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...
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 dia...
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 ...
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.
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.
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
Excerpt: Once again, Fujifilm has brought us back to the analog days with its retro-looking X-series. The new X10 is a less full-featured version of the X100 (which while impressive, bordered on overwhelming). The new iteration is far more consumer-friendly — both in terms of price and handling.
Pros: Fantastic image quality, Sharp design, Plenty of shooting modes and options to explore, Good low light performance
Excerpt: Fujifilm seems to believe cameras stopped getting better in about 1954, and it might be right: its high-end X-series takes its cues from the Leica cameras of decades ago, and the results have been beautiful.
Pros: Incredibly good-looking, Excellent picture and video quality, Fast focusing performance
Cons: Complicated to use effectively, No interchangeable lenses, Poor battery life
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.
Conclusion: The X10’s retro styling looks chic and is matched with impressive performance. This is a compact camera at its best and leaves little to be desired. It outperforms all its nearest rivals, has an excellent lens, bags of hands-on controls and will fit the bill for the more discerning snapper.
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. This means it is in competition with other serious compacts such as the
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