Fujifilm XF10 - Point and Shoot Camera
Best decision ever. So far!
Ok, first important point with this camera is the price. Getting a 24-megapixel APS-C size sensor in such a small body is ridiculous. I got mine brand new for 38 400 Japanese yen tax included, and it is less than 500 Canadian dollars! At this price it hard to justify not having one next to my bigger X-H1.
Build quality is good, but not impressive. It is not a plastic camera, but I will try my best not to smash it on a metal corner or drop it on the floor. I am quite rough with my gear, and for that reason, I decided to give it an extra layer of protection by putting gaffer tape on the top, bottom and its left side. It will help against it getting scratch, and it also feels a little more robust (kind of).
I love the snapshot mode! It's ON all the time. Of course, I wish Fuji added a few more distance option to it, just like the Ricoh, but it will suit my need for most of my street photography and family pictures. The snapshot mode is also an excellent way to deal with the AF problem that some people have. In my case, I find the auto-focus pretty awesome. It IS NOT SLOW, and it is accurate. Those people complaining about the AF from this camera have probably never used a digital camera from 8-9-10 years ago. This camera auto-focus is not as good as an X-T3 or an X-H1, but in my opinion, it is fantastic. And please, don't forget it only cost less than 500$...
Just like the X100 series the flash is excellent. I use it quite often, so I am using the top plate function button to get quick access to it. When using the flash on my X100t I found that the waiting time needed between each shot was sometimes problematic, but with this little boy, it is much faster, and this is something I like about the camera.
There is no perfect camera. Here are a few points I hope Fujifilm will work on if ever they decide to release another version of the xf10.
The lens cap sucks ass. But this could easily be fixed if Fuji eventually changes the front of the lens so we can screw a filter on it. I like to carry a camera which is ready to shoot, with a clear filter instead of a lens cap. Fujifilm, please look at the XF27 mm lens and put a 39mm thread on it. Merci :)
Just like any other Fujifilm, you can customize different buttons to suits your need, but I wish there were two more actual FN button on the camera. No touch screen wipe FN option, real button!
Camera strap attach point
It is a small and light camera, but I wish there were two attach point. I used a neck strap and with only one attach point the camera is continuously flying left to right.
Here's what I like about the camera
The 24mpx sensor is excellent, and the color you get from it are great too. It remembers me my old X100 black limited edition, before they change for X-Trans sensor.
It is small and pocketable. Yes, it seriously fits into one's pocket. It is hard to justify not carrying a camera with you all the time when you can get such a small and powerful pro quality point and shoot.
I already mentioned it, but it is a cheap and affordable camera. Getting better than that is hard. I am not going to say that you should buy one, it is not a camera for everyone, but if you are thinking about getting a small camera with great features, think about it. Go to your local camera store and give it a try first, and see by yourself. I love mine!