The Fuji X100V just became an even better camera than it was on Tuesday. That's because Fuji provided a firmware update to 2.0. The two things that I wanted and now have in the camera are:
1. You can now use the digital tele-converter feature, which gives you an interpolated 50mm and 70mm set of focal lengths in addition to your basic 35mm (equivalent to ff) in Jpeg, when shooting in Raw + Jpeg. When setting the controls to Jpeg+Raw you'll get the cropped and interpolated Jpeg file as well as the full size raw file. If the Jpeg works you can forget the Raw. If you decide to change your mind after the fact --- there's the raw file. I thought the feature worked great in Jpeg but now I'm shooting in Raw+Jpeg and loving the "safety net" of the Raw file; just in case. (updated at 4:17 pm. Trial and error). The teleconverter mode is not available with the camera set to manual focus because you have to choose whether the lens ring will give you focusing (MF) or focal lengths (S, C, AF).
2. When Fuji launched the camera they included an internal, four stop neutral density filter. We all cheered. Then we found out that you could only use it for photographs and we boo'ed a bit. NDs are great for video but not as useful for stills. Now we can cheer again because the ND is enabled for video. Yay!
(added at 4:21 pm CST). One more feature that I forgot to mention when I first uploaded this is that the camera will now work as a web camera for things like Zoom. Much better than the camera in my laptop.
These additions make the X100V an even better, all around travel and street camera for those who want to travel light but still shoot big.
I'm heading out to shoot samples now.
Fuji owners, it's here: https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/support/download/