Summary: This is one of the most impressive ultra-compact cameras. Indeed, its image quality and noise-levels are unmatched by any other ultra-compact camera. It is also one of the only non-SLR cameras with ISO settings up to 1600. The Fuji Finepix F10's battery life is also exceptional even with a 2.5" LCD as its only viewfinder.
Pros: Highest image quality among ultra-compacts, Superb resolution and sharpness, Low noise even at high ISO, Nice saturated color, Spectacular battery-life, Very fast and responsive, Good flash for ultra-compact
Cons: LCD can be difficult to see in very bright light, No optical viewfinder, Continuous mode either limited to 3 shots or to 1 FPS, Poorly designed menu system, Too few external controls
Excerpt: Turning up the sensitivity on the sensor of a digital camera is a bit like whacking the volume up on a cheap stereo. You get lots of noise but you can't really discern what it is you're listening to. Likewise, when digital cameras are turned up, they can produce very grainy and inferior images that exhibit digital noise.
Excerpt: The FinePix F10 has a metal body and a design which makes it not very slim but quite compact. The controls are well placed and it is easy to use. Other features: Calendar view, Voice memos, DPOF, Autofocus Illuminator, PictBridge and USB connectivity. As for the image quality, this digital camera provides good colors and sharpness, good white balance and no barrel distortion and amazing little noise at high ISO. The movie mode performs very well too.
Conclusion: It may not look it, but the FinePix F10 is something of a revolution, and is probably the first time a compact camera has really shown the potential offered by Super CCD for high resolution, high sensitivity and low noise. I cannot emphasize enough the value of usable high ISO settings in a compact camera - from reducing camera shake to more natural low light portraits (without flash) to extended flash range and all the other advantages DSLR users take for granted and...
Pros: Excellent resolution, Bright, but natural colors, Class-leading battery life, Low noise, Usable ISO 1600 setting (and pretty accurate ISO ratings too!), Clean, sharp results, Fast start-up and operation, very low shutter lag, Superb build and handling, Good flash performance, Good movie mode, Fast, reliable focus, AF illuminator, Large bright screen, Well-priced
Cons: No real manual controls, limited scene modes, Slightly high contrast - cannot be changed in-camera, Some commonly-used functions buried in menus, Menu system fiddly, 3-shot limit in continuous mode, Screen can be hard to see in very bright light, Screen resolution should be higher, No optical viewfinder, Separate 'terminal adaptor' to charge battery or transfer images
Conclusion: Fujifilm FinePix F10 - No-nonsense digital camera The results achieve by the Fujifilm FinePix F10 really appealed to me. True-to-nature colour rendition and bright images containing detail. In short, the camera lives up to its expectations. It's a no-nonsense digital camera with the latest technique on the field of image processing and with the newest image sensor. Here and there I had some comments but all in all the Fujifilm FinePix F10 gives you value for money.
Conclusion: The Fuji F10 is a very good camera and most photographers will be very happy with it. I had a ton of fun using it to capture my first week with my puppy, Max. He doesn't pose for the camera so I didn't have time to get artsy. The FinePix F10 was a great P&S digital camera under pressure. Don't be fooled by cameras that have more megapixels; look at the end result. The F10's image quality is superb, and that's more important than the number of pixels a camera has.
Pros: Lightweight and compact, Natural-light mode for low-light shooting, High sensitivity ISO 1600, Extraordinarily long battery life, Anti-blur technology, Fast start-up
Cons: No aperture or shutter-speed control, No optical viewfinder, Poor low light auto focus, Lower resolution than competitive compact digital cameras
Excerpt: The Fuji FinePix F10 ($400 MSRP) is compact consumer digital camera that rivals the capabilities and image quality of expensive Digital SLR (dSLR) cameras. As of this writing, the F10 is the only point-and-shoot digicam that can take photos at a sensitivity of ISO 1600 and still produce good, printable images.
Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls FinePix F10 Specifications Number of Effective Pixels 6.3 million pixels CCD Sensor New Super CCD HR Number of Recorded Pixels 6.1million; 2848x 2136 Image Processing Fuifilm Processor (RP Processor) File formats JPEG, WAV, Motion JPEG Storage media xD-Picture Card (16MB to 1GB) Recording capacity with one 16MB xD-Picture Card (included) Still images Movie 6MP(F) 6MP(N) 6MP(3:2) 3MP 2MP VGA 640x480 320x240 5 10 10 19 25 122 13 Sec.
Conclusion: With a “go” price of under $350 (not counting the current $30 rebate from FujiFilm), this camera is a great buy for anyone looking for an easy-to-use digicam that delivers excellent quality and response. The Natural Light feature is terrific, letting you take very nice available light shots. It’s fast and battery life is excellent. The only major negatives are the ridiculous xD Picture card flash memory and that bizarre “terminal adapter” for recharging the battery...
Pros: Beautiful photos, fast response, excellent point-and-shoot camera, terrific battery life