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Why X100V is the Perfect Street Photography Camera

Why is FUJIFILM X100V so good for street photography? Renowned street photographer, Rinzi Ruiz, fills us in

Many photographers believe FUJIFILM X100V is the perfect camera for street photography, so we got in touch with longtime X100 series advocate and renowned street photographer, Rinzi Ruiz, to find out why.

Rinzi has spent years on the streets of LA, creating striking images in his signature black & white style. As it’s the system he learned on, Rinzi’s love for the X100 series developed alongside his love for photography. With its external dials and user-friendly controls, he could easily experiment with different exposure settings until he found the combination that let him create beautiful results.

With such a long history in the genre, along with his unrivaled knowledge of the X100 series, who better to tell us why X100V is the perfect street photography camera? 

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Photo © Rinzi Ruiz

Portability

“Aside from functionality and image quality, what I value most in a camera is portability – the ability to have it on me all the time. OK, so not all the time, but a camera that I can easily take with me when I leave the house to run errands or to go on a photo walk. X100V is perfect for me in that respect. I can just carry it around my neck and it’s ready for when the moment hits.”

Simplicity

“X100V embodies the whole idea of one camera, one lens. To not have to really think about what combination of body and lenses I’m going to bring with me is a relief and helps me to focus on the act of observing and having fun taking photos.”

Versatility

“The redesigned FUJINON XF23mmF2 lens is such a diverse optic for street and event photography. Moving my feet allows me to get a wider view for an environmental shot, get in closer for a portrait shot, or use its close focusing distance to get a detail shot.”

Durability

“The optional weather-resistance has to be one of my top three features. There were times where I’d be traveling and, because the previous models were not weather-resistant, I didn’t take the camera out with me or had to make sure it didn’t get too wet. Now that it’s an option, I can take X100V anywhere, in any weather, and not worry at all.”

Speed

“The updated autofocus is now on a par with the X-T3, and that means being able to accurately autofocus in very low-light situations like a candlelit room [-5EV].”

Subtlety

“At first, I didn’t think the rear tilting LCD touchscreen would be right for this type and style of camera, but it is designed so well. Not extended, it keeps with the original look and feel. When tilted, it extends just enough to ensure the viewfinder doesn’t block the view when looking down on it at waist level. This means the LCD can be easily and quickly accessed for use at waist level when you need to be discreet while shooting on the street.”

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Photo © Rinzi Ruiz

Overall

“I’d recommend this camera to any documentary and street photographers. It’s small, unassuming, lightweight, and the XF23mmF2 lens is a great focal length – a classic documentary field of view of 35mm in full-frame terms.

“It’s perfect for travel, street, personal, fun, and even for work. It’s a good-looking, stylish camera that doesn’t hold back with features. X100V is awesome.”

Compare X100 series models

X100V

Resolution
26.1 megapixels
Sensor
X-Trans CMOS 4
Native ISO Range
160-12800
AF points
425
EVF Resolution
3.69 million dots
Video Functionality
4K at 30P
Continuous Shooting Speed (Fps)
11
Weight
478g

X100F

Resolution
24.3 megapixels
Sensor
X-Trans CMOS III
Native ISO Range
200-12800
AF Points
325
EVF Resolution
2.36 million dots
Video Functionality
Full HD at 60P
Continuous Shooting Speed (Fps)
8
Weight
469g

X100T

Resolution
16.3 megapixels
Sensor
X-Trans CMOS II
Native ISO Range
200-6400
AF Points
49
EVF Resolution
2.36 million dots
Video Functionality
Full HD at 60P
Continuous Shooting Speed (Fps)
6
Weight
440g

X100S

Resolution
16.3 megapixels
Sensor
X-Trans CMOS II
Native ISO Range
200-6400
AF Points
49
EVF Resolution
2.36 million dots
Video Functionality
Full HD at 60P
Continuous Shooting Speed (Fps)
6
Weight
445g

FinePix X100

Resolution
12.3 megapixels
Sensor
CMOS
Native ISO Range
200-6400
AF Points
49
EVF Resolution
1.44 million dots
Video Functionality
Full HD at 60P
Continuous Shooting Speed (Fps)
5
Weight
445g

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