If only Sigma could find the investment of type needed to address the problems of data handling --to cure the lack of speed in processing and give us High definition output on a HDMI socket. Their Foveon sensor has the edge on resolution, but I will not be purchasing a camera until J-peg images are available processed to the standard available out of the camera. I seem to remember reading a few years ago that windows was developing a lose-less high compression equivalent to j-peg, which would be a perfect match for Sigma ..
I'd like to put it my Xmas list--but which Xmas.
Stungun: I've ordered the Fuji X10 and the Nikon P7100. I have also the G12 . The G12 is better than the P7100 and both are much, much inferior to the X10. I knew about the orbs but after reading so many angry comments and seeing the pictures I decided to give it a try. I managed to produce white orbs and black orbs as well as blacked areas but it's easy to fix and now I know how to avoid those specific situations when they might happen. I have some pictures where the problem appear and the next pictures not, after adjustments. Velvia color tend to produce then more, EXR modes (excellent) may solve it , increasing ISO a little bit too, and it's better after update. This camera has DSLR quality (bokeh and ISO) and the lens alone are worth the price. Excellent camera. I have a magazine with a photo of a 80 ft Ferreti yacht in an advertisement and I found a white orb on a chrome plated rail !! It's my first Fuji, if this was a faulty Canon (had many) would the fuss be the same ?
Reg Natarajan, your picture of Vancover art gallery is an example of White orbs, at its worst, but please do not try and convince people it is OK-- Fuji have made a mistake with this sensor and its associated hardware.
I hope Fujifilm reads these comments, and takes note of how many people are unhappy with the white orbs problem, that is associated with the sensor in the X10 and X-S1, until a replacement sensor is introduced - however good the rest of these cameras are - I shall be keeping my money in my pocket. I am saddened by this, Fujifilm as you were very high on my list of must have cameras.
iltubo: received mine last Tuesday. I have not even opened the package, the camera is already returned.
Good for returning it --if more people did this it might make them fix the problem, and I will purchase, but not until reviews prove the fix is OK