The Fuji Finepix X10 is a digital camera that stands out from the vast majority of other digital cameras. With the Finepix X10, Fuji have placed the emphasis squarely on quality both in terms of the design of the camera and the features on offer.
Starting with standard features the Finepix X10 has 12 megapixels and a 4x optical zoom lens. The lens has a minimum focal length of 28mm giving it wide angle capabilities. Another big attraction of the lens is its large f/2 aperture. This means that the camera should perform better than most competitors in low light situations. Fuji have used a barrel lens that you twist round to zoom in and out rather than using buttons as you do with the majority of digital cameras. Image stabilisation has been built in to minimise any blur in your photos.
Fuji have equipped the Finepix X10 with a full set of manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority). You also get access to features such as bracketing and manual focusing. High speed shooting is catered for with a burst mode capable of reeling off up to 7 frames per second.
Close up photography is taken care of with a macro mode that can focus from 1cm away from your subject. You are also able to select from a variety of aspect ratios. These are 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1. As well as being able to store photos as Jpegs you can opt to also store photos in RAW format.
Fuji has incorporated their EXR mode into the Finepix X10. You can use this mode when you want to decrease noise when shooting at higher ISO settings or for pictures where there are high levels of contrast and you want to boost the dynamic range so that you show greater detail in the lightest and darkest areas of your photos.
The Finepix X10 is able to shoot High Definition movies. The maximum duration of a movie is 10 minutes.
The build quality of the Finepix X10 looks excellent. Fuji describes the camera as having a luxury design. It has a magnesium top plate and base. In between the camera has a leather like finish making it easier for you to get a good grip of the camera. The dials are made from metal as is the lens cap.
For composing photos you can choose between a 2.8 inch LCD screen and a viewfinder. Dioptre correction is available for you to set the focusing of the viewfinder to suit your own eyesight. You also have access to a hotshoe for adding an external flash unit. There is also a cable release socket available.
For fast access to commonly used features Fuji have added some extra buttons. For example there is a button to access white balance settings as well as one for auto focus settings. In addition there is an exposure compensation dial on the top of the Finepix X10. You can also display a spirit level on the LCD screen to ensure the horizons in your photos are level.
4:3, 3:2 16:9 1:1
Focal Length Equivalent:
28 - 112mm
30 - 1/4000 seconds
F2.0 - F11(Wide) F2.8 - F11(Telephoto)
Auto / Equivalent to ISO 100 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 (4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 12800 in at lower resolutions)
White Balance Settings:
Auto, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater, Custom, Color temperature selection
-2.0EV - +2.0EV 1/3EV step
Red-eye removal OFF : Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Multi / Spot / Average
Natural Light, Natural Light & Flash, Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text, Underwater
Maximum Movie Resolution:
1280 x 720
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
117 x 69.6 x 56.8mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Fuji Finepix X10 Specification