The Fujifilm XF10 stands out as one of the smallest compact cameras to have an APS C sensor, and for a price point that’s well below $500, it’s got a lot of value on offer. The Fujifilm camera sports a large 24.2 Megapixel APS C sensor, a 3-inch LCD touch screen on its rear, and is also capable of Ultra High Definition 4K video quality recording. It comes with a fixed lens with a manual focus ring around it, so there’s no lens switching you’ll be able to do here. Despite that, media sharing is easy thanks to support for both Wi Fi and bluetooth, while its 24 Megapixel CMOS sensor uses Fujifilm’s traditional Bayer pattern instead of its X Trans pattern that’ll be found on more expensive models. Go ahead and read this Fujifilm XF10 review as we do a deep dive into what the compact camera has to offer, and see if it’s the best point shoot camera you can get for less than $500.
Why We Like It – Fujifilm XF10 Review
The Fujifilm XF10 is a very portable compact camera that comes with a large APS C sensor size, and a lens that has a manual focus ring for precision when taking your shots. With things like film simulation modes and a wide focus area, the XF10 allows you to do a lot in search for that perfect picture.
The image quality that you’ll get from this Fujifilm X series digital camera is pretty much superior to that of most modern smartphones because of the camera’s large sensor. This, and the fact that it has a high ISO range means you get excellent quality pictures even in low light. The camera’s shutter speed is also impressive at 1/16,000 if you opt for the electronic shutter, and with the ability to capture RAW files, you’ll always be able to do more work on your shots once you get on a computer. The camera’s Fujinon 18.5mm f/2.8 lens (28mm full frame equivalent) ensures high quality shots, though when compared to the Ricoh GR ii, the XF10 is outclassed due to its lack of image stabilization technology. As you’ll see in our Nikon Coolpix B500 Review, the XF10 is not as bulky as the B500, but then again, the features that you get with it far surpass what the XF10 can do.
To spice things up, you can get the Fuji XF10 camera in the Champagne Gold color scheme, but if you’d still prefer the normal black color for this camera, it is available in that as well. The camera comes with a decent selection of controls, and some users might like the front command dial, mode dial and rear command dial as they all make for pretty simple operation. Otherwise, the one pet peeve you might have with the Fujifilm camera is that its screen isn’t tiltable, so getting those tight angle shots may be a bit difficult. Buyers will get a lens cap to protect the camera’s wide angle lens against scratches, though they will have to buy a memory card separately to start using the XF10 as it doesn’t have any internal memory. Take a look at our Canon Powershot G7 X Mark ii Review if you’re looking for something that has a more powerful megapixel sensor.
One of the special features that make Fujifilm cameras (including the XF10 and the XT100) stand out is the different film simulation modes that it has on offer. These film simulations allow you to mimic the color, tones and contrast of analog films, and they’re available in all of Fujifilm’s X series cameras. Also, support for camera raw files on the XF10 and the Ricoh GR ii means that you’ll get to do post production work. These are both cameras you can get from the B H store if you’re in New York, or from Amazon if you’re anywhere else around the world, but you should know that they’re not built for the outdoors as well as the Olympus Tough TG-6 is.
Fujifilm XF10 Review Wrap Up
Years ago, finding a camera that’s got an APS C sensor and is still as small as the XF10 would’ve been very difficult. The XF10 however ticks both boxes, and is a compact choice that fits easily into your pocket and carry anywhere.
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