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Fujifilm celebrates its 90th anniversary with its best compact digital camera to date. Updated subject detection modes, 5-axis IBIS, 6.2K video, and the usual hybrid viewfinder make the Fujifilm X100VI a versatile all-in-one digital camera.


  • Large image sensor
  • Hybrid viewfinder
  • New subject detection modes
  • Slim, travel-friendly design


  • Single memory card slot
  • Expensive

Key Features

  • 40.2-megapixel sensorX-Trans CMOS 5 HR back-illuminated sensor
  • X-Processor 5Improved subject detection and power efficiency
  • Hybrid viewfinderMove between optical and electronic viewfinder
  • 5-axis IBISUp to 6.0 stops of image stabilisation


Earlier this year, Fujifilm unveiled the latest update to its hugely popular X100 Series. The X100VI (pronounced “six”) is the 2024 model in the compact camera line, replacing the 5-star X100V

The Fujifilm X100VI is certainly an exciting update on paper, with its large 40-megapixel sensor, updated AF thanks to the X-Processor 5, and the addition of IBIS for the first time in an X100 Series camera. However, at $1599/£1599/€1799, the camera isn’t cheap.

Read on for my full review of Fujifilm’s latest compact camera.


  • The Fujifilm X100VI has a mostly unchanged design 
  • Shoot using the 2-way tilting monitor or hybrid viewfinder 
  • Camera includes a fixed 23mm f/2.0 lens (35mm equivalent) 

The Fujifilm X100VI has a slim, timeless design that doesn’t stray far from the appearance of the X100V that came before it.

The top and bottom edges of the camera are made from lightweight aluminium, pressed to create sharp lines, while the grip feels comfortable and secure in the hand. The camera is slightly heavier than its predecessor at 521g including the battery and memory card. 

Fujifilm X100VI black and silver
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The design feels both classic and stylish, with the camera available in both black and silver finishes.

For those interested in a more exclusive design, Fujifilm has also announced a limited edition version of the X100VI to celebrate the brand’s 90th anniversary with the original Fujifilm logo, a soft release button, and a special strap.

However, this model is more pricey at $1999/£1999/€2199 and will be restricted to 1934 units worldwide, so you might have to fight in order to get your hands on one.

Fujifilm X100VI tilting monitor
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The X100VI features a 3-inch 2-way tilting LCD monitor that I found was handy for shooting from high and low angles. Though Fujifilm has upped the video resolution on the X100V, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the camera for vlogging, as the monitor doesn’t flip out and there are no vlogging-centric features to note. 

The X100VI also takes advantage of the hybrid viewfinder seen on the X100V. The versatile viewfinder design allows you to move between the optical viewfinder and OLED EVF when needed. The Electronic Rangefinder function also displays a small EVF on the OVF, giving you a magnified view of the area in focus as well as outside of the frame lines.

Fujifilm X100VI top
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With this update, Fujifilm has adjusted the positioning of the buttons on the rear of the X100VI to make the camera easier to operate with one hand, and I found myself shooting with just my right hand quite often.

Otherwise, the controls and dials are generally the same as those found on the X100V. 

Fujifilm X100VI back
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The camera comes with a fixed 23mm f/2.0 lens equivalent to 35mm format on the APS-C sensor. This is a versatile focal length well-suited to shooting a wide variety of subjects, from portraits to street photography, and the size of the lens makes this camera no hassle to throw into your bag.

Some will certainly find the prospect of a fixed lens limiting, so that’s worth bearing in mind if you plan to make this your sole camera. That said, the camera can be paired with Fujifilm’s wide and tele conversion lenses (sold separately) to achieve different focal lengths. 

Finally, the X100VI includes a single memory card slot for UHS-I SD cards. 


  • Packs a large 40.2-megapixel image sensor 
  • Multiple new subject detection and tracking modes
  • The addition of IBIS is new for the X100 Series 

The Fujifilm X100VI pairs the 40.2-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR image sensor found in the Fujifilm X-H2 and X-T5 with the X-Processor 5 found across a large number of Fuji’s recent X Series cameras. 

The addition of the X-Processor 5 brings a number of improvements and new features to the X100 Series, including expanded subject detection and tracking. 

With the help of AI, the X100VI is capable of detecting animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, aeroplanes, trains, insects and drones. Face and eye AF has also been improved by the new image processor. 

Fujifilm X100VI bird subject detection
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I found the autofocus to be impressively fast to detect people and eyes, as well as cars and birds, making the camera ideal for street photography.

Another benefit of the new processor is the improved power efficiency. While this isn’t actually reflected in the battery life – you can blame the in-body image stabilisation for that – it does make it possible to capture a similar number of shots to the X100V, with the power efficiency essentially counteracting the power drainage of the IBIS.

Fujifilm X100VI shibuya crossing
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ISO 125 has gone from being an extended sensitivity option of the X100V to a native option on the X100VI, and the X100VI supports 11fps continuous shooting with the mechanical shutter or up to 20fps with the electronic one. 

I used the 11fps setting to capture the rush of pedestrians at Shibuya Crossing and found it fast enough to capture a large number of shots with the face AF working tirelessly.

Fujifilm X100VI shinjuku
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The Fujifilm X100VI has a built-in 4-stop ND filter and a total of 20 Film Simulation modes with the addition of Reala Ace. I used the Classic Neg Film Simulation mode when shooting at night to achieve this highly contrasted look straight out of the camera.

Finally, the camera has a battery life of up to 450 stills or 45 minutes of 6.2K/30p video with face detection switched off.

I tested the latter and found that the camera was able to capture just over an hour of video before the battery fell to 0%. That said, you’ll want to increase the temperature limit from standard to high if you plan to capture long periods of continuous video. I stuck with the standard limit for my first test and watched as the camera quickly overheated and shut down 18 minutes into the recording. That is despite the camera only feeling warm to the touch at this point.

Image quality 

  • The X100VI captures sharp and bright stills 
  • Sports an increased 6.2K/30p video resolution 
  • F-Log/F-Log 2 and 4:2:2 10-bit video are also supported 

The Fujifilm X100VI is made for capturing high-quality images on the go and I greatly enjoyed the time I spent shooting with it.

Stills are bright, sharp, and saturated, while the f/2.0 aperture on the lens allowed for a more shallow depth of field when I wanted to highlight my subject and soften the background.

The video resolution has increased with this update from 4K/30p on the X100V to 6.2K/30p (cropped) or 4K/60p on the X100VI. The camera supports F-Log, F-Log 2, and 4:2:2 10-bit video and touch tracking is a new addition to the X100 Series. 

As with stills, I found videos shot on the X100VI to be bright and detailed, though the process of switching from photo to video modes and back when you’re out and about can feel a little clunky. 

It seems safe to say the X100VI remains a stills-first camera at its heart, but photographers looking for a hybrid model shouldn’t dismiss the new X100 Series camera outright.

Should you buy it?

You want a top-tier compact camera

The Fujifilm X100VI is a fantastic compact camera, offering a good number of updates over the X100V that came before it.

You want to switch lenses

If you like the versatility of an interchangeable lens mount and don’t mind sacrificing some portability, opt for a mirrorless camera instead. The X-T5 shares a similar design and 40.2-megapixel sensor with the X100VI and comes in at a similar price for the body.

Final thoughts

In my opinion, the Fujifilm X100VI is one of the best compact cameras of 2024. The camera takes the design and features that were well-loved on the X100V and adds a range of new and useful updates, including a larger image sensor, improved subject detection and 5-axis IBIS.

Being a compact camera, the X100VI doesn’t benefit from the versatility offered by a mirrorless camera with an interchangeable lens mount. It’s also very much a stills-first camera despite the bumped-up 6.2K video resolution. However, if you’re looking for a small and stylish camera ideal for street photography, and have little interest in picking up another lens, the X100VI surely won’t disappoint.

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