The best Fujifilm cameras in 2023, from X-mount mirrorless to medium format

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The best Fujifilm cameras are perfect for photographers who want a stylish retro body as well as the most up-to-date technical features. Thanks to Fujifilm's latest X-Trans sensors and advanced processors, the best Fujifilm cameras have got style and substance – but which is the right model for you?

When choosing the best Fujifilm cameras, you have a number of options to choose from. The Fujifilm X Series is made up of APS-C mirrorless cameras that use X-mount lenses, and APS-C compacts. This year's stars have been the Fujifilm X-T5 (opens in new tab) and Fujifilm X-H2 (opens in new tab). Then there’s the Fujifilm GFX series – high-end medium format cameras that have large sensors and pixel counts. These cameras use G-mount lenses and are ideal for professionals and serious enthusiasts. Check our separate guide to the best Fujifilm lenses (opens in new tab) if you want to pimp out your current Fuji model.

We have tested and reviewed all of the Fujifilm cameras on this list, and our team has provided their recommendations for which one will be best for which type of user. There's a mix of beginner models, and those more suited to experts and professionals.

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Fujifilm is probably best known for its X-series mirrorless cameras, and these include high-speed models like the Fujifilm X-H2S (opens in new tab), retro classics like the Fujifilm X-Pro3 (opens in new tab) and much cheaper X-E4 (opens in new tab), and all-round affordable cameras for enthusiasts like the X-T30 II and X-S10.

These are likely to be the most popular models in the Fujifilm range, but we've also included the beautiful Fujifilm X100V (opens in new tab). This is a fixed-lens compact that looks and handles like a classic film camera. It's slim enough to slide into a jacket pocket and unobtrusive enough for all kinds of street and event photography.

And we also have to include two of Fujifilm's amazing medium-format GFX cameras. These are larger and more specialized, but incredible in their own way. The GFX 50S II costs less than many high-end full-frame camera (opens in new tab)s, and the mighty 102MP GFX 100S doubles the resolution of top full-frame models, matches them for autofocus features, in-body stabilization, and 4K video, yet costs little more.

Fujifilm cameras come and go quite frequently, announced at the annual X-Summit event, so this list is kept regularly up to date with all the models available now. This list focuses on digital cameras, so if you want to try out Fujifilm's Instax range of instant cameras, check out our best instant cameras (opens in new tab) guide. 

The best Fujifilm camera in 2023

Fujifilm X-H2Editor's Choice

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The best Fujifilm camera overall for stills, video and price

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C X-Trans 5 HR BSI
Megapixels: 40
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Viewfinder: 5.76-million-dot OLED
Memory card: 1 x CFexpress Type B, 1x SD UHS-II
LCD: Vari-angle touchscreen, 1.62m dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 20fps
Max video resolution: 8K
User level: Expert/professional

Reasons to buy

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40MP still images
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8K video with long recording times
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15/20fps continuous shooting

Reasons to avoid

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Cooling fan is extra
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X-H2S is better for outright speed

The Fujifilm X-H2 is an extremely compelling camera at an equally compelling price. This camera has the highest resolution yet in an APS-C camera, its 40-megapixel sensor surpassing that of all but a handful of full-frame cameras (opens in new tab). With  8K video and 5-axis IBIS to boot, you get impressive performance for an impressive price! 

The design and handling are identical to the X-H2S and the X-H1 before. The status display panel on the top of the X-H2 is especially good and worth giving up the shutter speed and ISO dials for. Theoretically, the Fujifilm X-H2’s responses will be slower than those of the X-H2s, but it's still a very snappy performer with fast and accurate AF. Vs the Fujifilm X-H2S (opens in new tab) below, the X-H2 offers greater resolution but slightly lower continuous shooting bursts, so for any genre offer than action, it's the best Fujifilm camera yet.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm X-H2 review

Fujifilm X-T5

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The best Fujifilm camera with a traditional design

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C X-Trans 5 HR BSI
Megapixels: 40
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Viewfinder: 3.69M-dot OLED EVF, 100fps refresh
Memory card: 2 x SD UHS-II
LCD: 3-inch tilting touchscreen
Max continuous shooting speed: 20fps
Max video resolution: 6.2K/30P
User level: Expert/professional

Reasons to buy

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40MP still images
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15/20fps continuous shooting
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Lighter than X-T4

Reasons to avoid

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Manual dials not for everyone
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X-H2S is better for speed
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No 8k video

The Fujifilm X-T5 is the company's latest camera, and an evolution of the X-T series, rather than a revolution. It's a classically controlled SLR-style camera that is ideal for serious enthusiasts, thanks to the traditional dials on the top of the camera which will help you change ISO and shutter speed settings quickly.

The X-T5 takes the much-loved Fujifilm X-T4 further in terms of resolution but is still ideal for shooters who want a lightweight camera. It has an excellent 40.2MP sensor, 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 6.2K/30P, and a 3-way tilting touchscreen for flexible image composition. In terms of the way that it looks, feels, and handles, the X-T5 is in a class of its own, and it's currently several hundred pounds/dollars cheaper than the X-H2. See our comparison article: Fujifilm X-T5 vs X-H2 (opens in new tab) if you're not sure which is right for you.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm X-T5 review

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It's the medium format camera with everything, including 4K, IBIS, phase AF, 102MP and a VERY competitive 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 (opens in new tab) 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.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm GFX 100S review

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The best all-round Fujifilm camera for everyone

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 (opens in new tab) is the best all-around buy in the Fujifilm lineup right now, and it has something for everyone. 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.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm X-S10 review

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A classically designed compact camera with a fixed 35mm equivalent lens

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 (opens in new tab) 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 has the same exceptional build quality as all Fujifilm cameras in a small, pocketable version. 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 is an advanced, APS-C fixed lens camera and is certainly aimed at enthusiasts, but its slick design and up-to-date features don't come cheap.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm X100V review

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The best Fujifilm camera for wildlife and action

Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C X-Trans 5 CMOS
Megapixels: 26.1
Lens mount: Fujifilm X
Screen: 3-inch articulating touchscreen, 1.62m dots
Viewfinder: EVF, 5.76m dots
Max continuous shooting speed: 40fps
Max video resolution: 6K
User level: Expert/professional

Reasons to buy

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40fps continuous shooting
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6K/4K 120p video
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In-body stabilization

Reasons to avoid

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The price reflects its power

The Fujifilm X-H2S (opens in new tab) is the fastest camera in the Fujifilm X-mount range, with a chunky pro-spec body and handling, a top-mounted status panel, and a fifth-generation sensor offering four times the speed of its predecessor. The X-H2S can shoot at 40fps with minimal screen blackout, capture 6K video or 4K at up to 120p, has in-body stabilization, a flip-out vari-angle screen, and a 5.76m dot electronic viewfinder. There's so much power here that only a professional photographer or videographer will need it – and it comes at a price. The X-H2S is the ultimate professional APS-C camera and is ideal for wildlife and sports.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm X-H2S review

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Upstaged by the X-H2S? Maybe, but the X-T4 has much of its power, and it's a lot cheaper

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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No longer the flagship model

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a firm favorite at DCW for several reasons. It's possibly the best and most sophisticated APS-C camera you can buy (or was, before the X-H2S) 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.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm X-T4 review

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The best classic Fujifilm with hands-on retro controls but serious power

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.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm X-T30 II review

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The X-Pro3 is the best retro rangefinder camera from Fujifilm

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-Pro3 review (opens in new tab) 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 uses a small digital screen that 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.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm X-Pro3 review

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If you want the retro vibe without paying big money, the X-E4 is perfect

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.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm X-E4 review

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A medium format camera that's cheaper than many pro full frame models!

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 video

Fujifilm revolutionized the world of medium format with its mirrorless GFX series of comparatively small and relatively affordable large-sensor cameras. The Fujifilm GFX 50S II 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 stabilization system, which improved over the other GFX cameras and further expands 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.

For more details, see our full Fujifilm GFX 50S II review

How we test cameras

We test cameras (opens in new tab) 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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Rod Lawton
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Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com (opens in new tab) but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com (opens in new tab)



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