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Fuji launches the super-chic X100V

Replacement for the X100F boasts some interesting new features…

When it comes to super-chic street photography cameras, no brand seems to be more committed than Fuji, who have followed up the popular X100F with the all-new X100V, which features a new fixed 23mm f/2 lens.

So what’s new? Well, first up is an all-new back-illuminated X-TRANS CMOS 4 APS-C sensor that serves up 26-megapixels of resolution, up from 24-MP on the X100F. The X100V also features an internal ND filter that’s good for 4-stops, enabling photographers to slow the shutter speed down without needing to carry around additional filters.

Fuji says the autofocus system has been improved and includes face/eye AF, along with the ability to focus down to -EV5, meaning the X100V can lock onto subjects in incredibly low light. Images can be composed using the 3.69M dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) or via a 2-way tilting rear touch-sensitive LCD screen.

The X100V features weather resistance for the first time, but this is only when the optional AR-X100 adapter ring and the PRF-49 protection filter are attached to the camera, which will cost photographers extra.

When it comes to video, the X100V can shoot 4K video at up to 30 frames per second or 120fps at Full HD, meaning slow motion sequences can be created at decent resolution. Aspiring film-makers can also record 10-bit, 4:2:2 colour externally via the HDMI port and use Fuji’s film simulation features to footage too.

Available in two colour combos (black and silver), the X100V is expected to ship from late February with a price-tag of $1,399/£1,299.