Fujifilm has announced the XF10 camera with the APS-C sensor and high-speed wide-angle lens. This is a compact camera uses a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor with a primary color filter same as the Fujifilm X-100 mirrorless camera.
The Fujifilm XF10 equipped with an 18.5mm Fujinon lens that has a f/2.8 aperture and works with a Digital Tele-Converter function that lets users select focal lengths of 35mm or 50mm (35mm equivalent focal length).
It is a simplified version of the Fujifilm X70 with a higher resolution. The XF10 has a PASM dial mode and a shutter speed adjustment, as in X70. The camera did not get a dedicated focus mode switch and a touch-supported LCD display. A preloaded ‘Square Mode’ is also available to enable shooting in a square format with a 1:1 aspect ratio.
Like the Fujifilm X-E3, the new XF10 has a joystick to select the AF point on the rear panel. There is no four-way controller. The sad thing is that the XF10 uses a previous generation processor, which means that although the specification specifies a 4K video capability, XF10 can only shoot at 15 frames per second. It also has a dedicated Multi-Focus Mode that is touted to automatically synthesize consecutively shot images while changing the area of focus with 4K resolution. Also, an out-of-date processor will not be able to provide a fast response from the camera. The work of the device can be slow by modern standards. Also upsetting is that the old NP-95 battery is used in the camera that is claimed to deliver power for as many as 330 still frames.
Fujifilm XF10 compact camera weighs 280 grams and includes a touch-supported LCD panel and the company offered its proprietary color reproduction technology. The new model doesn’t include a tilt screen, flash hot-shoe, or an aperture ring that was featured on the X70. Instead, there are 11 variations of Film Simulation Modes and 19 variations of Advanced Filters, including the newly added ‘Rich & Fine’ and ‘Monochrome (NIR)’.
The camera comes as the successor to the Fujifilm X70 that was launched in 2016 with a 16-megapixel APS-C X-Trans II sensor along with an 18.5mm prime lens with a f/2.8 aperture. Fujifilm XF10 price in USA has been set at $499.99 and is already up for pre-order via Amazon.