Back Side: Other Functions


Fuji® X-T10 Fast Start


Lesson Info

Back Side: Other Functions

Alright on the back of the camera we have our selector buttons. Up down, left and right. And there are a couple of options on how these buttons can be used and this is controlled in the menu setup section selector or button setting. And the two options that we can have, one option is that each of these buttons becomes a function button that gets to have a particular program set to it. And so function three, four, five and six are function buttons that we can program with various features like auto focus or metry or a variety of other things. Now the other option is to not do that and have those buttons control the focusing area so that if we like to move the focusing point from left to right up and down, we can just simply touch this pad and change where we're focusing and so we have to make a choice and it's a tough choice because I like both of these options. They both serve a really good purpose and so you're gonna have to make a choice as to what's more valuable to you. Right now a...

s the camera comes out of the box brand new they are function buttons. And the function buttons do different things. To start with, if you press up it is a drive button. Now you have a drive dial on the camera, and so this doesn't makes the same changes but it does help you make subtle changes within the drive dial depending on what you have set on the drive dial. So if you go into the advanced one setting or the bracketing setting you'll be able to set different variations on those options. Next up on the left side it is a film simulator. Now we talked about this in the Q menu. This is an even shorter short cut in order to get to it so you can make changes as to what way you want your pictures to look as far as what simulation you're getting out of them. If you go to the right it's gonna change the flash mode. Once again, deja vu. We talked about this in the Q menu. And then when you press the downward portion of the button it's gonna change the focusing area. And so this allows you to move the focusing point left and right as well as changing it in size. Now you can also change the size of the dial by turning that back dial on the camera. And so let me do a quick little demo here for you on that one as well 'cause this is one of the more important features of the camera. Turn our camera on and so if I, let's make sure I have my camera in auto focus because that's not gonna work in manual focus very well. And so in auto focus I press down, and you can see how the box becomes green and now I can move it up and down, left and right wherever I want it to be. And I can turn the dial and choose any one of the five different sizes. Which one should you choose? Well, the middle one's a pretty good one to start with. If I'm doing portrait photography and I want to photograph the eye, I might go down to just the small one. If I'm working with a little bit larger subject that doesn't have as much good detail to work with I might go very large. But for the most part I'm gonna go with the middle size and I'm just gonna leave it in the middle area to start with. And so very easy to do. And so the other option is using these buttons to control directly where we're focusing and right now this is a pretty good option. Because you just press down once and then you can move the focusing point wherever you want. If you want to eliminate that one button press down, stay tuned for the rest slide. Because what we do, is you would go into the menu selector button setting and you would choose it to choose the focusing area, and then rather than choosing the function buttons, the buttons on the back of the camera will simply be used for focusing and moving the focusing point left and right up and down. So if you're the type of person who moves the focusing area quite a bit, I would change this to the focusing area. Now a bit about this focusing area here is that we do have 49 focusing points and you can see those little cross hairs in there, and these are a contrast detection system. So it's looking for contrast. It's looking for sharpness, and so they tend to be very very accurate. Now the ones in the middle you'll notice are a different color. And this is their phase detection area which is using a different type of system, which tends to be very quick in its focusing. And so if you're focusing on something that is moving around quite a bit, you're gonna want to keep it towards the center of the frame 'cause the camera is gonna be faster in keeping up with focusing by using those nine focusing points in the middle of the frame. The middle of the selector button is gonna get us into the menu section and we're gonna be covering that more in the second half of this class. Lots to go through in there. Now, the center button is also a control lock button. This is one of those little hidden features that's a little harder to find unless you dig deep into the instruction manual. If you hold it down for three seconds, it will lock the rest of the selectors. Now, it does this because the selectors can be bumped. I know that when i grab the camera in a certain way, kind of at the bottom of my thumb on my palm of my hand starts hitting some of those buttons. And so if you want to lock those off, hold down the menu okay for three second and it will lock the Q as well as the up down and left to right controllers. To unlock it, you hold it down for three seconds again. Down at the bottom of the corner of the camera we have function number seven on the camera. So this is another one of the function buttons that we can choose to do whatever we want it to do, and there's a lot of different options that we can program into the camera. Right now kind of straight out of the box is a wireless communication. So let's talk about the wifi system on this camera. Because you can hook up this camera to any sort of mobile device and use it as a remote control on the camera. So, in order to do this it's always a little complicated because there's a bunch of things you need to do with the camera and a bunch of things you need to do with your phone and so this is my step by step guide in how to do it. So to start with on your phone you're gonna need to go to wherever you get your apps and your gonna need to download the Fuji film camera remote app. Now I'm gonna warn you right now. Be careful about looking for Fuji apps because they had about three or four apps over the last few years. This is the latest one that you need with this camera, and I guess as a warning to people in the future, it may change and they may have a more current one that they implement with use of this camera. They've just kinda changed those around a bit. Now I've already done that so we don't need to worry about doing that right now. So the next piece of the setup, is gonna be dealing with the camera. And so on the camera we're gonna need to start the wireless system and so, on my camera what I'm going to do is I'm going to hit the function button down here. And it's gonna activate this wireless communication and so our camera is now gonna send out a wireless signal, and I'm gonna need to go back over to the phone to do the next phase. So let me get my phone lined up so you guys can see this here. Alright so let me, I'm lookin' on screen here. So I need to turn on my wifi signal so, let me unlock my phone. And go to my settings, and turn on wifi. Okay. So I've got my wifi turned on and now I'm looking for a signal from the Fuji camera and there it is. Now I actually already did this kind of as a warm up so my cameras already kind of done the handshake and realized what's goin' on. So we've got the FUJIFILM-X-T10 wireless signal coming from the camera on the phone, and we've got that selected so, the next step that we need to go to, on the keynote is going back to the camera settings and hitting okay on the camera. So on the back of the camera, it's, I'm gonna hit okay and I think that's all I need to do there. Next step is going back to the phone. And here's where I need to go open the Fuji Film remote. So I got all my wifi settings in here for different cameras. Gonna go to the camera here, camera remote. Gonna turn it on. Let's go to remote control. And cross our fingers and hope this works. And that did it. Okay so there we go. So we can see what the camera's doing. So I'm gonna grab the camera, and I'm gonna bring it over here to the table. Set it up over here so I can go back to my little lectern over here. And so you can see the camera's pointed over there. And let's see. I haven't played with this guys for a little bit so we can go into probably some settings here. Oh I want to change it from ISO 1,000. Let's get it down to something a little bit reasonable. Let's bring it down to ISO 400, and hit okay on that. Let's see what other things can we change? We can change fil simulation, white balance. All sorts of camera settings in here. Let's change the film simulation. Let's go to that classic chrome. That's kind of a cool look there. Set okay on that. And we can do, we can play back images, we can do video recording. I'm gonna play with this. What's this? Exposure compensation? Okay. So there are all sorts of different things in here. We're not gonna do a full tutorial on this but I'm gonna look over at the camera, and smile and wave. Take my picture. Alright. So let's play back that image. Alright so this is playing back images on the camera and let's see. Here's the last one that we just shot here. And can I go in and, let's import this. So I'll import this into my phone. Just upload it to your phone and then from your phone you can send it out. Email, post it to Facebook, whatever you need to do. You can look at images. You can download images that you shot previously on the camera, and so there's a number of kind of cool things that you can do with it in that regard especially getting the camera into a more remote location. And so fun little feature to use and it's kinda becoming a pretty standard feature on a lot of cameras these days. So that is the remote. Alright. And so the other little interesting thing that you can do with it is you can do geo tagging. So if you want to record your location on your phone, you can transfer that to the cameras photo that was taken. So that'll give you a little bit more information about where you were when you took that particular photo. And so that's the wireless communication and so there's a lot of setup things that we're gonna be going through when we get into the menu system for dealing with this. The display back button, we've been using, we'll be using this. The back part of it is in the menu system when you dive into a particular feature and you want to back out of it. Little indicator lamp, and so in this case it's usually telling you the status of picture taking and so, focus might be locked. It's recording images. It's charging the flash and so it's, basically anything that's blinking is a potential warning on the camera. So you'll see that turning on from time to time.

Class Description

Dense technical manuals make for a terrible first date. Get the most out of your new Fuji X-T10 with this complete step-by-step walkthrough of the camera’s features. Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential.

In this fast start, you’ll learn:

  • How to use the autofocus system
  • How to use and customize the menus
  • How to use the X-T10’s video capabilities

This fast start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the X-T10’s settings to work for your style of photography.  


Dan Meylor

I purchased my Fujifilm X-T10 over a year ago and recently realized that I wasn't using it to its fullest extent. John's Greengo's video on its use opened me to a wider use. The information is clear, well organized, sequential, and helpful. I don't have the time to read a small print booklet and found the visual presentation useful because I could go through the steps on my Fuji. I'm still a little unclear on the seven custom setting and think Fuji should explain what each does. Thanks, John, for your work and encouragement.


John Greengo's approach to teaching is the best. Each visual, each explanation and each example he demonstrated touched every sensory way of learning. The PDF print outs are a great bonus. Thank you for doing this video.


I'm thinking about purchasing an XT-20, this course was very helpful to understand the camera beforehand. note: the opening slide in John's (excellent) presentation, shows an XT-1 not an XT-10... but I'm buying an XT-20, I think I got that right. - perhaps just an Easter Egg hahaha