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jackthephoto

Member Since 21 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 22 2012 08:40 AM
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In Topic: Tempted By The Fuji Finepix X10

21 June 2012 - 08:39 PM

The X10 is a great camera that will produce some really excellent images. It is lovely to use and feels particularly well made. The 'white orb' problem does exist although probably not a show stopper for most users. I have had the sensor changed by Fujifilm in the UK which took about 10 days and I cannot fault them for the care they took in doing the update. Initial impression are that the orbs have gone and the sharpness is unaffected in my view but I don't do laboratory comparisons so this is only my opinion based on images.
It may take a while to customise the settings for your own personal preferences as there are a number of options available in the menu to tweak the basic settings, Fuji's film simulation being one of the most obvious. Low light performance is fine as long as you remember that this is not a full-frame sensor, certainly a lt better than some I have used. It is not in quite the same league as the X100 but then again, that is a different camera (and rather excellent it is).
Raw processing is more of an issue as the current Adobe ACR doesn't do a very good job and the included software is ok but a bit 'different'. Hopefully, this will improve but raw files are pretty good so it isn't a show-stopper for me. Eventually this will no doubt be sorted, maybe it has been already but I haven't come across it yet.
If you are in the UK then don't worry about service/support as Fuji are brilliant here. Elsewhere, not really sure.
Bear in mind that it is not quite as pocketable as some as the lens doesn't retract completely but who cares unless you have small pockets. I see the price has dropped recently so value for money is pretty good, given the quality of build and the lens performance.
Hope that helps.