ddtwenty: As a fan of pana lx series, I asking panasonic to launch lx8 with on chip phase detection autofocus and larger sensor as fuji 2/3 inch. + 24-90 f1.2-2.0 world fastest lens. And ability to make burst short at least 10 frame/sec with continued autofocus and display doesn't turn blank.
Yes the EVFinder may be expensive and relatively bulky, but since it's tremendously useful, I'm glad that my LX5 takes the finder!
+ All Fujifilm camera's, except XF-1, have a so called AE button. Usually AE stands for Automatic Exposure. However Fujifilm's AE button gives acces to the camera's three metering modes. What do metering modes have to do with (semi-)Automatic Exposure? Could anyone explain the logic -if any- behind it?
+ Excellent: filter/lens hood & hood cap! But as the hood seems to protrude significantly from the lens barrel, couldn't this configuration pose a risk to the, probably delicate, mechanics of the lens? What do X10 owners have to say? Had any problems with misalignment of the lens?
Question: The GPS function: how good is it?How accurate, how fast?
Welcome, a photographer's camera!
What I miss at first glance: I have come to appreciate three-by-four aspect ratio for many (most) photographic subjects, but the X-Pro1's and X-E1's specs only say 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9. Firmware update could fix that easily, thus to appeal to many more customers [without disappointing 3:2-lovers].
NotaBene - Why do so many camera models have a name with X´s in them; surely they're not all X-perimental...?
- Another camera with its own RAW-format; why not simply DNG?- another camera with a name that has an "X" in it [cf. Canon's new G1x]; don't they have any imagination in manufacturer's land?; - button marked as AE has nothing to do with AutoExposure, but with metering options; userunfriendly unlogic; - no four-by-three image ratio - which would have been the optimum efficient image ratio to fit a lens's image circle.No thanks!
Model Mike: Thank you for an interesting and informative use- focused review! I already had my suspicions about the UI having looked at the (pretty awful) manual. Seems that the EXR modes sit rather uneasily with the usual PASM setup - it's not clear which modes work together and which are mutually exclusive. Or how EXR modes work with Raw.
I agree that having to reset ISO between modes would be irritating - most photographers will place a higher priority on ISO than shooting mode. Also not sure having a dual resolution camera will impact on my workflow.
Shame as in most other ways it's just what I'm looking for.
I disagree, Denis,
I cannot just buy a camera -and a rather expensive one at that- just to find out if the reviewer is right [and my suspicions justified].
Other matters of discussion: - degree of distortion of the lens;- incomprehensible button text "AE" - which in photography normally means AutoExposure - while the button is for metering options;- all 'intermediate' ISO-speeds above ISO 200 available, but oddly none so between ISO 100 and 200 - let alone any ISO speeds below ISO 100.
Just a few + and - comments "at first glance":+ great: zoom lens operation manually: this reminds me of the Contax Tvs, one of the finest comapacts ever made IMO;- Contax's Tvs too had an OVF (naturally), but it showed exposure, focus and flash information; the X10 finder does not show any such info, so for me its OVF is of limited value; the camera cannot be worked like a LeicaM; + three-by-four has become my favourite image ratio; - the lens hood is an "optional accessory" - it should be in the box; - another camera with its own RAWprofile; why aren't manufacturers willing to use DNG as RAWstorage?* I would have preferred a zoom range of 25-100 eq.mms; this better suits the camera's profile as a street shooter; * with its larger sensor size it should perform better than the LX5 and XZ-1 in terms of dynamic range and low noise qualities... lichtloper / litewalker
Not for me:- quick changes from A to M, S or P are impossible if one has to dive into menus; - three-by-four aspect ratio has become my favourite, V1 nor J1 offer it;- lenses are slow, so narrow DOF is nearly impossible; - lenshood for 10-30mm and 10mm lens should be supplied with these lenses.