Valhalla, NY—Along with the X-T200 high-res mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, Fujifilm North America Corporation launched the Fujifilm X100V premium compact digital camera.
The fifth iteration in Fujifilm’s X100 series, the X100V point-and-shoot model is a significant upgrade over previous X100 cameras. It features a new 23mm f/2 lens; an advanced hybrid viewfinder; optional weather resistance; and a two-way tilting rear LCD screen. Moreover, the X100V uses the latest generation X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 image processor.
Fujifilm X100V Features & Improvements
The X100V’s sports top and bottom plates milled from single pieces of aluminum, for a refined, classic body with clean edges. Finished with a satin coating, slight enhancements were also made to the camera’s grip, ISO dial and lens barrel, to make it more comfortable to hold and operate.
What’s more, weather resistance appears for the first time in the X100 camera line when the optional AR-X100 adapter ring and the PRF-49 protection filter are attached. Additionally, the new two-way tilting touch-screen LCD fits flush at the back of the camera and provides intuitive controls.
The camera’s new 23mm f/2.0 lens provides higher resolution, lower distortion and improved close-focus performance. It is a significant upgrade from the lens on previous X100 cameras; however, it maintains the same overall size and compatibility with legacy WCL/TCL conversion lenses. It also adopts an internal ND filter that now features 4 stops.
Key to the X100V is the X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 combination. The 26.1-megapixel sensor uses a back-illuminated design to maximize quality and dynamic range. In addition, its color filter array controls moiré and false color without the need for an optical low-pass filter. Also, thanks to a new algorithm, AF performance is boosted with face and eye detection down to -5 EV.
Further, the X100V’s improved hybrid viewfinder enables image makers to choose between the 0.52x magnification optical viewfinder (OVF) or the 3.69M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. With 95% frame coverage, the OVF provides parallax-correcting frame lines for an uninterrupted view. Conversely, the camera’s EVF delivers a real-time representation of the image. An electronic rangefinder (ERF) function is also available to display a small EVF at the bottom right corner of the OVF.
The new P&S additionally records 4K video at up to 30 frames per second or 1080p video at 120 frames per second to create super slow motion effects. What’s more, filmmakers needing extreme color fidelity can record 10-bit, 4:2:2 color externally via the HDMI port. They can also leverage Fujifilm’s color reproduction technology to apply film simulations like Eterna to their video footage.
Additionally, photographers can incorporate numerous shooting functions, such as monochrome adjustments and color chrome to their footage.
X100V shooters can also use the wide conversion lens (WCL-X100 II) or tele-conversion lens (TCL-X100 II) to extend the camera’s fixed 23mm focal length to a 28mm equivalent (0.8x) or 50mm (1.4x) equivalent lens.
They can also opt for a premium, genuine leather case (LC-X100V) that provides complete access to the camera’s battery and memory card compartment.
Fujifilm’s X100V is available in black and silver versions. SRP: $1,399.95.