Fuji X-T10 Performance


Timing and Performance

Generally very good performance from the Fuji X-T10.

Startup/Play to Record

Power on
to first shot

~1.4 seconds

Time it takes to turn on and capture a shot.

Play to Record,
first shot

~0.8 second

Time until first shot is captured.

Power on to first shot was slightly faster than average for a mirrorless camera, but not as fast as most DSLRs. It's also difficult to accurately time, as there is a shutter pre-press penalty. Play to Record wasn't bad, but required two shutter button presses to capture an image.


Shutter Response (Lag Time)

Full Autofocus,
Single Point (center) AF mode

0.144 second

Time from fully pressing shutter button to image capture, with the lens already at the proper focal distance setting. (All timing performed with the Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R OIS kit lens at medium focal length.)

Full Autofocus,
Single Point (center) AF mode
Auto Flash Enabled

0.275 second

Time from fully pressing shutter button to image capture, with the lens already at the proper focal distance setting, TTL Auto flash enabled.

Manual Focus

0.090 second

For most cameras, shutter lag is less in manual focus than autofocus, but usually not as fast as when the camera is "prefocused".

Prefocused

0.052 second

Time to capture, after half-pressing and holding shutter button.

The Fuji X-T10's full autofocus shutter lag was much faster than average for a mirrorless camera in our lab tests. The Fuji X-T10 produced full-autofocus shutter lag (with the subject at a fixed distance) of only 0.144 second using Single Point AF mode (center) with the 18-55mm kit lens. That's faster than some pro DSLRs. With the built-in flash enabled, the X-T10's full AF shutter lag increased to 0.275 second to account for preflash metering, but that's still fast.

Manual focus shutter lag was quite fast, at 0.090 second, and prefocused shutter lag was quick, at only 0.052 second.

To minimize the effect of different lens' focusing speed, we test AF-active shutter lag with the lens already set to the correct focal distance.


Cycle Time (shot to shot)

Single Shot mode
Large/Fine JPEG

~0.7 second

Time per shot, averaged over a few frames (we no longer test for buffer depths in single-shot mode).

Single Shot mode
RAW + L/F JPEG

~0.7 second

Time per shot, averaged over a few frames (we no longer test for buffer depths in single-shot mode).

Early shutter
penalty?

Yes
(Intermittent)

Some cameras don't snap another shot if you release and press the shutter too quickly in Single Shot mode, making "No" the preferred answer.

Continuous High
Large Fine JPEG

0.12 second (8.04 frames per second);
10 frames total;
5 seconds to clear*

Time per shot, averaged over buffer length of 10 frames. Then slows to an average of 0.57s or 1.76fps when buffer is full.

Continuous High
RAW

0.12 second (8.11 frames per second);
7 frames total;
5 seconds to clear*

Time per shot, averaged over buffer length of 7 frames. Then slows to an average of 0.66s or 1.52fps when buffer is full.

Continuous High
RAW + L/F JPEG

0.12 second (8.11 frames per second);
7 frames total;
7 seconds to clear*

Time per shot, averaged over buffer length of 7 frames. Then slows to an average of 0.86s or 1.16fps when buffer is full.

Flash Recycling

2.7

Flash at maximum output.

*Note: Buffer clearing times measured with a SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/sec UHS-I SDHC card. Slower cards will produce correspondingly slower clearing times. Slow cards may also limit length of bursts in continuous mode. ISO sensitivity and noise reduction settings can also affect cycle times and burst mode performance.

Single-shot cycle times were difficult to measure accurately as it required an irregular rhythm imposed by an intermittent pre-press penalty (if you press the shutter button too soon after a previous shot, the camera may ignore it and you would then need to press again). Best case, we measured about 0.7 second for large/fine JPEGs or RAW+L/F JPEGs, but your experience may vary. (Note that we no longer test single-shot mode with just RAW files, as the result is usually somewhere in between JPEG and RAW+JPEG modes.)

The Fuji X-T10's Continuous High burst mode speed was quite good, at just over 8 frames per second when shooting JPEGs, and 8.1 frames per second for RAW or RAW+JPEG files, slightly exceeding Fuji's 8.0 fps spec. There is also a Continuous Low mode rated at 3.0 fps, but we did not test that in the lab.

Full resolution buffer depths were mediocre, though, at only 10 JPEG frames with our difficult to compress target. You may do better with typical subjects. When shooting RAW or RAW+JPEG files, the buffer depth dropped to only 7 frames. Buffer clearing was a fairly quick 5 seconds after shooting a max-length burst of JPEGs or RAW files, and 7 seconds after a RAW+JPEG burst, though as mentioned, buffer depths weren't very deep.

Recycling the flash after full power discharges took an average of 2.7 seconds, which is good.


Bottom line, the Fuji X-T10's performance was generally very good with a decent startup time, fast autofocus, low shutter lag and a fast 8 fps burst mode. However buffer depths were on the shallow side, and an intermittent shutter pre-press penalty can be a bit annoying at times.

Battery

Battery Life
Average battery life for a mirrorless camera.

Operating Mode Battery Life
Still Capture,
(CIPA standard, LCD Monitor)
350 shots

The Fuji X-T10 uses a custom rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack for power, and comes with both a single battery and a dedicated charger. The CIPA-rated 350 shots per charge when using the LCD monitor is about average for a mirrorless camera, but unfortunately Fujifilm doesn't seem to state what the rating is when using the EVF, however it's often lower. As is usually the case, we strongly recommend getting a second battery for your X-T10 if you plan any extended outings.

The table above shows the number of shots the camera is capable of (on a fully-charged rechargeable battery), based on CIPA battery-life and/or manufacturer standard test conditions.

(Interested readers can find an English translation of the CIPA DC-002 standards document here. (180K PDF document))

 



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