Fujifilm X-T10 – Not a Professional Review

[Tech & Gadgets]

 

Most of you who have met me at events or functions would have seen me totting the Fujifilm X-T10 with me over the last three (3) plus months. This new system camera by Fujifilm comes in a set with either the 16-50mm lens kit or the 16-50mm + 50-230mm lens kit and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the set with both lenses.

So I can wax lyrical about all the tech specs (which I included anyway at the bottom of this post) but what you really need to know is that it can capture images up to 16MP, has a large APS-C sensor, and comes with an Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF). 

To give you a taste of what a professional photographer can do with the Fujifilm X-T10 paired with a Fujinon 56mm f/1.2 lens, here are some photos shot by MHB’s official photographer Andy Kho at a some recent events. Keep in mind though, that these were casual shots as we were just trying out the camera in different settings.

 

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But I’m not professional photographer. Sure I’ve loved photography since young but I use it mainly as a hobby and in the past five (5) years, for photos for this blog.

So you can say that this review is more a casual user review and to be entirely honest, I shot most of the photos on Auto mode (yes yes I know) as I didn’t really have much time to set the camera at events. The good thing about the Auto mode is that the camera will automatically select the settings that it thinks best suits the situation.

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And here are some photos that I shot using the Fujinon 50-230mm F4.5 – 6.7 lens.

At the Richard Marx concert at KL Convention Centre recently. As I didn't bring a tripod, I had to steady myself, hold my breath and click!

At the Richard Marx concert at KL Convention Centre recently. As I didn’t bring a tripod and no flash was allowed (I was out of range anyway), I had to steady myself, hold my breath and click!

At the Richard Clayderman concert at Istana Budaya. This time I rested the camera on the seat in front of me for added stability.

At the Richard Clayderman concert at Istana Budaya. This time I rested the camera on the seat in front of me for added stability.

As we could shoot throughout the concert (but with no flash of course), I shot these pics on full manual mode. One of the few times I actually had the luxury of time to do so.

As we could shoot throughout the concert (but with no flash of course), I shot these pics on full manual mode. One of the few times I actually had the luxury of time to do so.

I'm quite happy with how they turned out. I shot this from 200 feet away.

I’m quite happy with how they turned out. I shot this from 200 feet away.

Shot this from the VIP hospitality tent at the Maybank (Golf) championship 2016. I was really really far away...probably 300 feet at least,

Shot this from the VIP hospitality tent at the Maybank (Golf) championship 2016. I was really really far away…probably 300 feet at least but as the photo size is big, I managed to crop it closer to the subject.

Absolutely no support for these pics so had to be really steady even though the camera has OIS.

Absolutely no support for these pics so had to be really steady even though the camera has OIS.

Pretty Miko and Wan Li

Pretty Miko and Wan Li

 

And what about video? Well the X-T10 can record full HD video.

Here’s what I shot at the Richard Marx concert using the 50mm – 230mm lens. (Please forgive the shaky hands though.)

 

 

 

Model Name FUJIFILM X-T10
Number of effective pixels 16.3 million pixels
Image sensor 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS II with primary color filter
Total number of pixels: 16.7 million pixels

Sensor Cleaning system
Ultra Sonic Vibration
Storage media SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC (UHS-I) memory card*1
File format
Still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*2, RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
Movie
Movie File Format: MOV
Movie Video Compression: H.264
Audio: Linear PCM Stereo
Number of recorded pixels L: (3:2) 4896 x 3264 / (16:9) 4896 x 2760 / (1:1) 3264 x 3264
M: (3:2) 3456 x 2304 / (16:9) 3456 x 1944 / (1:1) 2304 x 2304
S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664<Motion Panorama>
L: Vertical: 2160 x 9600 / Horizontal: 9600 x 1440
M: Vertical: 2160 x 6400 / Horizontal: 6400 x 1440
Lens mount FUJIFILM X mount
Sensitivity AUTO (Control available up to ISO 6400)
Equivalent to ISO 200 – 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Extended output sensitivity : Equivalent ISO 100, 12800, 25600 and 51200
Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure mode Programmed AE / Shutter Speed priority AE / Aperture priority AE / Manual exposure
Exposure compensation -3.0EV – +3.0EV, 1/3EV step
(movie recording : -2.0EV – +2.0EV)
Image Stabilizer Supported with OIS type lenses
Face Detection Yes
Shutter type Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter speed (Electronic Shutter mode) 1sec. to 1/32000sec. *3
(P mode) 4sec. to 1/4000sec.,
(All other modes) 30sec. to 1/4000sec.,
Time 30sec. to 1/4000sec.,
Bulb (max.60min.),
Synchronized shutter speed for flash : 1/180sec. or slower
Continuous shooting Approx. 8.0 fps (JPEG : max. approx. 8 frames)
Approx. 3.0 fps (JPEG : up to the capacity of the card)

  • * Recordable frame number may vary depending on the type of memory card used.
  • * The frame rate varies with shooting condition and the number of images recorded.
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
Film Simulation Bracketing (Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100% · 200% · 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
White Balance Bracketing (±1, ±2, ±3)
Focus
mode
Single AF / Continuous AF / MF
type
Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF), AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection
Single Point AF : 49 areas on a 7×7 grid (Changeable size of AF frame among 5 types), Zone AF : Selectable with 3×3 / 5×3 / 5×5 areas from 77 areas on an 11×7 grid, Wide/Tracking AF : Automatic selection from 77 areas on an 11×7 grid
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Custom / Color temperature selection (K)
Preset : Fine / Shade / Fluorescent light (Daylight) / Fluorescent light (Warm White) / Fluorescent light (Cool White) / Incandescent light / Underwater
Self-timer 10 sec. / 2 sec. Delay
Interval timer shooting Yes (Setting : Interval, Number of shots, Startinng time)
Flash Manual pop-up flash (Super Intelligent Flash)
Guide number : approx. 5 (ISO100 · m) / approx. 7 (ISO200 · m)
Flash modes Activated when external flash is connected

Red-eye removal OFF
Auto / Forced Flash / Slow Synchro / Suppressed Flash / Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander
Red-eye removal ON
Red-eye Reduction Auto / Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash / Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro / Suppressed Flash / Red-eye Reduction & Rear-curtain Synchro / Commander
  • * Red-eye removal is active when Face Detection is set to ON.
Hot shoe Yes (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)
Viewfinder 0.39-in., approx. 2.360K-dot OLED color viewfinder
Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area : approx. 100%
Eye point : approx. 17.5mm (from the rear end of the camera’s eyepiece)
Diopter adjustment : -4m-1 to +2m-1
Magnification : 0.62x with 50mm lens (35mm format equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to – 1.0m-1
Diagonal angle of view : approx. 30° (Horizontal angle of view : approx. 25°)
Built-in eye sensor
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 920K-dot, Tilt type color LCD monitor (approx. 100% coverage)
Movie recording Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p, Continuous recording : up to approx. 14 min.
HD 1280 x 720 60p / 50p / 30p / 25p / 24p, Continuous recording : up to approx. 27 min.

  • * Use a card with SD Speed Class with class 10 or higher
Photography functions Advanced SR AUTO, Eye detection AF, Face Detection, Interval timer shooting, Auto Red-eye Removal, Select custom setting, Motion panorama, Color space, Setting (Color, Sharpness, D-range, Gradation), Film Simulation, Advanced Filter, Framing guideline, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, Preview depth of focus, Lens Modulatioon Optimizer, Pre-AF, Focus check, Focus Peak Highlight, Digital Split Image™ *4, Electronic level, Multiple exposure, Release priority / Focus priority selection, Fn button setting (RAW, Movie, etc.), ISO AUTO control, Instant AF setting (AF-S/AF-C), Interlock spot AE & Focus area, Selector button setting, AE-L/AF-L button setting, Edit/Save quick menu, Preview exp./WB in manual mode, Shutter Type
Film Simulation mode 11 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)
Dynamic range setting AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
Advanced filter Toy camera / Miniature / Pop color / High-key / Low-key / Dynamic tone / Soft focus / Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)
Playback functions RAW conversion, Image rotate, Auto image rotate, Face Detection, Red-eye reduction, Photobook assist, Erase selected frames, Image search, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Slide show, Mark for upload, Protect, Crop, Resize, Panorama, Favorites
Wireless transmitter
Standard
IEEE 802.11b / g / n (standard wireless protocol)
Access mode
Infrastructure
Wireless function Geotagging, Wireless communication (Image transfer), View & Obtain Images, Remote camera shooting, PC Autosave, instax printer print
Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 Languages, Date/Time, Time difference, Sound & Flash OFF, Quick start Mode, High Performance, Preview exp. in Manual mode, Monitor sunlight mode, EVF Brightness, EVF Color, LCD Brightness, LCD Color, Preview Pic. Effect, DISP. Custom Setting
Terminal
Video output
Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed / micro USB terminal

  • * connectable with Remote Release RR-90 (sold separately)
HDMI output
HDMI Micro connector (Type D)
Others
Microphone / shutter release input: ø2.5mm, stereo mini connector
Power supply NP-W126 Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions 118.4mm (W) x 82.8mm (H) x 40.8mm (D) / 4.7 in. (W) x 3.3in. (H) x 1.6in. (D)
(Minimum Depth : 31.9mm / 1.3 in.)
Weight Approx. 381g / 13.4 oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 331g / 11.7 oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
Operating Temperature 0°C – 40°C (+32°F – +104°F)
Operating Humidity 10 – 80% (no condensation)
Battery life for still images Approx. 350 frames (When XF35mmF1.4 R is set, LCD monitor on) *5
Battery life for movies*5 Consecutive movie recording : approx. 124 min. (Face detection is set to OFF)

  • * Individual movies cannot exceed approx. 14 min. on Full HD mode, and approx. 27 min. on HD mode in length.
Starting up period Approx. 0.5 sec., when High Performance mode set to ON
Approx. 1.0 sec., when High Performance mode set to OFF

  • * Fujifilm research
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-W126
Battery charger BC-W126
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Metal strap clip
Protective cover
Clip attaching tool
Owner’s manual

 

For more info, head over to http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_t10/

 

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