Fujifilm X-T10 Review: Superior AF in Dim Light than Sony A6000

Jordan Steele on Admiring Light posted his Fujifilm X-T10 review, including Construction and Handling, Operation and Controls, Viewfinder, Rear Screen, Autofocus and Performance. He said the Fujifilm X-T10 is about 90% of an X-T1 for 61% of the price: The X-T10 retails for only $799, body only: a full $500 less than the X-T1. And the Fujifilm X-T10 mirrorless camera has superior AF at locking focus in dim light in single shot situations.

To be honest, the X-T10 is about 90% of an X-T1 for 61% of the price. It’s got the same image quality, the same feature set, the same autofocus capabilities (with X-T1 firmware 4.0), a similar look, similar controls and so on. For most shooters, the X-T10 is plenty of camera and makes a lot of sense. I think the X-T10 slides ahead of the X-E2 for the role of second fiddle in the Fuji lineup, and it makes the X-E2 frankly hard to recommend at this point unless you really much prefer the rangefinder styling. The X-T1 still has desirable upgrades over the X-T10: it’s weathersealed, has an ISO dial, a much larger viewfinder, better ergonomics and a far deeper buffer for burst shooting, but those differences aside, they two X-T cameras are remarkably similar.

Compared to the competition, the X-T10 puts up a nice fight too. The closest competitor is, of course, Sony’s outstanding a6000, which is selling for a few hundred dollars cheaper and has a higher resolution sensor, a bigger viewfinder, a smaller profile, a much deeper buffer, faster frames per second shooting and a more comfortable grip. On paper, it’s a step up. However, in use, it’s a much closer race. I prefer the controls and general operation of the X-T10, and I feel the JPEG output and color response is superior. The Fuji RAW files can also be pushed far harder in the shadows than those of the a6000 and still hold up. Surprisingly, I actually think the X-T10 has better autofocus. The a6000 has better tracking over more of the frame, and it’s the better sports camera due to the deeper buffer, but the X-T10 tracks just as well in the central zone and is superior at locking focus in dim light in single shot situations.

In any case, the X-T10 is a strong entry and a very complete mirrorless camera. It’s a perfect companion as a backup body for those shooting with an X-T1, and it’s a great entry for people who want to shoot those great Fuji lenses but don’t want to shell out top of the line money for a near top of the line body. It’s an excellent effort from Fuji.

Read the full Fujifilm X-T10 Review at Admiring Light.

Store links:

Fujifilm X-T10: $799.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama | eBay

Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR Lens: $949.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama | eBay

Fujifilm X-T1: $1,148.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama