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Fujifilm XF10 review: Digital Photography Review

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Introduction

The Fujifilm XF10 is a classy, compact, well-priced pocket digital camera that can take nice images courtesy of its 24 megapixel sensor and 28mm-equivalent F2.Eight lens. However whereas it seems good in photos, and its photos look good, the XF10’s total efficiency could also be a let-down, together with for these customers coming from smartphone cameras.

Key specs

  • 24MP APS-C sensor with a standard Bayer colour filter array
  • Mounted 18.5mm (28mm equiv.) F2.Eight lens
  • Fujifilm ‘movie simulation’ modes together with Traditional Chrome, however lacking Acros
  • 91-point hybrid autofocus system (section and distinction detect)
  • New ‘snapshot’ snap focus modes
  • As much as 6fps burst taking pictures
  • 4K/15p or 1080/60p video seize
  • Mounted rear touchscreen, autofocus joystick
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth LE

The XF10 gives actually stable picture high quality and is actually a cut-down Fujifilm X70, which was itself Fujifilm’s tackle the Ricoh GR collection, although it shared some design philosophy with the corporate’s profitable X100 collection that makes use of a less-wide-angle 35mm-equivalent lens.

However in comparison with the X70, the XF10 brings less complicated controls, an much more compact construct, and sadly, a step backwards in each autofocus and common velocity of operation which may be be off-putting to anybody used to the fluidity of a contemporary smartphone expertise.

The XF10 serves up loads of element and attractive colour with out requiring any fancy setup.
ISO 2500 | 1/80 sec | F2.8
Picture by Wenmei Hill

And let’s not overlook that even an inexpensive value of $499 is usually a lot to ask of people that might have already got an costly smartphone that, in lots of instances, will supply ‘adequate’ picture high quality to go together with extra responsive efficiency. Crucially for this crowd, the XF10 is yet one more merchandise to hold in your pocket or purse.

We have now had the possibility to place our champagne-colored XF10 to the take a look at (it additionally is available in a stealthy black colour) – comply with alongside and see if the XF10 is the appropriate match for you.


What’s new and the way it compares

With a brand new sensor, new focus modes and a helpful sq. mode for Instagram lovers, the XF10 has loads of new options underneath the hood.

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Physique, dealing with and controls

With twin dials, a touchscreen and an AF joystick, the XF10 handles equally effectively for brand spanking new customers and people desirous to take extra management over their images.

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Picture and video high quality

We by no means tire of Fujifilm’s attractive movie simulations, most of that are current within the XF10. However how does it look in our studio scene?

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Autofocus and efficiency

Although the XF10 has a hybrid autofocus system with section detection, we weren’t blown away by autofocus accuracy. Or velocity, for that matter.

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Conclusion and pattern gallery

The XF10 can take nice pictures, however operational quirks considerably boring the expertise of taking pictures with it.

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Specs

Take a look at our full spec checklist for the XF10.

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