Fujifilm XF10 Review

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Fujifilm XF10 Review
via: fujifilm.com

The FUJIFILM XF10 is a small, lightweight, and a compact camera. Fuji XF10 only weighs about 280g. with the battery and a memory card inserted into it. If you like to take great photos but sometimes you don’t want to carry these big camera systems with you. The Fujifilm XF10 digital camera might be the right choice for you.



Overview: Fujifilm XF10 Review

Design
Battery
Sensor
Lens
Fujifilm XF10 Sample Images
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Control Ring
LCD Screen
Filters
Other Features
Fuji XF10 Video Features

Fujifilm XF10 Design

The Fujifilm XF10 release date was August 2018. Fuji XF10 comes in two colors, the black as well as a gold finish. Now the Fujifilm XF10 case and design are quite minimal.

On the front side of the Fuji XF10, there’s not a lot of things. You’ve got the built-in flash, you’ve got the AF assist lamp, and the control ring.

On the back side of the Fujifilm XF10, you have basically an LCD screen. They are made away with the directional pad so now you have just the Autofocus Joystick, and you got your Menu/Ok Button, Display/Back Button, Playback Button, “Q” Button and a couple of function button options for you.

On the top of the Fuji XF10 camera you have the mode dial controls. You can change it from the Scene Recognition plus (SR+) Auto mode to things like aperture priority, shutter priority, and full manual controls.

You also got your shutter release button on the top with a new dial around it which allows you to adjust things like the aperture or the shutter speed depending on the mode that you’re shooting at.

You also have little secondary command dial which of course adjust things like the exposure compensation, and allows you to navigate and change some of the menu options from that as well.



Fujifilm XF10 Battery

So the Fuji XF10 uses a rechargeable lithium battery. Fujifilm XF10 uses the same battery as the older X100 series cameras the NP-95. Giving you about 330 shots per charge, and it’s also USB chargeable.

Sensor

So the new FUJIFILM XF10 uses an APS-C sensor. It’s a 24-megapixel sensor. It gives the same technology as the X-A5 as well as the X-T100 so you get, it’s basically a Bayer Sensor filter array that’s used on it.

Lens

Fuji XF10’s lens is incorporated, it is basically equivalent to a 28mm lens. So it’s really about 18.5mm. Fujifilm XF10 is a fixed lens camera so there’s no zoom to it which makes it very pocketable. If you’re just walking around the streets and you want to take some snapshots Fuji XF10 camera is a great alternative. Get you better pictures without having you know just to rely on your smartphone.

Talking about snapshots this camera actually has a snapshot mode makes it very simple to take pictures on the street. If you go into the menu of the camera you go to the autofocus settings from there you can turn on the snapshot mode. In this mode, you can choose between 2 meters focus distance or 5 meters focus distance. Depending on that distance it also sets the aperture accordingly. So at 2 meters, you have F8 and at 5 meters, you have F5.6. By doing that you can pretty much have everything in focus within that region. Making it easy for you to walk the streets to take some great shots knowing that everything’s in focus. It also reduces the shutter lag time when you take pictures.



Fujifilm XF10 Sample Images

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Like most new digital cameras, of course, Fuji XF10 includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. You can download a free FUJIFILM Camera Remote App and it allows you to actually control the camera remotely. The app allowing you to see what’s on the Fujifilm XF10 digital camera’s screen. You can, of course, adjust things like aperture, shutter speed, and trigger the shutter release on the camera.

So you can also transfer images very quickly. Now the Bluetooth facilitates the connection to the Fuji XF10 camera and the Wi-Fi used to quickly transfer images from the camera to your smartphone with very fast speed.

One of the nice features is the new Bluetooth Remote App. Now the Bluetooth Remote App itself allows you to trigger the Fujifilm XF10 digital camera and not have to connect to Wi-Fi. So basically because of the Bluetooth connectivity it’s always on and connected to Fuji XF10, you can just pull out your phone and open up the app and start triggering the camera. If you want to put it on a tripod it makes it very simple to use.



Control Ring

A nice feature on this camera is the control ring.  Now that it can be customized to change different settings like film simulations, white balance, and ISO. But in its default, it changes depending on the shooting setting you have it.

Now if you are shooting in the SR+ Auto mode, when you rotate the ring one time it actually enables the digital teleconverter and the camera brings it from a 28mm field of view to 35mm. Fuji XF10 does it digitally and it gives you still the full resolution. Rotate the ring one more time it gets you to 50mm and again give you a nice much tighter field of view but, of course, you still get that full resolution.

LCD Screen

Now the screen itself is a touch LCD screen. Just like your smartphone you’re able to pinch and zoom, you can swipe between images. Double tap gets you into an image and double tap get you back out of that image as well. When you’re in a shooting mode you can set it up to lock focus if you wanted to. You can drag the autofocus where you like as well as you do touch to shoot, meaning you can just tap on the screen and it will focus and shoot right away on that subject.

Filters

Now if you like shooting with advanced filters there’s actually two new filters that are incorporated to Fujifilm XF10 digital camera. There’s Rich & Fine which is great for things like food photography because this filter kind of focuses on the center and gives you higher saturation. In addition to that new Monochrome option that gives you more like a infrared. There’s also some Film Simulation options are available in most of the Fuji cameras. I like things like Classic Chrome as well as shooting in Astia mode. Of course, some of our most popular film simulation options that are built in.



Other Features

There’s a lot of functions that mirror the X-A5 in the X-T100 you have things like 4K burst mode as well as 4K Multi-Focus. Which allows you to take multiple shots automatically and get more depth of field in the picture. Really great if you want to do product shots or food photography and you want again everything in focus. In addition to that what I really like of course is that this camera, because it’s a fixed lens it does have a leaf shutter. That means I can shoot at very fast shutter speeds and be able to sync with the flash at very fast shutter speeds.

This camera does have a nice panoramic mode on the dial on the top just switch it to that and it gives you a nice long sweep panorama but just like your smartphone but of the highest quality because it’s using an APS-C sized sensor.

So again you can shoot at different ratios on the camera. you got 3:2 you got 16:9 you got 1:1. The great thing about 1:1 is it’s perfect for the SP-3 share printer.

Fuji XF10 Video Features

Of course, the camera offers video as well. There is 4K recording but it’s 15fps. So it’s not the most useful function. But there is Full HD video recording at 60fps making it very good for doing videos like slow motion. If you want to slow your video down it is super lightweight this camera so you know for vlogging you know the built-in mic is great there’s also an external mic option that you could use to get better audio if you wanted to do that.

You can reach the Fuji XF10 manual and Fujifilm XF10 Specs from the official Fujifilm website.

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