Fujifilm has been listening, and answered your prayers, with the new X100VI (pronounced X100 ‘Six’), improved in all the important areas, with a high-resolution 40.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, in-body image stabilisation (good for up to 6 stops), and subject detection AF, amongst other upgrades.

The X100V was, and still is, one of the best compact cameras available, and the X100VI looks to be an impressive step forward, whilst still keeping all of the core characteristics that the X100 series is loved for.

Fujifilm X100VI front in silver. Photo Andy Westlake

At a glance:

  • $1599 (excluding taxes), £1599, €1799
  • 40.2MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor
  • Fixed 35mm equivalent f/2 lens
  • In-Body Image Stabilisation – 6 stops
  • Hybrid optical / electronic viewfinder
  • Two-way tilting touchscreen
  • 6.2K 30p, 4K 60p, and 1080 240p video
  • Available in silver or black
Fujifilm X100VI in silver. Photo Andy Westlake

Think of the new model as having the technical innards of the Fujifilm X-T5, but with the gorgeous camera body of the X100 series, with analogue controls covering the camera in all the right places.

The aperture ring surrounds the lens, the shutter speed dial is on top, and within this is a built-in ISO speed dial. On the top right is the exposure compensation dial, and the shutter release button supports threaded mechanical shutter release, as well as the option to add a soft shutter release button.

Read our Fujifilm X100VI hands-on review for more.

Fujifilm X100VI top in silver. Photo Andy Westlake

From Fujifilm: In addition to boasting Fujifilm’s latest sensor and processor, the X100VI is the first X100 Series digital camera equipped with in-body image stabilization

FUJIFILM X100VI digital camera – A “One and Only” compact digital camera with sophisticated design and intuitive operability

February 20, 2024, FUJIFILM Corporation (President & CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) is pleased to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X100VI digital camera (“X100VI”). The latest model of Fujifilm’s X Series line of digital camera products, X100VI offers outstanding image quality, compact size, and a lightweight body, along with Fujifilm’s legendary color reproduction technology.

In 2011, Fujifilm launched the FUJIFILM X100 as the first model in the X100 Series. The X100 Series has established a unique position, highly acclaimed by global customers for its trendsetting Hybrid Viewfinder, sophisticated design, intuitive operability, and high image quality with unique color reproduction.

X100VI is the sixth-generation model in the X100 Series. While maintaining a popular design and compact size, X100VI features the new 40.2 megapixel X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR※1 sensor and the high-speed X-Processor 5 image processing engine to deliver high image quality and high performance. Furthermore, the newly developed in-body image stabilization function with up to 6.0 stops※2 has been incorporated for the first time in an X100 Series product, while maintaining the Series’ characteristic compact size and light weight that has only increased minimally from the previous model, X100V, allowing users to enjoy shooting with the X100VI in an extremely wide range of environments and situations.

The X100VI is a digital camera that combines “The One and Only” design and operability with outstanding features that deliver exceptional image quality, providing a wide range of users, from professional photographers to passionate creatives, with the joy of owning a camera and the wonder of photography.

To celebrate Fujifilm’s 90th anniversary year in 2024, a Limited Edition X100VI will be released in a limited number of 1,934 units worldwide.

*1 X-Trans™ is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.
*2 CIPA compliant, Pitch/yaw direction, when EVF/LCD is used

Fujifilm X100VI in silver. Photo Andy Westlake

X100VI Features

(1) X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR and X-Processor 5 deliver high image quality and high performance

The X100VI is equipped with the back-illuminated X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor with approximately 40.2 megapixels. The sensor has an impressive pixel structure that allows more light than any prior X100 Series camera to be efficiently captured, and ISO 125, which on the previous model, X100V, was only an extended sensitivity option, is now available natively on the X100VI. In addition, when used together with the 23mmF2.0 lens, with the ability to resolve higher resolution sensors, X100VI delivers sharp, high-resolution images.

The X100VI comes with a total of 20 Film Simulation modes, including the new “REALA ACE” mode, to give images a diverse range of distinctive tones. “REALA ACE” mode offers faithful color reproduction and high-contrast tonality, making it suitable for any subjects and situations.

X100VI incorporates an impressive autofocus prediction algorithm for reliable focusing even when recording continuously moving subjects. X100VI uses X-Processor 5’s subject detection AF to accurately track a range of subjects. Built using deep-learning AI technology, it detects animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, trains, insects, and drones. 3

*3 Subject detection setting should be on “Bird” to detect insects, and on “Aircraft” to detect drones.

Fujifilm X100VI in silver. Photo Andy Westlake

(2) Enhanced high performance to further expand the shooting range

The X100VI is the first camera in the X100 Series to incorporate a 5-axis, in-body image stabilization function with up to 6.0 stops. The newly-developed system provides for a slight increase in weight and size compared to previous X100 Series models, but without compromising mobility.

The “Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder” allows the user to switch freely between the optical viewfinder (OVF) and the electronic viewfinder (EVF), pursuing the rangefinder style of photography that has been a hallmark of the X100 Series. The EVF is equipped with a high-resolution OLED panel with approximately 3.69 million dots, enhancing the immersive shooting experience.

The “Electronic Range Finder” (ERF) function allows a small EVF to be simultaneously displayed on the OVF, permitting the photographer to capture the subject in the OVF and magnify the in-focus area in the small EVF, thereby increasing the capabilities of the viewfinder. The ERF function is highly convenient for snapshots, etc.

For the first time in the X100 Series, the X100VI is capable of 6.2K/30P movie recording. The camera is also equipped with a tracking AF function during movie recording to ensure high-quality content creation.

The X100VI supports Frame.io Camera to Cloud without needing any additional accessories. The camera permits users to wirelessly connect to an active internet connection, authenticate to Frame.io, and automatically upload photos and videos moments after creation, dramatically speeding up the workflow process from shooting to final editing.

Fujifilm X100VI front in silver. Photo Andy Westlake

(3) Sophisticated product design with the ultimate in functional beauty

As with the conventional, prior X100V model, aluminium is used for the top and bottom surfaces of the X100VI body. Aluminium, which has a high degree of freedom in forming, is pressed and machined for sharp edges, and the surface is finely blasted for a smooth texture. In addition, anodized aluminium is used on the surface to provide a high-quality appearance.

The X100VI’s ultra-thin tilt LCD monitor can be stored in a fully flat position, a design borrowed from the X100V. The stylish, integrated body design allows for a variety of shooting styles, from high to low angles. The high touch-response performance and intuitive operability of the X100VI also make it highly functional and beautiful.

The shape of the grip has been fine-tuned to ensure just the right feel. The position of the buttons on the back of the X100VI camera has been moved to a position that is easy to operate with the right hand, enabling extremely comfortable shooting while looking through the viewfinder.

Fujifilm X100VI with lens cap in silver. Photo Andy Westlake

(4) Rich accessories expand photographic field

Weather resistance is provided for the X100VI when the optional AR-X100 adapter ring and the PRF-49 protection filter are used in conjunction with the X100VI’s lens. This allows the user to continue making images in challenging weather conditions and have peace of mind when nature takes an unexpected turn.

Fujifilm’s optional LH-X100 lens hood is also compatible with X100VI. In addition to being lightweight and precisely crafted from machined metal, the hood is cleverly designed to include a slit so that it does not obstruct the field of view when looking through the viewfinder, thus achieving light-shielding performance.

Two types of conversion lenses*5 allow the user to change the focal length without changing the optical performance of X100VI, thereby enhancing the photographic field.
 1) Wide conversion lens (WCL-X100 II) – WCL-X100 II is a dedicated wide conversion lens that multiplies the fixed focal length by approx. 0.8x, converting it to 28mm (35mm format equivalent).
 2) Tele conversion lens (TCL-X100 II) – TCL-X100 II is a dedicated tele-conversion lens for narrowing the field of view by multiplying the fixed focal length by approx. 1.4x, converting it to 50mm (35mm format equivalent).
*5 Sold separately

Adding the separately offered LC-X100V genuine leather case gives the X100VI a luxurious appearance. The memory card and battery can be inserted and removed without removing the camera from the case.

Read our Fujifilm X100VI hands-on review for more.