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