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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 Issues Official Statement Regarding Fujifilm X100V Overheating Reports

Last month we reported about a Fujifilm X100V overheating test made by Andrew.

He tested his Fujifilm X100V under a variety of situations and here are his findings:

  • for stills: In real world photographing there is nothing to be concerned about. He got the yellow overheating warning only after 600 continuous shots in combination with 100/105 Fahrenheit (37/40 Celsius) room temperature
  • for video: after 12 minutes 4K shooting he got overheating warning. So X100V is not a good camera to shoot longer 4K video clips

Fujifilm now issued an official statement regarding the heat generation and they seem to confirm Andrew’s findings, as Fujifilm says:

When the X100V is used in a continuous manner (such as with continuous video shooting) or when used in a high temperature environment or direct sun light, a user may feel the grip become noticeably hot, due to heat generation within the camera’s electric circuit board and battery.

Now, I doubt people who buy the Fujifilm X100V usually shoot 600+ continuous images under 105 Fahrenheit or longer 4K video clips. If you do so, the X100V wasn’t probably the camera for your needs, anyway.

But if you get the overheating warning much earlier than in Andrew’s test, then definitely contact your local Fujifilm support and ask for a fix.

Down below the official Fujifilm statement.

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NiSi Filter System for Fujifilm X100V (and X100, X100S, X100T) Announced

NiSi has officially announced the new filter system for Fujifilm X100V cameras.

Fujifilm X100V: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera

Top X100 Community: Fujifilm X100 facebook group

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Kenji Leather Half Case for Fujifilm X100V and Other Options

The Kenji leather half case for Fujifilm X100V is now available at ebay here.

Fujifilm offers the original LC-X100V leather case for Fujifilm X100V.

Other and more affordable options are:

Fujifilm X100V: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Focuscamera

Top X100 Community: Fujifilm X100 facebook group

BolinUS X100V Leather Case

Most affordable X100V Leather Case

Original Fujifilm X100V leather case