Fujifilm North America Corporation has revealed its X100V portable, premium compact digital camera.
As the fifth model in the X100 series, the X100V features a new 23mm F2 lens, advanced hybrid viewfinder, optional weather resistance, and two-way tilting rear LCD, along with the latest generation X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4.
Top and bottom plates on the body are milled from single pieces of aluminum, which results in a refined and classic camera body with clean edges, says Fujifilm. Finished with a satin coating, slight enhancements have also been made to the camera's grip, ISO dial, and lens barrel to make it comfortable to hold and operate. Weather resistance appears for the first time in the X100 line when the optional AR-X100 adapter ring and the PRF-49 protection filter are attached (sold separately). Additionally, a new two-way tilting touchscreen LCD fits flush at the back of the camera and provides intuitive touch controls.
X100V features a new 23mm F2.0 lens that the company says is designed for higher resolution, lower distortion, and improved close focus performance, making it a significant upgrade from the design used on previous X100 cameras while maintaining the same overall size and compatibility with legacy WCL/TCL conversion lenses. It also retains its internal ND filter that now features four stops.
At the heart of X100V is the X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 combination. The 26.1MP sensor uses a back-illuminated design to maximize quality and dynamic range, and the unique colour filter array controls moiré and false colour without the need for an optical low pass filter. This is complemented by the quad-core X-Processor 4, which ensures images are quickly and smoothly processed and, thanks to a new algorithm, boosts AF performance with precision face and eye detection down to -5EV.
X100V's improved hybrid viewfinder allows you 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, while the camera's EVF delivers a real-time representation of the image as it is being made. The Electronic Rangefinder (ERF) function can also be selected to display a small EVF at the bottom right corner of the OVF, which gives you another helpful tool as you frame and make images.
In addition to capturing stills, you can also use the camera to capture 4K video at up to 30 frames-per-second or 120 frames-per-second at 1,080p 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, you can also incorporate numerous shooting functions, such as "Monochrome Adjustments" and "Color Chrome" to extend creative visions directly to the footage being recorded.
A variety of accessories are available for use with the camera, including the wide conversion lens (WCL-X100 II) or tele-conversion lens (TCL-X100 II) to extend X100V's fixed 23mm focal length to a 28mm equivalent (0.8x) or 50mm (1.4x) equivalent lens on a 35mm format system. There's also a premium, genuine leather case (LC-X100V) that still affords access to the camera's battery and memory card without removing the camera.
Fujifilm's X100V will be available in black and silver and is expected to be available in late February 2020 for an MSRP of $1,800.