semorg: 20MP? Why not something between 10-14mp and use the extra pixel size for better low light performance. Lame!
To crop in to for the lack of zoom. I understand the zoom though. A worthy sacrifice to be so thin it fits in a cargo pocket.
ogl: Intresting, but no EVF
Dennishh: Just another incremental upgrade designed to make money for Canon. I think Canon has lost its way and has no idea what's happening in the photography market. Photographers have been asking for a small full frame camera that takes very high-quality prime lenses with weight, size and quality of image being the main consideration. Sony, Fuji, Rico and Panasonic are listening. Canon is just to arrogant to pay attention to us. Studio photographers are demanding a higher megapixel 1Ds to compete with the medium format cameras, so they come out with a 19 megapixel camera and tell us it's good enough, what do we know. You're losing your customers!
If Sony, Fuji, Ricoh and Panasonic are catering to that market, why should Canon jump into a crowded field? Instead they've made a camera that has the market all to itself. This camera is great for people who want a great sensor but don't want to carry around lenses and all their bulk. The camera is too thick and heavy for a pocket, but so are the mirrorless compact system cameras in the same price range.
gl2k: At first I was impressed by the body design and control elements of this cam. Additionally the larger sensor sounded very promising. So I started looking for images to check the quality. Now I'm slightly disappointed. The IQ is slightly better than that of an average P&S but definitely below the Nikon J1.
It's not that they are bad. Rather too close to an ordinary P&S.
I only went for the ISO 200 images.http://www.lenstip.com/1949-news-Fujifilm_X10_-_sample_images.htmlhttp://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x10/sample_images/
The X10 sensor pattern is not not bayer. The full 12 MP photos are not going to have as much detail. But in low light at 6 MP photos should be vastly superior to the full resolution output of many other cameras.
Weight is wrong. 171 g = 6.03 oz
I know it has great dynamic range, but the competition offers +-2ev bracketing and the X10 only reaches +-1ev. It would be nice if a firmware update added this for HDR. No I don't want to do the weird oversaturated kind. But I'd like to shoot a sunlit river through some well shaded trees and combine them so it looks more like what I see as my pupils get bigger or smaller.
Can the final images have everything in focus from 1cm to infinity? Can they have two focused planes and out of focus in between? Can users determine how out of focus planes will be?
nobblynoel: Eight megapixels...3264x2448. Backside illuminated sensor...73% more light per pixel than iPhone 4. 33% faster capture. Hybrid IR filter, better color accuracy and uniformity. Five element lens, 30% more sharpness, f/2.4 aperture. Face detection, better white balance, and fast photos.
In daylight iPhone 4 photos are clear, detailed, and well balanced. More than decent for viewing on a HDTV or computer screen.
nathanleebush: I think it's the beginning of the end for the P&S market.
Wrote about it for Adorama's blog: http://arcrental.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/iphone-4s-camera-the-gap-closes/
Potential silver lining: camera manufacturers will reorient their attention to the enthusiast/pro R&D rather than sweep panorama type gimmicks
~98% of P&Ss don't have a hotshoe so yes it's the beginning of the end.