Josh152: This looks like the best compact released this year. I love that the zoom is on a manual ring. The only issue is that it looks very easy to turn off accidentally.
Quite a twist to get from 28mm to off position (its like going from 28mm to 85mm).Firm twist to turn it off.
Turning onfirm twistthen just before it gets to 28mm there is a slight "ridge" to tell user it is at 28mm.
Really nice framing tracking through OVF.I would've done better with more time & a few days with X10 (i was trying it out in CameraWorld).
F2.2 face detect continuous af, 7fps 10fps, finger held down on shutter.Lowest sharpness jpeg. Exposure turned out just as the OVF saw them.Indoor shopping mall difficult lighting, moving subjects. Exposure super accurate : colours, wb, peoples clothing, skin tones, shop signs.
EXR DR & SN in RAW (last row of manual). Change the RAW=Off setting in menu to enable.
This has been pointed out in http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1012&thread=39717384 by two forumees.
noobdprseller: Posted by magnumgf : "Do you actually take pictures or do you just spend your time writing in forums? What you wrote seems to make sense, only of you have some ulterior motive such as selling cameras. I wish you the best of luck with that. I suppose the suckers who fall for your nonsense deserve what they get."
My dpreview gallery, some taken with almost a decade old dslrs needing photographer to think like film days & not rely on the cameras thinking.I have also been shooting rangefinders since the 80's, starting with Yashica Minister.
Anyone with experience of shooting fim rangefinders, sould find shooting through X10 OVF easy.Anyone who has used compact digicams with an ovf should find shooting through X10 OVF easy.Anyone who has not used digicams with ovf shouldl after a while become accustomed to X10 OVF.
What a silly attack you made on me magnumgf.You made an idiotic & immature attack on mr.Moronic twit attack as you have made should be sent to the trash.
I agree having exposure info on the black real estate surrounding the screen (just as in dslrs) would have been been useful.YET as i know from my Canon S70 & Ricoh GX8 compacts which had a tunnel ovf, once we become used to how the camera exposes & focuses it really does become pretty straight forward.
Fuji engineers with decades of experience know what they are doing.I feel they have they meant the OVF to be used for bright light, architecture & landscape in fully auto for action, fast moving, photojournalism, reportage, street (where speed & tracking is an essence).For anything precise they have the LCD with 49 AF points & manual focus.
Posted by magnumgf : "Do you actually take pictures or do you just spend your time writing in forums? What you wrote seems to make sense, only of you have some ulterior motive such as selling cameras. I wish you the best of luck with that. I suppose the suckers who fall for your nonsense deserve what they get."
X10 ZOOM OVF GLASS ASPHERICAL 3 ELEMENTS & 2 DACH PRISMS
Somebody mentioned focusing through X10 Zoom OVF
I had a plastic tunnel ovf on my Canon S70 & Ricoh GX8.I nailed focus every time.After a little use focusing though X10 OVF will be easy. These days CDAF is sophisticated in small sensors, and X10 AF is reportedly fast. Manual focus, likewise with a little use will become easy.
No shooting info on OVF:This will make us a better photographer. TBH i like just me deciding what aperture, shutter, iso, ev i need to make nice photos.I dont want camera to decide, i dont want to rely on a camera giving me info to make a nice photo.Shooting through OVF takes us to the root of making nice photos.
85% view:This means more will be taken than what the lens shows (as someone said by about 9% vertical 9% horizontal).Useful as wont get cropped elbows, parts of things chopped. We can trust X10 OVF to get everything in.
Somebody below mentioned form over function ?I find that comment quite strange.
DIETER RAMS : Fuji X10 meets almost all of Dieter Rams ten principles of good design.http://www.vitsoe.com/en/gb/about/dieterrams/gooddesign
Jefftan: Why should I buy this small sensor camera when the Olympus E-PM1 cost $500
$100 more for a small sensor camera?
Anyone tell me why?
Hello, no one can make up your mind for you.
So to say NO OTHER DIGICAM (no dslr, no bridge, no mirrorless, no compact) : offersCombination of manual zoom, zoom ovf (3 glass aspherical, 2 glass dachs prisms), fast lens, compact body, design aesthetics, metal build.
jumpshotjr: Much smaller sensor but it's the same price as a NEX-5N body?
Should've been $499 since they're really competing with the G12, LX5, and P7100.
If it was $499 wouldn't that have been something. I wish Fuji had said to themselves we wont compete price wise with other premium compacts, we will go $499 offering more than any of these premium compacts.
Although all the other premium compacts G12, LX5, XZ1 are now at least a year old hence $100 less, and P7100 being a new release is almost the price of X10.
YET NO OTHER DIGICAM (no dslr, no bridge, no mirrorless, no compact) :Combination of manual zoom, zoom ovf (3 glass aspherical, 2 glass dachs prisms), fast lens, compact body, design aesthetics, metal build.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaobp5_y1yg1.01-1.17 nice demo of using its OVF to track & shoot.
REPORTAGE & STREET : Almost idealdue to1. Look through OVF, turn cam on & manually move lens, shoot all in almost one motion. 2. Hardware face detection.3. Fast AF (reportedly).4. Metal build.
NO OTHER DIGICAM :Combination of manual zoom, zoom ovf (3 glass aspherical, 2 glass dachs prisms), fast lens, compact body, design aesthetics, metal build.
PRICE : New hence £499, $599., In a year expected down by approx £100, $100.
IQ :6MP high iso low noise.Also we have seen how other premium compacts employ heavy NR above a certain iso. X10 allows selectable NR.6MP increased DR.Fuji colour gorgeous.
DIETER RAMS :Fuji X10 meets almost all of Deter Rams ten principles of good design.http://www.vitsoe.com/en/gb/about/dieterrams/gooddesign