Popular Japanese camera maker, Fujifilm, has just announced the X100V, the fifth iteration of the X100 series. The new model is said to be a significant upgrade from previous models, including a new 23mm lens, improved hybrid viewfinder, a two-way tilting rear display and 4K video support for the company’s latest X-Processor 4 imaging chip. The fixed-lens camera will go on sale in the US at the end of February for $ 1,400 (approximately Rs. 99,600) and will be available in black and silver variants.
The Fujifilm X100V is a premium compact camera that retains the same retro look as its predecessors. It is a fixed-lens camera with a new 26-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor and is powered by Fujifilm’s X-Processor 4 image processor. The upper and lower plates of the camera are said to be made of a single piece of aluminum. You can also optionally make it water resistant by using the AR-X100 adapter ring PRF-49 protection filter. On the back, your X100V has a two-way tilting 3-inch touchscreen display with a 1.62 million dot resolution and an OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a 3.69 million dot resolution.
The updated X100V now supports 4K video up to 120fps at 30fps recording or 1080p resolution. The camera can externally capture 10-bit 4: 2: 2 color profiles, with support for film simulation filters such as Ethernet. With the electronic shutter the camera can shoot burst shots up to 20fps.
The Fujifilm X100V was launched at the company’s X Summit event in London, and with that, it announced that it was making the X-T4, which will be announced later this month on 26 February. It will be Fujifilm’s highly acclaimed successor X-T3 Premium APS-C Camera. It also announced a new lens for its medium format GFX line camera. These include the new GF 30mm F / 3.5 R WR and GF 80mm F / 1.7 R WR lenses. Fujifilm has promised a new firmware update for the GFX100 and GFX50. Coming to its X-mount lenses, the company has shown a functional prototype of the XF50mm, which has an aperture of f / 1.0.