The Fujifilm X100VI is one of the best compact cameras ever – but is it time for a X100-series shake up?

The Fujifilm X100VI, one of the most anticipated cameras for 2024, is here – and it hasn’t disappointed. It’s one of the best compact cameras ever, and it has us dreaming of what else Fujifilm could do with the X100 series. 

Destined to be the street photographer’s new favorite camera, the X100VI is a familiar take on the Fujifilm X100V, which took Tiktok by storm in 2023 to become the most sought-after camera in the world. 

The retro appeal remains, as does the 23mm f/2 lens, which has the full-frame equivalent 35mm focal length popular in reportage photography. It’s a different story under the hood, though. This sixth-gen model – it arrives four years after its predecessor – is more powerful and capable in almost every area, giving photographers plenty of reasons to upgrade, or to pick up a Fujifilm for the first time.

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You’ll pay for the pleasure of using this camera – at $1,599 / £1,599 (pricing for Australia is TBC), the X100VI is about 20% more than the X100V was at launch, although that camera has recently been selling for even more, four years after its release, thanks to a combination of its unprecedented popularity and opportunist sellers.