Each of the four previous cameras in Fujifilm’s iconic X100 series of digital compacts has been easy to carry, simple to use, and capable of producing fantastic photos. The latest iteration, the X100V ( 9/10, WIRED Recommends), drives the dart even deeper into the bull’s-eye. The design is centered around a new f/2 lens that keeps the image sharp all the way to the edge of the frame while absorbing every available photon. A new tilting screen allows easy shooting from the hip (attention street photographers!) or overhead. Along with a speedier autofocus, brighter hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder, and a wider array of manual controls, that means you’re more likely to capture the shot that’s in your mind’s eye.
The output of the 24-megapixel APS-C sensor is aided by the subtle filtering of the camera’s digital film simulations. I know what you’re thinking, but this ain’t Instagram; they match the look of the company’s beloved negative film. I can never choose between monochrome and color, so I shoot in film-simulation bracket mode to capture the same shot in three variations. Call it my indecisive moment.
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