Summary: I normally shoot with a Canon DSLR, and wanted something more portable to carry with me when taking my kids on outings without having to pack up my camera backpack for my DSLR. Things that influenced me to buy this camera are as follows: -Large (for a compact) 2/3" sensor -Optical Viewfinder -Manual Controls -Nice fast aperture range -(Nearly) Silent shutter w/fast flash sync speeds (I've used flash with a 1/2000" shutter speed) I have, since buying this camera, come to...
Excerpt: I am not a professional photographer but I have remained passionate about photography for a long time now. I am currently using Nikon SLR gear primarily for indoor architectural shots. I wanted a compact camera which had a fast zoom lens, which looked good and had the manual features which I required. It also needed to produce acceptable image quality.
Excerpt: Bought it 9 months ago. I started serious amator photography in 1969 with a Pentax Spotmatic. I shoot mainly vacation landscapes and family portraits or social occasions. And I prefer to avoid flashes: direct flash is ugly, except in sunny backlight, and bounce flash is bulky. I own a Sony DSC-V1 (expert compact with razorsharp vario-sonnar len 33-132 f2,8-4) since may 2004 and a Pentax IST-DS DSLR with quite a bunch of lenses (transtandard and telezooms, plus 1,7-50 FA,...
Summary: Amazing camera for the money. I got one that was still new in case but considered "used" for only $250 including shipping. This is just an astonishing piece of technology. A superb upgrade from my Fuji F30. The lens is very fast - 2 - 2.8 across the full zoom (28 - 110). Excellent in low light. As much of am amateur photographer as I am this is a serious piece of gear. The many auto modes are VERY impressive. I may never have to do manual stuff ever again.
Summary: I bought this camera to take photos of puppies we raise because it is hard to get them to sit still and was told it was a pretty fast camera for what I was wanting it for . So far it is working out just fine .Have only had it a week but am very satisfied with the performance of it.
Summary: I am just learning how to use my camera but I loving all the things that it can do. I'm excited and looking forward to taking pictures of the places that I visit,family and all the precious things that can be captured and saved. I hope anyone else who buys this camera will enjoy it as much as I have.
Summary: I did an intense research before buying this camera. I wanted a camera that could do cool stuff that my Nikon D3000 did, but more compact like simple digital cameras. Fujifilm X10 is exactly that and more. Amazing pictures, simple to use and beautiful camera. The serial number indicates it has a new sensor (it starts with number 2) and so far no orb issues.