It's only a few months old, having been announced in mid-October 2020, but the Fujifilm X-S10 has already made a name for itself. A very sturdy build, most of the high-end features you'd find in an expensive camera body, and a traditional design to suit any photographer has put this new mirrorless marvel into top picks for the best mirrorless camera for enthusiasts. In fact, it was also one of our picks for the best cameras launched in 2020.
The X-S10 is a completely new category of cameras for Fujifilm, with a more intuitive control layout, thanks to the traditional mode dial on the top panel. It's got a much deeper handgrip than other X-series cameras, and is still smaller than the Fujifilm X-T4. Within that small body is also an in-body image stabilisation system that offers up to six stops of compensation for camera shake.
This APS-C format camera has 26 megapixels on tap, and a phase-detect AF system with Tracking AF for moving subjects and Face/Eye AF. And, of course, it can shoot 4K video, but at up 30fps (instead of 60fps you'll get on the flagship X-T4), with limitations on clip lengths. That said, this isn't a professional-level shooter, so there's plenty here for many enthusiasts and hobbyists, including a whopping 20fps burst speed when using the camera's electronic shutter (8fps using its mechanical shutter).
Sacrifices have been made to make it affordable, but not where it truly matters. There's a single card slot, a slightly lower resolution viewfinder as compared to the X-T4, and no weather-proofing, but practically everything else about the X-S10 screams flagship.. and at the excellent price of AU$1,699 retail.
However, head to Amazon Australia and you can save yourself AU$300 if you're after a top-notch mirrorless camera – the body is available now for just AU$1,399.
Fujifilm X-S10 (body only) |
AU$1,699 AU$1,399 on Amazon (save AU$300)
The X-S10 is a remarkable camera – despite being classed as enthusiast-level, there's nothing 'amateur' about it. An intuitive design, sturdy build, and features normally found on high-end cameras makes this little shooter practically drool-worthy, even at full price. But when you can save a little cash, you really ought to grab the opportunity.View Deal