I recently had the opportunity to take the Fujifilm X-T10 Mirrorless Camera out to have a go. These are my thoughts…
So a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to try out the new Fujifilm X-T10 Mirrorless Camera, I’ll admit I was quite excited about giving this one a go.
The X-T10 is basically the ‘light’ version of Fujifilm’s X-T1, so it lacks a few features that the X-T1 has, such as a bigger viewfinder, weather sealing etc. They do come with the same 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor however, so when it comes to image quality, the X-T10 is right up there with the X-T1. The X-T10 also features a newer AF system that performs better with moving subjects, and in addition to Fujifilm’s conventional 49-point AF mode for precision focusing, the X-T10 offers Zone and Wide/Tracking modes.
I always shoot fully manual, so that was something I really liked about the X-T10, I still had the control to shoot manually. I’m not a big fan of the compact camera modes, although it’s nice that the full Auto mode is there, if you wanted it. I also really liked that you see what you get, so as you change your settings you actually see the changes on screen, I thought this was quite nice.
With regards to its looks, I’m a big fan of the old film cameras, so naturally I really liked the retro look and feel. We love getting outdoors and I thought the X-T10 was a great companion for that. It’s significantly smaller than my DSLR, making it easy, lightweight and comfortable to carry around – a big part of the appeal for me. The only thing I did notice was that the grip took some getting used to, maybe because I’m so used to my DSLR body. I did quite enjoy the tilt-screen, it makes it easy to shoot low or higher angles. It’s also optional, if you’d rather use the viewfinder, it has an eye-sensor that will automatically switch on and turn-off the LCD display.
Fujifilm X-T10 key features
- 16MP X-Trans CMOS II sensor
- Full HD video recording at up to 60 FPS
- EXR Processor II
- ISO 200-6400, plus 100 – 51200 expanded (JPEG only)
- 2.36M dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.62x (equiv.) magnification
- 3″ 920k dot tilting LCD
- 7 programmable function buttons
- Digital Split Image and Focus Highlight Peaking
- New zone AF in AF-S/AF-C; wide (tracking) for AF-C; Eye Detection
- Full HD movie recording (1080/60p, 36Mbps bitrate), with built-in stereo microphone
- Built-in pop-up flash
- Tilting LCD Screen
- Wi-Fi connectivity with remote control from a smartphone or tablet
- Magnesium alloy body
The images below are just a few snaps from a little walk at the beach…
All-and-all, I really liked this camera and I must say I was gutted that it was only on loan. If I had one of my own, I’d never leave home without it. I’m not one for some of it’s features such as panoramic or the double exposure, but that’s a personal preference thing. For me the appeal is that the Fujifilm X-T10 mirrorless is light and comfortable, but it feels SLR-like. I love the look, I love that I have full manual control and I can still shoot RAW. Basically, I want one!