Because of the brand new sensor and processor, the X100V can shoot at round 11 fps with steady AF enabled (20 fps in digital shutter mode), in comparison with eight fps for the final mannequin. On the similar time, it brings over the 429-point hybrid phase- and contrast-detect AF system from the X-T3 and X-Pro3. That additionally means you get face and eye detection and different topic monitoring options the X100F lacked (and which can be so helpful on a avenue pictures digicam).

Fujifilm X100V compact fixed-lens APS-C camera

The brand new sensor calls for higher optics, so the X100V has a brand new 23mm f/2.zero fastened lens. Fujifilm mentioned it is designed for “increased decision, decrease distortion and improved shut focus efficiency.” On the similar time, it is the identical measurement because the previous lens and suitable with Fujifilm’s present extensive WCL-X100 II and telephoto TCL-X100 II conversion lenses. Fujifilm additionally boosted the interior impartial density (ND) filter to 4 stops, up from three, making it simpler to shoot in vivid daylight.

Maybe the best boon for avenue photographers is the brand new two-way articulating show. It is the identical because the one on the X-T3, letting you tilt the display up and sideways so that you could shoot from the hip each in portrait or panorama mode. (It is laborious to imagine that the X100F lacked that function, however then once more, it did not appear to detract from that mannequin’s recognition.) It additionally has a better decision 1.62 million dot show, in comparison with 1.04 million dots on the X100F.

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Fujifilm has additionally improved the hybrid viewfinder a bit. The optical rangefinder-style viewfinder nonetheless has a zero.52 magnification issue, however now covers a bit extra of the body. You continue to get EVF picture-in-picture and an digital overlay that exhibits focus peaking, capturing information and extra. The largest enchancment is with the EVF, which is now a higher-resolution three.69 million dot OLED, in comparison with 2.36 million dots earlier than.

Fujifilm X100V compact fixed-lens APS-C camera

The X100V now has 17 movie simulations, two greater than earlier than, together with Eterna and Traditional Damaging. Up till now, the latter has been unique to the X-Pro3. All of the simulations work in each photograph and video mode.

Talking of which, the X100V has fairly beautiful video powers for a compact digicam. It can’t solely shoot 4K at as much as 30 fps, however do it with 10-bits of colour through the exterior HDMI port. I am undecided who can be utilizing a digicam like this to seize 4K in such element, however it’s good to know you may. In case you want slow-mo, 1080p is out there at as much as 120 fps.

Fujifilm has cleaned up the design on the X100V, killing off the D-pad and leaving only a joystick for focus level and menu management. Whereas fewer controls might sound unhealthy, I discovered that the X-Pro3’s simplified structure made it simpler to make use of. The brand new mannequin positive factors a USB-C three.1 port, which ought to make information transfers faster. Battery life additionally rises to 350 photographs in comparison with 270 with the EVF, or 420/390 utilizing the OVF. The one-slot storage, alas, solely helps slower UHS-1 sort playing cards, which could restrict the variety of photographs you may absorb a burst.

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The X100V is pricey for a compact, however Fujifilm has actually elevated the worth during the last mannequin with quite a few enhancements. The silver mannequin will arrive in late February 2020 for $1,400, with the all-black model scheduled to drop in March for a similar worth. Fujifilm says there are at the moment “no plans” to repeat the X100F’s brown colorway for the X100V.

We’ll be including some hands-on impressions quickly!