Fujifilm is bringing back another version of one of its most popular cameras with the X100VI, tweaking a few things from its predecessor. This camera follows two models, the X100 and X100V, the latter of which was so popular, Fuji had a hard time keeping up with demand.

Going viral on TikTok played a role in driving that interest, but this camera won’t just cater to the social media crowd. The X100VI follows its predecessors very closely, yet adds additional features to make it more capable and adaptable.

Fujifilm X100VI details

Unlike Fuji’s other X series cameras with interchangeable lenses, the X100VI sticks with a fixed 23mm lens, only this time it’s a 40-megapixel image sensor and in-body image stabilization to boot. These two upgrades alone could make a real difference in adapting the camera to various situations, partly because the larger resolution makes it easier to crop images, but also because image stabilization will help maintain sharpness across a broader range of shutter speeds.

The highly effective autofocus we’ve seen in Fuji’s other key mirrorless cameras, like the X-T5 and X-H2S, also makes its way over to the X100VI, so you get face, eye, and subject tracking for humans, birds, animals, and vehicles.

The upgraded components also unlock more video options. This camera can record up to 6.2K video, along with 4K at 60fps (albeit with a crop factor), whereas 4K at 30fps provides the full gamut of the sensor. If you want to get more professional and technical, the X100VI offers F-log and F-log2 for greater dynamic range, but you may hit bumps in the proverbial road because of the UHS-I memory card slot. It’s the only slot on the camera, leaving no option to capture higher-resolution clips at faster frame rates, nor to get more than 11fps when shooting still photos in burst.

Fuji’s film simulations are still second to none, and a good 20 of them are available in the camera as well, which really fits with the retro aesthetic of this rangefinder camera. While you can’t remove the lens, Fuji will offer two conversion lens kits to increase the focal length to 28mm and 50mm, respectively. Since the lens here is the same, accessories that worked with the X100 and X100V should work just the same with the X100VI.

Staying on a familiar path

Apart from the noted changes, much of the X100VI stays intact compared to its predecessors. The body is largely the same, save for a slightly heavier body to accommodate the in-body image stabilization. The LCD screen is also a carryover from before, though this one tilts more downward, helping to see a clearer live view when shooting overhead.

I mentioned the memory card slot is unchanged, and so is the battery pack, another carryover from before. And yet, despite using the same pack, Fuji says battery life lasts longer with the X100VI, though its ratings mainly refer to the in-body stabilization being off. Leave it on, and you will notice a hit on longevity per charge. You can also expect the ports, buttons and dials to be in exactly the same spots.

Coming soon

Fujifilm X100VI in silver.

The Fujifilm X100VI looks to be one of the best compact cameras on the market, and like its predecessors, could stand out for street and landscape photography. The camera will come in black or silver, with availability starting in April 2024. Check out all the latest Fujifilm cameras and gear available now.

Ted Kritsonis
Editor Cellular/Mobile Technology
I’m a fortunate man in being able to do the fun job of following and reporting on one of the most exciting industries in the world today. In my time covering consumer tech, I’ve written for a number of publications, including the Globe and Mail, Yahoo! Canada, CBC.ca, Canoe, Digital Trends, MobileSyrup, G4 Tech, PC World, Faze and AppStorm. I’ve also appeared on TV as a tech expert for Global, CTV and the Shopping Channel.


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