When it comes to compact cameras from Fujifilm, the company is probably best known for the Fujifilm X100 series of cameras, in which there have been four iterations to date. However for a compact, it is priced at a premium which some might argue is worth the money, but regardless its premium pricing does put it out of reach for certain customers.
However if you’re after a Fujifilm compact that won’t cost an arm and a leg, not to worry as the company has since unveiled a new digital compact in the form of the Fujifilm XF10. This is a compact with a fixed-lens, meaning that unlike certain compacts that offer a lens that can zoom in and out, the XF10 will come with a fixed 18.5mm f/2.8 lens. The fact that it’s fixed might seem restrictive for some users, but given the success and popularity of the X100 series, we reckon there’s probably a market for fixed lens compacts.
The camera will also feature a 24MP APS-C sensor, capable of 4K video capture albeit at 15fps, features a touchscreen display, and a joystick-like controller on the back. However it is a rather basic camera and will lack features like a tilt-screen display, a hotshoe for external flash, and also lacks dedicated control dials.
However it is priced at $500 which makes it considerably more affordable than the X100 series, and if you do like Fujifilm’s cameras and wouldn’t mind adding this to your arsenal, the XF10 will be available this coming August in a black or champagne gold finish.