The FUJIFILM X100V is a versatile, volant, and viable camera that is the fifth generation of the X100 series. It combines impressive imaging capabilities with a distinctive design that includes an appropriate prime wide-angle lens, as well as a flexible feature set that can accommodate a wide range of shooting needs.
The X100V is equipped with an APS-C-format 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, which has been proven and highly regarded. It is capable of high-resolution recording as well as support for DCI/UHD 4K video, sensitivity ranging from ISO 160 to 12800, and continuous shooting up to 11 frames per second with the mechanical shutter.
Due to its backside illumination (BSI) architecture, the sensor produces less noise while maintaining overall clarity. When combined with the X-Processor 4, the sensor achieves rapid performance and better responsiveness. Additionally, the sensor’s architecture allows for a hybrid autofocus system, which combines 425 phase-detection points with a contrast-detection system to provide fast and precise AF performance.
Aside from the image capabilities, the X100V keeps the tried-and-true rangefinder-inspired body style that has made this line of cameras so distinctive. This time around, the famous Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder is employed, but this time it has been upgraded to a higher resolution 3.69m-dot OLED EVF for better viewing clarity.
This may still be flipped aside to show a clear 0.52x-magnification optical finder, which is ideal for those who want to picture in the traditional manner. The finder is complemented with a 3.0″ 1.62m-dot LCD touchscreen, which has a two-way tilting design that allows it to be used from both high and low angles. Then there’s the highly coveted built-in wide-angle primary lens, which has a handy 35mm-equivalent focal length and a brilliant f/2 maximum aperture while maintaining a small footprint.
This lens has been updated in comparison to earlier versions to provide clearer picture with less distortion, tighter focusing, and, physically, it completes a weather-resistant construction when you install the optional adapter ring and optional protective filter. Aside from that, the X100V has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which allows for wireless picture transmission to a mobile device as well remote camera control from a smartphone or tablet device.
26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor and X-Processor 4
Its sensor is an APS-C-format 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor with back-illuminated design, which provides smooth tone rendering, better low-light performance, and a broad native sensitivity range of ISO 160-12800. The camera is built around this very adaptable sensor.
X-Trans sensors also employ a randomized pixel array; this, together with the lack of an optical low-pass filter, allows for excellent image clarity and sharpness, as demonstrated by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. By mimicking the organic nature of film rather than traditional pixel patterns, the X-Trans design produces more nuanced colors and tonal transitions while also eliminating moiré and other artifacts.
Another feature included in the sensor design is a new phase-detection focusing system with 425 customizable points that covers almost the full sensor surface. A quicker and more accurate focusing performance is provided by this autofocus technology in a variety of lighting settings down to -5 EV. In addition to the image and focusing capabilities, the camera system is equipped with a new X-Processor 4, which features a quad-core CPU and offers quicker, more responsive performance across the system.
Capturing 4K video in UHD and DCI standards
A diverse array of video capabilities, including inbuilt DCI/UHD 4K recording at up to 30 frames per second and Full HD recording at up to 120 frames per second, allow the X100V to go beyond its still-photography roots.
The speed of the X-Processor 4 has a significant impact on overall video performance since it allows for faster read rates while recording video and reduces rolling shutter distortion when capturing moving objects, both of which are highly beneficial. In addition, a micro-HDMI connector allows for 10-bit 4:2:2 recording to an optional external recorder via an HDMI cable.
Canon 23mm f/2 Lens with Redesigned Fibonacci ring
An updated Fujinon 23mm f/2 lens features a revised optical design that now includes two aspherical elements for improved sharpness and clarity through the reduction of spherical aberrations and distortion. This lens’s 23mm focal length is equivalent to 35mm, making it a comfortable wide-angle prime that is well-suited to a variety of shooting situations.
The bright f/2 design also suits working in various lighting conditions and affords greater control over depth of field to help isolate focus on subjects. Additionally, a Super EBC coating has been applied to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
While the lens is a fixed focal length, the X100V integrates 50mm and 75mm-equivalent Digital Teleconverter settings to simulate the look of working with a longer focal length and the lens is also compatible with the optional WCL and TCL attachment lenses to expand or reduce the effect field of view.
Viewfinder with Hybrid Technology for Advanced Applications
Both optical and electronic viewfinder types are incorporated into the unique Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, which lets you select from the simplicity and familiarity of an OVF as well as the versatility of an EVF. Changing between viewing types is quickly performed via the dedicated finder switching lever on the front of the camera body.
The 0.52x-magnification optical viewfinder provides a clear, lifelike view of the scene for easier composition and subject tracking. Its enhanced design incorporates an Electronic Rangefinder function, which 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.
In regard to the electronic viewfinder, this OLED sports a high 3.69m-dot resolution along with a fast refresh rate to reduce lag for smoother panning and tracking movements. The EVF lets you preview exposure settings prior to shooting and has a customizable display, for configuring the amount and type of information shown in the viewfinder.
- In addition to having a touchscreen design for straightforward control and playback, the tilting 3.0″ 1.62m-dot LCD features a tilting design that considerably advantages working from both high and low shooting angles.
- When used in conjunction with the optional AR-X100 Adapter Ring and optional weather-sealing protection ring, a durable design can be transformed into a weather-resistant one.
- The top plate has a series of locking dials and levers that allow for quick and easy control over exposure settings. A shutter speed dial is also included, which allows for direct shutter speed adjustment.
- Additionally, an ISO dial is included within the shutter speed dial, allowing you to confirm the sensitivity setting without having to switch on the camera, and the exposure compensation dial allows you to adjust the exposure compensation by +/- 3 EV in 1/3 steps. This dial also has a C position, which allows for a greater +/- 5 EV range when used in conjunction with the command dials.
- The front and rear command dials are equipped with a push function to make operation and setting choices easier.
- The rear joystick may be used for easy AF point selection and switching, as well as menu navigation and image playback, among other things.
- The camera’s integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity allows it to be used to wirelessly share photographs with a mobile device or to remotely control the camera from a mobile device.
- Single SD memory card slots are capable of supporting the UHS-I standard up to 32GB.
- When working with the EVF, the included NP-W126S battery gives around 350 frames per charge; when working with the OVF, the battery delivers approximately 420 frames per charge.
Firmware version 2.00 includes the following features:
The camera may be connected to a computer via USB and used as a webcam with the FUJIFILM X Webcam software.
In webcam operation, this feature enables the usage of Film Simulations.
During video recording, the opportunity to employ the built-in ND filter is now available.
Enhances the capacity to recall the position of the bright frame in the optical viewfinder so that it does not change when shooting.
When utilizing the digital teleconverter at 50mm or 70mm crop, make a backup of both RAW and JPEG photos.
Fujifilm X100V Specs
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|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|
|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|
|Focal length (equiv.)||35 mm|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Normal focus range||10 cm (3.94″)|
|Number of focus points||425|
|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|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Flash modes||Auto, Standard, Slow Sync, Manual, Commander, off|
|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″)|