Fujifilm has been refining its X100 series of fixed lens compacts over a decade and the X100V is their best yet by quite a margin. Its classic styling is easy on the eye and is complimented by an APS-C size sensor that delivers images of exquisite quality. The lens produces sharper results than its predecessors at close focus distances and its two-way tilting touchscreen folds flush to the body. Weather sealing (requires use of the weather-resistant kit) and a raft of other refinements combine to make it a perfect jacket-pocket partner for day trips and adventures away. Compacts don’t come much more desirable than the X100V.
'Fujifilm has been refining its X100 series of fixed lens compacts over a decade and the X100V is their best yet by quite a margin. Its classic styling is easy on the eye and is complimented by an APS-C size sensor that delivers images of exquisite quality. The lens produces sharper results than its predecessors at close focus distances and its two-way tilting touchscreen folds flush to the body. Weather sealing (requires use of the weather-resistant kit) and a raft of other refinements combine to make it a perfect jacket-pocket partner for day trips and adventures away. Compacts don’t come much more desirable than the X100V.’
At the heart of X100V is the state-of-the-art X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 combination. This exceptional 26.1MP sensor uses a back-illuminated design to maximise quality and dynamic range, while its unique colour filter array controls moiré and false colour without the need for an optical low pass filter. Such outstanding imaging capability is complemented by the quad-core X-Processor 4. This powerful CPU not only ensures images are quickly and smoothly processed, but thanks to a new algorithm, boosts AF performance with precision face and eye detection right down to -5EV.
The X100V’s timeless body has top and bottom plates milled from single pieces of aluminium, which results in a refined and classic camera body with clean, attractive edges. Finished with a beautiful satin coating, the X100V is a perfect combination of design and engineering that is sure to make photographers of any level joyful as they make their images.
A new lens to get the most out of any image
X100V features a new 23mm F2.0 lens to ensure that every detail from its X-Trans CMOS 4 Sensor is resolved beautifully. The lens has been enhanced for better resolution, lower distortion and improved close focus performance. However, it still maintains the same overall size and compatibility with legacy WCL/TCL lens attachments, which gives image-makers additional angle of views equivalent to 35mm and 50mm on 35mm Format.
Protected from the elements
Weather resistance appears for the first time in the X100 Series when the optional AR-X100 adapter ring and the PRF-49 protection filter are used in conjunction with the X100V’s brand new lens. Continue making images in challenging weather conditions and have peace of mind when nature takes an unexpected turn.
Classic and intuitive controls
The analogue inspired controls of the X100 Series are one of its most defining characteristics. The use of dials for exposure compensation and shutter speed provide a purely tactile experience and contribute considerably to making the image making process an immersive and enjoyable experience.
See the world differently
X100V has a vastly improved hybrid viewfinder which enables image-makers to quickly and easily choose between the 0.52x magnification optical viewfinder (OVF) or the 3.69M dot OLED electronic viewfinder. Offering 95% frame coverage, the OVF provides parallax-correcting frame lines to give an uninterrupted view of the world as it is, while the camera’s EVF delivers a real-time representation of the image as it is being made.
A blending of form and function
The two-way tilting LCD touchscreen hides in the back of the camera and adds another first for the X100 series as it provides intuitive touch controls, unlocking even more possibilities for image-makers to see, frame and create.
Great low-light performance
The quad-core X-Processor 4 is the X100V's powerful CPU that ensures images are quickly and smoothly processed. It also assists in boosting AF performance through a newly developed focusing algorithm. This allows the X100V to operate as low as -5EV, which allows for focus to be achieved easily and quickly in low-light conditions, so images can be made during any moment.
Enhanced face and eye detection
Phase detection autofocus pixels are placed across the image sensor, and combined with X-Processor 4 and a new algorithm, to provide enhanced tracking functionality and precision face and eye detection. This dramatically improves AF performance on people moving within the frame and those that are facing sideways.
Set the distance for faster AF speed
The Focus Limiter Function can be used to set the lens to a specific range of distances to allow for faster AF performance. This is particularly useful when the approximate distance to the subject is consistent and high-performance AF is needed.
A Legacy in Colour Science
Fujifilm’s heritage in colour science has given it legendary status among image-makers across the world. During its 85 years in the industry, Fujifilm has been responsible for some of the most iconic photographic films in history and this exceptional knowledge has been poured into its collection of 17 digital Film Simulations. This cutting-edge technology allows photographers to achieve stunning results straight out of camera.
Apply the look from classic flims such as PROVIA, Velvia, Astia, ACROS and Eterna, which are loved around the world, or use the new Classic Negative to rekindle a new sense of creativity.
Color Chrome Effect / Color Chrome Blue
Color Chrome Effect adds additional contrast and saturation to colours in an image, while Color Chrome Blue applies the same effects, but to just the colour blue.
Natural film grain can be added to any image as an easy way of creating a “film-look” in -camera. This can be combined with the diverse range of Film Simulations to add texture individuality to any image.
Layer up to 9 images in Additive, Average, Comparative Bright or Comparative Dark modes to combine multiple perspectives or different points in time. Various settings, including Film Simulations, can be applied to each exposure to produce a unique creative expression completely in-camera.
High-resolution video recording
X100V offers the ability to record 4K video up to 30 frames per second or capture 120 frames per second at 1080p to create super slow motion effects. Filmmakers needing extreme colour fidelity can record 10-bit, 4:2:2 colour externally via the HDMI port and leverage Fujifilm’s advanced colour reproduction technology, to apply Film Simulations such as Eterna to their video footage. Additionally, image makers can also incorporate numerous shooting functions, such as “Monochromatic Color” to extend their creative visions directly to the footage being recorded.