A source has leaked more photos as well as more details about the upcoming Fujifilm X-T10 camera, which is bound to become official on Monday, May 18, 2015.
Industry watchers are well aware of the fact that Fujifilm is working on a cheaper version of the Fujifilm X-T1. It will be called X-T10 and it will have a design similar to that of its sibling, as seen in the leaked images, although it will not be weathersealed.
After leaking its specs list, the rumor mill has decided to reveal the mirrorless camera’s size and weight details along with better photos to show the Fuji X-T10 from more vantage points.
Newly-leaked Fujifilm X-T10 photos reveal some button placement changes
The latest information about the Fuji X-T10 says that the camera will measure about 118.4 x 82.8 x 40.8mm and will weigh 381 grams. To put things into perspective, the X-T1 measures 129 x 89.8 x 46.7mm and weighs 440 grams with the batteries and memory card included. This means that the X-T10 will be a tad smaller and lighter than the X-T1.
The biggest change in design consists of the top metallic part, which appears to be bigger in the upcoming version. The button placement has been altered, too. The Focus Assist button has been removed completely, while the Fn button has been moved from the top side to the bottom right area of the camera.
Moreover, the top left dial is now a drive mode dial, while in the X-T1 it used to be an ISO dial. Since the X-T10 has a built-in flash, a lever has been added below the drive mode dial to activate the flash.
Finally, the X-T1 has a metering mode lever below the shutter speed dial, but it has been replaced by an Auto/Manual lever in the X-T10. This shows that the weathersealed unit is aimed at professional photographers, while the upcoming unit will be aimed at beginner users.
Fuji X-T10 to feature similar specs as the X-T1
Fujifilm will sell the X-T10 for a price between $700 and $800, according to the rumor mill. The mirrorless camera will feature a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor, built-in WiFi, built-in electronic viewfinder, and a tilting display.
This X-mount unit will also have a 49-point autofocus system, a maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200, a maximum shutter of 1/32000s, a timer, a time-lapse photography mode, and RAW support.
Its release date is unknown, but it is rumored to go on sale before July 2015. Its official announcement event will allegedly occur on May 18, so you should stay tuned to Camyx to see the news as it happens.