Fujifilm X100VI P&S Compact Debut Kicks Off 90th Anniversary Celebration

Fujifilm X100VI P&S Compact Debut Kicks Off 90th Anniversary Celebration

Editor's Pick: March 2024

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Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America kicked off its 90th anniversary celebration with the introduction of the Fujifilm X100VI mirrorless digital camera. Moreover, the newest model in the X100 series, the integrated-lens camera provides high-resolution imagery and enhanced video capabilities in a compact, lightweight body. Notably, it features Fujifilm’s color reproduction technology, experienced through the company’s film simulation modes.

Furthermore, the company announced a special limited edition of the X100VI P&S in celebration of Fujifilm’s 90th anniversary.

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Fujifilm X100VI

“The viral popularity of our X100 series cameras has shown us time and time again that making images is as tactile as it is technical,” said Victor Ha, vice president, Fujifiilm North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging Division. “X100VI continues this tradition by bringing our most advanced imaging technology to an image-making experience that feels organic and familiar to creatives of all levels.”

Fujifilm X100VI Key Features

The X100VI boasts a 40.2-megapixel, back-illuminated X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor. The sensor’s pixel structure allows the P&S to efficiently capture more light compared to prior X100 series cameras. Additionally, ISO 125, only an extended sensitivity option on previous X100V models, is now available natively on the X100VI. The camera also sports a fixed, 23mm f/2.0 lens.

Moreover, the X100VI comes with 20 of Fujifilm’s film simulation modes. This includes the new Reala Ace mode, which applies a range of distinctive tones to images. It also incorporates a new autofocus (AF) prediction algorithm for more reliable focusing, even when recording continuously moving subjects. The system uses the subject-detection AF X-Processor 5 to track assorted subjects. Using deep-learning AI technology, it detects animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, trains, insects as well as drones. Complementing this, the X100VI is the first in the X100 series to employ a 5-axis, in-body image stabilization function with up to 6.0 stops of compensation.

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Fujifilm X100VI

In addition, the camera’s hybrid viewfinder lets users switch between the optical viewfinder (OVF) and the electronic viewfinder (EVF). The EVF features a high-resolution OLED panel with 3.69-million dots. Plus, an electronic range finder function displays a small EVF simultaneously on the OVF. Using this feature, photographers can view either the entire frame or the area of critical focus, increasing the capabilities of a standard optical viewfinder.

Joining the EVF is an ultrathin, tiltable LCD monitor that stores in a flat position. The integrated body design also allows for a variety of shooting styles, from high to low angles. Moreover, the shape of the camera’s grip was fine-tuned to ensure a secure yet comfortable feel. Additionally, Fujifilm repositioned the buttons on the back of the P&S to maximize ease of operation with the right hand and enable comfortable shooting while using the viewfinder.

Video & Workflow Enhancements

In addition to high-res still images, the X100VI also records 6.2K/30P movies—a first for the X100 series. You can also use a tracking AF function during movie recording.

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Fujifilm X100VI

Notably, the X100VI offers accessory-free, native Camera to Cloud integration for Adobe’s Frame.io platform. This enables users to wirelessly connect any X100VI to an active Internet connection, authenticate it to Frame.io and automatically upload photos and videos just after they are created.

Compatible Accessories

Fujifilm also offers accessories to enhance the X100VI’s performance. For example, when the optional AR-X100 adapter ring (SRP $49.99, in silver or black) and the PRF-49 protection filter ($55.99) are used with the X100VI’s lens, they achieve weather resistance.

Additionally, Fujifilm’s optional LH-X100 lens hood ($139.99, in black and silver) is also compatible with the X100VI. Crafted from machined metal, the light-shielding hood will not obstruct the field of view when looking through the viewfinder.

Two separately offered Fujifilm conversion lenses also permit users to change the focal length of the X100VI’s integrated lens without altering its optical performance. The WCL-X100 II ($349.95, in silver and black) is a wide conversion lens that multiplies the fixed focal length by 0.8x, converting it to a 28mm equivalent. Conversely, the TCL-X100 II ($349.95, in silver and black) is a teleconversion lens for narrowing the field of view. It multiplies the fixed focal length by 1.4x, converting it to a 50mm equivalent.

Limited Edition X100VI Camera

What’s more, to celebrate the company’s 90th anniversary in 2024, Fujifilm is offering a special limited edition of 1,934 Fujifilm X100VI cameras worldwide. The limited-edition camera body is engraved with the corporate brand logo from Fujifilm’s founding in 1934. Each unit also bears a unique serial number. These numbered X100VI models are packaged in a special, soft-release box that includes a special strap and Fujifilm history cards.

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Limited Edition Anniversary X100VI

The standard edition X100VI will reach dealers in early March 2024. It will have a suggested retail price of $1,599.95. The X100VI Limited Edition is exclusively available directly from Fujifilm starting in late March 2024. SRP: $1,999.95.

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