Fujifilm X-S10 review

With the Fujifilm X-S10, Fujifilm goes mainstream, with a regular mode dial and in-body stabilization just for starters

Fujifilm X-S10
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Fujifilm X-S10 has more 'consumer' controls than the higher-level X-series cameras, but its build quality and handling stand out straight away. The swap to a conventional mode dial might disappoint Fujifilm fans, but the excellent finish, build quality and handling and the inclusion of IBIS (in-body stabilisation) gives this camera a very broad appeal, especially in this price sector, to produce perhaps the best combination of performance, quality and value in the APS-C mirrorless camera market right now.


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    Superb finish and handling

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    In-body image stabilisation

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    100% phase-detect AF coverage

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    Uncropped 4K video


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    Swaps to a regular mode dial

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    No 4K 60p (unlike the X-T4)

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    IBIS less effective for video

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The Fujifilm X-S10 marks an interesting shift in Fujifilm’s camera range. Until now its more advanced mirrorless cameras have all featured external shutter speed dials and (depending on the model) external lens aperture rings and sometimes ISO dials. Instead, the X-S10 reverts to a regular mode dial as seen on countless competitors.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com