Summary: I have not done extensive image quality tests, and won't bother. The pictures I have taken so far have been beautiful for a compact. I love the different film simulations, with Provia, Velvia, and Astia all being nice. I like the new in- camera filter effects that come with firmware 2.0; toy camera, miniature scene, pop color, etc. The build is beautiful, it just oozes quality.
Summary: I bought the X10 to "test the waters" -- to see if I'd like Fuji's cameras as I'm considering moving away from my bulky DSLR system. Since receiving the X10, I haven't picked my DSLR up once, except to move it out of my way! The image quality from this little camera is astounding! The larger-than-average-for-its-class, 2/3" EXR sensor blows the competition away, especially in low light work, and the ability to emulate photographers' favorites Fuji films like Velvia,...
Summary: While this is a fantastic little camera - especially for Amazon's reduced price - you should know that they are still shipping 15+ month old models with the faulty (re: White Orbs) sensor. I received mine today as a birthday gift. The SN was prefixed 14A, the firmware was 1.02, and the sensor was the original faulty unit. Fuji recognized this sensor problem and started shipping models with the new sensor in May or 2012.
Excerpt: Strengths: Beautiful build for the eye and the hands. Gorgeous colors straight out of the camera. Wonderful in-camera raw conversion. Dynamic range far beyond its class. Weaknesses: No information in OVF (solved with X20). Steep learning curve if one wants to explore full capacities of hardware and software dynamic range settings. Now to my story: Last year I gave this camera a four star review.
Summary: This is a camera I really was looking forward to; unfortunately, that anticipation was short-lived. The build quality sure seems solid & excellent (especially since it's made in Japan), the buttons and dials responsive, and everything else appears good on the surface. No white orbs were present, and the latest firmware came pre-installed, with a body serial number in the 24xx range (so it was new stock).
Summary: I just purchased this camera thru Amazon. I REALLY REALLY needed a smaller compact camera to complement my other big and heavy DSLRs. I just want to say that this X10 i can take ANYWHERE. This is THE perfect compact camera for me, and i can take it and hide it under my coat without anybody even noticing it is there. Well, the camera is not tiny, but it sure feels like it, specially since it has that pretty wide range zoom lens.
Summary: I just received this camera, so this review is only based on 1 day worth of shooting. So far, I LOVE this piece. Solid build quality with metal body, tight controls, and solid clicking buttons/dials. Photo quality is great for a compact camera (I'm not comparing this to DSLR photo quality b/c that would just be ridiculous). The camera is responsive with quick focus and quick shots.
Summary: A solid camera, even two years after release. $370 is frankly a steal for a camera that still compares favorably to many other cameras in this price range. Pros: - Great, fast lens combined with a larger than average sensor. - Takes great photos and has the famous fuji colors; lots of saturation. - Manual zoom. Some people may not like it, but I love it.
Summary: I like the classic look of the camera. I traded my Contax TVS Digital for it. The color of x10 is more natural than the TVS Digital. However, its black and white photo is quite disappointing. The photos look pale. The dark zone in the photo is dark grey. The bright zones are in light grey. They are grey-grey photos - not black and white.
Pros: Handy, solid built. Good color.
Cons: Pale black and white. Underexposed in color mode.
Summary: Ordered this as a camera for the backpack to go everywhere, its a perfect fit. Absolutely a joy to use. The combo deal from this vendor was a great deal, it arrived quickly and as listed with all the accessories inside. Even though I have not used the mini tripod etc yet, its still a good deal. Will buy from this vendor again.