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Fujifilm announces the Fujifilm X100V

- 4 years ago

After what feels like an age, Fujifilm has unveiled to the world the long-awaited, highly-anticipated Fujifilm X100V. Loaded with the Fujifilm X-Trans 4 Sensor and adding a tilt-screen with the all-important weather sealing, Fujifilm’s X100-series cameras follow a successful line of premium, fixed focal length cameras that offer the qualities of its X-Series counterparts but in a much smaller package.

The X100V features a newly-developed, high-performance lens on its body and designed with a functional form factor, it is equipped with the latest image sensor and image processing engine to deliver high-quality images with the company’s unique colour reproduction technology. In addition, the evolved version of the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder offers inter-switchable optical and electronic options, in pursuit of the photography style of ‘shooting through the viewfinder.’

Fuјіfіlm Х100V Fеаturеѕ:

  • 26.1 МР Ѕеnѕоr
  • Х-Тrаnѕ СМОЅ 4 Іmаgе Ѕеnѕоr
  • Fіхеd 23mm lеnѕ (35mm еquіvаlеnt), mах ареrturе оf F2
  • Аdvаnсеd Нуbrіd Vіеwfіndеr [ОVF & ЕVF]
  • Вuіlt-іn ND4 fіltеr
  • ІЅО rаngе frоm 80-51200
  • Тwо-wау 3” tіltіng LСD tоuсh ѕсrееn
  • 4К vіdео fооtаgе
  • 17 Сlаѕѕіс Fuјіfіlm fіlm ѕіmulаtіоn mоdеѕ
  • Вluеtооth аnd Wі-Fі соnnесtіvіtу
  • UЅВ-С аnd НDМІ Теrmіnаlѕ

Fujifilm pioneered a new market segment of premium compact digital cameras in 2011 with the launch of the FUJIFILM X100, the inaugural model of the X100 Series. The X100 Series has established a distinctive market position as premium compact digital cameras. It has won great acclaim from users around the world for its sophisticated exterior design and advanced image quality based on Fujifilm’s signature colour reproduction technology that has been refined over 80 years.

The X100V is the fifth-generation model of the X100 Series. While maintaining the Series’ popular design in principle, the new model uses aluminium for the top and bottom plates of the camera body, applying advanced metal processing technology. It has achieved sharp looks to the edges while keeping the surfaces smooth. The use of a tilting rear LCD monitor and dials on the top plate enables intuitive operations and gives the camera body design a sophisticated look. A high-performance lens has been newly developed for this model. The back-illuminated 26.1MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 4” sensor and the “X-Processor 4” high-speed image-processing engine are combined with Fujifilm’s unique colour reproduction technology to produce premium-quality stills and videos in “memory colours,” i.e. vivid colours exactly as you remember. The X100V equips the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder, the world’s only viewfinder that can be switched between optical viewfinder [OVF] and electronic viewfinder [EVF]. The EVF uses a newly developed organic electroluminescent [EL] panel with the capability of high-resolution, high luminance, high contrast to providing enhanced shooting experience.

The use of the latest algorithm enables the camera to realise fast and accurate phase-detection AF at the minimum luminance of -5EV. The performance of Face and Eye AF has also been improved. The Focus Limiter function, which limits the range of focal lengths for using AF, assists a smooth shooting experience with AF. The Fujifilm X100V offers a total of 17 Film Simulation modes to provide versatile tonal variations. It enables a high contrast finish with three-dimensional definitions with the “CLASSIC Neg” mode, which simulates colour negative film traditionally chosen for snapshots of day-to-day scenes. The “ETERNA” mode, which simulates the colours and tonality of Fujifilm’s motion picture film, allows users to record video in subdued colours and rich shadow tones. The X100V also has the “Grain Effect” function for reproducing distinctive graininess seen in photographs taken with film cameras. Users can adjust size and strength settings to control the degree of grain. The camera is capable of recording smooth 4K video at 30fps. In the Full-HD modes, video can be recorded at even smoother 60fps for premium video quality.

Pricing and Availability

As of writing the Fujifilm X100V is on Pre-order till the end of February. The Black and Silver models will cost £1299 respectively.

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