Fujifilm X100VI rumors and leaks have been ramping up over the previous week – and that's excellent news, contemplating the premium compact digital camera is likely one of the most enjoyable cameras of 2024.
However how precisely is that this rumored successor to the Fujifilm X100V – a digital camera that’s troublesome to purchase in lots of areas after its wild success TikTok – to enhance the basic sequence?
The X100 vary has been going sturdy since 2010, however the newest hypothesis means that this sixth mannequin will nonetheless handle to get some key enhancements. Due to a abstract of the specs leaked by Fuji Rumors, we've damaged down the primary methods the X100VI is predicted to enhance on its predecessor beneath.
As at all times, there are doubtless some small trade-offs for these advances, so we've rounded these up beneath as nicely. The brief reply? If these rumors are true – and Fuji Rumors has a reasonably good story – the X100VI may take the highest spot from the X100V in our information to the perfect compact cameras.
And which means we're fairly enthusiastic about it, regardless of the rumored worth hike to $1,599 (which most likely converts to round £1,499 / AU$2,649)…
1. Extra decision and cropping potential
The fashions of the X100 sequence are very compact “premium”, and one of many causes for that is their massive APS-C sensors. Within the case of the X100VI, it’s rumored to have the identical 40MP APS-C X-Trans V sensor because the Fujifilm X-T5 and Fujifilm X-H2.
It's an awesome deal. We discovered the sensor carried out very nicely in our Fujifilm X-T5 assessment, serving up pretty clear photos as much as ISO 3200 regardless of that top decision. And the additional advantage of a 40MP sensor is the cropping potential, which is especially helpful you probably have a hard and fast 23mm f/2 lens like within the X100 sequence.
Fuji Rumors claims that the X100VI can have the identical 23mm f/2 lens as its predecessors, which must be as much as the problem of resolving all these further particulars.
2. Higher autofocus
The Fujifilm X100VI will doubtless mix its new 40MP sensor with the corporate's newest X Processor 5, in keeping with Fuji Rumors. If that’s the case, the primary profit that it will deliver is a big enhance in autofocus efficiency in comparison with its predecessor.
This comes within the type of improved face/eye detection for portraits and road taking pictures, plus the arrival of topic detection (for animals, birds, vehicles and extra). Fujifilm has by no means been the highest canine for autofocus efficiency and lots of X100 customers choose to make use of a standard method referred to as “zone focus” to keep away from counting on autofocus.
But it surely's truthful to say that the attraction of the X100 sequence has broadened in recent times, and the improved autofocus may actually assist newer converts get extra keepers than earlier than.
3. Stabilization of the picture within the physique
This is perhaps the largest high quality of life improve within the Fujifilm X100VI. Fuji Rumors is fairly assured that the X100VI can have in-body picture stabilization (IBIS), which might be a primary for the X100 sequence.
IBIS means with the ability to shoot at slower shutter speeds when handheld, which implies maintaining your ISO decrease – and which generally means cleaner photos. It's notably helpful with high-resolution sensors just like the 40MP mentioned to be within the X100VI, as they’ll wrestle greater than lower-resolution sensors at excessive ISO settings.
Presumably, both the identical IBIS system because the one within the Fujifilm X-T5 (above), or a variation of it. The penalty appears to be a fractionally thicker physique for the X100VI (extra on that beneath), however it's a trade-off we'll completely take.
4. A quicker digital shutter
One other good thing about that rumored inclusion of the X Processor 5 on the Fujifilm X100VI seems to be some elevated digital shutter pace, quoted at a most of 1/180,000s (in comparison with 1/32,000s on the X100V ).
In principle, this implies higher potential for capturing split-second motion moments with the brand new X100 digital camera. The disadvantages of digital shutters (rolling shutter distortions and banding in synthetic mild) may make this a comparatively area of interest improve for many shooters. But it surely seems like a sensible added bonus all the identical.
5. Extra movie simulations
One of many nice charms of the Fujifilm X100 sequence is that it appears to be like and acts like a movie digital camera from the Nineteen Fifties, solely with the advantages of digital comfort. Fujifilm's Movie Simulations – digital recreations of basic movies – replicate this spirit nicely and the X100VI will apparently have a beneficiant serving to of latest types to select from.
Whereas the X100V has 17 Movie Simulations, Fuji Rumors says the X100VI will enhance that quantity to twenty, due to the addition of Reala Ace, Nostalgic Destructive and Everlasting Bleach Bypass. We're notably wanting ahead to taking part in with the Reala Ace, which was launched alongside the Fujifilm GFX 100 II, because it appears to be like like a punchier tackle Provia (the usual default simulation on Fuji cameras).
6. Higher video taking pictures capabilities
The Fujifilm X100 sequence just isn’t famend for its video functionality, as it’s actually designed to be a contemporary model of the movie digital camera.
However in keeping with Fuji Rumors, there will probably be a small enhance to the X100VI's video-shooting abilities, with the addition of a 6K/30p mode (up from a most of 4K/30p on the X100V).
That may make sense given the anticipated inclusion of the digital camera of a 40MP sensor, though we have now to attend to see if the 6K mode comes with cuts or bitrate compromises. One of the best information for most individuals is that the X100VI must also have the ability to shoot 4K/60p, which implies you’ll be able to decelerate 4K clips to half pace.
What stays the identical?
These would be the six most important updates of the Fujifilm X100VI, in keeping with the newest rumors. Fortuitously, we don't have to attend too lengthy to seek out out for positive, because the digital camera is scheduled to be revealed on the Tokyo X Summit on February 20 (see the teaser beneath).
However how may the X100VI disappoint us? It appears to be like just like the digital camera can have the identical lens, battery, single UHS-1 slot, 3.69 million dot EVF and bi-directional tilt display screen because the X100V, if Fuji Rumors' sources are appropriate. And relying in your taking pictures wants, a few these might disappoint you.
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The X100VI will even apparently be 1mm thicker than its predecessor, fractionally heavier, and nonetheless be absolutely weatherproof in case you use it with adapter rings and filters. As we talked about earlier than, it’s also really helpful to be cheaper at $1,599 (which may convert to about £1,499 / AU$2,649).
Nonetheless, on stability, we’re excited concerning the mooted updates and hope that the X100VI combines the spirit and construct high quality of its predecessors with a number of the taking pictures energy of the Fujifilm X-T5. If that’s the case, we might have a winner on our fingers – however we'll deliver you all our preliminary ideas in the course of the X Summit on February twentieth.