Fujifilm X100V Features DCI 4K 10-Bit: X100F Successor

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Fujifilm unveiled its fifth-generation X100 series digital camera that boasts significant improvements and new features over the fourth-generation X100F. The new Fujifilm X100V features the latest CMOS 4 image sensor along with a new lens, tilting LCD, hybrid viewfinder, and offers better autofocus performance. X100V is by far the most capable video shooting camera in the X100 series lineup supporting 4K DCI resolution up to 10 bits. Let’s see how the new X100V compares to the predecessor X100F.

New Features in Fujifilm X100V

New Image Sensor Combined with a Powerful Processor

While the X100F supported a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS 3 sensor, the new Fujifilm X100V comes with an upgraded 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor combined with a powerful X-Processor 4 image processing engine. This new combination helps the camera to smoothly achieve higher frame rates, resolution, autofocus performance, and more.

New F2 Lens

Compared to X100F, Fujifilm X100V uses a new fixed Fujinon f/2 23mm lens that incorporates 2 aspherical elements instead of 1. As a benefit, the new optics keep the chromatic aberrations at a minimum. Yes, the lens is fixed again but you can take advantage of conversion lenses such as TCL-X100 II and WCL-X100 II.

With TCL-X100 II, you can extend your focal range from 23mm to 33mm. Whereas the WCL-X100 II will allow you to widen the focal length of 23mm to 19mm.

New Tilting Screen

None of the other X100 series models offer tilting LCD. Now, the X100V finally supports a 2-way tilting screen which proves to be extremely helpful while shooting certain low or high angle shots. Although the new tilting LCD supports the same 3″ screen size as X100F, it features a higher 1.62m-dot resolution instead of 1.04m-dot.

4K DCI 10-Bit Support, Bitrate, and Framerates in Fujifilm X100V

With the new Fujifilm X100V, videographers can now enjoy shooting in 10-bit 4:2:2 DCI 4K (4096×2160) up to 30 fps. However, capturing in 10-bit is only possible via an external HDMI recorder. In terms of bitrate, X100V can shoot up to 200Mbps in all resolution and frame rates. Unlike X100F, Fujifilm X100V can shoot up to 120 frames per second in Full HD resolution instead of 60fps.

X100V also features better burst rates than X100F at 11fps instead of 8fps.

Advanced Hybrid ViewFinder

Unlike any other competitor, Fujifilm X100V equips a unique Hybrid Viewfinder that can be switched between OVF and EVF. While the new OVF offers up to 0.52x magnification, the EVF utilizes a new 3.69m-dot EL (electroluminescent) panel. Basically, the new EL panel allows the EVF to achieve better contrast, resolution, and luminance.

Better Autofocus

In terms of Autofocus, Fujifilm X100V features 425 Hybrid AF points (100 points more than X100F). Due to the new image sensor, the face and eye AF works even better with the new camera. In addition, you can now work with AF in lower lighting situations down to -5EV.

Weather Sealing Support

To protect the Fujifilm X100V from dust and moisture, you can take advantage of an adapter ring AR-X100 and a protection filter PRF-49 which will make it weatherproof.

Pricing and Availability

Check out the current price and availability for the Fujifilm X100V digital camera.

Fujifilm X100V vs X100F

Fujifilm X100VFujifilm X100F
SensorX-Trans CMOS 4 X-Trans CMOS 3
Video Resolution (max)4K DCI (4096 x 2160)Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Slow MotionFull HD 120 fpsFull HD 60 fps
Continuous Stills (max)11 fps8 fps
Lens23mm f/223mm f/2
Aspherical Elements21
OVF Magnification0.52x0.5x
EVF0.5″ 3.69m-dot OLED0.48″ 2.36m-dot OLED
LCD Tilt Support2-way TiltableN/A
Autofocus425-Point Hybrid AF 325-Point Hybrid AF
USBUSB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-C) USB 2.0 (Micro-USB)
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Ishaan Sarna
Ishaan Sarna

Founder of AUDEMPIRE (Pro Audio Equipment Store), SOUNDELICIT (Music Industry & Pro Audio Blog), TECHNOISER (Tech blog), and ISOLAPSE (Motion Industry & Photography Gear Blog). Music Producer by profession and also a Tech Enthusiast.