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.
- 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
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (2)
- 89AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsPC Mag90A new lens and tilting screen make it the best X100 yetPhotographers who buy an X100 because they love its feel are going to love this one just as much. The dials, the hybrid viewfinder, the small form factor -- they're all still here. It does mean that you should love, or at very least be enamored with the lens. Personally, I've just never warmed to the 35mm angle -- it's not quite wide enough, and not quite narrow enough for my tastes. Conversion lenses are available -- if I was buying an X100V, I'd almost certainly use the wide-angle and telephoto conversion lenses extensively.Digital Photography Review90The most capable prime-lens compact camera, everOver the course of four previous generations, X100 cameras have alternated silver and gold awards for a variety of reasons. The X100V represents the first time the series sees back-to-back golds. Sure, some competitors are smaller, or have higher resolution or what-have-you. But taken as an overall package, the X100V leads the pack of fixed-lens compact cameras, and thus earns its award handily.Wired90Refined and almost perfectI tend to bump the screen with my palm and find the focus point is way off in the corner when I bring it to my face. Luckily it's easy to disable the touchscreen altogether, and with the wealth of customizable buttons, I don't miss it at all. In fact, the longer I used the X100V, the less I missed, well, anything. This is a camera that Fujifilm has been honing for years and, with the X100V, the company has nailed it.Pocket-Lint80The fixed-lens championYou might need to be as rich as a king to buy one, but then the X100V is indeed king of the fixed-lens compacts. Close-up shooting at wide-open aperture settings is still a problem, but the addition of a bracket-mounted touchscreen show that Fuji is evolving this series for the better.Camera Jabber90Fujifilm X100V ReviewFujifilm has retained the high-quality feel, retro looks and traditional exposure controls that we love about the X100 line but made the X100V a little more versatile and up to date with a tilting touchscreen that makes composing images and adjusting settings that bit easier. The fixed focal length lens isn't for everyone, but it's a nice bright optic that captures plenty of detail. It's not the sort of compact camera that you slip in your jeans pocket, and its price is pretty steep, but it's a joy to use.TechRadar90A special camera that's the best of its kindThe perfect compact camera for the smartphone age, the X100V is a great street photography sidekick that takes the series to new heights. Its tilting screen brings some welcome versatility, while the new sensor, autofocus system and viewfinder make it a fun, engaging travel camera. The fixed focal length won't be for everyone and it's relatively pricey, but the X100V is the best premium compact you can buy.Camera Labs80Fujifilm X100V reviewWith its fifth generation, the Fujifilm X100V finally fulfils the ambition and promise of the original concept. Since day-one back in 2010 it’s delivered one of Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensors in an attractive compact and retro-styled body with a fixed lens, hybrid viewfinder and virtually silent leaf shutter, but while this was enough to attract a passionate following with street photographers, earlier models disappointed in other respects, most notably with a soft lens at close range and lack of weather-sealing; I also personally felt it could be further improved with a tilting screen.Digital Camera World90Fujifilm X100V reviewWe were expecting Fujifilm to put its latest 26.1-megapixel sensor into the new X100V, but the company has done a lot more besides. The X100V has a new, sharper lens to do justice to the latest sensor and the tilting touchscreen on the back makes this camera much easier to use at awkward angles, without compromising its slimline design. The improved autofocus and 4K video capabilities bring this classic camera design right up to date.ePHOTOzine100Fujifilm X100V ReviewThe Fujifilm X100V delivers pretty much everything you could want from a premium classic style camera. There's a high-resolution 26mp sensor, with excellent noise performance. Color reproduction and options are outstanding, and the camera gives a unique hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder so that you can truly have the best of both worlds. If you're a fan of video, then the camera almost gives you what you want.Photography Blog90Fujifilm X100V ReviewEverything on the X100V is faster, sharper, and more capable than on its predecessors, from the new lens to the new sensor, from the improved viewfinder to the more versatile LCD screen, and from stills to video performance. It may look very similar to the X100F, but almost everything has been inspected, picked apart and amped up for this latest generation.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE2 ReviewsDaniel90April 16, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetDaniel90April 16, 2020Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget