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Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples Gallery

By dpreview staff on Nov 14, 2011 at 20:14 GMT

We've published a gallery of 32 JPEG images shot with the 12MP Fujifilm X10. The X10 is Fujifilm's first foray into the luxury end of the enthusiast compact camera market, and takes many of its styling cues from the APS-C format X100. Key features include a 28-112mm (equivalent) f/2-2.8 zoom lens and Fujifilm's unique 'EXR' sensor technology. Our samples were taken in a range of different environments and in a range of different modes, including the 6MP noise and dynamic-range optimized 'SN' and 'DR' EXR modes. 

Note: the way in which the Fujifilm X10 implements its 'DR' (dynamic range) EXR mode is rather curious. In addition to accessing it via the JPEG-only 'EXR' setting on the exposure mode dial, it is also possible to shoot both JPEG and Raw files in 'DR' EXR mode by manually selected medium (6MP) resolution, and choosing 'DR200%' or 'DR400%' from the shooting menu. Several of the samples in this gallery were shot using this combination of settings (which allows EXR 'DR' use with full PASM exposure control) and they are captioned accordingly.

Samples Gallery

There are 32 images in the samples gallery. Please do not reproduce any of these images on a website or any newsletter / magazine without prior permission (see our copyright page). We make the originals available for private users to download to their own machines for personal examination or printing (in conjunction with this review), we do so in good faith, please don't abuse it.

Unless otherwise noted images taken with no particular settings at full resolution. Because our review images are now hosted on the 'galleries' section of dpreview.com, you can enjoy all of the new galleries functionality when browsing these samples.

Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples - Posted 14th November 2011

Comments

Total comments: 113
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Roger Knight
By Roger Knight (Nov 21, 2011)

It would have been good to see photos of the female model taken in full 12MP resolution to see what the skin tone and detail capabilities of the camera and sensor are. Frankly, I don't understand the reason for shoting in less than full resolution and less reason for publishing in 6 MP. It seems unfair not only to your readers but also to FujiFilm who may have their cameras sensor judged on these photos. I do hope that there was no outside influence from competing forces at work here but it would have been sensible to warn readers that so very many shots were taken at less than the cameras potential capability and the reasons for this seemingly counterproductive measure.

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zcus
By zcus (Nov 17, 2011)

I was over at steve huff's website (who seems to be a bit of a fuji fanboy) and the photos he posted are much crisper and vivid with pop... he states there straight out of the camera, but I'm thinking he has applied in camera sharpening and contrast adjustments... I wish you would do that for a few of your photos here on DPR just so we can see what the camera is capable of when tweeked. And state that 'what' settings were used to acheive it..

just a thought cause I think all these photos look just a little flat in my opion

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Pavelp880
By Pavelp880 (Nov 16, 2011)

Some high ISO samples are found on Lenstip site. Taken with lowest NR and sharpening they say. Some solarization signs and noise touch. So DPR choice
of presenting mostly 6MP pics seem to have reasons.

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obeythebeagle
By obeythebeagle (Nov 16, 2011)

I want one. Of course I also want a Leica and Hasselblad, but with three kids around college age, like that's gonna happen. There are so many great cameras in the newest generation that the consumer is the winner.

Back on subject, the X10 images are so good they are reminiscent of my old 35mm Summicron on an M-series Leica body shooting Kodachrome 25, which was the sharpest lens in the world in the seventies and eighties, with the finest film ever made. Remarkably great images.

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Clickie McPete
By Clickie McPete (Nov 16, 2011)

You guys and your "soft" images....I mean really. When you add up the totality of features in this camera such as bright viewfinder, REAL lugs so you can put a neck or wrist strap on it, small compact size, fast zoom lens, fast AF, intuitive controls, excellent IQ for the sensor size and reasonable price there is ABSOLUTELY no other camera on the market that even comes close.

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Johnderock
By Johnderock (Nov 16, 2011)

Great selection, thank you Barney. And very impressive results from Fuji.
By showing so many 6MP shots DPReview is trying to tell you that you can transform this device into a D31fd, the mythical shooter that could rival low end DSLR in high ISO perf.
That is very good news. Don't forget that an HD TV or monitor has only 2MP available (1920x1080)

The X10 has to be compared with V1 and even m4/3 cameras. (forget LX, S and G).
And I wouldn't be surprised if Fuji had succeeded in producing a winner.
The smaller the sensor, the smaller the lens, the more compact the machine.
All the m4/3 look monstrous and dis-gracious with their slim body and huge zoom lens.
And what's the point of putting a mediocre bulky 28-40mm 3.5-5.6 for the sake of having a "large sensor" ?
Just look at the result, forget the spec sheet for a minute.

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max metz
By max metz (Nov 16, 2011)

Yes, you hit the nail on the head, the x10 lens is fast enough to take advantage of the sensor's low light capability and its extra dynamic range - it's a beautifully balanced package. With a standard lens 1/30sec Iso 200.f2.8 on the x10 equals 1/30sec iso800 at f5.6 on an aspc dslr - that's the comparison to make and to me this new little camera's output at least rivals older aspc dslr's for quality. That's a stellar achievement.

I just keep going through the x10 images on Flickr in almost disbelief. If Fuji do this with an interchangeable lens aspc camera end of next year I'll change all my gear to theirs - forget full frame.

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mistergigi
By mistergigi (Nov 16, 2011)

C'mon. The real comparison is with the D-Lux 5. Who's got the low down? Which one has the best image quality and photographer's usability?

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mistergigi
By mistergigi (Nov 16, 2011)

clarification. x10 vs. d-lux 5 and x100 vs. x1. those are the valid comparisons. not x10 vs. x100 or x10 vs m8. who are we kidding? let's be fair. for the smaller sensor, i'd love to know how x10 compares with d-lux 5/LX5 and maybe g12 (although that's a little bulky).

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max metz
By max metz (Nov 16, 2011)

The lx5 is a great little camera, like the lx3 the lens alone gives it a very special place among all cameras, but this x10 will totally wipe the floor with an lx5 - it has less apparent noise than a gf1 with the old 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 and what noise it does have looks more palatable. Look on Flickr, most gf1 users stick to little more than iso100 with good reason, the x10 with its fast lens and good iso performance enable examples showing far far more latitude.

As for the current enthusiast obsession with sharpness, this x10 at iso400 looks as sharp as much of the old colour film - thats enough. It rolls off the tone like film, its fast and and its well laid out - anyone looking at an entry level dslr with kit lens should be looking very closely at this camera.

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tinpusher
By tinpusher (Nov 16, 2011)

I have the LX5 and X1 and I can confirm that it is a far better camera than the LX5 both for IQ and handling.

The X1 so just soooo simple compared to the X10. Of course the image quality is better ( it's almost 3 times the cost of an X10 ) but what both cameras have in common is the ability to take sharp images of great colour.
The X10 has better dynamic range than my X1 thanks to the clever EXR sensor.
A stunning small camera

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digby dart
By digby dart (Nov 16, 2011)

Great selection of frames, skin tone, dynamic range, high ISO - it's all illustrated competently by the photographer. This is very much a traditional professional photojournalist camera in a very small case - due to the lovely film like quality output. Digital photography has come of age for the common person.

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Kametori
By Kametori (Nov 15, 2011)

A little bit confused.
I have ordered X10 but after these pictures not so sure anymore. Hope dpr will publish review soon.
My other choise was x100 that could suit me as well due to not necessary need any zoom but worried about X100 known issues and are those solved (?)

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HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

where does the confusion step in? are you new to digital cameras?

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PG Thomas
By PG Thomas (Nov 15, 2011)

DPR "it is also possible to shoot both JPEG and Raw files in 'DR' EXR mode by manually selected medium (6MP) resolution, and choosing 'DR200%' or 'DR400%' from the shooting menu."

Sorry - I don't think this is true. You can employ DR100-400% DR in 6 or 12MP modes whilst in PSAM and can shoot raw. But there is a question as to this being 'true' EXR. I.e. by altering the sensor is not proven. Indeed the 'EXR mode' (as selected on the 'Mode' Dial!) specificaly EXCLUDES Raw. The explenation may be as I have mentioned in an earler comment.

DPR should broach this issue with FUJI in the forthcoming review.

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Nov 15, 2011)

It is true. You'll be pleased to learn that we've checked.

In the X100's menu, 'DRXXX%' can mean two different things depending on the mode you're in. It can mean Fuji's more or less conventional d-range expansion mode (in which case the available range of ISO settings is reduced as you increase the DR '%' amount) and it can mean EXR.

When you manually reduce the res to 6MP, you can select DR200% and 400% without any restriction in ISO range, and the raw files contain EXR data (which we've established through testing by converting raw files in camera).

Rather wonderfully, when you're shooting in the 'EXR' mode, you can select up to DR1600% in which case 'DR' is a combination of conventional DR expansion and EXR.

Make sense?

I hope this puts your mind at rest.

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HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

sweet work as usual!

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PG Thomas
By PG Thomas (Nov 15, 2011)

Hi Barny

Yes I have just tried it. OK. But is it 'EXR' - which I only attribute to the sensor modes. Isn't these PASM modes just like most cameras which flatten the exposure curve? to 'increase' the DR.

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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Nov 15, 2011)

@ PG Thomas - we tested it. Using the methodology explained in my earlier comment.

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Nov 15, 2011)

it does not say much for the camera's UI or manual that there should be such a fundamental confusion necessitating forensic investigation by a professional camera reviewer in order to tease out what operating modes the camera supports.

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Denis of Whidbey Island
By Denis of Whidbey Island (Nov 15, 2011)

I'm not shocked that it takes a while to decipher the ins and outs of a brand new camera. Thom Hogan has sold a lot of E-books explaining how to make best use of Nikon DSLRs. I"ve identified a few X10 firmware "features" that would benefit from revision, but I don't condemn the camera for it.

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Eigenmeat
By Eigenmeat (Nov 16, 2011)

Don't know why is it so hard for you guys to understand, you DO NOT have to be in the EXR mode to use the EXR hardware tricks... On my F550, you can do RAW with EXR features in PSAM mode no problem...

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ozan yigit
By ozan yigit (Nov 15, 2011)

little over two weeks with X10. this, given its capabilities and feel, may well be the most important and capable little camera i have owned so far [out of g10, g11, s90, lx4, lx5, xz1] lens is very very good, viewfinder surprisingly usable, images are superb. [luminous landscape has a hands-on review. i agree with everything except what he considers annoyances. very little about this that annoys me.]

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Arn
By Arn (Nov 15, 2011)

Why were just about all the photos shot in 6MP mode? I'm really not interested in a $650, 6MP camera. The full resolution performance is what interestests me the most (pics from any camera can be resized to 6MP). Also, if the performance of the dynamic range modes is to be demonstrated, ordinary full resolution mode pic on the side should be provided from the same scene.

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Nov 16, 2011)

Actually, just over 1/3rd of the images are 12MP. And, given that 12MP is one of the three modes available, that sounds about right.

Other cameras may be able to produce 6MP images, but they don't have a colour filter array designed for pixel binning, nor the ability to differentially expose their pixels, so surely it's worth showing how well those two things are done?

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Simon97
By Simon97 (Nov 15, 2011)

I'm impressed! First, it has a good lens that stays reasonably sharp into the very corners. Full res shots are not as soft as I was expecting from this type of sensor. Noise is not too bad at higher ISOs even in high res mode.

I like the X10's handling of noise. A little is allowed to show rather than attempting to smear it with strong NR. Low contrast detail in darker area shows.

I had the S95 and while it is a fine camera, I was never "at home" with its jpeg rendering. To me, the X10 is the camera to move on to.

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bossde
By bossde (Nov 16, 2011)

Now my conclusion is as simple as can be: If this were to fit in my pocket, the quality would be a acceptable compromise, but it doesn't, so at this point i would simply rather have a S100 that does, or m4/3 with a compact prime and a multitude of the performance that will always find a place in my bag just as well as this would.

As for the Love/Hate. That the performance isn't up to my standards doesn't mean that i can't still love the obvious care fuji has put into this camera, http://cialisenespana.com with the buttons and dials that are exactly where i want them, the ease of use and ofcourse the looks.

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Dan Ortego
By Dan Ortego (Nov 15, 2011)

Maybe I've spent too much time with an M8 Leica and primes. Most of the shots appear soft, noisy or saturated. Only three looked half way presentable (Church, water, fence/leaf). I have higher hopes for the NEX7 with new Carl Zeiss fast 24mm. Then again, that's about a 2+k package.

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D1N0
By D1N0 (Nov 15, 2011)

don't forget this is a compact, no aps-c no interchangeable lens. I think it's probably the best the small sensor camera.

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PG Thomas
By PG Thomas (Nov 15, 2011)

And an M8 Costs?... :-)

The NEX7 24MP sensor is reported to be noisy. I would stick with your M8 and buy the X10 for fun.

Pete T

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Nov 15, 2011)

just remove the word "time", replace it with a comma, and you are getting closer to the truth!

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Greynerd
By Greynerd (Nov 15, 2011)

You must find it most distressing and a bit beneath you all these poor people with their cheap ghastly little cameras.

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sensibill
By sensibill (Nov 15, 2011)

You can lay your higher hopes to rest, the NEX-7 uses the A77 sensor, which is atrocious at higher ISO, even compared to smaller sensor Micro Four Thirds cameras. You may not have gleaned it from your M8, but the most expensive solution is not always the best one.

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HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

name dropper! you indict yourself as not being very knowledgeable about cameras when you write things like you have. On the other hand, it shows what Leica owners know! Ha!

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Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (Nov 15, 2011)

I don't mean to be rude, but my firm belief is that most Leica men are pretty poor photographers, what I've seen.

:rj

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zodiacfml
By zodiacfml (Nov 15, 2011)

Nice highlights on some pics, I can live with 6mp for that. This is more exciting than Nikon's 1 cameras. Review please!

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Hullinone
By Hullinone (Nov 15, 2011)

Had my X10 for 2 weeks, snapped over a 100 images in various situations.
The lens and tech built into this camera is amazing. The Pana's are great.
I own
S95 - great camera
2 m4/3 systems
DSLR's
The X10 has it's own place. It passes the S95 in every way, except not a portable. Is some situations it does a better job than M4/3 - the technology and brains in this camera is amazing.
The technology built into this camera separates from all in it's category ( sold my G12). Put the brains and lens tech in a larger sensor, changeable lens camera and sign me up.... In the mean time this is a fun, cool, picture taking machine worth every penny.

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ashesh
By ashesh (Nov 15, 2011)

does this camera can be fitted into big jeans pocket please reply ?

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Nov 15, 2011)

Jacket pocket. They show that in their promo video on their website. And it's in the DigitalRev review on youtube.

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Clickie McPete
By Clickie McPete (Nov 16, 2011)

Easily fits cargo pants. ;)

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Hullinone
By Hullinone (Nov 17, 2011)

Agree - I had it in my jacket pocket for a day - no problem.
It would not fit in my jeans pocket - but I don't carry any camera in my pants pocket - well except my iPhone 4s :-)

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Ibida Bab
By Ibida Bab (Nov 15, 2011)

For me: PERFECT! I'll buy this camera because it's the perfect combination of image quality, looks, price, and Made in Japan built quality. I feel like I am back in the 80s when all my old equipment was as exciting as this one. Fujifilm is FANTASTIC!

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abuh
By abuh (Nov 15, 2011)

Respectable -- but doesn't leave me breathless. Image quality seems basically to be on a par with the top of the competition, though not significantly better than those, except the DR. I'm not shopping for cameras right now, but may consider it further down the road, as a take-everywhere cam.

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Nov 15, 2011)

the competition? By price, of course there is plenty. But by form factor? If you define the competition by cameras that fit in a (sizeable) pocket, which of those cameras are you finding on a par?

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abuh
By abuh (Nov 16, 2011)

By category, as defined above by DPR (luxury end of the enthusiast compact camera). Primarily the Panasonic LX5, and the Olympus XZ-1. The X10 doesn't seem to better either of those by a significant margin, although there are some minor advantages IQ-wise, at this first look.

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Hullinone
By Hullinone (Nov 17, 2011)

I can tell you after shooting over 100 images with it, it blows away MY LX5. You cannot judge this camera by the images on DP - you need to use it hands one to appreciate it's awesomeness

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PG Thomas
By PG Thomas (Nov 15, 2011)

Ive Had an X10 for two weeks now, and can confer that the DR is almost HDR like. And to some extent better as you don't get some of the false colour shifts that HDR is prone to.

One point to note, and which has been much discussion point on the Fuji forum, is the EXR mode. There are actualy two:-

1. A DR of 400% carried out by the EXR processor, in a similar way to all modern cameras by altering the exposure curve,

2 A DR of 400% carried out by the EXR Sensor itself, and unique to Fiji.

In combination one can push this (in EXR Mode) to a DR of 1600% !

So up to DR400% one can remain at 12MP in all modes, but above that it is ONLY available at 6MP...

Because you can also (in 6MP EXR mode) set the DR at 400%, some think that in PASM this is pixel binning as well. And it may well be at 6MP (No one is sure on this). But it physicaly carn't be at 12MP.

So when DPR show a 'EXR' DR400% image at 12MP - be assured it isn't anything to do with the Unique Sensor.

Pete T

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kwojdyna
By kwojdyna (Nov 15, 2011)

Please give us more hi-ISO pictures RAW's too to let us see how much better it is compared to other compact cameras. I like FujiFilm, I know F200EXR a lot (wife has it) but... for$600 I could have another 2 (TWO!) Samsung NX100 - interchangeable lens cameras wit APS-C DSLR size - not little as here - sensor.

The design's lovely, but for $600 I am expecting a great quality too. Does this one have it?

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Nov 15, 2011)

I love everything about this camera so i've kept an open mind, but in the end it's still compact-camera performance. And since it doesn't fit in a pocket as easily as a compact should it's just not going to work for me. But they made it really difficult to say no to this.

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HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

this statement is very contradictory and sort of bi-polar. Looks like a love/hate thing to me.

I always enjoy hearing from the 'gotta fit in my pocket' crowd. Hilarious! "And since it doesn't fit in a pocket as easily as a compact should" I am rolling on the floor laughing at this statement. Like it should???

enjoy the confusion.

The X10 is an advanced compact, yes.

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Nov 15, 2011)

Well sorry to have confused you, but i am not confused.

I'm not the 'gotta fit in my pocket crowd'. But i am looking for one that does exactly that. I am originally a SLR user, and happy with it, but you just can't always bring it everywhere. So i'm willing to sacrifice quality in order to have a camera with me at all times, but there is a limit.

Now my conclusion is as simple as can be: If this were to fit in my pocket, the quality would be a acceptable compromise, but it doesn't, so at this point i would simply rather have a S100 that does, or m4/3 with a compact prime and a multitude of the performance that will always find a place in my bag just as well as this would.

As for the Love/Hate. That the performance isn't up to my standards doesn't mean that i can't still love the obvious care fuji has put into this camera, with the buttons and dials that are exactly where i want them, the ease of use and ofcourse the looks.

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Nov 15, 2011)

Well i hope that's clear enough. If not then you obviously have different needs and that's fine too.

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cookiesz
By cookiesz (Nov 15, 2011)

When is going to be revealed the review?! We cannot have a complete view with these very nice photos!

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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW
By BG_CX3_DPREVIEW (Nov 15, 2011)

I'm sorry to tell this, but the pictures used for sample galeries do show little of the potential of any camera, so all you can do is pixel peeping,a s the framing in geenral is too dull. Sorry for dpr guys, you are doing great jobs, but hey, its just my idea, i think you could make better galleries, maybe that might be a contest or challende; define a top 10 gallery scenes to show a cameras potentials?

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HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

Please show us your website with test photos. Oh...you don't have one? Ok, then.

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Faintandfuzzy
By Faintandfuzzy (Nov 15, 2011)

He doesn't need one in order to express an opinion about what he sees.

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HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

"He doesn't need one in order to express an opinion about what he sees."

Very true. Then again, you cannot really assign much weight to a seemingly lame opinion. But you are correct. And I have had my share of lame ones, though this wouldn't be one of them and I am pretty sure of that.

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Camp Freddy
By Camp Freddy (Nov 15, 2011)

Some shots are a bit soft, but I am surprised no one has picked up on the excellent dynamic range for a single lens camera. Better than Nikon 1, Oly XZ1 and g11 ( not seen too much g12 yet) .

Bit of a muted but realistic colour pallette. Probably worth the cost over the xz1/g12 on the basis of VF and DR.

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disraeli demon
By disraeli demon (Nov 15, 2011)

I'm with you on this one; as long as the X10 avoids the really horrible, clumpy chroma noise that plagues my LX3, I'm not worried about a bit of "film-like" grain. Given that I shoot available light in all sorts of conditions, dynamic range is the big thing. I really like the look of the images I'm seeing so far.

The price of having such a small pocketable cameras with a fast zooms is that you're shooting on what, in the film days, would have been a sub-miniature format. There's always going to be a price for that in terms of IQ.

The thing that really appeals to me about this camera is that Fuji have admitted this problem and given us the 6mp pixel-binning option.

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Mauro.B
By Mauro.B (Nov 15, 2011)

Is there any reason why most of micro-detailed scenes where shot in 6 megapixels mode ? This way it is impossible to evaluate lens performance. Actually, files dscf8378, dscf8254 and dscf8385, all shot at full 12 megapixel resolution, are not as pin sharp as I would expect from a "super premium" compact. As others already pointed out, as presented here the X10's performance looks squarely in S95 / LX5 territory (which I both own), but not any better than the latter cameras. Perhaps more micro-detailed 12 megapixels shots (foliage, landscape) would help in highlight X10's merits.

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Andreas Roca
By Andreas Roca (Nov 15, 2011)

I think the high ISO looks really good considering the type of sensor, I was looking at the X10 samples on Fuji's own website and they show ugly blotchy noise at high ISO, these are so much better. I don't mind slightly soft images at all, I just can't stand digital looking noise.
I am always more interested in this camera. Lets hope its as quiet as the X100 and that they ironed out the software madness that plagues it.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (Nov 15, 2011)

Is it me or my MBP 17"? The sky seems to be a bit noisy / grainy (as with P&S and m4/3 cameras) in, say, DSCF8254 (ISO100, of course).

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (Nov 15, 2011)

The DR400 EXR outdoor shots (e.g., DSCF8532) also have this sky graininess.

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Valentin Stan
By Valentin Stan (Nov 15, 2011)

Better than what lx5 and g12 can offer, but s95 is still the pocket wonder. And s100 is on the way.

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HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

'the pocket wonder' Ha!! This is really really funny. s95/100 are great but you have to take the camera out of the pocket to use it and when you do, X10 rules. Maybe the other camera makers will wake up and make some serious improvements with X10 now here and beating the pocket pants off of them.

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Nov 15, 2011)

I must be missing something - I don't see anything in the captions to indicate which ones were taken in 6MP DR mode.

Nice set of test shots, thanks for posting these, the X10 seems to have great promise.

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Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (Nov 15, 2011)

All non-12 Mpixel images have dedicated explanations; e.g.

Shot in 'SN' EXR mode (6MP) (DSCF8554)
Shot in DR400 mode (6MP EXR) (DSCF8532)

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Nov 15, 2011)

Thanks for that. I was looking using the full-screen slideshow (seems the obvious way to view the pictures?). For some reason you only see basic exposure info in the slideshow.
I can see the full info now when I view the images in the 'forum' style view.

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OvinceZ
By OvinceZ (Nov 15, 2011)

Colourful and interesting selection of photos.

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thx1138
By thx1138 (Nov 15, 2011)

The first dozen or so images seemed soft, then then they seemed much better, some are sharp indeed. Although these are jpg, the noise seems impressive which is a trait of Fuji. I'm sure it'll be better than the competitors above ISO 200/400. There's almost a semblance of shallow DOF in some of those shots too!

I'll await for the RAW, but this looks a pretty good camera. Still not sure I can bring myself to buy something like this or splash out on a GX1, although the Fuji is far more portable.

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Graham Edwards
By Graham Edwards (Nov 15, 2011)

Thanks for the samples. I do find it surprising the way that people want to rush to judgement about every new camera and instantly either "love it" or "hate it". Its all so binary and tribal. The tone of many comments is very aggressive and border line outright rude. I hope that people wouldn't speak to each other face to face in this way. It makes using the site so much less pleasant for everyone. Anyway thanks for the samples and I look forward to the full review. If you have a chance to make any comparisons to the LX5 in the review I for one would be grateful.

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Nov 15, 2011)

You have my nuanced agreement :)

(Actually, you are 100% spot on correct, well said)

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HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

there is no rush to judgment when making observations about the image quality. unlike some, the rest of us draw opinions without being told what to think.

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BryceM
By BryceM (Nov 15, 2011)

Meh... I guess I just saved me some money. Not enough of an improvement over my G11.

0 upvotes
HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

as a former G11/12 owner I say they are really good but the X10 is in a different class. My X10 arrives later today. I will be sure to come back and blast it if it isn't what it looks to be.

0 upvotes
bcalkins
By bcalkins (Nov 15, 2011)

The main difference between this and the G12 all comes down to the lens (for me). I much prefer the manual zoom and aperture range on the X10. If you shoot wide it won't matter as much, but at moderate telephoto you are able to shoot at lower ISO in marginal light...

0 upvotes
Sekura Drops
By Sekura Drops (Nov 15, 2011)

I just wanted to thank for nice selection of photos that underlines the capabilities of a camera. In some of the reviews we only had simple outdoor pictures on a sunny day that you have no idea how is the camera for portraits, or how accurate is the colors etc.

2 upvotes
gl2k
By gl2k (Nov 15, 2011)

X10 : 12 MP, VF, built-in flash, hot-shoe, fast glass ... now compare this to the Nikon J1/V1.

I'd like to see a comparison shooting to the Panny FZ150. Do both cams play in the same league ?

0 upvotes
Digital Suicide
By Digital Suicide (Nov 15, 2011)

Nah..
No sensation.

0 upvotes
HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

whatever. another cellphone shooter.

0 upvotes
VadymA
By VadymA (Nov 15, 2011)

Slightly disappointed. I find all images way too soft to my liking. Not sure if its aggressive NR or soft lens. Widely renown sloppiness of DPR samples could be a factor as well.

0 upvotes
Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Nov 15, 2011)

'Widely renown sloppiness'?....are you saying we can't be trusted to shoot some real-world pictures with a compact camera.... really?

8 upvotes
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Nov 15, 2011)

I admit it. I deliberately slightly defocussed THE WORLD before I took these shots. It's a good trick if you can master it.

13 upvotes
Zamac
By Zamac (Nov 15, 2011)

If there is any "sloppiness" it is in the dpr resizing algorithm - which I have almost always found a little disappointing. Download the full size images and you will see how sharp they really are.

1 upvote
photo nuts
By photo nuts (Nov 15, 2011)

Look at VadymA's posting history. He is a fervent supporter of Foveon sensor... no AA filter... but the colors... no one cares about colors, right?

0 upvotes
453C
By 453C (Nov 15, 2011)

Simon & Barney, I'm feeling a little unfocused myself, but I'm still laughing. Thanks for the photos, and for keeping your sense of humor.

0 upvotes
patoth66
By patoth66 (Nov 15, 2011)

Very impressive!!!)))

1 upvote
SilenrocKunst
By SilenrocKunst (Nov 15, 2011)

These pictures are nice but, a good overview, there would be more pictures with higher ISO values ​​have to be made.

0 upvotes
Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (Nov 15, 2011)

More on the way :)

1 upvote
Aaron MC
By Aaron MC (Nov 15, 2011)

I'm still not convinced that it's worth so much money, but these images are highly impressive.

1 upvote
SW Anderson
By SW Anderson (Nov 15, 2011)

All in all, very impressive performance. The Half Price Books shot, the informal portrait aboard a ferry and that sunburst scenic are wow factor results. Makes me really want one of these, even if it's a budget stretcher.

0 upvotes
JCC123
By JCC123 (Nov 15, 2011)

I hated the images from my X10. So much so that I returned it. The resolution stinks. The colors are fantastic but the resolution is still very much in the P&S camp. Coming from a m4/3 I have to say that the m4/3 has nothing to worry about from the X10.

The other thing that's bad about the X10 is that the focusing is inconsistent. It will many times refuse to focus properly on what you want causing you to try to lock on your subjects multiple times. You can't have a focus system that's like this if you care about missing shots. The Gf series is multiple times better at focusing than the X10.

Back to Best Buy it goes. Hopefully, version 2.0 will be better. They definitely rushed this to market without working out the bugs.

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1 upvote
ybizzle
By ybizzle (Nov 15, 2011)

You probably bought the Fuji XP10 by mistake because the X10 images are nothing short of magnificent as I and other have pointed out. Also, you do realize that you have 49 auto focus points that you can use to pin point the subject that you are focusing on right?

3 upvotes
SilenrocKunst
By SilenrocKunst (Nov 15, 2011)

Focus is not to improve software?

0 upvotes
wetsleet
By wetsleet (Nov 15, 2011)

maybe the camera in your hands just took duff pictures. The first shot in this selection, the lady in the red jacket, every pore of her skin, every hair, clearly defined, every stitch in her jacket, every fluff of fibre; how much resolution does one need?

0 upvotes
Rachotilko
By Rachotilko (Nov 15, 2011)

"Fujifilm's first foray into the enthusiast compact camera market" ... I'm not sure, but F200exr, F31fd, F30 and several older models do fall into the category IMHO. At lease sensor-wise.

1 upvote
Tyson Williams
By Tyson Williams (Nov 15, 2011)

I have had my Fujifilm X10 for over a week now... I am so happy with quality of the images, how the camera handles and looks. Simply love it! This is my first Fujifilm camera and I am really impressed by what they were able to come up with in this little but powerful package.

1 upvote
ybizzle
By ybizzle (Nov 15, 2011)

Same here. I have 3 other cameras and they are collecting dust! LOL! This camera is just that good!

1 upvote
ybizzle
By ybizzle (Nov 15, 2011)

Fuji has forever rocked the foundation of compact cameras with the X10. You get m4/3 image quality from the 2/3" sensor plus low noise high ISO performance. There is just no competition for this camera right now. Glad I was lucky enough to buy one on release day.

2 upvotes
photo nuts
By photo nuts (Nov 15, 2011)

Actually, the DR looks better than what one typically gets from m4/3 sensors.

2 upvotes
ybizzle
By ybizzle (Nov 15, 2011)

Ah good point! ;)

0 upvotes
Sosua
By Sosua (Nov 15, 2011)

Looks pretty good - for 6MP. But then again, most $600 cameras do.

0 upvotes
meanwhile
By meanwhile (Nov 15, 2011)

$600 list price != $600.

0 upvotes
rocklobster
By rocklobster (Nov 15, 2011)

The HDR mode works very well - just look at that (early) sunset shot. Purists may say too much flare but I think it is simply outstanding. The high ISO shots are also very usable - better than expected. Maybe the EXR sensor has come of age. This is a serious contender to the top end compact class - G12 or ven the Nikon 1 i.e. if you are not concerned about the zoom range.

2 upvotes
max metz
By max metz (Nov 15, 2011)

Yes, the afternoon sun spraying light down the valley is the telling shot, well done to Mr Britton for seeing the potential of the package and heading to that spot at that time. Beautiful stuff. :-)

2 upvotes
HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

I agree with you. Purists are jurists and not artists.

4 upvotes
HDaRt
By HDaRt (Nov 15, 2011)

It is certainly hard to believe that the X10, an advanced compact, could be in a class above, but it looks like it is. Mine arrives tomorrow.

2 upvotes
jeremybarton
By jeremybarton (Nov 15, 2011)

I am very impressed what i have seen so far! and the price is nice as well compared to the Nikon V1/J1 and the bland looks!and the steep price tag!! rather plastic looking compared to this neatly packaged x10 with its retro styling ect!

1 upvote
photo nuts
By photo nuts (Nov 15, 2011)

Impressive. :)

2 upvotes
max metz
By max metz (Nov 15, 2011)

Unbelievable, what has everyone else been doing, for such a small sensor the results are astounding - much better than anyone could have imagined. What a beautiful little camera - on many levels. With this technology in asp-c format, Fujifilm will romp it in against the other manufacturers, congratulations to Fujifilm. :-)

3 upvotes
onlooker
By onlooker (Nov 15, 2011)

Let's hope the upcoming larger-than-APS-C mirrorless from Fujifilm will maximize the potential of this technology.

1 upvote
ybizzle
By ybizzle (Nov 15, 2011)

Max I agree. Fuji has got a winner on their hands with the X10!

1 upvote
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