Smaller, lighter, but packs just as much punch as the X-T1. A great com­bi­na­tion of value and per­for­mance.

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SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS

Aut­o­fo­cus Sin­gle Point AF: 49 ar­eas on a 7x7 grid, Zone AF: se­lectable with 3x3 / 5x3 / 5x5 ar­eas from 77 ar­eas on an 11x7 grid, Wide/Track­ing AF: au­to­matic se­lec­tion from 77 ar­eas on an 11x7 grid // Im­age Qual­ity RAW and JPEG // LCD Mon­i­tor 3.0-inch, ap­prox. 920K-dot tilt-type color LCD // Viewfinder 0.39-inch, ap­prox. 2.360K-dot OLED color viewfinder, cov­er­age of view­ing vs. cap­tur­ing area: ap­prox. 100%, mag­ni­fi­ca­tion: 0.62x with 50mm lens (35mm equiv.), built-in eye sen­sor // ISO Auto, ISO 200 – 6,400 (stan­dard), up to 51,200 (ex­tended) // Stor­age 1x SD/SDHC/SDXC card // Con­nec­tiv­ity 1x Mi­cro-USB 2.0, 1x Mi­cro-HDMI Type-D, 802.11b/g/n // Di­men­sions 118.4 (W) x 82.8 (H) x 40.8 (D) mm // Weight 331g (body only) // War­ranty 1-year // Con­tact FU­JI­FILM (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd // Tele­phone (03) 5569 8388 // URL www.fu­ji­film.com.my face, as op­posed to hold­ing it arm’s length.

In terms of menu sys­tems, there’s no change from the X-T1. The Quick menu is im­ported over to the X-T10, which means you can easily ad­just most set­tings from there. In fact, no less than 27 op­tions can be as­signed to the Quick menu, so this is one cam­era that you can cer­tainly cus­tom­ize to be just the way you want it.

In terms of phys­i­cal con­trols, the X-T10 is quite a bit more stream­lined than its older brother. Drive modes are now com­bined with the mode dial. The dial for ad­just­ing ISO sen­si­tiv­ity as well as the one for me­ter­ing modes are both gone, but they can be set to the afore­men­tioned Quick menu, which is just as ac­ces­si­ble in prac­tice.

The fi­nal dif­fer­ence from the X-T1 is that there is now ded­i­cated switch to put the cam­era in “Auto” mode (or Ad­vanced SR Auto mode as FU­JI­FILM calls it). FU­JI­FILM ex­plains this as a pro­vi­sion for the times when you want to hand the cam­era to some­one else to quickly take a pho­to­graph for you, yet want to be cer­tain the photo will at least be prop­erly ex­posed.

Sim­ply put, tak­ing pic­tures with the X-T10 is a joy. Paired with the XF18-55 kit lens, the cam­era feels to be just about the right size and weight to bring any­where with you, and you cer­tainly get your fair share of ad­mir­ers when you pull it out. The X-T10 is ex­tremely re­spon­sive, and once you set up the Quick menu, your most ac­cessed func­tions can be changed from just one screen.

Thanks to its im­proved aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem which gives you 49 fo­cus points on a 7x7 grid across the en­tire frame in sin­gle fo­cus point mode and an even wider 77 ar­eas on a 11x7 grid in Zone AF and Wide/ Track­ing AF modes, get­ting your fo­cus on just the right spot fairly easy.

Much like with the X-T1 be­fore it, im­ages are vi­brant with color. Dy­namic range is also quite im­pres­sive to say the least, with plenty of de­tail that can be brought out in post. The high ISO per­for­mance is also very good, with im­ages taken at ISO 12,800 us­able straight out of cam­era. Another win­ner for sure.

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