The 9 Best Fujifilm Cameras to Buy in 2018

Up your photography game using a camera from this well-known brand

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The Rundown

  • Best All-Around: Fujifilm X-T100 at Amazon, “Has a lot on offer for any photographer, from amateur to pro.”
  • Best for Pros: Fujifilm GFX 50S at Amazon, “This translates to massive photos that capture far more scenery and far more detail than your typical APS-C sensor.”
  • Best Camera for Video: Fujifilm X-H1 at Amazon, “Most importantly for video, it can record cinematic 4K at 24 frames per second and a high bitrate of 200Mbps.”
  • Best Compact Interchangeable Lens: Fujifilm X-E3 at Amazon, “A small, sleek package that can be a true travelers companion.”
  • Best Beginner Interchangeable Lens: Fujifilm X-A5 at Amazon, “Thanks to the high-resolution sensor and ability to mount better and better lenses, it can stick with you as you progress.”
  • Best Premium Compact Camera: Fujifilm XF10 at Amazon, "A compact camera that can go anywhere with you and help capture the moments.”
  • Best for Adventure: FinePix XP130 at Amazon, “If your adventures get truly wild, you’ll need a camera that’s equal to the task.”
  • Best Instant Camera: Instax Square SQ6 at Amazon, “An affordable and stylish instant camera that will let you capture fun moments and print out the memories right away.”
  • Best Hybrid Instant Camera: Instax Square SQ10 at Amazon, “It comes with some extra handy features for anyone looking for a little more flexibility from their instant camera.”

Our Top Picks

Best All-Around: Fujifilm X-T100

Fujifilm X-T100

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Fujifilm’s X-T100 is a new model in the X series, and it has a lot on offer for any photographer, from amateur to pro. It features an APS-C sensor with 24.2 million pixels for sharp photos at 6,000 x 4,000 pixels. It can also capture Full HD (1080p) video 60 frames per second, or bump up to 4K at 15 frames per second.

The Fujifilm X-T100 is built with retro styling that can give any old school photographer a flash of nostalgia. It uses an anodized aluminum frame with a leather-like textured grip wrapping around the front and back of the camera. On ​the back, it has a three-inch tilting LCD screen for easy composition, but it also includes an electronic viewfinder for when shooting conditions are too bright to use the LCD.

Best for Pros: Fujifilm GFX 50S

Amateur photographers should move on, as the Fujifilm GFX 50S is not for the casual shooter. This is a high-end, medium format camera with a sensor measuring 43.8 x 32.9mm and boasts a resolution of 51.4 megapixels. This translates to massive photos that capture far more scenery and far more detail than your typical APS-C sensor would. While it may not be great for video, only shooting in Full HD at the higher end, it more than makes up for that with its photo quality.

It's naturally built with pros in mind, being made of a lightweight magnesium alloy, with textured grips around the front and back. The camera body is built to be resistant to dust and weather, and it can even withstand freezing temperatures. It has an LCD monitor on the back, but more stunning is the tiltable and detachable electronic viewfinder, which lets you shoot from angles that would have been much harder otherwise.

If you’re a pro photographer or looking to go pro, this is the best still camera for digital photography that Fujifilm has on the market. It will offer more flexibility than any other, and the image size and quality will give you lots to work with.

Best Camera for Video: Fujifilm X-H1

If you’re planning to do a combination of video and photography, the Fujifilm X-H1 is your best bet. It has an APS-C sensor with 24.3 megapixels, but most importantly for video, it can record cinematic 4K (4,096 x 2,160 pixels, as opposed to the TV standard 4K which is 3,840 x 2,160 pixels) at 24 frames per second and a high bitrate of 200Mbps.

The Fujifilm X-H1 includes the typical LCD display and electronic viewfinder found on Fujifilm’s higher-end cameras, but one thing that steps up the video strength is the internal in-body image stabilization, which can help you record videos while reducing camera shake. It also supports special movie modes, which can adjust how color is recorded and simulate cinema film.

Paired with the right X Mount lenses and an extended battery, the Fujifilm X-H1 can stand out as an incredibly powerful tool in any digital videographers toolkit. This is especially true as the video industry moves further and further toward 4K content.

Best Compact Interchangeable Lens: Fujifilm X-E3

Capable, yet compact — that’s the best way to describe the Fujifilm X-E3. A 24.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor offers sharp photos, but it's also possible to shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second or a cinematic 24 frames per second. With Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes, you’ll really be able to dive into both your photography and videography.

The Fujifilm X-E3 supports X Mount lenses, including those with built-in optical image stabilization. It also takes the retro design found on many other Fujifilm cameras and simplifies it to create a small, sleek package that can be a true travelers companion. With built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, you won’t even need to have your hands on this compact camera to take photos, but the built-in LCD display and electronic viewfinder will help you compose shots when you are holding onto it.

Whether you’re an amateur looking for a great all-around camera that you can learn on and grow with or you’re a pro looking for a capable little sidekick to add to your toolkit, the Fujifilm X-E3 is an impressive offering at a good price.

Best Beginner Interchangeable Lens: Fujifilm X-A5

If you’re a new photographer trying to get started in the world of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, then the Fujifilm X-A5 is a great starting point. It has a sharp 24-megapixel APS-C sensor that supports Full HD video recording at up to 60 frames per second, and it can shoot 4K in 15 frame-per-second bursts.

The Fujifilm X-A5 is built on an aluminum frame with leather grip accents that give it a functional but stylish aesthetic. And, all of that combines into a compact system that will be easy for you as an aspiring photography to carry around with you wherever you go. The camera features a pop-up flash for dark settings, an LCD display for composing your shots, and supports Bluetooth so you can use your phone as a remote shutter control.

The Fujifilm X-A5 is on the affordable end of the spectrum for Fujifilm’s newer interchangeable lens cameras, making it a great first step into the category. And, thanks to the high-resolution sensor and ability to mount better and better lenses, it can stick with you as you progress as a photographer.

Best Premium Compact Camera: Fujifilm XF10

The Fujifilm XF10 uses a lens with a fixed 18.5mm (equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format) focal length, meaning it will always shoot wide-angle pictures. This makes it well suited for shooting urban environments, broad landscapes, and documenting the big-picture aspects of your adventures.

It features a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor for sharp photos, it can record video in HD at 60 frames per second, and it can shoot 15-frame bursts in 4K. And, though you’ll probably get the most out of the XF10 while shooting scenery, it can also get up close with a minimum focus distance of just 3.9 inches.

If you want a compact camera that can go anywhere with you and help capture the moments, there’s a lot to like in the Fujifilm XF10. It measures just 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches, with the lens not adding to the bulk much, and weighs a very travel-friendly 280 grams.

Best for Adventure: FinePix XP130

If your adventures get truly wild, you’ll need a camera that’s equal to the task. And, that camera may just be the Fujifilm FinePix XP130. It features a 16-megapixel sensor mounted behind a lens that supports up to 5x optical zoom. Considering many action cams don’t offer this type of zoom, it’s already proving itself versatile. It can also capture video in HD at 60 frames per second.

Whether your adventures involve swimming deep, the occasional tumble, sandy and dusty environments, or freezing cold weather, the FinePix XP130 is ready to go. It’s waterproof to depths of 65 feet, shockproof up to 5.8 feet, and can withstand temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. And, with a three-inch LCD monitor built on the back, you’ll be able to see what you’re shooting clearly in those wild environments as well, so you can make sure you capture what you want.

The FinePix XP130 supports Bluetooth connections with phones and tablets, so you can easily transfer your adventure footage over. And, it can connect with Fujifilm’s Instax Share printer, if you want to produce some quick photo prints.

Best Instant Camera: Instax Square SQ6

Fujifilm isn’t just making mirrorless digital cameras. It also has a piece of the market for instant cameras — those that can immediately print out a photo for you after taking it. The Instax Square SQ6 is an affordable and stylish instant camera that will let you capture fun moments and print out the memories right away.

The Instax Square SQ6 has three shooting modes: macro, normal, and landscape. And, after taking a photo, it will push out a print that should take just 90 seconds to show what you’ve captured. A built-in viewfinder and a small selfie mirror can help you line up your shots, and a self-timer can let you set up a shot and run around to get into the picture.

The built-in flash can help you capture pictures in dark environments, as can the automatic exposure control. And, if you want to get artsy with your photos, you have the option of a double exposure mode to combine two shots into one, or you can use color filters that attach over the flash.

Best Hybrid Instant Camera: Instax Square SQ10

The Instax Square SQ10 is another instant camera from Fujifilm, and though it’s a bit more expensive than the SQ6, it comes with some extra handy features for anyone looking for a little more flexibility from their instant camera.

When getting one print of a moment isn’t enough, the Instax Square SQ10 will let you get as many as you want. That’s because rather than just taking a photo and putting it right onto the film, it actually stores photos digitally and then allows you to choose when and how many times you want to print them. Because it’s digital, it also offers an LCD monitor, so you can see the what you’re shooting.

The Instax Square SQ10 comes with built-in memory and can be used with a microSD card for extra space. You can edit your photos with filters and more on the camera and then print them off, or you can offload them onto your computer to share online. So, what you get is an instant camera, but also a simple digital camera in the same package.