Retro Mirrorless camera. Not all mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras are designed to look retro, but the Fujifilm X-T10 is unabashedly so, a beautiful design that harks back to the 35mm film SLR of years past.
The angular shape of the prism cleverly hides a pop-up flash and its line countinues downward to neatly wrap around the lens mount. The top is graced with 3 precision-milled aluminum control dials: a Shutter Speed Dial, an Exposure Compensation Dial and a Drive Dial. There is a Front Command Dial as well as a Rear Command Dial. The Shutter Release Button is threaded. You pop up the lens using a lever (underneath the Drive Dial). Beginners get access to Scene Modes and Advanced SR Mode using another lever: the new Auto Mode Lever (underneath the Shutter Speed Dial).
But don’t be fooled. Underneath the pretty look is some of Fujifilm’s latest technologies: the innovative 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II image sensor, the X Mount that accepts the full range of interchangeable XF and XC lenses, a huge 2.36M-dot resolution OLED viewfinder, and the new AF system with 49-point Single Point mode for high speed and precision, as well as new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes that track subject movement across a larger 77-point area, substantially improving the camera’s ability to capture moving subjects.
If you attach old lenses, you’ll have to use manual focusing and that is assisted by Focus Peak Highlight and Digital Image Split. The huge EVF features a time lag 0.005 s and, if you tilt the camera sideways for a portrait shoot, the screen info slides down to the bottom for easy viewing. The tilting 3.0-in. LCD features 920K-dot resolution. The LCD is not touchscreen. Both EVF and LCD gain up very well in low light.
The X-T10’s top and base plates are made of a lightweight, but highly rigid, die-cast magnesium. Even though the handgrip is small, it does a good job in providing a secure hold of the camera using one hand.
The Fujifilm X-T10 boasts a quick start time of 0.5 sec. (when in sleep mode) and a shutter time lag of approx. 0.05-sec. Continuous Shooting is a fast 8fps at full resolution.
The X-T10 also offers the Film Simulation Mode popularized in its compact digital cameras to simulate the color and tonal qualities of its acclaimed film brands. You can also shoot double exposure, Panorama and a number of filter effects are also available.
Other practical features include built-in Wi-Fi (with remote control), One-touch Movie Recording button, 7 customizable Fn buttons and a Quick Menu button. A number of bracketing functions are also available. Interval timer shooting for Time Lapse photography is possible.
The Fujifilm X-T10 is stylishly beautiful in its retro looks. It is also fast and delivers superb image quality, especially at high ISOs in low light.
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