This little digital camera is the one that started my craze for compact fixed lens … and I guess that’s true for many photographers.
As with previous versions of the X100 series, the 23mm f / 2 fixed X100V is an excellent travel lens, and thanks to a wide range of enhancements, its capabilities put it on par with Fuji’s flagship models .
In a market saturated with mediocre travel cameras, the Fujifilm X100V really stands out.
For those of you who haven’t heard about this remarkable X Series camera yet, let’s take a closer look at why it’s my choice of the best compact camera in 2020.
Image quality should be at the top of the list when investigating cameras. If the final image doesn’t look noticeably better than a photo taken with your smartphone, there’s no point in spending your money on a dedicated camera.
Fortunately, the images on the Fujifilm X100V are amazing, regardless of whether you’re shooting RAW or JPEG.
I have photographed many different cameras throughout my years as a photographer, but the ones that really resonate with me are the ones that produce images with something different: that ‘X’ factor (unintended pun!)
With the Fujifilm X100V, a combination of Fujifilm’s legendary imaging expertise, the new and exclusive 23mm version 2 f / 2 lens (35mm equivalent) and the latest 26.1MP X-Trans sensor delivers rich and contrasting images with excellent skin tones. .
The white balance on the Fujifilm X100V is actually even better than the over $ 2,000 professional DSLRs I used to use for wedding photography.
When shooting wide at f / 2, the bokeh is beautiful, with a subject separation that is normally only reserved for cameras with much larger sensors (and lenses) – this camera’s sensor is APS-C, but I would forgive him for assuming that ‘shooting full screen: the image quality is really impressive.
The image quality directly from the camera on the Fujifilm X100V is really so good that it is one of the few cameras that I feel comfortable shooting with only JPEG.
Thanks to Fuji’s 17 film simulations, as well as new chrome and blue chrome color effects, you can create striking and contrasting images that appear to have been taken on your favorite Fujifilm film material with a 35mm film camera .
Film simulations are much better than any other small camera system on the market. Fujifilm’s knowledge of film stocks has clearly come into play here, with a film simulation that is simply unrivaled … and lots of fun.