Fujifilm X-S10

26MP X-Trans CMOS sensor | In-body image stabilization | 4K/30p video capture

What we like:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Well-built with a large grip
  • In-body stabilization
  • Oversampled 4K video

What we don't:

  • AF tracking not as good as peers
  • Small electronic viewfinder
  • So-so battery life
The Fujifilm X-S10 is a compact mirrorless camera that has most of the features of the company's higher-end models and puts them into a DSLR-styled body with a large grip. It uses Fujifilm's time-tested 26MP X-Trans CMOS sensor and has in-body image stabilization.
The camera has a conventional layout with two unlabeled customizable dials, set into a large hand grip that's unusual on Fujifilm cameras. The camera is well-built and feels like a more expensive model, due in large part to its magnesium alloy front plate. Its electronic viewfinder and LCD spe cs are typical for a mid-level mirrorless camera.
The Fujifilm X-S10 brings many of the features of the high-end X-T4 to a small, distinctly DSLR-like body
Autofocus on the X-S10 is responsive, with good (but not class-leading) subject tracking, though its face/eye detection system was prone to false positives. The camera's burst speed of 20 fps is impressive for its class. The X-S10's battery life is competitive with its peers, and the camera can be charged over its USB port.
Overall image quality is very good. JPEGs have pleasing color, and the camera's Film Simulation modes make it easy to change the style of your pictures. Some cameras capture more detail at low sensitivities, but the X-S10 is more competitive at high ISOs. The camera's sensor gives you plenty of latitude when processing Raw images.
The X-S10 captures oversampled 4K video with the same face and eye detection features as for stills. Plenty of detail is captured at 4K, though moiré is an issue at 1080p. The X-S10 features F-Log and 10-bit output, as well as the popular Eterna color profile. The camera has a built-in mic socket, and you can attach headphones via an included USB adapter.
The X-S10 brings most of the features of higher-end Fujifilm mirrorless cameras and puts them into a well-designed SLR-style body with built-in image stabilization. Image quality is great, autofocus is very good in most situations, and both 4K video quality and selection of tools are impressive for its class.

Carey Rose

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