New Fujifilm X100V could be the reason to buy a fixed lens camera

Feb 5, 2020

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New Fujifilm X100V could be the reason to buy a fixed lens camera

Feb 5, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Rumored way back in summer 2019, Fujifilm X100V is finally out. It’s the fifth-generation of the X100 series, and just like its predecessors, it’s a fixed lens camera. Still, it brings some improvements over its big brothers, including 4K video, 26MP sensor, and improved AF. So let’s see what the latest “everyday camera” from Fujifilm has to offer.

Just like its predecessors, the Fujifilm X100V is aimed at street photographers and all of you who want to shoot every day and always have the camera at hand. It features a 26.1MP APS-C sensor, a slight bump from the 24.3 MP in the X100F.

The Fujifilm X100V features a hybrid autofocus system that combines 425 phase-detection points with a contrast-detection system. For comparison, the X100F utilizes 91 total points, including 49 phase-detection points.

When it comes to the lens, the “recipe” stays pretty much the same, only a bit upgraded. The Fujifilm X100V features a fixed updated Fujinon 23mm f/2, but it’s been redesigned. It now includes two aspherical elements for improved sharpness and clarity through the reduction of spherical aberrations and distortion. Combined with the camera’s APS-C sensor, the lens’s 23mm focal length is equivalent to 35mm. You can use the camera’s digital teleconverter and simulate 50mm and 75mm-equivalent focal length.

Another improvement is seen in continuous shooting. The new Fujifilm X100V offers up to 11 fps with the mechanical shutter, whereas its predecessor allowed up to 8fps. The ISO range has also been slightly adjusted, and it’s now between 160 and 12800 instead of 200 to 12800.

And finally, one of the biggest improvements is the 4K video. Unlike its predecessor, the Fujifilm X100V is capable of shooting up to DCI 4K at 30 fps.

Here’s the first look at the Fujifilm X100V:

YouTube video

Here are the full specs so you can see all that this tiny camera offers:

Imaging
PixelsEffective: 26.1 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution6240 x 4160
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationNone
Lens
Focal Length23mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 35mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/16
Focus RangeNormal
3.94″ to Infinity / 10 cm to Infinity
Optical Design8 Elements in 6 Groups
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 160 to 12800 (Extended: 80 to 51200)
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Second in Aperture Priority Mode
1/4000 to 900 Second in Shutter Priority Mode
1/4000 to 900 Second in Manual Mode
1/4000 to 4 Second in Program Mode
0 to 60 Minute in Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Second in Aperture Priority Mode
1/32000 to 900 Second in Shutter Priority Mode
1/32000 to 900 Second in Manual Mode
1/32000 to 4 Second in Program Mode
1 to 1 Second in Bulb Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Second in Aperture Priority Mode
1/32000 to 900 Second in Shutter Priority Mode
1/32000 to 900 Second in Manual Mode
1/32000 to 4 Second in Program Mode
0 to 60 Minute in Bulb Mode
Metering MethodAverage, Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot, TTL 256-Zones
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAutomatic Scene Recognition, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous ShootingUp to 11 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 17 Frames (Raw)
Up to 11 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 38 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 8 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 18 Frames (Raw)
Up to 8 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 76 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 6 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 21 Frames (Raw)
Up to 6 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 220 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 5 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 24 Frames (Raw)
Up to 5 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 458 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 4 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 28 Frames (Raw)
Up to 4 fps at 26.1 MP for Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Up to 3 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 34 Frames (Raw)
Up to 3 fps at 26.1 MP for Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Up to 30 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 17 Frames (Raw)
Up to 30 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 29 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 20 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 17 Frames (Raw)
Up to 20 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 79 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 20 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 17 Frames (Raw)
Up to 20 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 32 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 10 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 18 Frames (Raw)
Up to 10 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 153 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 10 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 18 Frames (Raw)
Up to 10 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 81 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 8 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 18 Frames (Raw)
Up to 8 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 90 Frames (JPEG)
Continuous ShootingUp to 20 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 17 Frames (Raw) / 32 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 11 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 17 Frames (Raw) / 38 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 10 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 18 Frames (Raw) / 81 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 8 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 18 Frames (Raw) / 76 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 6 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 21 Frames (Raw) / 220 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 5 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 24 Frames (Raw) / 458 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 4 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 28 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Up to 3 fps at 26.1 MP for up to 34 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Up to 30 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 17 Frames (Raw) / 29 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 20 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 17 Frames (Raw) / 79 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 10 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 18 Frames (Raw) / 153 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 8 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 18 Frames (Raw) / 90 Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsPanorama
Video
Recording ModesMOV/H.264
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 to 200 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 to 200 Mb/s]
DCI 2K (2048 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [50 to 200 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [50 to 200 Mb/s]
Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Audio File FormatLinear PCM
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder TypeElectronic (OLED)
Optical
Viewfinder Resolution3,690,000 Dot
Viewfinder Coverage1
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.5x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
Monitor Size3″
Monitor Resolution1,620,000 Dot
Monitor TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Commander, First-Curtain Sync, Manual, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, TTL Auto
Effective Flash RangeISO 1600
0.98 to 24.28′ / 0.3 to 7.4 m
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Interface
Memory Card Slot1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity2.5mm Sub-Mini, HDMI D (Micro), USB 3.0, USB Type-C
WirelessBluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%
Physical
Battery1 x NP-W126S Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 8.4 VDC, 1260 mAh (Approx. 350 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.04 x 2.94 x 2.1″ / 128 x 74.8 x 53.3 mm
Weight1.05 lb / 478 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

And here are a few more photos:

The Fujifilm X100V looks like a capable little camera, and I also love its design. However, it’s not really cheap, at least for my standards: it costs $1,399.  Still, it could be a great companion in your everyday life, for both stills and video shooting. If you wanna grab yours, Black and Silver versions are ready for preorders and the shipping begins on 27 February.

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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One response to “New Fujifilm X100V could be the reason to buy a fixed lens camera”

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    I’m super happy with my X100F and don’t see a real reason to upgrade – unless I miss something. Best always-in-my-bag camera.