Fujifilm X100V reviews
Two new reviews have surfaced for the Fujifilm X100V.
The core features of the X100V include;
- Tilting 3.0" 1.62m-dot LCD has a touchscreen design for intuitive operation and playback, and the tilting design greatly benefits working from high and low shooting angles.
- Durable design can be made weather-resistant when paired with the optional AR-X100 Adapter Ring and optional weather-sealing protection ring.
- The top plate incorporates a series of locking dials and levers for fast, intuitive control over exposure settings, including a shutter speed dial that offers direct shutter speed adjustment. An ISO dial is also incorporated into the shutter speed dial, for confirming the sensitivity setting without having to turn the camera on and the exposure compensation dial lets you choose +/- 3 EV in 1/3 steps. This dial also has a C position to afford an expanded +/- 5 EV range when working with the command dials.
- Front and rear command dials integrate a push function for easier use and settings selection.
- Rear joystick is available for intuitive selecting and switching of AF points as well as menu navigation and image playback.
- Integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity allows for wirelessly sharing images to a mobile device or to use the device to remotely control the camera.
- Single SD memory card slots supports up to the UHS-I standard.
- Included NP-W126S battery provides approximately 350 frames per charge when working with the EVF or 420 frames per charge when working with the OVF.
The first we have is from Gordon of CameraLabs and Gordon concludes;
The X100V resolves almost all of this while adding more besides. The redesigned lens now delivers satisfyingly crisp results near and far, the screen can tilt, the body’s now weather-sealed, and the X100V also throws in most of the video capabilities of the X-T30 including 4k. There are of course some caveats. The lens isn’t optically stabilised, nor is there sensor-based or electronic stabilisation either – this isn’t a deal-breaker for stills, but video shooters will need to find a way to steady it. The extending lens requires the optional filter adapter for the camera to become weather-sealed and right now the built-in ND filter isn’t available for video use. And like the X-T30, the longest video clip length is a fairly modest 10 minutes for 4k or 15 in 1080. I should add my X100V also became very warm in prolonged use, especially when filming 4k video, although in my own tests it never shut down due to overheating.
Ultimately the upgrades on the X100V have transformed it into a very flexible camera that can successfully turn its hand to many subjects and situations. On a personal note, I also felt an emotional connection with the camera for the first time, and absolutely loved shooting with it. The X100’s evolving journey may have taken ten years to get to where we are now, but the X100V has now become my favourite fixed lens compact camera to date and one I can Highly Recommend.
Next up we have PhotographyBlog who gave it an excellent 4.5 out of 5 stars and a highly recommended rating. They broke down the rating as such;
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||4.5 out of 5
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||5 out of 5
|Value for money
||4 out of 5
While it's not radically different to the cameras that have come before it, and therefore unlikely to attract too many new fans, the Fujifilm X100V is definitely the best X100 camera ever, and well worth upgrading to if you're a dedicated follower of the venerable series.
With the latest sensor and processor onboard, the X100V is very bit as capable and proficient as the other X-series cameras that utilise this powerful component combination, whilst offering them in the same 35mm fixed length lens blueprint that the X100 series has always employed.
Everything on the X100V is faster, sharper, and more capable than on its predecessors, from the new lens to the new sensor, from the improved viewfinder to the more versatile LCD screen, and from stills to video performance. It may look very similar to the X100F, but almost everything has been inspected, picked apart and amped up for this latest generation.
So much so that virtually all of the things that we found fault with on the X100F have been addressed on the X100V, leaving us with little to moan about. Some people may not like the expulsion of the rear navigation pad or the fact that the LCD screen is no longer resolutely fixed in place, but for use the thumb-operated joystick and the incredibly well-hidden LCD screen are preferable to what went before.
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