May 23, 2024
Fujifilm X100VI initial

Fujifilm X100VI Initial Review

The Fujifilm X100VI initial is a fixed-lens camera designed for photographers, including a 40MP APS-C sensor that is stabilized and an F2 lens that is equivalent to 35mm.

Fujifilm X100VI initial Key features:

  • X-Trans 40MP BSI CMOS APS-C sensor
  • 35mm equivalent F2 lens
  • A correction of up to 6 EVs is rated for in-body IS.
  • 3.69M dot OLED screen hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder
  • Subject recognition with machine learning AF
  • 14 movie emulations
  • 6.2K video recording at 10 bits per second
  • Integrated ND filter
  • inclinable rear touchscreen

With an MSRP of $1599, the X100VI will cost $200 more than its predecessors. It is going to be accessible in early March of 2024.

What’s fresh?

The inclusion of in-body image stabilization is the primary modification made to the X100VI.

It’s interesting to note that Fujifilm claims that using the viewfinder in optical mode reduces the IS performance from 6.0EV of correction to 5.5EV of correction. We don’t know why this is happening, therefore all we can surmise is that the 6.0EV figure is obtained by evaluating photos to some extent for the shake, which doesn’t happen when the live view feed isn’t being used. If Fujifilm offers any more clarification, we will fix this.

The 40MP BSI CMOS sensor seen in the X-H2 and X-T5 will also be available for the X100VI. It’s a sensor that captures a lot of detail, and based on our initial shots, we don’t think the lens will be able to fully utilize this resolution increase.

Additionally, Fujifilm’s X Processor V, which includes topic identification algorithms taught through machine learning, is included in the VI. This indicates that the X100VI has modes for identifying vehicles, bikes, motorbikes, birds, cars, and trains. The human face and eye identification is a different mode, just like with other modern Fujifilm cameras, so if you want to switch between taking pictures of people, you’ll need to set up two buttons or locations on the Q Menu.

from camera to cloud

With its integrated Wi-Fi, the X100VI becomes the first camera from Fujifilm to support the camera-to-cloud (c-2-c) system. In addition to the standard Wi-Fi to smartphone choices, this is available. With this feature, you can connect the camera to a Wi-Fi network and then use it to publish photos and videos straight to Adobe’s cloud-based collaboration platform, Frame.io. Even with our preproduction model, we discovered that it was simple to set up and that you could choose which files you wanted to upload manually or automatically as they were created. Additionally, you may choose which file formats to upload—only JPEGs or videos, for example—or simply Raws or HEIFs, if that’s more your style.

Fujifilm X100VI initial Video:

While video has always been available on the X100 series, we haven’t heard of many users taking advantage of this feature. With virtually identical features to the X-T5 (which isn’t the brand’s most video-focused model), the X100VI allows you to record in 10 bits, capture in 6.2K resolution from a 1.23x (43mm equivalent) cropped region, or output ‘HQ’ 4K from this footage. There is a noticeable rolling shutter in this. As an alternative, sub-sampled 4K can be captured at up to 30p from the entire sensor or up to 60p with a 1.14x cut.

The X100VI now features AF tracking in video mode, similar to the newer GFX 100 II, and it isn’t limited to the subjects it has been trained to identify.

Interestingly, a lot of the settings from the movie mode are now limited to using the camera in Movie driving mode. This way, when you’re capturing stills, the menu only has one page with basic video options.

both the body and the controls

The new X100VI weighs 43g more and is 2 mm deeper than the X100V. Neither of these adjustments is visible in practice. Even now, the camera doesn’t feel that weighty.

The body’s measurements are comparable enough to allow it to remain compatible with the current LC-X100V leather camera cover. Additionally, it continues to work with the current wide-angle and teleconverter lenses. Since it employs the same lens as the previous model, weather-sealing the camera is possible with the addition of a filter and the filter ring adapter.

The X100VI’s rear screen is an improved version of the previous model’s tilting touchscreen. When raised up for waist-level shooting, it pulls away from the body and viewfinder a little bit and tilts down a bit farther (to 45° instead of 30°). Though little, the change is nonetheless appreciated.

Fujifilm X100VI initial Battery:

The NP-W126S battery used in the earlier X100 models is also used in the X100VI. With an 8.2Wh battery, the camera can take 450 pictures when changing lenses when looking via an optical viewfinder or 310 pictures when using an electronic viewfinder. The standard disclaimers apply: you should anticipate receiving about double this amount in many shooting conditions.

Fujifilm X100VI initial Sample gallery:

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