Unveiled: Fujifilm X-T10 Mirrorless Camera, 90mm f/2 Lens, and New FinePix Colors
Including a new compact X-series body, a fast prime telephoto lens, and new colors for a pair of FinePix, Fujifilm's newest releases expand the breadth of its series while adding some panache to the lineup, as well. The X-T10 is the newest mirrorless camera, and follows the SLR styling of its bigger brother, the X-T1, as well as the inclusion of an X-Trans CMOS sensor, Real Time Viewfinder, and six versatile AF modes. The XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens complements the X-T10's release, and fits into the XF lens lineup as the longest prime currently available. Rounding out this announcement are the white and red colors of the FinePix S9800 and S9900W point-and-shoots, which were officially announced earlier this year.
X-T10 Mirrorless Digital Camera
The highlight of the announcement is the X-T10 mirrorless camera, which takes its place in the X series as the second model to feature the new SLR-inspired design, rather than the rangefinder-styled design of the first X-series cameras. This now-familiar profile makes way for the inclusion of the high-resolution Real Time Viewfinder, which utilizes a 2.36m-dot OLED monitor with 0.62x magnification for bright, clear eye-level viewing along with a 0.05-second lag time and Natural Live View setting for realistic monitoring closer to that of an optical finder.
Among other distinctive design elements of the X-T10 are its slimmed-down profile and modified top panel, which feature three control dials for intuitive managing of exposure and drive modes. For more casual shooting, a new Auto Mode Switch Lever has been included, too, for worry-free shooting that makes use of SR AUTO modes to base exposure settings on recognizable scene types. This new body profile also incorporates a built-in pop-up flash, a hot shoe for using an external flash, and a rear 3.0" 920k-dot tilting LCD that makes working from high and low angles more comfortable.
Beyond the design differences in the X-T10, the camera is also characterized by its vast imaging assets, most notably the 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II. The unique randomized pixel sensor design alleviates the need for a resolution-reducing optical low-pass filter and also contributes to especially pleasing color values and skin tones, as well as reduced noise levels. When combined with the image processor, this pair enables expandable sensitivity from ISO 100 to 51200, 8 fps shooting, or 3 fps shooting for the duration of an entire memory card, and full HD 1080p/60 video recording.
The processor and sensor also avail a sextet of autofocus modes and the Intelligent Hybrid AF system that utilizes both phase- and contrast-detection mechanisms for increased speed, accuracy, and the ability to track moving subjects. Either AF-S (single-shot) or AF-C (continuous) focusing modes are available in combinations, with Single Point, Zone, or Wide/Tracking settings to suit working with various types of subject matter.
Topping off the suite of features of the X-T10 is the inclusion of Fujifilm's Film Simulation modes, which simulate the look of the company’s legacy transparency and negative films; built-in Wi-Fi for remote camera control and wireless image sharing via a smartphone or tablet; and an electronic shutter function that permits using shutter speeds up to 1/32,000-second for recording even the fastest moving subjects.
XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR Lens
In addition to the X-T10, the other new release in the X series is the mid-length telephoto XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens. Taking its place as the longest prime for Fujifilm's mirrorless system, this lens offers a 137mm equivalent focal length along with a fast f/2 maximum aperture for greater control over selective focus and enhanced low-light shooting performance. Three extra-low dispersion elements are incorporated into the lens design to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions, while a Super EBC coating has been applied to suppress lens flare and ghosting.
A new lens technology incorporated into this lens is the Quad Linear Motor, which utilizes four magnets in addition to the linear motor structure for faster, more responsive AF performance with increased torque and quieter operation. Among other design elements, this lens also features seven weather seals to protect against dust, moisture, and color temperatures down to 14°F.
FinePix S9800 and S9900W Digital Cameras
Besides the X-series announcements, Fujifilm has also introduced new colors for some of its most capable long-zoom cameras. In addition to the previously announced black versions of these cameras, the S9800 is now also available in white or red, and the Wi-Fi-enabled S9900W also comes in white or red. Both of these cameras feature 16.2MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensors, expansive 50x Fujinon zoom lenses, electronic viewfinders, and full HD 1080i/60 video recording.
|Fujifilm X-T10 Mirrorless Digital Camera|
|Image Sensor||APS-C X-Trans CMOS II (23.6 x 15.6mm)|
|Maximum Resolution||4896 x 3264|
|Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9, 1:1|
|Still Image File Format||JPEG, RAW (RAF)|
|Card Slot||1x SD slot|
|Viewfinder Type||Real Time Viewfinder EVF; 0.39" 2.36m-dot OLED|
|Diopter Adjustment||-4 to +2 m|
|Shutter Type||Focal plane, electronic|
|Shutter Speed||30 to 1/4000 sec.
1 to 1/32,000 sec. with electronic shutter
|Flash Sync Speed||1/180 sec.|
|Drive Modes||CH, CL, S, Adv.1, Adv.2, Multiple Exposure, Panorama, BKT1, BKT2|
|Top Continuous Shooting Rate||8 fps|
|Self-Timer||10- or 2-sec. delay|
|Exposure Metering System||TTL 256-zone metering|
|Metering Method||Multi, Spot, Average|
|Exposure Modes||Program AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 3 EV in 1/3 steps|
|Exposure Bracketing||+/- 1/3, 2/3, or 1 EV|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, ISO 200-6400, expandable to ISO 100-51200|
|Autofocus System||Intelligent Hybrid AF|
|Number of Focus Points||Contrast-detection: 77 / phase-detection: 15|
|Focus Modes||AF-S or AF-C with Single Point, Zone, or Wide/Tracking settings; manual|
|Built-In Flash||Yes, pop-up with GN 16.4' / 5m at ISO 100|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Forced Flash, Slow Sync, Suppressed, Rear-Curtain Sync, Commander (all available with Red-Eye Removal)|
|External Flash Interface||Hot shoe|
|White Balance Modes||Automatic Scene Recognition, Color Temperature, Custom, Fine, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater|
|White Balance Bracketing||+/- 1, 2, or 3|
|Movie Recording||1920 x 1080p/60, 50, 30, 25, or 24 fps
1280 x 720p/60, 50, 30, 25, or 24 fps
|Audio Recording||In-camera stereo mic|
|Audio File Format||Linear PCM Stereo|
|External Microphone Input||Yes; 2.5mm jack|
|Maximum Recording Time||27 min.|
|Monitor||3.0" 920k-dot tilting LCD|
|Monitor Viewing Angle||Approx. 100%|
|Interface||USB 2.0, micro USB, HDMI micro (Type D), mic/shutter release jack (2.5mm)|
|Wi-Fi||IEEE 802.11b/g/n, infrastructure|
|Power Source||NP-W126 rechargeable lithium-ion battery|
|Battery Life||Approx. 350 frames per charge|
|Operating Environment||Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
|Dimensions||4.7 x 3.3 x 1.6" / 118.4 x 82.8 x 40.8mm|
|Weight||13.4 oz / 381 g with battery and memory card|
|XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR Lens|
|Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)||90mm (137mm equivalent)|
|Angle of View||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Minimum Focusing Distance||2' / 60cm|
|Autofocus Motor||Quad Linear Motor|
|Weather Resistant||Yes; 7 weather seals|
|Lens Construction||11 elements in 8 groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, rounded|
|Filter Ring Diameter||62mm|
|Dimensions||ø75.0mm x 105mm|
|Weight||1.2 lb / 540 g|