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Fujifilm X-A10 Review

The Fujifilm X-A10 is a new interchangeable lens camera that is part of Fujifilm’s X-range and is priced on the lower end of the spectrum. The letter “A” in its name indicates that it is part of the novice line-up, and its position in the line-up places it below the X-A3 model. This camera is a more affordable alternative to the X-A3, and as a result, the features and capabilities aren’t as impressive as those of the X-A3.

Compared to the X-A3, which has a gadget with 24 megapixels, this one has a sensor with 16.3 megapixels. It is compatible with the Fujifilm X mount and may be purchased as a bundle with the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. The 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens that comes with Fujifilm’s more sophisticated cameras, such as the X-T2, is more expensive than the kit lens that comes with the X-A3, which is the same lens. However, this lens is available for a lower price.

There are also additional features, such as a screen that can be tilted but does not have touch sensitivity as the screen on the X-A3 does. Additionally, there is no hot shoe for attaching third-party devices. However, there is an internal flash incorporated into the machine. Completing the list of features offered by the X-A10 are built-in Wi-Fi, the ability to capture video in Full HD, and manual and semi-automatic exposure modes. The Fujifilm X-A10 can be purchased for around £499 or $499, including the 16-50mm lens; hence, it is approximately £50 less expensive than the X-A3.

Fujifilm X-A10 Build Quality

The Fujifilm X-A10 appears quite similar to previous cameras in Fuji’s X line in terms of its overall design and aesthetic. This indicates that it has a vintage look, especially if you choose the silver and black variant sent to us for evaluation purposes. On the other hand, the feel is a little bit cheaper, being a touch on the plasticky side. This shows that this model targets entry-level consumers and is on the budget end of Fujifilm’s spectrum.

The X-A10 has a compact body, and the XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens has been our go-to lens for shooting with the camera. When the zoom lens goes to its maximum setting, the overall appearance is perhaps slightly off-kilter. This is especially true. The top of the camera does not have a viewfinder, which may have contributed to the creation of a more well-balanced appearance overall.

This mirrorless camera from Fuji does not include a hot shoe on the top of the device, unlike Fuji’s other entry-level mirrorless camera, the X-A3. That being said, if you’re a fan of viewfinders, you won’t be able to add an optional one to your purchase. The fact that it is impossible to attach other accessories, such as a flash, draws attention to the fact that this camera is designed for novice users.

The Fujifilm X-A10 has a mode dial on the top of the camera, which displays all of the various exposure settings. This provides a selection of automatic and scene choices and full manual and semi-automatic (aperture priority and shutter priority) modes for users who wish to make more complex adjustments to their photographs.

Fujifilm X-A10 Image Quality

Photographs from the Fujifilm X-A10 are warm and highly saturated, showcasing a lovely color distinctive of Fuji cameras. This is something we’ve come to anticipate from images taken by Fuji cameras. Raw format photographs include hues that are notably more subdued, providing you the ability to modify the pictures in any way that you see appropriate.

The amount of detail that can be seen is satisfying through the spectrum of sensitivities. When viewed at 100%, photos captured with an ISO setting of 3200 reveal a degree of visual smoothing that is easily discernible. This effect is enhanced when shooting at an ISO of 6400; yet, when looking at regular printing and web sizes at these high speeds, the overall impression of detail is excellent.

In addition, noise is carefully controlled over the whole range of sensitivities. Raw photographs captured at high sensitivity settings include more noise, but they also contain more detail. As a result, you have more leeway to apply your noise reduction in post-processing, and the degree to which you do so might vary depending on the equilibrium you are trying to achieve.

It is preferable to avoid using the high ISO settings of ISO 12800 and ISO 25600, which are only available in JPEG format. However, these settings are available if you are eager to acquire the photo and it is dark. In these pictures, the level of detail is not as prominent, and the problem with noise is more evident.

The all-purpose metering feature, which on Fujifilm cameras is referred to as Multi Photometry, is often reliable when producing well-balanced exposures. Switching to spot metering might be of assistance if you notice that certain parts of the image have been overexposed while working in environments with high levels of contrast.

Fujifilm X-A10 Specs

Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution4896 x 3264
Other resolutions3:2 (3456 x 2304, 2496 x 1664), 16:9 (4896 x 2760, 3456 x 1944, 2496 x 1408), 1:1 (3264 x 3264, 2304 x 2304, 1664 x 1664)
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ISOAuto, 200-6400 (expandable to 100-25600)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points49
Lens mountFujifilm X
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenNo
Screen type180-degree upward-tilting TFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/32000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range5.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro, rear-curtain synchro, commander
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, smile, buddy, group)
Metering modesMultiAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
FormatH.264
Modes1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 38 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1280 x 720 @ 60p / 19 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n
Remote controlYes (Wired or via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-W126S lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)410
Weight (inc. batteries)331 g (0.73 lb / 11.68 oz)
Dimensions117 x 67 x 40 mm (4.61 x 2.64 x 1.57″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone

Fujifilm X-A10 Conclusion

People who are interested in the Fuji ecosystem but are either inexperienced photographers or do not have the financial resources to purchase some of the higher-end X-series cameras may find that the Fujifilm X-A10 is a decent solution for them.

Even though it is a more basic offering, it has a sufficient number of sophisticated capabilities to make it a decent camera for beginners. This entails a selection of manual and semi-automatic shooting modes and the ability to capture images in raw format. Despite this, a sufficient number of absent things, such as a viewfinder, will frustrate users with more advanced skill levels.

It is disappointing that the screen does not have touch sensitivity, as this would make it possible to adjust the location of the focusing point rapidly. Although it’s fantastic that you can tilt it for selfies, setting the autofocus point is a little more complex than we would like it to be.

The big APS-C-sized sensor does a beautiful job of creating warm, vivid lenses with a high level of detail. This contributes to the excellent image quality. The 16-50mm lens that comes with most cameras is a perfect choice for beginners since it covers various focal lengths. You might discover that you wish to upgrade to a better lens at some time in the future, and there is now a wide variety of choices available for the Fuji X mount.

While built-in Wi-Fi is a typical feature these days, it has been done quite effectively here, and the associated software is straightforward to operate. Full High Definition video recording is on its way to being obsolete compared to 4K video recording; nonetheless, the provision is more than sufficient for someone who takes the odd movie.

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