Summary: The Fujifilm X-10 packs the finest Fujifilm DNA into a fine full-metal Rangefinder-like body. It's got a 12-megapixel 2/3-inch EXR-CMOS sensor that maximizes dynamic range and color depth along with a 28-112mm Fujinon lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0-2.8. The specs are impressive and so is the performance, but the package comes with a hefty price tag of Rs. 44,990, much more than what the competing cameras are priced at.
Pros: Generously sized sensor, f/2.0-2.8 fast lens is great for shooting in low light, the viewfinder is a nice touch for shooting, Support for RAW format
Cons: Focusing is a little shaky at variable focal lengths, Black levels in video are higher than normal, leading to loss of detail, The unpocketable Rangefinder design might not be for everyone
Summary: The Fujifilm X10 combines retro-styled attractiveness with excellent build quality, a fast zoom lens and all the external controls you could want in a compact camera. The camera's EXR sensor technology allows for impressive dynamic range and in combination with the X10's relatively large sensor allows for very good high ISO performance.
Pros: Very good JPEG image quality in 6MP capture modes, EXR sensor technology provides impressive dynamic range and noise performance, Fast, very sharp zoom lens with an f/2.0-2.8 aperture, Image stabilization that offers roughly a 3 stop advantage, Extensive manual control points including a mode dial and two Fn buttons, Good range of image quality parameters, Excellent in-camera raw conversion, Good handling, Bright optical viewfinder, Robust build quality, Accurate AF s...
Cons: Image quality of 12MP JPEG files is lacking compared to peers with more conventional sensors, Poor image quality of Raw files processed via the bundled (and other third party) software, Live view is partially obscured by menu overlay, Optical viewfinder placement means the lens barrel is visible at wide to medium focal lengths, Very limited manual controls for video recording, Visible artifacts in video capture, No manual focus in video mode, Large footprint compared ...
Summary: The Fuji Finepix X10 is a premium compact which distinguishes itself by a unique mechanical lens with a bright F/2-2.8 maximum aperture. It offers complete manual controls and an efficient interface, including dual control-dials and plenty of external controls. Its 4X wide-angle optical zoom range is usable for a variety of photographic subjects. Should a 28-112mm focal-range cover your needs, the X10 is an excellent candidate to consider.
Pros: Low image noise, usable until ISO 3200, Superb dynamic range, Excellent metering, Excellent sharpness, Nicely saturated colors, Mechanical zoom, Great ergonomics, Fast focus system, Good shot-to-shot speeds, Responsive interface
Cons: Below average white-balance accuracy, Not Exposure-Priority, Incorrect preview of WB, Wrong Live-Histogram, Imperfect Custom WB, Poor optical viewfinder, Short battery-life, Minimal grip
Conclusion: The Fujifilm X10 has one of the larger sensors in a compact, zooming camera, but doesn't control noise in low light as well as you'd expect. Its ergonomics make handling a bit awkward, but enthusiasts will be happy with the sharp images that this retro-styled camera captures.
Pros: Sharp photos. Good video quality. Large optical viewfinder. Lots of physical controls. Fast, 4x zoom lens. Retro styling.
Cons: Somewhat awkward handling. So-so low-light performance. LCD could be sharper. Pricey.
Conclusion: The X10 defies category, so it doesn’t seem fair to lump it in with prosumer point-and-shoots. Whatever it is, this camera will easily become your go-to fixed-lens option, and many DSLR users will find themselves swayed by its smaller size and impressive results.
Pros: Fantastic image quality, Sharp design, Plenty of shooting modes and options to explore, Good low light performance
Conclusion: With its now tried and trusted EXR technology combined with stylish looks, the X10 is definitely a welcome addition to the prestige compact arena. It's a solid, beautifully constructed, real photographer's compact. Focusing is responsive, while image quality doesn't let you down.
Excerpt: The Fujifilm X10 isn’t like an ordinary compact. Far from it: the 12-megapixel sensor at the camera’s heart is a 2/3in size - far larger than a standard compact camera sensor and larger still than the 1/7in sensors found in most other high-spec compact cameras such as the Canon PowerShot G12 or Nikon P7100.
Pros: Great build, bright f2-2.8 lens, excellent images (save for specular highlight issue), zooming optical viewfinder
Cons: Specular highlights can morph into white dots, no viewfinder feedback/LCD, 85 percent field of view from viewfinder, no ND filter