December 22nd, 2012, 01:08 AM
The X10 has landed
I recently purchased a Fuji X10 from a fellow board member and got a chance to take a few shots today. I have a few basic observations. THis cameras has a ton of capability but using like a typical point and shoot will not get you the best that it can do. It looks like it requires some thinking about how to best approach things. The build quality is amazing and I really enjoy the way it feels in hand. Here's a first shot in low light at ISO 1600, handheld ay 1/20th. I gotta say so far it's an impressive little beast. I'm not expecting it to replace my NEX 5n but I think it punches way above it's weight class.
Alarm by dixeyk, on Flickr
December 22nd, 2012, 01:58 AM
A few more observations. I like the lens ring/power up thing but it does take so me getting used to. I keep wondering where the power button is. The NEX has spoiled me so I expect a camera SHOULD take noise free images at ISO3200 without a hiccup. The AF is fast but the fact that the camera takes a few ate thumb rest fits great and really makes a big difference in handling . The Gordy strap looks cool and I have a red soft release on the way (with a golden dragon on it).
Last edited by dixeyk; December 22nd, 2012 at 02:07 AM.
December 22nd, 2012, 02:48 AM
Good innit? You are right in your observation that it should not be approached as a normal p&s. I know some very good, very experienced photographers who have not given it a chance by taking the time to master it and in particular tailoring it to their handling and output tastes, who have given up in frustration. Persevere and you will be rewarded. :)
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December 22nd, 2012, 03:00 AM
What a cute little guy. I did a search on flickr the other day for some X10 images and there was some really great stuff.
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
December 22nd, 2012, 04:56 AM
Its not quite that good. But with the EXR function working right, its quite good up to about 2000-2500 and plenty useable at 3200, but not as good as a good APS or m43 sensor (or even the 1" in the RX100) at 3200. Still, the sensor is capable of more than any of the other compacts except the RX100, and the lens is a whole lot faster as you move through the zoom range - not quite as fast as the LX7, but close...
Originally Posted by dixeyk
December 22nd, 2012, 07:49 AM
Good luck with it. I've been impressed by the samples I've seen so far. I love the picture of you older dog. Quite adorable
December 22nd, 2012, 08:13 AM
I like photos of dogs.
I like Fuji cameras.
December 22nd, 2012, 08:17 AM
Kevin, congrats on the X10. I think it will bring out the best of you..... Looking forward to seeing more of what your doing.... Flickr page is very nice....
Don't be afraid of 3200...... b&w is the key.....
December 22nd, 2012, 10:58 AM
Ian impressed with what it can do so far. Like any camera there is learning curve and think the X10's might be a bit steeper a climb than some but I get the feeling it's worth it.
Originally Posted by Ray
December 22nd, 2012, 11:00 AM
Been playing around with the DR400 setting.
Originally Posted by Streetshooter
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