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: 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 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.
Excerpt: Just a few thoughts on my new camera..... I recently bought the Fuji x10 from Currys - ex-display for £269. I was looking for a small compact to carry about with me when I go walking/sailing etc. I also have a Nikon D7000 which due to its size and weight is used far less frequently than it should (when you take account of the investment it represented!). The X10 is a fantastic little camera - all the more so at the price it's available for now.
Excerpt: It's a very friendly camera that has the advantage of having a precise size to move everywhere so we'll use much more than a large professional camera. It has everything you need and more to get excellent professional photos!