Which Fuji Camera to Buy in 2020? Best Fuji Mirrorless Cameras

Fuji has quite a few interesting cameras on the market, and there is no doubt they will continue releasing new ones in the near future. In this article, we’ll be focusing on their APS-C camera lineup because we believe their medium format cameras, although amazing, are simply too expensive for most people. Fuji’s APS-C cameras are among the best on the market and Fuji released many superb lenses for this system. You should definitely consider getting a Fuji camera unless you really need a full-frame sensor. That being said, let’s take a look at the best Fuji cameras you can buy in 2020. We should also note that we’ll continue updating this article, as new models arrive.

Fuji X-T3 – Best Fuji Mirrorless Camera

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Although it was released in late 2018, Fujifilm X-T3 is still considered one of the best APS-C mirrorless cameras even in 2020, both for photographers and videographers. The X-T3 comes with a 26MP sensor, a great autofocus system that covers the entire sensor, excellent build quality, weather sealing, and a high-quality EVF.

Not only does this camera take beautiful photos (even JPGs are great thanks to Fujifilm’s popular film simulations), but it’s a great option for video as well thanks to 4K video recording at up to 60 fps, 10bit recording, and a great choice of codecs (up to 400 Mbit/s). Of course, this requires high-end memory cards, so make sure to check out our article on the best SD cards for Fuji X-T3, if you want to learn more about that.

The main downside of this camera is the fact that it doesn’t have IBIS, which would make it even more irresistible for videography. However, this can be easily mitigated by using an optically stabilized lens or gimbal when necessary. In conclusion, the X-T3 is a truly spectacular APS-C mirrorless camera that is a great choice for any type of photo and video shooters.

Fuji X-T3 Pros

  • Excellent sensor
  • 4K video recording at up to 60fps!
  • 120fps slow-motion video
  • Two SD card slots
  • High-quality weather-sealed body

Fuji X-T3 Cons

  • No in-body image stabilization

Fuji X-Pro3 – Best Fuji Camera for Street Photography

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The X-Pro3 is not your average camera and Fuji definitely took some risk when designing it. Just like its predecessor, this rangefinder-style camera features a hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder that will certainly attract some photographers due to its uniqueness. It is particularly popular among street photographers and features the same 26MP sensor and autofocus as the X-T3, it’s also weather-sealed and Fuji claims it’s the most durable camera they ever made. This means you don’t have to worry about taking it to the streets in tough conditions.

What also makes this camera unique is the screen on the back of the camera, or should we say two screens. The bigger 3-inch screen is actually hidden against the body of the camera and you have to tilt it down to be able to access it. Apparently, Fuji made this bold move in order to make you take more photos and spend less time reviewing them. There’s also a tiny secondary screen that is located on the back, and that is always on and displays the current film simulation that you’re using. Speaking of film simulations, there’s a new one on the X-Pro3 called Classic Negative and it received many praises.

Fuji X-Pro3 is also a pretty decent video camera, but the X-T3 is quite a bit better and costs less, so we wouldn’t recommend it for video shooters. Overall, if you’re looking for a retro-style camera with an optical viewfinder and other unique features, the X-Pro3 is for you.

Fuji X-Pro3 Pros

  • The same excellent sensor as on the X-T3
  • Very durable body
  • Hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder
  • Two SD card slots
  • Classic Negative film simulation

Fuji X-Pro3 Cons

  • No in-body image stabilization
  • The way backscreen on this camera is designed is definitely not for everybody

Fuji X-T30 – Best Value Fuji Mirrorless Camera

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The X-T30 was released several months after the X-T3 and is essentially its baby brother. It packs the same sensor but lacks weather sealing and some additional features. However, if you don’t care about this and are looking to save some money, this is an excellent choice as you won’t be sacrificing image quality at all.

The processor and autofocus are also identical to the X-T3, which means the camera is snappy and acquires focus with ease, both in photo and video modes. Of course, the build quality of this camera took a hit because of the lower price, along with some other features like the lower-resolution electronic viewfinder and lack of support for fast UHS-II memory cards. That being said, Fuji X-T30 is very compact and has at least 80% of the features found on the X-T3 at much lower prices and this makes it a great buy for beginners and enthusiasts.

Fuji X-T30 Pros

  • Same 26MP sensor as on the X-T3
  • 4K video recording at up to 200 Mbit/s
  • Very compact and lightweight

Fuji X-T30 Cons

  • No weather sealing
  • Small and low-resolution EVF
  • No UHS-II SD card support

Fuji X-A7 – Best Fuji Camera for Beginners

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If you’re just starting out and are interested in the Fuji ecosystem, the X-A7 may be the camera you’re looking for. It’s the most affordable camera on our list, but it comes with a couple of compromises. However, there are also some interesting features not found on many other Fuji cameras.

Firstly, we should mention that this camera doesn’t use Fuji’s typical 26MP X-Trans sensor found in previous cameras we talked about, but a more usual 24MP Bayer sensor. This will affect colors slightly, but you still get access to Fuji’s popular film simulations. The camera also has decent video capabilities as it can record 4K at up to 30 fps.

One of the biggest downsides of this camera is the lack of an electronic viewfinder. However, the screen on the back is not only larger than on most Fuji cameras but you can also flip it around to face you – great for selfies and shooting videos of yourself. All things considered, while this camera has some limitations, it is an excellent camera for beginners.

Fuji X-A7 Pros

  • Good image quality
  • Affordable
  • You get access to Fuji’s film simulations
  • Fully-articulating touchscreen

Fuji X-A7 Cons

  • No electronic viewfinder
  • Doesn’t use an X-Trans sensor that Fuji’s cameras are famous for

Which Fuji mirrorless camera to buy is the question we often get asked on social media and this is why we decided to write this guide. Hopefully, it answered some questions and helped you pick the right Fuji camera for your particular needs.

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