Fujifilm X-T10 Review
Body & Design
Like the X-T1, the X-T10 resembles a film-era SLR, complete with a raised area for the viewfinder, located center to the lens. It is certainly not pocketable (unless of course you're still rocking cargo pants), but is about averaged-sized for a mirrorless camera, which is to say, it's slightly larger than an Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, and a bit smaller than a Sony a7 (just to compare it to two similarly-shaped cameras).
Fujifilm surely has an appreciation for what we'd consider the golden age of camera design (though the 80's did usher in some pretty funky-looking cameras, remember the Fuji GA645?), and the X-T10 is no exception. The camera has sleek, angular lines, and an overall elegant look to it. It is highly functional, while still maintaining an overall simplicity in design.
The body has an extremely solid build quality, and it mainly comprises magnesium alloy, with a nicely-textured rubber covering the lower 2/3rds of the front of the camera. The back offers a nicely-sized, also rubber, bump to rest your thumb on. There are a few areas on the back of the camera, specifically around the buttons, that are made of plastic, but textured to match the rubber coating on the front.
Top of camera
The top of the X-T10 offers three dials, the leftmost controls drive mode, which can be set to panorama, double exposure, one of two pre-selected Advanced Filter modes, single shot, continuous low, continuous high, auto bracketing 1 or auto bracketing 2. To the left of the drive mode dial is a small lever that activates the pop-up flash. Give it a push on the flash jumps to life. A standard hotshoe is located in the middle of the pentaprism, right behind the pop-up flash.
The next dial, moving to the right, controls shutter speed, and offers exposures ranging from 1 sec to 1/4000 sec, increasing in full stop increments (though you can apply 1/3 stop fine tuning using the control dials). There is also an Auto shutter speed mode, as well as a Bulb mode and a Time mode option. Time mode (indicated by a 'T') allows user to override the shutter dial altogether, and instead control exposure time a bit more conventionally via the front-facing control dial. This is a handy way to more quickly dial in one's shutter speed, and allows the exposure to be adjust in 1/3 EV increments.
To the right of the shutter speed dial is a small lever that when flipped toward the back of the camera activates the X-T10's fully automated mode - a telling distinction from the X-T1, which has no equivalent means of jumping to full auto. All the way to the right, you'll find the exposure compensation dial, which offers adjustments in 1/3 EV increments up to +3 EV and down to -3 EV. Unlike the X-T1, the X-T10 has no dedicated dial for ISO.
Of course, you will also find the shutter button on top of the camera - the on/off switch is wrapped around it. In a continuing nod to simpler times, the center of the shutter button contains a threading for a cable shutter release. The top of the camera also offers a dedicated video recording button, that can be reprogrammed to a variety of different functions.
In your hand
|The grip on the X-T10 is not as large as the X-T1's. It may feel a bit small in comparison, especially for those with larger hands. However we still found it comfortable and easy to hold.|
The X-T10 is quite comfortable to hold. The back thumbrest protrudes just the right amount and is grippy enough to feel secure. The front grip is also well-sized, making the camera sit comfortably in one's hand. Shooting while holding the camera with a single hand is possible without worry about losing one's grip. Of course Fujifilm also offers an accessory grip should you feel you need more to hold on to.
The X-T10 is essentially the younger sibling of the X-T1 and, as such, shares a very similar layout of buttons and control points. It's worth mentioning that while we found the buttons on the back of the X-T1 to be a bit too flat against the camera body, those same buttons on the X-T10 seems to be slightly more raised, making it easier to access them.
As you'd expect with its smaller form-factor, the X-T10 is lighter than the X-T1 (by about 60 grams). Compared to other recent mirrorles cameras, such as the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, the Fujifilm X-T10 is a very similar in size, but is also lighter. In fact, the X-T10 is much closer in weight to the Sony a6000, another super-light APS-C mirrorless camera, than it is to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II or X-T1, with their weather-sealed build.
|The Fujifilm X-T10 (center) is slightly larger than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II (left), and slightly smaller than the Fujifilm X-T1. It is also significantly lighter than both.|
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