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Should You Buy a Fujifilm Digital Camera?

Matthew
Updated 24 August 2020
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should you buy a Fujifilm Digital Camera?

Fujifilm is one of the most popular digital camera brands as well as being well known for its photo printers and scanners.

If you are wondering how Fujifilm digital cameras compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,900 digital cameras by objectively and impartially analysing over 130,000 user and expert reviews and over 4,300 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Fujifilm are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras. Their digital cameras start at $55 for the JX650 which has a weight of 104g, an optical zoom of 5x and is a compact digital camera and go up to $5,499 for the GFX 50S which has a weight of 740g, an optical zoom of §x and is a slr digital camera. The average price of a new Fujifilm digital camera is $566.

Fujifilm are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras.

Is Fujifilm the Best Digital Camera Brand?

So are Fujifilm digital cameras any good? We give every digital camera a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all digital cameras we are able to impartially rank all the digital camera brands.

Fujifilm is ranked the No. 4 best digital camera brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Fujifilm is the 4th best digital camera brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
32,050 reviews
#2
Japan
90%
90%
25,178 reviews
#3
Japan
89%
89%
13,023 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
6,533 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
4,474 reviews
#6
Polaroid
84%
84%
2,235 reviews
#7
South Korea
83%
83%
4,344 reviews
#8
82%
82%
832 reviews
#9
82%
82%
1,745 reviews
#10
81%
81%
1,098 reviews
#11
Japan
80%
80%
3,002 reviews
#12
Sigma
75%
75%
396 reviews
#13
Ricoh
73%
73%
122 reviews
#14
Fuji
71%
71%
322 reviews
#15
GE
United States
71%
71%
210 reviews
#16
SeaLife
70%
70%
4 reviews
#17
Praktica
69%
69%
94 reviews
#18
Vivitar
69%
69%
244 reviews
#19
easypix
66%
66%
102 reviews
#20
Mamiya
63%
63%
2 reviews
#21
Aquapix
62%
62%
62 reviews
#22
Bell+Howell
62%
62%
19 reviews
#23
Hasselblad
61%
61%
98 reviews
#24
60%
60%
58 reviews
#25
Philips
Netherlands
58%
58%
4 reviews
#26
Coleman
58%
58%
1 review
#27
HP
United States
57%
57%
14 reviews
#28
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
VTech
51%
51%
1 review

Let's look at how Fujifilm digital cameras compare to the other digital camera brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All digital camera Brands
Fujifilm Digital Cameras

Fujifilm have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Fujifilm digital camera being 79%. Fujifilm also have a number of great features including rechargeable battery which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Fujifilm digital camera is 79%.

There's a smaller selection of Fujifilm digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with only 48 Fujifilm digital cameras currently on the market in the US. Fujifilm digital cameras also tend to be more expensive than most other digital camera brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$558
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $7,499
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$566
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,899
Price Distribution of Fujifilm Digital Cameras

What Do the Fujifilm Digital Camera Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Fujifilm digital camera to work out the average distribution of reviews for Fujifilm and then compared this to the other digital camera brands.

Fujifilm logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
566
4 stars
560
3 stars
95
2 stars
8
1 star
0
Fujifilm logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,805
4 stars
790
3 stars
245
2 stars
169
1 star
279
Fujifilm has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its digital cameras than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 92% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Fujifilm digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 88% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.

Purchasers of Fujifilm digital cameras frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and nicely designed. Their digital cameras have also won 370+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Fujifilm digital cameras by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other digital camera brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Fujifilm
CNET.com logo
75%
419 reviews
73%
339 reviews
75%
214 reviews
74%
125 reviews
80%
83 reviews
77%
67 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
122 reviews
83%
138 reviews
82%
103 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
84%
70 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
124 reviews
82%
139 reviews
87%
64 reviews
82%
49 reviews
87%
43 reviews
85%
48 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
126 reviews
74%
136 reviews
80%
64 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
78%
44 reviews
Ephotozine logo
78%
105 reviews
77%
132 reviews
86%
51 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
81%
48 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
110 reviews
75%
91 reviews
83%
70 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
83%
29 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
103 reviews
70%
81 reviews
79%
57 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
81%
25 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
81 reviews
74%
76 reviews
77%
42 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
86%
24 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
81%
75 reviews
81%
71 reviews
82%
39 reviews
77%
29 reviews
86%
34 reviews
81%
29 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
93 reviews
74%
62 reviews
78%
46 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
76%
29 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
74 reviews
70%
63 reviews
82%
44 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
80%
22 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
71 reviews
81%
61 reviews
82%
42 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
82%
25 reviews
dkamera.de logo
84%
79 reviews
87%
66 reviews
89%
39 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
89%
25 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
61 reviews
87%
50 reviews
88%
41 reviews
85%
31 reviews
88%
26 reviews
89%
23 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
58 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
38 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
87%
21 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
33 reviews
87%
37 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
84%
20 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
57 reviews
76%
44 reviews
74%
30 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
77%
3 reviews
Camera Labs logo
83%
80 reviews
84%
37 reviews
85%
30 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
86%
5 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
62 reviews
74%
50 reviews
77%
24 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
74%
5 reviews
parentesis.com logo
70%
37 reviews
70%
40 reviews
72%
31 reviews
65%
30 reviews
70%
7 reviews
73%
17 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
2,450 reviews
75%
1,996 reviews
73%
1,451 reviews
70%
885 reviews
76%
767 reviews
74%
619 reviews
Average
78%
4,424 reviews
78%
3,741 reviews
81%
2,557 reviews
75%
1,563 reviews
84%
1,433 reviews
81%
1,198 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Fujifilm Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 379 industry awards for Fujifilm digital cameras. The table below compares the number of awards received by Fujifilm to other popular digital camera brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Fujifilm has won 379 awards for its digital cameras.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Fujifilm
PhotographyBlog.com logo
103
111
57
40
38
44
Ephotozine logo
67
73
42
25
40
34
Lydogbilde.no logo
31
56
31
13
56
34
Camera Labs logo
90
44
36
26
10
Trusted Reviews logo
26
27
19
13
16
14
DP Review logo
29
29
24
5
13
11
photoreview.com.au logo
27
19
23
4
23
13
CNET.com logo
32
34
17
9
11
5
01net.com logo
15
18
25
8
20
16
Pocket Lint logo
21
22
18
7
23
10
What Digital Camera logo
25
17
18
9
15
10
Digitaltrends.com logo
23
19
24
7
5
9
Expert Reviews logo
20
20
11
5
16
9
reviewed.com logo
14
14
17
5
9
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
20
9
14
8
3
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
10
8
11
1
13
8
M3.idg.se logo
12
16
8
6
6
3
Digital Versus logo
7
9
14
3
12
5
Techradar logo
8
13
6
4
11
8
dkamera.de logo
20
11
7
5
6
Other Expert Sites
354
295
244
116
142
112
Total
954
864
666
288
503
379

How Reliable Are Fujifilm Digital Cameras?

We checked over 130,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Fujifilm digital cameras. over 710 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Fujifilm digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% of reviewers think Fujifilm digital cameras are reliable.

So, most people think that Fujifilm digital cameras are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Fujifilm digital cameras that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

though not the most rugged
wired.com
Its build quality is sublime
Pocket Lint
The camera's build quality is first-rate
luminous-landscape.com
rugged design
stuff.tv/my/
improved durability while maint
PhotographyBlog.com
solid build quality
dcresource.com
GPS is built in
Expert Reviews
the build quality is so good
camerajabber.com
is a rangefinder-meets-Compact-System-Camera built in a retro style
What Digital Camera
SummaryThe Fujifilm XP130 is mid-priced rugged waterproof compact that combines ease of use with some advanced features all wrapped up in a stylishly designed body
Camera Labs
The Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR updates the F800EXR with a new sensor with built in phase detection focus
Ephotozine
rugged cameras available at a variety of price-points
DP Review
It is actually a sturdy ultra-zoom camera in disguise
digitalone.com.sg
Fujifilm adds a most impressive offering to the rugged/waterproof camera space increasingly crowded by products from Canon
digicamera.com
it should advertise its rugged credentials in some way
reviewed.com
rugged cameras
techradar.com/au/
more robust focussing system
digit.in

NOT RELIABLE

the worst rugged camera weve reviewed this year
gizmodo.com
fixing (most of) what was broken
Camera Labs
2018Whether you want a compact camera for a trip to the beach or ski resort - or maybe just something that the kids won't break - there are plenty of waterproof
DP Review
although somewhat plasticky the overall rugged build is the obvious key selling point
Pocket Lint
While they're "tough" specs are roughly the same as they have been in the past
Steve's Digicams
the worst rugged camera we've reviewed this year
gizmodo.com.au
Once you get past the X-A2's plasticky build quality
reviewed.com
Being tough means that not only is it suitable for adventure type holidays
PhotographyBlog.com
Therefore the camera is not as robust as suggested by far
Amazon
Before it broke it took some pleasing underwater photos
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Fujifilm Digital Cameras

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Fujifilm digital cameras that set them apart from the competition. These include rechargeable battery.

Fujifilm Rechargeable Battery

A rechargable battery means tht the battery pack in the camera can be recharged, meaning no need to constantly replace them with other batteries.

Fujifilm digital cameras that have a rechargeable battery include the Fujifilm FinePix XP130 ($70), the Fujifilm X100F ($349) and the Fujifilm XF10 ($340).

What is the Best High End Fujifilm Digital Camera?

Fujifilm XT10

$75.00
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16.3MP
4896 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
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FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
331g
3"
SCREEN

If you're looking for a high end Fujifilm digital camera then the Fujifilm XT10 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 83, but is a bit more expensive at $75.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.3MP)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Smaller than average minimum aperture number (2.8)
Image stabiliser
High maximum ISO sensitivity (51,200)

A fully featured and low cost 331g camera. It has an image stabiliser and a built-in flash and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video. Our review analysis indicates that this camera has very good controls, it produces very good images but bad for video recording.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The Fujifilm XT10 is 118.4mm wide, 82.8mm tall, 40.8mm deep and weighs 331g.

Fujifilm XT10 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the XT10 in the US is $75.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Ultimate Fujifilm Digital Camera?

Fujifilm GFX 50S

$5,499.00
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Fujifilm GFX 50S
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Fujifilm GFX 50S
51.4MP
8256 X 6192
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
102,400
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
740g
FUJIFILM G
FORMAT SENSOR
3.2"
SCREEN

For those with an unlimited budget then the Fujifilm GFX 50S is the best Fujifilm digital camera out there. At $5,499 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
Very high megapixels (51.4MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (102,400)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

Owners report that this camera has an outstanding picture quality and it produces very good images, and ergonomic. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 740g camera. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a touchscreen.

94
Reviews
117 Reviews + 9 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
65
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Fujifilm GFX 50S has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 117 reviews.

The Fujifilm GFX 50S is 147.5mm wide, 94.2mm tall, 91.4mm deep and weighs 740g.

Fujifilm GFX 50S front view

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What is the Best Budget Choice Fujifilm Digital Camera?

Fujifilm FinePix XP130

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16.4MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.9
MINIMUM
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
190.6g
2x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN
20m
WATERPROOF

At only $69.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Fujifilm FinePix XP130 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.4MP)
ok optical zoom (5x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
Large minimum aperture number (3.9)

Our review analysis indicates that this digital camera has outstanding features, it's able to produce good images and very easy to use. It's a cheap and fully featured 5x optical zoom digital camera. It has an image stabiliser, is waterproof, supports Wi-Fi and features bluetooth.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Fujifilm Digital Camera?
Is Fujifilm the Best Digital Camera Brand?
What Do the Fujifilm Digital Camera Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Fujifilm Digital Cameras Received?
How Reliable Are Fujifilm Digital Cameras?
Features to Look Out For On Fujifilm Digital Cameras
Fujifilm Rechargeable Battery
What is the Best High End Fujifilm Digital Camera?
What is the Ultimate Fujifilm Digital Camera?
What is the Best Budget Choice Fujifilm Digital Camera?

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