Fujifilm has finally announced the cheaper X-T1 version, called, X-T10, which consists of a mirrorless camera that shares lots of features with its bigger sibling, but adds a new autofocus system and a built-in flash among others.
More than a year after the introduction of the X-T1, Fujifilm has decided to build another version around the design of this model. The new unit goes by the name of Fujifilm X-T10 and it comes with several changes when compared to the X-T1 when it comes to both design and features.
The new X-T10 is not weathersealed, but it is lighter and more compact, while employing a brand new 77-point autofocus technology along with an integrated flash that pops-up whenever you need it.
Fujifilm announces X-T10 camera with a design inspired by the X-T1
Fuji is referring to the X-T10 as a premium mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The unit comes with a redesigned top plate, which is bigger than the one found in the X-T1.
The new design is also offering a new button and dial placement. It may be similar, but an Auto Mode lever has been added along with another lever to activate the flash under its dials. The dial placed on the top left area is no longer an ISO dial, instead it has turned into a drive mode.
The positions of a couple of Fn buttons have been altered, too and the focus assist button has been removed completely. Fuji’s X-T10 is smaller and lighter than the X-T1 as it measures about 118 x 83 x 41mm / 4.65 x 3.27 x 1.61 inches and weighs 381 grams / 0.84lbs, while the weathersealed unit measures 129 x 90 x 47mm / 5.08 x 3.54 x 1.84 inches and weighs 440 grams / 0.97lbs.
Fujifilm X-T10 comes with 16.3MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor and electronic shutter
Under the hood, the Fujifilm X-T10 camera features a 16.3-megapixel APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS II image sensor and an EXR Processor II engine allowing the camera to shoot up to 8fps in burst mode.
A fully electronic shutter sits at users’ disposal allowing them to shoot photos with a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000s. Additionally, the native ISO range stands between 200 and 6,400, while the extended range reaches between 100 and 51,200.
The shooter supports full HD videos at up to 60fps with a maximum bitrate of 36Mbps. A built-in WiFi function is available and it allows photographers to remotely control their camera via a smartphone or tablet.
Zone and Wide/Tracking modes now available with 77-point autofocus technology
Getting back to the surface, the new Fujifilm X-T10 features a 2.36-million-pixel OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3-inch tilting 920,000-pixel LCD screen, both being used for framing your shots.
A new autofocus system has been designed for this X-mount camera. It is based on the 49-point AF mode, which is found in other X-mount shooters, but new modes based on a 77-point focus system are available, too. They are called Zone and Wide/Tracking modes.
The Zone mode offers 3×3, 5×3, and 5×5 zone modes. They can be selected in order to focus on subjects located within this area, so that the focusing is quick and smooth.
The Wide/Tracking mode combines AF-S and AF-C modes in order to track a subject with accuracy. Again, this is necessary for faster as well as more accurate focusing.
As expected, Eye Detection AF, which detects and focuses on the eyes of your subjects, and Focus Peaking are both available in this camera.
Release date and price details are official, too
Fujifilm notes that the X-T10 will be compatible with all X-mount lenses when it becomes available on the market sometime in June 2015.
The new X-T10 will be released in black and silver colors for a price of $799.95. A kit containing the XC 16-50mm lens will be released for $899.95, while an XF 18-55mm kit will be available for $1,099.95.
As usual, Amazon is already offering the Fuji X-T10 for pre-order at the aforementioned price tag.