Fujifilm enters the high-end compact camera market with its premium FinePix X10, a model that makes the style and class of the company’s X-series more affordable

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Fujifilm FinePix X10


Fujifilm FinePix X10 review


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Like most AF systems at this level, the X10’s AF is compromised in low light, but it is very responsive in high-contrast light. While I suspect most users at this level will stick to multi-point AF, this is a shame because the camera has more to offer. As well as multi-point AF, the X10 offers tracking, spot AF and manual focus.

It should not be underestimated how useful a spot-focus and metering system is. This is particularly the case with the X10, as it is available with any one of the 49 individually selectable AF points and handily covers the majority of the frame. For quick handling, the selected point reverts to the central point by pressing OK.

Like single lens reflex (SLR) and older rangefinder cameras, the X10 has a switch next to the lens on the front of the camera, which, in this instance, controls AF-S, AF-C and manual focus. The latter is achieved with manual-focus assist, which provides focus magnification and a distance scale on the LCD screen, and is adjusted by using the control wheel. While this process is slow compared to lens adjustment, it is very worthwhile for accurate focusing and easy to complete.

Image: 112mm – Even at the most telephoto setting, image detail is crisp right up to the edge of the frame

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. EXR sensor
  4. 4. Build and handling
  5. 5. White balance and colour
  6. 6. Metering
  7. 7. Noise, Resolution and Sensitivity
  8. 8. Autofocus
  9. 9. LCD, Viewfinder and Video
  10. 10. Dynamic range
  11. 11. Verdict
  12. 12. Competition
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