Fujifilm X-T10 Review

Fujifilm X-T10 Review

The Fuji X-T1 is one of our favorites due to its sturdy construction, retro appearance reminiscent of SLR cameras, classic controls, and exceptional image quality. Other excellent small systems or mirrorless cameras are now available, but the Fuji X-T1 is one of our favorites.

We are not the only ones who feel this way; it has garnered much support from amateur and professional photographers searching for a more compact (and funkier) alternative to an SLR camera.

The Fuji X-T10 is a somewhat more compact mini-me version of the Fuji X-T1 that utilizes the same APS-C format 16-megapixel X Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor as the Fuji X-E2 and Fuji X100T. The Fuji X-T10 is available.

This sensor also has phase detection autofocusing points, which are an integral component of the camera’s hybrid AF technology. As a result, Fuji says that this system has a focus time of under 0.06 seconds.

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Fujifilm X-T10 Body Black Mirrorless Digital Camera (Old Model)

Last update was on: May 29, 2023 5:11 am

Fujifilm X-T10 Build Quality

Even though it does not have the weather-resistant design of the X-T1, just like the other CSCs in the X-series, the X-T10 is beautifully put together. It has a structure that is pleasingly sturdy thanks to the use of die-cast magnesium alloy. As a result, it has the appearance and feel of a high-quality piece of equipment and is a fitting addition to the X-series family of products.

The X-T10 doesn’t appear to be that much smaller than the X-T, whether viewed from the front or back. But, on the other hand, the new camera seems to be quite a lot more slender when viewed from above.

Fuji lists the dimensions of the X-T10 as 118.4 x 82.8 x 40.8mm, equivalent to 4.7 x 3.3 x 1.6 inches, with a minimum depth of 31.9mm, equal to 1.3 inches. In comparison, the dimensions of the X-T1 are given as 129.0 x 89.8 x 46.7mm, which is similar to 5.0 x 3.5 x 1.8 inches, and a minimum depth of The body of the X-T10 weighs 331 grams (11.7 ounces), whereas the X-T1 weighs 390 grams (13.7 ounces).

The front and back grips are also less noticeable. Still, they function exceptionally well, and the camera feels secure and comfortable in your hand, partly due to their super-grippy coating. I carried it around by the grip for about two hours with the Fujinon XF50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens installed, and although it was a touch front-heavy, it felt secure the entire time.

Fujifilm X-T10 Performance

The Fujifilm X-T10 has the same X Trans CMOS II picture sensor and processing engine as the Fujifilm X-T1, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise how high the quality of the photographs produced by the new camera is. Particularly remarkable for a camera with only 16 megapixels is the degree of detail that can be captured by it. This is possible in part because the architecture of the sensor does not call for an anti-aliasing filter, which helps prevent more interference.

Noise is very effectively controlled across the native sensitivity range. As a result, even at the highest setting (ISO 6,400), photos have a good resolution even though the camera is set to its most heightened sensitivity.

JPEG files recorded using this option have a consistent pattern of luminance noise that is evident at 100%. Despite this, the files still appear decent, and sufficient detail is present to generate attractive A3 (11.7 x 16.6-inch) prints.

Raw files, as is customary, include some chroma noise, but this can be readily managed, allowing you to strike a nice balance between the noise and the quality of the image.

I would avoid using the maximum setting unless necessary to get an image because there is noticeable softening at normal viewing or printing sizes. The JPEGs captured at the lowest expansion setting, ISO 12,800, are pretty good, and even ISO 25,600 produces good results. However, I would avoid using the complete set unless it was necessary to get an image.

Fujifilm X-T10 Autofocus

One of the most common complaints regarding the focusing performance of earlier X-series compact system cameras was their inability to track moving targets. The modifications to the focusing mechanism introduced by the X-T10, which are currently being sent out to the X-T1 with a firmware upgrade, are aimed at solving the issue, and there is a significant improvement.

In the Continuous Autofocus mode, it can now pick points or zones around the frame, and the camera will track the subject within the zone or around the edge. Previously, Continuous Autofocus only allowed for a single-point selection.

Even when shooting in Continuous High mode, it is possible to choose between nine individual points or, as described in Build and Handling, move the zone across 15 topics. The most excellent flexibility is offered when the camera is set to the Single-shot or Continuous Low mode when taking pictures.

In Continuous Wide/Tracking mode, the autofocus performs a fair job of latching onto a moving subject and tracking it throughout the frame; nevertheless, crowded surroundings can be a distraction, and Zone AF or Single point mode is generally a better option than Continuous Wide/Tracking mode.

As long as the active zone or single point is maintained over the subject, the camera performs well and can produce crisp photographs in most situations, even when the light is low. I could get consistently crisp photographs of skateboarders on a cloudy day and in a covered location. I could always capture fine images of cyclists racing in a triathlon on a bright sunny day.

Fujifilm X-T10 Specs

Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Max resolution4896 x 3264
Image ratio w h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.6 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorEXR Processor II
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayX-Trans II CMOS with a primary color filter
ISOAuto, 100-51000 (JPEG), 200-6400 (Raw)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
Boosted ISO (maximum)51200
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
File formatJPEG (Exif 2.3)Raw (RAF format)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View.
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points77
Lens mountFujifilm X
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3″
Screen dots920,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD (RGBW)
Live ViewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.93× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Built-in flashYes
FlashRangee5.00 m (ISO 100)
External flashYes (via hot shoe or wireless)
Flash modesAuto forced flash, slow synchro, flash off, rear-curtain synchro, commander
Flash X sync speed1/180 sec
Drive modesSingleContinuous HighContinuous Low
Continuous drive8.0 fps
Self-timerYes (10sec. / 2sec. Delay)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weighted spot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (+/- 1 to +/- 3)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p, 24p)
Storage typesSD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (HDMI Micro (Type D))
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n
Remote controlYes (via smartphone, cable release)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionNP-W126 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)350
Weight (inc. batteries)381 g (0.84 lb / 13.44 oz)
Dimensions118 x 83 x 41 mm (4.65 x 3.27 x 1.61″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)
GPS notesvia smartphone

Fujifilm X-T10Final Verdict

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Fujifilm X-T10 Body Black Mirrorless Digital Camera (Old Model)

Last update was on: May 29, 2023 5:11 am

When a manufacturer below an existing model introduces a new camera model, the biggest challenge for the manufacturer is to make the new model appealing without removing the current model’s appeal. We believe that Fuji has done an excellent job with the X-T10 in this regard.

The X-T1 is now selling on the market for a price that is substantially more than the price of the new camera, which is enticing, but the general construction and feel of the new camera are very comparable.

The most notable distinctions between the Fujifilm X-T10 and the X-T1 are, in addition to the price, the absence of weatherproofing, the reduction in the size of the electronic viewfinder, and the removal of the sensitivity dial.

There is still a lot to offer enthusiast photographers thanks to the fact that the traditional exposure controls are still present, along with many of the features of the X-T1 (including, but not limited to, the sensor and processing engines).

An easier path to the drive modes and a fully automatic override switch, which gives the camera control of exposure, white balance, and color, are added to the new features that make the camera more user-friendly for inexperienced photographers.



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