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2015.05.18

The new Fuji X-T10 is second mirrorless in the highend X-T series, this time slotting itself below the excellent flagship X-T1 reviewed here, giving up on the weatherproof and freezeproof construction of its higher-end sibling while featuring a lighter and more compact body.

The Fuji X-T10 features the same exceptional 16 megapixels X-Trans CMOS II sensor with pseudo-random 6×6 color-filter-array and no anti-alias filter. This one has built-in Phase-Detect AF. Paired with a high-speed 1/32000s – 30s hybrid electronic and mechanical shutter, it can capture extremely fast action at up to 8 FPS. The buffer is reduced to 8 images but becomes unlimited at 3 FPS.

With its APS-C sensor, the X-T10 is particularly well suited for low-light photography compared to the majority of mirrorless cameras. It boasts a standard ISO 200 to 6400 sensitivity range, expandable to ISO 100 and 12800 – 51200.

Fuji X-T10

This mirrorless is very compact yet fits a 2.4 megapixels EVF with Eye-Start sensor which shows 100% coverage at 0.62X magnification, only a little smaller than the X-T1. This EVF shows full information with a Digital-Level and MF-Assist, Fuji’s unique Digital Split-Image and Focus-Peeking. There is also a sharp 3″ LCD with 920K pixels mounted on a tilting hinge to allow for composition at odd angles.

The new EVF and EXR II processor allow the X-T10 to achieve unprecedented speeds, including a spectacular 0.005s display lag, 0.06s Phase-Detect AF lock and startup time of 0.5s. It can also record full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS.

The X-T10 evolves the hybrid mechanical and digital controls first introduced by the X-T1. It offers dual control-dials, plus dedicated Shutter-Speed, Exposure-Compensation and Drive Mode dials. Only the ISO dial of the higher-end model is gone. There is still no traditional Mode-Dial but a new switch toggles the X-T10 between fully Auto and implicit PASM shooting modes.

The new Fuji X-T10 is scheduled to be available next month for $799 USD or $899 CDN, a significant price below the flagship offering, despite having almost all its features save for weather-sealing. Adorama and B&H Photo are already accepting pre-orders at these links. Both these stores also ship internationally and B&H Photo even offers Free Shipping to Canada for orders above $99 USD. This may be a limited time offer, so hurry!

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