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The Fujifilm X100V Black is a 26.1-megapixel compact camera for street and reportage photographers, from advanced to expert. In addition, you can record detailed 4K videos with it. The X100V has a fixed 23mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0. Combined with the relatively large APS-C sensor, this makes the camera very light-sensitive. With the aperture ring, dials, and buttons, the design looks a lot like that of an old-fashioned analogue camera.
The camera has 425 autofocus points spread out over nearly the entire field of vision. This ensures a fast and precise focus from point to point. Thanks to the integrated face and eye detection, the camera automatically focuses on the face or the eyes. This way, you don't have to move the autofocus point yourself with the joystick while you photograph your model.
Thanks to the crop factor of 1.5x, the fixed 23mm lens corresponds with a focal length of 35mm. This is ideal for street and reportage photography. With the maximum aperture of f/2.0, you can create a soft background blur. This way, the subject really stand out from the background. The lens has a built-in ND filter of 4 stops, which lets you photograph in broad daylight with f/2.0 if the fastest shutter speed of the camera isn't enough. Thanks to the APS-C sensor and a good noise reduction with high ISO values, the X100V is also suitable for darker situations.
The X100V uses a leaf shutter. The advantage of a leaf shutter is that it's built into the lens, so the camera retains its compact size. A leaf shutter is also very silent in use, so you won't be as noticeable during street photography. In addition, it provides a higher flash sync speed. This way, you can use a flash with the fastest shutter speed, so you can block out the sun entirely on a sunny day and get good lighting for your model.
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