Flagship Fujifilm X-T1 Camera Encounters Shrink Ray, Emerges As $800 X-T10

Fujifilm has a new flagship interchangeable lens camera to show off. It's the X-T10, the latest edition the X-Series digital camera lineup and successor to the mighty X-T1. Like its predecessor, the X-T10 combines old school design aesthetics with modern photography amenities and is a bona fide photographic workhorse for anyone who needs or desires higher quality shots than what’s possible with their smartphones.

The X-T10 is a smaller, less expensive version of the X-T1, though don't read that to mean cheap. Priced at $800 for the body alone ($900 with XC16-50mm kit lens or $1,100 with XF18-55mm kit lens), casual hobbyists are likely to look in the other direction. It's the budding photographer that Fujifilm is after, along with prosumers on a budget.

Fujifilm X-T10

What buyers get in return for scraping together $800 to $1,100 is a camera boasting Fujifilm's new 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in phase detection autofocus, an EXR Processor II, and compatibility with all Fujinon lenses.

The X-T10 uses Fujifilm's recently overhauled autofocus system. In addition to single-point autofocus, it also features new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes with 77 autofocus points spread across a wider area. This should allow the X-T10 to track and capture moving subjects with relative ease, which can be useful when shooting pets or sports.

Fujifilm X-T10 Back

Other notable features include a 2.36-million dot OLED viewfinder, 3-inch tilting LCD monitor, electronic shutter up to 1/32000 seconds, ISO 100-51200, and Full HD video at 60fps.

The Fujifilm X-T10 will be available in June 2015.