Excerpt: Other people have done extensive and excellent reviews already about the X10 from people who are far more knowledgeable and talented than I: dpreview, steve huff, ken rockwell and others. As there is little for me to add I'll keep this review very brief.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Pros: Handy, solid built. Good color.
Cons: Pale black and white. Underexposed in color mode.
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! :-)
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.
Summary: nice little pocket camera. quality isn't bad for this price point. image seems ok as well. again, can't, and shouldn't, compare to my pro DSLRs. but even for my small hands, the X10 still feel a bit too small. can't seem to get a very firm and stable grip. nice overall.