The Incredible Fujifilm X-S10!!!!!

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This will be a short review of Fujifilm’s newest camera, the Fujifilm X-S10.  I just had a great gathering of friends in the Great Smokies last week and at the last minute called my contact at Fujifilm and asked if we might could get one of these new cameras to show it around.  Let me be clear, I had no real inerest in the camera, I have a pair of X-H1 bodies that are my two main bodies when I go out to do serious work. I have an X100V for travel and casual work and that was all I needed.


I promised to shoot some images for Fujifilm’s use so I set up the camera with the custom functions I needed, (below), and proceeded to shoot with it for the next five days.  * NOTE:  THIS IS A PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE CAMERA WITHOUT THE LATRST FIRMWARE.




I put a universal L bracket on it so I could shoot from a tripod and give it a fair chance!  In a very short time I fell in love with this little gem!  Let me tell you why I found it so compelling!


  1.  The grip is very much like the X-H1 which is my favorite of all the X series Fujifilm cameras.

2.  The shutter release is in the identical position as the X-H1 and has the same very soft touch!

3.  The Shutter is very quiet, again just like the X-H1!

4  Like the X-T4 and the X-T3 it has the same 26 megapixel, back light illuminated sensor and the same X4 processor!

5.  Like the X-H1 and the X-T4 it offers 5 way image stabilization that works fantastic when shooting handheld!

6.  Instead of an exposure compensation dail and a ISO selection dial it has two rotary dials that you can set for any funtion you desire.  I set the sample camera up that Fujifilm sent me with the right dial as the compensation dial and the left dial for setting ISO, jsut like on an X-T3 or X-T4.

7.  For those intersted in video, this camera has very high end specs and makes wonderful video files!


I found the autofocus to be great, the fold out LCD panel while slightly lower resolution than the X-T3 or X-T4 was still more than adequate and worked great.

Same with the viewfinder it was slightly lower resoluton but if never affected my image making.



All in all, I really love this little camera.  It is super capable and at a price of just under $1,000. for the body only, it is a remarkable value. The fact that if feels and operates so much like the X-H1s I use, it will be a natural for carrying around!  When mated with the 16 f 2.8. 23 f 2, 35 f 2 and the 50 f 2 Fujicrons, (my term not Fujifilm’s),  it makes a wonderfully small and capable package!



So  the camera that was not of much interest to me, is soon to have a place in my kit!!!!




the pilgrim




All images with the Fujifim X-S10 and the XF 16-80 f 4 mid range zoom, except the mist rising from the mountains, that was made with the XF 100-400 f 4.5-5.6.




8 Responses

  1. Carl says:

    Super light and nibble too!!!

  2. Dennis Yarbro. says:

    Thank you Bill for this informative and helpful review. I am very excited about this camera model release, coupled with the 16-80 lens. I have resisted moving to the T4 in part due to the different battery. I was so glad when the X100 model started using the same battery as my E3 and T3. Love the X100V model with the new lens. I will try to acquire the S10 and the 16-80 this winter. Best regards to you and yours.

  3. Bill Fortney says:

    That pair is a great combination !

  4. Johnny Boyd says:

    Glad to see the water is still flowing nicely at that bridge. It was really flowing fast last week and Bill,s Rock was nice. A lot of good fungi over in the forest north of the Baptist Church.

    • admin says:

      We were at the end of the fall color, but we had just enough to add a splash and after the rain settled down the water was nice for sure! Sory I missed seeing you!!!