Robert Eckerlin: It is only very recently that i came across mentions of "the fuji colors”.
Can somebody please point me to webpages or to pdf documents that explain (to non-experts) and illustrate the "fuji colors" by comparing photos of the the same subject shot one time with a good non-Fuji camera and another time with a good Fuji camera?
Thank You very much in advance.
Notes: I have already asked that question in an older dpreview thread …probably, because the thread was old, nobody noticed my question. I also asked the question to the Swiss support of Fuji without much success.
It's one of those photographer "preference" people refer to, not really a technical comparison such as image quality or focus speed. You can check out Steve Huff's website and he has a review on Fuji X10 in which "fuji color" gets several mentions.
I myself have both Sony RX100 & Fuji X10. I shoot the same subject using both in jpeg, and I compare. You do that and you'll see the difference. Fuji color is vibrant and yet very realistic, like film photos.
GaryJP: 12 megapixels woohoo. Sorry, but the Sony RX100 trumped the X10, and as far as I can see, trumps this. And yes, I own both. The X10, even after the long awaited orb fix, sits on the shelf mostly.
I also own both Sony RX100 & Fuji X10. Prior to actually getting my hands on these 2 great cameras, based on all the reviews I read I was sure I would prefer RX100 much more. However that is not the case, not after shooting some several hundred pics with both. I like the RX100 for its image quality (i.e. ability to resolve details) at the pixel-level. And I love the Fuji X10 for the following:
* beautiful Fuji colors (sorry RX100 can't match unless you shoot raw, convert, spend additional time to pp)* great auto white-balance, specially evident under indoor artificial lighting (RX100 turns out orangy & very warm pics).* great ergonomics & quick menu buttons, fun to shoot* telephoto end photos have edge over RX100, I shoot both and compare and I see the difference
So while I think both are great cameras, I find myself reach for X10 much more. If I truely want the best image quality, I go for my Canon DSLR.