After revealing the X-T200 weeks ago, Fujifilm Corporation made another announcement about the launch of their premium compact digital camera. The Fujifilm X100V features a newly-developed high-performance lens on its camera body, designed with functional beauty and sophistication. It is equipped with the latest image sensor and image processing engine to deliver premium-quality images with the company’s signature color-reproduction technology.
The Fujifilm X100V is the fifth-generation model of the X100 Series. The new model uses aluminum for the top and bottom plates of the camera body while still maintaining the series’ popular design. The application of advanced metal processing technology has achieved sharp looks to the edges while keeping the surfaces smooth. A first int the X100 series, this model features a two-way tilting rear LCD monitor that enables various shooting styles from low to high angles. The ultra-thin LCD monitor touch-response guarantees intuitive operability and can be stored flush in the back panel to achieve an integral body design with a sense of style.
A high-performance lens with ultra resolution has been newly developed for this model. The back-illuminated 26.1MP “X-Trans CMOS 4” sensor and the “X-Processor 4” high-speed image processing engine are combined with Fujifilm’s unique color reproduction technology to produce premium quality stills and videos in vivid colors exactly as you remember. The X100V has the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, the world’s only 2 viewfinder that can be switched between optical viewfinder (OVF) and electronic viewfinder (EVF). The EVF uses a newly developed high-resolution and boasts the maximum luminous intensity of 1500 candelas and high contrast to display even intricate details in highlights and shadows when in the EVF mode, providing enhanced immersiveness in photography. In the OVF mode, the viewfinder offers the Electronic Rangefinder function to display a small EVF window at the same time. The feature has been developed to bring out the maximum viewfinder potential, allowing you to capture your subject as it is while enlarging the focusing area in the small EVF. This function provides added convenience when taking snapshots.
The X100V offers an expanded array of shooting functions. The use of the latest algorithm enables the camera to realize fast and accurate phase-detection AF at the minimum luminance of -5EV, which is close to pitch darkness. The performance of Face and Eye AF has also been improved. The camera offers a total of 17 Film Simulation modes to provide versatile tonal variations. It’s capable of recording smooth 4K video at 30fps. In the Full-HD modes, video can be recorded at even smoother 60fps for premium video quality. Lastly, the X100V has the “Grain Effect” function for reproducing distinctive graininess seen in photographs taken with film cameras. You can adjust size and strength settings to control the degree of grain strength and coarseness.
The Fujifilm X100V will be available later this month with a retail price of P79,990.