E-M5 first, E-PL5 second. Both give you excellent IQ without a hernia.
Great shot. Nice bokeh for f2.2. I think the foreground softness makes the photo more interesting, despite what some say about it.
Col Hanzaplast: Microsoft never refunded for BSOD...
I thought Bob was cool, but I like Holgas too.
Yanko Kitanov: Too late - the image of the product is settled among the masses and the image of Fuji has been confirmed again - a producer that doesn't care for client support at all...not the best LT strategy.
It's obviously not too late for you to use this excuse to bash the X10 again. The image of the product is only settled among Fuji-hating bigots like you.
Get a life, Kitano.
This is the 670th comment on this article already. Get a life, people!
Recent X10 reviews:
Win some, lose some. ;)
Digart: Is the X-Pro-1 truely a 16Mp camera or a 'dumbed down" 8Mp camera? The reason I'm asking is because I just returned my X-10 after I found out that it really wasn't a true 12Mp camera, but actually a 6Mp cam. Of course, the X-10 uses "voodoo" EXR sensor technology, which hopefully is not the case with the Pro-1. :)
The X10's EXR sensor can record either one 12mp image or two 6mp images that the camera combines into one to increase DR etc. You had the choice if you had learned how to use the camera better. The X-Pro1's senor isn't EXR, so it's always 16mp (although I suspect a firmware change could allow it to do 2 x 8mp images).
Flickr's Fuji X-Pro 1 Discussion Group has a a long discussion of Vlad Dodan's Hands-on preview of the camera
The discussion includes more comments on the X-Pro1 by Vlad D.
Khizer: Please upload Sample Images so that we can compare with Canon Powershot G1X. Thank you.
I hadn't heard of lmgtfy before, but I found it has a bad reputation. Check this before you use almico's link:http://meta.askubuntu.com/questions/1075/when-is-it-acceptable-to-link-to-lmgtfy
PolarHki: It would be great if that planned new X body below the X-Pro 1 would have:
- A micro four third-type sensor, with the same sensor technology as used in the X-Pro1 (so maybe image quality/resolution would get comparable to a "usual" APS-C sensor)
- Rangefinder style body, but smaller than X-Pro1 (maybe about like X100)
- Hybrid viewfinder like X-Pro1 / X100
- Fully articulated screen
- Decent built-in flash, in addition to external flash shoe
- A good range of buttons for direct manual control, although not necessarily as much as on the X-Pro 1 (won't be reasonable on a smaller body either)
Such a camera would be a clear buy, at least for me, but I believe for many others, too.
Fuji's cheaper X-mount camera is certain to have an APS-C sensor. The company has said they don't intend to enter the micro four thirds market. They say they're aiming higher with the X-series. And it wouldn't make sense to have a M43 sensor in a camera with its shutter in the body that uses X-mount lenses designed to cover APS-C.
Fuji's Kayce Baker said some of the same things in her Imaging Resource interview as Adrian Clarke said the same day. But each of them mentioned things that the other one didn't. Here's Baker's news and views:
Almeida: "The firmware update [for X10], that addresses the hard-edged white discs or orbs generated when highlight regions clip, will reduce but not completely remove the effect."
That doesn't bode well...
Fuji is dealing with X10 problems very quickly, even before the camera goes on sale in North America. I hope they'll be quick with their next X100 update. I love my X100 as it is, but it still has have some unresolved firmware problems after Ver. 1.11.
Henry's in Toronto told me today that they expect their first X10's in mid-November. They have no word on accessories yet.
24images: It seems a nice camera . Since I ve been so disappointed by my X100, I am suspicious. I don't believe this view finder will be better than the pathetic one on the G11. 85% coverage and no parallaxe correction, forget about it !
The word is oxymoron (no comment) and you have no idea what it means. Use a dictionary.
djec: so just to be clear, this 'mirrorless, interchangeable lens camera' ... with ‘resolution and low noise [that] will surpass the 35mm full size sensor.’ doesn't actually exist? kinda more of an ambition on fuji's part then. might as well have thrown in that it's smaller than a pack of cigs and costs only £9.99.
The DC Watch report says it will be introduced at CES 2012 next Spring. "smaller than a pack of cigs ...£9.99"? What are you smoking?
Fuji's Tokyo press conference was held mainly to introduce the X10 to the Japanese market. Most of the DC watch report is about it. That report also includes photos of some interesting Fuji sales breakdown charts etc.
I'm very interested. This lens can replace any M43 kit zoom for a camera as pocketable as one with a pancake at an affordable price. It may become my E-PL2's first Panny lens.
My X10 on order at Henrys in Toronto. The guy to talk to there is James O'Callaghan, who took my order. He expects I'll get mine from their first batch, which is expected in early November.
kahren: this is almost the same thing as the vf-2, why bother? the price is a lot better, so i think its a better deal for those who were contemplating buying the vf-2. but why not tailor to an even wider market if you are going to bother with making another VF. IMO they should have made this an even lower spec one, like the panasonic lvf1 and sold it for $99 instead. :(
Maybe the VF-3 stays where you angle it better than my VF-2, which swings up and down too easily. Hoping the new VF has click stops or at least more resistance to movement.