Fujifilm has announced its latest compact camera today, the XF10. The new camera serves as a replacement to the Fujifilm X70 and it does not disappoint when comparing specifications between the two. The Fujifilm XF10 boasts 24.2 megapixels thanks to fitting a large APS-C sensor into a slender form-factor.
With its founding in 1934, Fujifilm has nearly a century of experience with photography tech. With products like digital cameras, film cameras, and binoculars, it has spent many decades improving its technology and pushing the envelope in the industry.
While not perfect, the company’s new camera does offer a solid feature-set when comparing it with competitors. Probably the most stand-out feature is the camera’s sensor.
With the XF10, Fujifilm has constructed a compact camera with an APS-C lens. This type of lens is typically used in DSLRs and mirrorless cameras that are bulkier and typically more expensive. Fujifilm makes this point in the XF10’s promotional video by calling out that the lens is 14 times larger than the sensor size in conventional smartphones.
Weighing less than 10 ounces, the XF10 easily beats popular mirrorless cameras like the Sony a6000 by at least a couple of ounces. It’s worth noting that this comparison is without the addition of a heavy lens. Most DSLRs are easily twice the weight of the XF10, making it a great option for those who like to travel lightly.
The camera packs Bluetooth Low Energy as a means of transporting photos directly to your smartphone or tablet. To do this users will simply need to download the Fujifilm Camera Remote app, available for both iOS and Android. Once it has been set up, photos can automatically be transferred to your device.
While the camera touts 4K video recording, it only offers a laughable 15 frames per second. For comparison, smartphones like the iPhone 8 or X can achieve 60 frames per second with 30 frames per second being the typical spec offered in most cameras capable of shooting 4K.
Although the XF10 cannot handle 60 FPS while shooting 4K, it can do so while recording in 1080p. Additionally, the camera is capable of capturing 4x slow-mo when shooting video in 720p. Ever since Apple brought slow-mo to the iPhone 6 back in 2014, many companies have followed suit. Samsung most-recently added a super slow-mo feature to its Galaxy S9 smartphones.