Fujifilm Australia has announced availability this month of the $2399 Fujifilm X100V, a fixed lens, rangefinder style camera with a new 23mm, f2 lens.
The X100V features a 26-megapixel lens, improvements to its Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, some weather resistance (see the fine print in the press release), and a new tilting rear LCD monitor.
It shoots video at 4K/30p or 1080/120p video internally, with support for 10-bit, 4:2:2 colour via the HDMI.
Below is the full press release from Fujifilm:
Introducing the “FUJIFILM X100V”
Make Everyday Moments Remarkable
February 4, 2020
FUJIFILM Australia Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of the “FUJIFILM X100V” (hereinafter “X100V”), the latest model in a long line of iconic, portable and inspiring X100 premium compact digital cameras.
The fifth iteration in FUJIFILM’s X100 Series, the X100V is a significant upgrade over previous models, featuring a newly designed 23mm F2 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, offering incredible image quality when shooting both stills and video.
The product will be available in February 2020 for $2349 (inc. GST) at leading photographic stores and selected retailers. It will be available in Black and Silver.
Key features and improvements of the X100V include:
A design first approach for an image first mind
The X100V’s timeless body has top and bottom plates milled from single pieces of aluminum, which forms 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, making it much more comfortable to hold and operate. The X100V is the first camera in the X100 series to have weather resistance, when the optional AR-X100 adapter ring and the PRF-49 protection filter are attached to the camera’s brand new lens. Additionally, a new two-way tilting LCD touchscreen seamlessly 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.
A new lens to make the most out of any image
The X100V features a new 23mm F2.0 lens to ensure that every detail from its X-TransTM CMOS 4 Sensor is resolved beautifully. Enhanced for better resolution and lower distortion, this lens is a significant step up from the ones used in past X100 Series cameras. However, it still maintains the same overall size and compatibility with legacy WCL/TCL conversion lenses as well as 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 maximise 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 also boosts AF performance at the luminance of -5EV via a new algorithm.
See the world differently
The X100V’s vastly improved hybrid viewfinder enables image-makers to quickly and easily choose between the 0.52x magnification optical viewfinder (OVF) and the 3.69M dot OLED electronic viewfinder to create their images. Offering 95% frame coverage, the OVF features parallax-correcting frame lines to provide an uninterrupted view of the world, while the camera’s electronic viewfinder (EVF) delivers a real-time representation of the image. The Electronic Range Finder (ERF) function can also be selected to display a small EVF at the bottom right corner of the OVF, acting as an additional framing tool for image-makers.
More than just a still camera
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 requiring extreme colour fidelity can record 10-bit, 4:2:2 colour externally via the HDMI port. They can also 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.
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.
Add a premium genuine-leather case (LC-X100V) to the X100V to complement its classic design, while giving complete access to the camera’s battery and memory card when it is in place.
*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 colors without the use of an optical low-pass filter.
FUJIFILM X100V February 2020