Excerpt: I had it for a short while las t year at some point where I was hesitating on a new camera. I ended up trading it for the Lumix GX1 that I traded for the X100... I know this is a strange process of choosing a camera. About the little Fuji, I would say that it was a very good compact camera but, at this point, I wanted more in terms of IQ... Now that I own a 6D wich is a IQ king in my opinion, I could very well have settled for the X10 (or X20) as a second camera.
In summary, the old sayin' is still true: ya can't get by on looks alone.
9 February 2013
Summary: No small point-and-shoot looks better than the X10 and that's one of the main reasons I selected this camera. Unfortunately, in use, it quickly shows many operational faults. My far the worse is the very high incidence of out-of -focus shots. Even in bright, even-lit daylight, there'll be some out-of-focus shots, whether it's 1 in 10 or 1 in 20, they'll be there. You better pay close attention to the focus-lock signal all the time, and then still cross your fingers.
Summary: Camera was too small for my hands. Works well, feels solid but TINY CAMERA!!! Feels like a solid toy! Looking to replace a G9. Great reviews but too small. Orb issue was a concern. Returned it, so its not an issue!
Pros: -Excellent photo quality -Nicely made -Only enthusiast compact that I know of that can close down to F11 -The best Auto mode on the market -Decently-sized viewfinder. -Very nice lens. -Being able manually rotate lens -Good LCD
Cons: -Autofocus is seriously flawed. Doesn't work properly half the time. -Image stabilization is subpar. -Battery is very small -White blobs showing in high contrast areas (though mine does not exhibit this. -Serious lag time when powering up camera