Versatile, volant, and viable, the silver FUJIFILM X100V is the fifth-generation of the X100 series, blending impressive imaging capabilities, a distinct design with an apt prime wide-angle lens, and a flexible feature-set to suit an array of shooting needs. Utilizing a proven and well-regarded APS-C-format 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, the X100V is capable of high-resolution recording along with support for DCI/UHD 4K video, sensitivity from ISO 160-12800, and continuous shooting up to 11 fps with the mechanical shutter. The BSI design of the sensor affords reduced noise and greater overall clarity, and is paired with the X-Processor 4 to achieve fast performance and improved responsiveness. The sensor’s design also enables a hybrid autofocus system that combines 425 phase-detection points with a contrast-detection system for quick and accurate AF performance.
Beyond imaging, the X100V retains the tried-and-true rangefinder-inspired body design that has made this series of cameras so special. The popular Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder is used once again, but has been updated with a higher resolution 3.69m-dot OLED EVF for clearer viewing. This can still be flicked away to reveal a clear 0.52x-magnification optical finder to suit the purists’ way of photographing. Complementing the finder is a 3.0″ 1.62m-dot LCD touchscreen, which features a two-way tilting design to support working from both high and low angles. Then, there is also the prized built-in wide-angle prime lens that offers a useful 35mm-equivalent focal length and a bright f/2 maximum aperture. This lens has been redesigned from previous versions to realize sharper imagery with less distortion, closer focusing, and, physically, when you attach the optional adapter ring and optional protection filter, it completes a weather-resistant design. Additionally, keeping you connected, the X100V also features built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to enable wireless transferring of images to a mobile device as well as remote camera control from a smartphone or tablet.