The Fujifilm XF10 is an ultra small compact with an APS-C sensor

Jul 20, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The Fujifilm XF10 is an ultra small compact with an APS-C sensor

Jul 20, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Fujifilm’s new compact camera, the Fujifilm XF10, is a tiny little camera with a great big sensor. The ultralight compact boasts a relatively massive APS-C sized CMOS sensor. That sensor shoots a respectable 24.2MP resolution stills, and mostly useless 4K video for up to 30 minutes along with 1080p at up to 60fps.

Weighing in at a mere 280g (10oz), the camera sports a fixed focal length 18.5mm f/2.8 lens, offering about a 28mm full frame equivalent field of view. No, it doesn’t have the crazy 125x zoom of other not-so-compact cameras, but this is a very different camera for a very different purpose.

That 18.5mm lens featuures 7 elements in 5 groups, with a minimum focus distance of around 10cm (4″). ISO ranges between 200-12,800, extending from 100-51,200 and it shoots up to 6 frames per second stills.

When it comes to video, the 1080p specs are about what we’d expect from a current model camera. It’ll shoot 23.976, 24, 50, and 59.94 frames per second. But for 4K UKD, it shoots a mere 15 frames per second that seems to be becoming a thing right now. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t really see the point of 4K 15fps video. Can anybody explain it?

Anyway, that aside, this little compact supports SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 256GB, and features HDMI output as well as a microphone input. The 3″ 1040K pixel touchscreen LCD doesn’t flip out (or up, or down), though, so it’s probably not going to be all that useful as a vlogging camera.

  • Resolution: 24.2MP
  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS (23.5 x 15.7mm)
  • Focal length: 18.5mm lens (28mm equivalent)
  • Optics: 7 elements in 5 grouups
  • Minimum focus distance: 10cm (4″)
  • ISO: 200-12,800 (100-51,200 extended)
  • Continuous shooting: 6fps for 13 frames
  • Video: 3840×2160 at 15fps / 1920×1080 up to 59.94fps / 1280×720 up to 59.94fps
  • Viewfinder: None
  • LCD Screen: 3″ 1040K pixel touchscreen LCD
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 6.3 x 4.1cm (4.4 x 2.5 x 1.6″)
  • Weight: 280g (10oz)

If you’re after a nice little compact with a fixed wide-ish focal length and want a sensor larger than that found in your phone it doesn’t look like a bad option.

The Fujifilm XF10 is available to pre-order now for $499.95 and comes in Black or Gold. It’s expected to become available sometime in August.

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “The Fujifilm XF10 is an ultra small compact with an APS-C sensor”

  1. Igor Mitrovic Avatar
    Igor Mitrovic

    3840×2160 at 15fps for real, what is point in 15fps?
    I hope to see LX200 soon…