Fujifilm X10 Review

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Fujifilm X10 Review

Like every Fujifilm 2/3" D-SLR, the upgraded Fujifilm X10 achieves a level of image quality, expanded depth-of-field control, wide dynamic range and advanced features few other manufacturers can match. If you’re a little strapped for cash or want something for holiday snaps, then the Fujifilm X10 is the best-value Compact camera money can buy. As we’d expect of a Fujifilm compact, the camera is an extremely competent camera that provides all the tools required by enthusiast photographers looking for a camera they can carry with them at all times. 12 megapixels sensor also offers significantly more resolution, which benefits both image cropping and printing. The new Fujifilm X10 is capable of shooting versatile photos with a remarkable sensitivity of ISO 3,200, and should you want to? 85% viewfinder coverage is allowing you to see more of your shooting object in the remarkable Optical (tunnel) viewfinder. You can navigate through the camera's settings and marvelous features on its detailed 2.8″-inch LCD display. How the screen is attached to the camera body is another important consideration – some are fixed, some can be tilted, while others use the infinitely more flexible vari-angle design. The screen isn’t touch sensitive, though, which these days feels like an anachronism. When AEB is selected, the camera automatically takes three or more shots, each at a different exposure.

Either way, with IS engaged you should be able to achieve pin-sharp shots at much slower shutter speeds than would otherwise be possible. The Fujifilm X10 incorporates a wide variety of upgrades to enhance options, operation and speed. An improved 49- point AF system with Unknown Cross Type AF sensors, fantastic AF area modes and outstanding AF detection in even the dimmest lighting deliver immediate, excellent focus. While subjective, I think the best-selling camera body design is innovative, beautiful and modern. It’s built around a new generation of Fujifilm’s CMOS X-TRANS I AF sensor, which is now capable of phase-detection autofocus across a wider area of the frame. The easy body has a pleasing heft and a size that's great for sports, wildlife or nature shooting and even better for video ,where extra weight actually helps with stability. Capture beautiful 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format with marvelous stereo sound. Almost every vital shooting function can be changed using easy-to-access external controls. Other vital bits of the camera includes a rich set of connectivity settings and easy to use powers. Battery life is average for a Compact camera. When using either the Optical (tunnel) viewfinder or display, the camera is rated for 270 shots shots in standard performance mode. The camera is very comfortable and handy, weighing only 350g which is very useful for photographers who travel a lot. Two card slots can usually be configured to record data in a number of ways including using the second slot as an overflow or for raw images, or using one card for stills and the other for video. The Fujifilm uses favorite SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Small, intuitive and you can buy in large quantity.


ModelFujifilm X10
Body TypeCompact
Lens Focal Range28-112 mm (4×)
Max ApertureF2.0-2.8

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score50
DxO Color Depth20.5
DxO Dynamic Range11.3
DxO Low Light ISO245


Sensor Resolution12 megapixels
Sensor Size2/3"
Sensor Dimensions8.8 x 6.6 mm
Sensor Area58.08mm2
Max Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Min Native ISO100
Max Native ISO3,200
Max Boosted ISO12800
RAW Supporttrue


Lens Mountfixed lens
Manual Focustrue
Macro Focus Range1cm


ViewfinderOptical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Coverage85%
Viewfinder Resolutionno electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Magnificationn/a


Display TypeFixed Type
Display TechnologyTFT color LCD monitor
Display Size2.8″
Display Resolution460k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screenfalse

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed30s
Max Shutter Speed1/4000s
Continuous Shooting10.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationtrue
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range9.00 m
Flash ModesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Max Flash Sync1/1000s
WB Bracketingtrue
AE Bracketingtrue

Exposure Modes

Center Weightedfalse


Touch Autofocusfalse
Continuous Autofocustrue
Single Autofocustrue
Tracking Autofocustrue
Selective Autofocusfalse
Center Autofocustrue
Multi Area Focustrue
Live View Focustrue
Face Detection Autofocustrue
Contrast Autofocustrue
Phase Detection Autofocusfalse
Number of Autofocus Points49
Number of Cross Focus PointsUnknown

Video Features

Video Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (70, 30 fps), 320 x 240 (120 fps), 320 x 112 (200 fps)
Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Video FormatsH.264
Microphone Infalse
Headphone Outfalse


WiFi ConnectivityNone
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Outtrue


Camera Weight350g
Body Dimensions117 x 70 x 57mm
Environmental Sealingfalse
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery ModelNP-50
Battery Life270 shots
Battery TypeBattery Pack

Other Features

Self TimerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Storage TypeSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots1


Fujifilm X10 Review

Needless to say, image quality from the Fujifilm X10 is exceptional, stunning, detailed and eye-popping. Regarding design, the camera shares the same stylish retro rangefinder aesthetic of its predecessor, with milled aluminum dials on the top-plate and dual control wheels providing a pleasingly tactile user experience. Fujifilm cameras have numerousness lenses and amazing accessories and plenty of grips available for them. No matter the type of photography, from nature to landscapes, portraits to commercial, the camera excels, offers impressive image quality, low noise, and the ability to enjoy the stunning features of a surprising number of fixed lens mount upgraded glass. Furthermore, if it works consistently in a wide range of real-world shooting situations (portraits, wildlife or sports), and with the majority of well-known Fujifilm glasses, then we think Fujifilm X10 could well be on to a winner. All results are analyzed by the very best industry software, making our reviews the most authoritative of any you’ll read.