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Fujifilm X100V Gets Gold Award at DPReview: “The Most Capable Prime-lens Compact Camera, Ever”

DPReview has just published their Fujifilm X100V review, and it gets the gold award with a 86% rating.

In their conclusions they write:

The Fujifilm X100V is the most ambitious X100-series model yet, and arguably the most important, second only to the original. With the X100V comes a new (and much improved) lens, the addition of touchscreen control, and a tilting rear LCD. Meanwhile, a suite of powerful video features brings it into line with models in Fujifilm’s XT-series. The end result is a better and more powerful camera, more suited for use alongside a modern ILC than its (understandably highly popular) predecessors. It’s the priciest of the X100 series to date, but in my opinion the extra cost is justified

You can read the full review at dpreview.

Top X100 Community: Fujifilm X100 facebook group

What we like What we don’t
  • Updated 26MP sensor offers good noise performance and fast readout
  • Excellent, highly tunable JPEG engine with good detail and noise reduction
  • Multiple film simulations with truly pleasing color output
  • Redesigned lens removes close-up ‘haze’ of previous models and improves corner performance
  • Class-leading 4K video capabilities
  • Tilting touchscreen
  • Great electronic / optical viewfinder
  • Good build quality, optional weather-sealing
  • Impressive low-light autofocus
  • Limited customizable buttons with elimination of four-way controller (Touchscreen function swipes won’t be to everyone’s taste)
  • Outright autofocus speed is still on the slow side
  • Face-and-eye detection UI a bit clunky
  • Full weather-sealing requires additional purchase
  • Some odd customization limitations, particularly for My Menu
  • Menus are getting overly complex
  • AF performance is less effective in OVF
  • Redesigned OVF makes it harder to anticipate AF point location

Fujifilm Manager: “New Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update? Fuji’s Philosophy is Not to Abandon Products Once a Successor it Out”

Foto EmaTV had an 1+ hour long skype interview with Italian Fujifilm manager Riccardo Scotti. They talk about the Fujifilm X-T4.

Lucky you that I speak Italian, so down below is a summary.

Most important: he can’t say anything, but the way he formulated it, he made hopes for a major Fujifilm X-T3 firmware update. Read it down below.

Also, a little titbit nobody reported about. Do you know that little synch terminal cap that you (and me) keep losing? Well, looks like Fujifilm has improved the mechanism and it should stick better on the camera.

If you are interested, read more down below.

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Fujifilm Drug Avigan (Favipiravir) For COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Treatment Tested Worldwide (USA included) and Offered for Free to 20 Countries

Last month we reported how Zhang Xinmin, director of the science ministry’s China National Center for Biotechnology Development, said that the Fujifilm produced drug Avigan “has a high degree of safety and is clearly effective in treatment” and how a Japanese health ministry source suggested the drug was not as effective in people with more severe symptom.

A few days later, Fujifilm published another official statement, where they announce the start of phase III clinical trial of “Avigan” on COVID-19 Coronavirus and the commitment to increase production.

Avigan is currently tested all over the world, including here in Italy, where I live. But also in USA and many other countries.

Moreover, Japan plans to provide the anti-flu drug Avigan for free to 20 countries hoping to use it to treat coronavirus patients, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday.

As a consequence, Fujifilm ramped up production of flu drug Avigan as possible COVID-19 treatment.

Fujifilm or not, let’s hope some cure comes up soon, or this unreal situation will keep up for a long time.

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CamFi Adds Wireless Tethering Support for Fujifilm Cameras

A few days ago, CamFi has just released a new version of their wireless tethering app that adds support for the following Fujifilm cameras.

  • Fujifilm X-T2
  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • Fujifilm X-H1
  • Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • Fujifilm GFX 100

CamFi products can be found at BHphoto and AmazonUS.

You can download the CamFi App at the Apple Store here and at Google Play Store.

What’s New
Apr 3, 2020

Version 3.7.1

  • Support Fujinon Camera X-T2, X-T3, X-H1, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, GFX 100
  • Support Sony a6100, a6600
  • Support Canon 90D