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Fuji FinePix X10 review

A retro, rangefinder styled compact for enthusiasts

Our Verdict

For

  • Premium build quality
  • Excellent handling
  • Optical viewfinder
  • Bright, clear screen
  • Good ISO performance for a compact

Against

  • No marking in the viewfinder
  • Fiddly bezel on the rear
  • Weak built in flash

Our results from the lab have been compared against the Fujifilm X100, Canon PowerShot G12 and Nikon Coolpix P7100, all top of the range compact cameras from their respective manufacturers.

As part of our image quality testing for the Fuji X10, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 200 the Fujifilm X10 is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please take a look at the resolution charts article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Fuji X10 review

JPEG images

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ISO 100, score: 22 (see full image)

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ISO 200, score: 22 (see full image)

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ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

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ISO 800, score: 20 (see full image)

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ISO 1600, score: 20 (see full image)

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ISO 3200, score: 18 (see full image)

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ISO 6400, score: 14 (see full image)

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ISO 12800, score: n/a (see full image)

Raw images

Fuji X10 review

ISO 100, score: 22 (see full image)

Fuji X10 review

ISO 200, score: 22 (see full image)

Fuji X10 review

ISO 400, score: 20 (see full image)

Fuji X10 review

ISO 800, score: 20 (see full image)

Fuji X10 review

ISO 1600, score: 20 (see full image)

Fuji X10 review

ISO 3200, score: 18 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyFinePix X
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameFujifilm
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.1 cm (2.8")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Weight (Approximate)330 g
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate200 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeEXR CMOS
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height69.6 mm
Width117 mm
Depth56.8 mm
Product SeriesX
Focal Length7.10 mm to 28.40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelX10
Product NameFinePix X10 Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberP10NC05960A
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.fujifilm.co.uk
Marketing Information

The X10 is a highly advanced compact camera with specifications that follow in the footsteps of the multi award-winning Fujifilm FinePix X100 (released in March 2011): the ultimate in refined design, components, functions and specification. Featuring a bright optical zoom viewfinder with a wide viewing angle, the X10 allows users to enjoy the pleasure of photography via a traditional viewfinder, providing all the benefits and ease of composition that this brings.

Thorough attention to detail is evident as soon as you take hold of the X10's stunning body. With its upper control deck and base manufactured from lightweight, yet ultra strong, die-cast magnesium alloy; and mode dials and lens ring featuring their quality, aluminum milled, textured finish. The intuitive operability of the various dials and shutter-release button is also apparent with the manual zoom lens doubling up as an on/off power switch, ensuring you can react quickly to potential photo shooting scenarios as they occur.

Package Contents
  • FinePix X10 Compact Camera
  • Li-ion Battery NP-50
  • Battery Charger BC-45W
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Owner's Manual
Display Resolution460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year