- 26MP BSI-CMOS sensor
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization
- 100% phase-detect AF coverage
- 4K video capabilities at up to 30p
- 2.36m-dot EVF
- 3” fully articulating touchscreen with 1.04m-dots
- 30fps burst mode (with crop); 20fps burst mode (without)
- 325-shot battery life
- Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
The Fujifilm X-S10 is being hailed as one of the best full-frame cameras for photographers looking to transition to one in the new year, and for good reason. The Fujifilm X-S10 specs are out of this world and the Fujifilm X-S10 essentially got the best features of both the Fujifilm X-T30 and the Fujifilm X-H1.
While the Fujifilm X-S10 price may make you think otherwise, the Fujifilm X-S10 is aimed at entry-level photographers. It’s just aimed at entry-level photographers who can afford to buy a little more camera so that they can use it for years to come.
The Fujifilm X-S10 is relatively new and it acts as Fujifilm’s foray into a more traditional DSLR shooting experience. If you want to start shooting with Fujifilm, then the Fujifilm X-S10 would be an excellent first choice since it most closely mimics the shooting experience you would get with a regular Nikon or Canon.
To figure out whether this camera is for you, read our full Fujifilm X-S10 review below.
Fujifilm X-S10 Specs
The Fujifilm X-S10 features a 26MP BSI-CMOS sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, and a fully articulating touchscreen, for all you vloggers out there.
This camera also features an excellent OLED electronic viewfinder that comes with 2.36m-dot resolution.
If you’re thinking about buying this camera for shooting action photography, you obviously can. It comes with a 30fps burst mode (with a crop) or a 20fps burst mode with no crop.
The one con that this camera has is its 325-shot battery life, but even this isn’t too bad considering some of the other cameras that have come out in the same price range with a battery life in the 200-shot range.
Other Fujifilm X-S10 Specs Include:
Fujifilm X-S10 Body & Design
I briefly mentioned this in the intro to this article, but the Fujifilm X-S10 body is going to be a disappointment for die-hard Fujifilm fans because the company is obviously trying to draw a larger crowd by creating a more mainstream camera so that Canon, Nikon, or Sony shooters will feel comfortable making the jump.
The biggest change Fujifilm fans will notice is that the camera doesn’t feature an external shutter speed dial or aperture ring. Instead, the company decided to opt for a mode dial, much like Canon and Nikon have been doing for years.
It’s also important to note here that, although some of the external controls were changed for Canon, Nikon, and Sony shooters, the control layout isn’t any less professional. The camera comes with two command dials, one on the back of the camera and one on the top of the grip, and a Fn dial.
The camera relies on an AF joystick and an AF-ON button. As can be expected of a Fujifilm, the camera also comes with a Q (quick settings) button that is right on top.
Fujifilm X-S10 Build & Handling
The Fujifilm X-S10 build measures 4.96” x 3.35” x 2.56” and weighs 1.03 lbs, so you wouldn’t expect it to feel as solid in your hand as it does. I’m definitely partial to Fujifilm, so perhaps take my bias into account here, but the Fujifilm X-S10 handling is absolutely phenomenal.
The front grip on this camera is one of the more prominent front grip’s I’ve seen in a few years. It is relatively square-shaped, with rounded corners, and protrudes from the camera, which allows you to feel as if you are wielding a much larger camera than its 1 measly pound.
When it comes to the touch screen, the screen is truly fully articulating. The only issue with the handling of the screen is that, when you do have the screen out, you will bump into the connection port door. This is going to be a little frustrating for videographers, but definitely isn’t something they’ve never dealt with before.
A lot of photographers were surprised that this camera could hold a 325-shot battery life while housing 5-axis in-body image stabilization. The reason this is the case is that the Fujifilm X-S10 couldn’t fit Fujifilm’s older X-T4 IBIS unit since it was too small. So the company created a different IBIS unit that is 30% smaller.
This new IBIS unit is also a true power saver, so you won’t need to worry about carrying multiple extra batteries.
Fujifilm X-S10 Video Performance
Thanks to Richard Lackey for the Fujifilm X-S10 video performance test above.
This camera features 4K video at up to 30p without any crop. Conversely, it can capture Full HD video at up to 240p. For most photographers and amateur videographers, this is more than enough. If you need 4K video at up to 60p, you will need to opt for a Fujifilm X-T4 instead.
The IBIS generally works quite well while shooting video, although it works best when you aren’t moving, and if you don’t need it for certain shooting scenarios, you can disable it. I recommend that you do if you’re going to be moving a ton because it cannot handle this.
If you’ve shot with a Fujifilm X-T30 before, then you essentially understand all of the video specs of the Fujifilm X-S10. They’re almost identical.
Fujifilm X-S10 Price
As I mentioned, the Fujifilm X-S10 is a bit more expensive than your average entry-level photographer can probably afford and that’s because this camera is supposed to grow with you.
The Fujifilm X-S10 is currently available for $1000, if you only opt to purchase the body of the camera. If, however, you choose to purchase the Fujifilm X-S10 alongside one of its kit lenses, you can expect to spend between $1,400 and $1,500 (the XF 16-80mm is the more expensive kit lens).
However new the camera may be, though, you are likely to still find a used Fujifilm X-S10 if you scour the internet hard enough. As of the writing of this article, my personal favorite used camera retailer, MPB, is out of all of their Fujifilm X-S10 bodies. But, since MPB is an international company, I will frequently check their website for used cameras multiple times a day because they rotate through so many products, so quickly.
If you’re looking for a Fujifilm X-S10 bargain, then you can check MPB’s page for the Fujifilm X-S10 right here.
I always recommend MPB to my readers because I use them myself and I like to practice what I preach. Unlike with other used camera retailers, I don’t actually have to deal with any individual sellers when I use MPB. After decades of trying to purchase used equipment off of other photographers, I realized that it was really more stress than it was worth and had all but given up buying used gear until I found MPB.
They handle the purchasing of old gear for me, and they rate it all too. This way, when I know that I want a Fujifilm X-S10 in “like new” condition in its original packaging, all I have to do is click a few buttons on their website and they’ll let me know if they have it or not.
Plus, I don’t have to mess with any terrible return policies like the ones on Ebay, or god forbid, Craigslist. MPB will accept any return if you realize that the camera you bought isn’t actually going to work for you.
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