Fujifilm has launched the X-S10, the latest in its extensive range of APS-C cameras. The X-S10 is aimed at those who currently own a DSLR and are looking to move to mirrorless for the first time.
The X-S10 is a bit of departure from the current crop of mirrorless bodies, all of which feature extensive manual control dials and a retro look. The design of the X-S10 is meant to appeal to DSLR owners, hence the new deeper grip.
Some of the dedicated control dials on top have been replaced with customizable blank dials. The design is smaller and lighter than X-T4 and features a magnesium allow front and top plate for rigidity and heat dissipation, although the X-S10 isn't weather sealed.
The X-S10 has the same 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS sensor and X-Processor 4 image processor from the premium X-T4. The built-in image stabilization system has been made 30% smaller to fit inside the X-S10's smaller body. Despite that, the system is still capable of around 6-stops of stabilization with both stabilized and unstabilized Fujinon lenses.
The X-S10 features the same fast autofocus system as the X-T4 with 2.16 million phase detection pixels. It features subject tracking with face and eye detection. The camera is capable of 8fps burst mode with the mechanical shutter and 30fps with the electronic shutter.
The video features have been scaled back a bit on the X-S10. It can do 4K at 30fps but not 60fps, although the video is still downsampled from a 6K image. It can only do 8-bit 4:2:0 internally but can do 10-bit 4:2:2 externally through the HDMI. 1080p video can be recorded up to 240fps.
The X-S10 has a fully articulating 3-inch LCD touchscreen with 1.04 million dots while the OLED EVF has 2.36 million dots with a 0.62x magnification and 100fps refresh rate, same as the X-T30.
The X-S10 features all of Fujifilm's film simulation modes when shooting in JPEG, including ETERNA Bleach Bypass. The X-S10 also includes a new Auto mode that automatically selects a film simulation mode based on the subject but you can still manually select if you like.
The Fujifilm X-S10 will be available November in black. It will be available in three options, $1000 for body-only, $1400 with the XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R lens kit, and $1500 with the XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR lens kit.
They don’t, 26mega pixels takes more processing than 12 mega pixels. They do limit recording time to avoid being classed as a video camera which attracts different tariffs
But that 4k will look worse than this cameras 2k.
Why do they purposely cripple these cameras? The image quality is probably great, but a modern smartphone can do 4k 60 or 120 fps no problem while this can't.