5 Thoughts on Why the Fujifilm X100V is Almost Perfect

The Fujifilm X100V is a great little camera and has received widespread acclaim. Here is one photographers thought on what makes it almost perfect.

The Fujifilm X100 series has been confidently swelling in spec and appeal since its initial launch in September 2010. The momentum seemed to really pick up around the X100F which found its way into the hearts of many different demographics. The newest entry to the series, at scarcely more than the X100F, is the X100V which seemed to be the most well received so far. For such a little camera, so much can be achieved that it's hard to imagine not wanting it as your walkaround camera.

Although Burling isn't a fan of the focal length, a 35mm (full frame equivalent) at f/2 is almost exactly what I would want. Add in 4k video and the new tilt screen and this becomes a strong option for vloggers and social media moguls. The slow motion feature that Burling mentions is just another feather in that particular cap, and those who want some quick and easy b-roll from time to time. For me, however, one of the best parts about Fuji is the ergonomics. Their cameras have just been getting easier and nicer to use for some time now. Not to mention, the silver bodies they offer are gorgeous. Offer a silver GFX 100 Fuji and I will be powerless not to buy it.

What are your thoughts on the X100V?

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“X100V is a great little camera.” but it’s not little.
Ok, compared to full frame cameras and their lenses it’s little but compared to other fixed lens cameras it’s not small.
Oh, and don’t get me started on X100 pricing. Sony and Leica have left a gap below that Fuji has capitalized in. I’m complaining because Fujifilm has abandoned the X70 and X10/20/30 models for the fat profits of X100. When you pay the X100 price I hope Fuji recognizes your investment into their continued development of X100 and honors the deal.

THIS. All of this. The X30 was the last real competitor for something like a Sony RX100 series camera. I don't understand the appeal of a "larger than pocketable" fixed lens camera. At the very least, Fuji needs to put a high megapixel count sensor inside the next X100 an offer focal length crop modes like the Leica Q.

I'd love to see either an X70 replacement with a 24-75 equivalent lens like the D-Lux 7/LX100 cameras, or an X30 replacement with a 1" sensor.

Hope it has better firmware support then the last couple of X100 by then again knowing fuji...

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Personally, I own the previous 4 X100's and now I own the X100V. Best way to describe it for is that it is a Mini XT-3 which I also own. It is a mighty little power house and worth every penny. The lens upgrade is far better than what any reviewer has said. Perhaps it is the sensor or processor. I do not know. What I do know is that it is very, VERY good. My only complaint is that just like the XT-3 its auto focus system is not even in the same ball park as my Sony's. If they fix that, look out.

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I am an owner of an x100f and love it. Besides the many obvious attractive features it has, the one that nailed it for me was it's leaf shutter and built in ND filter. Being able to push the shutter speeds to 4000, engage the ND filter and shoot wide open at f/2, in direct sun is a feature not found on any other camera in this price range. If you shoot with off camera flash, you'll know how valuable this feature is.