Fujifilm XF10 Review

September 13, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 24 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 9Mb.

The Fujifilm XF10 produces images of excellent quality. It recorded noise-free JPEG images at ISO 200 all the way up to 3200, with a little noise at ISO 6400 and more visible noise and slight colour desaturation at the faster settings of ISO 12800 and 25600, an amazing performance for a camera with an APS-C sensor. The RAW files were also excellent, exhibiting more noise but still producing very usable images from ISO 200-6400.

The night photograph was excellent, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds being long enough for most after-dark shots, and the Bulb mode allowing much longer exposures if required. The Dynamic Range settings subtly improve detail in the shadows and highlights, while the Film Simulation modes hark back to a bygone era and the Advanced Filters allow you to get creative with your images before taking the shot.

Noise

There are 10 ISO settings available on the Fujifilm XF10 for JPEGs, and 7 for RAW files. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting for both JPEG and RAW files.

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ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)
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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 25600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 51200 (100% Crop)

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Sharpening

Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera JPEG images are a little soft and ideally benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. You can also change the in-camera sharpening level.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)

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Focal Range

The Fujifilm XF10's fixed lens provides a focal length of 28mm in 35mm terms, as demonstrated below.

28mm

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File Quality

The Fujifilm XF10 has 2 different image quality settings available, with Fine being the highest quality option. Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

Fine (8.10Mb) (100% Crop) Normal (4.30Mb) (100% Crop)
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RAW (42.0Mb) (100% Crop)
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Macro

The Fujifilm XF10 offers a Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is 10cm away from the camera.

Macro

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Flash

The flash settings on the Fujifilm XF10 are Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash and Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Flash Off

ISO 64
Flash On
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And here are some portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Forced Flash setting or the Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash option caused any red-eye.

Flash On

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Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash

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Night

The Fujifilm XF10's maximum shutter speed is 30 seconds and there's also a Bulb mode for exposures up to 60 minutes in length, which is excellent news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 30 seconds at ISO 200.

Night

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Film Simulations

The Fujifilm XF10 offers 11 different film simulation modes to help replicate the look of your favourite film stock from the past.

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Advanced Filters

The Fujifilm XF10 offers 19 different filter effects which can be previewed on the LCD screen before you take the picture.

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