Michel Fury: Sorry to say that the new software does not work. Too bad I was falling in love with this camera.
You can see this:http://www.flickr.com/photos/playthemagictorch/6828433783/in/photostream/lightbox/
But I think it would not be able to use it thinking that it may fail in something important. I asked for the return of the money
Hi, Michel. Curious to know if you were able to get your money back. Thanks.
Francis Carver: Let's see now, based on what I had seen on VIDEO CLIPS coming out of the X10 and X-S1, the white discs are not present at all. "Only" when taking still pictures. Depending on the situation and the level of zooming in, it can be nasty and ruin and otherwise okay picture, right?
The PROPER FIX would be to redesign the CMOS sensor and then have Fujifilm replace the sensor in all of the hitherto sold X10 and X-S1 cameras. Of course, they will not do that, thus the promised partial fix via a firmware. Since they are saying it won't fix it totally, it must be a sensor issue, after all.
And how about the new, much-touted X-Pro1's sensor, will that also be affected this way?
Didn't anyone in "MADE IN JAPAN" Fujiland notice anything at any time -- BEFORE they designed, built, tested, and shipped these new camera models? Don't answer that, please.
We can't really be expected to blame the nasty UFO aliens for every single white disc appearance in X10 and X-S1 still photos, or can we?
How do we get this orb thing? Haven't seen it on images made with my X 10. Do all the cameras have the white disc problem?
Photoworks: They should also address the power up problem with the X10 with this firmware update.
What's the power up problem?
Thanks for posting this useful information, axlotl. A day after I bought the X10 I returned to the camera shop and found a salesman who knew how to set up parameters that were important to me. I am now going to try your point and shoot settings because that's how I will use this camera; the use of macro and other parameters are quite straightforward. I agree the manual is poorly written, and it also has the disadvantage of being printed with a very small type size. I hope that Adobe will come up with a way to let us convert the raw files into DNG. Now we have to use the program provided by Fuji; it works but not as well as the Adobe version.