I’ve been shooting with the Fuji X-T1 exclusively for the past 3 months. Moving from a larger DSLR to a small, mirrorless system, was much easier than expected. I thought I would miss all my big, heavy lenses. Nope. I thought I would miss the prestige of walking around events with a large, expensive camera. Nope. The only thing that counts when it comes to photography are the images you produce. I guess I’m just not a hipster.
My X-T1 images have been superb. Aside from image quality, the good people at Fuji are doing something no other camera company is doing, listening to their consumers. Their firmware updates are big and bold, adding new autofocus features, coloring, controls and more. They’ve started doing what we all wish the “Big Dog” brands would have done long ago. Instead of making us shell out thousands of dollars on a new body just to get minor upgrades, they provide us with great FREE firmware updates that make us love our cameras even more.
I am sharing all of this with you to let you know what you are getting yourself into with a new Fuji camera. I can highly recommend the X-T1, but if you are looking to start with less cash out of your pocket, the brand new X-T10 is right up your alley. You get a lot of the same features found in its big brother the X-T1, in a smaller, lighter, less expensive package ($799).
What does the X-T10 offer the X-T1 does not?
– Smaller form factor
– Pop-up flash unit
– $400 cheaper (buy new lenses!)
– Screw-mount shutter release (sad my X-T1 doesn’t have this)
– 7 custom function buttons (X-T1 has 6)
What does the X-T1 offer the new X-T10 does not?
– Weather sealing
– 2.63M dot OLED EVF with 0.77x magnification (X-T10 is 0.62x)
– 3-inch 1040k LCD display (X-T10 is 920k)
– Flash sync port
– More options on the camera dials
– Focus assist button
What features are found in both?
– 16MP X-Trans CMOS II Sensor
– EXR Processor II
– Tilting LCD screen
– Magnesium alloy body
– 8 frames per second burst rate
– Realtime Viewfinder
– Built-in WiFi
– Fuji’s great Film Simulation Modes and Advanced Features
– Same battery
In my opinion, the important things to consider here are weather sealing, pop-up flash and cost. If you travel a lot, the weather sealing may be a crucial factor. I truly wish the X-T1 came with a pop-up flash. The one included is fine, but not any better than a pop-up. With both cameras being very similar in controls and identical in image quality, your purchase decision will come down the the details.
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