Fujifilm X-T10 📸

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I’ve really enjoyed taking smartphone photos for some time, but more and more I felt the quality limiting. Despite what the impressive marketing says, you just can’t get the same quality of photo and depth with a smartphone camera that you can with even a low-end DSLR.

So, after poking my head into the endless rabbit hole that is photography gear, specs, reviews, and websites, I decided to pick up the Fujifilm X-T10.

The Fuji X-T10 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. I went and back and forth between getting a DSLR and MILC many times, but ultimately decided to go mirrorless because I wanted something compact that I could take with me everywhere. I knew if it was a chore to carry around a big camera, it’d just sit around gathering dust most of the time.

The silver version has a beautiful retro body, and is extremely solid. It’s got a very nice weight to it. The dials are heavy and firm, and extremely well-built. The shutter button feels substantial and satisfying when you press it down.

 

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The camera UI is… well, it reminds me of a DVD player or digital synthesizer. It’s functional, but not very intuitive.

 

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But that can be forgiven because the camera itself is such a pleasure to use. Like many reviews say, it rewards you for exploring, and it’s fun to play around with different settings to see what happens.

 

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And you never have to worry, because it has an idiot-proof AUTO mode that essentially turns the camera into a standard point-and-shooter.

 

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All these shots were taken with the 16-50mm kit lens included with the camera. They were exported from the camera with no post-processing.

 

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Fujifilm cameras are renowned for their dynamic range and stunning colours. Reds and oranges really “pop”.

 

If you take a lot of smartphone photos and want to take it up a notch, the X-T10 is a great step into the world of professional cameras.