Fujifilm XF10 is a Sub-$500 Compact Camera With a Huge Sensor

Fujifilm has announced XF10, a successor to their 2016 X70 with a new fixed-lens in a compact and light body that is travel-friendly.

Specs & Features

Fujifilm XF10 boasts a wide-angle 18.5mm lens with an aperture of f/2.8 (27.8mm equivalent in full-frame). It has a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, which is a pretty large sensor for a compact camera that weighs only 280 grams. The sensor is the same from their entry-level X-T100 mirror-less camera.

Though the XF10 can shoot 4K videos, they’re pretty useless as it shoots 4K at 15 fps, so when it comes to video XF10 is essentially a 1080p 60fps camera.

It has a 3-inch touchscreen which has a user-friendly UI that lets you add monochrome, vivid and vignette effects to your photos and videos. There’s no EVF (Electronic View Finder), so you’ll have to use its touchscreen to compose your shots.


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XF10 can also connect with your smartphone using Bluetooth 4.1, so you can share photos to your smartphone or even use it as the shutter button. It even shoots in a 1:1 aspect ratio, Instagram ready, images and videos so you can share them without cropping them.

The ISO ranges from 200 to 12,800 that is expandable from ISO 100 – 51,200. The camera has digital zooming capability that is basically a sensor crop, which lets you shoot at 35mm and 50mm equivalent levels. Focus point selection joystick can be seen on the XF10 as well, just like other Fujifilm cameras.

Fujifilm XF10

Drawbacks

There are a few drawbacks on XF10 like:

  • No tilt screen
  • No hot shoe for flash
  • No aperture ring
  • No EVF (Electronic View Finder)
  • No rear D-pad
  • It has a PASM dial rather than dedicated controls for each exposure setting

Fujifilm XF10 APS-C Sized Sensor

Why is it a Good Choice?

Being lightweight and having a sensor that big, the XF10 seems to be a great option for those looking for a camera for travel photography or vlogging.

Plus, with the price tag of $500, it becomes an option that is worth checking out, if you’re out in the market for a pocket size camera like RX100, which is priced much higher than the XF10 and has a smaller sensor than the XF10.

The camera, as said before, is priced at $500 and is available in two colors: black or champagne gold.


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