Robert Eckerlin: This is surely not my specialty. But I have nevertheless the impression that the industry (i.e. companies developing photo cameras and companies developing RAW-processing software) should come up with new additional standards in the area of RAW formats in order to avoid future repeats of the problem that we have encountered.
These new additional standards should on one side allow camera developers to be innovative (for example in the current particular case the use of other than Bayer arrays) and on the other side make sure that the developers of RAW processing Software can support without too much struggles these innovations. .... (continuation in next post)
The problem with an International standard format for RAW is what if my company can produce images from RAW files that are superior to the standard format? Do I downsample to fit the standard or do I take the market advantage and release a non standard format that will give superior results?
Be interesting to see how the 32mm lens stacks up against the Fuji 35mm lens. I'm looking forward with great glee to see a shootout between these 2 lenses.
Hugo808: I've never seen a photo from a Fuji x-trans camera that I liked the look of. They all seem to have an insubstantial texture and pale colour balance and contrast, even the ones on the Fuji site are unimpressive to me. Shame as the camera bodies are a bit nice!
I've been a photographer for over 40 years and I can confidently say that the colors from the Fuji XPRO are easily the best I've ever seen to come out of a digital camera. Maybe you need a new monitor.
bollzy: Of course, I've just bought an X10, and the only thing I want now is this X20. Crap.
If you need to check then you probebly don't have it.
Marek07: Lets hope It's better made than the x10, Mine was sent back to Fuji 3 times for repairs due to no fault of mine.The camera looks beautiful but with so many problems like the 'Orbing' issue, Ridiculous Battery life, The Camera not turning on.. etc, it became a bit of a gamble whether you purchased a fully working model.
The camera seemed rushed so maybe the x20 will be what the x10 should of been!
Mine worked flawlessly and produced hundreds of very beautiful images. The lack of info in the viewfinder and the occasionally sporadic focusing were the only irritants. The upgrade looks very inviting.
Now if only Fuji could make a full frame X10 with excellent auto and manual focusing....and a viewfinder similar to the Xpro.....then they would have something I'd be willing to pay $3000 for.
Fair review. Battery life gets better after a few recyles and though I carry 2 extra batteries I rarely have to use them on a full days shoot. In regards to the white orbs problem, I have shot about 15000 shots, (general street photography), with the X10 and have only seen about 5 frames with orbs. Just not a problem with my camera. I will not bother getting the sensor replaced. Finally....the camera is a joy to use mainly because of the manual zoom lens and the optical viewfinder. Image quality is very good but more specifically....the colours are just beautiful and have a quality not matched by any other camera I have owned, DSLR or otherwise.
Probably won't even bother getting my sensor replaced. Quite happy with the camera as is and only seen orbs about 4 times out of 3000 shots.
aeneon: Anyone who says the orbs are not a problem for them know very little about photography or take extremely DULL photos or BOTH
aeneon40 years as a photographer. 25 years full time professonal photographer and educator. I know quite a bit about photography and I don't believe I take dull photographs. I use the Fuji X10 a great deal and am a great admirer of its IQ. The orbs have very rarely popped up in my work. You have made a very stupid, emotive statement.
I can't believe the hysterical posts on this topic. I've taken about 5000 images with the X10 and seen the 'dreaded orbs' twice. For general purpose photography it's an excellent camera and I'm wondering how many of you who haves posted on this actually have a X10 and have had serious orb problems? Sure, the camera is not perfect, but it outputs excellent image quality and superb colours. It handles beautifully and as a walk around camera is worth every penny.
Over 1500 images and only 1 white orb. Not really an issue for me.