skyfotos: READ THIS!
"We will also develop a modified sensor, which will more universally resolve the ‘white disc’ blooming effect in all modes. We are working hard to make this new sensor available from late May 2012.We encourage any customer with an X10 and X-S1 who has experienced the ‘white disc’ phenomenon to call their local authorized Fujifilm service centre.
Fujifilm is committed to delivering the highest quality products to the photographic community, and is happy to provide this improvement."
people complain that Fuji does nothing and then when they do they complain even more. Such a bunch of negativity which is all pervasive in society today...nothing is good enough..no one is doing enough except for all the internet yackers. Fujifilm is moving on this issue.
I was just sitting on my couch laughing at the marvels of this camera. Every time I turn it on I learn something new about it. This camera is a gem and no, I'm not an orb denier. I have had a few that I purposely attempted to created when the news first broke of the problem. Apart from the orbs which for some is a major issue but not so much for me however I was wanting a fix.
So today after my recent joy playing with my X10, I decided to check into dpreview to read what hyper negativity would be flying around..I wonder how many posting their negative comments have actually used the X10? So all I can say is I'm glad Fuji has moved to fix the sensor however I agree with skyfotos - "for pity's sake this is a camera!" We pay way too little for these amazing machines..i'm not saying $600. is nothing but in relative terms to what that would get you even 30 years ago..there is no comparison... My Konica Hexar cost $900. 20 years ago..great camera but no match for the X10.. just an example.
victorw: have started to use a g12 for candid street photography. Blows me away with what it can do, but does have negatives of course.The x10 sounds like a fantastic camera- if it suits your NEEDS go for it.however my needs;battery life ( i forget when i last charged it sometimes)articulated screen ( no one sees me coming)
G12 wins handsdown for me as x10 seems not to have these strings to its bow:)
articulated screens are overratedx 10 sensor is largermanual zoom on the lens more natural method and a clear and much more precise viewfinder...I'll take the x10 every time..came close to buying the G12 but fuji's styling is just way too cool.
HopeSpringsEternal: Why can't Adobe get its thing together and provide a better update process for Lightroom? I have Adobe Photoshop installed and the ACR 6.6 update was automatically detected and with a one or two clicks of the mouse installed in under a minute with only changes to ACR itself downloaded and installed.
With Lightroom on the other hand, I have to download a massive executable containing an entire release of the product for two different platforms (32 and 64bit). Then I have to go through multiple steps to extract the files to my desktop and then launch the full installer as if I had just purchased the software.
When the new point release is installed, I then have to delete my old shortcuts and create new ones since the installer also changes the install directory (Why??!). Then I have to delete the old directory because it is always left behind. Finally cleanup the install files.
All in all this is a lot of time spent updating the software to add a few camera models or fix a few bugs.
I'm on mac and updated my lightroom update without any of these issues. Was up and going within a minute and all my old shortcuts and albums were ok but I'm no expert. Works great with my Fuji x10 raw files. A huge improvement from the fuji silky pics which is a god awful program.
A Bull: Please note the sensor in the X-10 is 2\3"So 16.93333mmOr bigger than the Nikon V system.
not sure what specs you are looking at but nikon 1 is 13.2 mm just a bit larger then 1/2" not 1". all the same I'm not sure why nikon keeps popping up in this discussion. I think fuji is ahead of nikon when it comes to compacts with their innovative ideas and designs.
I have been using mine for the past 3 weeks...I love the feel and am very happy with the brightness of the lens...the zooming view finder is very nice feature and I have already become accustomed to the adjustment I must make for parallax etc. Love the menus and quality of both jpeg and raw have been very pleasing. I will start taking some high def video. And finally, this is just a small thing but I love the way this camera looks and it fits nice in the hands. what can i say but that so far I love this camera!
Keith Aitken: RB - Thanks for this preview. Will the X10 go beyond f/8 or is that the smallest aperture ?Keith
goes to f/11
LATINIMAGE: PART VIIII regretfully returned it and as Led Zepelin one said... "The song remains the same" or am I just another sinner?...and then I cried like a child!(Sorry guys, sometimes I get carried away.)
V1? we are not talking about the V1.
pixelpro: Bought one yesterday, returned it today.Some observations:
- shutter speed at f2 was not much faster than my E-PL1 kit at f3.5. Speed advantages appear on tighter shots.- VF eye cup is a thin rubber ring; hard not to contact the glass with your eyelid.- menus are poorly arranged.- battery gave out at 70 shots - incl. one flash, one short movie, and average zooming.- the speed dial around the 4-way at the back is difficult not to spin by mistake. When in ap or shutter priority, once set I couldn't "lock" the setting, so an accidental spin changes things.When zooming in and checking focus in playback, I'd always mistakenly spin that dial, go to another shot and not realize it.- to review shots, the lens HAS to be out, the cap can't be on. No filter threads, ergo no UV filter option.
- nice build and feel to the camera- nice IQ. A large step up from regular p/s cams, but just a small step down from m4/3. A slight over exposure on the interior shots, but can be adjusted.
robrobin is right on and what do you mean shutter speed too slow at f2???
you are getting carried away..give your head a shake..you are asking too much...swivel lcds are overrated and there is a view finder..sounds like you should stick to dslr for what you are asking the camera to do. It always amazes what gets posted on here and the expectations photographers have with respects to these cameras. Nothing is ever good enough or fast enough or inexpensive enough..give me a brake...take a look at cost over time and these cameras are amazing..my Konica hexar was $900 when released 15 years and couldn't touch the x10 if it tried and it was/is an excellent camera...I think perspective is what is missing here and the x10 package is actually a great tool with more than enough features.
my x10 was already on 1.02 also. I am very pleased with initial testing of this camera. Apart from the obviously smaller sensor and fixed lens, this camera blows away my canon 40d which I sold to purchase the X10 as I was tired of lugging around excessively bulky equipment. Now I never go anywhere without a quality camera. I really don't understand comments about the cost of this camera. Prices are actually quite low considering all the advancements in technology. I guess some people just think these cameras should be free.
I will have my x10 tomorrow almost 2 weeks earlier than the expected date. I look forward to testing this camera!