Fujifilm X100V Hands On

Earlier today Fujifilm introduced the new large-sensor compact camera – the X100V which will be the sixth X100 model and it has some very interesting features and a lot of fixes to issues that people noticed on the previous version.

The X100 series has always been one of the more respected high-end compact camera systems around since it was first introduced a decade ago. The series came a long way and the newest model has a new higher-res sensor, a faster processor, better EVF and AF system as well as better video features and a new and sharper 23mm f/2 (35mm equivalent of 35mm) lens plus some software and other improvements.

Here is a list of some of the main specs of the new camera:

  • Sensor: a 26MP X-Trans sensor (similar to the X-PRO3 sensor).
  • Processor: the new X-Processor 4 (used in the X-PRO3).
  • Lens: New, redesigned  23mm F2 pancake lens.
  • Built-in ND: 4-stop ND filter (the older version had 3 stop), currently only works in stills mode for some reason.
  • LCD: Tilting 1.62 million dot touchscreen (the older versions was only included fixed LCDs).
  • Viewfinder: an updated 3.69 million-dot OLED EVF, an improved optical viewfinder.
  • Video: 4K/30p (up to 10min per clip) including Eterna film sim and F-Log internal capture (but with 8-bit only).
  • Connections: 2.5mm mic port (headphones only through USB-C with adapter).
  • Weather-sealing: improved sealing (but you will need to connect the filter adapter and filter for full sealing).
  • CIPA: official 350 shots with EVF and 420 using the OVF.
  • Price: $1400 (around $100 over the release price of the previous generation), available by the end of February 2020.

Chris and Jordan from DPR have a first look at the new X100V camera

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One last thing which is completely unrelated but might be very interesting for many Fujifilm enthusiasts (but not only them) is that the company officials said that the announcement of the upcoming XT-4 will happen in February the 26’th.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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