FUJIFILM X-T10 / SHOOTING REPORT
Fujifilm's X series is highly rated for its excellent operability and image quality. The X-T10 inherits the DNA of the SLR style of the X-T1 featuring the high-definition quick-response EVF located in line with the camera's optical axis. When this style was introduced with the X-T1, it stood out among other X cameras with a rangefinder style. But now, it has become more established with the X-T10 which is easier to handle. It takes all high-performance X lenses and focuses briskly with the "Intelligent Hybrid AF." In addition, it's easy to operate thanks to the user-friendly functions such as the "Advanced SR Auto." Of course, the image quality is equally as high as the X-T1.
( Photography : Z II / Text : 4beats )
Thanks to the 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor and the EXR Processor II inherited from the X-T1, the X-T10 captured so much information even reflecting the temperature and humidity of the changing air between rainy and sunny weather. And just like other X cameras, the dials on the top cover offer instant camera control.
Focusing on the cock of the faucet, I shot under to hold the highlight. The small curved metal part reflecting a compressed image of the surroundings demonstrates the high image quality of the X series.
One of the appeals of the X-series is the unique "Film Simulation." This shot was taken with the "VELVIA/Vivid" mode which successfully reproduced the wet leaves and floor with vivid color tones. With film cameras, we couldn't switch films until we finish the roll loaded in the camera. With a digital camera made by a film manufacturer, we can.
The sensor safely captures the sunshine passing through the backlit-resistant lens. The result is amazing as expected. I shot with the "VELVIA/Vivid" mode to reproduce the rich sky tone.
The smooth rendition isn't affected whether you shoot a torrent or a calm water surface, and the two images have a wonderful depth. The torrent was shot with ISO1600. Any problem?
The "Intelligent Hybrid AF" combining a phase-detection AF and a contrast AF instantly focuses on subjects accurately. Even though I raised the sensitivity to ISO3200, the reproduction of the hairs, skin, and clothes is simply fascinating. So, you can raise the sensitivity confidently in lowlight condition.
The light-footed "X"
The X-T10 is absolutely a dependable camera because it inherited almost everything from the X-T10. So, how is it different from the X-T1? I'd say the X-T10 is the light-footed version of the X-T1. With a new small lever around the shutter speed dial, you can instantly activate the "Advanced SR Auto," which is literally a full auto mode recognizing the scene automatically. So, you can deal with sudden shooting chances quickly. Bevause the body is smaller and lighter than the X-T1, this is a great camera for everyday shooting. In addition, it has a built-in flash inside the EVF cover and it pops up with a switch lever. What a convenience! In short, the X-T10 is the friendlier and lighter version of the high-end X-T1.
This SLR-style camera with an EVF is a great sub camera for existing X camera users and a soild main camera for someone who starts using the X system. And, it will shoot just about anything.
( 21.12.2015 )