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Fujifilm X100V Review Rundown

FujifilmPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 83%
Pros**
  • High quality built-in lens
  • 4K video capability
  • Compact size
  • Weather sealing
Cons**
  • Some stutters and noise when setting focus
  • Base ISO is not 100

Summary

The Fujifilm X100V is the fifth iteration of the company's chic, retro-styled compact camera. As with earlier entries, it includes a hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder, an SLR-sized image sensor, and a wide aperture prime lens. Other notable upgrades include the ability to record 4K/30p video.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Fujifilm's X100 series has persisted for five generations since it first debuted in 2011. With the X100V, it gets some significant and welcome updates inside and out. You'll be able to get it by the end of February for $1,400 -- $100 more than previous models.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent photo quality
  • Improved viewfinder
  • Improved weather sealing
Cons[**]
  • No telephoto lens
  • Fingerprint sensor

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Fujifilm has pulled out the stops to make the X100V the best entry in the series to date. Video is crisp and stable, as long as the camera is steady. There's no optical, sensor-shift, or digital stabilization included, so you do see some jumps and jitters when working handheld.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Fingerprint sensor
Cons[**]
  • No telephoto conversion lenses
  • No viewfinder

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
Out-of-the-box image quality is excellent, with good noise handling capability and minimal loss of sharpness at higher ISO levels. Its fixed focal length forces you to move around to properly compose your shots, which enthusiasts may prefer. The camera itself isn't always comfortable to use due to its very small handgrip. It isn't fully weather-sealed unless you purchase separate sealing accessories for its lens.
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Pros[**]
  • Out-of-the-box image quality
  • Excellent noise handling capability and sharpness at higher ISO levels
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Great image quality in FHD and 4k
  • Impressive noise handling performance
Cons[**]
  • Can easily overheat while recording video
  • No optical or in-body stabilization features
  • Not fully weather-sealed unless you purchase separate sealing accessories
  • Doesn't rotate to face you when the camera is in a selfie position

t3[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
Fuji X100V is aimed at photographers who want to be fairly surreptitious in their shooting. The lens, like the camera itself, is compact and doesn't obviously scream ‘professional photographer' like a camera with a physically bigger equivalent lens would. The large-ish back-lit APS-C sensor, when combined with fast/bright aperture lens, means we're getting detail-rich images.
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Pros[**]
  • Crisp, sharp images
  • Fast/bright aperture lens
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Can’t be used for selfies

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The X100V has Fujifilm's latest 26.1MP X-Trans IV APS-C sensor. It produces pleasing, accurate color rendition and reliable exposure. You also get the full array of ‘Film Simulations', which simulate the look of the company's range of analogue films. You get 4K/30p recording (albeit with a maximum recording time of ten minutes per clip)
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent image quality
  • Fantastic tilting screen
  • Excellent performance at higher ISO sensitivities
Cons[**]
  • No video stabilization
  • No built-in ND filter

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The X100V has a tried and tested sensor that we’ve seen in other Fujifilm models, including the X-T4. While the lens is the same focal length, it has a new design which lends itself well to capturing even sharper images than before. Images are beautiful, with pleasing out of focus areas when shooting at a wide aperture. Noise is well-controlled throughout the native ISO range, with images shot even at the upper levels like ISO 6400 producing pleasing results.
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Pros[**]
  • Stylish design
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent weather-resistance
Cons[**]
  • No zoom lens
  • No telephoto lens

wired[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 94%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
The X100V's new articulating screen ups the game in this regard. It can tilt up, making it easier to shoot from the hip. The lens is completely redesigned, with eight elements in six groups. The camera also does 4K 30-frames-per-second video and 1080 slo-mo video at 120 fps.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Improved autofocus
  • Faster than previous X100F
  • Fingerprint sensor
Cons[**]
  • Not weather-resistant
  • No manual focus

References

2. ^ Fujifilm X100V Review. pcmag. 2020-04-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Fujifilm X100V Camera Review. rtings. 2021-05-26 Retrieved 2021-06-13.
4. ^ Fujifilm X100V review. t3. 2020-12-31 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
5. ^ Fujifilm X100V review. techradar. 2020-03-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Fujifilm X100V Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Review: Fujifilm X100V. wired. 2020-03-06 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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