Fujifilm has announced the X100V, price tag $1,399, at its X Summit in London, which boasts a new new lens, sensor and a host of other features.
The fifth generation of the X100 line, the new X100V retains what Fujifilm says is ‘the soul’ of the X100 line, while bringing it up to date with some major revamps.
Chief among these is a new lens. The X100 line kept the same lens from the very first X100 in 2010 up through the fourth-generation X100F. The Fujifilm X100V debuts a 23mm f/2 lens with a new optical construction that now includes two aspherical elements in the middle to help increase resolution.
To support this lens and help it ‘capture light more effectively,’ the Fujifilm X100V also debuts a new backside-illuminated 26.1-megapixel X Trans IV CMOS sensor that provides a wider angle of incident.
Paired with Fujifilm’s X-Processor 4, the X100V’s new sensor is capable of shooting up to 11fps in burst mode and is sensitive from ISO 160 up to 12,800.
Fujifilm says the X100V inherits the X-T3’s 425-point phase detection AF system, as well. All of these points are selectable via a new 8-direction joystick on the back of the camera.
What’s more, the new lens design incorporates faster AF motors than the X100F.
As for video, the Fujifilm X100V can shoot UHD and DCI 4K footage at 30p. It can also record Full HD video at up to 120 fps. Also, a micro-HDMI port enables 10-bit 4:2:2 recording to an optional external recorder.
There’s also a new 3.69 million dot hybrid viewfinder offering a higher frame rate of 100fps. It also offers higher contrast and a wider colour space.
For the first time, the X100V offers a tilting LCD screen that sits flush against the back of the camera, keeping the back flat. Fujifilm has also revamped the the camera’s grip and given the X100V new weather sealing, which it says has been achieved without having to make the camera bigger.
New dial controls, such as an ISO control, on the camera’s top plate offer a stylish retro appeal with more direct controls.
Other features include new Film Simulation modes, such as Eterna and Classic Negative, a 450-shot battery life and a new aluminium body construction.
Fujifilm X100V Price & Release Date
The Fujifilm X100V price tag is $1,399 / £1,299 for both the black and silver versions.
The Fujifilm X100V is available for pre-order now at retailers such as Wex Photo Video or Park Cameras in the UK or B&H Photo Video in the US.. The silver model will begin shipping in February, with the black version to follow in March.