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.
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.
The Fujifilm X100F was a huge success.
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.
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
Fantastic achievement for Fujifilm!
The TIPA Award is an extremely tough competition, where products are brutally tested by the best experts on the planet. Companies are eager to win the TIPA award, and sometimes they want to pay to get it, but the incorruptible and visionary team of TIPA experts, guided by the one and only goal to deliver the most unbiased and professional feedback to customers, does not bend to the will of multimillion dollar companies. They award only the most prestigious products ever!
Ok, now let’s get serious.
Lots of companies payed again lots of money to win a totally meaningless award. TIPA created as many categories as needed to make everybody happy (who paid). Hence you will find frankly ridiculous category differentiations, such as “best professional APS-C camera” (Fujifilm X-Pro3), “best expert APS-C camera” (Sony A6600) and “best advanced APS-C camera” (Nikon Z50). The whole point of these award commissions is to make money by selling award licenses, meaning the right for companies to use the award logo to promote their products.
All the truth, and how exactly these awards work, in this article.
What a pity… all that money Fujifilm could have spent in firmware updates!
TIPA 2020 Winners
- BEST APS-C CAMERA PROFESSIONAL – Fujifilm X-Pro3
- BEST APS-C CAMERA EXPERT – Sony A6600
- BEST APS-C CAMERA ADVANCED – Nikon Z50
- BEST MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA – Fujifilm GFX100
- BEST PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA – Fujifilm X100V
- BEST DSLR ADVANCED CAMERA – Canon EOS 90D
- BEST DSLR EXPERT CAMERA – Nikon D780
- BEST DSLR PROFESSIONAL CAMERA – Canon EOS-1DX Mark III
- BEST FULL FRAME CAMERA EXPERT – Sigma FP
- BEST FULL FRAME PROFESSIONAL CAMERA – Sony A7R IV
- BEST FULL FRAME PHOTO/VIDEO CAMERA – Panasonic LUMIX DC-S1H
- BEST EXPERT COMPACT CAMERA – Sony RX100 VII
- BEST VLOGGING CAMERA – Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
- BEST DSLR PRIME LENS – Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD
- BEST DSLR MACRO LENS – Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO
- BEST DSLR WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS – Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF
- BEST DSLR PROFESSIONAL LENS – AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR
- BEST MFT LENS – Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH
- BEST MIRRORLESS PRIME STANDARD LENS – NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
- BEST MIRRORLESS PRIME WIDE-ANGLE LENS – Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF
- BEST MIRRORLESS WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS – SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art
- BEST MIRRORLESS STANDARD ZOOM LENS – SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art
- BEST MIRRORLESS TELEPHOTO ZOOM LENS – Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
- BEST PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT LENS – Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM (DS)
- BEST PORTABLE PHOTO PRINTER – FUJIFILM instax mini Link
- BEST INKJET PHOTO PAPER – Hahnemühle Natural Line
- BEST IMAGING SOFTWARE – DxO PhotoLab 3
- BEST IMAGING STORAGE SOLUTION – SanDisk Extreme Pro CFexpress 2.0 Type B memory cards
- BEST PORTABLE FLASH – Nissin MG80 Pro flash
- BEST PROFESSIONAL LED LIGHT – ARRI Orbiter
- BEST TRAVEL TRIPOD – Manfrotto BeFree GT XPRO
- BEST TRIPOD HEAD – Gitzo 3-Way head
- BEST PROFESSIONAL PHOTO MONITOR – BenQ PhotoVue SW321C
- BEST PROFESSIONAL VIDEO MONITOR – LG UltraWide™ 38WN95C
- BEST PHOTO SMARTPHONE – Huawei P40 Series
- BEST MOBILE ACCESSORY – Godox R1
- BEST COLOUR MANAGEMENT SOLUTION – X-Rite i1Display Studio / i1Display Pro Plus
- BEST PHOTO LAB – WhiteWall Masterprint
- BEST PHOTO SERVICE – CEWE PHOTOBOOK with leather and linen cover
- BEST PHOTO INNOVATION – Sony Real-Time Tracking technology