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In this buyer's guide for 2022 we pick the best Fujifilm cameras for street photography, video, portraits, landscapes and more

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If you’ve decided to make the leap to mirrorless cameras, the best Fujifilm cameras should be among your considerations. Fujifilm’s range of X-series cameras – as well as its medium format GFX line offer superb sensors, elegant retro design and beautiful image quality. There’s even a camera for people who don’t like the traditional exposure controls that Fujifilm has become known for! But which is the best Fujifilm camera for you?

Fujifilm is having a real purple patch with its X-Series cameras, but it can be difficult to know which is the right one for you. We’ve tested all the X-series and GFX models currently available.

In this guide we’ve rounded up the best Fujifilm cameras you can buy today for the different types of photography or video you want shoot, as well as the best prices. For a deeper dive into the many different camera types and features available, check out our range of camera buying guides.

Best Fujifilm camera for beginners

Fujifilm X-T200

Fujifilm X-T200

Specification

  • Camera type: Mirrorless
  • Announced: 23rd January 2020
  • Sensor: 24.2Mp APS-C format (23.5 x 15.7mm) CMOS sensor with primary colour filter array
  • Lens mount: Fujifilm X-mount
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 200-12,800 expandable to ISO 100-51,200
  • Viewfinder: 0.39-inch 2,360K-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% view
  • Screen: 3.5inch 2,760K-dot vari-angle TFT LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent hybrid with phase and contrast detection
  • Maximum continuous shooting rate: 8fps
  • Max video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160) at 29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P for up to 15 min.
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 121.0 x 83.7 x 55.1mm / 4.8 x 3.3 x 2.2inch
  • Weight: 370g / 13. oz. with battery and memory card, 321g / 11.3 oz. body only

The Fujifilm X-T200 sits between the entry-level Fujifilm X-A7 and the more enthusiast-orientated Fujifilm X-T30 in the company’s range of APS-C format interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras. It shares some similarities with the X-A7 but it adds an electronic viewfinder which makes a useful alternative to the vari-angle touchscreen for composing images.

As it’s aimed at beginners, the Fuji X-T200 is easy to use, but it can still produce impressive images and video.

Inside the Fujifilm X-T200 there’s a regular 24.2Mp APS-C format sensor with a Bayer coloured filter array rather than the 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor that’s found in more advanced X-series cameras such as the Fujifilm X-T4. In fact, it’s the same 24.2Mp CMOS sensor as is in the Fujifilm X-A7.

While the X-T200’s sensor has the same resolution as the X-T100’s chip, it has copper wiring to boost performance and the newer processing engine supports quicker readout speeds, better autofocus performance and reduced rolling shutter effect in video mode.

The X-T200 can also record 4K video at 29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P, that’s a big improvement on the 15P possible with the X-T100.

You can find the Fujifilm X-T200 at Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

Price when reviewed
£749
$699
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For

  • 3.5-inch vari-angle touch screen
  • The viewfinder is worth the extra money over the Fujifilm X-A7
  • Light and compact

Against

  • Fiddly power and video record buttons
  • Has a regular CMOS sensor rather than Fujifilm's X-Trans CMOS chip

Best Fujifilm camera for professionals

Fujifilm X-H2S

Fujifilm X-H2S review

Specification

  • Camera type: Mirrorless
  • Announced: 31st May 2022
  • Sensor: 26.16Mp APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm) X-Trans CMOS 5 HS
  • In body image stabilisation: 5-axis giving up to 7EV shutter speed compensation
  • Processing engine: X-Processor 5
  • Lens mount: Fujifilm X
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 160-12,800 expandable to ISO 80-51,200
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent Hybrid with up to 425 points plus subject detection for humans, animals, birds, automobiles, motorcycles, aeroplanes and trains
  • Max continuous shooting rate: Electronic shutter: 40fps for 184 jpegs, 170 lossless compressed raw or 140 uncompressed raw, Mechanical shutter: 15fps for 1000+ jpegs, lossless compressed raw or 1000 uncompressed raw
  • Max video resolution: 6.2K (6240x4160) 29.97/25/24/23.98p, DCI 4K (4096x2160) 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98p or 120/100p in High Speed mode, 4K (3840x2160) 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98p or 120/100p in High Speed mode
  • Viewfinder: 0.5 inch 5.76 million-dot OLED Color Viewfinder with 100% coverage Eyepoint: approx. 24mm Diopter adjustment: -5~+3m-1 Magnification: 0.8× with 50mm lens
  • Screen: Vari-angle 3-inch LCD with 1.62-million dots
  • Dimensions: 136.3 x 92.9 x 84.6mm
  • Storage: Dual: 1x CFexpress type B, 1x DS/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
  • Weight: 579g (body only), 660g with battery and card

Fujifilm is aiming the X-HS2 at professional content creators and it’s the company’s flagship APS-C format camera. At the heart of the camera that was launched in May 2022 is a brand new 26.1MP stacked sensor, the 5th generation of Fujifilm’s X-Trans CMOS chip and extends the range of automatically detectable subjects to include animals, birds and vehicles.

What’s more, the Fuji X-H2S makes a significant jump up in video capability. The Fujifilm X-H2S builds on the X-H1’s video capability with the benefit of technological advances to give is greater resolution, a wider range of frame rates, greater bit depth and less rolling shutter (with full sensor readout in 5.4msec or 1/180sec), plus in-camera Apple ProRes (ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT) recording.

For example, 6.2K 29.97p and 4K 4:2:2 10 bit video can both be recorded internally with no crop. Alternatively, DCI 4K video can be recorded at 120p/100p with a 1.29x crop while FHD 17:9 or 16:9 video can be shot at 240P/200p with a 1.38x crop.

There’s also F-Log2 for recording video with up to 14 stops of dynamic range, but this means using a sensitivity setting of at least ISO 1250. With the original F-Log, which is also available, it’s ISO 650 and there’s up to 12 stops of dynamic range.

Anyone looking at this camera with fresh eyes cannot fail to be impressed by its build and capability.

Price when reviewed
£2499
$2499
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For

  • 40fps continuous shooting with AF
  • Subject detection at 40fps and during video
  • 6.2K video

Against

  • Change in control layout in comparison with the X-H1
  • Focus mode switch replaced with a button
  • No dedicated exposure compensation dial

Best Fujifilm camera to carry everywhere

Fujifilm X-E4

Fujifilm X-E4

Specification

  • Camera type: Mirrorless
  • Announced: 27th January 2021
  • Sensor: 26.1Mp X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor
  • Processing engine: X-Processor 4
  • Lens mount: X
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 160-12,800 expandable to ISO 80-51,200
  • Viewfinder: 0.39-inch 2.36million-dot OLED with 100% coverage, 0.62x magnification 100fps
  • Screen: 180° Tilting 3.0-inch 1,620,000-dot touchscreen LCD
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent hybrid with up to 425 selectable AF points with Face & Eye AF
  • Continuous shooting: Mechanical shutter: 8fps, Electronic shutter: 10fps or 30fps with 1.25x crop blackout-free
  • Max video resolution: DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 29.97/25/24/23.98fps, 4K/30p 4:2:0 8-bit, 4K/30p 4:2:2 10-bit video via the HDMI, Full-HD at up to 240p
  • Mic and headphone port: 3.5mm and USB-C
  • Film Simulation modes: 18 modes: Provia/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, Astia/Soft, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg.Hi, Pro Neg.Std, Black & White, Black & White+Ye Filter, Black & White+R Filter, Black & White+G Filter, Sepia, Acros, AcrosS+Ye Filter, Acros+R Filter, Acros+G Filter, Eterna/Cinema, Classic Neg, Eterna Bleach Bypass
  • Battery: NP-W126S - 380 shots per charge in normal mode
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 121.3 x 72.9 x 32.7mm / 4.77 x 2.87 x 1.28inches
  • Weight: 364g including battery and memory card

The Fujifilm X-E4 is the replacement for the Fuji X-E3, and it’s the smallest Fujifilm interchangeable lens camera with the 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C format sensor and X-Processor 4 processing engine. When paired with the new Fujifilm Fujinon XF 27mm F2.8 R WR, which is sold separately or as a kit with the camera, the X-E4 is quite similar to the Fujifilm X100V (but with a removable lens).

As it has the same sensor and processing engine as the superb Fujifilm X-T4, the X-E4 can capture the same quality images. However, as it has a rectangular, rangefinder-like design and a smaller body, the X-E4 is best suited for use with Fujifilm’s prime lenses. Of course, as it has the Fujifilm X mount it can be used with any of Fujifilm’s X-series optics, but if you plan to use zoom lenses you might want to invest in the optional Thumb Rest(£59/$69.99) that slips into the camera’s hotshoe and the Metal Hand Grip (£79/$89.99) that adds a grip to the front.

Fujifilm has given the X-E4 a tilting screen that can be tipped up through 180° for viewing from in front of the camera. This is a bonus for selfies and vlogging but there’s a problem when the screen is tilted for viewing from behind below head-height as the image flips upside down when anything is detected in the eye sensor. Fujifilm is aware of this issue and it’s likely to be resolved with a firmware update.

The Fujifilm X-E4 is a great little camera that makes a good choice for carrying everywhere.

The Fujifilm X-E4 is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Price when reviewed
£799
$849
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For

  • Traditional exposure controls
  • 180° tilting screen
  • High-quality sensor

Against

  • The Menu and Display buttons are too flush to the back of the camera and feel spongy
  • Issues with eye sensor when composing images on the screen when it's tilted
  • No grips on the front or rear

Best Fujifilm camera for DSLR fans

Fujifilm X-S10

Fujifilm X-S10

Specification

  • Camera type: Mirrorless
  • Announced: 15th October 2020
  • Sensor: 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor
  • Processing engine: X-Processor 4
  • Lens mount: X-Mount
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 160-12,800 expandable to ISO 80-51200
  • Viewfinder: 2.36-million-dot EVF (100% coverage) with 0.62x magnification
  • Screen: Vari-angle 3-inch 1.04million-dot touchscreen LCD
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent hybrid with up to 425 selectable AF points
  • Continuous shooting: Mechanical Shutter: 8fps, Electronic Shutter: 20fps continuous shooting at full resolution with AF
  • Max video resolution: DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 29.97/25/24/23.98fps, 4K/30p 4:2:0 8-bit, 4K/30p 4:2:2 10-bit video via the HDMI, Full-HD at up to 240p
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 126.0x85.1x65.4mm
  • Weight: 465g including battery and card

The Fujifilm X-S10 is the first in a new line of X-series cameras from Fujifilm. It’s aimed at experienced DSLR users who are looking to switch to a mirrorless camera but who don’t fancy the traditional exposure controls of models like the Fujifilm X-T4 and X-T3.

Consequently, the X-S10 has an exposure mode dial on its top-plate and although it’s compatible with Fujifilm lenses with an aperture ring, it has dual control dials to adjust exposure via the camera.

Inside the X-S10 there’s the same 26.1Mp APS-C format X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor as X-Processor 4 as is in the Fujifilm X-T4, which means it can capture the same quality images. It also means that the X-S10 has 425 individually selectable AF points available for use with its hybrid autofocus system – and it’s a snappy performer.

The X-S10 has in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) on board and it can deliver up to 6EV shutter speed compensation.

Naturally, Fujifilm’s Film Simulations modes are available for use, in fact, there are 18 on the X-S10, so you should always find an image style to suit your mood and the subject.

Further good news about the X-S10 is that its touchscreen is mounted on a vari-angle hinge, which makes it ideal for vlogging and shooting selfies. It can also shoot good-quality uncropped DCI 4K video (4096 x 2160) at 29.97/25/24/23.98fps. Internal recording maxes out at 8-bit 4:2:,0 but if there’s an external storage unit connected via HDMI it’s possible to record in 4:2:2 10-bit. A 3.5mm microphone port is built in and a USB-C adapter is included in the box to connect headphones.

You can find the Fujifilm X-S10 on Amazon UK and Amazon USA

Price when reviewed
£949
$999
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For

  • In-body image stabilisation
  • Vari-angle touchscreen
  • Excellent sensor and processor combination

Against

  • Not weather-sealed
  • Complex collection of continuous shooting options

Best Fujifilm camera for street photography

Fujifilm X100V

Fujifilm X100V

Specification

  • Camera type: Compact
  • Announced: 5th February 2020
  • Sensor: 26.1Mp X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor
  • Processing engine: X-Processor 4
  • Lens: Fujinon 23mm f/2 (35mm equivalent)
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 160-12,800 expandable to ISO 80-51,200
  • Viewfinder: Optical: Reverse Galilean viewfinder with electronic bright frame display, 95% coverage and x0.52 magnification, Electronic: 0.5 inch 3,690,000-dot OLED with 100% coverage, 0.66x magnification
  • Screen: Tilting 3.0-inch 1,620.000-dot touchscreen LCD
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent hybrid with up to 425 selectable AF points
  • Continuous shooting: Mechanical shutter: 11fps, Electronic shutter: 30fps with 1.25x crop
  • Max video resolution: DCI 4K (4096×2160) at 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p, 200Mbps/100Mbps, for up to 10min
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 128.0 x 74.8 x 53.3mm / 5.04 × 2.94 × 2.10inch (minimum depth 32.7mm/1.29inch)
  • Weight: 478g / 16.9oz including battery and SD memory card, 428g / 15.1oz body only

The Fuji X100V is a compact camera and the fifth model in Fujifilm’s widely respected X100 series. Inside it has the same 26.1MP APS-C format sensor and processing engine as the manufacturer’s recent enthusiast-level interchangeable lens cameras, the Fujifilm X-T4, X-T3 and X-Pro3. This means that it can capture the same quality images albeit using a fixed 23mm f/2.0 lens with an effective focal length of 35mm.

Fujifilm has retained the high-quality feel, retro looks and traditional exposure controls that we love about the X100 line but made the X100V a little more versatile and up to date with a tilting touchscreen that makes composing images and adjusting settings that bit easier.

The fixed focal length lens isn’t for everyone, but it’s a nice bright optic that captures plenty of detail.

Price when reviewed
£1299
$1399
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For

  • Traditional exposure controls
  • Hybrid viewfinder built-in
  • Fast high-quality lens

Against

  • High price for a fixed lens camera
  • Fixed focal length lens

Best Fujifilm camera for travel photography

Fujifilm X-T30 II

Fujifilm X-T30 II review

Specification

  • Camera type: APS-C format mirrorless
  • Sensor: 26.1Mp APS-C (23.5mm×15.6mm) X-Trans CMOS 4
  • Processor: X Processor 4
  • Lens mount: Fujifilm X
  • Sensitivity: Stills: ISO 160- 12800 expandable to ISO 80-51,200, Video: ISO 160- 12800 expandable to ISO 80-25,600
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF) with up to 425 points in a 25x17 grid
  • Viewfinder: Electronic 0.39 inch approx. 2.36 million dots OLED Colour
  • Screen: 3.0-inch 1.62 million dots touchscreen with 100% coverage
  • Key video specifications: DCI 4K (17:9) (4096 x 2160) at 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps up to approx. 30min, 4K(16:9) (3840 x 2160) at 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps up to approx. 30min, Full HD(17:9) (2048 x 1080) at 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps up to approx. 30min.
  • Maximum continuous shooting: Electronic shutter: 20fps for JPEG: 79 frames, Compressed RAW: 20 frames, Lossless compression RAW: 17 frames, Uncompressed RAW: 17 frames, Mechanical shutter: 8fps for JPEG: 105 frames, Compressed RAW: 23 frames, Lossless compression RAW: 18 frames, Uncompressed RAW: 18 frames
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 118.4 x 82.8 x 46.8mm / 4.66 x 3.26 x 1.84-inch
  • Weight: 382g including battery and memory card, 329g body only

Fujifilm called the X-T30 the ‘Little Giant’, and it’s a good name for it. It’s a small camera, but it’s very powerful as it has the same sensor and processing engine as the X-T3. That adds up to a powerful camera for travel, and the X-T30 II builds on that success.

It may not make much of an upgrade on the X-T30, but the Fujifilm X-T30 II is still a cracking little camera that’s capable of producing very attractive results. It has a lovely combination of traditional exposure controls, snappy autofocusing and touch control on a reassuringly solid-feeling body.

Like the X-T30 that it replaces, the Fujifilm X-T30 II resembles a mini Fujifilm X-T4 or X-T3 as it has the same 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 along with similar styling and traditional exposure controls.  However, it has a smaller, lighter body that makes it ideally-suited to travel photography.

The Fujifilm X-T30 II only makes one physical upgrade on the X-T30, that’s a switch from a 1.04-million-dot screen on its back to a 1.62-million dot screen.

However, there’s a host of firmware and algorithm improvements that make the newer camera better than the original. The enhanced autofocus algorithms seen on the X-T4, for example, have been rolled out to the X-T30 II to make its intelligent hybrid autofocus system faster and more sensitive in low light.

The X-T30 II also gains the relatively recently introduced Classic Neg and Eterna Bleach Bypass Film Simulation modes, taking its total count to 18. It also has controls to adjust the Clarity, Tone Curve and Monochromatic Color while the Auto White Balance can be set to White Priority and Ambience Priority, and there’s the Color Chrome FX Blue option to enhance blue subjects.

 

Price when reviewed
£770
$899
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For

  • Excellent sensor
  • Robust construction
  • Traditional controls

Against

  • Minor upgrade on the X-T30
  • Easy to press the Q button accidentally
  • No in-body stabilisation

Best Fujifilm camera for landscapes

Fujifilm GFX100S

Fujifilm GFX 100S

Specification

  • Camera type: Medium format mirrorless
  • Announced: 27th January 2021
  • Sensor: 102Mp Medium format (43.8 x 32.9mm) CMOS with Bayer colour filter array
  • Maximum image size: 11648 x 8736
  • Processor: X Processor 4
  • Lens mount: Fujifilm G
  • Autofocusing: Intelligent Hybrid with up to 425 AF points
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent Hybrid AF (contrast AF / phase-detection AF) with up to 425 selectable AF points
  • Viewfinder: Fixed 0.5-inch 3.69million-dot EVF with 0.77x magnifications 85fps
  • Screen: 3-direction tilting 3.2-inch 2.36million-dot touchscreen
  • Continuous Shooting: 5fps for 42Jpegs, 16 compressed raw, 15 lossless compressed raw or 14 uncompressed raw
  • Sensitivity range: Standard ISO 100-12,800, expandable to ISO 50-102,400
  • Image stabilisation: In-body 5-axis giving 6EV compensation, Plus Digital IS and IS Boost for video
  • Max video resolution: 4K (4096×2160) 29.97p 400Mbps up to 120min recording, Digital IS (1.1x crop), F-Log, HLG, ProRes Raw (12-bit HDMI)
  • Film Simulation Modes: 19 modes: Provia/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, Astia/Soft, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg.Hi, Pro Neg.Std Classic Neg., Nostalgic Neg., Eterna/Cinema, Eterna Beach Bypass, Acros, Acros + Ye Filter, Acros + R Filter, Acros + G Filter, Black & White, Black & White + Ye Filter, Black & White + R Filter, Black & White + G Filter, Sepia
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
  • Battery: NP-W325 460 images
  • Dimensions: 150 x 104 x 44mm
  • Weight: 900g including battery and card

Previously, we selected the Fujifilm GFX100 as the best Fujifilm camera for shooting landscape, but the GFX100S has the same 102Mp sensor in a much smaller, lighter body.

Essentially, the Fujifilm GFX100S is a medium format camera that doesn’t feel like a medium format camera. With the right lens, it can blend in with full-frame DSLR and mirrorless camera yet it has a sensor that’s 1.7x the size.

Also, as it has the same 102Mp back-illuminated CMOS sensor as the Fujifilm GFX100, it can produce images that measure 98.62 x 73.96cm or 38.8 x 29.1-inch when printed at 300ppi. And there’s Fujifilm’s Pixel Shift Multi Shot mode that enables it to produce 400Mp images with a little help from a computer running Fujifilm’s Pixel Shift Combiner software.

If you look at images shot at the top native sensitivity setting of ISO 12,800 at 100% on screen, you’ll see a fair amount of luminance noise in the raw files, but as you zoom out, it disappears and there’s a long way to zoom out! Of course it depends what you want to do with your images, the the Fujifilm GFX100S is one of the few cameras that we’d feel reasonably happy about using the upper sensitivity expansions settings.

While the GFX100S’s AF system is a bit fidgety, it’s responsive and can get moving subjects sharp. The Eye AF isn’t the best around, but it’s useful for portraits and the level of detail captured in low to mid-range ISO images is fantastic.

Price when reviewed
£5499
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For

  • Superb sensor
  • Phase detection autofocus system
  • Small for medium format

Against

  • Doesn't have all the traditional exposure controls of the GFX 50S
  • The eye AF isn't very assured

Best Fujifilm camera for documentary and reportage

Fujifilm X-Pro3

Specification

  • Camera type: Mirrorless
  • Sensor: 26.1Mp APS-C format (23.5 x 15.6mm) X-Trans CMOS 4
  • Lens Mount: Fujifilm X
  • Processing Engine: X Processor 4
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent Hybrid AF Single point AF: 13×9 / 25×17 AF points Zone AF: 3×3 / 5×5 / 7×7 from 91 areas on 13×9 grid Wide/Tracking AF: (up to 18 area) AF-S: Wide / AF-C: Tracking All
  • Viewfinder: Hybrid, Optical: Reverse Galilean viewfinder with electronic bright frame, 95% coverage, x0.52 magnification, Electronic: 0.5-inch 3.69 million-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 0.66x magnification
  • Screen: 1.28-inch, 1:1 LCD and 3.0-inch, 3:2, tilting 1.62 million dot touchscreen that tilts through 180-degrees
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 160-12,800 (expansions settings of ISO 80/100/125/25600/51200)
  • Continuous Shooting: 20fps using the electronic shutter for 79 Jpegs or 36 Lossless compression raw files, or 34 uncompressed raw files 11fps using the mechanical shutter for 145 Jpegs or 42 Lossless compression raw files, or 36 uncompressed raw files 30fps using the electronic shutter and with a 1.25 crop for 60 Jpegs or 35 Lossless compression raw files or 33 uncompressed raw files
  • Storage: 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
  • Video: DCI 4K(4096×2160) at 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p and 200Mbps/100Mbps for up to 15min
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 140.5 × 82.8mm 46.1mm / 5.5in × 3.3in × 1.8-inches
  • Weight: 497g / 17.5oz including battery and SD card, 447g / 15.8oz body only

Fujifilm went a bit off-piste for the X-Pro3. Instead of making the predictable upgrade to the X-Pro2, it decided to hide the main screen behind the tilting back panel to put greater emphasis on viewfinder photography. And it works a treat, because the X-Pro3 is a really lovely camera to use for a spot of street or reportage photography. But if you’re the sort of photographer who likes to dip into the menu and changes settings on a frequent basis, it may not be the model for you.

Although the rangefinder-like design of the Fuji X-Pro line isn’t for everyone, you can’t question the build quality of the X-Pro3. Its top and bottom plates are made from titanium, which is a very light but tough metal, and the front and back sections are made from magnesium alloy. What’s more, all the joints and controls are weather-sealed.

There’s also a hybrid viewfinder that combines a top-level electronic viewfinder with an advanced direct-view type optical viewfinder. You can swap between the two with the flick of a switch.

Inside the Fuji X-Pro3, Fujifilm has used the same APS-C format 26.1Mp back-illuminated X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 as is in the X-T3. That means it captures first-rate images. We especially like the new Classic Neg Film Simulation mode that reduces the colour saturation a little while giving contrast a slight boost.

Price when reviewed
£1668
$1799.95
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For

  • Superb build quality
  • Hybrid viewfinder combines optical and electronic units
  • Great new Classic Neg Film Simulation mode and excellent image quality

Against

  • The main screen is hidden from view
  • Shape not suited to use with long lenses
  • Awkward ISO dial

Best Fujifilm camera for video

Fujifilm X-T4

Fujifilm X-T4

Specification

  • Camera type: Mirrorless
  • Announced: 26th February 2020
  • Sensor: 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor
  • Processing engine: X-Processor 4
  • Lens mount: X-Mount
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 160-12,800 expandable to ISO 80-51200
  • Viewfinder: 3.69-million-dot high resolution EVF (100% coverage)
  • Screen: Vari-angle 3-inch 1.6 million dot touch screen LCD
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent hybrid with up to 425 selectable AF points
  • Continuous shooting: Mechanical Shutter: 15fps, Electronic Shutter: 20fps continuous shooting at full resolution with AF
  • Max video resolution: C4K (4096×2160) at 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps, 4:2:0 10bit internal SD card recording; 1080/240p
  • Storage: 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 134.6x92.8x63.8mm (37.9mm at the thinnest point)
  • Weight: 607g including battery and card, 526g body only

Like the X-T3, the Fujifilm X-T4 can shoot C4K (4096 x 2160) MOV video at up to 60p. However, it can also record in MP4 format.

In addition, its possible to record Full HD video at up to 240p (with continuous focusing), twice the rate possible with the X-T3. That’s great news for those who like to see action in slow-motion. There’s also Digital IS and IS Mode Boost for smoother footage.

Other improvements for videographers include F-Log View Assist (based on BT.709), back-up recording and the ability to fix the movie crop so that the framing stays the same even if you switch between different resolutions.

In addition, the 3.5mm mic jack can be set to Mic or Line (depending upon what you want to connect) and there’s control over the level.

The X-T4 doesn’t have headphone port, but there’s a USB-C to headphone adapter supplied in the box.

Fujifilm has also made a useful handling and control change for videographers. The main and Quick menu options and layout change depending upon whether the camera is set to stills or video mode. That means you don’t have to wade through lots of unnecessary menu options to find the ones you need.

Price when reviewed
£1549
$1699
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For

  • In-body image stabilisation
  • Vari-angle touchscreen
  • Excellent viewfinder

Against

  • Complex array of continuous shooting options
  • Some may miss the metering mode switch/dial of the X-T3

Best Fujifilm camera for weddings

Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm X-T3 Review

Specification

  • Camera type: Mirrorless
  • Sensor: 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor
  • Lens mount: X-mount
  • Processing engine: X-Processor 4
  • Lens mount: Fujifilm X
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 80-51,200
  • Viewfinder: 3.69-million-dot high resolution EVF (100% coverage)
  • Screen: 3.0-inch 1.04 million dot 3-directional tilting touch screen LCD
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent hybrid with up to 425 selectable AF points
  • Continuous shooting: Mechanical Shutter: 11fps, Electronic Shutter: 20fps continuous shooting at full resolution with AF
  • Max video resolution: C4K (4096×2160) at 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps, 4:2:0 10bit internal SD card recording; 1080/120p
  • Storage: 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 132.5 x 92.8 x 58.8mm (35.4mm at the thinnest point)
  • Weight: 489g

Previously we listed the X-Pro2 as the best Fuji camera for weddings, but that has now been superseded by the X-Pro3. And while the X-Pro3 is a superb camera, we feel that the majority of Fuji-loving wedding photographers are best served by the X-T3, or the X-T4.

Wedding photographers will especially appreciate that the X-T3’s face-detection and eye-detection AF operates in AF-C mode. It makes shooting candid and documentary-style portraits much easier.

In addition, the X-T3’s 0.5-inch 3.69-million-dot viewfinder gives a really excellent preview of the image you’re about to capture. That means you know you’ve nailed the colour and exposure before you even press the shutter release.

Price when reviewed
£1349
$1499
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For

  • Well-implemented traditional controls
  • High-quality, attractive images
  • Fast, accurate focusing in good light

Against

  • Autofocus system can be hesitant in low contrast
  • When viewed from above, the EVF blocks out the top of the screen
  • Occasional fringing visible in the viewfinder

Best Fujifilm camera for portraits

Fujifilm GFX100S

Fujifilm GFX 100S

Specification

  • Camera type: Medium format mirrorless
  • Announced: 27th January 2021
  • Sensor: 102Mp Medium format (43.8 x 32.9mm) CMOS with Bayer colour filter array
  • Maximum image size: 11648 x 8736
  • Processor: X Processor 4
  • Lens mount: Fujifilm G
  • Autofocusing: Intelligent Hybrid with up to 425 AF points
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent Hybrid AF (contrast AF / phase-detection AF) with up to 425 selectable AF points
  • Viewfinder: Fixed 0.5-inch 3.69million-dot EVF with 0.77x magnifications 85fps
  • Screen: 3-direction tilting 3.2-inch 2.36million-dot touchscreen
  • Continuous Shooting: 5fps for 42Jpegs, 16 compressed raw, 15 lossless compressed raw or 14 uncompressed raw
  • Sensitivity range: Standard ISO 100-12,800, expandable to ISO 50-102,400
  • Image stabilisation: In-body 5-axis giving 6EV compensation, Plus Digital IS and IS Boost for video
  • Max video resolution: 4K (4096×2160) 29.97p 400Mbps up to 120min recording, Digital IS (1.1x crop), F-Log, HLG, ProRes Raw (12-bit HDMI)
  • Film Simulation Modes: 19 modes: Provia/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, Astia/Soft, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg.Hi, Pro Neg.Std Classic Neg., Nostalgic Neg., Eterna/Cinema, Eterna Beach Bypass, Acros, Acros + Ye Filter, Acros + R Filter, Acros + G Filter, Black & White, Black & White + Ye Filter, Black & White + R Filter, Black & White + G Filter, Sepia
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
  • Battery: NP-W325 460 images
  • Dimensions: 150 x 104 x 44mm
  • Weight: 900g including battery and card

Thanks to its large sensor, which is 1.7x the size of a full-frame camera’s sensor, the GFX100S gives lots of control over depth of field and backgrounds can be blurred beautifully.

The GFX100S also has Face and Eye detection AF which is very helpful for portrait photographers. And while the GFX100 is getting a firmware upgrade to give it the same AF performance as the newer GFX100S, it’s a bigger heavier camera that costs twice as much.

If the GFX100S is too pricy and you want something even smaller and lighter, we recommend that you check out the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T4.

Price when reviewed
£5499
$5999 / €5999
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For

  • Superb sensor
  • Phase detection autofocus system
  • Small for medium format

Against

  • Doesn't have all the traditional exposure controls of the GFX 50S
  • The eye AF isn't very assured

Best all-round Fujifilm camera

Fujifilm X-T4

Fujifilm X-T4

Specification

  • Camera type: Mirrorless
  • Announced: 26th February 2020
  • Sensor: 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor
  • Processing engine: X-Processor 4
  • Lens mount: X-Mount
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 160-12,800 expandable to ISO 80-51200
  • Viewfinder: 3.69-million-dot high resolution EVF (100% coverage)
  • Screen: Vari-angle 3-inch 1.6 million dot touch screen LCD
  • Autofocus system: Intelligent hybrid with up to 425 selectable AF points
  • Continuous shooting: Mechanical Shutter: 15fps, Electronic Shutter: 20fps continuous shooting at full resolution with AF
  • Max video resolution: C4K (4096×2160) at 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps, 4:2:0 10bit internal SD card recording; 1080/240p
  • Storage: 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 134.6x92.8x63.8mm (37.9mm at the thinnest point)
  • Weight: 607g including battery and card, 526g body only

It may have the same 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 processing engine as the Fujifilm X-T3, but the Fujifilm X-T4 also has 5-axis in-body image stabilisation with a shutter speed compensation value of 6.5Ev, a quieter shutter, a bigger battery, a great new Film Simulation mode and a vari-angle touchscreen.

Like the X-T3, the X-T4 can shoot C4K (4096 x 2160) MOV video at up to 60p. However, it can also record in MP4 format.

In addition, its possible to record Full HD video at up to 240p (with continuous focusing), twice the rate possible with the X-T3. That’s great news for those who like to see action in slow-motion.

All this combined with Fujifilm’s image-quality knowhow makes the X-T4 the company’s best X-series camera to date, not to mention one of the best mirrorless cameras you can buy today.

It may not be an automatic upgrade choice for X-T3 users, but X-T1 and X-T2 photographers will love it. More significantly, it’s very attractive to anyone contemplating their first serious Fuji camera.

You can find the latest deals on the Fujifilm X-T4 at Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Price when reviewed
£1549
$1699
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For

  • In-body image stabilisation
  • Vari-angle touchscreen
  • Excellent viewfinder

Against

  • Complex array of continuous shooting options
  • Some may miss the metering mode switch/dial of the X-T3
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