With my sons acquisition of the XT10 we now have two X Series cameras in the house. Today we went to a local lake for a spot of comparative shooting. I had the XA2 with the kit 16-50mm lens and my son used the XT10 with the kit 50-230 mm lens.

We then shot a similar amount of images using 50 mm as the base line for the two lenses, with the XT10 being used for longer zoom work and panorama.

Below are two shots of the XT10 with the 50-230 mounted, shot in Classic Chrome, one with fill flash from the XA2’s popup flash and the other with natural light only. The fill flash warmed the image a good deal and allowed greater detail in the image.

I have to say that at this point I really like the output of the files from both cameras when using Classic Chrome. Its hard to define what appeals the most, perhaps its just a sense of what images looked like from past photography magazines. Whatever the reason I find it very appealing.


The photos below were all shot as jpegs using classic chrome. While not particularly inspiring they do serve to  show how versatile the Fuji film simulations are.

Shot at 800 ISO using P mode settings ( which I will document later ).

For a higher resolution view all these images can be viewed on my Flickr  XA2 site.

Only very minor PP was done ( mostly just a little cropping or levels adjustments to taste. The out of cameras jpegs are very good. Conversely my son shot his sequence with the camera set for RAW and after PP in Lightroom the imagery is very closely matched. The XT10’s  X-Trans sensor is however considerably more sensitive than the Bayer sensor found in the XA2, and lower ISO yielded very nice images. I could have used the XA2 at a similar ISO, but decided I wanted faster shutter speeds hence higher ISO.

One big surprise here ( for me at least) was the high shutter speeds chosen by the XT10 even at ISO 200. It is an excellent indication of just how sensitive the XT10’s sensor is.

The XT10 images ( Top five images ) are found here  @ Flickr