This is my walkaround camera. It goes where I go. As I commute to my photoshoots, this lives on my wrist. As I travel internationally, this lives on my wrist. While photographing for Tattoos of Asia, this lives on my wrist. You get the point. This tiny little camera goes absolutely everywhere with me.
Could you get a technically more capable camera for the money? Sure. Would it feel the same? Not likely. This is a camera that makes me want to make photographs. It simplifies image-making down to the essentials and allows me to focus specifically on photography. The X100V really gets to the bottom of what image making is about and lets you focus on that.
While I use the built-in lens for most of my photography, I do also own the TCL and WCL conversion lenses for when I just want to take this camera with me and not one of my larger bodies. When this set is coupled with my Haida M7 filter kit, it becomes an extremely capable yet extremely portable kit.
Is it worth the upgrade from the X100F? For me, absolutely. The improved lens, autofocus, and screens are all huge benefits for me. Most of the other upgrades I could take or leave. They don’t have a big impact on my work.
My Review of the X100V: