FujiFilm XP10

 
FujiFilm FinePix XP10 front
 
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 36-180mm (F4.0-4.8) lens
  • 135g - 96 x 64 x 23mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Also referred to as FinePix XP11
  • Newer Model is Fujifilm XP30
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
19
Overall
29

FujiFilm XP10 summary

FujiFilm XP10 is FujiFilm's Waterproof camera initially introduced on February of 2010. It uses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is referred to as "FinePix XP11" in some countries.

FujiFilm released the updated Fujifilm XP30 (Read Full Comparison) to update this camera.

The XP10 is positioned #70 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and overall #1120 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. You should use our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your custom criteria.

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FujiFilm XP10 family

The FujiFilm XP10 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all earlier and new models along with key features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-XP90 front thumbnailFujifilm XP90
XP10 vs Fujifilm XP90
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2016
Fujifilm-XP80 front thumbnailFujifilm XP80
XP10 vs Fujifilm XP80
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2015
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Fujifilm-FinePix-XP70 front thumbnailFujifilm XP70
XP10 vs Fujifilm XP70
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP60 front thumbnailFujifilm XP60
XP10 vs Fujifilm XP60
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP50 front thumbnailFujifilm XP50
XP10 vs Fujifilm XP50
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-XP30 front thumbnailFujifilm XP30
XP10 vs Fujifilm XP30
28-140mm
F3.9-4.9
14MP1/2.3"2011
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
FujiFilm-FinePix-XP10 front thumbnailFujiFilm XP1036-180mm
F4.0-4.8
12MP1/2.3"2010

FujiFilm XP10 Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the FujiFilm XP10 based on factors which are generally considered essential in a camera.

built-in flash
environment proof
features tracking focus
good minimum ISO (64)
in built zoom lens (36-180mm 5.0 x zoom)
lighter than competition (135g)
doesn't have HDMI support
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have microphone jack
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly display
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
has no phase detect AF
has no RAW support
lack of image stabilization
lack of manual mode
no aperture priority mode
no manual focus
no shutter priority mode
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
pixelated screen (230 thousand dot)
resolution not great (12MP)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
sluggish at full zoom (f4.8)
somewhat slow max aperture (f4.0)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
wide angle not good (36mm)
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FujiFilm XP10 Sensor features

The sensor specification on the FujiFilm XP10 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and supports a native ISO range of 64 to 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not saved which means that you have less margin for error.

The image underneath illustrates the XP10's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The XP10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.

FujiFilm FinePix XP10 sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm XP10 dimensions

FujiFilm XP10 is 0.30 pounds (135g / 4.76 oz) and features exterior measurements of 96mm x 64mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196g and the FujiFilm XP10 is less heavy than various competitors.

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Down below is a image of the FujiFilm XP10 with a softdrink so you can have a feel for its size.

FujiFilm FinePix XP10 dimensions scale

The top view under will show you the button design on the XP10.

FujiFilm FinePix XP10 topview buttons dials

FujiFilm XP10 Lens features

The XP10 houses a built-in lens with a focal range of 36-180mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which won't be outstanding however it might be helpful in some scenarios.

At it's widest 36mm, it offers an aperture of f4.0 making it very sluggish and not great in low light occasions and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also need to increase your ISO resulting in noisy pictures. With the long end, 180mm comes at f4.8 making it pretty sluggish and you will have to go with slow shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm XP10 Connectivity

The XP10 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy photos and at times adjust settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.

A few apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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FujiFilm XP10 Video features

The max video resolution on the FujiFilm XP10 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low by today's standards. You should shoot for at least 1080p resolution for video recording. The body does not have a mic or headphone socket which means you get zero control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to have a look at an alternative model should you require decent audio in your video clips.

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FujiFilm XP10 Weather Sealing

FujiFilm XP10 has environment proofing which makes it a very good option to use during rough conditions. This can be particularly handy whenever you are uncertain about the elements you might face during outdoor photography.

FujiFilm XP10 Display and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm XP10 houses a 2.7 inch fixed display with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder details regarding FujiFilm XP10 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders can be quite helpful.

FujiFilm XP10 Shutter features

FujiFilm XP10 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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FujiFilm XP10 Flash and Hot shoe features

FujiFilm XP10 includes just in-built flash with missing external flash support.

FujiFilm XP10 Autofocus features

FujiFilm XP10 includes only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing.

It also has Tracking AF for moving objects. FujiFilm XP10 has no manual focus. Manual focus ability can be good during low light or you require more exact control on depth of field.

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FujiFilm XP10 Battery life

The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has the maximum (380) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a collection of Waterproof cameras that have the highest battery life:

FujiFilm XP10 for specific types of photography

The following bar chart gives a summary of the FujiFilm XP10 for specific types of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with FujiFilm XP10

The FujiFilm XP10 gets a points tally of 21 which is subpar, and means the camera is not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support together with the potential to work with off-camera lighting.

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manual focus not available
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
low MP (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files

FujiFilm XP10 Street photography advice

Coming in at a reasonable points tally of 60, the FujiFilm XP10 is somewhat acceptable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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environment proof
lighter than average (135 grams)
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files

FujiFilm XP10 Sports photography highlights

A subpar sports photography rating of 30 indicates the FujiFilm XP10 is not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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has tracking focus
weather proofing
slow frames per second (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus

FujiFilm XP10 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is really critical when buying a travel camera. Over-all, the FujiFilm XP10 gets a average 60 as a travelling camera which is relatively acceptable to buy for your journeys.

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lighter than competition (135g)
weather proof
built-in flash
missing Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f4.0)

FujiFilm XP10 Landscape photography info

If you find yourself planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor will be image quality. The FujiFilm XP10 and it's subpar rating of 28 for a landscape camera is not acceptable among its rivals.

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environment proofing
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
slow max aperture (f4.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not available
lack of image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording

Vlogging with FujiFilm XP10

A vlogging camera preferably should offer a moving display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the FujiFilm XP10 is not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a subpar rating of 25.

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lighter than competitors in class (135 grams)
wide angle not great (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f4.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic socket

FujiFilm XP10 Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the XP10, below is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the class of Waterproof.

The diagram below offers you a summary of the XP10 compared to it's highest scoring competitors mentioned previously.

These are some more cameras you might look at as alternate options. To review a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
FujiFilm
Model
FujiFilm FinePix XP10
Also called as
FinePix XP11
Class
Waterproof
Announced
2010-02-02
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Maximum native ISO
1600
Minimum native ISO
64
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
36-180mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/4.0-4.8
Macro focus range
9cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.7 inches
Display resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
1/4s
Max shutter speed
1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.10 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
1280x720
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
135g (0.30 pounds)
Physical dimensions
96 x 64 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.5" x 0.9")
Other
Battery model
NP-45A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, Couple, Group)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots
One
Price at release
$175