The 7 Best Fujifilm Cameras of 2024

We researched and analyzed dozens of Fujifilm cameras so you don't have to

Our Top Picks

By John

Looking for the best Fujifilm camera to take your photography to the next level? We’ve researched and analyzed nearly every Fujifilm camera over the past several years to determine which take the crown in a few distinct categories. Whether you’re shopping for your first camera or upgrading to something a bit more professional, you’ll find our best recommendation on this list. We judged these cameras in terms of their image quality, build quality, size/weight, autofocus performance, video capabilities, and more.

If you are interested in more roundups of Fujifilm cameras, be sure to check out the best Fujifilm cameras for beginners and Fujifilm cameras with in-body image stabilization. For interchangeable lens Fujifilm cameras, we’ve also written about the best Fujifilm lenses for X series.

Best Fujifilm Camera Overall

Fujifilm X-T5

Format: APS-C | Max Resolution: 40.2 Megapixels | Video: Up to 6.2K30P

What We Liked

  • The 40-megapixel sensor provided excellent detail
  • Improved video specs, including 6K30P options and better IBIS
  • Dial-focused control scheme, solid ergonomics, and a wide range of customization options

What We Didn’t Like

  • Autofocus performance lags behind some competitors and even its predecessor

The Fujifilm X-T5 tops our list as it is the perfect choice for photographers seeking high performance in a compact form. We were impressed by the exceptional image quality the 40.2MP sensor delivered. At this resolution, the X-T5 rivals full-frame cameras from other brands but at a more accessible price point. Its feature set includes a subject-detection autofocus system, a pixel-shift high-res mode capable of producing a 160MP image, and continuous shooting at up to 20fps with a crop or 15fps at full resolution. Our team was thrilled with the reintroduction of the 3-way tilt screen, underscoring Fujifilm’s commitment to user-centric design​​.

As good as we found it, the X-T5 was not without its limitations, especially when compared to its siblings, like the X-H2 and X-H2S, and its predecessor, the X-T4. The X-T5’s video capabilities, for instance, are more constrained, lacking the ability to attach an external cooling fan and a full-size HDMI port, and offering a smaller buffer size that limits continuous shooting capacity compared to the X-H2. While it offers improvements such as a slightly higher ISO range and a significant boost in electronic shutter speed up to 1/180,000 sec, these enhancements come with trade-offs. Despite these compromises, the X-T5’s design and features, such as dual UHS-II SD card slots, a high-resolution 3.68M-dot OLED viewfinder, and enhanced connectivity options, solidify its status as our team’s top choice for those prioritizing still photography over video​​.

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Best Fujifilm Camera for Video

Fujifilm X-H2S

Format: APS-C | Max Resolution: 26.1 Megapixels | Video: Up to 6.2K30P

What We Liked

  • Fantastic image quality and beautiful color rendering
  • Rapid burst shooting and quick autofocus, even in low light
  • Impressive image stabilization and no overheating issues

What We Didn’t Like

  • It took some time to get over not having as many dials for quick control

The Fujifilm X-H2S is our top pick for those of you looking to explore both photography and videography. This hybrid camera offers a mix of high-speed performance and impressive image quality. With its 26.1-megapixel sensor and the ability to shoot at up to 40 frames per second using its electronic shutter, the Fuji X-H2S is tailored for capturing fast action without compromise. We found its advanced autofocus system capable of tracking a variety of subjects with remarkable precision. It even has AI-based subject detection for animals, vehicles, and even human faces and eyes. The camera’s 5-axis in-body image stabilization provided our team up to 7 stops of shake reduction during testing, ensuring sharp images even in challenging settings.

Videographers will find the X-H2S particularly appealing for its capability to record 6.2K video at 30fps, and 4K video at up to 120fps, all while offering 10-bit 4:2:2 color internally. The introduction of F-Log2 and inclusion of Apple ProRes support, alongside the camera’s ability to output footage to external recorders, positions the X-H2S as a versatile choice for high-quality video production. One of the other features that impressed us was the innovative Camera to Cloud feature, made possible through its partnership with Frame.io.

While its high-speed shooting capabilities and video features are impressive, we were quickly reminded the X-H2S requires substantial storage and additional accessories such as cooling fans for extended video shoots to maximize the camera’s performance. The cost of these add-ons, including high-capacity CFexpress cards and the optional vertical grip, could add up. Nevertheless, the Fujifilm X-H2S was our favorite option for a Fujifilm camera that excels in both stills and video.

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Best Fujifilm Camera for Travel

Fujifilm X-100V

Format: APS-C | Max Resolution: 26.1 Megapixels | Video: Up to 4K30P

What We Liked

  • Weather-resistant camera with a sleek design
  • Fantastic image clarity and color rendering
  • Versatile hybrid viewfinder is a joy to use

What We Didn’t Like

  • Fixed lens can be limiting for some travel locations
  • Weather-resistance requires the lens filter ring and a filter

Our pick for the best Fujifilm camera for travel is none other than the Fujifilm X-100V. When it came to the travel category, our team primarily looked for portability with minimal sacrifice in quality, and the decision was pretty easy for us. The Fujifilm X-100V has garnered quite a lot of attention recently, making it difficult to get ahold of in some markets. Its rangefinder-esque design and quality in both stills and video make it a compact beast. While some may have to get used to have a fixed-lens nature of the camera, we found it pushed our creative boundaries on the road and our bags never felt lighter.

The camera delivered images with stunning clarity and color accuracy, making each of our test shots postcard-worthy. The fixed lens, a 23mm f/2, offers a versatile field of view equivalent to a 35mm on a full-frame camera, ideal for everything from sweeping landscapes to intimate street portraits. If you want more versatility, Fujifilm does offer 2 lens adapters for either a 28mm or 50mm equivalent lens. The hybrid viewfinder, a hallmark of the X-100 series, allows you to switch between an electronic and optical view, providing both the immediacy of digital and the classic feel of analog shooting. We found this flexibility invaluable in some of the more fast-paced environments during our travels.

While there are certainly other Fuji cameras on this list that excel in the video department, the X-100V still shoots decent 4K video up to 30 frames per second and 1080p up to 120fps for slow-motion effects if you’re interested in filming a few memories during your travels.

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Best Budget Fujifilm Camera

Fujifilm X-T30 II

Format: APS-C | Max Resolution: 26.1 Megapixels | Video: Up to 4K30

What We Liked

  • Lightweight and compact camera body
  • Great introduction to Fujifilm’s color science and film simulation modes
  • Shoots 4K video at 30fps and 1080P at up to 240fps

What We Didn’t Like

  • Autofocus struggles with fast-moving subjects

The Fujifilm X-T30 II is an excellent choice for beginners or enthusiasts seeking a budget-friendly option within the Fujifilm ecosystem. Despite being a slight refinement over its predecessor, we found the enhancements it brings to the table are significant enough, especially considering its price bracket. For photographers looking to delve into the Fujifilm interchangeable lens camera lineup without breaking the bank, the X-T30 II emerges as a compelling contender.

The camera has a 26.1-megapixel sensor, similar to many of X series cameras, capable of capturing images with stunning clarity and detail. The X-T30 II’s compact design further enhances its appeal, making it an ideal companion for travel or daily photography adventures. Its size didn’t detract from its performance, offering a blend of portability and power that is rare in cameras at this price point.

Video capabilities in the X-T30 II are noteworthy. It supports 4K video recording at 30 frames per second, which is plenty for most everyday scenarios. Additionally, we had a blast recording 240 frames per second at 1080p for buttery smooth slow-motion goodness.

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Best Fujifilm Camera for Street Photography

Fujifilm X-100V

Format: APS-C | Max Resolution: 26.1 Megapixels | Video: Up to 4K30P

What We Liked

  • Minimal design that isn’t too distracting in public
  • Versatile hybrid viewfinder for adapting to scenes
  • Perfect 35mm equivalent focal length for street photography

What We Didn’t Like

  • We needed extra batteries for extended shoots

The Fujifilm X-100V finds itself back again on our list of the best Fuji cameras available today. This time, we’re recommending it as the best Fujifilm camera for street photography. A lot of what made this a great travel camera still applies in this category and influenced our decision. The 23mm f/2 fixed lens is ideal for most street photographers, but of course you do have the option of using Fujifilm’s X100 converters if you prefer a 28mm or 50mm equivalent focal length. Some of our team started their photography journey shooting street with film cameras, so they especially enjoyed the optical viewfinder with the option to switch to the EVF when necessary.

The battery life on the X-100V isn’t fantastic, so we recommend picking up a few extra batteries if you plan to shoot for extended periods of time. You may also want to grab a lens filter adapter and a lens filter if you live in an area frequented by rain or snow to make this street photography set up 100% weather-resistant.

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Best Fujifilm Camera for Vloggers

Fujifilm X-S20

Format: APS-C | Max Resolution: 26.1 Megapixels | Video: Up to 6.2K30P

What We Liked

  • Dedicated vlog mode with some useful features
  • Shoots 6.2K30P with in-body image stabilization
  • Advanced features in Fujifilm’s mid-range lineup

What We Didn’t Like

  • Same 26.1 megapixel sensor as predecessor
  • No weather sealing

If you’re looking for the best Fuji camera for vlogging, we recommend the Fujifilm X-S20. While we would have loved to see more significant improvements in some areas of the camera compared to its predecessor, the 6.2K video and dedicated vlog mode pushed it ahead for us. The X-S lineup is Fujifilm’s mid-range tier, so we understand there are sacrifices to be made. However, some important omissions like weather sealing or dual SD card slots might be a dealbreaker for some.

Turning the mode dial to Vlog on the Fujifilm X-S20 lets vloggers quickly access a touch screen menu with useful vlog-focused options such as self-timer, image stabilization modes, face/eye detection toggle, high-speed recording, and Product Priority/Background Defocus modes. The Product Priority mode basically disables the face/eye detection and turns on continuous autofocus so the camera can focus on products that are brought into frame. Our team found that this is only valuable for specific use cases, so should be disabled most of the time.

The other unique vlog mode setting is Background Defocus mode. This simply switches the camera to use the widest aperture available. Again, our team found while this may prove useful for less tech-savvy individuals, it is best to toggle it off once you’re done using it. With these modes, it’s easy to see Fujifilm’s attempt to bring in a wider audience of vloggers that aren’t quite interested in learning their camera in and out, but still want to look good.

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Best Medium Format Fujifilm Camera

Fujifilm GFX 100 II

Format: Medium Format | Max Resolution: 102 Megapixels | Video: Up to 8K30

What We Liked

  • Incredible 102 megapixel image sensor for insane resolution
  • Video recording up to 8K30P
  • Enhanced sensor-shift image stabilization

What We Didn’t Like

  • The price tag. This is NOT a cheap camera.
  • Remote release port is on the left side where most L-plates block

It doesn’t get much better (or more expensive) than the Fujifilm GFX 100 II. If you’re in the market for the best Fujifilm medium-format camera, the GFX 100 II should be right at the top of the list. The mind-blowing 102 megapixel image sensor is 1.7 times larger than what you’ll find in a full frame camera. Since Fujifilm doesn’t produce full frame cameras, the leap from the APS-C sensors in the X series to the GFX series is incredibly massive. If that wasn’t enough, the GFX 100 II’s pixel shift multi-shot feature enables photographers to capture a 400 megapixel image. Whoa.

It features a high-resolution OLED viewfinder, three-way articulated screen, and supports both CF Express and SD cards. The camera boasts enhanced sensor-shift stabilization up to eight stops, depending on the lens used. Additionally, it offers versatile video capabilities, including 4K/60p, 8K/30p, FHD/120p 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording, with advanced subject detection algorithms. With its medium format, the GFX 100 II delivers exceptionally detailed images and has been recognized for pushing the boundaries of speed and handling in its class.

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