The Fujifilm X100V is here, and while I won’t be able to get the camera until it comes out. I have to say, it looks amazing.
This is how you update a camera!
Fujifilm X100V | The Most Meaningful Update Ever Seen
I am a nerd for Fujifilm of course, so maybe I have some bias towards their system, but I have to say that the X100V is the best, most interesting and meaningful update to a camera system I’ve ever seen. Seriously, Fujifilm improved everything. I’ve never seen a camera company hit an update so hard as with this camera.
They gave everyone everything they were asking for. It’s kind of unbelievable and it’s sort of my dream camera now.
Let’s look at the awesome improvements.
Fujifilm X100V vs Fujifilm X100F
|Camera Features||Fujifilm X100V||Fujifilm X100F|
|Sensor||26.1 MP X-Trans CMOS 4 BSI||24.3MP X-Trans SMOS 3|
|Lens||23mm f2, 2 Aspherical||23mm f2 1 Aspherical|
|AF||425-Point Hybrid AF||325-Point Hybrid AF|
|Optical ViewFinder||0.52x Mag||0.5x Mag|
|EVF||0.5″ 3.69m-Dot OLED||0.48″ 2.36m-dot OLED|
|Display||3.0″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting||3.0″ 1.04m-Dot|
|Video||4k 30p, 1080p120||1080p60|
|Connectivity||USB 3.1 Type-C||USB 2.0 Micro-USB|
|Wireless||Wifi + Bluetooth||Wifi|
|Battery Life||350/420 Frames||270/390 Frames|
|Weather-Sealed||Yes, with lens UV filter adapter||No|
But there are a few other things not mentioned in the specs like the touch screen and all the improvements to the software.
Nobody really talks about this, but the software updates Fujifilm has been doing with their cameras are amazing, and they’re the only ones doing it. The Color Chrome Blue effect is amazing, the in-camera HDR that makes RAW files now is amazing. The JPG film simulators are amazing. Actually, the other day I was looking back at my X-T3 review that was all shot using only JPG and I actually asked myself, do I even need RAW with Fujifilm anymore? I tent to always shoot RAW but maybe I should do more RAW+JPG and just use the JPG. Honestly, the in-camera engine processes the images with such an amazing tonality that I can’t match with Lightroom or Photoshop.
If only this camera had the new HEIF format instead of just JPG. That would have sealed the deal.
Not listed in the specs but also significant is the new autofocus system that puts the lens on par with the current Fujifilm f2 lenses. Jonas Rask was saying they’ve improved the close focus in the lens as well and the flaring looks nicer. Honestly, I’m so excited about this one.
I like the design. Some people like the old design. I like that Fujifilm keeps mixing up their designs. I think this is super important since we’ve had the retro-looking X100 camera for a long time now and for people that have been in the system for years, it’s nice having a new modern sleek look. It just looks amazing, especially in black. I don’t know how they did it but it’s one of the coolest cameras I’ve ever seen.
I’m going to go black this time since every time the new version comes out I alternate colors.
I’ll steal some shots from BHphoto and post them below. They’ve even updated the side door and the battery door.
Speaking of BHphoto, you can preorder from them.
The release date on silver will be Feb 27. Black will be March 31.
I might be able to go down to the local Fujifilm store this weekend for a demo and maybe I can shoot it for the day. We’ll see.
You can also start planning your Fuji X100V accessories with the updated list.