royshoonit: I'm not looking for excuses, i'm looking for a normal camera, you know what it means.I quote "Noisy and soft photos have noticeable detail loss, even at base ISO of 125, Not great for night shots, below average battery life, low light focusing not great" Etc.It's Devolution Of cameras, Even worse, it is insult to as customers.Worst of all, all models for Everyday photographers dropped in quality:Nikon Coolpix P300 is devolution to Coolpix P310.Nikon Coolpix S6200 is devolution to Coolpix S6300.Nikon Coolpix S9100 is devolution to Coolpix S9300. Etc.So why buy from a company,that Knowingly Manufactures lower levels Of products???(English is not my native language, i hope you understand me).
The idea behiind the price evolution over time might be a good one for a comparison chart section altogether along with others, provided values adjustments are considered.
Marty4650: I give Fuji a lot of credit for this solution.
They created a really fine camera that had a flaw. They tried a firmware fix, and it failed. Now they will swap the sensor out for an improved version that doesn't have this flaw.
This was probably the most expensive fix, and they are now probably losing money on every X10 previously sold that must now be modified. But by doing so, they gain credibility with their customers.
They did the right thing, and their customers will appreciate it.
like e.g.1. An even more flexible zoom lens (broader, reasonably/ economically fast and fixed), eg 24-120 mm, f 1.8 ~ 2.4,2. An even bigger (feasible) sensor,3. A full information and good quality EVF viewfinder, combined with an OVF TTL (through-the-lens) with 100% coverage... eg. like X Pro1,4. A wider shutter speed range (60s ~ 1/4000 ?),5. A better resolution LED (3" @ 960k ?),6. Include a std UV filter and regular carrying case (avoid the mandatory optionals),7. A more usable menu with the capacitive touch screen (like X Pro 1), and8. A general overall smaller size or as it is, and9. Similarly priced.
I agree with Marty4650, though I understand all the criticisms. But, after all, doesn't everyone agree that we were expecting this product fixed? Imagine the disappointment if it wasn't. As many prospective buyers, I've been following this affair closely for a long time and it seems now, that we could soon get it almost perfect. Let alone, better than the rest. There might be good optins out there, but none came so close to what we want than this product. Make no more mistakes, Fuji. This was the right step. I will now buy one, as soon as it come clear the full DPReview (which is my pathfinder), and how to get the new fixed camera. Besides that, I'm already expecting the following model, considering some X-Pro 1 Specs or even my already wish list published.
ismailfaruqi: Please also compare the DR or noise f the new sensor vs old one. Im afraid this reduces orbs in expense of something.
This is also my fear, and it's strange few mentioned it.
Kudos for Fujifilm. Just In Time, as announced. Nevertheless, I'm eager to see what other differences might exist, on the full thorough DPReview.
And as I live abroad, I would like to know when and which serious stores in New York and Miami, might have the new X10 models with the sensor already replaced.
I've been waiting it for a long time now. I can't afford to get it first, and replace it afterwards. Can't make a second trip soon.
Though obviously better than her older and cheaper sisters, it still seems Fujifilm launched these whole X series BEFORE they should. Don't get me wrong, I love the whole X concept, but in order to "fullfil my love and a relationship", there should be less issues that there are in all three cases. Many of the extras I've already published I would love to see in the next X10, are here. Ok, yes, this is another camera, size and price altogether. But it seems to me, they could have improved all three of them without too much riskier investments. Nevertheless, I'm eager to see the results of the new X10 sensor, in order to get it ASAP. Only then, I'd consider the huge bet a X Pro 1 System is.
At last! Hope it's the final one. I really like this small camera.
Thanks for your efforts and Congratulations! My best, CL
lacro: Though interesting, like those other similar devices we are looking (the PanaLumix DMC-LX5 or the Olympus XZ-1) for this segment range, I still don't know why Marketing and/or Manufacturing? can't figure it out. How can it take so long to so many, to build a state-of-the-art Pocketeable P&S DigiCam to >somehow replace< an Interchangeable lens camera for everyday life? ("an essential always-with-me camera gear")
This Compact should be as small as possible but not smaller, optimizing Image Quality (IQ) with a reasonable useful range I would expected of at least 24-90 (FF~35 mm equiv.) and as bright as ¿[1.8/2 ~ 2.5/2.8]? as possible, which not even the Pana/lympus u4/3 zoom lenses achieve, maximizing sensor size eg APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) like the Sony Alpha NEX-7 (too expensive) and optics brightness. Forget the MP-war, and keep the controls fine to use as well as the manual and RAW options, WITHIN a reasonable value (~ US$ 500). Please, make an E/OVF happen.
Meanwhile, - Multi Aspect Sensor From 4:3 to 16:9- Deep & Fast Raw Buffer- Hinged or Tilt Screen.- etc.
When will PanaLumix LX-7 come out?
Also loved overall the pricey Fuji X100 (as well as many of the following others' features), but the fixed focus lens turned me completely off (even being that bright).
Both (m43s) Panasonic GF1 (no EVF) and Olympus PEN E-P3/ PM1, as well as the Nikon Coolpix P7100 don't comply either.
The Canon's S95 and the too-big-G12 both seem to not qualify, for more than a reason (let alone no proper VF).
The much simpler PanaLumix ZS10-TZ20/ FX-700, Olympus VR-330 and Sony CS DSC-HX9V seem too basic and pale in comparison.
Though interesting, like those other similar devices we are looking (the PanaLumix DMC-LX5 or the Olympus XZ-1) for this segment range, I still don't know why Marketing and/or Manufacturing? can't figure it out. How can it take so long to so many, to build a state-of-the-art Pocketeable P&S DigiCam to >somehow replace< an Interchangeable lens camera for everyday life? ("an essential always-with-me camera gear")