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Fuji Finepix X10 Review Summary

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Fuji Finepix X10 Assessment

The Fuji Finepix X10 is a premium compact which distinguishes itself by a unique mechanical lens with a bright F/2-2.8 maximum aperture. It offers complete manual controls and an efficient interface, including dual control-dials and plenty of external controls.

Its 4X wide-angle optical zoom range is usable for a variety of photographic subjects. Should a 28-112mm focal-range cover your needs, the X10 is an excellent candidate to consider.

The performance of the X10 in terms of image quality is second only to the twice as expensive fixed-focal-length Fuji Finepix X100. However, the X10 leads in terms of performance with its speedy autofocus and quick shot-to-shot speed.

While the number of premium compacts has grown over the last two years, there are still only a handful of such models, squeezed in price between traditional compact cameras and Digital SLRs and facing the toughest challenge from SLDs with larger sensors and interchangeable lenses. Still, when a single lens is sufficient, it is difficult to beat the perfect integration of a premium camera, particularly when it includes a mechanical zoom lens and efficient interface.

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PROS CONS
Low image noise, usable until ISO 3200 Below average white-balance accuracy
Superb dynamic range Not Exposure-Priority
Excellent metering Incorrect preview of WB
Excellent sharpness Wrong Live-Histogram
Nicely saturated colors Imperfect Custom WB
Mechanical zoom Poor optical viewfinder
Great ergonomics Short battery-life
Fast focus system Minimal grip
Good shot-to-shot speeds
Responsive interface
ExcellentExcellent Excellent

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Fujifilm X10 Facts


Medium digital camera

Sensor-Size: 9 x 7mm

2/3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 100-3200
4X Mechanically Linked Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
1 Axis Digital LevelCustom white-balance
7 FPS Drive, 8 ImagesSpot-Metering
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
2.8" LCD 460K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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