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.
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
Excuse my ignorance, I wonder if it could it take 2 or more pictures in the same frame? I'm from the analog times, and I can't seem to get many digital concepts yet, and I'm also eager to try HDR Bracketing Mode. As soon as I can, I will get my X10.
Meanwhile, my wish for the following X10 version, would be to improve her specs even further, like e.g. 1. A 24-120 mm, f 1.8 ~ 2.4 fixed zoom lens,2. An even bigger sensor,3. A viewfinder full of information,4. A wider shutter speed range w/o restrictions,5. A better resolution and quality LCD (Amoled+ maybe?),6. Include a std UV filter and regular carrying case (avoid the mandatory optionals),7. A more usable menu, and still, 8. a general overall smaller size (while keeping her aesthetics).
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")