At the X Summit 2020 held in London, Fujifilm has announced the fifth iteration of their popular entry-level X100 mirrorless camera with some noteworthy improvements regarding image quality, body design, and video capabilities. Interestingly enough, the long-awaited and highly-rumored Fujifilm X100V is capable of shooting DCI/UHD 4K/30p at 200Mbps as well as 1080/120p video internally, with support for 10-bit, 4:2:2 color via the HDMI.
Additionally, the newcomer comes equipped with a brand new 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor alongside a much sharper new 23mm f/2.0 lens and seen for the first time on the X100 model a 2-way tilting rear LCD screen.
All in all, the X100V retains the good old rangefinder-inspired body design with a fixed lens that has been so popular among creative professionals using the previous Fuji X100 models. The onboard Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, on the other hand, has been updated with a higher resolution 3.69m-dot OLED EVF for improved viewing that features a new Electronic Rangefinder function.
The latter mimics the functionality of a mechanical rangefinder and simultaneously overlays information from the electronic viewfinder on top of the optical viewfinder for comparative manual focus control. Complementing the finder is a 3.0″ 1.62m-dot LCD touchscreen, which features a two-way tilting design to support working from both high and low angles.
Furthermore, the new camera gets some enticing ergonomic enhancements to the grip, ISO dial, built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities as well as weather resistance that is only available when you purchase and attach the (optional) AR-X100 adapter ring and the PRF-49 protection filter.
Other noteworthy features on the X100V include continuous shooting up to 11 fps with the mechanical shutter, a hybrid autofocus system that combines 425 phase-detection points, a wide native sensitivity range of ISO 160-12800 as well as 10 Film Simulation Modes.
Fujifilm X100V Highlights
- 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor
- X-Processor 4 Image Processor
- DCI/UHD 4K/30p and 1080/120p video
- 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 output via HDMI
- Fujinon 23mm f/2 Lens
- Hybrid 0.52x OVF with 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
- 2-way tilting rear LCD screen
- ISO dial
- Hybrid AF system with 425 phase-detection points
- ISO 160-12800
- Weather resistance
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities
- Film Simulation Modes
- Price: $1,399
The Fujifilm X100V will be available in both silver and all-black models selling for $1,399 with expected shipping starting later this month. Last but not least, Fujifilm has also officially confirmed that the highly anticipated Fujifilm X-T4 will be announced on the 26th of February as we earlier reported here.
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