XF10. Yes, its smaller than a X70. The bad news,
it’s just a tad. Maximum 15% “slimmer”. Again, X70
wasn’t that big to begin with. I have been putting it into
my pants’s pocket and I feel nothing. Which is good news.
This new 24MP APS-C compact camera is crafted for
street photographers who wants a small camera in order
to be Mr. Stealth. As we know being stealth is not just
wearing black and having a small black camera. XF10
has 18.5mm focal lenght with a F-stop of F2.8.
The design of this camera is modern, sleek and simple.
If I were to color all the white text on the top plate to black,
it’s really beautiful. Do note XF10 doesn’t house a X-Trans
sensor and that is not a deal breaker for me.
I first had an all black XF10 and as the date draws closer
to the embargo, I was given another XF10 that is champagne
gold with a tan leather handgrip. First impression I didn’t
like it but as time goes by; I like it more. A pretty classy
AF feels about the same as X70. Even if its faster; it’s
insignificant. If street is your thing. XF10 offer snap
shooting feature. Either in two meters or five meters range
option. I do welcome the joystick as part of the control.
There is no aperture ring and thus the control is now operate
via the ring around the shutter button. Technically one
could change the aperture and fire off with just the index
finger. The funtion (FN) button is place in the middle section
of the top plate. I like it; as this will prevent any accidental
activation of what ever setting you have set.
I have only 2 complain about XF10. I wish it had a tilt screen.
I love X70 for this. Perfect for wefie session at parties. The
other is the ON/OFF switch. There are a few occasion that
it accidentally switch on inside my pocket. I don’t know
how but it’s switch on.
As a whole; XF10 is a pretty neat package. With big
capabilities in a pocket-friendly size. Place it in hands
of an able photographer, XF10 could yield great results. I
don’t think XF10 is the successor for X70. Again will there
be a X80? Nobody knows. So XF10 will be best compact
Fujifilm is offering at the moment.
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