Fujifilm X100V Reviewed at Engadget

Head over to Engadget to check out their review of the Fujifilm X100V. You can buy the Fujifilm X100V for around USD $1,399 from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2wp6XVL

The X100V now uses the 26.1-megapixel sensor and X-processor 4 found on the X-T3 and X-Pro3, rather than the old 24-megapixel chip. It also has a nearly silent mechanical leaf shutter that can sync with the flash at speeds of up to 1/4000th of a second. That gives the flash a lot more range than other cameras that are limited to flash sync speeds of 1/500th of a second or less. It also means you can shoot in the street without needing to use the electronic shutter, which minimizes rolling shutter distortion in action photos.

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You can shoot 4K at up to 30 fps and 1080p video at 120 fps for ultra slow-mo. The camera supports decent maximum bit rates as well, at up to 200 Mbps, so you won’t get gnarly compression artifacts.

Pros

  • Higher resolution sensor
  • Realistic skin tones
  • New tilt screen
  • Fast shooting speeds
  • Great video capability

Cons

  • Lack of image and video stabilization
  • Mediocre low-light capability
  • Autofocus occasionally laggy

Summary

Fujifilm’s X100-series compact street photography cameras have always handled well, and the X100V is no exception. However, Fujifilm has introduced numerous technical improvements, including a higher-resolution 26.1-megapixel sensor, sharper lens, tilting screen and stellar 4K video capabilities. As a result, it’s easier to use than ever and takes sharper, richer photos than the last model. At $1,400 it’s not cheap, but you’d have to spend thousands more to get something better. All told, it’s easily the best street photography camera for money.

Source: Engadget

 

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