Fujifilm has officially unveiled the new X-S10 mirrorless camera which features a new in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) system. As you may recall, the camera’s date of announcement and some of its specifications were leaked last week by Fuji Rumors and industry leakster Nikoshita.
Fujifilm describes the new X-S10 as a compact and lightweight device that weighs around 465g, featuring a magnesium-alloy front and top-plate that keeps the body rigid and robust. Its design also includes a new dial system and an ergonomic grip, which makes it easier to keep the camera stable when larger X-mount lenses are attached. On the back of the X-S10 is a vari-angle articulating rear LCD that is able to rotate up to 180 degrees.
Under the hood, the new Fujifilm camera packs a back-illuminated 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, paired with the brand’s X-Processor 4 engine. These, along with 2.16 million phase detection pixels, allows it to achieve accurate and high-speed autofocusing (AF) performance in as fast as 0.02 seconds. Burst shooting is also enhanced via the blackout-free mode that shoots up to 30fps with the electronic shutter, and 8fps with the mechanical shutter.
The biggest highlight found on the Fujifilm X-S10 is the redesigned IBIS system, which delivers up to 6 stops of five-axis image stabilisation. This is achieved via a motion sensor retention mechanism that acts as a mechanical shock absorber to reduce vibrations from the shutter unit. The company claims that the system is capable of compensating camera shake from walking. Additionally, an Image Stabilisation Mode Boost is also built in to provide enhanced stabilisation when using the camera from a fixed, hand-held position.
As for video recording, the new camera is capable of oversampling video at 6K for a 4K output, and recording 4K 30fps in 4:2:0 8-bit to an SD card or 4:2:2 10-but via the HDMI port. The X-S10 can also record up to 250fps in 1080p Full HD for 10 times slow-motion footage.
Other features on the camera include 18 Film Simulation modes which are paired with an updated Auto Scene Position mode that automatically adjusts shooting settings accordingly. Fujifilm claims that the mode will enable users to capture images in enhanced clarity and vivid colours, regardless of skill level.
Fujifilm Malaysia confirms that the new X-S10 mirrorless camera will arrive in Malaysia sometime in November 2020. Its pricing and date of availability will only be announced when the camera is launched locally. For reference, the Fujifilm X-S10 in the US market retails at US$1,000 (~RM4,155) for body only, US$1,400 (~RM5,817) when bundled with the XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R kit lens, and US$1,500 (~RM6,232) together with a XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR lens.