Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm X10 front
  • 12MP - 2/3" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.0-2.8) lens
  • 350g - 117 x 70 x 57mm
  • Announced July 2012
  • Successor is Fujifilm X20
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Fujifilm X10 overview

Fujifilm X10 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact camera initially announced on July of 2012. The camera comes with a 12MP, CMOS X-TRANS I 2/3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.

FujiFilm introduced the more recent Fujifilm X20 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to upgrade this camera.

The Fujifilm X10 places at #15 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #532 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your custom factors.

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Below is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm X10 family

The Fujifilm X10 comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can take a look at all previous and more recent models as well as key features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-X30 front thumbnailFujifilm X30
Fujifilm X10 vs Fujifilm X30
Fujifilm-X20 front thumbnailFujifilm X20
Fujifilm X10 vs Fujifilm X20
Photography Glossary
Fujifilm-XF1 front thumbnailFujifilm XF1
Fujifilm X10 vs Fujifilm XF1
Fujifilm-X10 front thumbnailFujifilm X1028-112mm

Fujifilm X10 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm X10 based on features that are generally seen as essential in a camera.

above average min ISO (100)
better than average battery power (270 CIPA)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
built in zoom lens (28-112mm 4.0 x zoom)
exports RAW formats
fast aperture at full zoom (f2.8)
fast max aperture (f2.0)
great flash sync speed (1/1,000 seconds)
has built in flash
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes face detect focusing
includes HDMI socket
includes tracking focus
relatively wide (28mm)
screen is a good size (2.8 inches)
you can focus manually
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have mic socket
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition (350g)
lacks phase detect AF
low resolution (12MP)
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (460 thousand dots)
sensor is small (2/3")
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Fujifilm X10 Sensor info

The Fujifilm X10 is powered by the EXR processor. The size of the sensor in the Fujifilm X10 is 8.8mm x 6.6mm (2/3"). The 58 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.

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The CMOS X-TRANS I sensor boasts 12MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. This ISO can also be increased digitally to a high of 12800. RAW photos are saved so the user has wider margin for error.

The graphic below illustrates the Fujifilm X10's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The Fujifilm X10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.1 and is showcased in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X10 dimensions

Fujifilm X10 weighs around 0.77 lbs (350 grams / 12.35 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 117mm x 70mm x 57mm (4.6" x 2.8" x 2.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Fujifilm X10 is heavier when compared to various competitors.

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Below is a pic of the Fujifilm X10 beside a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm X10 dimensions scale

The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the Fujifilm X10.

Fujifilm X10 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X10 Lens info

The Fujifilm X10 has got a built in lens featuring a focal range of 28-112mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which may not be huge but it is going to be valuable in some cases.

At the widest 28mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.0 and that's good in low light occasions and capturing a shallow depth of field. It would also make it easier to go with a lower ISO to produce crisper pictures. Towards the tele end, 112mm comes with f2.8 which is really decent and helps you keep high shutter speeds.

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Fujifilm X10 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X10 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send pictures and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.

Certain applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X10 Video info

The highest video quality in the Fujifilm X10 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in H.264 format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance between quality versus file sizes but FULL HD is not going to give you much room to crop. The camera doesn't include a mic and / or headphone socket so you have got little control over your sound. It is perhaps best to consider another camera in case you require better sound in your video clips.

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Fujifilm X10 Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing in the Fujifilm X10 so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.

Fujifilm X10 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X10 comes with a 2.8 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm X10 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (tunnel)
  • Coverage 85%

In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be pretty helpful.

Fujifilm X10 Shutter info

Fujifilm X10 has the capability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Fujifilm X10 Flash and Hot shoe info

Fujifilm X10 boasts both built-in flash plus external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/1000 sec.

Fujifilm X10 Autofocus info

Fujifilm X10 boasts just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it handy for portraits.

The AF system comes with 49 focus points to select from. It also has Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Fujifilm X10 comes with manual focusing when required during low light or you need more precise control on focusing.

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Fujifilm X10 Battery life

The battery power (NP-50) in the Fujifilm X10 is built to last for 270 images according to the CIPA measurements which is above average in comparison to its category. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest (470) battery life within this type of cameras.

Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:

Fujifilm X10 for different types of photography

The following diagram indicates a summation of the Fujifilm X10 for different types of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section below.

Fujifilm X10 Portrait photography information

The Fujifilm X10 gets a points tally of 49 which is average, meaning that it is relatively adequate for portraits. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files together with the ability to work with external lighting.

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focusing manually
high flash sync (1/1,000s)
has face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is small (2/3")

Fujifilm X10 Street photography features

Having a modest points total of 58, the Fujifilm X10 is somewhat adequate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
screen is fixed
small sensor (2/3")
more heavy than competition in class (350 grams)

Fujifilm X10 Sports photography features

A subpar sports photography score of 44 means the Fujifilm X10 is not very good for photographing sports. A camera really should have very good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
comes with tracking autofocus
good battery (270 shots)
low resolution (12MP)
very small sensor (2/3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus

Fujifilm X10 Travel photography advice

Size is pretty important in choosing a travel camera. In general, the Fujifilm X10 gets a moderate 60 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat appropriate to take with you on your travels.

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good battery life (270 per charge)
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (350g)
low MP (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly

Fujifilm X10 as a Landscape photography camera

When you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Fujifilm X10 and it's modest rating of 55 as a landscape camera is somewhat acceptable among its rivals.

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has manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
decent sized screen (2.8")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
better than average battery (270 shots)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (2/3")
no Timelapse function

Fujifilm X10 Vlogging details

A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm X10 is not very good for vlogging as it receives a subpar rating of 32.

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pretty wide (28mm)
very good max aperture (f2.0)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen is not selfie friendly
missing microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (350 grams)

Fujifilm X10 Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the Fujifilm X10, here is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The diagram here provides you a summary of the Fujifilm X10 versus it's highest ranked competitors mentioned previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you may see as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Fujifilm X10
Small Sensor Compact
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
8.8 x 6.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-112mm (4.0x)
Largest aperture
Macro focusing distance
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
2.8 inches
Resolution of display
460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Display technology
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder coverage
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
DXO Color Depth rating
DXO Dynamic range rating
DXO Low light rating
Lowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
9.00 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External flash
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/1000 seconds
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 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)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
350 gr (0.77 lbs)
117 x 70 x 57mm (4.6" x 2.8" x 2.2")
Battery life
270 pictures
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
Card slots
Cost at launch