Summary: I normally shoot with a Canon DSLR, and wanted something more portable to carry with me when taking my kids on outings without having to pack up my camera backpack for my DSLR. Things that influenced me to buy this camera are as follows: -Large (for a compact) 2/3" sensor -Optical Viewfinder -Manual...
The best camera I have ever owned or seen used by a rank amateur
Gala "jpmath", Amazon
4 June 2014
Summary: Admittedly, I haven't owned many, but I have seen a lot of images produced by myself & my acquaintances, typically with point-and-shoots, but also bridge cameras or super zooms. I've been using it for 9 months now, & this one produces the nicest results.
Summary: Amazing camera for the money. I got one that was still new in case but considered "used" for only $250 including shipping. This is just an astonishing piece of technology. A superb upgrade from my Fuji F30. The lens is very fast - 2 - 2.8 across the full zoom (28 - 110). Excellent in low light.
Summary: I did an intense research before buying this camera. I wanted a camera that could do cool stuff that my Nikon D3000 did, but more compact like simple digital cameras. Fujifilm X10 is exactly that and more. Amazing pictures, simple to use and beautiful camera.
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.
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!