04 Feb Hands-on with the new Fujifilm X100V

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Hands-on with new Fujifilm X100V

Fujifilm just updated one of its most important – and most-loved – product lines, with the X100V.

That’s ‘V’ pronounced ‘vee’, but obviously also ‘V’ as in ‘Fifth’ (what did the Romans ever do for us?). The X100V is, of course, the fifth in the X100 line, and to Fujifilm’s credit, it still looks a lot like (and works a lot like) the (F)fourth one, which in turn looked a lot like the original X100, released way back in 2011 after a late 2010 announcement.

As you’d expect though, after almost a decade of development, some things have changed. The X100V is an altogether faster, more capable camera than its original ancestor, even though Fujifilm hasn’t meddled too much with the basic recipe that has made the X100 series so successful.

Click through this article for a closer look at the new Fujifilm X100V.

New sensor and processor

While the increase in megapixels is modest, the switch from Fujifilm’s last-generation 24MP chip to the new 26MP ‘X-Trans CMOS 4’ sensor used in the X-T3/30 and X-Pro 3 should mean a slight bump in resolution and improved image quality, especially in JPEGs shot at higher ISOs.

It also means that data can be read-out faster, to the tune of an additional three frames per second of continuous shooting. The X100F was no slouch, topping out at 8 fps, but the X100V offers 11fps with the mechanical shutter; switching to the electronic shutter gets you

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