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Fuji X-T10 Images Leak Online, Announcement Coming Soon

By Anthony Thurston on May 8th 2015

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.


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.


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]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Kim Farrelly

    I’m with you on that Stan, typing this looking at my old 35s, both as flat as an over cooked soufflé and I never felt I needed more cowbell, sorry, grip on those. Oddly I did on the 5D3 though!

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  2. Stan Rogers

    There’s too much hand grip for my taste. I still prefer the feel of the flat slabs we had back in the (35mm manual focus SLR/rangefinder) film days to the ubiquitous pistol-style grip of today; the vestigial hump on this thing just interferes with that. The grip makes no sense unless you move the shutter button off of the top plate; it just forces your hand into an awkward position.

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  3. Rob Harris

    Just curious what you don’t like about the X-trans sensor. I have a Fuji X100T, and I love what it produces. Are there major issues of which I am unaware? Thanks.

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    • Jean-Francois Perreault

      I’m guessing it’s the number 16 (MP) he wishes was a bit higher, not X-Trans per se.
      A lot of people would like to see a 24MP sensor from Fuji.

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    • Dave Haynie

      I think more than few people are noticing that other companies have APS cameras up to 28Mpixels, even phone and 1″-sensor cameras are at 20Mpixels, but Fujifilm (as well as all the m43 cameras) have been in kind of a 16Mpixel holding pattern.

      Of course, part of that’s a consideration of whether resolution is really more important than keeping noise in check, which is less of a concern, ironically enough, for higher-end models (outside of specialty cameras like the Canon 5Ds) than for mainstream models like, say, smartphones and P&S cameras.

      The other thing is whether you simply have access to the right technology. Samsung had to make their own sensor to deliver the 28Mpixel APS that’s in the NX1, etc. As well as making the first large BSI sensor… and Samsung has the advantage of being the world’s second-largest semiconductor company. Sony of course has the 24Mpixel sensors used in Nikons and their own Alpha A6000. Last I heard, Fujifilm was dependent on Toshiba as a sensor partner (either fabbing the Fujifilm designs or supplying Toshiba chips). No one’s yet offering a m43 sensor at 24-28Mpixels, but given the smaller sensors at those resolutions, it’s certainly a doable thing… but at what quality?

      But at the least, you’d think Fujifilm could OEM a Sony 24Mpixel sensor with an X-Trans rather than Bayer filter and make everyone happy… as long as the quality was acceptable. The latest results from Nikon suggest it ought to be…

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    • Anthony Thurston

      I have no issue with the X-Trans sensor on its own. Its just going on three years now with the same sensor, and its getting eclipsed in the MP race. It would be nice to see something with more megapixels, up to the 22-24MP range to better compete with the rest of the APs-C market.

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    • Rob Harris

      Thanks for the insights.

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