This is not a review on the X100V, just a few thoughts.
I do love the feel of the camera, and how engaging it is to shoot with.
Its a wonderful camera for street photography with its 35mm equivalent lens, great sensor and responsive focus. It produces beautiful Jpgs that don’t require any editing to use, and you can shoot RAW to give other processing options as well.
There are a number of other cameras that share these attributes though. One of the understated attributes of the X100V is that it can automatically pair with a Fuji Instax printer allowing you to print your photos immediately on the street.
That can be a tremendous advantage when you’re doing street portraits and someone asks for a copy of the photo. This is very common in poorer areas of Indonesia, especially if you take a family photo.
Honestly the smiles you get when you unexpectedly pull a photo print out of your bag are wonderful.
The earlier versions of these printers had annoying, short life batteries. The current versions charge with USB and its good to go forever. It fits easily in a camera bag pocket together with an extra film cartridge or two, and weighs next to nothing.
Obviously Instax film doesn’t have the same sharpness or vivid colours as a professional print, but it is instant, and so are the smiles.
As a combination for street photography Fuji’s system is incredibly fun and I highly recommend it.
Zack Arias has a good overview of the printer itself below. He talks about the fun of generating engagement in a studio / work setting, but it sounds the same as you’d get using this for street photography or at a party.