FUJIFILM Unveils Portable X-S10 Mirrorless and Updated XF 10-24mm f/4 Lens10/13/2020
FUJIFILM's new X-S10 mirrorless digital camera packs an impressive set of features for hybrid photo and video creators into a lightweight yet ergonomic body. An APS-C format 26.1MP BSI sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, and the ability to record 4K video all set in a body 30% lighter than past X-series cameras make this camera an excellent choice for on-the-go creatives. It is also available kitted with a 16-80mm or 18-55mm lens. Accompanying the X-S10 is the updated XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR lens, which now features dust and weather sealing, an additional stop of image stabilization, and an updated aperture ring.
The X-S10 uses a 26.1MP BSI X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor to create the kind of high resolution and color-accurate images for which FUJIFILM cameras have become known. Its quad-core X-Processor 4 CPU enables the X-S10 to achieve focus in less than 0.02 seconds and shoot continuously at up to 20 fps. Responsive Tracking, Face, and Eye-Detection autofocus take the onus of keeping your subject in focus off your shoulders. For scenarios that require immediate action, the X-S10 also includes an updated Auto/Scene Positioning mode for fast and intuitive capture. Finally, a working sensitivity range of ISO 160-12800, expandable to ISO 80-51200, equips the X-S10 to tackle a variety of lighting environments.
Optimized for handheld shooting, the X-S10 incorporates a noticeably deep grip into its build for confident handling with various lens sizes. This is complemented by 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS), which provides up to 6 stops of compensation so you can shoot at lower than usual shutter speeds or attach long lenses without worry. For ultimate stability, combine it with any of FUJIFILM's OIS system lenses for even greater stabilization benefits. A final level of protection is provided by a mechanical shock absorber, which prevents vibrations from the camera's shutter from affecting images.
The X-S10 follows the trend of hybrid mirrorless cameras designed for today's generation of still and video creators and includes a 180-degree vari-angle touchscreen LCD that makes it easy to monitor capture and make adjustments from behind or in front of the camera. The X-S10 offers DCI/UHD 4K recording up to 30p as well as Full HD recording up to 240p for super-slow motion applications, and a micro-HDMI port allows external 4:2:2 10-bit color using an optional recorder. Additionally, 4-axis digital image stabilization is also applicable to video capture to minimize shake during handheld use.
Following in the tradition of past FUJIFILM mirrorless cameras, the X-S10 incorporates 18 film simulation modes for analog converts. New with this camera is the ETERNA Bleach Bypass simulation, a desaturated, high-contrast look perfect for creative applications.
Alongside the X-S10 camera is the freshly updated XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR lens, a fast zoom with a 15-36mm equivalent focal length range that is perfect for landscape, architectural, street, and other wide-angle applications. While maintaining the same optical design that made this lens popular upon its first release, the new version adds dust and weather sealing so you can use it in less-than-ideal conditions without fear. The updated version also offers improved stability in the form of an additional stop of stabilization, making it capable of 3.5 stops of vibration reduction. An aperture lock has also been added, and the aperture and focusing rings have been reduced in size.
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