The Fujifilm XF10 is a high-end compact digital camera geared toward lovers and sporting a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, fastened 28mm f2.eight equal lens, touchscreen, Wifi and Bluetooth. Introduced in July 2018, it formally represents a brand new product line from Fujifilm, though it’s onerous to not examine it with the sooner X70 compact with which it shares various options together with the lens; there are nonetheless a couple of key variations.
The XF10 joins a reasonably unique group of fastened lens compacts with a big APSC sensor – certainly it’s the very same CMOS sensor deployed on Fujifilm’s current XA5 and XT100 mirrorless cameras which suggests it sports activities 24 Megapixels with embedded phase-detect autofocus. This offers it a decision enhance over the 16 Megapixel X70, albeit not with the corporate’s proprietary X-Trans sensor know-how. Regardless of equipping the sooner X70 with an X-Trans II sensor, Fujifilm has resisted deploying the newer X-Trans III on a brand new compact, maybe because of energy or warmth points. Revealingly the brand new XF10 employs the identical NP-95 battery because the X70, with Fujifilm additionally quoting the identical 330 shot life. We could by no means know why X-Trans III wasn’t deployed on the XF10, however at the very least we now have 24 Megapixels in a small Fujifilm digital camera and the recordsdata from the XA5 and XT100, which share the identical sensor, actually look very respectable; see my Fujifilm XT100 evaluate for samples.
By way of video, the XF10 unsurprisingly shares comparable specs to the XA5 and XT100, with a highest quality choice of 1080 as much as 60p; just like the XA5 and XT100, there’s a 4k mode however solely at 15fps which is inadequate for easy movement, though it does enable Fujifilm to supply some 4k photograph choices. Burst capturing can be the identical at as much as 6fps.The optical high quality is already identified from the X70 (see my Fujifilm X70 evaluate for a sign of flexibility) and whereas 28mm is pretty extensive for a lens you may’t swap, I discovered the X70 surprisingly sensible for basic use. Just like the X70, composition is with a 3in touchscreen, though in contrast to the X70 it doesn’t tilt and there’s no hotshoe for connecting an elective viewfinder both. That stated, the physique is 61g lighter and a bit of thinner than earlier than at 113x64x41mm and 279g together with battery, and it additionally sports activities an AF joystick that was missing on the X70. The Fujifilm XF10 can be accessible from August 2018, in Champagne Gold and Black, with an RRP of $499 USD / £449 GBP.