As a Fujifilm Ambassador, I obtained a brand-new X100 V in my hand. I have actually been anticipating it considering that I attempted the X-Pro3. In spite of my first excitement for the X-Pro3, I discovered one little feature of this video camera that troubled me throughout my point-and-shoot job (which I periodically do). Yes, it’s the both appreciated as well as cursed LCD show. In some cases I discover myself in a circumstance where I do not have the possibility to swiftly open up the LCD as well as I can not make use of the viewfinder.

With the X100 V Fujifilm was assuring to boost whatever I currently liked on my X100 F. As well as they really did not dissatisfy me. Allow’s experience it one at a time …


The X100 V is a portable, expert, mirrorless electronic video camera with a tilt, touchscreen LCD, wonderful functional designs as well as best picture efficiency. It has a weather-resistant steel body. The picture sensing unit is the future generation APS-C X-Trans 26.1 MPix sensing unit, which, in addition to an enhanced lens, gives wonderful, luminescent as well as sharp photos, at also much better degrees than its precursors. The style of the body is based upon a positive retro design which has actually been even more enhanced ergonomically. The density makes it possible for fast usage as well as even more very discreet job, as an example for road digital photography.


The fundamental style is practically the same to its precursor. It’s rational that an extreme redesign of a cam body that has actually come to be practically renowned via its previous 4 generations would certainly total up to advertising self-destruction. After closer exam, nonetheless, I started to value increasingly more the practically inconspicuous yet really cautious job of developers, that by changing several of the aspects by millimeters, even more ergonomically enhanced its superb shaping. Among these small adjustments is a small redesign of the hold, which is currently preferable for larger hands as well as its form is much better for hold (it sticks out a lot more onward as well as the hold change contour is really happily enhanced).


At the time of creating, I just have a pre-production item that is all black, which takes place to be the shade I such as due to its unobtrusiveness. There will certainly likewise be a typical silver variation. I have no info concerning any kind of various other shade versions, such as the X-Pro3 currently, yet … that understands.

Front side

From the functional designs perspective, the front side has actually continued to be entirely the same (with the exception of the bigger hold). Nonetheless, there have actually been some small adjustments in the style, as an example, the flash is a couple of millimeters a lot more off-axis as well as has a various measurement. Likewise, the measurements of the reduced component were adjusted to the greater top get rid of a smooth surface area. The bottom of the body is covered with a the same non-slip skin-like surface area.


Ergonomically, the top continued to be practically entirely the same, just the moment/ ISO dial size was enhanced, which is great. However inside this selector, there was a small modification relative to the down ISO growth, and so on

On the other hand, the size of the EV settlement selector continued to be the same– below I would certainly invite some aretation, yet we will certainly endure also without it.

However there was a modification. I observed it just eventually checking out the top side of the body a lot more carefully– it’s minority millimeters moved setting of the on/off button. This unnoticeable modification, in addition to the enhanced hold forming contour, leads to a decrease in the variety of unintended changing the video camera on or off. Great.

Base side

The lower side is basically the same to the X100 F. The areas of the battery as well as the SD card port are likewise the unmodified. Unlike the greater designs, there is just one port, yet I directly do incline as well as it makes good sense from the viewpoint of the supplier as well as product. That desires 2 ports, grabs the X-Pro3.

Right side

On the ideal side, after you open up the cover, you will certainly observe just one modification, which is the substitute of Micro USB by USB-C, which is great information, since I myself lugged the Micro USB cable television simply as well as just due to the previous X100 F.

Rear end

As well as from the faraway, you can listen to the farewell performance for D-Pad … yes D-Pad is no more there. As a service technician, certainly, I recognize the idea that resulted in it, yet as an individual I will most likely miss it. They are scenarios where it is merely much better than jog dial (which is still there). If you are driving in the Center East, banging your directly the ceiling of your auto, or trembling your fingers in the cold of Alaska, the D-Pad is merely much better … yet of course, many individuals are seldom in such scenarios. After longer reasoning as well as exam of the behind, I obtained another debate why the D-Pad was gotten rid of. When it come to the application of the turning screen as well as the expansion of this component would certainly simply fit alongside the switches. This is likewise connected to one more great modification which is to develop a little hold on the back, which was not there on the previous variations. On the behind, there was one more modification of 2 switches, specifically in dimension– decrease as well as positioning of the Q switch, where its positioning on the back hold protects against unintended pushing (it was usually reported as a problem concerning the X-T30). One more modification is to change the VIEW-MODE switch with the DRIVE-DELETE switch. The setting of the various other switches has actually likewise transformed– their number as well as format are currently the like the X-Pro3.

Currently we concern the turning screen, which is brand-new when contrasted to the X100 F. The turning system is really comparable or practically the same to the system utilized by the X-T30 or X-T20, other than that the style is a lot more refined, yet this ought to not impact the total resistance. What stunned me significantly, in this situation, was that the screen does not climb over the rear of the body, as it holds true with the X-T30 It is practically invisible that the screen is turning, which is wonderful (of which I was a little concerned). One more uniqueness, in this situation, is that the LCD is a touch-screen. It’s a fad as well as it is great that the supplier values it, yet or else it really did not capture me (I’m utilizing it perhaps 4x each year …). All the same, you can pick an emphasis factor, scroll via specific photos, zoom making use of multi-touch, and so forth.

The last ergonomic participant on the back is the eyecup as well as the optical component of the viewfinder (the viewfinder has actually been upgraded incidentally as well as its external component is of much better product– soft plastic as opposed to the rubber variation of the X100 F). Furthermore, dioptre settlement has actually been expanded, as well as also the optical viewfinder itself has much better criteria in the beginning glimpse, so for those that favor the optical viewfinder, or its hybrid type, it is absolutely great information. As well as concerning the viewfinder even more in the message.

On the whole, the style of the brand-new variation can be claimed to be no form/shape change, yet a refined, as well as I should state a really innovative development in regards to functional designs. The just little concern for the future is for me the aretation of the EV settlement dial as well as the viability of changing the D-Pad with a jog dial.

Photo sensing unit

The picture sensing unit is a 26.1 MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 sensing unit. It coincides as the X-Pro3, X-T3 as well as X-T30 variations, as well as it’s tolerable in all. As I created in my evaluation of the X-T30, even with a little rise in the variety of MPs, picture high quality has actually enhanced subjectively, which I value since I maintain chopping to my preferred squares. However a lot more considerable are the upgrades of the cpu (X-Processor 4) for picture control, as well as its firmware. A great instance is the adjusting as well as improvement in between the intro of X-T3 as well as X-Pro3. So I was anticipating the X-Pro3 criteria in the X100 body as well as I’m not dissatisfied. The mix of a photo sensing unit, a fantastic lens as well as a photo handling cpu offers me, in my sight, best picture results for a provided tool group. At the time of creating, I do not have main dimension of vibrant array as well as various other criteria, yet we can think resemblance to the X-Pro3.


The fundamental paper criteria of the lens did not officially transform a lot, the very same focal size (23 mm, which is 35 mm a complete framework matching), the very same minimum as well as optimum aperture (F2. F16). Nonetheless, one aspherical lens has actually been included the center of optical style. Aspherical aspects are generally utilized to eliminate numerous type of aberrations, such as round, which trigger distortion beside the picture. As well as in this situation factor was to acquire much better resolution in comparision to X100 F. The reality that the lens framework has actually transformed is simple to see when taking a look at the lens frontally. It can be seen that the building of the round, 9-plate aperture has actually continued to be the very same, yet has a bigger size to make sure that a few other optical optimizations have actually likewise happened.

The essential point is that no exterior measurements have actually transformed, so I can utilize my preferred caps (I have one light weight aluminum, which has actually conserved me X100 F often times), the very same filter measurements … as well as likewise converters (TCL-X100 II, WCL-X100 II) transformed 50 mm as well as 28 mm can be utilized without adjustments.

Another note: the lens, or/and the chip are not secured. There is no restriction to taking photos with these broader lenses, yet it would absolutely boost the video clip production. Nonetheless, the video camera is not mostly meant for video clip making as X-H1 or X-T4. The supplier is coming close to a little concession, which is, nonetheless, stabilized by the little body measurements of tools such as the X100 V.

X100 F, 1/250 s, f2, ISO 12800

X100 V, 1/250 s, f2, ISO 12800

I initially took the previous 2 photos to record the bokeh of the brand-new video camera as well as its precursor. However in the long run, I assume they well define the qualitative dive that has actually happened in between generations in the area of picture handling as well as handling at greater ISO. At the very same time, it is clear that the brand-new lens is simply a bit much better than the one in the previous generation.


The EVF viewfinder of the X100 was just one of the turning points that when brought me to the X100 S. The enhanced specifications of 2.36 MP (X100 F) to 3.69 MP (X100 V) guaranteed a suitable high quality change I was anticipating. As well as it exists. Resolution is truly a jump in regards to picture high quality. Comparison was enhanced to 1:5000 Protection expanded by a little 2 percent, yet I do not assume the typical individual will certainly identify it. It is still feasible to change in between crossbreed as well as optical settings. For me directly, nonetheless, the rise in EVF picture high quality (currently on the X100 F) suggests I seldom make use of the optical setting. A couple of even more words concerning the optical viewfinder. The variety of shown info has actually enhanced by a couple of criteria as well as the viewfinder is typically optically much better (the diagonal of the optical component at the front is a couple of mm bigger, so it just verifies that this component has actually been upgraded). Subjectively, it appears to me that it has much better brightness, the distortion appears really comparable, as well as for many individuals rather insignificantly little.

Battery: NP-W126 S

The supplier records much longer battery life (350/420 structures electronic/optical viewfinder), while making use of the very same NP-W126 S like on the X100 F, X-T30 and so on. It can be credited to enhancing the intake of the sensing unit as well as cpu for picture handling. The start-up rate appears to be virtually the like the previous version, yet beware, I have a pre-production item, as well as it remains in this criterion that I anticipate that there will certainly be a renovation with the firmware adjusting.

As well as the following day after inputting the previous lines … I made a little battery life experiment. I took a billed, yet old battery from my X100 F as well as place in the X100 V. I placed a vacant SD card, established the greatest picture high quality + RAW storage space as well as continuously pressed consecutive capturing, the LCD display was primarily switched on. In the long run, I obtained tired, yet the outcome was still 919 shots with a battery still credited 3/5 of the ability! Although I am not a specialist on the technique of identifying battery life, it appears to me that reality is merely a lot above formally released.

Movie simulations

Right here we can make a contrast with X-Pro3. The X100 F has specifically the very same collection of movie simulation setups as X-Pro3, which suggests the adhering to simulations are offered:

PROVIA/ REQUIREMENT, VELVIA/ VIVID, ASTIA/ SOFT Hello There, PRO NEG. Std., Standard Neg., ETERNA/ MOVIE THEATER, ACROS, BLACK AND WHITE, SEPIA. Timeless adverse is an intriguing alternative, but also for me the primary still stays Velvia.

Certainly, an intriguing alternative is the capability to tailor a switch or various other control to transform the flick simulation or make use of the flick simulation bracketing. Incidentally, the X100 F made it feasible, yet with the enhancement of 2 brand-new movie simulations, it might be a lot more intriguing.


Along with movie simulations, there is the opportunity of using a filter from previous variations, which has actually been substantially expanded, so in Advanced filter with the alternative to use filters from old photos to filtering system one shade, which is kept as well as the various other transformed to BW. If a person wishes to maintain red information in a BW picture, this is a a lot easier alternative than post-processing the picture.

Food selection– distinctions from the X100 F

Right Here I need to explain at the start that I have just the pre-production variation, so the food selection components as well as some features might transform a little. Consequently, I will just concentrate on the adjustments that have actually happened contrasted to X100 F.


There are brand-new products for brand-new movie simulations as well as for establishing Monochrom simulation after that make improvements the conversion criteria to BW.

Shade Chromatic Impact has actually been contributed to boost saturation for red, yellow as well as environment-friendly.

As well as an access for the very same blue performance. Impacts can be readied to either off or in 2 various other degrees.

One more product drawn from X-Pro3 is the Tone Contour:

It enables you to soften darkness, press the comparison, and so on. If a person deals with contours in PS or in other places as well as has a conventional operations, it will absolutely conserve time.


The variety of emphasis factors has actually transformed from 91 (7 ×13)/ 325 (13 ×25) to 117 (9 ×13)/ 425 (17 ×25).

Furthermore, in emphasis setting, one more emphasis location alternative has actually been included: ALL.

Additional Personalized setups for continual emphasis:

Minor statement on AF. I attempted to contrast the AF efficiency on an approaching train at concerning 100 km/h as well as subjectively it appeared to me that the brand-new tool would certainly concentrate at the very least a 3rd faster than the older X100 F.

Sports Viewfinder Setting has actually been included (comparable to X-Pro3).

Period Timer Capturing with direct exposure smoothing also:

Products for Bracketing AE as well as Movie Simulation– below you can select 3 movie simulations for bracketing.

One more tweak is the emphasis modification throughout bracketing. This is wonderful if you have actually established bracketing while firing a relocating things, which as a result of various aperture “hit” from the viewpoint of bracketing rationally in a different way. It can be utilized artistically (so I do it– as well as often among those photos appears intriguing), or you do not desire it as well as you require whatever sharp … as well as as a result, this alternative was missing out on.

There is likewise a brand-new Multi Direct exposure Control product that enables intriguing spells with multi-exposure:


A great deal of adjustments below. In regards to performance, this is a qualitative DIVE in advance. I need to state that the brand-new X100 V video clip abilities would certainly require a different evaluation. Anyhow, currently the flick simulations as well as tone contour products for the video clip are a dive from the previous generation for this tool. Look at a couple of screenshots listed below to obtain a concept, just how substantial the renovations are:

After a quick contrast with the X-Pro3, I figured out that the X100 V uses also higher irregularity in this setup than the X-Pro3. However take into consideration that I contrast the pre-production variation of the X100 V with the main X-Pro3 paperwork at the day of the evaluation.


Display setups have actually been increased to consist of a complete web page of extra criteria:

The very same for switch setups:

Within the power monitoring, EVF power control is currently offered. For keeping information, you can currently likewise select a storage space folder … it appears wonderful to me since this little point conserves time in the postprocess.

In link setups, there are various other choices such as Bluetooth setups, COMPUTER link setting, in the General setups you can likewise establish the tool name, and so on

Final Thoughts

Fujifilm X100 V is not a violin for each violinist. It is a cutting edge small tool with superb optics as well as superb total result, likewise in the video clip location. The building is absolutely strong, steel as well as describes the most effective in this branch. Both the sensing unit as well as the cpu for picture handling are brand-new. Tilt-shift touch LCD as well as even more, as well as a lot more. Directly, I see it as a fantastic tool for high-grade taking a trip as well as household pictures, road picture, yet likewise rather severe help a person that is not restricted by a fixed-focus lens, yet however, invites it as well as values the positives connected with it.

This message was created prior to the video camera was formally released on the marketplace, after extensive two-day screening, so it does not cover whatever I want to do. Throughout those 2 days I can not discover one severe problem concerning this video camera. It is simply a fantastic development of the currently wonderful precursor. I do not understand the rate degree currently, yet I wish it will certainly resemble this of the X100 F.

For a long period of time, I was seeking the ideal words that would certainly define my sensation after 2 days with the X100 V. From the functional designs perspective, very little has actually transformed, as well as what has actually transformed appears to me to be happily rational, so I obtained utilized to it swiftly. What has actually enhanced substantially is the picture efficiency of the tool, not simply by an action, yet by a considerable dive.

Anyhow, I have no selection yet to change my X100 F with the X100 V.


Improved, really sharp, wide-angle lens with f2 aperture.

Quick AF

Improved crossbreed optical/electronic viewfinder

Multifunctional, tilt-shift, touch LCD

1/4,000- sec shutter with extensive times as well as for digital to 1/32000

Classic antique control switches

Movie simulation settings

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Boosted ergonomy

Intergeneration dive for flick making capabilities(*** ).

Negative Aspects

Missing Out On stablizing

One SD card port

Example photos

1/500 s, f2, ISO 160

1/500 s, f2, ISO 160

1/320 s, f2, ISO 1000

1/400 s, f2, ISO 320

1/125 s, f2.8, ISO 2500