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.
Summary: In Brief: Good Point Picture Quality Great Colours more natural than NEX5N Features Great especially Panorama and also you can shoot directly two pictures one with flash the other not which is very good and important feature Superb easy control buttons Bokeh not so great but still acceptable due to the size of the camera Size smaller and more comfortable than NEX5 or Olympus Pen Macro is better than NEX5 Weekness: Focus Slow Cannot focus moving object ( the very major...
Summary: There are many comprehensive reviews already available. These are some of the shortcomings most don't mention. The X10 is like how most cars twenty years ago had confusing or downright bad controls for the radio, heating and air conditioning. Even when people figured out the basics, they weren't as easy to use as modern ones, and controls for advanced features were either missing or not user friendly at all.
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
Summary: I was truly excited about this camera. Everything about the X10 from ergonomics to specs sounded like someone had finally made a camera just for me. Taking it out of the box I was immediately impressed with the heft and solid feel. Then I turn it on and things went down hill from there. What the X10 is not: a rangefinder. The X10 is purely a point and shoot operation. I hoped for more manual control. The X10 is just not designed that way.
Summary: first, a bit of background so you understand where this review is coming from: i am used to shooting with very responsive equipment and lenses. i'm also used to carrying around this very responsive and, generally, rather bulky equipment. in an effort to shed some of the bulk at times, i have had my eye on the micro 4/3 market for a while, as well as new offerings from Sony and Nikon, as well as the Fuji x100 and, finally, the Fuji x10.
Summary: A quick personal background. I've been shooting for nearly 25 years and consider myself an "enthusiast." I'm primarily a Nikon user and my experience is nearly all of the F-series SLR's and D-series DSLR's from 1985 onwards. My last point-and-shoot for family vacations and daily walkaround is the venerable Lumix LX3 - pretty good high ISO performance, fast f/2.0 lens, 24mm wide. Why another P&S ? (The wife asked too.
Summary: The Fujifilm X10 is an interesting camera. It has excellent image quality considering its sensor size. A very nice feature set. Is well made. Has a decent optical viewfinder. A nice LCD on back. The best Auto mode I have ever seen on a camera. However, with all that is great about this camera. There are a number of things about the X10 that really annoy the hell out of me.
Summary: After getting my own copy of the X10 and spending more time with it, I lowered the rating to 4 stars (hope Fuji is reading these reviews and will take steps) and lately to 3 stars. It has excellent specs and produces amazing for a compact pics in some cases but in real life fast paced situations simply doesn't deliver. Of all the sites, on Dec 12, 2011 Pentaxforums just posted a very useful and OBJECTIVE hands on review of the x10 (comparing against the Pentax Q).
Summary: I would have given it four stars, but the X20 is out now and it is significantly better. I wouldn't recommend the X10 any more UNLESS the price you get it for makes it worthwhile - in which case it would be an excellent entry into the world of the high-quality compact for normal camera money. Handles beautifully, takes great shots. If I do have one criticism, it applies also to a lot of other enthusiast cameras.