The Fujifilm X10 is an enthusiast compact with a F2.0-2.8, 28-112mm-equivalent lens. It's built around a 2/3" (6.6 x 8.8mm) CMOS sensor that uses Fujifilm's unique EXR pixel arrangement. The 12MP sensor can produce either 12MP images in high resolution mode, under-expose half its pixels to provide 6MP images with greater dynamic range, or combine neighboring pixels for a 6MP high sensitivity mode. The X10 borrows extensively from the styling of the X100 (though its zooming viewfinder means you lose the X100's hybrid viewfinder), to give a camera that sits conceptually between the Olympus XZ-2 and the Canon Powershot G15. Now superseded by the X20, the X10 remains a great choice for anyone interested in a high-quality compact camera, and don't need lots of pixels.
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor size||2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, (4000, 5000, 6400, 12800 with boost)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–112 mm|
|Focal length mult.||3.94×|
|Min shutter speed||30 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||350 g (0.77 lb / 12.35 oz)|
|Dimensions||117 x 70 x 57 mm (4.61 x 2.76 x 2.24″)|
The Fujifilm X10 combines retro-styled attractiveness with excellent build quality, a fast zoom lens and all the external controls you could want in a compact camera. The camera's EXR sensor technology allows for impressive dynamic range and in combination with the X10's relatively large sensor allows for very good high ISO performance.
Good for: Users who want external controls. Those who often shoot in high contrast conditions.
Not so good for: Users who want a pocketable camera. Those who plan to regularly shoot video.
01:35 (29 Oct, 2011)