Capitalizing on everybody’s soft spot for “mini-me” products at lower prices, Fujifilm is releasing a scaled down version of its flagship X-T1 shooter. The soon-to-be-released X-T10 is a mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera that will feature fewer advanced controls and a smaller body, but the same powerful innards of its parent cam – including a 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II. To sweeten the deal and make it an even more irresistible buy, it’ll be considerably cheaper and also compatible with Fujinon lenses.
The X-T10’s sensor will include built-in phase detection autofocus. Less experienced photographers will likely appreciate its pop-up flash and compact body. It is capable of burst mode shooting at 8 fps and includes Fujifilm’s recently improved autofocus system, which ensures superior low-light performance and makes it easier to photograph moving objects.
Set for release in June, the stripped down body-only version of the X-T10 will reportedly retail for $800. An additional $100 will fetch the bonus XC16-50mm lens kit. Adventurous photographers should note that unlike the X-T1, the X-T10 has no weather sealing and may not be ideal for harsh or rugged environments.