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 ...
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.
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: 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: Often compacts suffer from over-complication, with too many buttons and functions crammed into too small an area, or just over-complicated menu systems. Thankfully the X10 avoids this with its simple design. That's not to say it doesn't have its own frustrations though.
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: Joshua Waller reviews the new Fujifilm FinePix X10, the most serious "serious compact" since the X100, with a large 2/3" EXR CMOS sensor.
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
Conclusion: Por su diseño, es un cámara dirigida a los amantes de la fotografía que siempre han querido una con apariencia “antigua”.
Pros: El diseño es retro y robusto, pero compacto, es un gran atractivo de esta cámara. Además, el lente es muy rápido, se tarda como máximo un segundo entre cada captura.
Cons: Aunque tiene algunas funciones manuales, las tomas salen mejor en modo automático, a menos que ya le hayas agarrado el modo a la cámara y aprendas bien cómo lograr una buena foto; si decides hacer esto, te tomará un poco de tiempo.
Excerpt: Cet appareil a été une surprise car si l'on s'attend à ce que Fuji propose une déclinaison à objectif interchangeable de son Fujifilm X100 , il était plus étonnant que la marque en fasse une version light...
Pros: Qualité d'image dans le segment des compacts "traditionnels", Présence d'un viseur optique, Finition, construction
Cons: Une compacité un peu limitée, La concurrence des compacts à objectifs interchangeables