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What would you change in the successor to X100V?

fotosean

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Personally, I wouldn't change much, as for me it is the perfect travel and street photography camera.

  1. IBIS would change the form of the X1xxX too much, and I don't think IBIS is all that much needed in that type of a body, so hard pass there.
  2. I would like to see the button joystick, though. I don't at all have any issues with the current menu system, or even the finger slide way to access menu settings or functions. But the joystick would be a bonus.
  3. The current lens is fantastic. It is what really set aside the X100V from the X100F, which I thought was a very good camera. If it comes down to it, I wouldn't change it for any other. 28mm FF equiv. is something I would definitely consider though, as long as they kept it at f/2
  4. Front panel MCS like the XT-5/4/3, would be nice, but again it would change the form factor. Could this be incorporated as a function setting with a button joystick on the rear panel?
  5. Assuming either the new sensor in the X-H2S or the X-HS/XT-5 will be in the successor; I'd opt for the 40 mpx sensor. a stacked sensor would change the form too much. Having said that, if they left the exact same sensor in, and made just the minor aforementioned mods,
 
Personally, I wouldn't change much, as for me it is the perfect travel and street photography camera.

  1. IBIS would change the form of the X1xxX too much, and I don't think IBIS is all that much needed in that type of a body, so hard pass there.
  2. I would like to see the button joystick, though. I don't at all have any issues with the current menu system, or even the finger slide way to access menu settings or functions. But the joystick would be a bonus.
  3. The current lens is fantastic. It is what really set aside the X100V from the X100F, which I thought was a very good camera. If it comes down to it, I wouldn't change it for any other. 28mm FF equiv. is something I would definitely consider though, as long as they kept it at f/2
  4. Front panel MCS like the XT-5/4/3, would be nice, but again it would change the form factor. Could this be incorporated as a function setting with a button joystick on the rear panel?
  5. Assuming either the new sensor in the X-H2S or the X-HS/XT-5 will be in the successor; I'd opt for the 40 mpx sensor. a stacked sensor would change the form too much. Having said that, if they left the exact same sensor in, and made just the minor aforementioned mods,
I am not sure what you mean by a button joystick, but my X100V. does have a joystick. Personally I would not change anything on the X100V, I think it is a very desirable camera.
 
I mixed that up with a different thought sorry. of course it has a button. I meant the d-pad the X100F had. It would be nice to have both.
But if one of the other? I'd prefer the joystick. I don't mind the swipe vs the d-pad, just takes some getting used to.
 
1. I'm guessing that any successor would have the new X-Trans 40mp sensor in it. For me, that would be a bonus but not a deciding factor in a purchase decision. Of the XH2/XH2S models, I'm much more tempted by the stacked sensor of the XH2S, for different reasons (totally different body, for different purposes.
2. I don't find the battery life all that bad, especially if one is willing to invest a bit more in OEM Fujifilm batteries vs. cheaper 3rd party options. Over time, they hold out better and after a year of using, they justify the extra cost, IMHO. I can't remember the last time I actually had to hot-swap out batteries in full days of shooting.
 
My only wish: lower the price.
Well, yeah, that's the big question. Assuming the 40 mp sensor will be in the successor, with an according jump in price...adding IBIS would precipitate another price increase, in addition to making the body much larger.

Now you're talking a fixed lens camera that is getting into the price range around $2K.

The positive that would come would be that maybe the TikTok craze that blew up the prices on the X100V will eventually subside (I think that's being seen already on the used market at places like MPB and KEH here stateside) and a successor would have a corresponding effect. I'm very much hoping that as rumored, Leica will soon announce the Q3, as I've always lusted after a Q2, just don't feel like having to sell a kidney to get one ;)
 
I don't find the battery life all that bad, especially if one is willing to invest a bit more in OEM Fujifilm batteries vs. cheaper 3rd party options.
Personally I do not prefer using third party batteries, but I guess that is an option.
 
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