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Founded in 1934, Fujifilm has established itself as one of the most prominent manufacturers of analog and later digital cameras. Unlike many other photography companies, it anticipated the inevitable digitalization of the entire camera industry and developed a comprehensive strategy that allowed it to stay relevant and thrive.
Today, Fujifilm digital cameras carry the company’s legacy and bring joy to photographers around the world. If you would like to experience what it’s like to take pictures and record video footage with a Fujifilm camera, our list of the best 7 Fujifilm cameras in 2019 will help you pick the right model for you.
1. Fujifilm X-T20
What most Fujifilm digital cameras have in common is their retro design. If you’ve always admired your grandfather’s film camera and wish to one day own a similarly beautiful creative instrument, the Fujifilm X-T20 may just be the right entry point.
This compact mirrorless camera has a large 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor, which brings the camera in line with most DSLRs that are on the market today without making it bulky and awkward to carry.
The Fujifilm X-T20 helps you experience the magic of analog photography with a selection of film simulation modes. You can recreate iconic shots from the past without Photoshop and other similar photo editing software.
Pros: X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor. Analog film simulation modes. Beautiful retro design.
Cons: Below-average battery life.
2. Fujifilm X-A5
In theory, point-and-shoot cameras are ideal for avid photographers who want to capture day-to-day moments without relying on their smartphones. In practice, point-and-shoot cameras offer mediocre image quality, and they’re much harder to carry than smartphones.
The solution? The Fujifilm X-A5, which has a 24 MP APS-C sensor, interchangeable lenses, support for 4K video capture, and a tilting screen for selfies and shots from the ground. The camera isn’t nearly as expensive as professional DSLRs, yet it produces vibrant, sharp images with near-flawless color reproduction.
Pros: Timeless design. Versatile kit lens. Surprisingly great image quality even at night.
Cons: 4K video capture is limited to 15 frames per second.
3. Fujifilm XF10
The Fujifilm XF10 is what happens when you squeeze in a large APS-C sensor inside a body of a compact camera. This pocketable wonder is perfect for avid photographers who already own a DSLR camera and would like a backup camera that doesn’t cost much, is easy to use, and is capable of producing wonderful pictures.
The Fujifilm XF10 has an 18.5 mm prime lens with f/2.8. Because the lens is equivalent to 28 mm on 35 mm format, it covers a wide range of subjects from landscapes to portraits. The camera records 4K video, but it does so only at 15 frames per second, making it unfit for YouTube.
Pros: Gorgeous and pocket-friendly design. Wide-angle prime lens. Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless file transfers.
Cons: 4K video recording is limited to 15 frames per second.
4. Fujifilm X-Pro2
The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is every street photographer’s dream come true. It has a one-of-the-kind hybrid viewfinder that combines the benefits of both optical and electric viewfinders. Inside this versatile camera are the new X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro engine, whose advanced features are in juxtaposition with the camera’s retro design.
We especially like the graphite version of the Fujifilm X-Pro2, which is more discrete than the silver version and thus better suited for street photography.
Pros: Great controls. Responsive. Wonderful viewfinder that combines the benefits of both optical and electric viewfinders.
Cons: 4K video recording only with firmware 4.0 and newer.
5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
In case you haven’t noticed yet, instant cameras are popular again. They provide the much-needed break from modern technology, allowing you to take and develop pictures with a single press of the shutter button.
When it comes to instant cameras, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic is a great choice. This modern instant camera with a classic look features bulb and double exposures, macro mode, high performance flash, and more.
Unlike the classic Polaroid camera you may still remember from back in the day, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic is powered by a rechargeable battery, and it works with Instax mini film, which is readily available online.
Pros: Fun to use. Uses a rechargeable battery. Multiple creative modes to play with. Likable design.
Cons: Expensive to operate.
6. Fujifilm X-H1
It’s hard not to fall in love with the Fujifilm X-H1 camera. Like other X-series cameras, it’s compatible with the broad selection of X Mount lenses, which are characterized by their high-precision optical designs and affordable prices.
But unlike other X-series cameras, the X-H1 is the first Fujifilm camera to include ETERNA, a new film simulation ideal for shooting movies.
It additionally comes with an internal in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system to help you take sharp pictures even at night and under poor lighting conditions. The angular design of the camera won’t appeal to everyone, but we couldn’t be happier with it.
Pros: Very effective image stabilization system. Many X Mount lenses to choose from. Cinematic video recording modes.
Cons: Polarizing design.
7. Fujifilm X-T100
Until relatively recently, there was a massive gap between the X-A5 and X-T20. Now, this gap has been filled with the Fujifilm X-T100, an entry-level mirrorless camera with a high-resolution sensor, 3-inch touchscreen, broad ISO range, and support for 4K video capture.
Just don’t buy the X-T100 with 4K video recording in mind because the camera is limited to 15 frames per second, making it useless for anything except for experimental videography. Its Full HD video capture mode is much more useful, and the rest of the camera deserves nothing but praise as well. We especially like the built-in electronic viewfinder with a respectable 0.62x magnification.
Pros: Attractive design. Great viewfinder. Perfectly fills the gap between the X-A5 and X-T20.
Cons: Limited 4K video recording capabilities.
There’s a good reason why Fujifilm cameras have such a strong following. They bring joy to photography and make you remember what’s so fun about taking pictures of everything from landscapes to people to sports events.