Fuji has announced a smaller, cheaper version of their much loved X-T1.
Why is the X-T1 much loved? An excellent sensor, nice manual controls with a good ecosystem of lenses, including two well performing kit lenses 18-55 and 18-135 all wrapped up in a retro styled weather sealed body offering an amazing viewfinder.
What you need to know: The Fuji X-T10 offers the same sensor (APS-C) and many of the same features as the X-T1 in a body that is smaller, lighter, cheaper. Part of the savings comes from a cheaper kit lens, though you can buy the X-T10 with more expensive 18-55 that comes with the X-T1 now.
- 16.3 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor (same sensor as X-T1)
- EXR Processor II (same processor as X-T1)
- 0.39″ 2,360k-Dot 0.62x OLED Viewfinder (slightly smaller viewfinder vs X-T1)
- 3.0″ 920k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor (Same LCD as X-T1)
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps (Same as X-T1)
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity (Same as X-T1)
- Intelligent Hybrid AF with 77 Areas (Same as X-T1)
- Up to 8 fps Shooting and ISO 51200 (Same as X-T1)
- Film Simulation Mode, Electronic Shutter (Same as X-T1)
- Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II Lens (Cheaper kit lens. X-T1 is offered with 18-55 f/2.8-4 lens)
This price point hits a sweet spot that brings everything excellent about the X-T1 into the realm of entry level DSLRs. You give up the weather sealing, a slightly larger viewfinder, compatibility with the battery grip but you get an excellent sensor in a well built camera that belongs to a solid ecosystem of excellent lenses and offers the updated AF system that brings it on par with the Sony a6000.
The Sony a6000 remains my pick for all around mirrorless camera but photographers that crave a better viewfinder and more manual control this is a better option and provides a little more room to grow as a photographer with additional fast lenses that Sony doesn’t have in their line up.
Watch my Review/Interview with Photographer Nathan Smith on his X-T1
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