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Fuji X10
Angel Valentin, Photographer
Palmer | PR | Puerto Rico | Posted: 9:35 AM on 12.20.11
->> Hi, I'm looking for opinions from folks with hand on experience on the Fuji X10 camera. Interested in low light performance and focusing as well as shutter lag and ease of use.
Thanks
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Kenneth Armstrong, Photographer
Sault Ste Marie | ON | Canada | Posted: 10:20 AM on 12.20.11
->> I've only played with one in the store but what I took away is how nice the viewfinder is vs. a P7100 Nikon or G12 Canon. Not as nice as the X100 but much bigger and brighter than the Nikon or Canon.
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Adam Brimer, Photographer, Assistant
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:47 AM on 12.20.11
->> Patrick Murphy-Racey has a little blog post about it. I've not used it but have heard from him and one other photographer that it is a joy to use.

http://pmrphoto.blogspot.com/2011/12/old-school-new-technology-fuji-x10.htm...

Adam
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Jeremy Proffitt, Photographer
Marshall | North Carolina | USA | Posted: 7:29 PM on 12.20.11
->> I bought one and used it for about 3 days before returning it. All the buttons were really close together, so just gripping the camera would change tons of settings. Low light was ok. You can't tell what your focusing on, unless you use the view finder on the back, and the worst part..... While zooming the lens your hand covers the viewfinder, so you can't even see what your zooming in on.
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Chris Large, Photographer
Okotoks | AB | Canada | Posted: 9:31 PM on 12.20.11
->> I just spent 45 minutes playing with one at the Camera Store in Calgary and totally loved it. It is small (Jeremy) but after a few minutes I got used to it. In my particular racket I have a camera (or 3) with me on set while shooting the scenes, between scenes, during rehearsals, even on the lunch break. I don't want to haul a blimp or one of my 5d mk11 with me everywhere I go, so I have been using a Canon g11 as my quick grab shot camera but I am so impressed with the x10 that as soon as my dealer gets stock I am # 1 on the list.

Biggest factors for me ......fast 2/2.8 lens, non electronic viewfinder and the big one......manual zoom on the lens.

In my quick tests and reviews that I've seen, the files seem clean, RAW looks great (slow buffer but that's one of the trade offs)

It's a low profile/non threatening look, very light weight and seems to be built pretty good.

My next movie is mid January so I'll update after I've used it for a few weeks.
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AJ Mast, Photographer, Photo Editor
Indianapolis | IN | USA | Posted: 7:37 AM on 12.21.11
->> I have had mine for ~6 weeks now. I think it is a great camera. The compact size is great, files are clean.

Face detection AF is wonderful.

Here is a gallery of nothing but photos taken on the x10:

http://www.ajmast.com/blog/?p=1380

The only knocks on it are no AF point or exposure info in the optical viewfinder.
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Chris Large, Photographer
Okotoks | AB | Canada | Posted: 10:56 PM on 12.22.11
->> The Camera Store in Calgary (shameless plug for them) came through and got me a X-10...so far in limited tests it looks, feels and shoots great.
Got to figure out RAW in PS and Aperture but it's all looking good.
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Ron Manfredi, Photographer
Merrick (Long Island) | NY | | Posted: 12:24 AM on 12.23.11
->> Not being familiar with the Canon G-series and its viewfinder, I understand that the Fuji's is similar, just a plain viewfinder with no info in it. For those using the X-10; do you use the viewfinder, and if so, how do you "aim" it to focus if there is no info in the finder?
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Matt Cashore, Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA | Posted: 8:36 AM on 12.23.11
->> AJ Mast--Mt. Fuji with a Fuji. Heh Heh...cool.
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Jeremy Proffitt, Photographer
Marshall | North Carolina | USA | Posted: 12:42 PM on 12.23.11
->> Ron,
Thats one of the major reasons I hated it. There is no information or focus points. Its basically a guess. Also while zooming your fingers are dead in front of the view finder, so it becomes a pain in the ass. I encourage anyone who wants to buy one to go try it out first.
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Chris Large, Photographer
Okotoks | AB | Canada | Posted: 6:07 PM on 12.23.11
->> Been shooting all day....a couple of thoughts

As long as you control the zoom from underneath (which I do anyway) then there are no viewfinder being blocked issues. I use a center point af, you don't see it in the optical viewfinder but you do see a green light that confirms focus lock. No exposure info but it's pretty easy to move your eye away and glance at the screen. Remember....this is a P&S, not a studio or sports action camera.

Menus are abit tricky but I got them figured out ok. Still a few things to get sorted out but all in all it's a keeper.

C
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Mark Perlstein, Photographer, Photo Editor
Plano | TX | USA | Posted: 10:31 PM on 12.24.11
->> I took some JPG test shots with the X10 and Nikon V1 in a local camera store and was totally unimpressed with both after looking at the files on computer. I was not happy with the sharpness of the photos/video and the over compressing of the JPG's. I also shot video with each, but did not shoot any RAW. I ended up not buying either.
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Robert Klein, Photographer
South Easton | MA | USA | Posted: 9:34 PM on 03.10.12
->> I have had one since late December and done quite a bit of work including shooting some assignments with it that I have sent on to AP and The Boston Globe. There are issues, for sure, but remember, as others have said, that it is a point and shoot primarily. The fast lens is a big plus and the macro is very cool as you can get within 2 cm of your subject. The ten frames/second is quite amazing and while the focus tracking is not the of Mark IV or Nikon D4 class, it is not terrible. I shoot mostly jpegs with it as I think that you don't get a lot of advantage shooting raw with it. It is far superior in my opinion to my G9 and frankly, it is fun to use. People out there think its a Leica.
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Matt Ryerson, Photographer
Lincoln | NE | US | Posted: 10:55 PM on 03.11.12
->> Supposedly the camera has some bugs.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/03/05/Fujifilm-promises-to-fix-x10-white-...
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Angel Valentin, Photographer
Miami/San Juan | PR | | Posted: 3:42 PM on 03.12.12
->> I've been very happy w/my X10. There were a couple of issues addressed and fixed in my opinion with a couple of firmware updates. I never noticed those white robs, so I've no idea what that was about. The X10 takes a bit to get used to and a little bit of learning but I can say I'm very happy w/it.
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Matt Cashore, Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA | Posted: 3:51 PM on 03.12.12
->> Bought one not long ago and love it. The f2-2.8 lens is a big help in indoor/low light situations.
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Robert Klein, Photographer
South Easton | MA | USA | Posted: 9:02 PM on 03.12.12
->> It appears from today's announcement by Fuji that they are going to offer owners the option of a sensor replacement starting in May. While that is not official, that seems to be the only course as the white orb problem is most probably a hardware and not a software issue that a firmware upgrade is not going to resolve. What impact that will have on the rest of the great things that this camera does remains to be seen.
That Fuji is willing to go this route is a credit to them, although not having that problem at all from the beginning would have been the ideal. But they are not the first company that has put something out there with issues. Hello Canon and Nikon!
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Angel Valentin, Photographer
Miami/San Juan | PR | | Posted: 8:27 AM on 03.13.12
->> I still don't know what the white orbs are. I've looked around but can't see that in my pics.
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