The Fujifilm X100F was the first camera that GeorgesCamerasTV ever reviewed. It’s an iconic camera, which is part of a timeless family of cameras. Furthermore, the Fujifilm X100 is popular with every type of photographer. It is with great excitement that in 2020, we finally have the Fujifilm X100V in our hands.
Don’t be mistaken, the Fujifilm X100V looks similar to it’s predecessors. However there are several upgrades. This is the first X100 series camera to sport aluminium at the top, and bottom of the camera. Therefore giving a more premium feel. Street photographers rejoice, the X100V has a two way tilting screen, giving you more options for different shooting perspectives. The X100V has an upgraded lockable ISO dial.
Finally, a brand new advanced hybrid viewfinder has been introduced, similar to the X-Pro series. This allows users to simultaneously switch between the OVF and EVF when shooting. In addition the OVF and EVF can be used together when using manual focus.
Performance & Quality
The Fujifilm X100V houses a back illuminated 26.1 MP X-Trans CMOS sensor with an X Processor 4. Therefore creating images with high resolution that are similar to the flagship Fujifilm X series.
In previous iterations the Fujifilm X100 has struggled with autofocus. The Fujifilm X100V has better autofocus with its 425 AF, phase detection point update. However we found the eye AF detection to be a tad slow with fast moving subjects.
Surprisingly, the video quality from the X100V is fantastic. Despite the X100 series never being a video focused camera, the X100V shines a new light for video users. It sports 4K up to 30 fps and Full HD up to 120 fps. A note, if you are recording in 4K the camera heats up very quickly and clocks out at 10 minutes.
Despite the high price tag of $2300AUD, the Fujifilm X100V is a premium compact camera that ticks all the boxes. It takes an award winning formula, and ramps it up to a level that is acceptable for 2020 standards.
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