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.
The X10 places at #14 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all around #478 out of 1422 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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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.
Fujifilm X10 Gallery
You can check the X10 from different angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
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 X10's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The X10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 4.1 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Below is a pic of the Fujifilm X10 beside a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button arrangement on the X10.
Fujifilm X10 Lens info
The 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.
Fujifilm X10 Connectivity
The 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.
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.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
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.
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.
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 50 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.
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.
Fujifilm X10 Sports photography features
A subpar sports photography score of 45 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.
Fujifilm X10 Travel photography advice
Size is pretty important in choosing a travel camera. In general, the Fujifilm X10 gets a above average 61 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine fit to take with you on your travels.
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 56 as a landscape camera is somewhat acceptable among its rivals.
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 33.
Fujifilm X10 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the 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 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.