Fujifilm Launches X100VI – 40MP and 6-Stop IBIS

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Fujifilm has launched the latest camera in its popular fixed-lens X100 lineup. The new X100VI (AKA X100 6) builds on the previous updates seen in the X100V by adding a 40.2MP sensor with up to 6 stops of 5-axis in-body image stabilization. Impressively, considering the implementation of IBIS in the X100VI, the camera has only gained 43g in weight and 2mm in depth compared to its predecessor.

Key Features

  • 40.2MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HR Sensor
  • Up to 6.0 stops In-Body Image Stabilization
  • Fujinon 23mm f/2 Lens
  • 425-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System
  • 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen
  • Hybrid 0.66x OVF with 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 4 stop Internal ND
  • 1.4x and 2x Digital Teleconverter
  • X-Processor 5 Image Processor
  • 20 Film Simulation modes, including REALA ACE
  • AF Recognition: Animals, Birds, Cars, Motorcycles, Bikes, Airplanes, and trains
  • 6.2K/30P, 4K/60P, FHD/240P 10-Bit Video
  • NP-W126S battery
  • MSRP at launch: $1599

40.2MP Sensor

The Fuji X100VI uses a 40.2MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 5 HR Sensor, a significant resolution increase from the 26.1MP sensor on the previous X100V. This sensor has already been used on the Fuji X-H2 and X-T5. The increased resolution makes the digital 1.4x and 2x teleconverters all the more useful, delivering 49mm and 70mm equivalent fields of view while still maintaining more than enough resolution for printing.

X100VI IBIS – At Last!

While the increased resolution will be welcomed by most, the camera’s new 6.0EV IBIS system will offer more tangible improvements. Hand-holding at shutter speeds six stops lower than the previous X100 generations while still getting a sharp image will allow you to shoot in darker locations or trade that shutter speed for six stops lower ISO to improve noise performance in low light. Note: Fujifilm says that the IBIS is only rated to 5.5EV when the optical viewfinder is used.

2-Way Tilt Screen

The X100VI uses the same 1.62m-dot LCD screen as the previous generation X100V, with a slightly updated 2-way tilting mechanism. Many people–myself included–wished for a higher resolution LCD screen and a 3-way tilt mechanism that makes shooting from the hip in portrait orientation much easier.

X100VI Conversion Lenses

Like the X100 models before it, the new X100VI is also compatible with the TCL-X100 II Tele Conversion Lens and the WCL-X100 II Wide Conversion Lens. The Tele Conversion Lens acts as a 1.4x teleconverter for the X100VI’s 35mm equivalent lens, turning into a 50mm equivalent once the camera’s APS-C crop factor has also been considered. The Wide Conversion Lens, on the other hand, changes the camera’s field of view to one equivalent to a 28mm lens.

Where to Buy

The Fujifilm X100VI starts shipping on February 28, 2024. Place your order now to avoid the inevitable months of backorders. While the launch price of $1599 is $200 more than the launch price of the X100V, the increase is a little under the inflation rate, so it’s more than fair when considering the additional features and specifications.

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1 thought on “Fujifilm Launches X100VI – 40MP and 6-Stop IBIS”

  1. Hopefully it will live up to the hype. Personally, I won’t be getting one, I have the previous model, and don’t feel like either 40MP or IBIS would benefit me – I mainly use it for shooting my kids when out and about or my buddies on MTB rides, so like to keep the shutter speed up.


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