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Studio scene comparison (RAW)

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

For a (more) level playing field for comparison we also shot our studio scene in RAW mode with each camera and converted it using Adobe Camera RAW. Because Adobe Camera RAW applies different levels of sharpening to different cameras (this confirmed) we use the following workflow for these conversions:

  • Load RAW file into Adobe Camera RAW (Auto mode disabled)
  • Set Sharpness to 0 (all other settings default)
  • Open file to Photoshop
  • Apply a Unsharp mask: 100%, Radius 0.6, Threshold 0
  • Save as a JPEG quality 11 for display and download.

Note: this page features our new interactive studio shot comparison widget. Click here to find out more.

We usually include Raw files processed through Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in our studio comparison tool because they reveal the potential of the sensor, unencumbered by in-camera image quality parameters and JPEG compression. However, the X10, with its unique EXR sensor technology has less than optimal support from third party raw converters. ACR does officially support the X10 but, as you will see in the samples below, sharpness and detail are noticeably lower than results provided by in-camera Raw conversions. Should we gain access to a more representative raw conversion from third party software, we will re-process and update these files.

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BobFoster

Most exciting camera coming out in years. The only thing I would add is a fold out rotating LCD and AA batteries. With those two features this would be the perfect camera. Made in Japan quality which will make this camera last a lifetime, and even future generations would inherit this with pride. Fantastic!

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Mikegwoollard

Update on faulty optical viewfinder: Fuji repaired camera for £110 with full service and 1 year guarantee extension. I like the camera so had it repaired but in future I will be buying Canon products as this viewfinder should never have failed in the first place given the gentle use this camera had.

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Mikegwoollard

Nice camera living up to dpreviews comments BUT optical view finder stopped functioning correctly in the first 9 months of use only in focus at full zoom. This despite it being looked after like cut glassware. I have sent to Fuju for repair estimate after guarantee ran out. No doubt a hefty repair estimate will result. We will see.

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