A pocket-size compact Fujifilm XF10, announced in the last few days, should satisfy more advanced photography amateurs, but not only.
XF10 in short: the lens with the equivalence of 28mm and the light of f/2.8, the 24-Mp APS-C sensor, the 91-point AF and a fashionable design, which is so appreciated these days.
The camera is equipped with the 24.2Mp APS-C sensor with a conventional primary color filter (Bayer filter). There is no information which generation an "advanced image procesor” will belong to, but we can assume that it’s going to be EXR Processor II.
1). Fujifilm XF10
XT10 has a built-in Fujinon 18.5mm f/2.8 lens with the equivalence of 28mm. The photographers willing to reduce the focal length will have an "electronic teleconverter" at their disposal, thanks to which they will be able to narrow the field of vision to 35 or 50mm.
We don't know the details of the XT10 lens' construction, but it seems that it will be similar to the one used in the X70 model, which involved 7 elements placed in 5 groups, including 2 aspheric lenses.
2). Fujifilm XF10
We will be able to save photographs in RAW or JPEG formats, with the maximum speed of 6f/s. The ISO range is 200-12800 and this parameter can be extended to ISO 100 - 51200. The camera is equipped with the 91 - point phase-detection AF.
It will be possible to record videos in 4K with the use of XF10, but only with the speed of 15f/s. In order to record a video with satisfactory smoothness, we will have to resign from 4K and use Full HD (59.94p / 50p / 24p / 23.98p) instead.
3). Fujifilm XF10
At the back of the camera, there is a 3'' LCD touch screen, with the resolution of 1 040 000 points. Unfortunately, it cannot be rotated. The screen is equipped with the option of gesture recognition, with the use of which we will be able to activate the camera's functions. At the back of XF10, we will not find a classic, 4-direction selector nor many dedicated buttons which we could expect. Still, there is an AF joystick, which, apart from enabling the choice of the focus point, will also facilitate menu navigation.
4). Fujifilm XF10
The upper part of the camera is a bit more classic. There we will find the PASM knob with an improved SR+ automated mode as well as a separate exposition knob and a function button.
It is worth mentioning a 1:1 photography function, which is aimed at pleasing Instagram lovers. New Fujifilm is equipped with Bluetooth, thanks to which we will be able to transfer files to other devices. The process will be facilitated by Fujifilm Camera Remote application. XF10 also offers 11 film simulation modes and 19 filters, including two new ones: 'Rich & Fine' and 'Monochrome' [NIR].
5). Fujifilm XF10
The camera has been designed in the retro style. Its housing is angular, with a slightly rounded handle covered with leatherette. We will have only 2 colors to choose from: black and champagne. The dimensions of XT10 are 113 x 64 x 41 mm and it weighs 279 g so it’s a light and small device – perfect to put in a holiday backpack.
Fujifilm XF10 will appear on sale in August and it will cost $500.