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Fujifilm provides modified-sensor X10 to address white-orb issue

By dpreview staff on Apr 26, 2012 at 01:29 GMT

We've just received an updated Fujifilm X10 featuring the revised, orb-resistant sensor, announced in March. We've rushed it straight into our studio to see how it performed, alongside the existing X10 we had been putting through our review process. We'll be doing more in-depth testing, to check whether the changes Fujifilm have made have had any other impact on image quality but, given the interest surrounding the issue, we thought we'd show our preliminary results. (Updated with image quality comparison)

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'White Orb' test

Here we've used a directed light source to show the large white discs, or orbs, that the X10 (and X-S1) would show when bright light overwhelmed the sensor.

Orb test using existing X10:

1/1.3 seconds, F5, ISO 100

Orb test using revised X10 with modified sensor:

1/1.3 seconds, F5, ISO 100

Image quality comparison

Here, to check whether the sensor modification has had any other impact on image quality, we've shot the same still-life scene with both the original and modified X10. In both instances the cameras were shot at ISO 3200, F5 and 1/13th seconds. We're not seeing a significant difference between the two but will be re-checking all the test work we'd done on the original camera before publishing our review.

Existing X10 (100% crop) Modified X10 (100% crop)

Comments

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Hwdfpvhudfiouvh
By Hwdfpvhudfiouvh (Apr 26, 2012)

... and what about the X-S1 ?
The quality of the pictures was so good that I sold it a week later.

3 upvotes
snake_b
By snake_b (Apr 26, 2012)

So how about Fuji stops selling the X10 with the defective sensors and starts informing customers that the only way to get the new sensor is via retrofit?

They're still screwing dealers and customers.

This company is completely unethical.

Personally, I'll just wait for street pricing of the G1X to come down or the same for the Pentax K-01. Both might be a bit of a stretch, but they'll all normalize to much lower than msrp, whereas Fuji keeps trying to keep pricing up. Plus the performance of the two are worth the increase in price.

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7 upvotes
Hen3ry
By Hen3ry (Apr 26, 2012)

Now let’s hear the sucking sound of withdrawals from all those who worked themselves into a froth damning Fuji and affirming they would not deliver!

Well done, Fuji, and well done DPReview for rushing these images through.

Cheers, geoff

15 upvotes
GaryJP
By GaryJP (Apr 26, 2012)

Dream on. In my area (Hong Kong) Fuji are saying they have heard nothing about a fix and have currently no plans to initiate one "until they hear from Fuji Japan".

Add that to more than six months of denial, claiming it was within spec, and Fuji's marketing manager laughing at those who said the camera was faulty .....

10 upvotes
itsastickup
By itsastickup (Apr 26, 2012)

A lot of pressure was brought to bear. And they tried to dodge it with a firmware 'fix'.

0 upvotes
Photo-Wiz
By Photo-Wiz (Apr 26, 2012)

Don't see why you'd say they "delivered?" I sold my X10 because I couldn't stand the ORBs.

Now I see Fuji has Aperture issues on the new X Pro1. Holy toledo, don't they check these out before pushing out for beta testing?

3 upvotes
Jmmg
By Jmmg (Apr 26, 2012)

They are losing money faster than you say yo! They need cash quick before following Kodak footstep. Therefore they push out all Beta or prototype products to generate revenue.

3 upvotes
camerashopminion
By camerashopminion (Apr 26, 2012)

Got to admit, when push came to shove it was Fuji's complete lack of customer support and inability to test before release that made me get rid of my X100 today. While the fault with the first unit I owned was unfortunate enough, it astounded me that they managed to release a firmware that created more problems than it resolved, including making my camera lock up in bulb mode at random intervals! Did nobody test it first? And the fact that they still won't admit to the sticky aperture blades - offering to service it is one thing, but without an open admission you have no long term reassurance, and quite a few people have had a repeat of the problem on their 'repaired' units. It's such a shame, the whole X series are such lovely cameras, in design, ergonomics, build quality, and IQ. But they all have these fatal flaws that, addressed or not, leave you questioning your purchase. And at these price tags, you shouldn't have a doubt in your mind. Won't be selling Fuji to anyone from now on.

2 upvotes
voz
By voz (Apr 26, 2012)

Great, now I'm interested in the X10 again. But how will I know that I get the revised version? New name?

8 upvotes
Rachotilko
By Rachotilko (Apr 26, 2012)

I appreciate this very much, Fuji ! what a pity X10 was not done right from the start; it might have been tremendous success.

1 upvote
R Thornton
By R Thornton (Apr 26, 2012)

I 've had a fair share of new camera failures in my time (I am looking right at you Nikon!) and let's say I was less than impressed by how I was treated as a customer. So, I wouldn't be all too harsh on Fuji for this one, 'cause it seems like it will all play out well.
However, if they packaged the repaired-sensor camera as a "new" model, x10s or y11 or whatever, and sold it at a slightly higher price to wrench the cost of their failure from the customers after all, that I would resent.

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pdcm
By pdcm (Apr 26, 2012)

Any specific Nikon cameras Mr Thornton? Please.

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Jmmg
By Jmmg (Apr 26, 2012)

I owned Nikon EM, FM2, F3HP, FE, FM3a, F601, F801, F2002, F90, F4, F5, D70, D1X, D2, D200, D300s and D7000 plus many lenses and compact Digital and 35mm P&S and never experience any problem form Nikon. DOn't know wtf were you talking about.

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thinkfat
By thinkfat (Apr 26, 2012)

Ah yes. And as soon somebody elses personal experience mismatches our own personal experience, we resent to swearing.

This is the real WTF, truly.

8 upvotes
camerashopminion
By camerashopminion (Apr 26, 2012)

I must admit, this is the opposite of my experiences - my X100 was frightfully unreliable, in contrast to my Nikons which I've always adored and only ever had positive experiences with the supplier. Maybe Nikon UK are friendlier than your national branch, R Thornton? Regardless, Fuji scared me off and Nikon are the ones I trust. I suppose it's all down to personal experience, though - use what you like, use what you trust, use what you enjoy, and the heck with what other people say!

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CFynn
By CFynn (Apr 27, 2012)

@Jmmg

If there was no problem with your Nikon film cameras, why did you feel the need to change them so often? - they all take the same lenses and the same film.

I've owned a few Nikon film cameras - I still have them all and they are all still working fine. Including a Nikkormat FTn & and F2A which are 40 years old and have received a lot of use and abuse. Only thing I have ever had to fix on those is to replace the foam rubber that cushions the mirror.

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EssexAsh
By EssexAsh (Apr 26, 2012)

so was that in an EXR mode, what about manual or aperture priority? Lets see some regular test images to see what its done to the image in general too?

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micahmedia
By micahmedia (Apr 26, 2012)

Uh, relax yo...they said they're on it.

You do realize they brought us D3200 images after only having it a couple days?

1 upvote
EssexAsh
By EssexAsh (Apr 26, 2012)

but in the rush to scream "look at us! we're first" theyve not really provided that much useable info.

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Red Bicycle
By Red Bicycle (Apr 26, 2012)

Really -looks pretty usable to me.

1 upvote
urix
By urix (Apr 26, 2012)

Is there a way to distinguish a camera with the modified sensor from a camera with the original one? E.g. by serial No.?

1 upvote
Louis_Dobson
By Louis_Dobson (Apr 26, 2012)

The one produces a strange effect like a white orb on highlit areas, the other doesn't.

2 upvotes
Alan Brown
By Alan Brown (Apr 26, 2012)

that's sooo funny... I like irony in humour. made my day. tnx

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urix
By urix (Apr 26, 2012)

To Louis_Dobson: Thanx, Cap :)
I'd like to know it before I start shooting.

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chyll2
By chyll2 (Apr 26, 2012)

i wonder what will happen to those who buys grey units. I am pretty sure, the local Fuji distributor in your place won't accept anything they didnt sell

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Trevor G
By Trevor G (Apr 26, 2012)

Well, you are wrong, of course.

I asked Fuji Australia and they said no problem, even though mine was purchased in the USA.

All they want is the customer's details and a request to have the sensor replaced.

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Jmmg
By Jmmg (Apr 26, 2012)

BTW, My buddy who work for XinMaoYuanMing digital technology Co., Ltd. in China which produce most of the LCD and LED screen for Fuji, Nikon, Sony, Canon,etc. told me that Fujifilm are working on the replacement of the X10. They have already ordered and contracted the new screen for the X10s or X11 expecting coming before this coming holiday season.

3 upvotes
Jmmg
By Jmmg (Apr 26, 2012)

My question is;

Many stores in the world still selling those "Orbed X10", My friend who work at Future shop as a manager in Canada told me that they receive no mention or memo about the existing stock of X10 will be recall or exchange. My cousin who work at a camera store in Hong Kong also told me the same. Is that mean until a new shipment of those "NEW X10" ship out, Fujifilm will continue let consumer in the whole world buy off all the remaining stock, then wait for a small % of customer discover they are sucker and send it in for repair, but majority of SUCKERS who bought the remaining old stock will be Suckers as usual. That is not honest enough for me, they are still in a cheating mode.

8 upvotes
Sunshine_boy
By Sunshine_boy (Apr 26, 2012)

Well done DPR for immediately putting the new X10 sensor to the test. Readers can judge for themselves the improvement 'before & after'. Your test would have been even more useful if you included the same image taken by another 2-3 cameras of the same class. Then your test results would have been even more informative.

If you cannot add the other cams' images here, I hope you include them in your full X10 review.

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ChrisKramer1
By ChrisKramer1 (Apr 26, 2012)

Fuji have stated that the orbing phenomenon can be found in other cameras as well. However, I have not seen any examples proving this.

I wonder what secret defects the 2,000 euro X pro1 has in store for its users? More orbs, maybe?

2 upvotes
Jmmg
By Jmmg (Apr 26, 2012)

X-Pro1 has major auto focusing lag issue, plus all the new Fujinon lenses has shutter chatter problem.

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Dougbm_2
By Dougbm_2 (Apr 26, 2012)

X-Pro1 lens chatter fixed with a firmware update. Maybe it's Fuji's way of getting us to talk about their cameras. Focusing is apparently slower than x100 currently is. Also depends on the lens. Wait for firmware fix?

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peakrcrc
By peakrcrc (Apr 27, 2012)

ChrisKramer,

This phenomenom is possible with other cameras (D3, D300) as shown in the link below:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/fuji_x10/discuss/72157629252110028/

Cheers!

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frommylens
By frommylens (Apr 26, 2012)

Image looks brighter with the modified sensor even though the settings are the same.

1 upvote
Sdaniella
By Sdaniella (Apr 26, 2012)

FUJI-Orbification... fixed.
It definitely wasn't an imagined defect as the fix has shown.

0 upvotes
WayneHuangPhoto
By WayneHuangPhoto (Apr 26, 2012)

Consumers 1, Fufifilm 0

2 upvotes
Photomonkey
By Photomonkey (Apr 26, 2012)

It seems that both win as Fuji stepped up to the plate with a solution and not a cop out.

7 upvotes
GaryJP
By GaryJP (Apr 26, 2012)

Yeah, around nine months or more after my X10 came out on to the market I MIGHT have one that actually works. By which time technology will have moved on.

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raizans
By raizans (Apr 26, 2012)

+1. i just might have to buy the x10.

now if they'd only hire some people to redo the menus, fix all of those bugs, and make the cameras look nicer.

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healer81
By healer81 (Apr 26, 2012)

Just talked with Fuji, they told me it will be ready at the end of May. Kinda long ways but at least there is a fix now. The lady that spoke with me said something about a software fix so I'm kinda confused if they will replace the sensor or just do a firmware thing. Probably she doesnt know exactly what is going on.

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evogt500
By evogt500 (Apr 26, 2012)

Good job Fuji. Now if only you could have done some R&D from the start...

8 upvotes
Macandts
By Macandts (Apr 26, 2012)

Like so many others have posted, how will we know if we are purchasing an X10 with an old sensor or an updated one?

3 upvotes
iflash
By iflash (Apr 26, 2012)

Gone off Fuji lately - white orbs, crappy AF, shutter chatter.... and so on. When they put out a bug free, realistically priced camera, I'll take them a lot more seriously. After all this is what they purport to do for a living. The X10, X100 and x Pro 1 are all beset by problems that should have been debugged in-house before release. Most of the Fuji postings on DP are about issues that should never have existed. So, Mr Fuji, I have looked, liked a lot of what I saw, but I'm off to spend my $2,000 on a Nikon kit.

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chlamchowder
By chlamchowder (Apr 26, 2012)

Every company makes mistakes. Fuji is doing a good job of owning up to its mistakes and is doing the best job it can at this point by offering a solution.

I'm not a Fuji user, but if I'm ever in the market for a new high quality compact camera, Fuji would get points for caring about customers.

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GaryJP
By GaryJP (Apr 26, 2012)

Caring about customers? Fuji stonewalled on this for months, said that the orbs were within spec, and notoriously a US Director of Marketing laughed at users' concerns, and claimed it was "the way it was built":

"KB: Yeah, to be honest with you -- and this is straight up -- I never saw the orbs. I don't actively shoot into, something like that (looks up at the intense overhead lights), because... Ow, that hurts right now. I've got orbs in my eyes just from looking at that. But I did hear about it. I saw it on dpreview, and a couple of other places. Yeah, that's part of the sensor. It's part of the way it's built. "

It took more than six months of dissatisfied customers, many returns, and big drops in price on the camera before they even admitted the problem.

I have one.

And in my area Fuji HK seem clueless about any program to fix it.

You have a fairly lenient attitude to "caring about customers". I've had it since December and have still received no commitment to fixing it.

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raincoat
By raincoat (Apr 26, 2012)

if a new car maker made a car that didn't move, then fixed it months later, would it "get points for caring about customers"?

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meanwhile
By meanwhile (Apr 26, 2012)

Come on now, have some perspective. It's not "didn't move", it's more like "sometimes the indicator went on by itself" or "the radio went on and off".

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Kananga
By Kananga (Apr 26, 2012)

You may want to think about your decision as Nikon have just recalled a load of batteries. Better spend your money on Canon kit. Oh wait a minute, they're recalling cameras that have light leaks. Better save up for a Leica. Oh hold on, you may need to get IR filters to screw on each lens to make it work properly etc etc.

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camcom12
By camcom12 (Apr 26, 2012)

Kananga is correct. Indeed, you may want rethink Nikon, or any brand actually. I love mine, but the D5000 was recalled a few years back and my P7000 went back on warranty on a widely reported problem; and I pamper these things. Most new models have at least one issue to deal with.

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GaryJP
By GaryJP (Apr 26, 2012)

Kananga, I have the 5D MkIII AND the X10. The difference is that the over-dramatised "light leak" does not hit the image sensor, has not been shown to have damaged ONE real world photograph. The orbs, on the other hand, made my X10 unusable in the situations for which I needed it. Despite the relative unimportance of the Canon issue they addressed it within weeks. Not after MONTHS of denial and actual laughing at the suckers who'd bought their camera.

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Alan Brown
By Alan Brown (Apr 26, 2012)

you consider the battery problem in the same ballpark as an actual image problem?

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Kananga
By Kananga (Apr 26, 2012)

I'm just saying that most if not all camera manufacturers have had issues with camera already on the market which have required corrective mesures/recalls. And if we based our purchases on whether that manufacturer had an issue or not we would quickly run out of options. That is all I am saying. Anything else you come up with is purely an assumption on your part.

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GaryJP
By GaryJP (Apr 26, 2012)

Well we can base it on how the manufacturer copes with concerns, and in that Fuji sucks.

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ProfHankD
By ProfHankD (Apr 26, 2012)

Looks pretty good. Just for comparison, here's what my free DeOrbIt tool (http://aggregate.org/DIT/DEORBIT/) does by default to the old example above:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9931446391/download/1911743

I think the new sensor is giving a touch more detail near saturated pixels, although it could be down to better handling of the raw sensor data. DeOrbIt does generate a smoother transition, but the details are synthetic -- not real. Anyway, I still intend to release DeOrbIt as a fully open-source tool as soon as I've published on it.

Note: the image above was created using the crop only. DeOrbIt works a bit better on full images using the default settings.

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lightandday
By lightandday (Apr 26, 2012)

Thank you dpr !!!
Waiting for full review which will tell the full story ?

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shutterdragon
By shutterdragon (Apr 26, 2012)

Thank you, Fuji!

Now, if I were to go out to buy the X10, how would I know whether it's the updated version or not?

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marike6
By marike6 (Apr 26, 2012)

I had the same though as you, which is why I went ahead an bought it, and will send it in. That way, I know it got the good. The best P&S on the market is about the get better.

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Ace Disgrace
By Ace Disgrace (Apr 26, 2012)

Thank you Fuji, still waiting for the final test and ill be on my way to the store to finally get mine [been a loooong time]. Just hoping the store will not give me the old sensor. Have you guys at Fuji took back ALL the old ones from the stores. im not sure if i heard any news about that. Please let us know. Thanks again.

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MonteCarlo67
By MonteCarlo67 (Apr 26, 2012)

This is exactly what I was waiting to see before purchasing an X10. Major improvement! Now, I just need to wait awhile to ensure that when I buy a brand new X10 that it will be with the new sensor. Not sure if this has been mentioned by Fuji, but will there be a way to know if a new camera has the old or new sensor (serial number, sticker on the box, ect..)?

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Apr 26, 2012)

Yes, you can. The sticker on the box will say "X20". :)

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Phil of Cilcain
By Phil of Cilcain (Apr 26, 2012)

I've had an X-S1 for a couple of weeks and despite trying to find "orbs" in reflections and lights I've not found a problem. Having said that, I contacted Fuji over image quality, the detail is no better than my S100fs and at some focal lengths image detail/sharpness is not as good. Fuji offered me an exchange or refund and sent me a prepaid bag to return the camera. They have also offered a replacement sensor. (I bought the camera from the Fuji shop).
I love using the camera, the incredible versatility, excellent viewfinder and most times, fast accurate focusing are great. I'm going to wait and see what comments are made on the new sensor. It would be nice to hear that image quality has improved as well as the elusive orbs put right. It's a good camera, it's just not the great camera that was promised and I had hoped for.
My test shots can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/philcilcain/sets/72157629752371997/ Try to resist pixel peeping!

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CFynn
By CFynn (Apr 27, 2012)

Should be easy enough to tell. Just point the camera at some bright point light sources and take a shot.

Mind you, while the old sensor definitely produces orbs, there will undoubtedly be some people imagining they are seeing them from the new one too.

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lacro
By lacro (Apr 26, 2012)

Kudos for Fujifilm. Just In Time, as announced. Nevertheless, I'm eager to see what other differences might exist, on the full thorough DPReview.

And as I live abroad, I would like to know when and which serious stores in New York and Miami, might have the new X10 models with the sensor already replaced.

I've been waiting it for a long time now. I can't afford to get it first, and replace it afterwards. Can't make a second trip soon.

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Raist3d
By Raist3d (Apr 26, 2012)

I must say fuji came out with this in record time. Doing new hardware revisions is not easy. I am assuming new x10s are heading to retail as we speak?

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scott_mcleod
By scott_mcleod (Apr 26, 2012)

Just occurred to me when I read your post - will the new X10s be easily distinguishable somehow from the originals, either by a suffix to the serial no. or some obvious indication on the packaging?

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thx1138
By thx1138 (Apr 26, 2012)

Should be selling alongside the Olympus OM-D any day now :D

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ahoeflak
By ahoeflak (Apr 26, 2012)

Nice to hear something positive.

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Faintandfuzzy
By Faintandfuzzy (Apr 26, 2012)

Fantastic. I only had minor orbs in a half dozen or so shots out of nearly 3000 shots. I look forward to the sensor upgrade.

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Louis_Dobson
By Louis_Dobson (Apr 26, 2012)

Is that unconscious or intentional irony?

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Alan Brown
By Alan Brown (Apr 26, 2012)

that's twice now :)

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CyberAngel
By CyberAngel (Apr 26, 2012)

now EXACTLY the same shots using another similar camera
(Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony)
Thank you!

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heartseye
By heartseye (Apr 26, 2012)

I knew about the "orbs" issue and bought an X-10 anyway. Had the problem been at all obvious I'd have returned it. But...this camera has been and still is excellent in iq and in all other ways. There are times when the next better IS better....but, thus far I am happy with my X10...

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marike6
By marike6 (Apr 26, 2012)

Thank you Fuji. I just bought an X10 a couple of days ago and the camera is nearly perfect in all other ways. It's a joy to use. And images even at high ISOs are wonderful. But..

I won't push our luck and ask for no aliasing in video mode because as a still camera it rocks. Now it will be perfect. No more buts. Kudos.

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healer81
By healer81 (Apr 26, 2012)

That's great but when will the new sensor replacement be ready for replacement now that there is an official fix?

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shutterbobby
By shutterbobby (Apr 26, 2012)

Great that Fuji listened and finally provided a fix..since I returned my X10,I think I wait for the X20 and hope for better battery life, no blue flares/streaks and better manual focus..then this will be the best compact out...

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choochoo22
By choochoo22 (Apr 26, 2012)

Shot with identical settings, the new sensor is visibly brighter. It will be interesting to see what other differences might exist.

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SHood
By SHood (Apr 26, 2012)

They look the same to me for brightness. Your LCD's off-axis low contrast is fooling you. Move the images up and down so that you compare them at the same position.

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choochoo22
By choochoo22 (Apr 27, 2012)

SHood I think you're right, they do seem to darken as they scroll up the screen.

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Gesture
By Gesture (Apr 26, 2012)

Kudos to Fuji. Actually, there have been several sensor replacement programs in digital camera history. Reading reviews on Amazon, etc. manufacturers seem to be less "sensitive" to the perhaps more prevalent "Lens Zoom-Error" ones???

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scott_mcleod
By scott_mcleod (Apr 26, 2012)

If Fuji provides a swapout-upgrade for existing X10 owners they deseve the absolute maximum props for dealing with this by actually *fixing* it insead of fobbing people off with firmware band-aids and unworkable work-arounds.

If they *don't*, well... this might just create a flaming-torch-and-pitchfork-wielding mob of justifiably infuriated X10 owners.

Which will they choose???

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Apr 26, 2012)

Where are the orbs in question? All I see is diminished left/right reflections of the light in the centre of the ball. I'm not sure I would even have noticed that if I had not been searching for it!

Is that what this is all about or is this photo just a bad illustration?

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Red Bicycle
By Red Bicycle (Apr 26, 2012)

Are you serious or just trying to stir things up?

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Lelitsch
By Lelitsch (Apr 26, 2012)

The orbs are the well defined white disks in the top photo. The old X10 sensor blew out any sharp contrast light sources.
On the second picture, you actually see the reflections.

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T3
By T3 (Apr 26, 2012)

"I'm not sure I would even have noticed that if I had not been searching for it!"

Specular highlights should not look like someone took a hole punch to your image. If you can't notice that, you've got some seriously bad eyes. The human eye naturally gravitates to the brights areas of an image. In the case of white orbs, not only are they the brightest parts of the scene, they are so bright and their edges are so un-naturally sharp that they practically burn a hole right through your retina.

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Kim Letkeman
By Kim Letkeman (Apr 26, 2012)

The photo is a perfect illustration. I think you are trolling, for for others' benefit, the top image shows hard-edged circles of blooming that are much larger than the actual specular highlight. This looks awful on almost every image. The bottom image looks perfectly normal. Well done Fuji.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Apr 26, 2012)

I was not trolling at all. I just don't photograph close ups of Newton's cradles very often.
Something a bit more real world might make it seem like a more significant problem.

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patchotoole
By patchotoole (Apr 26, 2012)

Well make up your mind. First you say where are the orbs and then you say well it's not a real world photo. Maybe you don't understand what trolling is.

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GaryJP
By GaryJP (Apr 26, 2012)

MPA1, you are Fuji's ideal customer

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Red Bicycle
By Red Bicycle (Apr 26, 2012)

Awesome

Base ISO 100 and no orbs - well done Fuji

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Dexter_1
By Dexter_1 (Apr 26, 2012)

Couldn't agree more. Great news.

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Albino_BlacMan
By Albino_BlacMan (Apr 26, 2012)

Now how does this work? Does everyone get a new camera for free? Can you send you camera in to have the sensor swapped for free? Or are the "beta testers" SOL and forced to pay for the new sensor?

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Red Bicycle
By Red Bicycle (Apr 26, 2012)

This has been discussed widely in the forums. All current owners can have the sensor replaced for free starting in early March.

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armanius
By armanius (Apr 26, 2012)

We are at the end of April already. So does it mean March 2013??

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Ithackermike
By Ithackermike (Apr 26, 2012)

The replacements are due to start this May not March.

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what_i_saw
By what_i_saw (Apr 26, 2012)

So are they going to change the sensor in the existing cameras free of cost?
That is the most important question.

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mpix345
By mpix345 (Apr 26, 2012)

Yes. Free.

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FeedMe
By FeedMe (Apr 26, 2012)

Looks promising.

The second to last one has a sharpish edge to the bloom, but it's not a picture killer by any means.

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By Alleg1 (Apr 29, 2012)

How are the people who claim poor image samples viewing them?.In my opinion they look better if downloaded and saved full size rather than looked at on the site.i.e. disregard crops...this applies to any review samples,for any cameras.(I'm not referring to the "Orbs" here).

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