Fujifilm Debuts X-T10 with an Eye Toward Autofocus

May 18, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

Fujifilm pulled back the curtain on a new X-series camera, the X-T10, promising a speedier autofocus system in a body that won’t break the bank.

The X-T10 boasts a 16.3-megapixel APS-C-sized X-Trans CMOS sensor that uses phase detection AF sensors to deliver rapid focusing in low light environments. New Zone and Wide/Tracking AF modes access 77 AF points to keep a bead on a moving subject. In Zone mode, you can select a 3×3, 3×5 or 5×5 zone and have the camera track subjects in that area. When the 3×3 and 3×5 zones are in the center, Fuji promises faster AF via phase detection. 

If you set the AF mode to Wide/Tracking, the camera uses all of the 77 AF points to keep moving subjects in focus as they dart across the frame. AF speeds can hit .06 seconds with similarly brisk shutter lag of .005 seconds and a shooting interval of .5 seconds.

You’ll find a 3-inch tilting LCD monitor plus a 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder with a magnification of .62x. You can preview picture effects in the viewfinder as well.

The T10 offers a native ISO range of 200-6400 with extension options up to 51,200 or down to ISO 100. Continuous shooting clocks in at 8 fps.

Video can be captured at 1920x1080p60 with a bit rate up to 36Mbps. You’ll also have the option to select 50, 30, 25 or 24fps frame rates. You can focus manually during video.

Rounding out the T10’s feature list:

* built-in pop-up flash

* Wi-Fi for remote control via a smartphone

* focus peaking

* electronic shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 sec

* Fuji’s film simulation modes

* eye detection AF for detecting and focusing on human eyes

* interval timer between one second and 24 hours for up to 999 frames.

The X-T10 ships in June for a body-only price of $800. A kit including the XC16-50mm lens will cost $900 while a kit with the XF18-55mm will set you back $1,100.

Joining the X-T10 in June will be a new lens: the Fujinon XF90mm f/2 LM WR (137mm equivalent). Weighing in under 20 ounces, the lens features a new Quad Linear Motor for quick AF as fast as .14 seconds, according to Fuji. It’s weather and dust resistant with seven sealing points and has a minimum working distance of 24 inches. It will cost $950.