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
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 ...
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
Excerpt: To give it a 60s retro look, the X10 has been kitted out with a rather stylish synthetic leather finish on its aluminium body. Not only does this make for a nice-looking camera but it gives the X10 a great non-slip grip, too. Plenty of consideration has been put into this camera, from its felt-lined lens cap to its perfectly weighted dials and there's even a satisfying ‘˜pop' on the pop-up flash.
Excerpt: Want a camera that makes heads turn and your own heart beat faster? Fuji follows up its well-received Fujifim X100, essentially a cheaper but no less gorgeously designed version of the £1400 Leica X1, with a new more consumer orientated compact in the 12 megapixel X10. Although less pricey than its literally bigger brother, it’s not obvious any corners have been cut.
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
Excerpt: , but with a zoom lens and 2/3inch sensor, this means the sensor is smaller than the X100, but larger than the other serious compact cameras available.
Pros: Optical Viewfinder, Great on/off zoom control, Excellent handling and controls, Excellent shutter response, and focus speed, Printed manual included in box, EXR Dynamic Range works well, Bright saturated colour, Low noise
Cons: High Price, Larger than other "serious compacts", EXR Low Noise / DR Modes reduce resolution to 6 megapixels
Summary: A stylish, rangefinder-like digicam with functions to appeal to serious photographers plus Full HD video recording.Fujifilm's X10 (the 'FinePix' tag has been dropped for this series) can be seen as a 'little brother' to the X100 that was introduced earlier this year. With a smaller sensor and a zoom lens, it offers features most serious photographers require and competes head-to-head with cameras like the Canon PowerShot G12, Nikon Coolpix P7100, Olympus XZ-1 and...
Pros: You're looking for a classy-looking camera with manual shooting modes and raw file capture plus Full HD video recording with stereo soundtracks., You want above-average performance in low-light conditions., You want to record high-speed video clips for motion analysis., You require an optical viewfinder. Don't buy this camera if :, You make frequent use of ISO settings higher than 800., You want to shoot with a shallow depth-of-field in bright lighting., You need focu...