Posted on 02/05/2020 by guidetocamera
Fujifilm X100V announced with new 23mm f/2 lens, latest 26mp BSI CMOS sensor, 4K video recording, updated Hybrid OVF/EVF, and a tilting touch-screen, as well as weather-sealing.
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the launch of its FUJIFILM X100V (X100V), the latest model in a long line of iconic, portable and stylist X100 premium compact digital cameras.
The fifth iteration in Fujifilm’s X100 Series, the X100V is a significant upgrade over previous models and features a newly designed 23mmF2 lens, improvements to its Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, weather resistance*, and a new tilting rear LCD monitor among a host of other updates. Using the latest generation X-TransTM CMOS 4** sensor and X-Processor 4, the X100V provides all creatives from professionals to everyday image-makers with an easy to use, fully capable, and sophisticated tool that provides incredible image quality when shooting both stills and video.
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 edges. Finished with a beautiful, alumite satin coating, slight enhancements have also been made to the camera’s grip, ISO dial, and lens barrel to make it much more comfortable to hold and operate. 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 attached to the X100V’s brand new lens. Additionally, a new two-way tilting LCD touchscreen seamless sits at the back of the camera and adds another first for the series as it provides intuitive touch controls, unlocking even more possibilities for image-makers to see, frame, and create images.
The X100V features a new 23mmF2.0 lens to ensure that every detail from its X-TransTM CMOS 4 Sensor is resolved beautifully. Enhanced for better resolution, lower distortion, this lens is a significant step up from the ones used in past X100 Series cameras, but still maintains the same overall size and compatibility with legacy WCL/TCL conversion lens, while retaining its internal 4-Stop ND filter.
At the heart of the X100V is the state-of-the-art X-TransTM CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 combination. The exceptional 26.1MP sensor uses a back-illuminated design to maximize 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 at the luminance of -5EV.
The X100V’s vastly improved hybrid viewfinder enables photographers 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 provide 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. The Electronic Range Finder (ERF) function can also be selected to display a small EVF at the bottom right corner of the OVF, which gives image-makers another tool as they frame and make their images.
The 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, like ETERNA, to their video footage. Additionally, image-makers can also incorporate numerous shooting functions, such as “monochromatic Colour” and “Colour Chrome Effect” to extend their creative visions directly to the footage being recorded.
Photographers can use the wide conversion lens (WCL-X100 II) or tele-conversion lens (TCL-X100 II) to extend the X100V’s fixed 23mm focal length to a 28mm equivalent (0.8x) or 50mm (1.4x) equivalent lens on a 35mm format system. A weather resistance kit is available to make the camera fully weather resistant.
An optional premium genuine-leather case (LC-X100V) is available for the X100V to complement its classic design while giving complete access to the camera’s battery and memory card when it is in place.
The X100V will be available in Silver and Black priced at £1299. Silver will be available from 27th February, Black from 12th March.
*With the combined use of the AR-X100 Adapter ring and the PRF-49 protection filter
**X-TransTM is FUJIFILM Corporation’s trademark or registered trademark. The sensor has a unique non-periodic filter array to reduce the appearance of moire patterns and false colours without the use of an optical low-pass filter.
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