Best Fujifilm cameras to buy in 2023

Sam Kieldsen and the AP team select the best Fujifilm cameras to buy in 2023, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional.

Fujifilm cameras are arguably just some of the most enjoyable things you can take pictures on right now. Many of them boast tactile, dial-based controls that reduce the amount of time you spend hunting through menus, and the JPEG output of the sensors on Fujifilm models is consistently excellent. If you like the idea of simulating classic film stocks, of creating dreamy and expressive images, and of using a lightweight system with bags of style, Fujifilm is definitely the right brand for you,

The stars of the show are the fabulous, retro-looking X-series mirrorless cameras, which all use APS-C sensors. The latest entries to this series have been hugely exciting, most recently including the mini-DSLR-styled Fujifilm X-S20, a camera that’s designed to be easy to use, but is packed with high-end features, especially for vloggers. Previous to that, we’ve seen the fabulous Fujifilm X-T5, a rugged camera that puts photographers first, as well as the high-speed Fujifilm X-H2S and the high-resolution X-H2.

And it’s not just about the X-series these days. One of Fujifilm’s most interesting design principles is that the photo industry’s obsession with full-frame is misplaced. That by virtue of being more expensive than APS-C, but also inferior in size and clarity to medium format, full-frame represents the worst of both worlds, not the best. As such, Fujifilm also offers a sublime, high-end medium format series, the Fujifilm GFX system. With large sensors designed to maximise detail and dynamic range, these cameras boast sky-high megapixel counts up to 100MP, but also benefit from mirrorless features like phase-detection autofocus, making them much more useable for different subjects than most medium format cameras

If you’re new to photo and video and are already feeling a bit lost in the technical terms, don’t worry. We’ve included plenty of beginner-friendly recommendations in our guide, with a dedicated section for bargain models you can pick up on the used market. Plus, you can also scroll to the bottom of this page for a primer on how to choose a Fujifilm camera, as well as some answers to questions readers commonly ask us about Fuji. So, without further ado, let’s get to the cameras – and once you’ve made your pick, don’t forget to pick up some of the best Fujifilm lenses.

The best Fujifilm cameras – our quick list:

The best used Fujifilm cameras:

Read on for a full breakdown of each camera on the list, starting with our standout favourite…

Best Fujifilm camera overall: Fujifilm X-T5

Fujifilm X-T5 in use

In use, the Fujifilm X-T5’s viewfinder is large, bright and clear. Image credit: Andy Westlake

At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X-mount camera
  • 40.2MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor
  • ISO 125-12,800 (ISO 64-51,200 extended)
  • 15fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $1,699 / £1,699 body only
  • Long-awaited, much-appreciated – the Fujifilm X-T5 is the best Fujifilm camera for photographers, and probably the best camera that Fujifilm has ever made. Earning a full five stars in our review, this fabulous mirrorless cameras gets a considerable resolution bump compared to the X-T4, leaping all the way up to 40MP. It’s also smaller than the X-T4, and much more similar in size to the original X-T1.

    What’s more, it also receives the must-have feature of cameras that have come out over the past year – subject-detect autofocus, an AI-powered system that can pick out particular subjects like humans or animals and lock the focus onto them with unerring accuracy.

    Cheaper than the X-H2, the X-T5 actually provides remarkable value for money once you dig into what you get. A broad ISO sensitivity range, a comprehensive autofocus system and a bangingly fast burst rate (15fps with the mechanical shutter or 20fps with the electronic shutter and 1.29x crop) – it all adds up to a camera that’s pretty much good at everything. For the same price as an old, under-specced full-frame camera, the Fujifilm X-T5 gives you bags of functionality.

    While the X-T5 shoots excellent video, in 6K no less, it isn’t really a video-focused camera, and something like the X-H2 will give video users more bang for their buck (as we’ll explore in greater detail shortly). However, the X-T5 a fabulous all-round camera, a fine achievement by Fujifilm, and a compelling argument that full-frame really isn’t everything.

    What we like:

  • Gorgeous, high-resolution image quality
  • Tough and weather-sealed
  • Classic analogue-style controls
  • What we don’t like:

  • Not everyone needs 40MP
  • Small buffer when shooting full-res RAW
  • Best for: stills shooters who want to do a bit of everything

    Read our full Fujifilm X-T5 review.

    Best Fujifilm for beginners and DSLR users: Fujifilm X-S20

    Fujifilm X-S20 in-hand (JW/AP)

    Fujifilm X-S20

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 5-axis in-body stabilisation
  • Price: $1299 / £1249 body only
  • The original Fujifilm X-S10 was a significant departure for Fujifilm, packing much of the technology from the then-flagship X-T4 into a far more compact body with more mainstream controls, notably a regular mode dial rather than a shutter speed/ISO dial. The Fujifilm X-S20 builds on this with a whole series of advances that make it well worth the extra outlay (around $300/£300 more at current prices).

    On the face of it, not much has changed, as you still get a 26MP sensor and an almost identical body design. However, a faster processor delivers vastly increased buffer depth for continuous shooting, also thanks to a UHS-II compatible card slot, new AI-driven autofocus brings automatic subject recognition and tracking, and the video capabilities get a huge boost, with 4K 60p recording, ‘open gate’ 3:2 6K video, internal 4:2:2 recording and 12-bit raw via HDMI – there’s also a headphone socket now, and a bigger battery with greatly extended shooting times.

    If you’re mainly interested in stills, the X-S20 may not offer enough of an improvement to make it worth the extra over the X-S10, but for video or hybrid shooters it’s a major upgrade. It might look like an expensive beginners camera, but it’s actually an extremely powerful hybrid tool at a ‘beginner’ price.

    The body isn’t weather-sealed, but its light weight and compact size makes the X-S20 ideal for travel photography, vlogging and other tasks where portability is key. A great all-rounder, and the perfect entry point to mirrorless cameras.

    What we like:

  • Lightweight build
  • Exceptional video specifications at this price
  • Bigger battery
  • What we don’t like:

  • No weather seals
  • No resolution increase – still 26MP
  • Best for: DSLR upgraders who don’t want full frame

    Learn more in our full Fujifilm X-S20 review.

    Best Fujifilm for landscapes: Fujifilm X-H2

    Fujifilm X-H2 with Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2 R WR lens, JW

    Fujifilm X-H2 with Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2 R WR lens, Joshua Waller

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X-mount camera
  • 40MP APS-C BSI X-Trans sensor
  • ISO 125-12,800 (ISO 64-51,200 extended)
  • Up to 20fps shooting (with 1.29x crop), 15fps uncropped
  • Price: $1,999 / £1,879 body only
  • The Fujifilm X-H2 was originally released alongside the high-speed X-H2S (which you’ll meet shortly), and at the time of release, its 40.2MP resolution made it the highest-resolution X-mount camera one could buy. Shortly after, however, the stylish X-T5 arrived, using the exact same 40.2MP CMOS 5 HR sensor and costing about $300/£200 less. So why, you might reasonably ask, would one opt for the X-H2 over the X-T5?

    A big part of the answer lies in video, in which category the X-H2 has the X-T5 licked. This was intentional on Fujifilm’s part – the X-T5 was expressly marketed as being ‘for photographers’ – so the X-H2 can record 8K 30p video with no crop in 4:2:2 10-bit, internally, for as long as 160 minutes. The X-T5 and the speedster X-H2s both top out at 6K video-wise, which is still impressive, but makes the X-H2 definitely a better choice for video shooters.

    This isn’t the whole story though. The X-H2 is also a better choice for burst-shooting, which it can do at up to 20fps using the electronic shutter and with a 1.29x crop. Yes, the X-T5 can do this too, but the difference is in the shot buffer – the X-H2 can record more than a thousand JPEGs or 400 RAWs before the burst rate starts to slow down, while the X-T5 will start to stutter after 120 JPEGs or just 19 RAWs. The X-H2 also has a class-leading fastest shutter speed of 1/180,000-sec.

    The X-H2 sits in a curious position. It’s high-res, but offers the same res as a cheaper stablemate. It’s fast, but not quite as fast as Fujifilm’s X-H2S (which, to be fair, is around $500/£500 more expensive). It might be quite a specific user who finds the X-H2 to be the perfect camera for them – but their reward will be a superb all-around camera.

    What we like:

  • Superb sensor resolution
  • Muscly video spec
  • Next-gen autofocus
  • What we don’t like:

  • High-res multi-shot can’t be processed in-camera
  • Similar feature-set to cheaper X-T5
  • Best for: Shooters who prioritise resolution and detail

    Read our full Fujifilm X-H2 review.

    Best Fujifilm camera for sports and action: Fujifilm X-H2S

    Best camera for bird photography - Fujifilm X-H2S

    Fujifilm X-H2S. Photo credit: Andy Westlake

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C stacked BSI CMOS 5 HS sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 15fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $2,499 / £2,499 body only
  • Fujifilm’s speedster flagship X-mount camera makes pains to differentiate itself from the company’s other models. Designed to be the premium, ambitious and enthusiast-friendly APS-C model in the range, the Fujifilm X-H2S offers a new stacked version of the 26.1MP sensor, as well as 6K video recording at 30fps (and 4K at up to 120fps), and 15fps continuous shooting (40fps with electronic shutter).

    AI-assisted autofocus is able to recognise many subjects by their shape – birds, cars and trains as well as humans and pets. It also supports high-speed CFexpress Type B cards as well as SD, and has the option to add a fan so that overheating doesn’t affect performance, particularly during video capture.

    It all adds up to a formidable piece of hardware that should be able to tackle the most demanding photography and video tasks.

    What we like:

  • Supports CFExpress for speed
  • AI-powered autofocus
  • Super-fast sensor readout
  • What we don’t like:

  • One of the priciest X-mount cameras
  • Best for: Premium performance across the board

    Read our full Fujifilm X-H2S review.

    Best budget Fujifilm camera: Fujifilm X-T30 II

    Best cameras for black and white - Fujifilm X-T30 Mark ii

    Fujifilm X-T30 Mark II Camera Body. Photo credit: Joshua Waller

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 8fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $899 / £799 body only
  • The replacement for the hugely popular X-T30 and yet another camera in the current range that uses the popular 26.1MP X-Trans 4 sensor and X-Processor 4, the Fujifilm X-T30 II is an entry-level model with a lot to offer for its price.

    It lacks in-body image stabilisation, while its tilting screen can’t be flipped to face forward, which detracts from its vlogging and selfie-taking potential, but its autofocus system is fast and accurate and image quality is on a par with models that share the same sensor and processor hardware (like the X-E4, X-T4 and X-S10). Video recording options include 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps.

    Where the X-S10 and X-S20 have a PASM mode dial in the style of rival manufacturers, the X-T30 II uses Fujifilm’s signature twin-dial setup, with shutter speed and exposure compensation quickly adjustable via two top-mounted dials. This does look to be the last of Fujifilm’s old-school designs, however, at least at the beginner/enthusiast end of the market, so if you want one and you find a retailer that has it in stock, you shouldn’t waste any time.

    What we like:

  • Speedy, reliable autofocus
  • Twin-dial controls
  • What we don’t like:

  • No stabilisation
  • Screen can’t face forwards
  • Best for: Shooters on a strict budget

    Read our full Fujifilm X-T30 II review where we put this camera through its paces.

    Best Fujifilm compact camera: Fujifilm X100V

    Fujifilm X100V

    Fujifilm X100V premium compact camera

    At a glance:

  • Premium compact camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • 23mm F2 lens, 35mm equivalent: 35mm
  • 11fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $1,399 / £1,349 (RRP)
  • Offering the specifications of a mirrorless camera in a fixed lens compact design, the Fujifilm X100V sports the same 26.1MP APS-C sensor and X-Processor 4 as many of its interchangeable lens stablemates. You can’t remove its 23mm lens but with a fast F2 aperture and excellent optics, it’s a fantastic performer in almost all situations (and you can use Fujifilm’s optional 0.8x and 1.4x conversion lenses to change the focal length to 28mm and 50mm equivalent respectively).

    With an 11fps continuous shooting speed (30fps with electronic shutter) it’s quick, and autofocus is swift and accurate to boot; combined with its inconspicuous size (it can fit in a jacket pocket) and easy handling, these traits make it ideal for street photography. It can be equipped with a weather resistant kit too, making it suitable for outdoor snapping all year round. It’s easy to see why this made it into our list of the best compact cameras.

    Since late 2022, the Fujifilm X100V has been undergoing something of a demand crunch after a few high-profile TikTok users recommended it as a camera capable of creating ‘film-like’ images. Stock can be tricky to get hold of, and the price has remained pretty high.

    If it’s too expensive or hard-to-find for you, check out our list of the best Fujifilm X100V alternatives.

    What we like:

  • Immensely fun to shoot with
  • Sharp fixed lens
  • Teleconverters available
  • What we don’t like:

  • Pricey for a compact
  • Stock sells out quickly
  • Best for: Uncomplicated travel and street photography

    Learn more in our Fujifilm X100V review.

    Best Medium Format Fujifilm Cameras

    Best value Fujifilm medium format camera: Fujifilm GFX50S II

    Fujifilm GFX50S II in hand (Andy Westlake)

    The Fujifilm GFX50S II is an affordable route into medium-format. Photo credit: Andy Westlake

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless G mount camera
  • 51.4MP medium format Bayer array sensor
  • ISO 50-102,400 (extended)
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilisation
  • Price: $3,199 / £2,799 body only
  • Medium format digital photography was once the preserve of the well-heeled, but the Fujifilm GFX50S II makes it more accessible than ever. With its (relatively) affordable price and compact size (it’s similar in bulk to a full-frame DSLR), it’s significantly easier to own and use than the bulky and expensive alternatives from the likes of Hasselblad and Leica.

    It’s Fujifilm’s cheapest medium format model too, and consequently falls behind its pricier brethren when it comes to autofocus capabilities, video options and continuous shooting speed. Pair it with a high-quality lens and start taking photos, however, and these niggles feel less weighty. The rich colours, fine detail and wide dynamic range on show are a revelation compared to APS-C and full-frame, and the fact you can achieve them when shooting handheld with such a small body is a huge accessibility advantage.

    What’s perhaps most remarkable about the GFX 50S II is that it’s now cheaper than a good many high-end full frame mirrorless cameras, though Fujifilm’s GFX lenses remain quite expensive.

    What we like:

  • Cheapest GFX model
  • Rich, detail-filled images
  • What we don’t like:

  • Slower than other GFX cameras
  • Best for: Landscape and fine art photography

    Read our full Fujifilm GFX50S II review.

    Best high-resolution medium format: Fujifilm GFX100S

    Fujifilm GFX100S review image

    The Fujifilm GFX100S is ideal for making large prints. Photo credit: Andy Westlake

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless G mount camera
  • 102MP medium format Bayer array sensor
  • ISO 50-102,400 (extended)
  • 5fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $5,499 / £4,799 body only
  • Another medium format camera in a surprisingly compact and easy-to-handle body, the Fujifilm GFX100S is more expensive than the GFX50S II but ups the pixel count of its huge sensor to a whopping 102MP.

    The image quality on offer here is nothing short of astonishing, with vast amounts of detail and dynamic range achievable (even when shooting handheld in less than perfect lighting conditions, thanks to the in-body image stabilisation). It can also record 4K video at 30fps, which puts it above the GFX50S II, which can only manage 1080p recording, despite the 51MP sensor.

    The GFX50S II’s affordability means it’s still a better entry-point to larger format photography, but if detail is a priority for you then the GFX100S is definitely worth the extra outlay. It currently costs no more than some high-end full-frame mirrorless cameras we could name, but offers a whole new level of resolution.

    What we like:

  • Gorgeous, astonishing image quality
  • 4K video
  • Effective stabilisation
  • What we don’t like:

  • Price inevitably a barrier
  • Best for: Enthusiast photographers who need the most detail possible

    Read our Fujifilm GFX100S review to learn more.

    Best used Fujifilm cameras

    Here, we’re picking out the Fujifilm cameras that are no longer in production or generally aren’t available to buy new, but still represent a bargain on the used market. Check out our guide to the best second-hand full-frame mirrorless camera for some more options and tips on how to get the best deals on the used market.

    Best used Fujifilm for travel: Fujifilm X-E4

    Fujifilm X-E4 in hand with lens (MT image)

    Fujifilm X-E4 in hand with 27mm lens (MT image)

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 8fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $849 / £799 or more, body only, used
  • Even though this is a fairly recent release, having debuted in 2021, there are signs that the Fujifilm X-E4 hasn’t been much of a success story. Stocks have run dry in the UK with Fujifilm seemingly in no rush to replace them, and it is already listed as discontinued in the US. Your best bet will be searching for it on the second-hand market.

    The Fujifilm X-E4 is a solid performer for both photo and video capture (it can record 4K at up to 30fps) and feels pleasingly petite when combined with a small, lightweight lens; appropriately, it’s available in a bundle with the tiny XF 27mm F2.8 pancake prime. However, there are a few reasons why you may want to consider some of Fujifilm’s other models before this one.

    For starters, the X-E4 doesn’t have in-body image stabilisation – likely a result of its smaller body lacking the space for the necessary components. The body shape is more akin to a rangefinder camera than the DSLRs that inspired the X-T series or the X-S series, and this means handling and controls aren’t quite as intuitive as they could be (you can buy optional grips to make the X-E4 sit more securely in your hands, but this will add to the cost, raising the question of why you shouldn’t just spend the extra money on a camera with a better grip already).

    What we like:

  • Pairs well with light lenses
  • Stylish rangefinder looks
  • What we don’t like:

  • No stabilisation
  • Grip can be awkward
  • Best for: Inconspicuous street and travel photography

    Read more in our full Fujifilm X-E4 review.

    Best used Fujifilm camera with a viewfinder: Fujifilm X-Pro3

    Fujifilm X-Pro3 in hand - image MT

    In a retro touch, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 can be set to display which Film Simulation mode you’re using. Photo credit: Michael Topham

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 11fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $1,549 / £1,499 (body only, used)
  • With so many cookie cutter cameras in the mirrorless marketplace, there’s certainly room for oddities like the Fujifilm X-Pro3. Rather than a traditional rear screen, the latest edition of the rangefinder-esque X-Pro line has a tiny, low-power 1.28in sub-monitor showing vital shooting info like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and so on. Fold this down on the bottom-mounted hinge and you’ll see a standard 3in LCD touchscreen on the sub-monitor’s reverse.

    It’s Fujifilm’s way of encouraging use of the viewfinder for photography, which sounds admirable but adds frustration to the process when you just want to view or change settings from the main or quick menus (the sub-monitor doesn’t let you do this).

    If you can live with the quirks, the X-Pro3 is a great performer that forces you to address photography in a different way to other Fujifilm cameras. It won’t appeal to everyone, however, and some people have reported reliability issues with the screen(s).

    What we like:

  • Clever, unique shooting experience
  • Superb image quality
  • What we don’t like:

  • Design introduces some operational awkwardness
  • Best for: Purists with a penchant for eccentricity

    Find a great X-Mount lens in our guide to the Best Fujifilm X-Mount lenses!

    Best cheap all-round used Fujifilm: Fujifilm X-T4

    Fujifilm X-T4 in hand

    The Fujifilm X-T4 is a superb all-rounder of a camera. Photo: Andy Westlake

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X-mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (ISO 80-51200 extended)
  • 15fps continuous shooting (mechanical shutter)
  • Price: $1,549 / £1,399 (body only)
  • At the time of its release the Fujifilm X-T4 may have been the best mirrorless APS-C camera ever made. Building on previous X-T models by adding effective 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (with some increased bulk) and a highly manoeuvrable side-hinged vari-angle touchscreen, it’s a fantastically flexible camera that can confidently step up to any photo or video task.

    With rapid continuous shooting, fast and accurate Face/Eye autofocus and powerful processing, it’s a dab hand when it comes to demanding action or wildlife photography, while its sensor resolves excellent levels of detail and handles noise remarkably well.

    Videographers will appreciate its ability to shoot 4K at up to 60fps, although they may find the lack of a headphone socket for monitoring audio levels disappointing – this can be resolved using a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter.

    Now that the X-T5 has arrived, the X-T4 can be picked up for a decent discount on its launch price, as well as being available second-hand. And let’s not split hairs – this is still an excellent camera for basically anyone, especially those who don’t like the idea of cards and drives filling up with 40MP files.

    What we like:

  • Effective stabilisation
  • Good at everything
  • Rapid, accurate focusing
  • What we don’t like:

    Best for: All-round photo and video shooting

    Read what we originally thought of this camera in our Fujifilm X-T4 review.

    Best used Fujifilm for beginners and DSLR users: Fujifilm X-S10

    Fujifilm X-S10 in hand (Andy Westlake)

    Fujifilm X-S10 in hand, Photo: Andy Westlake

    At a glance:

  • Mirrorless X mount camera
  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • ISO 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • 5-axis in-body stabilisation
  • Price: $999 / £929 (body only)
  • Best looked on as a junior version of the X-T4, the Fujifilm X-S10 is significantly smaller, lighter and cheaper than its stablemate while offering a very similar level of spec and features. It has now been replaced by the X-S20, but still represents great value on the used market.

    It’s a little slower when it comes to continuous shooting (8fps as opposed to the X-T4’s 15fps using the mechanical shutter) and can’t capture 4K video at 60fps (a more modest 30fps is available for 4K recording), but it offers a similar level of resolution detail and general performance thanks to its adoption of the same sensor and processor as the X-T4, not to mention in-body stabilisation and a similar autofocus system.

    The body isn’t weather-sealed, but its light weight and compact size makes it ideal for travel photography, vlogging and other tasks where portability is key. A great all-rounder, and the perfect entry point to mirrorless cameras.

    What we like:

  • Lightweight build
  • X-T4 performance at a cheaper price
  • What we don’t like:

  • No weather seals
  • Burst tops out at 8fps
  • Best for: DSLR upgraders who don’t want full frame

    Learn more in our full Fujifilm X-S10 review.

    How to choose the best Fujifilm camera

    Here are the key specs it’ll help to think about when shopping for a Fujifilm camera.

    Mirrorless, compact or medium format? Fujifilm cameras come in three categories. The most well-populated is the X-mount mirrorless range, all of which use APS-C X-Trans sensors and accept X-mount lenses. Fujifilm also makes compact cameras with fixed lenses, though there is currently only one model in production – the hugely popular Fujifilm X100V, which also uses an APS-C X-Trans sensor.

    The other option is to go large-sensor with Fujifilm’s GFX range of medium format cameras. This series has wildly redefined what medium format cameras can look like, including models that are much faster, cheaper (relatively) and more portable than previously seen. We’ve included every currently available model from all three categories in this guide, so you have plenty to pick from.

    Resolution: Fujifilm has been upping its resolution game recently. For years, its X-series cameras resolutely stuck to the 26.1MP X-Trans sensor design. However, the arrival of the X-T5 and the X-H2 in 2022 changed everything, as both cameras sport a hefty 40MP of resolution, providing much more detail in images, at the cost of larger files. Of course, if this isn’t enough for you, the medium format GFX cameras run up to 100MP.

    Build and handling: Some Fujifilm cameras are built more ruggedly than others, and if you need weatherproofing for outdoor shooting, you’ll want to be careful which you buy. For instance, while the X-T cameras are generally weatherproof, the beginner-friendly X-S10 and its successor the X-S20 are not. The good news though is that handling is consistently very good across all Fujifilm cameras, with dial-led controls and good viewfinders.

    Shooting speed and autofocus: Fujifilm’s shooting speeds are generally very good, and further improved when the X-H2S came along in 2022. Its stacked sensor design enables super-fast shooting speeds of up to 40fps with the electronic shutter, and it also has AI-powered subject-detect autofocus that’s capable of keeping up. AI subject detection now appears in the X-S20, too.

    in-body image stabilisation. In-body image stabilisation (IBIS) is a common feature on Fujifilm cameras, and can be hugely useful both for video and for shooting at slow shutter speeds in low light. Older models like the X-T30 II don’t have it, while newer cameras like the X-S20 do. However, a fair few Fuji X-mount lenses have built-in optical stabilisation anyway, so this may not be a deal-breaker.

    For more options, check out our guide to the best mirrorless cameras, and we also have a rundown on DSLR vs mirrorless: which is best if you’re struggling to pick which type of camera is right for you.

    Fujifilm cameras: frequently asked questions

    Here, we’ll take a closer look at some of the common questions that we get readers asking us about Fujifilm cameras.

    Which Fujifilm cameras have Film Simulation?

    All Fujifilm APS-C and medium format cameras have Film Simulation to some degree – it was present in the original X100 released all the way back in 2011. However, Fujifilm has consistently bestowed its newer models with added stock simulations and modes like “Classic Chrome” (introduced on the X100T) or “Eterna” (introduced on the X-H1). This means that a Film Simulation enthusiast will have a lot more options for experimentation if they opt for a more recent Fujifilm camera.

    Which Fujifilm cameras are weather-sealed?

    A number of Fujifilm’s mirrorless and compact cameras have weather-sealing, making them much more robust for outdoor shoots in which the weather conditions are less than favourable. The following Fujifilm X cameras are weather-sealed

  • Fujifilm X100V
  • Fujifilm X-T5, X-T4, X-T3, X-T2, X-T1
  • Fujifilm X-H2S, X-H2, X-H1
  • Fujifilm X-Pro3, X-Pro2
  • Fujifilm GFX 100S, GFX 100
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S II, GFX 50S, GFX 50R
  • Of course, if you choose a weather-sealed camera, it’s not going to be much use if you don’t also pair it with a weather-sealed lens. Fujifilm uses a “WR” acronym to denote which of its lenses have weather-sealing, so look for this if you’re lens-shopping and want to avoid compromising your kit.

    Which Fujifilm cameras have IBIS (in-body image stabilisation)?

    As we’ve discussed at great length throughout this guide, IBIS is a hugely useful feature for both photographers and videographers. The following is a list of Fujifilm cameras with IBIS:

  • Fujifilm X-T5, X-T4
  • Fujifilm X-H2S, X-H2, X-H1
  • Fujifilm X-S20, X-S10
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S II
  • Fujifilm GFX 100S, GFX 100
  • Now you’ve found a great Fujifilm camera, have a look at more of our buying guides, and latest reviews.

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