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.
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.
Higher resolution sensor
Realistic skin tones
New tilt screen
Fast shooting speeds
Great video capability
Lack of image and video stabilization
Mediocre low-light capability
Autofocus occasionally laggy
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.
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