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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

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using the DXO Analyzer software to generate the data for the graphs below.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

Fuji X10 review

JPEG images from the Fujifilm X10 show signal to noise ratio results that are on par with the Canon PowerShot G12 and Nikon Coolpix P7100, and are better than the X100 from around ISO 800.

Raw signal to noise ratio

Fuji X10 review

Raw images (after conversion to TIFF) from the Fujifilm X10 have a better signal to noise ratio than the Canon PowerShot G12. Meanwhile, the Nikon Coolpix P7100 just beats the Fujifilm X10 from a sensitivity of ISO 800 upwards, but the difference in scores is exceptionally small.

The benefit of the Fuji X100's APS-C sized sensor comes to bear here as its raw files produce a cleaner signal than the other cameras.

JPEG dynamic range

Fuji X10 review

This chart shows that the Fujifilm X10's JPEGs capture a wide tonal range up to a sensitivity of ISO 1600, at higher sensitivities some of the tonal range in the shadows and highlights will be lost.

Raw dynamic range

Fuji X10 review

This chart indicates that the Fujifilm X10's raw images (after conversion to TIFF) capture a wide tonal range across the sensitivity range, comfortably out performing both the Canon PowerShot G12 and Nikon Coolpix P7100. As we would expect given its larger sensor size, the Fujifilm X100 manages to outperform the Fujifilm X10's dynamic range performance.

Our analysis shows that all four cameras produce good results, but the X10's raw files (after conversion to TIFF) are on par for signal to noise ratio with the Canon PowerShot G12 and Nikon Coolpix P7100.

When it comes to dynamic range, however, the raw file (after conversion to TIFF) results show that the Fujifilm X10 is capable of capturing a greater tonal range than both the Canon PowerShot G12 and Nikon Coolpix P7100.

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