The Fujifilm X-S10 Camera Hands-On Review

Your new go-to camera for… just about anything.

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Fujifilm's latest and most significant device is an extremely portable, intuitive camera with outstanding performance, hand's down. When combined with the spectacular 26.1-megapixel sensor and quad-core X-processor 4 CPU, it's entirely possible to capture stunning creations at every skill level. They are available to order now with a variety of lens kit options, including the FUJINON XF10-24mmF4 R OIS WR lens, which we used for our review.

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To Know:

Equipped with top features include the 26.1MP X-trans CMOS 4 sensor and the high-speed image processing photo and video. It offers something for everyone: the popular AUTO/SP (Scene Position) Mode automatically adjusts camera settings to produce stunning images without the need to make slight adjustments to images' settings. The advanced video capabilities can either create sharp 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video or high-speed full-HD video at 240fps. The vari-angle LCD screen that can also be flipped forward 180 degrees, giving everyone from photographers and filmmakers to vloggers and hobbyists something to love about this camera.

What We Love:

Flippable LCD Screen

It has a vari-angle LCD monitor that can rotate up to 180 degrees, making it useful for selfies and making stills and videos from various camera positions.

4K Video

The X-S10 generates 4K video from the amount of data equivalent to 6K to ensure the footage is in high resolution with low noise.

No Camera Shake

The X-S10 features a large, ergonomic magnesium-alloy grip, making it easier to keep the camera stable when larger lenses are mounted.

The Details:

Brand: Fujifilm

Price: $995.95

Product Type: Mirrorless Camera

Best For: Creatives wanting an affordable option for an all-around fantastic camera for both video and photo.

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A super solid all-round camera.

The camera's in-body stabilization (IBIS) mechanism is approximately 30% smaller in volume and weight than the previous model. Despite its small size of just 450g (1.21lbs), the X-S10 delivers up to 6.0-stops of five-axis image stabilization. It is also the first mid-range X series camera to use a motion sensor retention mechanism, a mechanical shock absorber that guards against slight vibrations that may come from the shutter unit, adding another level of stability that image clarity and resolution are maintained. To further assist with hand-held stability, the X-S10 features a large, ergonomic magnesium-alloy grip, making it easier to keep the camera stable when larger lenses are mounted. The design also features a magnesium-alloy front and top-plate to keep the body rigid and robust.

Fujifilm legendary film simulation modes were created to celebrate photographic film's history by digitizing some of the industry's most iconic analog film stocks. The camera features 18 exclusive modes, including Eterna Bleach Bypass, which creates a beautiful, desaturated, high-contrast look. It also offers an updated Auto S/P mode that automatically adjusts shooting settings to suit a given scene without making fine adjustments in settings. Now, photography landscapes with clarity and vivid colors, making portraits with beautiful skin tones, or creating evenly balanced images in back-lit conditions is possible, regardless of skill level.

The combination of X-S10's high-speed AF and AF-tracking performance with the X-trans CMOS 4 sensors' 2.16 million phase detection pixels and X-Processor 4's computing power provides quick and accurate autofocus results, achieving focus in as fast as 0.02 seconds within some cases, even at -7.0EV. The X-S10 is equipped with high-precision Tracking AF for moving subjects and Face / Eye detection to track a subject's face and eyes. There's even a blackout-free high-speed burst shooting of 8fps in the mechanical shutter and 30fps in the electronic shutter, in which the viewfinder goes dark during shooting, causing the user to lose sight of the subject.

The vari-angle LCD monitor and viewfinder support three boost modes. The X-S10 still has a varied-angle LCD monitor that can rotate up to 180 degrees, making it useful for selfies and making stills and videos from various camera positions. The viewfinder's Live View function has three boost modes: Low Light priority, Resolution Priority model, and Frame Rate Priority.

The X-S10 generates 4k video from the amount of data equivalent to 6k to ensure the footage is high-resolution with low noise. It supports recording 4k/30p 4:20:0 8-bit video onto an SD camera inserted in the camera and outputting 4k/30p 4:2:2 10-bit video via the HDMI port. The camera is also capable of high-speed full-HD recording at 240p, producing up to 10x slow-motion footage of a split-second motion of fast-moving subjects. In addition to the X-S10's IBIS, it's Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) mode will powerfully compensate for any camera shake even when walking with a camera. Adding IS Mode Boost provides even more stabilization, nearly eliminating camera shake when used from a fixed, hand-held position. With a dedicated movie recording button on its top-place, the X-S10 lets users start recording videos even while creating still images. Exposure and focus settings are automatically recorded in Auto mode.

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Attach any Fujifilm lens to for creative control.

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Made for vlogging.

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...and for shooting!

What It Has:

  • 26.1MP X-trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • Popular AUTO/SP (Scene Position) Mode
  • 18 Film Emulations with Stunning Color Science
  • Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) mode

What It Does:

  • Outputting 4k/30p 4:2:2 10-bit Video via HDMI Port
  • High-Speed Full-HD Recording at 240p
  • Lets Users Start Recording Videos While Creating Still Images
  • Pans out an LCD screen for awkward angles, vlogging, or selfies.

Specs:

  • Image sensor: 23.5mm×15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 4 with primary color filter.
  • Lens mount:FUJIFILM X Mount
  • Shutter type: Focal Plane Shutter
  • File format:
    – MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling)
    – MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC)
  • Viewfinder
  • – 0.39 inch approx. 2.36 millions dots OLED Color Viewfinder
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In Detail:

Fujifilm's latest and most significant device is an extremely portable, intuitive camera with outstanding performance, hand's down. It's jam-packed with renowned design, color science and pre-packaged Film Simulators, and quality engineering. It's freshly created study body features a deep grip for insane security to implement zero camera shake within footage or fast-action imagery. Boasting state-of-the-art technology has a five-axis in-body stabilization to enable even more smooth footage and crispy stills. Yes, of course, it comes with a 180 degree LCD touchscreen monitor that allows creatives to operate even under the most awkward angles. When combined with the spectacular 26.1-megapixel sensor and quad-core X-processor 4 CPU, it's entirely possible to capture stunning creations at every skill level.

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LCD screen for every angle.

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