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The best Fujifilm cameras in 2022: retro compacts, mirrorless and medium format

Best Fujifilm camera
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The best Fujifilm cameras are some of the most stylish, well-designed and fun-to-use digital cameras you can buy right now. Whether you're using an X-mount mirrorless model, one of the firm's sleek fixed-lens compacts, or one of the newer GFX Medium-format cameras, you can be confident that a Fujifilm camera will deliver a sublime shooting experience. 

Not sure what all these technical terms mean? Don't worry – we've split this guide up into easy-to-navigate sections so you can navigate the different categories easily. The X-series of mirrorless cameras are a popular range of interchangeable-lens cameras that blend retro styling with dial-based controls. The range includes beginner-oriented cameras and sophisticated models beloved by enthusiasts and professionals. 

Fujifilm X cameras are particularly famous for how good their images look straight out of camera. While they pretty much all do shoot in RAW format, if you're the sort of person who likes to shoot JPEGs, Fujifilm JPEGs look great: punchy and vivid. The cameras also offer cool film simulation modes that digitally simulate some of the best films from years gone by, like Fujifilm's own Velvia, Provia and Acros.

This is all still true of Fujifilm's compact cameras. The X100 series is now in its fifth iteration, the X100V, and this really was the series that kicked off the firm's great revival. Pairing a sophisticated APS-C sensor with a super-sharp 23mm fixed lens is an idea that's been winning for more than a decade now., Street photographers love these cameras, and it's not hard to see why.

Fujifilm's mirrorless and compact cameras have APS-C sensors, which is a preferred size among enthusiasts as it represents a significant upgrade over smartphones and small compacts. Fujifilm also specialises in another sensor size: medium format. And this is where the GFX cameras come in. With sensors bigger than full-frame, these cameras are monsters for dynamic range and detail. And they're much smaller than traditional medium format cameras, which has somewhat turned the world of large-sensor shooting on its head. 

So, Fujifilm has it all: cameras for beginners, enthusiasts and experts. Fujifilm cameras come and go quite frequently, so this list is kept regularly up to date with all the models available now. One thing to note: this list focuses on digital cameras, so if you want to try out Fujifilm's Instax range of Polaroid-style instant cameras, you'll find plenty of them in our guide to the best instant cameras

The best Fujifilm camera in 2022

X-mount mirrorless

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We think the Fujifilm X-T4 deserves the top spot due to its versatility, size and price

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C
Megapixels: 26.1MP
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Screen: 3in articulating touchscreen, 1,620k dots
Viewfinder: EVF, 3.69 million dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 30/15fps
Max video resolution: 4K
User level: Expert/professional

Reasons to buy

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6.5-stop in-body stabilisation
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4K video at up to 60/50p
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High-speed shooting

Reasons to avoid

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New and expensive

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a firm favorite at DCW for several reasons. It's possible the best and most sophisticated APS-C camera you can buy thanks to its 6.5 stops of in-body image stabilization, 4K video, extensive range of codecs, super-fast burse speeds, a responsive EVF viewfinder, its full articulated screen and its impressive battery life. The sensor is a 26.1-megapixel X-Trans sensor which is more than enough resolution for most people and it can shoot really high quality 4K too. The initial RRP is a bit higher than its predecessor (the Fujifilm X-T3) but you are getting a lot more for your money. There's been no announcement in regards to the Fujifilm X-T5 yet but with the constant improvements and upgrades, we're excited already!

Read more: Fujifilm X-T4 review

Best Fujifilm camera: Fujifilm x-s10

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One of the best value cameras on the market complete with 4K video and in-body stabilization

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C
Megapixels: 26.1MP
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Screen: 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen, 1.04m dots
Viewfinder: EVF, 2,360k dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 30/8fps
Max video resolution: 4K
User level: Intermediate/Expert

Reasons to buy

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Small size & excellent build quality
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Vari-angle touchscreen
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In-body image stabilisation

Reasons to avoid

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Conventional mode dial

The Fujifilm X-S10 is probably the best all-rounder in the Fujifilm stable right now, and is therefore our strongest pick for the majority of users. It's got a full-articulated screen and generally handles very well, despite having fewer external control dials and buttons compared to other cameras in the X-series. Having IBIS (in-body stabilization) is also a huge bonus, making it easier to shoot hand-held with slower shutter speeds, which is hugely useful for low-light work. In terms of APS-C cameras, we're hard pressed to think of one that offers a better balance of features, performance and price than the Fujifilm X-S10, and that's why it's our top pick. 

Read more: Fujifilm X-S10 review

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3. Fujifilm X-T30 II

Portable, powerful and pretty, don't let the size of the X-T30 distract you from how good it is

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C
Megapixels: 26.1MP
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Screen: 3in tilting touchscreen, 1,620k dots
Viewfinder: EVF, 2,360k dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 30fps
Max video resolution: 4K
User level: Intermediate/Expert

Reasons to buy

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Small size & traditional design
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Improved autofocus

Reasons to avoid

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Small update over (cheaper) X-T30
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Still no in-body stabilisation

The Fujifilm X-T30 has been one of the firm's most popular cameras for quite some time, packing bits and pieces of pro-level tech into a body that is sized and priced for a more casual user. This X-T30 II is not a huge upgrade on the original X-T30, instead it's a minor refresh, with a larger screen and inherited autofocus technology from the flagship X-T4. It's clearly designed to mollify those who have been champing at the bit for an X-T40, and it should just about manage that. Capable of creating gorgeous-looking images, especially with the various film simulation modes, the X-T30 II is a hugely pleasurable camera to use. It's not much of an upgrade on the original X-T30, which is still widely available, so if it's a little beyond your budget, that camera might be the better option.

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If you want something pocket-sized and powerful this delivers the same image quality as the X-T4

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C
Megapixels: 26.1MP
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Screen: 3-in tilting touchscreen, 1,620k dots
Viewfinder: EVF, 2.36m dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 8/10fps
Max video resolution: 4K
User level: Enthusiast

Reasons to buy

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Compact size
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Physical exposure controls
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Same image quality as X-T4

Reasons to avoid

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No in-body stabilization
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Awkward with larger zooms

At first glance, the Fujifilm X-E4 might seem very similar to the X-T4 but in reality, it's quite a different camera. While the X-T4 is aimed at professionals looking for a decent all-rounder, the X-E4 is more aimed at enthusiasts or travel photographers who want something compact and portable but with the handling of a traditional camera. The X-E4 features the same sensor and focussing system as the X-T4 but it doesn't include IBIS. Unlike the X-T4, the X-E4 is a rangefinder-style camera which, a bit like Marmite, some people love and some people hate. The X-E4 comes in a kit with the Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens which not only looks and feels well made, it also delivers high-end performance. The X-E4 comes in either black or silver and it works best with Fujifilm's prime lenses.

Read more: Fujifilm X-E4 review.

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An affordable mirrorless camera with a flip out screening perfect for shooting over head or at the hip

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C
Megapixels: 24.2MP
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Screen: 3in articulating touchscreen, 2,760k dots
Viewfinder: EVF, 2,360k dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 8fps
Max video resolution: 4K
User level: Intermediate

Reasons to buy

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4K video upgraded
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Lightweight, ergonomic design

Reasons to avoid

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A little pricey
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Sensor CMOS, not X-Trans

The Fujifilm X-T200 is the perfect entry-level camera for people that want something that produces high-quality images but won't break the bank. The X-T200 features several improvements on the original Fujifilm X-T100 including 4K video at 30p rather than 15p and faster autofocus. It has the same 24.4MP APS-S CMOS sensors as the X-T100 which is more than capable of taking high-resolution images for print. With a slightly bigger, fully articulated screen and a quicker 8fps in burst mode, the X-T200 certainly has a lot of appeal. You can purchase the camera either as body-only or as a kit with the XC15-24mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens. Both cameras use Fujifilm's W126S battery but it's worth noting the X-T200 has a shorter battery life than the X-T100 so a spare will be handy. This would be a perfect choice for anyone who wants to buy their first Fujifilm camera and start their photographic journey.  

Read more: Fujifilm X-T200 review

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The X-Pro 3 is a bit of a marmite camera, you'll either love it or hate it but there's no denying it's impressive

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C
Megapixels: 26.1MP
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Screen: 3in tilting touchscreen, 1,620k dots
Viewfinder: Hybrid OVF (95% cov, x0.52 mag) and OLED EVF (100% cov, x0.66 mag, 3.69m dots)
Max continuous shooting speed: 11fps mechanical shutter, 20fps electronic, 30fps with crop
Max video resolution: 4K UHD
User level: Enthusiast/Professional

Reasons to buy

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Superb retro design
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Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder
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Novel 'hidden' screen

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive and specialised

Styled on a classic rangefinder camera but featuring the latest digital technology, The Fujifilm X-Pro 3 is aimed at people who want a retro camera with modern features. The X-Pro 3 includes the latest 26.1MP X-Trans sensor, improved autofocus and a unique screen design. Instead of having a screen that always shows an image, it has a screen that folds flat against the body and using a small digital screen imitates film packet slots on the back of film cameras. The hybrid electrical/optical viewfinder makes it stand out from other Fujifilm cameras as it offers a fully electronic mode, an optical mode with electronic overlays and a digital rangefinder mode. The Fujifilm X-Pro 3 comes in black, Dura black or Dura silver. The Dura models come with a surface-hardening technology called Duratect which is applied to achieve strong scratch resistance so it will look brand new for longer. Released in 2019, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 has retained its high price point, otherwise, it might appear higher in the list. This is certainly a camera that you would buy if you're looking for something a little more specialist.

Read more: Fujifilm X-Pro3 review

Compact cameras

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The latest addition to the series that started it all has real old-school charm

Specifications

Type: Compact
Sensor: APS-C
Megapixels: 26.1MP
Lens: 35mm f/2 (effective)
Screen: 3in tilting LCD, 1,620k dots
Viewfinder: Optical + 3,690k-dot EVF
Max continuous shooting speed: 20 / 11fps
Max video resolution: 4K
User level: Enthusiast

Reasons to buy

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Hybrid viewfinder
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Sumptuous image quality

Reasons to avoid

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No optical stabilisation
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Pretty pricey

Fujifilm's original X100 was the camera that sparked people's obsession with Fujifilm's retro-styled modern cameras. Five models later, the Fujifilm X100V is still a very popular choice for those who want a premium camera without the faff of changing lenses. With a street-friendly fixed lens equivalent to 35mm, it makes it the perfect camera for street photographers or portrait photographers alike. It possesses the same exceptional build quality of all Fujifilm cameras in a small, pocketable version that makes it ever so portable. It has the same 26.1MP X-Trans sensor as the X-T4 and the same hybrid viewfinder as in the X-Pro 3. The X100V might just be the most advanced, APS-C fixed lens camera on the market and certainly aimed at enthusiasts but its slick design and up-to-date features don't come cheap. 

Read more: Fujifilm X100V review

Medium format

Highest resolution cameras: Fujifilm GFX 50S II

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Medium format is finally accessible with this affordable, high-res body from Fujifilm

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: Medium format
Megapixels: 51.4MP
Lens mount: Fujifilm G
Screen: 3.2in three-way tilting touchscreen, 2,360k dots
Viewfinder: EVF, 3.69 million dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 3fps
Max video resolution: Full HD
User level: Expert/professional

Reasons to buy

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Affordable for medium format
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Ergonomically designed body
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Stunning images

Reasons to avoid

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No 4K

Fujifilm revolutionised the world of medium format with its mirrorless GFX series of comparatively small and relatively affordable large-sensor cameras. The GFX 50S II is perhaps the best distillation of the formula yet, cramming a gorgeous 51.4MP sensor into a body that's actually portable. What's new with this model though is the 6.5-stop image stabilisation system, improved over the other GFX cameras and further expanding the camera's real-world usability. This also enables the inclusion of a Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode, which combines16 RAW images to create huge 200MP files. The GFX 50S II has a burst rate of just 3fps, and can only shoot Full HD video at 30p, but Fujifilm has correctly divined that nobody is buying this camera for its action-shooting or video capabilities. It does what it's designed to do and does it exceptionally well.

Read more: Fujifilm GFX 50S II review

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The upgraded, range-finder version of the Fujifilm's original GFX camera boasts impressive image quality

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: Medium format
Megapixels: 51.4MP
Lens mount: Fujifilm G
Screen: 3.2-inch, 2.36M-Dot, 3-way Tilting Touch LCD
Viewfinder: EVF, 3.69 million dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 3fps
Max video resolution: Full HD
User level: Expert/professional

Reasons to buy

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6.5 stops image stabilization
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Incredible image quality 

Reasons to avoid

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Chunky body and lens

The Fujifilm GFX 50S II is ideal for anyone who wants to crop in a long way or print large format images. Though it's an upgrade of sorts from the original GFX 50 S it does actually feature the same sensor, it doesn't have 4K video and it can only shoot 3fps. However, the image quality and detail are absolutely breathtaking and not only that, but for a medium-format camera, it's actually affordable. The autofocus isn't fastest but chances are you won't be shooting anything moving particularly fast with this camera. It's certainly designed for more thoughtful photography rather than the run and gun style as you'd get away with a full-frame mirrorless. It's a joy to use and you won't be disappointed with the photos which are completely free of noise until around 1600 ISO.

Read more: Fujifilm GFX 50R review

Best Fujifilm camera: Fujifilm GFX 100S

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It still impresses us that Fujifilm has created a camera this good at such an amazing price

Specifications

Sensor: Medium format
Megapixels: 102MP
Lens mount: Fujifilm G
LCD: 3.2-inch 2-axis touchscreen, 2.36 million dots
Viewfinder: EVF, 3.69 million dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 5fps
Max video resolution: 4K at 30fps
User level: Professional

Reasons to buy

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Surprisingly compact and affordable
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102MP images
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Snappy AF performance
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Improved image stabilization

Reasons to avoid

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Still heavy for long handheld use
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8-way joystick takes getting used to

Fujifilm is doing something for medium format photography that no other brand has managed. It's made the luxury of having a 100MP sensor more affordable while maintaining incredible image quality, fast autofocus and a high-end build. The GFX100S has a more compact body than the original GFX 100 but doesn't compromise on sensor resolution or in-body stabilization. Somehow, Fujifilm has managed to make a camera that delivers everything the original GFX100 could deliver, only in a smaller body and at not much more than half the price. It's the kind of camera wizardry we live for and there's no surprise it made it into our top ten.

Read more: Fujifilm GFX 100S review

How we test cameras

We test cameras both in real-world shooting scenarios and in carefully controlled lab conditions. Our lab tests measure resolution, dynamic range and signal to noise ratio. Resolution is measured using ISO resolution charts, dynamic range is measured using DxO Analyzer test equipment and DxO Analyzer is also used for noise analysis across the camera's ISO range. We use both real-world testing and lab results to inform our comments in buying guides.

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Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specialises in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylised product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.