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Fujifilm X100V Hands-On Preview & Sample Photos

We go hands-on with the new 26mp Fujifilm X100V - Fujifilm's latest X100 series camera.

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The Fujifilm X100V is the 5th version of the X100 and updates the X100F, which was released in 2017. We go hands-on with the X100V and have photos to share with you.


Fujifilm X100V Handling



The camera looks similar to the previous version(s) of this camera, with aluminium top and bottom plates. However, it also looks a bit more angular, and serious, with a style that looks a little bit like a Leica. The manufacturing process for the aluminium top and bottom plates has been updated, which improves the feel. The “leather” effect grip gives a good textured area to hold on to and is slightly soft to enhance grip. There's an improved rear grip.

The ISO dial has been updated to make it easier to adjust the ISO speed. The lens barrel has also been updated, which makes the camera slightly more comfortable to hold. The camera feels very well made and certainly looks like a premium camera.

With an optional AR-X100 adapter ring and PRF-49 protection filter, the camera now offers weather resistance. Something that will be a welcome addition to those that want to shoot in all weather conditions.



The tilting touch-screen tilts up, and down, and will be a very welcome addition to those street shooters who want to “shoot from the hip”. You can use the touch-screen to set the focus point, as well as change settings. The screen is very thin and doesn't stick out from the back of the camera, keeping the rear of the camera slim and stylish looking.



The X100V offers an improved hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder, which you can switch between. The OVF gives a 0.52x magnification, and it's an enjoyable experience to use the optical viewfinder, as it can reduce eye strain. The OVF gives a framing outline so that you know what is and isn't in the shot. You can switch to the electronic viewfinder which is a 3.69m dot OLED electronic viewfinder, giving a clear and sharp view of the scene. There’s also an electronic rangefinder function which will display a small EVF in the bottom right corner of the optical viewfinder. With a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, the experience is good, with a very clear view seen, with good colour reproduction. There is dioptre correction available as well.

The camera benefits from USB Type-C allowing you to charge the battery while it’s in the camera, or alternatively power the camera over USB. Battery life is good at 350 shots when using the EVF, or up to 420 shots when using the OVF (normal mode).


Fujifilm X100V Hands-On Photos of Equipment


Fujifilm X100V ISO test images

Images were taken with a pre-production sample of the X100V.


Fujifilm X100V Other sample images

Images were taken with a pre-production sample of the X100V.


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Photographs taken using the Fujifilm X100V

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nigel55 16 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2020 4:39PM
What happened to the round MENU/OK button which accessed the menu and other functions.

Has this been replaced by the touchscreen?

banehawi Plus
16 2.5k 4239 Canada
7 Feb 2020 3:02PM
joshwa, can a 49mm filter be screwed to the front of the lens, ir is an adapter required?


banehawi Plus
16 2.5k 4239 Canada
7 Feb 2020 4:51PM
OK, figured it out, it needs the same adapter as the previous versions.
im looking at sony a6500, Fuji xe3 or xt30, and now the X100V.....what a stunner of a camera!. I now have to decide on fixed or interchangeable lens types this rate I wont be able to make a decision. There, saved some money again.
Nigel, the D button menu is now replaced by using joystick and menu button , and the touch screen, if enabled. My own view, I prefer the D button and second, the joystick together. Camera size may restrict using both of these. I am not so keen on touch screens but these are ok if they can be by-passed, like turning off.
Beards 1 3
12 Feb 2020 12:21PM
I am a big fan of Fn Buttons. Not having the D-Pad and now changing it to the Touchscreen is mad, MAd, MAD.... Wear gloves or the screen gets wet and you lose any touchscreen capability.
That and if I have the camera to my eye it is easy easy to place my thumb on the D-Pad and select a Fn. You canít do that with the Touchscreen swiping Up/Down/Left/Right.
Just Jas 19 26.3k 1 England
15 Feb 2020 10:57PM
As the Irish have it "All improvements are for the worse". Smile

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