The first image of Fuji’s rumored X-T10 has leaked online, and while there is a resemblance to the X-T1, it’s a very different beast.

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The above image, which was first published on Fuji Rumors, is believed to be an image of the silver version of the upcoming X-T10. There will also be a black version (see below) of the camera.

As you can see in the image, it is more square than the X-T1. It looks very much like an old Fujica ST901 film SLR, so maybe this is another case of Fuji looking to the past for inspiration on their new bodies.

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Overall, I like it the more that I look at it. I was not a huge fan at first, but even in just the short time it has taken me to write up this post, I have warmed to the design more. It’s similar enough to the X-T1 to make the X-T10 name agreeable, yet different enough they shouldn’t get confused.

The other notable aspect is the absence of much of a hand grip. It’s nowhere near the size of the one on the X-T1 that people complained about being too small. So this is an interesting design choice from Fuji.

The X-T10 is expected to be announced on May 18th, and will feature the same 16MP X-Trans sensor that we have seen for several¬†years now. This very well could be the last Fuji camera released with that sensor – let’s hope so.

What are your thoughts on the X-T10 design? Are you ok with the no grip decision? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[Via Fuji Rumors]