September 6th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Thanks for that info: Andrew I wondered at the size and if it was roughly the same as the XZ-1; wish I had know about this camera before I bought the XZ-1...but that's life....isn't?
September 6th, 2011, 12:28 PM
Penny, there are going to always be new cameras around the corner! The XZ-1 is a great camera, no doubt about it.
September 6th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Is it? :roll eyes:
Time will tell!
September 6th, 2011, 01:55 PM
IMHO the XZ-1 is a great camera.
Had the X-10 been out would I have chosen it over the XZ?
Tough question that is. I would have to have held each in person to decide.
September 6th, 2011, 07:31 PM
Is it really... larger I mean... hmm... that could affect my decision adversely. Not really interested in having another big compact, having just disposed of my G11.
Originally Posted by Andrewteee
 Just looked at a side by side comparison in dpreview.com, of the X10, with all the other slightly larger sensor compacts. I'm no longer in any way certain that I want this camera.
X10: 117 x 70 x 57 mm (4.61 x 2.76 x 2.24")
X100: 126 x 75 x 54 mm (4.96 x 2.95 x 2.13")
XZ-1: 111 x 65 x 42 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.65")
LX5: 110 x 65 x 43 mm (4.33 x 2.56 x 1.69")
G12: 112 x 76 x 48 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.89")
Last edited by kyteflyer; September 6th, 2011 at 07:44 PM.
Gear: Mostly the Fuji X100, Ricoh GRD III and Olympus XZ-1
September 7th, 2011, 06:17 AM
I'm sighing with relief now,,, re: Sue's comparisons also having the ZX-1 with 28mm at its widest and the tiny S95 with its 24mm why on earth do I even think about the X10?
September 7th, 2011, 08:59 AM
That is my problem with the X10 - size. It looks to be a terrific camera for what it is, but I was hopeful that Fuji would do a large sensor compact more in line with its Natura line of film cameras.
Originally Posted by Andrewteee
September 7th, 2011, 09:10 AM
For the same reasons many thought about and even bought the X100. Its sensor might just be notably better than the competition (as was the X100 relative to m43), its got some apparently nice controls, and its got an OVF that requires it to be a bit bigger than the competition. It doesn't hit any of my current wants or needs but if I was considering a premium compact and wasn't so size obsessed to have limited my search to the S95 (the only of these cameras that's REALLY pocketable), the Fuji would be in the mix and the OVF might be enough to sell it. I mean, once the camera can't really slip into a pants pocket, what's the difference between an LX5 and an XZ1 and an X10 in practical terms - you still have to carry it somehow and the difference in the size of the small case or the amount of room it takes in a bag or purse aren't really much to worry about. Or the Fuji jpegs. Or just because it looks more like a real camera than some of the others (not an issue to me, but don't discount its appeal).
Originally Posted by Penny
As I said, I'm not in the market (and hope I don't go all irrational and buy one for my wife anyway - she really doesn't want a new camera), but if I was, I could see the appeal. Depending on what the reality turns out to be. But I can tell you that on a smaller sensor camera like this one Fuji BETTER put AUTO ISO and the manual ISO settings on the SAME menu, which they haven't seen fit to do on the X100. Its arguably not a terrible flaw on the X100 given how good it is at high ISO and how easy it is to just trust AUTO ISO to do its job. But on a camera with a sensor about a quarter of the size of m43, that just wouldn't fly...
September 7th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Hah, so funny Ray. Now I know I'm not alone. Somehow my family members all have cameras they don't want or need, but that I appreciate. Case in point, my 9 year old has a Yashica T4 - ridiculous but awesome.
Originally Posted by Ray
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