ThePhoBlographer: Fujifilm X100V Review

The Fujifilm X100V started it all for Fujifilm X cameras and it has improved quite a bit since its launch. Above the ThePhoBlographer reviews, it’s latest iteration, and below is a summary of the above points. I have personally always loved this camera and still feel it is one of the best cameras Fujifilm makes today.


  • Feels good in the hand
  • Focuses quickly but the all wide tracking needs a revamp
  • Beautiful overall
  • I like this new ISO dial
  • So simple to use
  • Image quality is nice so far
  • Built in ND filter option
  • With the right tweaks the autofocus can be very good for street. I recommend tweaking the tracking sensitivity and using a specific spot set to the largest area and in the center. Then AF-C Mode.
  • I’m finding autofocus with the OVF to be faster than with the EVF
  • Touchscreen focusing is wonderful in protests
  • At $1,349, it’s very worth it


  • Battery life drains too fast
  • Could use a leatherette grip and not this plastic fantastic stuff
  • Exposure compensation dial needs a lock button
  • Touchscreen menu is needed
  • Maybe even a few more Fn buttons
  • Viewfinder diopter adjustment doesn’t lock
  • When you set the camera to viewfinder only for shooting and LCD for playback, the menu system works only in the viewfinder.
  • There are situations where Image Stabilization would really benefit this camera due to the quick “hit and run” style of shooting
  • LCD needs to adapt to lighting automatically
  • Autofocus suffers in very low lighting and in zone setting. You need to use the focus point setting otherwise. This is where Canon and Sony are ahead still.

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