For the past month or so, we have been hearing rumors that Fujifilm could be close to announcing a new compact camera in the form of the Fujifilm X100V. For those who have been looking forward to the camera, you’ll be pleased to learn that it has since been officially announced.
The X100V marks the fifth camera in the X100-series, where the camera succeeds the X100F that was released a couple of years ago. While for the most part, it looks the same on the outside, Fujifilm has made some changes to its design. For example, they have opted to use aluminum for the top and bottom plates of the camera, a first for the X100-series.
It will also sport a two-way tilting LCD, which once again would be a first for the X100 cameras, and it also seems that the company has opted to do away with the directional buttons on the back of the camera. Instead, the X100V will feature a touchscreen display, which we imagine might take some getting used to if you’re more comfortable with physical buttons.
Fujifilm has also improved on the lens of the camera, where it will still come with a 23mm f/2 lens, but it will instead feature two aspherical lens elements that are said to improve on sharpness. The camera also uses the same 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor that is found on the company’s flagship cameras, so you should in theory be able to expect similar quality.
As for pricing and availability, the Fujifilm X100V will be going on sale later this month where it is priced at $1,399.99 and will also be available in either black or silver.