Next month will see the arrival of the latest addition Fujifilm’s X Series cameras, the X-S10, along with a new XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR zoom lens.
Angled view of the new Fujifilm X-S10 camera with the XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)
The new mid-range camera packs many of the features of the X-T4 into a more compact body. It boasts a 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, X-Processor 4 and introduces a new in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) mechanism that is approximately 30% smaller in volume and weight than the previous model. Despite weighing only 450 grams, the X-S10 delivers up to six stops of five-axis stabilisation and is in its class to use a motion sensor retention mechanism, a mechanical shock absorber that quells vibrations caused by the shutter unit. The X-S10 can record 4K/30p 4:2:2 10-bit video and high-speed full-HD video at 240 fps. It also supports recording of 4K/30p 4:2:0 8-bit video on an SD card, and output of 4K/30p 4:2:2 10-bit video via the HDMI port. With a dedicated movie-recording button on its top-plate, X-S10 lets users start a recording while capturing still images.
The X-S10 has a vari-angle LCD monitor that can rotate up to 180 degrees and an OLED EVF with a resolution of 2,360,000 dots. The viewfinder’s Live View function has three Boost modes: Low Light Priority, Resolution Priority and Frame Rate Priority. The X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor’s 2.16 million phase detection pixels and X-Processor 4’s computing power combine to provide fast and accurate autofocusing with lock-on times as brief as 0.02 seconds and in some cases, even at -7.0 EV. High-precision tracking AF is available for moving subjects, along with face and eye AF. Blackout-free high-speed burst shooting at 8 fps is supported with the mechanical shutter and 30 fps with the electronic shutter.
The X-S10 features 18 Film Simulation modes, including ETERNA Bleach Bypass and also offers an updated AUTO / SP (Scene Position) mode that automatically adjusts camera settings to match the scene. The new camera body features a magnesium-alloy front and top-plate to keep the body rigid and robust plus a large, ergonomic magnesium-alloy grip that enables longer lenses to be used. It is scheduled to go on sale in mid-November at an RRP of AU$1749 for the body alone, AU$1899 for the body plus Fujinon XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens or AU$2649 with the Fujinon XF16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens.
Side view of the new Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)
The new Fujinon XF10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR lens is the 36th interchangeable lens designed for FUJIFILM’s X Series digital camera system and a weather-resistant update to a previous model. Covering focal lengths equivalent to 15-36mm in 35mm format, it also gains a new f-stop scale on its aperture ring plus an Auto-position lock. The internal structure has also been redesigned to make the focus and zoom rings slimmer, which reduces the lens’ overall weight by 25 grams. Optical IS has also been improved by one stop, bringing it up to 3.5 stops. It will be available in late November at an RRP of AU$1749.
Click here to visit Fujifilm’s Australian website for full details of the new products.