Fuji FinePix X10 review

  • £548
  • $599

A retro, rangefinder styled compact for enthusiasts

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Just as it did with the FinePix X100, Fuji has managed to make a camera with the Fuji FinePix X10 that not only looks the part, but delivers on image quality and handling too.

The well-constructed metal body is robust, easy to use and looks very smart too.

Image quality is as good as any high-end compact camera can deliver at the moment, especially if the EXR modes are used to their strengths, although the zoom is limited and battery life is a little short.

We liked

A premium build and retro design complement the excellent handling and image quality offered by the Fuji X10 perfectly.

We disliked

There is very little to dislike about the Fuji X10. If the bezel on the rear was a bit more substantial and the viewfinder had marking for a central focusing point, these would be welcome improvements. The zoom could do with being longer, and the battery life is weak.

Final verdict

Enthusiasts and even beginners who are in the market for a high-quality compact camera shouldn't be disappointed by what the Fuji FinePix X10 has to offer.

Although it is priced a little high when compared to cameras such as the Canon Powershot G12 or Nikon P7100, it looks, feels and handles like a premium product, and is priced accordingly.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyFinePix X
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
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
Image Sensor Size2/3" (8.80 mm x 6.60 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height69.6 mm
Width117 mm
Depth56.8 mm
Product SeriesX
Focal Length7.10 mm to 28.40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerFuji Photo Film Co. Ltd
Product ModelX10
Product NameFinePix X10 Compact Camera
Product LineFinePix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
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
Limited Warranty1 Year