The Fujifilm X-E4 VS Fujifilm X100V — Which One Is Right For You?
Two similar cameras take on the duel. Both are similar in size and function, but which one is right fo you? Find out in this article below.
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These cameras are extremely popular. So much so that they're heavily back-ordered with no estimate of when they may be fully back in stock. Might we suggest reading about the Fujifilm XT5, the more dynamic X-S20, or our entire roundup of the best Fujifilm cameras?
Another day, another stellar camera hit the market right before our eyes. Man, do we love getting our hands on cold steel and sharp glass (it can’t be just us, right?!). The best part about our job is noticing such tiny details in one stellar camera body versus the other and remarking upon each’s uniqueness. Fujifilm X-series cameras never shy from the quality, and it’s an honor to be the first to get a taste.
Today, we’re comparing the likes and dislikes of Fujifilm's latest X-E4 and the X100V, two incredibly similar cameras at a glance, with one stark contrast. Which ones are for you? Find out below. As always, give us a like, comment, subscribe to our YouTube Channel, and send us some love on those product pages by leaving a review.
X-E4 APS-C Mirrorless Camera Body - Black
- Includes an interchange lens.
- Highly versatile.
- The perfect compact size.
X100V APS-C Digital Rangefinder Camera - Black
- Famously loved.
- Made for fast lifestyle and street work.
- Fixed 23mm lens.
Whether it’s your daughter’s first home run, a date-night selfie, or the look in your bestie’s eyes as they reach the summit of a remote mountain, you only have one chance to frame a special moment, so you’d better be ready! X-E4’s superfast 0.02-sec autofocus (AF) system is designed to give you that peace of mind, with precise Face and Eye Detection, dependable subject tracking performance, and near-silent operation, even in candlelight (down to -6EV). Such outstanding functionality means that X-E4 is always ready for the perfect picture, no matter how spontaneous it may be. X-E4 makes doing this easy with its unique, 1.62 million dot, 180° tilting LCD touchscreen. Simply flip the screen upwards, and you can be certain selfies are always perfectly composed. Moreover, X-E4’s advanced Face and Eye Detection AF automatically ensures the focus is where it matters.
What We Love:
Perfect Size for Any Occasion
With the passage of time, the smallest moments can develop into the most powerful memories – that’s why it’s important to preserve them with the best possible tool.
All Around Extremely Versatile
At the heart of X-E4 sits the same 26.1-megapixel, back-side illuminated X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor that you’ll find in our flagship, professional-level X Series cameras, providing rich colors, wide dynamic range, and outstanding low-light performance.
This One Has an Interchangeable Lens
X-E4 is compatible with Fujifilm’s popular line-up of XF compact prime lenses and the newly released XF27mmF2.8 R WR, which between them can provide a lightweight, durable option for countless situations.
Camera Type: Mirrorless
Best For: At-the-hip street scenes on the fly, family portraits at any event, friends laughing, dogs playing, backyard sessions, product photography, and general lifescapes that you feel fit.
X-E4 APS-C Mirrorless Camera
Wanting great image quality and low-light performance, wide dynamic range, simple controls at a reasonable price? The Fujifilm X-E4 Mirrorless Camera brings itBuy for $849.00
Versatile, volant, and viable, the black Fujifilm X100V is the fifth-generation of the X100 series, blending impressive imaging capabilities, a distinct design with an apt prime wide-angle lens, and a flexible feature-set to suit an array of shooting needs. Utilizing a proven and well-regarded APS-C-format 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, the X100V is capable of high-resolution recording along with support for DCI/UHD 4K video, sensitivity from ISO 160-12800, and continuous shooting up to 11 fps with the mechanical shutter. The BSI design of the sensor affords reduced noise and greater overall clarity and is paired with the X-Processor 4 to achieve fast performance and improved responsiveness.
What We Love:
Incredible Color Emulations
Fuji is no stranger to incredible JPEGs straight from the sensor’s source, making it easy for edits on the fly.
23mm F/2.0 fixed lens works swimmingly for shooting lifestyle imagery since it actually turns into a 35mm equivalent on a full-frame sensor (important to note that the 100V is a cropped mirrorless sensor!).
Significant Improvement from the X100F
This lens is a significant upgrade from the design used on previous X100 cameras while maintaining the same overall size and compatibility with legacy WCL/TCL conversion lenses and retaining its internal ND filter that now features 4 stops.
Camera Type: Mirrorless
Lens Used: 23mm F/2.0 Fixed Lens (35mm Equivalent on a Full-Frame Sensor)
Best For: Street scenes, wide angle portraits, lifestyle images, Instagram sponsored posts, short GIF’s made with its video capabilities, and on-the-go captures.
X100V APS-C Digital Rangefinder Camera
Looking for that perfect street photography camera? The Fujifilm X100V is the perfect compact camera for you with its 23mm lens and great autofocusBuy for $1,399.00
One of my favorite things Fujifilm does with all of their X-series cameras is that they always use that same sensor as a consistent quality measure across their tech. So, these cameras have many similarities, and you’re essentially just purchasing form factors at your price point. They understand their audience, and well — because they understand that people want use-made cameras, they don’t choose to upsell you on megapixels and full imagery specs that ultimately have only a spectacle of uniqueness.
While, yes, both the X-E4 and the X100V are virtually the same looking camera body. They are similar in size; the X-E4 allows for interchangeable lenses creating a more versatile approach to filmmaking and photography. This is perhaps the largest, most impacting difference between the two bodies. The X100V, while the most gracious, pocket-sized, high-quality tool, lacks the versatility of the X-E4 with its special lens variety.
The X-E4 is ultimately invaluable for beginners needing a camera that offers a varietal range to capture from because it’s less niche than the X100V and is ultimately more dynamic. It’s the perfect travel camera for those needing a photo-first tool to strap around their necks on casual walks, basic portraits, backyard events, parties (when they're safe again… *sigh*), and mild hikes.
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