Test: Fujifilm X T1 quickly became a very popular camera among the different types of users, it is fast, weather sealed and gives good images. Now comes the less and lighter version X-T10, which has similar specifications, but in a slimmer package.
Fujifilm has made a successful bet on its X-range and many photographers, both professionals and amateurs, has quickly become the ones in the system. And it’s not so hard to understand really.
They have a distinctive design with a classic look, smart features, and most of all they deliver good images. Last year (and earlier in the year) launched several lenses that have made the series even more complete, then the lack of lens can be an obstacle for many daring to invest in a new system. Lenses have also received good reviews, which makes the whole system feels like a safe bet to put their hard-earned money on.
Shrunken size – the same performance
But then what is the thing with the new X-T10? Well, in general terms, one can say that it is a X-T1 which pulled down on size but kept much of the interesting performance. But for the new X-T1-owners not to draw the smile in the wrong direction and become sour to their fine new camera became out of date so quickly so it is so clearly some differences. Among other things, this is not the X-T10 as sturdy as big brother, weather seal is missing, but the base and top plate are in magnesium, which still makes the camera quite durable.
Another thing that is a little bit noisy display of Fujifilm, XT-10 has seemingly a similar screen as X-T1, for folding and equal. However, it does not have the same resolution as the more expensive camera. In the control path has X-T10 got a steering wheel for the choice of the burst, panorama and other speciellägen where X-T1 has an adjustment knob for the ISO sensitivity. X-T10 has also lost direct button to turn on the wifi. On the other hand, any of the other function buttons are programmed so that wifi still becomes accessible at the touch of a button, so no danger on the roof, it is not for the wifi crazy.
Moreover can also virtually all buttons that don’t have specific functions, programmed to provide the user with the layout he or she wishes. In total there are seven programmable buttons.
Since both the processor and the sensor is the same in X-T10 as in X-T1 to get with a lot of prompting from the more expensive camera. Among other things, the same eight frames per second in burst shooting, but also the fast focus that now also has received two new modes (which was presented in a software upgrade to X-T1 for a while). More about these two modes later.
Something that is impressive quickly in many of the Fujifilm X cameras is the electronic viewfinder. It has extremely short lag, that card that you can completely ignore it and the viewfinder feels really right analog if you’re going to be honest, with the advantage that you can see how all the exposure adjustments affect the image, or the effect of different filter if you wish.
As well as on X-T1 has two X-T10 features on the shutter speed dial and the shooting mode dial. Or not the two functions, but there are two controls: in the bottom wheel sits a small lever. On the shutter speed dial gives lever the opportunity to knock over your camera in a completely automatic mode, for those who do not want to get involved with exposure values yourself. On the shooting mode dial sits a lever, flip up the built-in Flash when needed. There are double-entry wheel on the camera is really cool, it like many photographers. On the other hand, had been able to use them a little extra, for when slutarratten is in automatic mode, it has spin on input wheel at the front (if you set it to) is not any function. It would have been nice if it then went over to something else.
The same criticism when I tested X-T1, and actually, it’s not such a big deal on X-T10, it felt more distressing on the slightly more expensive and crispier camera. However, one thing that is cool is that both input wheels also serve as buttons. These can be programmed, pressing the wheels can then make different adjustments. Really good. Unfortunately it contributes little to the wheels do not seem as robust as they would otherwise have done. But can you live with when you get the double features, I think.
The viewfinder in X-T1 is something extra, it has several features that are really nice. This is also a place where you saved the download a bit on spending in X-T10. The viewfinder is slightly smaller (0.39 inch versus 1/2 in. X T1), but has the same resolution so there is nothing wrong with it, but it’s not quite as luxurious as that of the more expensive camera. Although it lacks some of the X-T1ans-features so have the viewfinder in X-T10 a couple of Nice opportunities. Among other things, you can choose if you wish to use the viewfinder, just the screen, viewfinder with turned on eye sensor or viewfinder and screen in combination with eye sensor.
If you want to save as much as possible to the battery, choose one course to just use the viewfinder in combination with eye sensor. It should be mentioned also that the eye sensor has a great sensitivity, not excessively impressionable and sluggish. Incorrectly set eye sensors are right hard so it might be a small detail in the whole, but once the shooting and such a thing does not work as you wish, it is quite annoying. For example, experienced eye sensor with Sony A7 II as sensitive, which meant that it turned off the screen at the wrong times.
As in previous Fujifilm cameras are the wireless features are not quite on a par with the rest of the camera. It’s a bit cumbersome to pair the camera and smartphone, or rather, it is rather cumbersome. This is for example the Nikon or Olympus very much smoother. Fujifilm has a to everything else so well in their X- series cameras it would be great if they got the order of the wireless convenience as well. It is an important part of the cameras today, in all cases the cameras in this class, which is aimed at beginners and those who come a little bit on the way.
X-T10 has, of course, as mentioned earlier a same sensor as in X-T1, which in turn had the same sensor as the X-E2.This means that the images coming out of X-T10 is really nice, the manage colors good and has a nice dynamic range. With the help of the various film simulations can also bring out different characters that are suitable for different types of images. If you do not shoot in raw form so clearly.
If you want to film so do best to keep themselves in 30 p mode. If you go down to 60 p so it looks not as fun, but 30 p mode looks really nice out.
Do you like gatufoto, this is really a camera for you. If you choose the all-black color scheme and combines with, for example, 27 mm f/2.8 so you get a really smooth combo that gives really nice pictures directly from the camera.
In addition, you can choose if you want to use any of the Fujifilm finished video simulations to round out your image files directly. In many respects it is a X-T1 fixed in a smaller and more convenient format. It is a cheaper but still very good step into the Fujifilm X-system for those who do not want to go loose on a X-T1 at once.
Compared with other competitors like the Nikon 1 J5 or any micro four thirds camera so here’s a larger sensor, which is always nice. Also, if you don’t need weather seal so there is not so huge reasons to choose the more expensive camera.