After introducing a great number of innovations this January, the most important of which are the Fuji X-A2 and the Fuji XQ2, Fujifilm further expands its X series by bringing another new interchangeable lens camera, and it introduces a new lens as well. The innovations in question are Fuji X-T10 and Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR.
The Fuji X-T10 represents a smaller, more compact version of the revolutionary Fuji X-T1, and thanks to its beginner-friendly Auto mode, the X-T10 is particularly suitable for novices. Like its predecessor, the new Fuji MILC camera is equipped with a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans sensor and an EXR II image processor, which bring images of superb quality. What the Fuji X-T10 proudly boasts is its new 77-point autofocus system, whose Tracking mode tracks the subject no matter if it moves vertically, horizontally, back, or forth. Another important feature worth praising is the X-T10's 8 fps continuous shooting speed. Speed is one of the greatest virtues of this camera, which is further supported by the fact that its start-up time is 0.5 seconds, while the shutter time lag totals only 0.005 seconds - no more missed moments!
The mirrorless Fuji X-T10 is packed in a compact and lightweight housing, with the top and base panels made of die-cast magnesium, it is compatible with all current Fujinon lenses, while capturing subjects is accomplished via a tilting 3" 920,000-dot LCD screen, or via an electronic OLED Real Time viewfinder with 2,360,000 dots and 0.62x magnification. The X-T10 also offers front and rear control dials, made of aluminum, as well as an Auto mode on/off switch, built-in flash and Wi-Fi.
As for the Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens, which was announced at this year's CP+ show in Japan, it is designed for Fuji APS-C bodies, and it features 137mm equivalent focal length in 35mm format. It consists of 11 elements in 8 groups (3 of which are ED glass ones), and they minimize vignetting, while its rounded diaphragm brings rich bokeh - ideal for shooting portraits and sporting events. Despite its large maximum aperture, this lens is compact and very light - only 540 grams. It is equipped with a newly-developed Quad Linear Motor, which delivers accurate, but also fast autofocus (only 0.14 seconds). The label WR stand for the fact that this lens is resistant to weather elements and dust (it features 7 sealing points), and it can be used down to -10°C.
The Fuji X-T10 will come up for sale next month (in all-black or black-and-silver), and it will be available in three versions:
- body only, $799.95;
- with the Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II lens - $899.95;
- with the Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens - $1099.95.
The Fujinon XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR will come onto the market in July, and its price will be $949.95.