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Fujifilm X100V Comparison Review

The Fujifilm X100V is a fixed lens compact camera that was officially introduced in February 2020 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 26 megapixel.

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Is the Fujifilm X100V a good camera? The X100V has a Camera Elo of 3027. This very strong rating puts it among the elite group of camera grand masters. The X100V ranks among the top 20 percent of all prime lens compact cameras. In terms of its sensor size category (APS cameras), the X100V ranks among the top 10 percent.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X100V
Fixed lens compact camera
35mm f/2.0
26 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video
ISO 160 - 12 800 (80 - 51 200)
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1620k dots
Tilting touchscreen
11 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed body
420 shots per battery charge
128 x 75 x 53 mm, 478 g


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Read on to find out more about the camera's size, sensor, features, reception by expert reviewers, and how it compares to other digital cameras.

Body comparison with a credit card

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size of the Fujifilm X100V vis-à-vis a credit card. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Fujifilm X100V vs credit card front
X100V versus credit card top view
X100V and credit card rear side

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the Fujifilm X100V alongside a set of comparators. If you want to review a camera pair side-by-side, just select a right-side comparator from among the camera models in the table. Alternatively, you can also move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life 1
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch 2
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
 
Fujifilm X100V 5.0 in 3.0 in 2.1 in 16.9 oz 420 Y Feb 2020 1,399 i
 
Canon G1 X Mark III 4.5 in 3.1 in 2.0 in 14.1 oz 200 Y Oct 2017 1,299 i
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 5.6 in 3.3 in 1.8 in 17.5 oz 440 Y Oct 2019 1,799 i
 
Fujifilm X-T3 5.2 in 3.7 in 2.3 in 19.0 oz 390 Y Sep 2018 1,499 i
 
Fujifilm X100F 5.0 in 3.0 in 2.0 in 16.5 oz 390 n Jan 2017 1,299i
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 5.6 in 3.3 in 1.8 in 17.5 oz 350 Y Jan 2016 1,699 i
 
Fujifilm X-T2 5.2 in 3.6 in 1.9 in 17.9 oz 340 Y Jul 2016 1,599i
 
Fujifilm X100T 5.0 in 2.9 in 2.0 in 15.5 oz 330 n Sep 2014 1,299i
 
Fujifilm X-T1 5.1 in 3.5 in 1.9 in 15.5 oz 350 Y Jan 2014 1,299i
 
Samsung NX1 5.5 in 4.0 in 2.6 in 19.4 oz 500 Y Sep 2014 1,499i
 
Sony A6600 4.7 in 2.6 in 2.7 in 17.7 oz 810 Y Aug 2019 1,399 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.
(1) Number of images that can be taken on a full battery charge according to the CIPA-standard; (2) Official announcement.

The listed prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The Fujifilm X100V was launched in the US market at a price of $1,399. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison with a 35mm slide

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tent to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

The Fujifilm X100V features an APS-C sensor and has a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 1.5. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the Fujifilm X100V among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability.

Fujifilm X100V sensor measures

For most cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
 
Fujifilm X100V APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p........
 
Canon G1 X Mark III APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p........
 
Fujifilm X-T3 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p........
 
Fujifilm X100F APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
 
Fujifilm X-T2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
 
Fujifilm X100T APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........
 
Fujifilm X-T1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........
 
Samsung NX1 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.213.2136383
 
Sony A6600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p23.813.4149782

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The X100V indeed provides movie recording capabilities. The highest resolution format that the X100V can use is 4K/30p.

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the X100V has an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 3690k dots. The viewfinder offers a field of view of 95% and a magnification of 0.52x. The following tables report on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm X100V and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
  Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
 
Fujifilm X100V3690 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
 
Canon G1 X Mark III2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/2000s 9.0 Y Y
 
Fujifilm X-Pro33690 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0 n n
 
Fujifilm X-T33690 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 11.0 n n
 
Fujifilm X100F2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
 
Fujifilm X-Pro22360 n 3.0 1620 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 n n
 
Fujifilm X-T22360 n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/8000s 8.0 n n
 
Fujifilm X100T2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
 
Fujifilm X-T12360 n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0 n n
 
Samsung NX12360 Y 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/8000s 15.0 Y n
 
Sony A66002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y

One convenient feature of the X100V is the presence of an on-board flash. While this built-in flash is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light to brighten deep shadow areas.

Connection comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm X100V and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
  Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
 
Fujifilm X100VYstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIIYstereomono--micro2.0YYY
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3YstereomonoY--3.1Y-Y
 
Fujifilm X-T3YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
 
Fujifilm X100FYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
 
Fujifilm X-T2YstereomonoY-micro3.0Y--
 
Fujifilm X100TYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
 
Fujifilm X-T1YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
 
Samsung NX1YstereomonoYYmicro3.0YYY
 
Sony A6600YstereomonoYYYES2.0YYY

It is notable that the X100V has a microphone port. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

The X100V has a prime lens built in (23mm f/2.0), which, in full frame equivalent terms, provides a focal length of 35mm. The camera is, hence, ready to shoot, while remaining more compact in size than an interchangeable lens camera with an optic of similar focal length and aperture specifications.

Expert reviews

While the specs-based evaluation of cameras is instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the X100V handle or perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable. This is why expert reviews are important. The adjacent table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, photographyblog).

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Review Scores
  Camera
Model
camera
  labs  
dp
review  
ephoto
  zine  
imaging
resource
photography
  blog  
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
 
Fujifilm X100V+ +86/1005/5..4.5/5 Feb 2020 1,399 i
 
Canon G1 X Mark III+79/1004.5/5..4.5/5 Oct 2017 1,299 i
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3+85/1004/5.... Oct 2019 1,799 i
 
Fujifilm X-T3+ +88/1005/55/55/5 Sep 2018 1,499 i
 
Fujifilm X100F+83/1004.5/5..4.5/5 Jan 2017 1,299i
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2+83/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 1,699 i
 
Fujifilm X-T2+ +86/1004.5/55/55/5 Jul 2016 1,599i
 
Fujifilm X100T+81/1004.5/54.5/55/5 Sep 2014 1,299i
 
Fujifilm X-T1+ +84/1005/54/55/5 Jan 2014 1,299i
 
Samsung NX1..87/1005/54.5/55/5 Sep 2014 1,499i
 
Sony A6600+83/1004.5/5..4/5 Aug 2019 1,399 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

Fujifilm X100V FAQ

Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X100V.

What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the X100V?

The camera has a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor at its core.

Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?

Fujifilm equipped the X100V with the X-Processor 4 image processor.

What is the ISO sensitivity range of the X100V?

The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-51200.

Is completely silent shooting possible with the Fujifilm X100V?

The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.

Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?

No, the Fujifilm X100V has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.

Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Fujifilm X100V?

The X100V offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.

Does the Fujifilm X100V feature an autofocus assist light?

Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.

Does the Fujifilm X100V support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?

Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).

Which battery does the X100V use?

The camera gets its power from the NP-W126S (here at amazon), which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.

Camera to camera comparisons

If you would like to see a side-by-side review of this and another camera, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Fujifilm X100V
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 35mm f/2.0
    Launch Date February 2020
    Launch Price USD 1 399
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 368 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 26 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6 240 x 4 160 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm
    Pixel Density 7.05 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12 800 ISO
    ISO Boost 80 - 51 200 ISO
    Image Processor X-Processor 4
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.52x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 1620k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 11 shutter flaps/s
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.1
    HDMI Port micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-W126S power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)420 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 128 x 75 x 53 mm
    (5.0 x 3.0 x 2.1 in)
    Camera Weight 478 g (16.9 oz)

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