tinpusher: Without the power of DPR nothing would have been done ; so a big thankyou to all the team involved.
And also a belated thanks to Fuji for having made the effort (finally) who perhaps learnt a little about the demands and standards of the enthusiast market.
@adhemar: i would suggest surfing through dpreview´s new history a little bit... afterwards - if i were you - i would apologize for the whole lotta crap you´re making up! that´s just unbelievable...
i second that!
i am very, very glad to hear that!
thx to all the people (special interest sites like dpreview & dcresource as well as the users) that raised their voices about the major and also unacceptable shortcoming of the x10 - wds... and a big grin to the ones that were mindlessly defending that beautiful piece of technique! the latter ones propably won´t make use of whatever fujifilm has to offer, won´t they?! ;)
rainman1978: It really depends on what you shoot and your tolerance level for orbs.
It's definitely a goner for night shoot.
Those were some test shots take at ISO100 15secs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/11759864@N05/6759073711/in/photostreamhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/11759864@N05/6759074081/in/photostreamhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/11759864@N05/6759073947/in/photostreamhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/11759864@N05/6759074267/in/photostream
My point is why should I be accepting the flaw when clearly its Fujifilm's fault?
Wouldn't a sensor replacement sounds reasonable?
Anyway I applaud all ranters and DPR for making the threads alive, this should caution all unawared buyers to buy at their own risk.
i could well live with orbs in such heavily overexposed pictures, they are way over the top! unfortunately "wds" does also appear in correct exposures - and that HAS to be fixed!
Richard Murdey: Thing is it shouldn't be DPR looking into this, it should be Fuji!
glad to hear that barney, thanks a lot for dpreviews´ and your efforts in this matter so far. this whole affair shouldn´t be about bashing the x10, but to "help" fujifilm realizing and working on its shortcomings ;)
a very big hand to dcresource and dpreview for their ongoing interest in that matter! i am curious when fujifilm will break their silence... ;)
i think it now can be looked at as a fact: the new firmware hasn´t changed anything about the so called orbs!
what i am expecting from dpreview is to publish an honest and unbiased review of the x10 soon, naming strengths & weaknesses. i have no doubt that this will happen. furthermore i hope that dpreview faces some reprasentatives of fujifilm with its and the commnunities findings regarding the infamous wds-problem! in this very case it is not enough to just mention and name the problem, it is necessary to face the manufacturer that obviously they have a serious problem in their design of this so promising litte cam. as serious journalists you plz have to investigate and insist further in this matter!
still not wanting to sell this cam, i just cannot believe that fujifilm is trying to sit the matter out! having (overall: very happily) owned the F10, F11, F30, F200 and S6500 before i just refuse to accept that denying and doing nothing should really be fujifilms´ only reaction!!!
Ol Iver S: well written, the new firmware "attempts" to fix it... ;) it´s a shame that this wonderful piece of technique has such a serious design flaw! maybe i´ll keep it even though, it is capable of taking wonderful pictures and really nice to use. time will tell!
p.s.: no difference before & after worth mentioning over here, at least concerning wds.
better af?! i haven´t sensed any difference regarding that one... which is okay to me, af was already fast and reasonably reliable before the update, at least for a compact!
well written, the new firmware "attempts" to fix it... ;) it´s a shame that this wonderful piece of technique has such a serious design flaw! maybe i´ll keep it even though, it is capable of taking wonderful pictures and really nice to use. time will tell!
Ol Iver S: looking forward to the new version! since i´ve dropped my equipment for the new fujifilm x10 i am curious whether it will be implemented (soon)? this cam is quite likely to be "quite" succesful... ;)
thx for clarifying, have a good day!
thx for your fast answer, but: do you mean the samsung nx10? too avoid any misunderstanding: i was in particular asking for the FUJIFILM X10... ;)
looking forward to reading your reply,ol
looking forward to the new version! since i´ve dropped my equipment for the new fujifilm x10 i am curious whether it will be implemented (soon)? this cam is quite likely to be "quite" succesful... ;)