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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.

But bfore that, here is what a FR-reader said in the comments here:

I purchased an 100V through Amazon.ca on 5 April. The vendor contacted me today: while they have stock they could not fulfill my order as Fuji had released a recall on the 100V by serial number based on the overheating issue. The dealer told me that Fuji would not be issuing a recall to customers at this time as their factory and refurb facilities are closed during this crisis.

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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.

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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:

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Five Reasons Fujifilm Won’t Make a Full Frame Fujifilm X100

DPReview published a list of 5 reason, why Fujifilm won’t make a full frame X100 camera.

  1. A larger sensor would add size and weight, mitigating a major X100 selling point
  2. Such a product would cost a lot to develop and manufacture
  3. The result would be a very expensive camera – reducing its potential audience
  4. A move to full-frame would annoy and worry existing loyal Fujifilm APS-C customers. Also, if Fujifilm announces any full frame camera, could look like a massive vote of no confidence in APS-C
  5. The risk of cannibalization within existing lineups is too great

And what about a medium format X100 then? DPR writes:

So might Fujifilm build a medium-format X100? There’s an argument to be made that it makes sense in a way that full-frame just doesn’t. Medium format would offer an increase in potential image quality over full-frame (albeit relatively modest – about 2/3EV), a significant leap in image quality over APS-C, it’s a major part of Fujifilm’s brand identity, and the larger format is a key differentiator for Fujifilm compared to competitive manufacturers.

Well, I won’t enter the argument about the “relatively modest” advantage of the Fujifilm GFX over full frame. This is a thesis DPR started pushing back in 2017, and FujiRumors comprehensively answered it in the article “DPReview Recommends 3 Full Frame Cameras Combined over 1 Fujifilm GFX“. Also, in the meantime something called Fujifilm GFX100 hit the market, with the newest sensor technology.

For the rest, the whole 5 reason list makes sense. Check out the full in-depth article at dpreview.

And one could also add one more ;)

  • full frame offers a “relatively modest” advantage over APS-C, and also has a couple of disadvantages over APS-C, that you can read here

Popular photography industry insiders, claimed that APS-C is the actual sensor size sweet spot. Keep in mind, they said “sweet spot“, not “automatically the best tool for everybody“.

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