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Fujifilm XF10 announced: a small compact camera with a large sensor



Fujifilm has announced the XF10, a new compact camera with a fixed lens, which will serve as the successor to the X70 from 2016. Like the X70, it combines a 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) f / 2.8 lens with a large APS-C sensor in a small, pocketable body. The XF10 increases resolution to 24 megapixels and is capable of 4K video (albeit at 15 frames per second). There is still a touch screen, but the XF10 now also has the focus point joystick, similar to other Fujifilm cameras. The weight was reduced from 340 g to 280 g.

However, the XF10 is not an easy upgrade to the X70, and older camera owners may miss some features of the newer model. There is no tilt screen, flash-shot or aperture ring on the XF1

0, and the control scheme is completely different. The XF10 uses a PASM dial instead of dedicated controls for each exposure parameter and the rear D-pad has been removed – as with the X-E3, the focus is on touchscreen operation.


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Fujifilm is pushing the new "Square Mode" on the XF10, which allows users to switch screens to switch to a 1: 1 aspect ratio for instagram-enabled recording. The camera also has Bluetooth low energy support for automatic image transfer to a smartphone.

This is not a real camera for X series purists, because Fujifilm seems to put on the existence of a market for premium compact cameras you would use instead of your phone. The XF10 will be available in August for a reasonable price of $ 499.95 and will be available in black or champagne gold.


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