This Guy Sold All His Full Frame Gear for the Fujifilm X100V, Firmware 2.00 Tests and More – X100V Roundup

The Fujifilm X100V was one of Fuji’s biggest hits of the last few years. In fact, right now it is even backordered at BHphoto and Adorama and available in very limited number at Amazon.

Time for FujiRumors to dedicate to this wonderful camera a roundup, which will include a story of a guy selling all his full frame gear for photographic purity (Fujifilm X100V), a few reviews of X100V firmware 2.00, a comparison with the X-Pro3 and more.

Fujifilm X100V Roundup

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Images of the Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Fujifilm X100V and 2 Weeks Left to Win it!

We reported back in September that Fujifilm Europe launched a giveaway to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the X series, and more specifically of the Fujifilm X100 series.

Now the giveaway is coming to and end. You have 2 weeks left to join the giveaway and win it.

Images of the limited edition Fujiflm X100V can be seen below. You can check out all details and join the giveaway here.

Win an X100V and Peak Design Strap

And here is one more :)

You can win one (1) Fujifilm X100V and ten (10) Peak Design Fujifilm X straps at the benyanphotography giveaway here.

This is a separated giveaway, and you don’t need to use the giveaway box above to enter. Just visit this site and you’ll read all the details. Ship internationally.

FUJIFILM X100F now Discontinued and in Closeout

The Fujifilm X100F was a huge success.

It sold stronger than any of its predecessors leading to biblical long waiting times for pre-ordered cameras to be finally shipped (same destiny the XF50mmF1.0 faces today).

But it looks like you won’t find it for sale for much longer.

In fact, as listed at Adorama here, the Fujifilm X100F is now marked in “Closeout”, indicating that once the stock is cleared, they won’t get any more samples.

All this means just one thing: the Fujifilm X100F is discontinued!

That’s of course inevitable, since the X100F got a wonderful successor with the Fujifilm X100V.

Fujifilm Digital Camera Range: Making Sense of the Line-Up, What Should be Dropped, What Should Stay… and Where is the X-H Line?

Fujifilm shared this Pyramid explaining their Current Camera Line-up
Fujifilm shared this Pyramid explaining their Current Camera Line-up

I already said it in my X-S10, Attack on Sony article: the Fujifilm X-S10 makes a whole lot of sense.

And yet, I do understand one of the critiques made to Fujifilm: their line-up is huge and potentially confusing.

There are indeed some lines, that in some occasions do not not differentiated themselves enough from each other.

But this is an issue Fujifilm realized and I feel that they are taking care of it, for example:

  • the Fujifilm X-Pro3 is a unique machine, with a concept, so far nowhere to find
  • Fujifilm is aware that the the Fujifilm X-H2 must differentiate stronger from the X-T* line in order to continue to evolve separately

Fujifilm understands the problem and is finding ways to separate the lines better.

And yet… there are some lines that should be dropped, in my opinion.

Let’s take a look it at, by using an official Fujifilm media sheet that has been sent to me, which shows a pyramid with all Fujifilm X series cameras listed and ordered by Fujifilm itself.

The Red Zone

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Fujifilm X-H1 Snaps Top Winning Image at the World Press Photo Awards, but Canon is Still Top

Ok, this is a mandatory update to our previous post World Press Photo Award post here.

In our previous article, based on the statistics made by thephoblographer, we reported how most of this years’s award winners used Fujifilm and Nikon cameras. ThePhoBlographer writes:

The big winners are Fujifilm and Nikon in terms of camera manufacturers.

More specifically, these were the Fujifilm cameras used: Fujifilm X-H1, X-T3, X-Pro2, GFX100, X100F, X100T, X100S, X100, X-T10)

I was thrilled about it, and reported about it here. And I trusted the great guys over at thephoblographer, who keep delivering great content for the photography community. Honestly I didn’t check it by myself, as today its my birthday, and I have a day planed with my wife at home, cooking and (a bit) drinking ;).

But it turns out, as our fellow FR-readers noticed, the real statistics are a bit different than the one shared at the thephoblographer.

Fujifilm and Nikon are still strongly represented.

In fact, the most prestigious award for the best “General News” image was taken by Yasuyoshi Chiba with his Fujifilm X-H1.

But the most used camera brand overall, was still a Canon.

And yet, year after year, Fujifilm saw a constant rise in terms of awards at the World Press Photo contest. DSLR a constant decline. And yes, it really looks like APS-C is more than enough to take an image worth one of the most prestigious awards on the world.

Maybe, one day, even some popular vlogger like Mr. Jared will be able to take some decent shots with APS-C cameras ;).

Now the ranking:

Camera by brand:
Canon 31,37%
Fuji 17,65%
Nikon 15,69%
Sony 9,80%
DJI 3,92%
Leica 1,96%
Unknown 19,61%

Camera by sensors:
FullFrame 58,82%
APS-C 15,69%
Medium Format 1,96%
Unknown 23,53%

Camera by type:
SLR 43,14%
Mirrorless 33,33%
Drone 3,92%
Unknown 19,61%

Last year Fuji was 10.5%, now is 17.6%, mirrorless was 13% and now is 33%…

This year Fujifilm won the top award. But also in the past years, Fujifilm was well represented. Look at the awards won in the past few years:

And now, here are the most used cameras this year.

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