Since the release of the first model in the X100 series about ten years ago, Fujifilm has continued to innovate within the X100 line of cameras with the introduction of the X100V. This latest model of Fujifilm’s large-sensor, prime-lens compact camera (officially pronounced Ex One Hundred Vee) takes the core bits of Fujifilm’s high-end interchangeable-lens X-Pro3 and slips them into a much smaller package. Fujifilm has made its large-sensor, prime-lens compact camera more and more capable with each successive iteration.
Fujifilm X100V Price in USA
This indicates that you will have the newest 26-megapixel X-Trans APS-C sensor and CPU combination from the firm, as well as the promise of significantly enhanced focusing and the finest video feature set we have seen on a prime-lens compact camera. But that’s not all; the ergonomics have been improved, the viewfinder has been rethought, the lens has been modified, and there are a number of other new features.
The DPReview team has long had a soft spot for the X100 line of cameras, and for good reason: not only do these cameras take stunning photos, but they are also really fun to operate. This most recent model is, in all likelihood, the one to purchase for those individuals who have been contemplating purchasing an X100 product at some point in the past but have never actually done so. But for those who already possess an earlier generation of the X100, would the V make you want to upgrade? Let’s find out.
It was on the high-end X-T3 and X-Pro3 interchangeable-lens cameras that we were introduced to the fundamental sensor and CPU combo that has been passed down to the X100V. This translates to a resolution of 26 megapixels coming from a BSI-CMOS sensor that has the X-Trans color filter array that is the company’s hallmark. You also obtain a new lower native ISO value, which has been set at 160, however the native maximum has not changed to reflect this change.
One of the most significant advantages of this sensor is the extremely quick readout speed that it is able to achieve. When utilizing the electronic shutter, you have access to exceptionally rapid burst speeds of up to 20 frames per second when using the full width of the sensor and up to 30 frames per second when cropping the image by 1.25 times. It is debatable if the character of the X100V actually lends itself to these types of burst speeds; yet, for street shooters seeking for the most critical moments, these burst speeds may come in useful.
Fujifilm X100V Specifications
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy, aluminum|
|Max resolution||6240 x 4160|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||26 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|Processor||X-Processor Pro 4|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||X-Trans|
|ISO||Auto, 160-12800 (expands to 80-51200)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||80|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (3 slots)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|File format||JPEGRaw (Fujifilm RAF, 14-bit)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||35 mm|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Normal focus range||10 cm (3.94″)|
|Number of focus points||425|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Electronic and Optical (tunnel)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/32000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, Standard, Slow Sync, Manual, Commander, off|
|Flash X sync speed||1/4000 sec|
|Continuous drive||11.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Modes||4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (via cable release or smartphone)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (with optional filter holder and filter)|
|Battery description||NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||420|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||478 g (1.05 lb / 16.86 oz)|
|Dimensions||128 x 75 x 53 mm (5.04 x 2.95 x 2.09″)|
The X100V is a captivating and well-built camera that not only takes stunning pictures but also has great focusing, the finest video quality available in its class, and optional weather sealing. We are able to mostly look beyond its faults because meaningful upgrades have been made, such as a touchscreen that tilts, an upgraded viewfinder, and a new lens. Assuming that you like the focal length that is comparable to 35mm, it makes a strong case as a photographer’s carry-everywhere compact that is suitable for all types of shooting.
- Improved lens
- Protection against dust and splashes
- Tilting LCD
- Hybrid viewfinder that combines optical and electronic elements
- Dial-driven control
- Raw processing and the appearance of footage captured in-camera
- Sporadic bursts of 11 frames per second
- 4K video
- Looks from the past in black and silver.
- Neither optical nor in-body stabilization are included.
- Protecting your lens from the elements requires a lens filter. Transfer rates are limited to UHS-I.
- There is not always an instant autofocus.