Fujifilm XF10 Review

Fujifilm XF10 small camera offers a lot for its low asking price since it features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, a wide-aperture prime lens with a comparable focal length of 28 millimeters, and the ability to capture 4K video.

Because of its mobility, you are more likely to take it to locations where it is impractical to use an interchangeable-lens camera. So, in theory, it should be able to give the type of results we expect from entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

Even though its fundamental characteristics should make it attractive to traditionalists, it also incorporates several contemporary advancements. For example, swiping the screen enables access to an Instagram-friendly SQUARE mode. The device also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, USB charging, and a touch-sensitive LCD screen of 3 inches. In addition, a new Snapshot function allows the user to instantly focus on a specific location in the environment, either 2 meters or 5 meters away.

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On the other hand, the screen is affixed to the rear plate of the camera, and there is neither a viewfinder nor an image stabilizer nor a built-in ND filter; nonetheless, considering the price point, it is understandable that certain compromises would need to be made.

Fujifilm XF10 Build Quality

Although the camera does not have as many exterior controls as the X100F and does not have as intricate of a design as the X100F, it still has the same degree of robustness that we would anticipate from a product of this caliber. In addition, a significant portion of the building’s façade is metal, and the attention to detail is outstanding.

When you set the camera to focus and expose simultaneously, there is minimal delay between the two processes. The touchscreen is quite excellent and snappy. Unfortunately, its responsiveness is both a gift and a curse, as it is simple to accidentally change the camera to manual focus by knocking on one of the little virtual buttons on the side of the camera.

In addition to selecting the focusing point, the AF lever on the rear of the body may also be used to browse the menus, scroll through photographs, and perform various other functions. This feature is quite helpful and is quickly becoming a standard on cameras of all levels.

Although it is easy to perform all of this from a single control, the camera does lag somewhat when navigating through the menus or modifying the exposure settings, which may be aggravating.

Fujifilm XF10 Image quality

It was reasonable for us to anticipate that the XF10 would produce image quality superior to that of the typical small camera. It does not disappoint in this regard.

Detail is typically exquisite across the frame, just slightly dropping in the corners at the most comprehensive aperture settings of f/2.8, and noise is well controlled in the lower end of the ISO range where the camera can shoot (and far from awful after this point).

It is simple enough to remove noise from Raw files, and if you are in a hurry, you can accomplish this with less accuracy using the post-capture raw-processing tools. This option is available even if you are shooting in RAW format.

One of the characteristics of the XF10 is that it has the propensity to overexpose some situations slightly. This is common with low-cost, compact cameras because they are primarily designed for people who want print-ready results rather than having to process their images afterward. However, it is less common with higher-end cameras such as the XF10, which are more likely to have post-processing capabilities.

Having said that, if you believe that exposure compensation is required, you may quickly jump in and do it, or you can polish your photographs after the fact using the tools for raw processing.

Lens adjustments are one thing you probably won’t need to be concerned about. It is difficult to see images affected by vignetting, distortion, or chromatic aberration, at least not to any objectionable degree. While some of this is undoubtedly due to clever processing rather than the quality of the lens, it is impossible to see images affected by these issues.

However, there is a possibility that you will need to intervene occasionally to correct some minor issues with the white balance, and this is especially true when you have taken a series of pictures all at once. Of course, when the camera is having trouble, most of the time, there is nothing for you to be concerned about, but switching to a white balance preset is likely to provide you with more consistent results.

The rolling shutter effect that occurs when panning and the susceptibility to wind noise contribute to the unappealing quality of 4K video. In addition, the maximum frame rate of 15 frames per second (fps) is also to blame for the choppy appearance of the footage.

There is a nice amount of information, but it’s hard to fathom why someone would pick this over the Full HD alternatives presented beside it.

Fujifilm XF10 Specs

Body typeCompact
Max resolution6000 x 4000
Image ratio w h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Color spacesRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 200-12800 (expands to 100-51200)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets7
Custom white balanceYes (3 slots)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File formatJPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw (Fujifilm 14-bit RAF)
Optics & Focus
Focal length (Equiv.)28 mm
Maximum apertureF2.8–16
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (1.25x, 1.8x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range10 cm (3.94″)
Macro focus range10 cm (3.94″)
Number of focus points91
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live ViewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Exposure modesAdvanced SR AutoProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Built-in flashYes
Flash Range5.30 m (at ISO 100)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander
Drive modesSingleContinuousBracketingSelf-timer
Continuous drive6.0 fps
Metering modesMultiAverageSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 15p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Remote controlYes (via smartphone or wired remote)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-95 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)330
Weight (inc. batteries)279 g (0.62 lb / 9.84 oz)
Dimensions113 x 64 x 41 mm (4.45 x 2.52 x 1.61″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes

Fujifilm XF10 Pros & Cons

Good For
  • Excellent image quality
  • The touchscreen works very well
  • In-camera raw processing
  • Small and robust body
Need Improvements
  • 4K video disappoints
  • There is no picture stabilization 
  •  The focus is slow 
  • There is no picture stabilization 

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