Valhalla, NY—Fujifilm North America Corporation added the Fujifilm X-T10 mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera to its premium X-series camera line, as well as announced the compact Fujinon XF90mm f/2 R LM WR weather-resistant prime lens.
Built for photo enthusiasts, the portable X-T10 offers a 2.36M-dot, real-time OLED electronic viewfinder, a new autofocus system said to focus in 0.06 second, a lag time of 0.005 second, a start-up time and shooting interval of 0.5 second, and a continuous shooting speed of 8 frames per sec (fps).
Employing the latest generation 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in phase-detection autofocus and an EXR processor II, the X-T10 is compatible with all Fujinon lenses. Its autofocus system complements the single-point AF system with new zone and wide/tracking modes, which use 77 AF points across a wider area to improve the camera’s ability to track and capture moving subjects.
Zone mode allows users to choose a 3×3, 3×5 or 5×5 zone from the 77-point AF area. When combined with the AF-C continuous focusing mode, the X-T10 continues tracking a subject in the selected zone. The 3×3 and 3×5 zones at the center offer extra-fast focusing with the use of built-in phase-detection pixels.
In wide/tracking mode, the camera displays the area in focus and tracks the focus area’s subject across the entire 77-point AF area. This makes it possible to maintain focus on a subject that moves vertically, horizontally and back and forth.
Also featured are: a 3-inch, 920K-dot tilting LCD monitor; an auto mode switch lever for selecting the automatic advanced SR auto mode where the camera chooses optimum settings; digital split image and focus highlight peaking; a 1/32,000-sec electronic shutter; ISO settings from 100–25,600, expandable to ISO 51,200; an integrated pop-up flash that uses “super intelligent flash” to automatically adjust light output; classic chrome and 10 other film simulation modes; eight filter functions; eye-detection AF that automatically focuses on human eyes; an auto macro function that activates macro mode while maintaining AF speed; 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 aspect ratios; and interval timer shooting from one second to 24 hours, up to 999 frames.
In addition, the X-T10 records Full HD 1080p video at 60 fps with a bit rate of 36Mbps, as well as frame rates of 50, 30, 25 and 24 fps. Manual focus is available during video recording.
The Fujifilm X-T10 top and base plates are made of lightweight, die-cast magnesium. The top plate features three precision-milled aluminum dials that permit users to adjust the combination of aperture, shutter speed and shooting functions while concentrating on picture taking.
The free Fujifilm Camera Remote application and wireless communication function enable users to remotely shoot images from smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi. Photos also can be sent to the Fujifilm Instax Share printer using the free Instax Share app.
The Fujifilm X-T10 will be available in June 2015 in the following configurations: body only, $799.95; X-T10/XC16–50mm lens kit, $899.95; and X-T10/XF18–55mm lens kit $1,099.95.
New Fujinon XF90mm Fast-Aperture Lens
Fujifilm also announced the compact Fujinon XF90mm f/2 R LM WR weather-resistant, fast-aperture prime lens. Designed to deliver ultrasharp images at all aperture settings, the 137mm-equivalent lens uses an optical construction of 11 elements in 8 groups, including three ED glass elements, to minimize vignetting. For portraiture and sports photography, its seven-blade rounded diaphragm creates attractive bokeh.
Weighing less than 20 ounces, the lens provides a minimum working distance of approximately 24 inches, and its newly developed quad linear motor is said to deliver autofocus in 0.14 second. The new linear motor is engineered to be fast, quiet and accurate. It uses four magnets for higher torque and a high-speed autofocus that helps users to quickly react to subtle changes in a subject’s facial expression.
With its WR-rating, the XF90mm f/2 R LM WR has seven sealing points for weather and dust resistance, and it can work in temperatures down to 14° F.
The Fujinon XF90mm f/2 R LM WR will be available in July 2015 for $949.95. fujifilmusa.com