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Hand on Review with the Fujifilm X-T10


Yesterday Fujifilm announced two new products – the mid range X-T10 – a smaller, lighter, more affordable version of the popular X-T1 and a new XF 90mm f/2.0 lens with New Quad Linear Motor and Weather-Resistant Design – here is a look

Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake from from the Camera Store in Canada took the new Fujifilm X-T10 for a test drive and got back with some impressions (well mostly Niccolls to be honest…).

If you are familiar with the X-T1 (if not read our full review) – the little, younger sister camera – the X-T10 will look very familiar. The design is similar (Fujifilm stays with the retro look), the sensor is the same (and it is excellent although getting a bit old) and you have plenty of dials to control almost every aspect of the camera. This model is also made for more beginner photographers so unlike the X-T1 you do have an auto switch – which is great as the X-T1 is a complex camera to master – especially for people with no film experience.

The new X-T10

x-t10lensvidThe X-T1 will continue to be the flagship camera probably until next year but now there is just another (much less expensive option).

Here are some of the specs of the X-T10:

  • 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor (just like the X-T1).
  • EXR Processor II (no big changes here as well).
  • 0.39″ 2,360k-Dot 0.62x OLED Viewfinder (good but not like the huge  0.77x magnification of the X-T1).
  • 3.0″ 920k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor.
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps (just like the X-T1 – this camera is mostly for stills until Fujifilm will learn to do proper video).
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity (like the X-T1).
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF with 77 Areas (there are some improved AF options).
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting (like the X-T1 but the buffer seems very small).
  • Film Simulation Mode (nothing new).
  • Built-In Pop-Up Flash (small and not too powerful but still nice to have – unlike the X-T1 which requires an external unit).
  • Price: $800 – body only – about $400 less than the X-T1 ($900 with the 16-50mm kit).

A short X-T10 promotional video

Here are some of the specs for the new fast prime – the XF 90mm f/2.0 which was also announced yesterday (so far no hands on video of the lens):

  • Focal length – 90mm with an f/2 maximum aperture.
  • Fujifilm X-Mount.
  • Weather-resistant design with 7 sealing points for weather work as low as 14°F.
  • New Quad Linear Motor with 0.14 seconds autofocus.
  • Includes 11 elements in 8 groups, (with 3 ED elements).
  • Nano-GI coating to reduce ghosting and flare.
  • 7 blade aperture.
  • 1/3 EV steps.
  • Minimum working distance – 24 inches.
  • Price: $950.

The new XF 90mm f/2.0

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