People who are serious about photography, and are dedicated to mirrorless camera – more specifically, Fujifilm’s mirrorless camera – tend to get confused in choosing between Fujifilm X-T10 and Fujifilm X-T1. They are not sure whether they should save some money with Fujifilm X-T10, or make the brave jump by going all the way with Fujifilm X-T1. While the two models can be similar in many things, the price increment from Fujifilm X-T10 to Fujifilm X-T1 is quite significant. Are you facing the same question right now? Are you uncertain whether you should buy Fujifilm X-T10 or Fujifilm X-T1? Don’t worry, buddy! We are going to discuss the differences between the two models so that you can determine which one holds the better value for your needs!
Nevertheless, both models are armed with the same sensor, processor, frame rate (8fps), maximum mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s), also similar autofocus features, low light performance, and battery life. Thus, the two are actually sharing quite a lot of similarities. The two can produce equally excellent results. If you have enough experience, you can easily make photos out of Fujifilm X-T10 comparable to the ones made by Fujifilm X-T1. Take a look: Fujifilm X-T10 vs X-E2.
However, Fujifilm X-T1 is armed with more convenience features than Fujifilm X-T10.
– First, if you choose Fujifilm for dial controls, be careful with Fujifilm X-T10 because the camera lacks several dial controls. Fujifilm X-T10 does not have ISO and Exposure Mode dials, while Fujifilm X-T1 has those features. The missing features can be an annoyance for some people, the ones who are used to dial controls.
– Second, Fujifilm X-T1 has a bigger viewfinder and comes with a focus assist button. The resolution and refresh rate of both models’ viewfinder are the same, though.
– Third, while the output quality of the two can be similar, Fujifilm X-T1 can have a better performance due to having a much larger buffer (47 photos at 8 fps, compared to 8 photos at 8 fps). Hence, if you are snapping frames very quickly, Fujifilm X-T10 will need to take a break much sooner than Fujifilm X-T1.
– Fourth, Fujifilm X-T10 uses more plastic materials while Fujifilm X-T1 has more metals, so Fujifilm X-T10 is lighter (and actually slightly smaller) but Fujifilm X-T1 is more rugged. Furthermore, Fujifilm X-T1 is also weather-sealed.
– Last but not least, Fujifilm X-T1 already supports UHS-1 and UHS-2 SD cards.
Fujifilm X-T10 vs X-T1
In general, Fujifilm X-T1 indeed is more convenient and more reliable for taking quick pictures. If you really need the larger buffer, or the dial controls, Fujifilm X-T1 is the sure way to go. Otherwise, you can save some money with Fujifilm X-T10 as it already possesses similar output quality!