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FujiFilm X-T10 review




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Our Score:



  • Great image colour
  • High-quality build
  • Plenty of manual controls


  • No 4K video
  • Action of some controls could be better

Key Features

  • 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor
  • 8fps burst shooting
  • 2.3-million dot EVF
  • Manufacturer: Fujifilm
  • Review Price: £499.00

What is the FujiFilm X-T10?

The FujiFilm X-T10 is a smaller alternative to the X-T1, one of the nicest compact system cameras money can buy. This one starts at £499 without a lens, making it half the price of its big brother.

Given the price disparity there are very few serious compromises. Image quality and AF performance are at the same level, and FujiFilm has not traded-away premium design. This is not an ‘entry-level’ plastic model.

The Panasonic G7 still has the edge for video-creators, offering 4K: something the FujiFilm X-T10

does not have. However, for stills specialists there are few better smaller-size cameras out there.

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FujiFilm X-T10: Design

The FujiFilm X-T10 looks and feels a lot like an X-T1 that has been hit with the cutesy stick a few times and slimmed down in every dimension. It’s a bit boxier, and makes more of its two-tone style, the silver of the top plate extending further down the front.

It looks a little less serious than the X-T1, but its smaller scale is great if you’re after a less bulky model. It’s 10mm narrower, 7mm less tall and 6mm thinner. That’s not to be sniffed at if you’re going to be working with limited bag space most of the time.

The FujiFilm X-T10 is close in size to the X-E2, within the whole FujiFilm CSC range. FujiFilm X-T10 9

It’s also the smallest to offer high-end construction. Where the X-A2, X-M1 and X-E2 have plastic bodies, the FujiFilm X-T10 uses a magnesium alloy shell like the top-end models. This lends the camera a more expensive, tough feel.

Just feeling like a camera you can be proud to hold and own is part of it, though. The FujiFilm X-T10 is not weather-proofed, meaning it’s not designed to shoot in torrential downpours without risk of some moisture getting into the insides. Of course, this is not something you get with any of the X-T10’s main rivals: the Panasonic G7, Sony A6000 and Olympus OMD-EM10.

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FujiFilm X-T10: Handling and Manual Control

For a smaller camera, the FujiFilm X-T10’s handling is great too. While not as pronounced as the X-T1’s, it gets you a very secure grip for its smaller-body style.

What actually sets the FujiFilm X-T10 apart, though, is its wealth of manual controls. Like the magnesium alloy construction, this is something it shares with FujiFilm’s most expensive CSCs.

It has dedicated dials for exposure and shutter speed on the top plate. There’s not a dedicated aperture dial too, but several of FujiFilm’s lenses have an aperture ring anyway. There are additional control dials on the front and back, positioned for use with your thumb and forefinger.

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You get full DSLR-style control with the FujiFilm X-T10. However, there is some room for improvement in these dials. They do feel a little loose and imprecise, perhaps because the hardware is also designed to let them work as buttons: they can be depressed. Of course, this makes them even more versatile, but they miss out on some of the mechanical, satisfyingly clunky feel you may be after.

Manual control is very complete-feeling, though, with additional customisable buttons offering easy access to all parameters. Sounds intimidating? While you’re missing out if you don’t use some of the FujiFilm X-T10’s manual control there is an Auto mode accessible right from the top mode dial. And a dedicated video button.

Kym Crowley

August 19, 2015, 10:50 am

I'll take two...

just conned

September 8, 2015, 11:20 am

I have to admit, nice looking camera, looks well built, so many manufacturers AND reviewers seem to be neglecting the buyer who is more interested in stills over video.
Its nice to see Fuji still making cameras.
I ALMOST ordered a Panasonic G7 but reading all the great things about its almost complete fantastic 4 K video at the expense of a cheap feeling plastic body, almost second rate photo quality and a small almost ineffective built in flash plus a tiltable EVF that is useless to me if its uncomfortable had me change my mind. Video to me is the last thing I care about, I want a well built, as perfect as can be (at the cost) stills camera at the lowest possible cost. Video is great for once in a great while but not my prime reason for a camera.

I currently own an older, well built, rock solid Fuji s200 EXR. I would have loved to own another well built FUJI but that Shutter Dial up top killed any consideration for me. It looks great but is useless to me, I tend to use aperture way more, yes, I know, Fuji has aperture on lens in many cases, but for me its a waste of space and bothers me to much that something better could be done with it.

I know reviewers love the latest gadgets on cameras and some discount the quality of cameras with less settings and gadgets even if it has superior photo quality!
I settled on a Nikon 3300, called an entry level camera because of what reviewers think of its limited controls, maybe many werent born in the day that to compose a photo, having an aperture and shutter priority camera with an automatic setting and full manual control was all you need, and still is. Its got so crazy that cameras with FAR better photo quality are down the list of other cameras with worse photo quality but more gadgets. Gadgets make news and sell cameras, I guess I will always be the "bottom feeder" for cheaper cameras with great stills potential.
I like EVF but this time around, I cant seem to find a EVF camera with first class stills and photos that would have matched the Nikon 3300 with its basic controls. In the 5-$600 price range.


March 16, 2016, 5:07 pm

"with noise only really creeping in noticeably at iso 1600" This is a crap camera! How can it even be considered as a good camera. Rubbish review


April 25, 2016, 4:02 pm

Strange how things change, high iso when film was king made for some grainy pictures. Yes some liked it some didn't I personally don't worry about high iso caperbility. but to look at some comments on here, and yes of course its just an opinion but you've got to love that throw away line.." this is a crap camera" how funny is that...just because the high iso doesn't come up to expectations. Excuse me sir, what do you call good...well, I like taking pictures down mine shafts with no light, you know about 2 miles down., love the grainy wooden beams down there so if I get a decent picture at gazillion iso i'll be dead happy otherwise this camera's crap....funny that..


April 10, 2017, 8:14 pm

Let me guess, your using a crap lens, probably the included one in the kit. Yeah, that is definitely your issue, spend the money and buy a decent lens, start with the XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS. After, come back and try to tell me this is a crap camera. The X-T10 is a fantastic camera.

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