6 Best Fujifilm Mirrorless Cameras 2019 (Reviews & Buying Guide)

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Looking for the best Fujifilm mirrorless camera?

Contrary to how the original cameras were made, today, we now have a new batch of cameras called “mirrorless” ones. Some of the best mirrorless cameras are made by Fujifilm. Fujifilm mirrorless cameras have a compact design and are lightweight compared to DSLRs.

Best Fujifilm Mirrorless Cameras 2019

1. Fujifilm X-T30

Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Black (Body Only)
  • Advanced Image Sensor Technology: The 26.1MP BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU combination provide accurate AF and Face Detection for moving subjects when capturing either high-resolution stills or recording 4K video.
  • Accurate Auto-Focus Tracking and Face Detection: he new X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU offers fast and accurate face-detection for moving people. Additionally, eye-detection AF now works in AF-C mode, which results in accurate focus-tracking for moving portrait subjects. The low-light limit for phase detection AF has been expanded even more from the conventional +0.5EV to -3EV, to allow for operation in a wide range of lighting scenarios.
  • Superior Video and Image Effects: The X-T30 offers the ability to record 4K video at 30 frames per second or capture of 120 frames per second at 1080p to create super slow motion effects. Filmmakers needing extreme color fidelity can record 10-bit, 4:2:2 color through the camera?s HDMI port.
  • Intuitive Design with Comfortable Controls: Offers 3.0-inch touch LCD with 2-way tilting and improved touch screen to capture images efficiently in challenging situations. Provides advanced SR Auto mode - easily activated with a lever - to automatically choose the optimum shooting settings for a given scene out of 58 presets.
  • Next-Gen Wireless Connectivity: Built-in Wi-Fi? and Bluetooth V.4.2 offers digital communication with the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app to wirelessly control the camera or share images to smart devices. Operating Temperature: 0°C - 40°C (+32°F - +104°F)

Fujifilm X-T30 is one of the best mirrorless cameras in 2019. The Fujifilm X-T30 can record 4K video, making it suitable for vloggers and filmmakers. With a quad-core X-Processor 4, and noise reduction due to the X Trance CMOS 4 sensor, this mirrorless camera takes stunning videos and photos.

It has two modes: control and auto, which can be interchangeable depending on how you want to shoot. It has the continuous shooting of up to 30 fps while you also have a choice between mechanical and electronic shutter. Don’t want to startle your subject? It has a silent mode for that.

Pros

Two modes: control and auto
Quad-core processor
Has 4K capability
Noise-reduction
Continuous shooting
Mechanical or electronic shutter
Silent mode
Face select feature

Con

The focus motors can still make some noise

Verdict: The Fujifilm X-T30 is the best Fujifilm mirrorless camera for shooting video in 2019.

2. Fujifilm GFX 50S

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Fujifilm GFX 50S 51.4MP Mirrorless Medium Format Camera (Body Only)
  • 43.8mm x 32.9mm, 51.4 MP CMOS sensor, boasting Approx. 1.7x the area of full frame sensors + x processor Pro
  • Operating temperature -10°C - +40°C (+14°F - +104°F)C.Compact and lightweight body with high rigidity due to the adoption of magnesium alloy
  • Detachable 3.69M-dot organic EL electronic viewfinder
  • 2.36M-dot, three-directional tilting, Touchscreen LCD
  • Newly developed large diameter g mount with excellent robustness and durability.Operating Temperature:-10°C - +40°C (+14°F - +104°F)C

Fujifilm GFX 50S has a whopping 51.4 megapixels to boast. It is also weather-resistant and can be used in temperatures up to -10 degrees Celsius – perfect for winter photoshoots. Its touchscreen display can be tilted in 3 different ways for convenience.

The electronic viewfinder can be magnified up to 0.85x, so close-up pictures are easy to take. You can also use the included grain and chrome effect to add more punch and power to your produced images.

Pros

• Tilting touchscreen display
• Can display histograms (with an option for warnings)
• High magnification of the electronic viewfinder
• Weatherproof and freezeproof
• High resolution at 51.4 megapixels
• Grain and color chrome effect

Con

• A little pricier than others

Verdict: Is budget not an issue? This one can be for keeps if you want its high megapixel count and weatherproof capabilities – definitely for a trip to Alaska to see the Northern Lights.

3. Fujifilm X-T20

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Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF18-55mmF2.8-4.0 R LM OIS Lens-Silver
  • 24.3MP X Trans CMOS III APS C sensor with no low pass filter and X Processor Pro
  • 5.0Fps Live view shooting, start up time of 0.4sec, shutter time lag of 0.050sec. And shooting Interval of 0.25sec
  • 3.0 inches tilting Touchscreen panel for operation at almost any angle. Weight (approx.) excluding caps and hoods 310 grams
  • 4K video using the x series' famous film Simulation effects (including ACROS). you can output recorded video to an external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone
  • Af c custom settings for moving subjects.Advanced SR AUTO mode.Wireless transmitter:IEEE 802.11b / g / n (standard wireless protocol)

Fujifilm X-T20 is an excellent mirrorless camera for beginners. It is easy to use with 58 different auto-presets, including landscape, portrait, blue sky, beach, and more. All the focus is on taking photos quickly without wasting time on getting the perfect settings.

For those who are veterans, you can use the control mode, which also allows you to manually tweak the different settings and of course, the lens itself. The tilting LCD and touch screen monitor make for easy viewing,

Pros

Two modes: control (advanced) and auto (beginners)
Tilting LCD and touch screen monitor
An electronic viewfinder with 54.54 fps for almost lag-free previews
Custom autofocus settings
Continuous shooting at 8.0 fps
X-Trans CMOS III Sensor for noise reduction

Con

Some buttons on the right could be prone to accidentally pressing

Verdict: Minus the awkward placement of the 4-way buttons, the X-T20 is ideal for shooting in different locations due to its automatic mode.

4. Fujifilm X100F

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Fujifilm X100F 24.3 MP APS-C Digital Camera-Silver
  • 24.3MP X Trans CMOS III APS C sensor with no low pass filter and X Processor Pro
  • 8 way focus lever + the number of focusing points has been expanded from 49 in previous models to 91 (up to 325 points)
  • Built in Iso dial, incorporated into the shutter speed dial and operating temperature is 0 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius (+32 degree Fahrenheit to +104 degree Fahrenheit); Operating Humidity: 10 - 80 Percent (no condensation)
  • AF mode(single / Zone / wide tracking).Hot shoe:Dedicated TTL Flash compatible
  • New np w126s lithium battery. Focus distance Approx. 10 centimeter Infinity / 3.9 Inches Infinity

Fujifilm X100F has one of the best ISO dials, which is easy to adjust. The shutter speed can also be easily adjusted. This allows for taking photos quickly. X-Trans CMOS III sensor gives for excellent noise reduction. The color filter also keeps the noise levels low.

Pros

Noise-reducing APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
ISO-dial is incorporated with the shutter speed dial
Upgraded focus points (91 vs. 49 of previous models)
Improved 60 fps display due to the X-Processor Pro
Focus lever for quickly moving the AF point
Real-time parallax correction

Con

The strap may be a bit uncomfortable

Verdict: This camera is best for shooting in a hurry without having to look at the ISO and shutter speed dial so you can focus more on the subject rather than on the controls.

5. Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10 Silver Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II Lens
  • 16MP X-Trans CMOS II Sensor W/ EXR Processor II
  • New Auto Focus System - Single, Zone, Wide x AF-S, AF-C - 3D Tracking (Wide x AF-C) - Phase Detection + Contrast
  • 2.36M dot OLED Electronic VF - World's shortest display lag time 0.005sec. - 0.62x Finder Magnification
  • New "X-T" Design - Compact Magnesium Body - Well balanced handing and grip - 3 Dials on Top and 2 Command Dials - Built-in Pop up Flash

As with most of our mirrorless cameras above, this one has auto mode and control mode, so it’s suitable for both beginners and advanced photographers alike. Since it has a compact design, you can definitely find it as a travel buddy or a tourist camera.

It has a total of 6 autofocus modes, which can be useful if you want to take pictures of moving objects, such as vehicles and animals. This camera can also be integrated with your smartphone so you can set it up on a tripod and shoot with your phone.

Pros

Six autofocus modes
Lightweight and compact design
Auto mode and control mode
Advanced color filters
Smartphone integration
Continuous shooting

Con

Not weatherproof

Verdict: Fujifilm X-T10 is for travelers. It is easy to carry, lightweight, and quick to take photos.

6. Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1 16.3 MP Compact System Digital Camera with 2.8-Inch LCD - Body Only (Black)
  • 16.3MP APS-C "X-Trans" CMOS sensor
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Contrast detect AF
  • ISO 200-6400, expandable up to 25,600
  • 1080 HD video

If you love the bokeh effect, then you will love Fujifilm X-E1. It improves the bokeh effect due to the shallow depth of field thanks to its APS-C sensor. The ISO levels can be expanded up to ISO25600, which can be heaven-sent if you’re shooting in very dark places.

Since there is an analog interface for the settings, there’s no need to turn the camera on (to avoid waste of battery life) just to check it. This helps take photos quickly based on your predetermined settings.

Pros

Capable of full HD videos (1920 x 1080)
Great for bokeh capturing
Analog interface for settings
Extended ISO settings
Continuous shooting
Lightweight and compact

Con

The battery may not last long compared to other models

Verdict: Fujifilm X-E1 is one of the best beginner mirrorless cameras and takes some of the best bokeh pictures and videos.

Bestsellers

SaleBestseller No. 1
Fujifilm X-T100 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Lens - Champagne Gold
  • 24.2 Megapixel APS-C size sensor with Color Reproduction technology refined over 80 years. Artistic expression are made easy with the x-t100 with film Simulation and advanced filter modes
  • Featuring super-fast autofocus and a variety of automatic functions, including an evolved SR+ auto mode which is capable of subject recognition together with conventional scene recognition
  • Compatible with existing XF/xc Lens lineup of 26 Fujinon high quality lenses which cover focal lengths from 15mm to 1200mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Features three-way tilting LCD monitor with a high resolution and high magnification (0.62x) electronic viewfinder, along with a powerful battery capable of 430 frames per charge
  • Bluetooth low energy technology allows for quick and seamless image transfer. Touch screen : Shooting Mode- Touch Shooting, AF, Focus Area, OFF, Touch Function, EVF Touch Screen Area Settings(ALL, RIGHT, LEFT, UPPER RIGHT, UPPER LEFT, LOWER RIGHT, LOWER LEFT, OFF) Playback - Swipe, Zoom, Pinch-in / Pinch-out, Double-tap, Drag
Bestseller No. 2
Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF18-55mm Kit - Silver
  • Advanced Image Sensor Technology: The 26.1MP BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU combination provide accurate AF and Face Detection for moving subjects when capturing either high-resolution stills or recording 4K video.
  • Accurate Auto-Focus Tracking and Face Detection: he new X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU offers fast and accurate face-detection for moving people. Additionally, eye-detection AF now works in AF-C mode, which results in accurate focus-tracking for moving portrait subjects. The low-light limit for phase detection AF has been expanded even more from the conventional +0.5EV to -3EV, to allow for operation in a wide range of lighting scenarios.
  • Superior Video and Image Effects: The X-T30 offers the ability to record 4K video at 30 frames per second or capture of 120 frames per second at 1080p to create super slow motion effects. Filmmakers needing extreme color fidelity can record 10-bit, 4:2:2 color through the camera's HDMI port.
  • Intuitive Design with Comfortable Controls: Offers 3.0-inch touch LCD with 2-way tilting and improved touch screen to capture images efficiently in challenging situations. Provides advanced SR Auto mode - easily activated with a lever - to automatically choose the optimum shooting settings for a given scene out of 58 presets.
  • Next-Gen Wireless Connectivity: Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V.4.2 offers digital communication with the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app to wirelessly control the camera or share images to smart devices. Lens mount is FUJIFILM X mount
SaleBestseller No. 3
Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF18-55mm Lens Kit - Black
  • New 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor with X-Processor 4 image processing engine
  • 4K movie recording - internal SD card 4K/60P 4: 2: 0 10bit recording and the first Mirrorless digital camera with APS-C or larger sensor that is capable of 4K/60P 4: 2: 2 10bit HDMI output.
  • 2.16M phase detection pixels across entire frame and Low-light phase detection limits has been increased over X-T2 by 2 Stops, from -1EV to -3EV
  • 3.69 million dot OLED Color viewfinder with 0.75x magnification and blackout-free burst shooting
  • 16 film Simulation modes: including eterna/cinema, B & w adjustment: -9~+9
SaleBestseller No. 4
Fujifilm X-A5 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Lens - Brown
  • Newly developed 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor which outperforms previous models in its scene recognition accuracy in SR+ AUTO mode, color reproduction performance and skin tone reproduction capability.
  • Newly Developed XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS Power Zoom Lens
  • Bluetooth technology has been added for quick, easy and automatic transfer of still images and videos to paired smartphones and tablet devices, using the free Fujifilm camera remote app.
  • Large rear LCD monitor that can rotate 180 degrees
  • High resolution and high Definition 4K video recording
SaleBestseller No. 5
Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XF18-55mmF2.8-4.0 R LM OIS Lens-Silver
  • 24.3MP X Trans CMOS III APS C sensor with no low pass filter and X Processor Pro
  • 5.0Fps Live view shooting, start up time of 0.4sec, shutter time lag of 0.050sec. And shooting Interval of 0.25sec
  • 3.0 inches tilting Touchscreen panel for operation at almost any angle. Weight (approx.) excluding caps and hoods 310 grams
  • 4K video using the x series' famous film Simulation effects (including ACROS). you can output recorded video to an external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone
  • Af c custom settings for moving subjects.Advanced SR AUTO mode.Wireless transmitter:IEEE 802.11b / g / n (standard wireless protocol)
SaleBestseller No. 6
Fujifilm X-T20 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OISII Lens - Silver (Renewed)
  • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter and X-Processor Pro
  • 5.0Fps Live-view shooting, start-up time of 0.4sec., shutter time lag of 0.050sec. And shooting Interval of 0.25sec
  • 3.0in tilting Touchscreen panel for operation at almost any angle.Shutter type:Focal Plane Shutter
  • 4K video using the x series' famous film Simulation effects (including ACROS). you can output recorded video to an external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone
SaleBestseller No. 7
Fujifilm X-A3 Mirrorless Camera XC16-50mm F3.5-5.6 II Lens Kit - Brown
  • 24.2 megapixel image sensor
  • Enhanced Autofocus settings
  • Five mechanisms for facilitating "self-portraits": rear LCD, ergonomic grip, vertical command dial, Eye Detection AF, and Portrait Enhancer mode
  • Full HD video recording. Lens mount - FUJIFILM X mount
  • Wireless communications functionality to enable remote shooting from smartphones and tablet devices
SaleBestseller No. 8
Fujifilm X100F 24.3 MP APS-C Digital Camera-Silver
  • 24.3MP X Trans CMOS III APS C sensor with no low pass filter and X Processor Pro
  • 8 way focus lever + the number of focusing points has been expanded from 49 in previous models to 91 (up to 325 points)
  • Built in Iso dial, incorporated into the shutter speed dial and operating temperature is 0 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius (+32 degree Fahrenheit to +104 degree Fahrenheit); Operating Humidity: 10 - 80 Percent (no condensation)
  • AF mode(single / Zone / wide tracking).Hot shoe:Dedicated TTL Flash compatible
  • New np w126s lithium battery. Focus distance Approx. 10 centimeter Infinity / 3.9 Inches Infinity
SaleBestseller No. 9
Fujifilm X-H1 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit
  • 5.5-Stops In-Body Image Stabilization. Compatible with all XF and XC lenses.
  • New High-Resolution EVF - Magnification ratio of 0.75x and 3.69M dot resolution. The VF display is extraordinarily smooth, with a display time lag of just 0.005 sec and a frame rate of 100 fps.
  • Comprehensive video features - new external film Simulation ideal for shooting movies, f-log SD card recording and 1080/120P high-speed video mode (1/2, 1/4 and 1/5 speed).
  • Flicker reduction mode and improved AF Algorithms.Shutter type : Focal Plane Shutter
  • 25% Thicker magnesium alloy body than X-T2, increased scratch-resistance and surface hardness, dust and water-resistant properties, ability to operate in temps down to -10 Degree C/-14 Degree F.
Bestseller No. 10
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Silver)
  • Built in 5 Axis image stabilization for sharper images
  • 2.3 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.62X magnification
  • Silent mode (disables all shutter sounds)
  • 8.5 frames per second burst shooting
  • Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode81 area multiple AF (Contrast detection AF), 37area multiple AF (Phase difference detection AF); All target, Group target area (3x3 area), Single target(Standard Target Size/Small Target Size)

Buying Guide

So, how exactly do you choose the best Fujifilm mirrorless camera out there? Here are some guidelines:

Are Fujifilm mirrorless cameras worth buying?

DSLR fans may prefer mirrors, but carrying that much weight all the time can be bad for you.

Here are reasons to get a Fujifilm mirrorless camera:

1. Fujifilm is a worldwide respected brand.

With their headquarters in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, Fujifilm has been a long-time player in the industry of photography. Established in 1934, they’ve been around a long time and have offered many products such as film cameras digital cameras, DSLRs, and the like.

2. Fujifilm mirrorless cameras are lightweight and travel-friendly.

As we said above, bulky cameras suck if you intend to tour around Disneyland or up the mountains. If you value comfort over traditionalism, then you definitely might want to check out mirrorless cameras, since they don’t have the heavy mirrors that DSLRs have.

3. Live histogram.

DSLRs are actually missing this feature – they only display your photo’s histogram AFTER you’ve shot. This can be inconvenient and time-consuming for most photographers who want to find out their mistakes in their photos right away.

4. Great for night photography.

The ISO feature (sometimes further extended) is handy for night-time photography. In case your photoshoot ends up in the middle of the night in a less urban area where streetlights are almost nonexistent, and the moon is your only light force.

5. Video autofocus.

One thing that DSLRs don’t have is the autofocus mode while you are shooting videos. Shooting and focusing on a single subject can be a film technique that you want to employ, and you can’t really do that with a regular old DSLR.

6. Face recognition. Viewfinders of DSLR aren’t really computer-smart like electronic mirrorless cameras are. These guys can tell your dad from your uncle, and some can even allow you to select a face to focus on to avoid taking pictures of the wrong guy.

7. Less noise.

Mirrorless cameras are very quiet as they have no mirrors compared to DSLRs which can make quite a bit of noise.

8. You can still use different lenses.

Yep, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras can both use different lenses. Period.

9. Effect previews.

Do you want to put a black and white or sepia filter over your shot? You can’t do that in real-time with a DSLR, but you can with a mirrorless camera.

How do I choose the best Fujifilm mirrorless camera?

Here are the criteria you may want to follow when choosing a mirrorless camera:

1. Lens compatibility. Know which lenses are the best for your selected camera. That depends on your specialty, whether you want to go for macro, telephoto, wide-angle, and the like. Macro is the best for taking pictures of smaller objects while telephoto and wide-angle lenses are usually used for landscapes, sceneries, and the like. You can also refer to the list of compatible lenses provided by the manufacturer for the model you chose.

2. Form factor. We all know that most mirrorless cameras are less bulkier, but still, do consider how less bulky it is to keep into your bag or pouch. The form factor should be slim enough and yet still has the essential features on it.

3. Viewfinder quality. Most viewfinders that you can find (pun intended) on mirrorless cameras nowadays can be tilted and are electronic.

4. Ease of use. This is straightforward, but some mirrorless cameras can be a bit too overwhelming for the photography student in terms of settings and buttons.

5. Autofocus settings. Most of these cameras have a plethora of autofocus settings for you to choose. Having a set autofocus mode can help you feel at ease when you are shooting several subjects that are moving, such as in a bicycle race.

6. Video capabilities. Some cameras are capable of full HD while some can go for up to 4K quality. Of course, higher quality means a higher price. You should choose a mirrorless camera that has a higher video quality if you intend to use it for Youtube, vlogging or filmmaking.

How do I use a Fujifilm mirrorless camera?

Using a mirrorless camera is almost the same as using a DSLR:

1. Select your subject.
2. Turn on the camera.
3. Adjust the settings, such as the ISO levels, autofocus, and shutter speed.
4. Zoom in, if possible.
5. Take your shot!

Remember that setting your mirrorless camera for the ideal shot is all in trial and error.

What is the usual warranty period for a Fujifilm mirrorless camera?
Most Fujifilm mirrorless cameras have a period of 1 year for their warranty, but it’s best to ask the manufacturer about it first.

Who can use the Fujifilm mirrorless camera?

Anyone can use the mirrorless camera due to its straightforward use:

Students
Professional photographers
Amateur photographers
Videographers
Filmmakers
Hobbyists

Typically, if you have used a DSLR before, you would probably find a mirrorless camera very easy to use.

Conclusion

In the long run, having a Fujifilm mirrorless camera can be an alternative to having a bulky DSLR. Sure, it may not be “traditional” as most purists say, but it might be a change of pace and a good way to relieve that back and neck ache. We hope you enjoyed our buying guide and reviews!

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