionally been up to date, which makes the digital camera barely extra snug to carry. The aperture management ring across the lens is precisely the place you’d count on it to be, and this makes it straightforward to vary the setting when wanted, or alternatively you’ll be able to go away this on A for Auto. The identical goes for the shutter pace dial.

The digital camera feels very properly made and definitely seems to be like a premium digital camera, with traditional styling, and the optical/digital viewfinder within the nook.

With an non-compulsory AR-X100 adapter ring and PRF-49 safety filter, the digital camera now provides climate resistance. One thing that might be a welcome addition to people who wish to shoot in all climate circumstances.

The digital camera provides auto-focus that’s delicate all the way down to -5EV. The AF system covers a large space of the body. Face and eye detection focus has been improved, and the joystick on the again can be utilized to vary the main focus level, or you’ll be able to shortly use the touch-screen to set it. Because of the lens design, the entrance of the lens strikes throughout focus, and while focus speeds are fairly good, they are not as quick as some cameras. Focus bracketing is offered, in addition to focus vary choice.

 

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The tilting touch-screen tilts up, and down, and might be a really welcome addition to these avenue shooters who wish to “shoot from the hip”. You should use the touch-screen to set the main focus level, in addition to change settings. The display may be very skinny and would not stand out from the again of the digital camera, maintaining the rear of the digital camera slim and trendy wanting. Color copy and viewing angles are superb, making it an pleasurable display to make use of.

The menus are clearly laid out, and the “MyMenu” part is the place you’ll be able to preserve all of your favorite settings for faster entry.

 

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The X100V provides an improved hybrid optical/digital viewfinder, which you’ll swap between. The OVF provides a 0.52x magnification, and it is an pleasurable expertise to make use of the optical viewfinder, as it may cut back eye pressure. The OVF provides a framing define in order that you understand what’s and is not within the shot. You’ll be able to swap to the digital viewfinder which is a 3.69m dot OLED digital viewfinder, giving a transparent and sharp view of the scene. There’s additionally an digital rangefinder operate which can show a small EVF within the backside proper nook of the optical viewfinder. With a high-resolution digital viewfinder, the expertise is sweet, with a really clear view seen, with good color copy. There’s dioptre correction obtainable, and the rubber encompass seems to be prefer it’s designed to final the take a look at of time, because it is not very delicate. It is also not very deep when in comparison with some cameras.

 

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Battery life – The digital camera advantages from USB Kind-C permitting you to cost the battery whereas it’s within the digital camera, or alternatively energy the digital camera over USB. Battery life is sweet at 350 pictures when utilizing the EVF, or as much as 420 pictures when utilizing the OVF (regular mode).

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