TESTED: Fujifilm X100V Overheating and Focusin Ring Issues


Some Fujifilm X100V users over at our 30,000+ members strong Fujifilm X100V facebook group are experiening overheating issues on their Fujifilm X100V camera. The affected area is the entire lower back of the camera, as you can see from the image above. You can read the post about this issue here.

Other members do not have this issue, so maybe it affects only a limited number of cameras that might require an extra step at the Fujifilm service for a fix.

In the video below, Andrew tested the X100V overheating. Here are his findings:

  • camera set at 3 seconds interval time shooting
  • Room temperature
  • after 600 shots the camera reached 108 Fahrenheit (42 Celsius)
  • temperature remains steady also after 750 shots (on same battery)
  • Heated Room Temperature (ambient temperature at 100/105 Fahrenheit = 37/40 Celsius)
  • camera quickly arrives at 100 Fahrenheit around thumb rest area
  • after 100 shots he reached 114 Fahrenheit (45 Celsius)
  • only after 600 shots he got the yellow overheating warning icon (129 F/ 53 C)
  • after that things remain steady and the camera didn’t get much hotter
  • yellow overheating icon you can still shoot, but you risk more red hot spots
  • once the overheating icon turns red, the camera is about ti shut down
  • In real world photographing there is nothing to be concerned about
  • 4K Video
  • In video, after 12 minutes he got overheating warning and temperature climbs quickly
  • if you swap the batteries, you can record also over 1 hour
  • you will indeed get overheating issues if you shoot longer 4K videos

Also, in the video below Andrew reports about flaws with the focusing ring, which some report gets an unpleasant grinding when you turn it. Andrew has in general experienced this kind of sound also with other Fujinon prime lenses. He said he heard Fujifilm is quick in fixing this. The X100V he has, has not this issue.

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Fujifilm X100V Shipping Now and In Stock

A couple of FR-readers contacted me saying that they got notification from some stores, that they are boxing up and shipping their silver Fujifilm X100V. The black Fujifilm X100V should start shipping on March 12.

At our Fujifilm X100V group you can also see some fellow X shooters already holding this beauty in their hands :).

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Fujifilm Removes Tatsuo Suzuki from X Photographer Program after his Controversial Street Photography Shooting Style in X100V Video

The Controversy

At the launch of the Fujifilm X100V, Fujifilm released lots of X100V promo videos, some of them made by their talented X photographers. One of those videos, though, raised a huge controversy, so much, that Fujifilm removed the video just a few hours after it went online.

However, here on FujiRumors, we shared a link where you can still find the video.

The video raised a massive debate, with currently over 730 comments in our original post. Is this a legit way to make street photography or is Tatsuo Suzuki’s style to intrusive and aggressive?

Over 4,000 people voted a survey on this subject, and you can see the results here. Spoiler: it’s an extremely divisive topic.

The Update

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