Fujifilm’s latest advanced compact camera will offer a 24-megapixel APS-C-sized image sensor in a budget-friendly body. Unlike many camera makers who target large-sensor compacts at the $1,000 price range, Fujifilm is bringing the new XF10 to market at $500.
You’ll enjoy a native ISO range of 200-12,800 (expandable from 100-51,200). The XF10 has a built-in 18.5mm f/2.8 lens (equivalent to a 28mm lens) with a digital zoom function to push the equivalent focal length to 35mm and 50mm.
The camera will feature a new Square mode that sets the aspect ratio to an Instagram-friendly 1:1. You can enter into Square mode by sliding your finger up the camera’s 3-inch touch screen. There’s Bluetooth Low Energy as well so the camera can automatically transfer images to a mobile device as you take them.
The XF10 also features a new Snapshot function which will set the focus and aperture to 2m and f/8 or 5m and f/5.6. Fuji has also taken a page from Panasonic with a 4K burst shooting function where the camera records a one second clip (15 frames) of 4K video so you can isolate an 8-megapixel still image.
The XF10 offers 11 film simulation modes and 19 advanced filters, including two new filters. The “Rich & Fine” filter provides brighter and more vivid color at the center of the image, and a slight shadow at the corners. The new Monochrome [NIR] filter simulates a monochrome effect as taken by near-infrared cameras.
Additional features include:
* 4K/15p recording (3840 x 2160)
* Full HD/60p video recording
* 3.9-inch minimum focusing distance
* 6fps continuous shooting for up to 13 JPEGs
* face and eye detect autofocusing
* 1/4000 sec. mechanical shutter; 1/16000 electronic shutter
* built-in flash
* 330 shot battery life.
The XF10 ships in August for $500. It is available for pre-order now.