Fujifilm’s new camera is coming, and it’s a good one. It’s smaller, lighter and cheaper than related models, all while delivering outstanding image quality.
You can expect to find it stores starting this June, in two different colors – black and silver.
The X-T10 is the latest offering in the brand’s line of premium ILS (interchangeable lens system) cameras. It serves as an upgrade for the Fujifilm X-T1, one of the company’s best reviewed products, and it has many things in common with its predecessor.
The beginner-friendly camera will be available at $900 when purchasing it as a kit alongside a standard 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 lens. If you’d like to go lower, the camera body on its own will be available for $800. If you’d like to go higher, the camera body will be available alongside a 18-55mm f2.8-4 lens and the kit will cost $1,100.
The main selling point of the camera is its innovative, advanced new autofocus system. The X-Trans CMOS II sensor incorporates phase-detection autofocus points that complement the separate contrast AF sensor. The newly added AF modes include Zone, and Wide / Tracking, which benefit from 77 autofocus points that help improve continuous autofocus shooting when tracking a moving subject.
In Zone mode, users can choose a 3×3, 3×5 or 5×5 zone from the 77 autofocus points to focus on. If combined with the AF-C continuous focusing mode, the camera will keep tracking a subject in the desired zone. The 3×3 and 3×5 zones are particularly good as they benefit from built-in phase detection pixels, which give them extra-fast focusing abilities.
In the Wide / Tracking mode, the camera automatically uses its 77 autofocus points to identify the area that needs to be in focus and tracks the subject along the surface of the display, adjusting focus as needed. It’s an option that allows users to maintain focus on a subject that moves vertically, horizontally, and back and forth
The X-T10’s viewfinder is another feature worth mentioning as it combines optical and electronic views, a unique design choice among cameras in the interchangeable-lens market segment. Models offered by competitors typically incorporate electronic views only.
On the design front, the X-T10 camera is a compact model, making it much lighter than the Fujifilm X-T1. It has top and bottom plates made out of die-cast magnesium, with the top plate sports three aluminum dials that allow users to quickly and easily adjust the aperture, shutter speed and shooting modes.
The camera body is equipped with a 3” 920K-dot tilting LCD monitor on the back and an integrated pop-up flash that sits in the center of the top plate. A fairly impressive achievement is its ability to focus as close as 24 inches/60 cm. It also a 7-blade aperture for reasonably round out-of-focus highlights and Fujifilm Nano-GI coating that helps improve the camera’s light and cold tolerance down to 14 degrees F/-10 degrees C.
One flaw in its design is that it’s not weather-sealed, so don’t expect to take it out on rainy days.
The X-T10 is compatible with all lenses currently being sold by Fujifilm, so users can choose from a wild variety of telescope lenses, macro lenses, wide-angle lenses, and so on.
Simply put, Fujifilm X-T10 ILS is smaller, cheaper, better, if you’re looking to buy a professional camera at a reasonable price.
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