Fuji X100V review: photographers and photography enthusiasts are “poisoned”
In 2020, many camera manufacturers have been affected by the epidemic, and they have heard that R&D is blocked, and the release of new phones is delayed. In this environment, Fuji has released new models such as X-T4 and X100V, which were all exposed by netizens overnight. It also indicated that the two production lines of XT and XH will continue to launch new models, and the sales of medium format GFX systems far exceed those. expected. The current environment is no different from sailing against the current, but it can advance all the way and admire it. Fuji has its own unique martial arts, retro body design, infused with humanistic concepts, with its own color science for many years, and a very toxic film simulation function. Today’s evaluation is the treasure camera X100V that integrates these all into one.
Fuji has always adhered to its core competitiveness. You take your powerful functions and muscles, and I take my light luxury taste, and use my own color science and beautiful appearance design for many years to please consumers. Fuji represents the pure film pedigree and perfectly embodies the Japanese colors. Today, with the rapid development of digital camera technology, when various manufacturers fight with black technology gods, Fuji relies on its own unique color style to occupy a very important position in the market.
All of Fuji’s products are beautiful in every aspect. If Fuji dares to say that he is second in this regard, then no one can easily say that he is first.
1. Real shots of Fuji X100V new lens evaluation proofs
The first four generations of the X100 series all use the same lens. This time the X100V has finally been upgraded on the lens. The X100 series lens cannot be replaced, so this upgrade of the lens can be said to be a big improvement.
This newly designed lens is still a 23mmF2.0 fixed focus lens. The weak point of the first four generations of the X100 series is the macro image quality. After the enhancement and improvement of the lens this time, the macro performance has been significantly improved.
So the editor took two photos The sample tested the macro image quality, and it turned out to be very good. The upgraded lens combined with the X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor presents very rich details. The X100V seems to be able to squeeze into the “several hairy” level.
Next is the time to show the real technology of the camera. The X100V has built-in 17 film simulation modes, which gives the photos a colorful and straight-out effect. You don’t even need to output RAW format, just use JPG format. Can achieve amazing results.
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Many friends will say that other cameras will do the next post Isn’t it the same to set LUTs and add some filters to have this effect? It’s not that simple. Fuji’s color science has been developed for 86 years. These are classic film modes that are widely loved around the world. When you take a good-looking photo and want to share it with everyone, if the JPG straight out can achieve amazing results, would you choose to spend a lot of effort to pull RAW into the computer for post-production. In X100V’s digital film simulation mode, the classic Neg. It is my favorite and the most sought after model. The light color is yellowish, the green is darker, the Japanese feel is full and poisonous!
The following are more real shot proofs, shooting in various film simulation modes and then JPG straight out, using natural light without any supplementary light.
Because there is no fill light, the real environment is relatively dark. I have to admire the X100V. Low light performance.
二. Appreciation of Fuji X100V Appearance
It has been 10 years since the release of the X100 series. At that time, the first generation of the X100 series received unanimous praise from the market when it was released. The retro style of the literary and artistic model has impressed many consumers. By. From the 1st generation to the current V generation, the appearance has been kept more consistent, the body that looks timeless and timeless, the classic and intuitive control, can reflect the sophisticated design of Fuji everywhere. X100V adds dust and waterproof function for the first time, but the lens is not waterproof, you need to install AR-X100 adapter ring and PRF-49 protection filter to achieve waterproof effect. Of course, this is just protection in the natural environment, don’t take it for diving.
There are two official X100V colors, namely all black and silver-black in the hands of the editor. Take this silver-black as an example, the top and bottom are made of carefully polished aluminum plates, and the middle is a very textured imitation leather, which is officially called a satin coating. It has a good grip and has a good anti-slip effect. The combination of these two materials makes the fuselage very elegant.
X100V puts all the control buttons on the top. On the leftmost side of the front is a customizable command dial. Press directly for about 1.512 seconds to quickly enter the custom menu, which is very user-friendly. Next to the turntable is the EVF/OVF switch lever. Press it down to set the custom function of the lens control ring.
This viewfinder is the soul of a rangefinder camera. The advantage of a rangefinder camera is that it is smaller, lighter, and less shocking. OVF/EVF can be switched at will, in low light or strong exposure environment, as long as you choose the appropriate mode, you will not have any difficulty in framing. The EVF mode of X100V has been greatly improved. It adopts an extremely bright and high-brightness display panel, and the pixels have reached 3.69 million. The highlights and shadow details of the image are very clear and delicate, and what you see is what you get.
In auto focus mode, the lens control ring on the lens body can be customized to be set to a variety of different functions, such as white balance and film simulation. The adjustable range of the iris control ring is from F2.0 to F16. For the sake of beauty, the surface of the iris control ring is polished smoothly, so two “ears” are added to assist the rotation, and the feedback of the sense of passage is crisp when rotating.
The material of the lens cover is the same as the aluminum plate of the fuselage. However, the cover will be a bit loose. When going out to sweep the street, it is recommended to put the lens cover properly.
The back of the camera is quite simple, with only a few necessary operation buttons and dials. The display screen is a touch-controllable LCD, so most operations can be performed on the screen. Simplifying the buttons can save more space inside the camera, so the camera volume can be made smaller.
Compared with the previous generations of X100, the control area on the back is mainly canceled the cross key, some friends will find it not so convenient to control. But after use, there will be more ample space for your thumb to grasp the camera, don’t worry about pressing the cross key to cause misoperation.
The position of the Q button is set a little bit aside, you need to operate it with both hands before you dare to press it, otherwise you have to press the Q button when holding it with one hand. It always feels that the camera is about to be released. Also broken.
After pressing the Q key, you can enter the quick setting menu, and the commonly used settings are all available.
It can be said that the flip screen is now the standard configuration of the camera, and the X100 series did not have the first four generations. This time, a flip screen was finally added to the X100V, which is a precedent created by the X100 series. Fuji has always said that the X100 series is a camera for street shooting, no need to flip the screen, emm. . . How could it be possible. When shooting on the street, you need a low-angle viewfinder. Do you have to take a stance or lie on the ground to shoot? Obviously not, a good flip screen can greatly improve shooting efficiency, flip screen is really good.
Fuji has made the X100V’s flip screen very thin. When it is put away, it can be fully fitted to the body without affecting the design of the entire body. You must know how important the appearance of this camera is. There is only one way to open the flip screen, which is to open it from the small groove at the bottom left of the screen.
When the flip screen is turned on, the camera will always work with the display screen by default, even if the photosensitive part of the viewfinder is blocked, the display screen will continue to work. The advantage of this is that when you hold the camera very close to your chest, there will be no embarrassing situation of the display automatically turning off.
At the top is the classic dial control combination, which is the shutter button, exposure compensation dial and ISO shutter compound control dial. X100V is not only a good-looking appearance, but also very convenient and practical in terms of control. Aperture, shutter, ISO and exposure compensation have exclusive dials, which can quickly set professional parameters. If you are a friend who is accustomed to using the A file, operating the exposure compensation dial can also let you get the exposure you want. So in terms of exposure settings, the X100V has nothing to be picky about.
On the left side is the focus mode switch.
On the right side is the interface panel, from top to bottom is the microphone input, Type-c interface and HDMI interface.
3. Fuji X100V performance evaluation: more than just appearance
Fuji X100V adopts 26.1 million pixels APS-C frame X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor with primary color filter, native ISO The range is ISO 160-12800 and can be extended to ISO80/100/125/25600/51200. The test method is the aperture priority mode, and then set the ISO of each level to see the noise performance.
The image quality at low ISO160-800 is the cleanest. If you have the ultimate pursuit of noise control, Below ISO800 will definitely satisfy you. When the ISO rose to 1600, it can be observed from screenshot 1 and screenshot 2 that noise began to appear, but until ISO6400, the noise was not very obvious, and it was completely usable. When it comes to the most extreme ISO12800, the noise has increased significantly, but who would use ISO12800 to take pictures? For APS-C format cameras, it is already an excellent performance.
Four. PConline evaluation summary
After ten years of hard work, X100V can be said to be the best X100 series model today. From sensor to lens, from control panel to flip screen, Everywhere is evolving, and CMOS and CPU have even reached the same level as Fuji’s own flagship product X-Pro3. Powerful performance and retro-looking look, this is the answer to the street sweeper.
X100V is the first one in the editor The Fuji camera, which is used in more depth, did not have any special emotions for this X100V before the evaluation, but after I did this evaluation, it impressed me. It is indeed a camera that can make people go shopping. . The positioning of the X100V is mainly aimed at street-sweeping, travel, and other relatively literary youth themes. I usually shoot more products and rarely touch photography of this type of theme. But after using this X100V, I always have a thought The urge to take it out more to take pictures, it has this kind of magic in its body.
Every successful product has its own story, and Fuji can tell this story well. When you pick up the X100V and walk to the street, it can affect your mood in taking pictures and let you slowly enjoy the fun of taking pictures. The X100V’s retro rangefinder design and film simulation allow you to jump out of the impetuous era and calm down and feel the feelings of the classic film era. X100V is a feeling.
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